Saturday, July 23, 2011

We gather together...

Here is a sign I made for our house. It's above our dining room and just before the kitchen. A place where we gather together to ask the Lord's blessing.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Eucharisteo Moment

Eucharisteo - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember as thanks to the Lord.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

cool idea!

I love these little tea lights from IKEA! They smell so lovely and so good and I'm always lighting them around our place in little vases or jars. They really are the best. But the packaging and such is a little messy, not a fan of bagged tea lights, and if you try to keep them in the package they seem to get all over the place. So...I found a great way to upcycle what I normally would have put in the trash.....
Enter: the Cascade box. Yes, I know, they are not the most eco-friendly of detergents, butcha' know what? They actually clean the plates!
Walla! A great holder for those tea-lights and the lid is perfect for easy access. These babies would make great crayon holders, button holders, really anything, but I've found them to fit a whole package of tea lights. yay!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

back to business

Ah yes, summer has been flying by. We've been busy, what's new? What did you miss? Vacation to San Diego including camping at the beach, I celebrated my 30th birthday. Soeren celebrated his first birthday, school continues, recipes tried out, sewing and scrapbooking. Lots of great stuff. Just doing everything to avoid the dreaded fact that we live in Phoenix and today it is 110 degrees outside. It is CRAZY hot! But I won't think about it, we will move on and share pictures! How about that?

we got to visit my mom (she flew out from SC!!) and here is her shot with all 10 grandkids (the first time ever!) with them all together. It was so great!
My husband and I NEVER get pictures taken of just the two of us...we made up for it! I love these so much!

...and this will be the Christmas card picture!
My sweet sister in law Sally and I in Oceanside near their groovy beach side apartment. I was completely jealous and ready to move in.
a discovery made, my mom and I look A LOT alike. I mean, if this doesn't say it all, I don't know what does. Spooky huh?
Camping at night near the fireside. Cold? we experienced cold? Yep, it was amazing!

My 30th birthday...
All the girls in my family. Such great times!
Hopefully I'll be posting more often, recipes discovered, projects and the like. Love to you all!