Thursday, February 28, 2013

Celebration of Discipline - Book #2

Book #2 for 2013

This book was recommended to me about 15 years ago, by a dear, dear, friend. I bought the book, and then it sat on my bookcase F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!  To be precise.... 15 years..... 
Well, with this goal I have for 2013 - this one was top on my list. (or, close to top!)
 Here is a quote from the the front flap of the book:
           "Since its publication in 1978, Celebration of Discipline has
             helped millions of seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused 
            with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God."

It has really lived up to the quote... it is an AMAZING book.  

Once again in THIS book... along with  7, I feel like God is speaking to me about "Silence"
 Being quiet, quiet time, sshhhh, be still..... 

So much more.... but, that is the loudest thing I am hearing....  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Doxie Body Parts

These are some of the pics that I have been seeing on Pinterest.


It's Cupcake Time!!!

 This was the February Crochet-along challenge over at The Curious Pug. She does a Crochet challenge every month. LOVE IT!  It is soooo much fun.  Sometimes it really takes me out of my comfort zone!  
I have been wanting to make cupcakes for a long time now.  So, this challenge was just the thing to make me "Do It". They were fun to make!!

 The challenge this month gave us 3 choices.  I, of course, wanted to make the cupcakes, but also wanted to try my hand at the Danish Heart . I think all the choices were great.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In Memory of Bandit!!

My co-worker's dog passed away this week. It was so sad! My heart was really hurting for her.
I always like to remember my friends with pet sympathy cards when their pets pass away.
So, here is Bandit's:

He was a black and white dog.... so, I didn't want to go with the "traditional" browns.... I have sooo much brown dog stuff.... because of MY sweet little brown pups!!!

But... I just looked in my drawer of "dog treats" aka "dog card making supplies" - and found these cute stickers, and thought spelling out his name would be cute... I hope that she enjoys it... well, as much as she can "enjoy" it!!

It was so fun making the card... makes me want to make some more... I really miss creating cards.....

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Danish Heart

Valentines Day is coming!!!

Sweethearts Day!!!

Yeah! Right!!


Anyway.... this is what I made in honor of Valentines Day:

It was part of February's Crochet Along over at The Curious Pug.
Alysia gave us 3 to choose from.  I thought I would start with this one.... in time for Valentines Day.
I have it on display in my LR.

I am rather proud of it.  I love this challenge every month... it causes me to make some things that I would normally not do. 

Now, I will be working on a few things for ME! and then I want to work on those lovely cupcakes that are the next thing I want to make for the February Challenge!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Book #1 is 7

I just finished one of the most "life-changing" books (other than the Bible) that I have ever read!!!  Ok... now, that I said that.... I can think of another book with equal "life-changing" effect on me.... Crazy Love, by Francis Chan.
Anyway... the book I am referring to is 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
It is written by a VERY talented & captivating author: Jen Hatmaker.
I just finished by first book for 2013 - and this was top on my list.
It was a fun read... she made the first book of the year a pleasure to read.
(I am not a reader... I have carried this book with me for over a year... read the first 3 chapters, and then stared at it for 9 months!!)  
I kept thinking at the end of each chapter, it couldn't get any better.... and it did!!!
I highly recommend this book.... 2 thumbs up..... 5 stars!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

It's been cold... but REALLY???

Ok, first off... if you know me.... you know that I LOVE MY PRINCESS!!!

But, saying that.... she is getting old....

And you know that old women get cold......

But, I think this was getting a little ridiculous!!!
                                              She finally moved.... (after an hour or so) but I think it was because                                                     she moved even closer, and probably burned her nose!!

January Crochet-a-long

This is my entry for the January Crochet-a-long over at The Curious Pug. I am having SO much fun crocheting and posting my creations.
This is my SECOND attempt at the slippers. (see below for the first ones!)
each look a little different.... but, I guess that gives them character!! (haha)

I had the yarn on hand... it was "fuzzy" and not really easy to work with! But, they keep my toes toasty!!

These are my first attempt... and in some ways I like them... I was trying to make them "beautiful" with the flowers on the top..... But, I think the flowers are a little TOO big!
I made my own buttons... by using the yarn... I was too lazy to get up and look for my buttons!!!

I made them too big... that's why I wasn't too happy with them. My daughter tried them on, and fell in love with them!!!

I think that if they fit me... I would have liked them more!!  (But the green ones above fit perfectly, and I love them!)

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