Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Lurker On My Own Blog

This picture is part of the decorations for our church's Valentine Dinner - decorated by yours truly and her P.A. - Cindi.
A Lurker On My Own Blog
Whew! I have been just going and going..... that I haven't had the time to put out a post - And I miss it. 
Currently I am working on a fashion show with my partner-in-crime, Cindi, for Ruth's Room where I am the director of. This fashion show is being called "Get Your Glam On!"   It's emphasis being on wearing clothes in a new way by getting your clothes from thrift stores, vintage shops, or consignment shops and wearing them with a modern twist.  This can be accomplished by many ways - altering, dyeing it another color, layering, wear it as another type of clothing - like a button up or zip up dress could become a lightweight jacket and these are just a few suggestions.  (Ruth's Room is a ministry that gives away clothes to anyone who needs them.)  At Ruth's Room's blog you can see some of the preperation we have been going through to get this show going.
This idea for a fashion show came up over a year ago and then it was like, "Let's just do this!"
I knew it was going to be hard work, but boy has it ever.  It has some real fun moments and I get really excited and then the butterflies kick in.  We have just a little over a week to go, with more fittings and rehearsals to do, then get the stage all set for the show.   We have six teenaged girls who are the models - Mollie, Makala, Callie, Evelyn, Genesis and Lexi - and each one has about six outfit changes.  It is a lot of work for them as well and they all have been such good sports!
So for now until March 6th has come and gone, when I get the chance I will stop by and read what is going on with you. 
Uh oh, I feel the butterflies coming....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy 101

 My BFF Cindi has done it again!  She has given me my first blog award.  I must say Cindi does a lot of blog visiting and she seems to have just a bit more time to blog than me - maybe because her kids are not home?!?!? - well any ways -
In order to accept this award I have to tell you 10 things that make me happy....
in no particular order ...
1. my kids and hubby when they laugh
2. seeing my boys sleeping
3. someone accepting Jesus as their personal Savior
4. riding a horse
5. reading a good book
6. my wedding day
7. sleeping in
8. German chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting - YUM!
9. finishing a project
10. puppies & kittens

 Now to past this award on to some other blogs I enjoy visiting....
1.  Jack and Mandy
2.  Made by Petchy
3.  Mel Stampz
4.  Beth Quinn Designs
5.  Alaska Crafter

Happy 101 -

Friday, February 5, 2010

Choose to Shine

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to a Women's Advance Conference in Willits, California with four other ladies from our church - Cindi, Michelle, Melodee and Sandy.  It started on Friday with some great comedic singing from the Beaudettes.  I haven't laughed that hard in a while.  They had one about pantyhose that I don't think I will ever forget!
The speaker was Peggy Roloff and her husband, Ron, the parents of Matt Roloff of tv's "Little People, Big World".  She was great to listen to. I felt like we were good friends just swapping stories.  God is really using her and her husband in many ways and I am glad to have seen them.
I was able to set up a small display with information on our Ruth's Room Ministry.  It was good experience to share what we do to help our community.  Wouldn't it be neat to have another Ruth's Room started some where else?....
On that Friday night back in our hotel room, we had our own hair make over and Cindi was it.  Michelle brought out the ever faithful flat iron and started in on Cindi's wild hair.
And then the flattening of the hair began....

Michelle, The Miracle Worker.
It was good time.  
After the event there was this sign- 

Yes, God does keep His Promises.

Always and Forever....
See more on this event at Tally's Place. 
NOTE: While we were "south" we went to Walmart.  Why? Here in Humboldt County there isn't a Walmart and it is kind of a thing- to visit one when you are out of county.  We had heard that Walmart - at least the Ukiah store - did not have the plastic shopping bags for customers.  Instead, Walmart is offering a "resourceful, reusable shopping bag" for a very small fee. While waiting to check out, I was ready to use my little shopping tote I had clipped to my purse to put my purchases in.  In front of me I meet two really nice ladies - a mother and her daughter - and they complained about having to "buy" bags - even though they are "reusable", the bags are always seemed to be left behind - in the house, in the car. I want to let these ladies I haven't forgot about you!  I am in the process of developing a new shopping bag.  I hope to share it soon. 

Do You Like the New Look? A Blog Make Over

My little 'ol blog has a new look and I owe it to my BFF Cindi.  She entered a giveaway on Jack and Mandy - The Blog
the catch was you could not enter yourself, one had to choose someone else.  This is what Cindi had to say -
I want to nominate my good friend and business partner, Starla. I always use two words to describe her; beauty and grace. She has such a full plate, but she shines with GOD's love and beauty and grace are the qualities that I feel God has blessed her with. She is married to a hard-working godly man. Starla and Garry have 4 children that they have adopted. The 3 oldest have varying degress of special needs. All 4 of the children live at home. They are Rosie - 19 and her new husband Chris, Evelyn - 16, Daniel - 9, and Garret - 3. Starla's mom also lives with them. Starla and Garry's household is very busy and at times chaotic. But they always have room at their dinner table for one more. Starla also is the director of Ruth's Room, a free clothing program sponsored by our church. She does so much for everyone else and I want her to know she is special to me and that she deserves some pampering.

Tears well up in my eyes every time I read this - Thank you Cindi for choosing me....
Thank you Mandy for all your work.  Its lovely and I love it!
Humbly Yours,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Just Because"

This what was on my office chair when we got back home after running some late errands.
I was happily surprised.

Pretty purple flowers are chrysanthemum - I think -  and iris...

LOVE Gerberia Daisies....

A deep pink Tiger lily and roses along with heather and huckleberry...

So Pretty!!! 
Thank you Honey for the perfect surprise for such a wonderful day!