Monday, March 21, 2011

Sweet lil critters......

So, did you know that Ladybugs are more than merely cute, these polka-dot critters do the work of pesticides....without damaging the planet in the process....by preying on aphids and scale insects.  Plus they're available via mail order!  A package of about 900 adults, enough for a 1,000 square foot garden, costs just $14.95 at Gardens Alive.  Release the little helpers into your backyard at dusk to bring an extra dose of lady luck.  I found this very interesting article in the April issue of Country Living, written by Catherine Strawn.  I hope you enjoyed this lil tidbit of Ladybug info!

peace and love, 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Box of Love.....

Mark's birthday is this Thursday!  I realized I'd never made the man of my life anything but a card!  So, with determination I set out to create a manly object, project....whatever, just something that Mark could see and touch.....that I made especially for him!  I wanted to share the completed "Box of Love" that was so much fun to make. 

FYI, this is the process Lisa Kaus taught sister and I. You have to visit her site,  Lisa Kaus


Here you can see the sides and bottom of the box.
 

On the top with the knob is some of the reading from 1st letter of Paul to the Corinthians: 

Love is patient, Love is kind, It is not jealous, Love is not pompous, It is not inflated, It is not rude, It does not seek its own interest, It is not quick-tempered, It does not brood over injury, It does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.  It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Love -  never - fails. 

Hmmmm.....that touches my heart and warms me all over.  I hope this reading gives you a breath of fresh air and you have a beautiful day full of blessings.

peace and love, 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Let's Toast.......

Here it is the 7th of March!  We've celebrated Martha and dad's birthday's and next week we'll toast to their anniversary.  Mark will be catching up with me on the 17th! We'll toast to that also! heehee  It's fun being the older woman for a couple of weeks every year!  My dear friend Trina will soon be celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary!  Seems like yesterday when I watched her fall head over heels in love.  Matt stole her heart and took her to Texas!  30 years.......Congrats you two!!!!

Life as been crazy as usual!  So much work, work....work!  It's so hard to find time for family, friends and playing in the hobbyroom!   I did start an online class last week.  Here are the details! 


What FUN things I'm learning.  It's so nice to be in your pj's while attempting to learn a new techinque!   I love that I can press the "pause" button and head outside for some fun with Rex, Ozzie and Baxter!  Sister and Tammy are also taking this class!  I will for sure  post some of our finished projects!  

On Saturday, Sister and I went to Wichita Falls for a Debby Schuh class.  It was such a light hearted fun class.  No stress....just learning a fun new project that would be so easy to make for any special person or occassion.  Debby will be heading to Paris in a couple of weeks to teach this and several other classes.  It will be fun to watch her travels. Here's a link to her website: Debby Schuh

Talking about travels......daughter is on the move again!  I hope you're keeping up with her journey and enjoying reading her blog! Candy's blog  We do skype with Candy but the most up to date information is  always posted on her blog!  And the pictures she and Jenny have taken are awesome! 

I pray this is a week full of good things and warmer weather!  I pray that my family, friends and our country stay safe from harm!  I pray for God to keep his arms around our military and protect them from harms way! 

Peace and love to all!