Saturday, July 25, 2009

A few new designs

I just finished a few designs. Thought I would share them with you.

First is a fun party blog for Jenn of Parties by Hardie. She sells really fun partyware.

The second is a fabulous blog about design and home decor for Kimm at Reinvented.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Portfolio

Check out my new design portfolio!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Continued prayer for the family

Please be praying for the family of Wendee:

The family would like everyone to know that Wendee arrived in heaven today. She is enjoying the presence of God and the fellowship of friends gone before her. We can only imagine the fields and pastures that she's exploring for the heavenly hosts of horses that she will now get to enjoy. The family would like to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Urgent Prayer Request!

We have a woman in our church who is a wife and a mother of 4 who is currently fighting for her life. She was found unconscious in the family pool and was rushed to the hospital yesterday. The next 24 hours will be very critical to Wendee's recovery. Since she has been at SWWMC they have been keeping her body at a cold temperature to help aleviate some swelling on her brain. At 5pm they will begin the process of SLOWLY warming her body up to a normal temperature. The warming process is crucial and how her body responds to this process is a key factor in her recovery.

Tomorrow morning they will begin taking her off sedation as well. Those hours where she is coming off of sedation and having her temperature raised are the MOST critical.

Please be praying over the next 24 hours that this would be successful and that her body's response would be favorable.

Please pray for a MIRACLE!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

If I only had a brain!

Oh...I am so the scarecrow these days!!!

Yesterday I opened up a drawer in my kitchen where I keep my bag clips. what did I find in the drawer??? A moldy bag of green beans with a clip on them. Yep...I clipped the bag and put it in the drawer instead of the fridge.

Today, I put a cake in the oven. Checked the cake and it needed 5 more minutes. I set the timer. Then proceeded about a whole new task with took me outside only to come in like 15 minutes later to a house that smelled like cake! (thank goodness it didn't completely BURN!!)

I'm not feeling like my head is quite screwed on right these days!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Farewell Dinner

Tonight we got together with my hubbies family. It was the final family dinner before His brother, wife and 2 kiddos move to the other side of the country. It was a fun and emotional evening. All the kids were emotional as well. My sweet girl sat quietly soaking it all in and gently wiping away her tears. My son on the other hand...well he let it all out! As soon as we began talking about the move and sharing stories he just broke down. He ran to me and buried his head in my chest and literally sobbed. There was no hesitation, no shame.....just raw emotion. He proceeded to cry like that for the next 30 minutes or so while we all shared and then prayed together.

On top of his own emotions, I think it was overwhelming for him. It's not everyday as a kid that you see your grandpa and grandma break down and cry....your father and mother break down and cry....your uncles and aunts break down and cry and your cousins crying as well. It was a lot to take in. But it did my mother's heart good to see that my son has such a tender heart. I already knew that aobut my daughter. I pray that he never loses that tender heart and that he will never be afraid to show that kind of emotion in the future. (when it's appropriate)

It's going to be really weird not having them at all the family events. It's a strange time. My sister just moved here with her family after leaving for college 20 years ago.....and now my hubbies brother and his family are moving away.

strange twist!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some things never change...

I was searching for an old post...but came across this one instead. It was posted on July 7th of last year. So basically...exactly a year ago! What is it with summer for me? Isn't summer supposed to be when you are looking your best so you can wear shorts and feel good about yourself? For some reason I always struggle with food during the summer and gain weight!

Just look where I was a year ago....
So I was leaving the dollar store eating the ice cream sandwich I had just bought and I started thinking...."what is my problem? When am I gonna get it together and start eating right and working out again?"

So as I drove home I made up this song in my head to the tune of "Tomorrow" from Annie:

I’m gonna work out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
I will run!

Just thinkin’ about
And the workout routine,
I will follow...
It’ll be FUN!

When I start off my day
And weigh,
thinkin' “if only”,
I just stick out my double chin
And Grin,
And Say,

I’m gonna work out
This fat is gonna hang on
‘Til tomorrow

I’ll work out

You’re always
A day
That song could be my THEME song right now! Oh good golly...when will I just be one of those people who truly becomes healthy and fit? Maybe I should listen to subliminal message tapes while I sleep or you think that would work? Hypnotism? Would that work?
What? NO?'s just the word WORK I need to focus on! Good old fashioned hard work!

......UH-OH! =)

Friday, July 10, 2009

E-Commerce is on it's way!

I've been taking some time to learn some new things and expand my business lately! What I've been working on is e-commerce. stores. I found a e-commerce platform called Shopify and I've been having fun setting up some demo sites.

My first shopify demo site is an example of a fun whimsical site.

My second shopify demo site is a more tailored looking store.

I'm going to be working on coverting over my MIL's blogsite to a shopify store. Once I'm done with that I think I will be ready to add it to my list of design services. I'm super excited about being able to offer this option! I will keep you posted once I offically add it to my options.

If you want to see more about what shopify has to offer....have a look!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson

This is the poster I had on the BACK of my door when I was in the 4th grade. I had to put it on the BACK of the door so that when my mom came in the room she would not have to look at it. I wasn't really allowed to have posters of boys up on my walls. It was the only poster of a boy that I ever had in my room.


Honestly I don't ever remember being infatuated with him like "oh my gosh he's so hot!" (although he was pretty cute before he went and messed it all up). I just know that I have always been enamored by his talent.

I'm a TOTAL pop culture watcher....but I've never been one to become overly emersed into it. I would never sit outside a place like Neverland and wallow in the loss. Nor would I have stood outside the courtrooms when he was undergoing the trial if I lived in that area. I'm just not THAT into it all.

But I will say that to this day I have always remained a fan. The image above is the one that sticks in my mind. His music still brings a smile to my face. I'm sad that will never get to see him in concert because I think he was an entertainment GENIUS!

It was very sad to see his daughter say goodbye to him. There are a lot of people who think he was a lot of things....but WOW...that moment just really humanized him again, don't you think.

Anyway. Think what you want to think. I will always be able to put on an MJ song and "Rock with You"