Monday, February 13, 2012

Pray for Piper

I got on the computer this morning, planning on posting something completely different then I am posting about now. What I planned on writing seems totally unimportant. Life seems to stop when I hear about a little girl loosing her battle to cancer. My heart is aching for this family. I can only imagine the pain that they are feeling as they walk through these days ahead of them.

This is Piper. Isn't she precious? Piper has leukemia and just relapsed. My sister-in-law Alicia and her family are friends with Piper's family. Although Abbey's journey was different, one thing that helped so much as we walked through our scariest days was knowing that people from around the country joined us in prayer for our Abbey. Would you pray for a miracle for Piper and pray for her family today as they walk through the impossible right now. And if you feel led, please leave them a comment on their blog so they know that they are surrounded in prayer right now?

Sweet Piper with her family

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Easy Valentines Day Wreath

I have been looking for a festive Valentines Day Wreath for my front door. I initially started looking to buy one, but my husband suggested I look to make one. After a little research on the internet I came across this blog and this cute idea! I tweaked her idea and made it my own.

It was very easy and I started yesterday morning by getting the supplies and by last night my wreath was ready to hang on our front door. The total cost was about $14 and it took me a few hours (added up) from start to finish. It was even easy enough for Abbey to help!

If you want to make one for your front door, follow these easy steps below :)

* 3 yards of valentines day fabric (you can use just one fabric or as many as you'd like. I chose 2 different fabrics).
* Ribbon (to hang on door). I had initially picked the pink one shown above, but changed my mind after the wreath was done and ended up using a sheer red ribbon.
* 16" foam wreath ring
* Scissors
* Elmers Glue
* Disposable bowl
* Sharpened pencil
First, cut your fabric into 2 inch squares

Next, cover your pencil with a piece of fabric. Put the pencil tip on the colored side of the fabric. Dip the tip in glue.

Push the glue covered tip of fabric into the wreath. Pull out the pencil and the fabric will stay there.

Put the pieces of fabric pretty close together. It should look full (shown above).

Loop ribbon through top of wreath, hang and enjoy!

Today when Abbey gets home from school we are going to make a small one with the left over fabric for her bedroom door :)! Let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Like all little girls, I grew up dreaming about my future. Dreaming about my prince charming, white picket fence and lots of kids around my table. I dreamed of a comfortable home where love was bursting out of the seams. A home where everyone could be themselves and be loved for who they were. A home where they could walk in the door and be safe and know that they are valued and important.

One thing I have to say about our family is although we have seen hard times. Although we have experienced great pain, shed many tears and the perfect, fairy tale life isn't always a reality, we love well. We love through the good, bad, happy and sad. Our home is a place where we make loving each other a priority.

And I so love how my kids love each other. Watching them laugh together, care for each other and live life together is a dream come true for me. There is nothing quite as sweet as hearing I Love You. We say it often around here and even Caleb, without being prompted, hugs our legs and says I Lub You :).

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is note rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.