Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
...yep! Today was Terry's birthday. A rather laid back occasion. He doesn't like the hoopla. Just ordered in sub sadwiches for supper & then went for a nice long walk together - with Sophie, of course! Hope you enjoyed your day, honey! Here's to many more to celebrate together.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
So here's today's favorite.
”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think I need to read that one every single day. Just to remind myself.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I simply love Beth Moore. She is so refreshing & always seems to say (or write) just the thing I need to hear. I did one of her in depth studies a couple of years ago on the life of Paul. It was the most amazing Bible study. I learned so much. Really want to do another.
But in the meantime, I love listening to her on Living Proof Ministries. And now she has a blog. I am so happy!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
An adorable little craft apron tutorial can be found here.
Even a novice like myself could probably pull this one off. I think I shall try it.
Lovely Fabric Trim boxes. Might have to practice a few times to get these right, but they are so adorable!
And lastly, Beautiful roses made from coffee filters. Complete with a how to video. No one would EVER guess how these were made. They look so real!!!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Some of my favorites...
So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years:
But you MUST go read the rest. He elaborates each one so eloquently.1. Ignore everybody.
2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.
4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
19. Sing in your own voice.
22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
24. Don�t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
25. You have to find your own schtick.
26. Write from the heart.
27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.
31. Remain frugal.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
This is Taylor with her BFF Hayley after the ceremony
Patty Epplin made a Powerpoint presentation of the 8th graders which played at graduation set to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. Of course everyone laughed & cried & realized that the years are passing ever so quickly. From now on I plan to make the most of every day with her, because tomorrow, it will seem, she'll be graduating from college.
I am so very proud of her and love the person she is becoming. She's tender hearted & loving and just plain fun to hang around with! Love you so much, Tay Bug!
By Rascal Flatts
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Where have I been that I have never seen Tara Anderson's work before?
Holy cow! The girl is brilliant! Her use of color is so yummy and she makes wonderful flower conglomerations that are just lovely! She has a blog, too! You MUST check her out. Just looking at her stuff made my day a bit brighter.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~Jack Kerouac