Spring is here after what seems like a long winter for all of us. I know we are spoiled here in the south because many people are still getting snow...crazy, right?! Anyway, I love the spring and all the wildflowers, which show their beautiful faces this time of year!
I was in Round Top with some sweet friends shopping for anything quirky that I could put my spin on, (and I found a carload), and we had to pullover to take pictures. It was a beautiful warm day, then we froze the next...all part of our crazy weather this year!
I feel spring is a renewing of our hearts and minds. We seem to slow down a little, and appreciate the beauty around us! It is a time to clean out, dust off our outdoor furniture, and enjoy life. Breathe in the beautiful warm air and live! Have a wonderful day...and go outside and spend some time in God’s creation!
I am happy to say that I have finished painting the front of my house! After moving in to our “old” new house, I was ready to put my touch on it. I loved the way it was white with dark grey shutters and a burgundy door, but I wanted to freshen it up. So, I chose Timid White by Benjamin Moore, Rustoleum’s Black in semi gloss for the shutters, and Benjamin Moore’s Heritage Red for the door. I love the way it turned out!
The shutters were in pretty bad shape. After all, the House was built in 1945, so the shutters may have been that old, too! I had to rebuilt the bottom of one of them, and use lots of caulk. Hopefully, they will stand up to the elements for years to come! The next time the house needs to be painted, I will probably be too old to do it! Now, on to the flower beds! Talk to you soon!
I am back in my happy place! After moving, and having this feeling that I needed to have everything done quickly, I put off the things that really bring me happiness. Don’t get me wrong, I love to organize and find all the new places for my pictures and things, but I was ready to get in my new craft space. So, today, I made a commitment to myself, and my business, to craft all day! So, since I needed to get one wreath ready for a donation, I made two others. (Local people...they are for sale for $40).
Knowing God’s plan for our lives is a funny thing. After all these years of living, and all these years of praying for God’s will for my life, I have finally come to realize something. I have been walking day by day in His will! I wanted my life basically written out in stone, so that I could see what He wants me to do. Not realizing that I have been doing His will all my life.
After a youth retreat weekend at our
church, which I think I may get more out of than our students sometimes, something was said about not needing to know God’s plan, but to live every day “doing” His plan! Sounds funny, but I can look back and see how many times I was repeating the same prayer (I keep a prayer journal), only to discover I was in His will all along! A very wise friend, who has since passed away, told me one time that God’s plan for my life may not be in my job, but in my everyday walk with Him.
So, friends, I challenge you, pray for guidance every morning, and then look back on your day, and see where God has lead you! Your life and direction is in His hands! How wonderful that we don’t have to worry about it! Leave it to God!
So, before we moved in to our new old house (new to us, but built in 1945), I mopped the floors with a product that promised to make old wood floors look new again. It helped, but didn’t do as promised. Now, I can proudly say I found a product, Liquid Gold Floor Restore, that works!
The scratches don’t show up as badly in the photo, so there is a little trust on your part that the product works! I promise I am not getting paid to say that...hopefully one day I will, but for now I am not! The problem is, now, I have to move rugs and furniture, where we had open rooms before we moved in. It is so worth it! I will do a portion at a time, and soon it will be done!
When I was blogging before I thought I had to come up with something every day, but as the Bible talks about...everything in moderation! I will post when I have something I think is worthy of passing on! Of course, I don’t sit much, so that won’t be but a day or so!
Have a wonderful day, and do something creative just for you!
I am so sorry that I haven’t written in a long time. Life got in the way, and I allowed my time to be filled with other things! We have moved to an old house, and I am loving it!
My creative side is itching to get out! I love what the previous owners chose on paint colors, etc., but now I want to put my twist on things. At first, I wanted a real fixer upper, but I was seeing some really sad houses. Then, my wonderful realtor, Judy Nichols, showed me this lovely house across the street from her, and I fell in love as soon as I saw it! It wasn’t even on the market yet! God had His hand in every step of the way! My dad even moved into a wonderful retirement village near friends, so all is well!
So, as I start projects on the house, or create something fun, I will keep everyone in the loop.
Also, I would love to post pictures of your homes or projects you have done, so let me know about fun stuff you have done! Also, if you had really good contractors, I would like to post their information for the local people to know!
Have a wonderful day, and find something creative to do today!
I apologize first off for not writing on my blog since school started. I have been on a quest to find joy in every day, and sorry, some days my blog was a burden, not a joy. All the research I needed to do to find sponsors, content, and then crafting something to write about was overwhelming. I had decided to not go back to substitute teaching, so I could blog full time, but I missed the kids! So, I went back to subbing, and I work almost every day, so the blogging went to the wayside. Hummm, that’s life isn’t it. But like with everything, there is a happy medium! So, I took the day off. A day to get caught up, to readjust my life, and to spend time in prayer!
The joy I was looking for came back slowly. I think sometimes we look for big things to bring us joy, and don’t see all the little, sweet moments in our lives. I started letting God do the worrying for me (on the most part...I am human after all), I put all my decisions in His hands and I know this is a shock, but they work out so much better that way, and I made sure I got up thirty minutes earlier to have a Bible study and pray. You know, I am calmer, happier, and the joy is popping up in all sorts of places.
I would encourage you to pray, leave things in God’s hands, and find your joy! Look for the positive things in every day, and thank God for them! It might be a butterfly that flitters in front of you, or your child saying or doing something sweet. Live and love each day!!!
I received the sweetest message from someone today about my blog, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect! Thank you for passing on the encouragement I needed!
The Red Cactus Funk and Junk Craft Market was this weekend! For the first show, it was fairly busy! Can't wait for the word to get out, then the September 16 show will be amazing! Plus, the owners are trying to get local farmers to come and sell home grown goodies! There were food trucks, a moon jump, and face painting this time! There were only about ten vendors, so there is more room for more, but there was a great mix of talents and wares! From LuLaRoe and Scentsy to wooden signs and hand sewn baby quilts. Then, there was me, who had a little of everything!
Even though I sold a bunch, I still have things to sell. The first two wreaths are $40 each. They are the larger grapevine wreaths. Then, the next three are $25 and they are the smaller wreaths.
Let me know if any of my local friends want a wreath! Sorry, they are too hard to ship.
Have a great day! You can make a difference!
The Market at Red Cactus Funk and Junk (9450 South Padre Island Drive) is this weekend! Yahoo! I have been painting, sewing, and making all-season wreaths! Plus, I am selling off some unique items. I am so excited about this show! It is from 4 - 9 on Saturday night, August 19. There are going to be lots of vendors, food trucks, and things for kids to do! So, bring your family and have a great time!! See you there!
Okay, I admit it! I am an old soul in my heart! I love the patina of old woods, rusted things, and antiques, but I like them mixed in with more color and modernized just a little.
I had an old house once that I loved! It was my favorite house. It had a few quirks, but I loved that too! You could see daylight through the wood floors, but they were beautiful! The house was built to last through two hurricanes!
Anyway, I have always loved doilies! Even as a child, I was given my grandmother's doilies. Now, I don't like them under lamps like they used to be used...unless you live in an old house like I did, but I like to find new uses for them.
I am not trying to pat myself on the back, but I love the way these pillows turned out! I wanted to keep the red one, but I couldn't find the right place for it in my new home. So, off to the craft show it goes...a small tear rolls down my face (just kidding).
Enjoy your day, and find your passion!
Hi, I am Sharon Farmer. I am married, have a great son and sweet daughter-in-law, my parents moved down here years ago, so we share a house (Mom passed away almost two years ago now), and I am ready for a change in my life....hence the blog!