Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nine Days to Go!

I haven't really had much time to make a new post lately--we are now down to the single digits until the wedding with 9 days to go!  AHHH! :D  Please pray for us as we prepare for this sacrament!  Off to do more things!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sign up for Terri's giveaway fast!

Terri at Thistle House Primitives is having a giveaway!  You have to enter by midnight tomorrow for a chance to win!  Here is the prize: This cute little Penny Rug!  So rush over to this new blogger's spot today!

Also--Little Peep has arrived!  My future mother-in-law got the package from the mailbox yesterday!  I had it sent over there because I am afraid the cute little guy will break otherwise when I move halfway across the country.  I'll have my fiance open it and take pics so I can show you all! I am sooo excited!

The wedding is sooo soon now!  I am working on the cake topper.  And am in a frenzy so that is all for now!  God bless you all!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Cute Little Peep from Carol!

I wanted to thank Carol from Buttermilk Creek Farm from the bottom of my heart for winning her giveaway!  I am very very excited--Little Peep is so cute and will so so amazing sitting up in the house!  THANK YOU SO MUCH! :) 

I also wanted to post a bit of a longer one tonight.   A few exciting things went on this weekend!  Yesterday two of my younger siblings got Confirmed and I was my sister's sponsor!  Very excited they received the Holy Spirit in full with all His gifts!  Today another sister graduated so that is very exciting too.  Each day we ate cake!  And had a lot of family time which is special especially since once I get married I will move out of my state and probably see them only about once a year. 

Remember that painting I showed a bit ago for my mom?  Well I unfortunately didn't quite think it would be SO HARD to photograph when it was in the frame!  However I do have some decent pictures all things considering so I want to show you!

Mister Doggie wanted to be in this picture!  Here is the image (with painters tape holding the painting on the cardboard) and the mat and the frame before being put together.

Here it is outside.  It was super hard finding a place without a glare of some sort.

Closer up pic.  I wish it was flatter though--the image is at a slight angle and looks slightly distorted.
I got the frame with the mat for $4.99 at Goodwill!  It had another print in it originally, but I put watercolor paper over the original cardboard and did this painting.  It was done with acrylic, watercolor, and colored pencil.  Mostly watercolor for details.  The frame looks great--looks like it could be new and I know if I bought a frame from a craft store/frame store it would cost oodles more!  I got it because I liked the northwoodsy look and the mat color, and I asked mom what she wanted for a picture after I got it and worked from there.  Spent several hours on it but I am happy!

In other news, I am still getting ready for our big day!  When I came back a few weeks ago from visiting my fiance, the party favors were here and ready to be assembled!  I got these cute little mint tins.  I had to remove the mints from the bags and pour them in, and add the sticker to the top.  The little cute ribbons I got for 59 cents a pack at Michaels in a close-out sale.  They were meant to be put around bubble containers but I thought they'd be a cute addition to the tins to keep them closed!  (though when I got them I didn't know WHAT I'd use them for!)  I am pretty happy with the result!

I also got my dress back--wow.. was it two weeks ago now?  And last week figured out the music for the Mass.  We will have things such as Cannon in D, to Ave Maria, to Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and Ode to Joy playing at some point!  Excited!

  I have also been working on a few more art pieces.  I need to finish up our cake topper, and have a few birthdays coming up which I've been making pictures for.  I also have a commission and an art-trade to do soon too.  LOTS TO DO!

I think that is all for now but I hope to get up pics of the flowers soon!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Whew!  Wow today was amazingly warm everyone!  We were probably the hottest area in the us at a whopping 102 degrees today!  To quote a friend, that is about a 130 degree temperature change from a few months ago!  I got my mom's painting done today and will try to get up photos in the one of the next few days.  Also got to figure out music for the WEDDING MASS today!  Very excited about that--it'll be beautiful I think but as I picked the Pachalbel cannon in D I hope I am not thinking of the Taco Bell cannon while people take their seats hehehe!  There are other wonderful songs too they will be playing such as the Ave Maria--very fitting for the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!  Very excited--today is 25 days to go!  I need to run now, but thanks for reading and I'll see you soon!  :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My almost finished painting!

Quick post--I just feel SO BUSY! But here is a picture (from my cell phone) of a painting I"ve been working on for my mom.  If all goes well, two more hours and it'll be DONE!  Then I can show you it finished and framed!  This is a sneak peek--but it looks kinda blue because I was painting outside and took a picture as the sun was going down.  Critiques?  They are welcome! :)  Blessings!

Pipkin and Mister Doggie enjoying fun in the sun

outside in the backyard on a beautiful Sunday!
--Sent from my Virgin Mobile!

Sent from my Virgin Mobile

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time for a Book Review: Praying for Your Future Husband!

Hey--I got Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for free to do this review!  It was written by one of my favorite authors, Robin Jones Gunn with her friend Tricia Goyer.  I recommend it with 5 stars--it was well thought out.  Here are my thoughts:

I just finished Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. My thoughts? AMAZIINGGG! Each chapter focuses on a different aspcet (like virtues) to pray specifically for your future husband to have. I like that because it can be easy to just pray the same sort of general prayers all the time. There are chapters such as praying for him to trust God, Loyalty, Faithfulness, etc. Each chapter also had real-life stories from Gunn and Goyer, and also testimonies from other women about what happened when they prayed for their future husbands. It's really cool to read how God works! The chapters also end with questions you can answer or journal on your own or talk about in a group setting which I really liked. It makes you think. There are also prayers at the end of each chapter you can pray for yourself and for your future husband too. Something else: even if you are already married--I would recommend this book. I will be getting married in less than a month but through reading it, I realized those same things you pray for BEFORE you meet your man, you can pray when you are married too--just differently. We could all grow in virtue and the chapters helped me focus on some of them that are really crucial to have and to pray for/strive for! So I definitely will be hanging onto this book for future reference when I am married.
Just a note for age-groups though: there is a chapter on intimacy which isn't bad but also I wouldn't just hand to a younger girl either (it depends on who they are and the situation, you know?). So if they are younger you might want to read this together and talk about it afterwords :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ravenwood Whimzies Giveaway!

So wanted to let ya'll know that my future mother-in-law is having a GIVEAWAY!  Check out this sweeet Uncle Sam on his Sheep!  Head over to ther BLOG for a chance to win! :)
 And WHOO-HOO!! On this date next month I'm gonna be a married lady!  Pray for my fiance and me as we prepare for Holy Matromony! :D