Saturday, July 30, 2011

Japanese Magnolias 
 Last week we painted Japanese Magnolias. I've always wanted one of these trees in my yard - think they are gorgeous.
















Have a wonderful day! Blessings, Sandy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Borders Workshop

Had a fabulous Borders Workshop on Saturday - we painted grapes, hydrangeas, scrolls, and so much more!  I think everyone loved what they learned and hopefully feel a bit more comfortable painting borders in a room - if not, they can paint what they learned on just about anything.

Have a great day!

First Car!
Our oldest son got his first car ~ a Scion XD!
He was super stoked about getting it and I think surprised at how quickly he got it from - "talking about it" to "actually getting it".
So after church today I made him "let me" take a picture of him with it - wasn't too stoked about that but nontheless here it is.

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


This past week we visited one of my oldest son's college choices for next year.

We were so impressed with how beautiful it was and a bit overwhelmed I have to admit at how LARGE a campus it is.
Enjoyed the tour and all the beautiful surroundings - the boys informed me while I was taking pictures that we weren't on vacation - lol. 
After the tour we stopped and ate at The Varsity - YUMMY! yummy yummy!

Have a blessed week! Sandy

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love this from "gr8quotes" on Facebook today and had to share!

"Change Your Words And You Will Change Your World"
A blind old man sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He had a sign which read: "I am blind. Please Help." There were only a few coins in the tin can.

When a lady came walking by, she stopped and backtracked. She looked disapprovingly at the sign, took it and wrote some words on the back. She put the sign back where it was, so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. Many more people were giving money to the blind man.

That afternoon the lady who had changed the sign came to see how things were going. The blind man recognized the sound of her high heels and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The lady said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way. I wrote: 'Today is a beautiful day, but I cannot see it.'"

Both signs told people the same thing... that the old man was blind. But the first sign simply said the man was blind. The second sign told people they were extremely fortunate that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story:

Be thankful for what you have.
Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively.

When life gives you a reason to cry, show life that you have 100 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

Keep the faith and drop the fear... just remember God is Near!

Author Unknown

Monday, July 04, 2011


I absolutely LOVE vintage postcards! These were some of my favorites celebrating our 4th of July holiday!

Many thoughts of thanks and prayers especially for all military men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can ALL continue to be a land of the free!!