Every woman in this video is a hero in my book, but my own personal hero is my niece Lisa whose gorgeous picture is close to the end. She is with the Columbus, Ohio group and in the first Columbus picture she is the furthest to the left, in the middle in the next, and furthest to the right on the last one. She is an amazing mom to three wonderful children. I get tired even thinking about her day to day life, but she holds it all together with such grace.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
To contrast that, here is something truly beautiful.
I don't know how I didn't find the Secret Society of List Addicts before, but it has become near and dear to my heart.
This is a great concept. If only there were more than one offering for Louisville. But, there IS one offering for Louisville.
And also on the list theme, here's an awesome site.
I'd love to think I would ever actually do this. She makes it look so easy, and it is so so sweet!
Some nice photography suggestions.
And speaking of photography, a couple of weeks ago the folks at Shutter Sisters were raving about Aurora, and Aurora was offering a 7 day free trial. I fell in love with using it. Give it a 7 day try!
Love love love this wall!!
And finally, hop on over to a site that is new to me, but will be one of my new favs. They have a great pen giveaway about to happen, so get on over and comment.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Of course this caught my eye because of my love of re-purposed suitcases.
On my very long list of things I'd like to make someday...
Lucky little Wren! Wonder if she'd like a roommate?
IF I truly got a deep hunger for rhubarb, and IF my friend Carrie wasn't around to satisfy that with her amazing rhubarb sauce she makes for angel food cake, then I MIGHT go to the trouble of making these......
Nice little story, and it says it's been checked and found to be true.
Loving this "Always" ring......
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I seriously do not know why this girl hasn't become a huge star. I could listen to her forever. I first heard her after Super Bowl a couple of years ago when she had won a song writing contest in conjunction with the SB. This song is a Ben Harper cover. Head on over to youtube and check out some of her other songs. Kina Grannis is her name, and you can get Message from your Heart on iTunes.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
She took to us quite well and had no trouble relaxing in her new home. Somehow over the first few days without even realizing it was happening, she became Shameka's dog. I renamed her Willow, a more suitable name for such a sweet genteel girl. We did notice the big paws, we did notice the excess skin waiting to be filled, we did notice that she did in fact bark and barked a lot........and Willow took on a whole new persona...
She barked, she grew, she hates water and won't even go out in the rain unless we put an umbrella over her. Even at her "puppy" size, she was tall enough to stand up to the counter and serve herself whatever she might find, assuming it was for her. Things like bread and fruit soon turned to dishwater and a rack of ribs. We got smarter in the kitchen, but she seemed to outwit us in the rest of the house. I mean, who knew she would like retainers so much (has eaten 2 of those, one for each girl)? Or Shawn's glasses, crunched beyond recognition? Kendra's library book? Or last nights' snack......Shameka's cell phone...
One thing to note; she did and does indeed take my mind off the other cares of the world as I am constantly trying to stay one step ahead of her path of destruction.
***** Who the heck knows why some of these words are blue and underlined, but I'm way too tired to care.*******
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
And now the old preachers come to lay their hands
(James Autry, “Ordination,” from Life After Mississippi)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
This song has just captivated me this week. I think it's because I want to be a young beautiful girl in Oslo with a voice as clear as a bell singing a song at the greeengrocer!
I have a little toy piano that sounds like hers in my living room, a treasure carried from childhood, blue as a robins egg with bright colored keys and a dancing couple etched on the top. Maybe I'll strike up a tune on it tonight and pretend to be Marit.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
BTW- The girls over at Shutter Sisters recommended this photo editing program called Aurora. I'm day 7 of my 7 day trial and I have loved having it. The picture at the top was after some enhancement and this is the original. It's by far the easiest photo editing program I've used.