Sunday, December 30, 2012

homemade & wonderful!

Like I think I've mentioned I have been really into handmade gifts lately. Here are 5 that I want to make before I go back to work on Wednesday!

Don't these all sound lovely? I can't wait to try them out! Which one sounds the best to you?


Merry Christmas!

Drinking: Coffee
Listening: Joe Purdy

Just wanted to share some pictures of my house with all of it's festive merriment's! I adore spending time with my family - but it doesn't happen often. I work 14 hours a day, Mum works 3rd shift, Keegan has work/college & Sally is still in highschool. No one is ever home at the same time. The person I see the most is Paul lately. Hahaha. But there was some time spent together over Christmas. Paul went to Chicago with his family (he was missed!) but everyone else was at home.

First of all, I should explain... My family isn't like most & we don't treat Christmas like most, either. We worked on projects until 10 am and then had breakfast. No thought was given to presents until 11 am. I feel increadibly blessed to be around people who put other things before themselves and know the real reason for the season. :) Jordan was home in Caro with his family celebrating, hense the reason he is strangely absent from these pictures.

Doesn't this look like a blast? To top the day off Mum took us all to see Les Mis! Ahhh! It was lovely and I couldn't have been more please with all the singing.

I hope your Christmas was cheery & filled with Christ. :)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

DIY Knife Block Re-model

Drinking: Water
Listening: The Decemberists

Hello guys! I just did a really quick project that I wanted to share with you. This took me about 20 minutes and I am so happy with how it turned out. This is how it started...

I was bored with our knife block. It was normal and needed an update. So I threw one of these stickers on it (a "C" for Cotton!) and gave it a good spray down with some chalkboard paint. Easy as pie! 

The finished product is so lovely! I love having something monogramed sitting in the kitchen. It makes it quaint. I can't wait to finish up a couple other projects I'm working on. We're having people over on New Years and it's going to be a blast! 

Jordan is video skyping with his mum and dad right now. They haven't seen the new place in person yet. I'm going to run down there and make sure he's giving the best tour possible. Also, I have to make sure he's not calling me a gremlin (which he did earlier) - goodness gracious. :)


Monday, December 24, 2012

Music Monday

Drinking: Water
Watching: A Wonderful Life

All I want to do is post lyrics to one of my favorite songs and meditate on the season. Merry Christmas to all of you! This is the most wonderful time of year - I love when people love and cherish this time they can spend with family. 

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday!

Drinking: Water
Listening: John Mayer
Happy Music Monday, folks! Below are just a few songs I've been loving lately. They aren't all old and they aren't all new. Just a collection of good tunes, if you will. I'm hoping to get back in the blogger game here this week. I had to take a while off due to work and school being so busy! But now I'm a little more calm and organized, so I think it's perfect to get back into doing something that I love. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do!