Monday, October 22, 2012

Something old is new Bench "after" picts

A few posts back I showed my sad little bench that I had envisioned a little lovelier~SOOOO.....Here it is!

                   What do you guys think??? I love the way it turned out...I think this fabric is perfect!

I think that the stain looked great with the fabric but I just wanted to update the look alot and see it a different way~

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Sweet breeze is a blowin'....

~Nothing fancy happened. Nothing extraordinary happened. "Same old thing....". But the Lord touched me & gave me the magic of an ordinary day....which can sometimes get slippery & it finds cracks in the midst to fall through, and it escapes you altogether. I haven't been thankful enough lately for the same old grind. I wanted to go on a little vacation or an adventure or SOMETHING. Which there is nothing wrong with that at all...but to not see the simple things---that's where it's at! I enjoyed the rain yesterday (we needed it), getting out for several hours with my husband & eating some good food, &  just getting a small ways away and getting a breath. Today, it is kinda overcast, but there's a sweet breeze blowing~ refreshing to say the least. The 'everyday' things are the "main" things in life....there are a whole lot more of those things than wild adventures in another country (sometimes I can dream BIG! :) Hope your days are sweet & most of all that you recognize the good things in front of you~

                                     (not from today...but a few days ago)

My moma told me several times when she was alive, that you don't know how it feels not to beable to breathe, until you can't (she had asthma). Sometimes you can get overwhelmed with life, but if you can just get a hold of a breath of fresh perspective & take a real deep will all be okay. The Lord cares about the big & little things in our life & our minds....for which I'm Forever amazed by Him.
 (Philippians 4:8)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man's best friend...."Oreo"

Well, this is our dog that adopted us a while back~ He's really very friendly, but I have just never been able to put him in the place of our dog we had until just this year...she was my baby. Her name was Angel.

But I can't really complain about him....he's sweet as he can be & a good lookin' guy too :) I love his coloring~His name is Oreo

Saturday, September 8, 2012

An "Almost" after picture~

Here's a quick picture so you can see the fabric and get an idea how it will's  getting late & I need to get into dreamland QUICK so talk to yall later....(I wish it was that easy to get to sleep!--if there is a button for it, I can't always find it!) Goodnight!!

Cushion is made from freebie stuff around the house (pillows & batting I already had) It turned out as good as I had hoped it would & then some...but when you are using a mish-mash of stuff you really never know. I think my husband really liked it too, so that was what counted to me!

Ever Had a "Work In Progress?"

Well, as soon as I saw this little bench..."project" came to mind. It came with some other pieces, but it never was really usable like it was. I wish I had a complete before picture, but I was already in the process when I thought of posting pictures. Hubby took it apart and put wood glue in it to sturdy it back up....then he took off most of fabric and innerds~I finished it up by cleaning out all tacks, staples and such. I will have to post an after picture of it...but I believe yall will agree with me it is much improved! I made a new upostered top for it with some more up-to-date fabric that I really love that I found on sale. I may paint the body of it but I will post a "dry fit" so you can see progress so far~

Fancy uphostery tack/staple cup,lol...

                              Vintage orange fabric that's seen it's better days!
                I might salvage some of it and wash for another project...don't know yet.
                                           If I do, I will show you, of course!

I'm sure it was very awesome in it's youth...I like benches anyway--

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Majesty of God....

This is just barely a percent of how awesome the sky was yesterday....I could not get a good view where I was but it was so gorgeous~I wish so bad that I could have captured it...As soon as I get one that is, I'll post it...I love sunsets/sunrises.

How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
PSALM 8:1,3-4…

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I was just finishing a magazine tonight and one of the last pages was giving comments of why people felt grateful~ I was thinking this over and a few thought come to mind easily and automatically....a wonderful husband, children, when it rains....the very simple fact that I'm under a roof that doesn't leak,the Lord cares about the small & large struggles that we go through everday of our lives, that I have a good family that loves each other.....for East Texas, for good memories, for beauty that the Lord didn't have to allow in the world but chose to give that to us, as a gift....many important & seemingly minute things but all a blessing just the same~How different our lives could be without some or all of these things!

SO----What do you guys think? What are some things you are grateful for? I'd love to hear them!