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Water, Life, and other Stuff

I think we can all agree that water is precious and it gives life. One can’t truly understand just how precious water is until it’s gone. Texas has endured a drought this summer that has led to wildfires across the state. The loss of homes, land, trees, and life has been unbelievable. In our own small part of the state we’ve seen smoke so thick it looked liked great clouds and have found ourselves longing for running water. Our well has begun to go dry due to a lack of rain. There is a bit of water there, but not enough for laundry, dishes, baths, and all the other things which require water. We’ve been doing our best to conserve for the last few weeks and will continue to do so. We are blessed with good friends who have offered us a place to bathe and wash clothes. We are now using paper plates, bowls, cups, and plastic silverware. So far we are doing fine, but this lack of water has sure thrown our routine out of whack. All kinds of little things have come up. Things I never gave a thought to before are now of the greatest importance. Still we are very blessed. God is indeed very good!

I’ve also been very very busy getting ready to teach bible class, planning Halloween decorations and a small party, doing a little shopping, tackling a crafty project or two, and getting ready for my littlest niece’s 3rd birthday party. I hope to have some pictures for you soon. In the meantime here are a few things I’ve found around web that made me swoon.

These pet beds from Pipsqueak & Petunia are just too cute. They have lovely collars too!

I just love this filigree bat necklace found on She Walks Softly. It’s perfect for Halloween!

I would love to visit this tea parlor found on 79 Ideas! Isn’t it pretty?

And finally, I love this little cottage found on Hello My Dear. It’s so pretty. I love the white walls and the pops of color.

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Merry Christmas!!

Wishing everyone a very blessed Christmas full of joy!!

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for

1.   Scrapbooking paper.
2.  My dedication page in my new art journal.
3.  My art journal.
4.  Finishing a jewelry order.
5.  Having the cat curled up next to me napping.

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for

1.  God’s provision for our needs, physical and spiritual.
2.  the Chemo Angel program.
3.  Jessica Sprague’s online class about creativity and inspiration.
4.  accomplishing goals.
5.  leftover chocolate chip pie courtesy of mom.

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for

1.  The freedom to worship God!
2.  My fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!
3.  A day to relax and veg out.
4.  The beautiful sunshine and cool weather.
5.  Milk for our nightly cereal snack!

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for

1.  flea markets.
2.  the vintage Frosty the Snowman book and Shiny Brite ornaments I found today at the flea market.
3.  my sweet kitty curled up next to me on the couch.
4.  my darling little Christmas tree.
5.  my sweet husband who went to the school and “borrowed”  a power brick for my laptop until the new one finally arrives and helped put out the Christmas decorations.  He loves Halloween, but is a bit of a Scrooge about Christmas.

30 Days of Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for:

1.  My family.
2.  My mom’s chocolate chip pie.
3.  Hugs and smiles from my nieces and nephews.
4.  Silly hats that bring lots of smiles and fun.
5.  My friends.

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