Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. ~~Proverbs 3:5-6

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Parties, fall festivals, and face paintings

She is so serious sometimes! She decorated a cookie here (at the school fall festival) and then wouldn't eat it!

After her end of the year cheerleading party at Chick-Fil-A --- she's a heart princess.

We got to go to the Chattanooga Zoo on Thursday night for the American Lung Association's Asthma Walk. Abby had a great time - she got her face painted, plenty of candy, a free walk thru the zoo, and free Krystals after the walk was over. Fun was had by all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Going green

So, hubby and I have decided to bite the bullet and get very serious about "going green". The only problem that we face is the fact that in our little town......there's no recycling facility except for 30 minutes away - which in my opinion kinda defeats the purpose of being green, because you are using extra gas to get to the recycle center. I guess hubby will end up going to drop off our recyclables (is that the right word?) on his way to work (we'll see how that works out!)?

We've started our own compost bucket (can't wait to see how that smells in a few days! eeekkk) and we have a container on the back porch that we are putting all our paper, plastic, and glass in. We've recycled aluminum for years because you actually get $ for that. For about the last 6 months, we've been utilizing the reusable shopping bags that are available at Food Lion, Bi-Lo, and WalMart*, among other retailers. I don't know if anyone else has gotten the weird looks from people that I have gotten when I am going into or coming out of the store (with the shopping bags), but people look at me like I am some sort of tree huggin' Grateful Dead groupie that is out to singlehandedly save Mother Earth! That is not me at all. I'm just thinking forward a few years, and I want to do my part to leave a better place for our next generation.

Speaking of, if hubby and I are planning on having some raised beds for a very small garden next year....what are some things that we need to be doing to be prepared for planting time? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Alrighty, first of all, I have to say I am very disappointed by the lack of responses to my challenge! Where's all my gals to give some good creative advice?? Nonetheless, the costume is coming along somewhat nicely, thanks to my handy hubby!


Secondly, my little miss brainiac got her first real report card (ya know, no silly S+, etc - we're talking REAL # grades), and she got star roll! Yea!!! She doesn't know it yet, but her reward for that will be getting to go see "High School Musical 3" on opening night. Woo-hoo, Momma is so psyched about that!?!


Lastly, I was wondering if I should fall for all of the "Twilight" hype? It seems like everyone around me (of all ages) just LOVES the books. So, I wasn't sure if they are really that good or if it's just because they have gotten so much publicity. Let me know your thoughts on this please!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Calling all creative peeps!!!

I need some suggestions on how to make the above box and tube into a juice box (Abby wants to be a juice box for Halloween). Obviously I will use the tube to make a straw coming out on the box that will slip over Abby's head and there will be holes for her arms as well.....but those of you who know me, know that I have some serious shortcomings when it comes to crafty things!

SO, please please please help a sister out! And you know there will be some follow-up pictures for this post! Now go get your creative juices going!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
(John 3:16 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on'
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28)

You say: 'I can't forgive myself'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)