Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Sealed Tomb

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. 
Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.”  So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

Friday, April 18, 2014

It Is Finished

Edie says it so much better than I ever could.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Road Trip

Bill, Mandy and I took a road trip yesterday. We headed up to York, PA for the day.
One of the places we stopped was "refindings". 
I've been here once before...but it was the first visit for them.

They were very excited....well Mandy was more excited than her Dad. 
But he's a fun guy and pretty easy to get along with! 
We didn't buy very much...I picked up a few things to
create with (more about them in a future post) and Mandy found a couple little plant
pots and an old tin measuring cup (I should have taken pictures).

Even though we didn't bring much home We still saw a lot of interesting things. 
I thought Bill might like to have these letters.  I was wrong.

Mandy has been looking for a new ceiling fixture for her living room. 
This was not what she was looking for.  I personally think it's kind of fun!

I also thought this wire laundry basket was fun, and I liked the spindles too. 
Hmmm...what could I make with those?

One of the rooms we visited had some really interesting things in it. 
How would you like to have this guy staring down at you?

Here's a unique piece of sculpture (?)....Bill can't take his eyes off of it!

Then there was this shoe. Quite the fashion statement! 
I was tempted. After all, my last name does start with the letter "E".

I tried talking Mandy into this ceiling fixture. 
It seemed kind of appropriate since Charlotte and Lulu will be
having a flamingo themed birthday party next month.
But the answer was no.

There were some beautiful pieces too. Like this large piece of stained glass.
My photo doesn't do it justice...the colors are amazing! 
It's large. Probably about eight feet tall.
It's a nice photo to finish with since it's Easter week.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Muddy Feet

  The warmer weather is coming eventually. 
Do you know that it snowed here...two weeks ago Sunday. This past Sunday the temperature climbed to 82 degrees, it rained all day yesterday, temps dropped into the 20s last night, and for the next three days we'll have high temps in the low 50s. 
But the warmer weather IS coming, and I want to be prepared.

Pinterest is the best place to find fun activities to do with the little people. 
I've found a bunch of things to do with or for them. 
You can see my "Grandbaby" pin boards HERE and HERE
I've gathered together lots of fun ideas - at least I think they're fun!  Hopefully they will too.
Here's a few of my favorites!

I REALLY LOVE this next may take a little talking to convince Bill that our yard needs something like this in it.  You can read all about the Mud Kitchen HERE.  My granddaughters would think this was the best thing ever....not sure if Elijah would. He likes to be clean!!

But these two little girls think mud is fun!!!

Muddy Feet

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tiny Cloche

I found this tiny little cloche at Michaels last week.
It's "so cute" - as Penelope would say.
It is also REALLY tiny...and totally functionless.

Unless, of course, you have a single earring you want to display. 
Then it is totally perfect.  

It's also only $3.99...before the 40% off coupon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Swap For All Seasons

Here we are, almost half way through  April, and I'm just getting around to sharing about the April 1st "A Swap For All Seasons" mailing.  I know I'm not the only one who thinks this year is disappearing way to quickly!

The theme for April was Mother's Day, and the color was peach.  

Here's a peek at the tag, card, and destash that I sent to ValeryAnne.  
She sent me a sweet email after she received it.  I'm so glad she liked the things I sent!

"Your lovely parcel has arrived safe and sound.
Thank you so much for all the peach goodies. You have really gone and spoilt me.!
I love the card and tag. So very pretty. Just my style too."
Hugs ValeryAnne

I love this sweet little cottage.

I thought coming up with peach destash was going to be really difficult. But I had a lot more peachy stuff than I thought.  I love how the button card turned out!

I received my peachy treasures from Wendy.
The background paper for the tag is the sweet image as well.  Both the tag and the card are very simple and very sweet. 

Wendy used a piece of fabric as the background for the card.  
Love the LOVE stitched on top!

She spoiled me with a bunch of peach goodies too! Tags, trim, and buttons! Pretty hankie too...forgot to take a photo of them!

Thank you Wendy! I loved it all!

Now to get busy on the May Swap.
Our color is white.
Our theme is LOVE!
Linda has been sharing some wonderful ideas.
You can see them HERE.

Friday, April 11, 2014

He pursues Me!

Psalm 23
A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,
And I will live in the house of the LORD forever.
Have a joy-filled weekend!