Saturday, June 23, 2012

And to kick off the weekend...

Drinking: Coffee
Listening: Brand New 

Donna and I kicked off the weekend with Rachel's open house. On the ride to her house we were talking about how great it's been to get to know her. She has a great servants heart. I'm glad we have one more summer with her before she goes away to Wheaton College. I love her very much and can't wait to see where the Lord takes her. Wherever she is I know she'll excel in everything she does.
In other news... I just saw that The Smashing Pumpkin's are putting out a new album. Pretty pumped for that. It's been too long since Vol. 2 came out in 2010.
I have a busy weekend planned. 
Saturday: Party for a friend & an undecided adventure with Jordan. We're trying out a new Poler product. Maybe I'll post about it after it launches. ;)
Sunday: Church, Engagement pictures for my friends, Open house, Church. 
Should prove to be a busy, but nice weekend. I'm so honored I get to take Aaron & Kait's engagement pictures. What a blessing to see 2 friends grow together over the past few years. I am so pumped for the rest of their lives. 

Time to start the day! 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Music: Alex Clare

Drinking: Water
Watching: Thor

I have been listening to this cd on repeat in Maximus (my car). It's wonderful. A perfect blend of different music styles. Tracks 4 & 6 might be my favorite. 

Today was wonderful! It rained a little and cooled down. It's only supposed to be 70 tonight instead of closer to the 90's. What a blessing! Also, I got word today that a friend who was struggling with Cancer has been told she is clear of all traces. What a wonderful blessing! Hallelujah! I am so thankful. :) I hope you all had a good day. 


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Family Adventure: Strawberry Picking

Drinking: Water
Watching: The Office "My mind is going a mile a minute" -Michael Scott

Strawberry picking, folks! Here are pictures from the evening out! We all had a blast. Strawberry jam sometime this week. It's going to be so much fun! Is anyone else planning on canning or jamming anything this season?


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Family Adventure: Hudsonville Nature Hike

Drinking: Water
Watching: Game Of Thrones

Today was a great day! The fam went on a walk to the Hudsonville Nature Center. I love being outside, especially on a sunny day. Here's 4 of my favorite people...

I taught the Hikers at church this morning. I have a new group of them since the other ones moved up a class. I love all the new little ones. :)

I made one of the crafts on my list today. "Sharpie Mug" was a total success. It's in the dishwasher right now, so I'll know tomorrow if it's dishwasher safe. All I did was write in sharpie on a ceramic mug (I purchased one at Goodwill for 50 cents!) and bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. The result? Spectacular! 

I wanted to show off a nifty craft my mum did. She painted both of the doors in the kitchen with chalkboard paint. It's so much fun and so crafty! 

Goodnight all! Work tomorrow! 

Shalom :)

Upcoming Project Update.

Drinking: Sweet Tea
Listening: Goodwill & Hook 'N Sling

I'm going to do a monthly upcoming project list feature. I think it will help me to be more motivated to do the things I love. Motivation is good for me because I love ideas, but usually need an extra push in order to get them done. Here we go. Enjoy!

1. Glass Etching
2. Coaster Fun
3. Chalkboard Mugs
4. Coffee Table 
5. Sharpie Mugs

I don't want to overload myself right now with projects as I'm just getting into things. I am excited to work with mum and Nancee on our little shop project. Its going to be so wonderful to work along side my mother and a good friend. 

We weeded Fran Busch's yard! It was a wonderful time serving with my friends; Donna, Hayley, Peter & Bennett. Thank you, guys! You're a blessing to me. :)

Jon bought Peter an old school phone that attaches to your  cell phone. It was pretty neat. Check it out here




Applebees for Jon's birthday perfday. 

Jon said it was "such a neat thing I had to get one for myself!"

Donna like's little clothes pins. 
I have really great friends who love to serve and take care of people. I am truly blessed and it's so wonderful. Have a great night! 


Saturday, June 16, 2012


Drinking: Water
Listening: The birds are chirping

I am so excited about today! The sun is shining and the birds are singing. We're going to help a lady at our church do some yard work and then later? Dinner for Jon's birthday! I love good friends and good company. 

I hope you all have a good day! :)


Friday, June 15, 2012


Drinking: Sweet Tea
Listening: Awolnation

These are some photo's from this evening. Some friends came over and then we had a movie night at Donna's.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I'm planning on a good one. :)


Sunny skies.

Drinking: Sun tea
Listening: Gotye

Hello friends! Just a quick post before this evening. Mum and I have a lot of plans for this coming season and I am so excited about all of them!

This Sunday the family is going to pick strawberries and then Monday we're going to make freezer jam! I am going to post pictures as soon as our weekend adventures are complete.
Mum and I talked about renting a space in a local shop up the road. Apparently her and her friend Nancee had already talked about it so it's a done deal! It going to be so much fun and a great summer project. Next is going to be my Etsy shop. That's going to be a really great project, too. I love summer... I love fall the most, but I have a special place in my heart for summer. 

Here are some more photo's. :)

Caro, MI - Band practice!

Jess Whipple. :)

J. Cotton
I love when a good group of people gather together. 
Go Tigers - you might not be doing well this season, but you're still my team.
Tonight is movie night with some girls and New Holland with some good friends. I'ts going to be a great weekend!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today is wonderful.

Drinking: Water
Listening: Alex Clare

I just wanted to share some summer pictures I have. Some are old, some are new, but I think they all capture the beauty of the Summer season. Enjoy!

Summertime bedroom shot!

My beautiful mother.

I love natural beauty. 

Nothing says "It's summertime" like fireworks.
Paul Jones. :)

Eating at the picnic table!
Donna's new home needed a fresh coat of paint. 

Open houses galore. 
I have the shelves all stocked with the new Poler goodies we received in the other day. I can't wait to see all the orders role in after the launch. All of the new items for the Summer line are fantastic, I think I'll pick up every one of them. Remember! If you order online I'm probably the person shipping it to you! :)


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hemlock Park Travels.

Watching: The Other Guys
Drinking: Water

Hello all! I know it's been a while since I posted anything. I wanted to share some pictures I snapped while Jordan and I were out on our walk. I'm really glad I'm with someone that I can do almost nothing with and still have a great time. :)
Bridge Overlook

J. Cotton

Yes, I had to take some so-so flower pictures. 

I think they turned out nicely though. 

I just love signs. This one is no exception. 


Our attempt at making eyeballs. 

Unfortunately, I have little baby sized arms. 

Dead (but beautiful) flower. 

That's right, more cliche flower pictures.  

Last one. :)

Once again, I love signs. Especially cute/classy ones. 

My favorite of the night. Cute, eh?

Have a nice evening, everyone! I hope tomorrow is as wonderful as my today was!