Friday, April 29, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday Link Love

Lots of fun ideas with hoops!  Like this one and these!

I hope I can remember this for my next celebration.

Love this seder plate and this tradition!

I’m going to give this a try.

Oh, how I love these hanging lanterns!

In case you ended up with more plastic eggs than you know what to do with…..

Two new sites, or new to me this week.  Well worth getting on their daily email list.  Very Jane has had some fun stuff this week including some nice printables.   And Pickyourplum has offered some really lovely stuff too!  And great prices!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Turn the page Tuesday

My friend Jay had mentioned loving this book several times, and then one day this article popped up on facebook to remind me.  Now my book group is doing it as our book this month.  I’m not far in, but enjoying what I’ve read so far.  Anyone else read it?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It Aint Easter ‘til the conga line forms….



Easter worship at Jeff Street starts in darkness and culminates in boisterous color and joy. Balloons drop, confetti flies, and noise makers clang and whistle while Keith Green sings in the background.  Then there is a moment when the joy cannot be contained and we all begin singing “We Are Marching in the light of God” and the conga line begins to snake its way around the room, gaining more and more folks, all dancing to the beat of the resurrection song.  Christ is Risen and our joy cannot be contained. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Link Love

If you are paying closer attention than I am, you probably noticed that I posted Music Monday…..on Tuesday.  And when today rolled around and was Wednesday, I was shocked!  I’m out of whack because of a very very fun trip I made Monday and Tuesday with 3 of my favorite women in the world- my sister, mother, and aunt.  And we went to visit my very amazing and talented cousin Julie in Nashville.

Julie has recently begun her own business making cake pops and is enjoying great success.  And there’s no wonder why-

They are just adorable!  And they make a really tasty treat.

Check out her web page here!

There are so many clever ideas here for a wedding, or even for just a party, and all rolled together made for the sweetest of weddings!  And look at this dreamy wedding! Be sure to watch the video.

Totally loving these jars!!

Another great video made by my friend Dan.  This one made me fall in love with my friends and church and Wendell Berry and even my daughters all over again. 

Music Monday

I can’t seem go get this one to imbed, but it’s worth clicking here to see.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I love a parade!


One of my favorite days of the year is coming soon- it involves a parade to celebrate Derby week here in the Derby city.  My friend Miss Cheryl and I go up hours and hours in advance and stake out the same place we’ve been sitting for years and we sit there, holding our good place for all of our friends to join us later. 

Couldn’t help but think of that parade this morning as I was getting ready for church.  The excitement, the jockeying for a good spot, the gathering of friends and kindred spirits.


And such was another parade on another day.  The path lined in palms and garments prepared for the triumphant and joyful entry into the city of Jesus. 


Over the next few days, tables would be turned over and whips would crack and cocks would crow. But for today, a parade.


I place my stone upon the Lenten road. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday Link Love

Sweet Heart Crochet Garland

These sweet hearts and this lovely grouping make me want to hunt up my hook and some yarn!

I love the Plush Birdies with legs too!  Think I’m craving spring?

And then there are these gorgeous photos.  Hmmmmmm……also spring colors.

Quite honestly, COULD a working laundry room ever look like this?

Here’s a fun idea to keep a little one busy!

I’m swooning over this room.  For some reason tonight several of the pictures are not up on the post, but if you click where they should be they come up on her Flcker stream.

Who will step out and give this recipe a try for me?  When I was in my first apartment, a recipe called for oil and having nothing else, I used olive oil.  I think with a cake mix.  It did not go well.  But this sounds quite good.

Ever since my friend sent me in the direction of their blog, this sweet family has been on my heart, and I am praying that they get to bring Kirill home soon.  Will you pray that too?

Turn the page Tuesday

So, this is my read of the week.  As a woman who does, indeed, feel bad about her neck, I’m finding it both delightful….and painful.  Here’s what Nora has to say in the first essay.

Oh, the necks. There are chicken necks. There are turkey gobbler necks. There are elephant necks.  There are necks with wattles and necks with creases that are on the verge of becoming wattles.  There are scrawny necks and fat necks, loose necks, crepey necks, banded necks, wrinkled necks, stringy necks, saggy necks, flabby necks, mottled necks.  There are necks that are an amazing combination of all of the above.  According to my dermatologist, the neck starts to go at forty-three, and that’s that.  You can put makeup on your face and concealer under your eyes and dye on your hair, you can shoot collagen and Botox and Restylane into your wrinkles and creases, but short of surgery, there’s not a thing you can do about a neck.  The neck is a dead giveaway.  Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth.  You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t have to if it had a neck.

Necks aren’t her only subject.  She covers our health and our purses and our failing vision and memory.   I’m wondering what a man would think if he read it.  Anyway, it’s a nice little collection of essays that are well written and help me try to keep a sense of humor about things that aren’t feeling so funny.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Music Monday

I haven’t thought of this song for quite a while.  We sang it as part of a game at a meeting I went to tonight and I was surprised that there were folks who didn’t know it.  Everyone should learn this song!


Sunday, April 10, 2011


A young woman did this poem tonight at the Urban Goatwalker.  Her mom was there and at the end her mom came straight up the center aisle and tackled that sweet girl and they just hugged and hugged and cried and cried.  And so of course, so did I.  (Cried, that is.)  

And if you aren’t too slammed out…….here’s another great one about motherhood and an inspiring talk behind it too.

Friday, April 8, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday Link Love

I love these pictures of colorful pockets of the world.

Check out the cool party at Outside the Box Studio!

And speaking of parties, I can’t stop thinking of a way to have a cool party like this one.   For more party fun, check out Bird’s Party Magazine. And lovin’ the “sponge ball thingies” and the whole water party theme. 

A favorite local meteorologist retired, but has started a great weather blog. Check out his tip on how to tell the weather by tulips.

My wooden spoons rank right up there with my cast iron skillet of items I can’t live without in my kitchen.  Now that I’ve seen this, I think maybe it’s time to make a little spoon oil and show my spoons some love.

Now, here’s a cake decoration to make me smile!

OH, Sara! Please come paint my windows!

Aren’t these Happy Tees A-dorable?

Cupcakes in a jar!! What a great idea! And Cakespy is giving 4 away right here

What could possibly NOT be good about chocolate butter?

Well, I’m sure my friend Beth could pull this off with her hands behind her back, but I keep looking at it to try to decide if I could stare at it and try to copy it.  So cute!

Definitely hanging on to these for my next photo booth-y type thing.  Maybe I’ll use them at my cereal party!



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Turn the page Tuesday

First of all, if you check the time on this post (as my mother often does!) you will see that it’s actually past Tuesday.  It was Tuesday when I went to bed…..and when DH’s alarm that he forgot to reset went off.  It’s a siren.  The dogs and I are all now wide awake.  So, it’s still Tuesday to me, with the hope of still getting some sleep before Wednesday.

And on to the subject at hand.  I first heard of “One Small Step….” on a professional teleconference about quality in the workplace and the presenter said just enough and praised it just enough to perk my interest.   It’s a very simple concept- that moving a tiny bit is indeed moving, and then explains why that works.  And it has really helped me make some progress on some things I had lost all hope in moving forward on.  Small book, simple concept, and good medicine for me. 

Now I’m off to try the whole sleep thing again. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Music Monday

Ohhhhhh, how I would love to go to Owensboro for Romp 2011! Lots of great acts, but my primary interest would be Sarah Jarosz.

Friday, April 1, 2011

This Moment


{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.