Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Cross-Stitch!!

I finally finished my first big cross-stitch!!  It took me so long, but it was definitely worth it!

 I so much enjoyed working on it. There are mistakes in there but I am the only one who knows where they are.  My cross-stitch is like an old friend. 

It is based on the Proverbs 31 woman. It reminds me of my mom, and how much she does for my family and I. In fact, my mom does every single on of those things mentioned in Prov. 31! I'm very proud and honored to call my mom, mom. =]

Joyfully in Him,

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Happy Thought to Think About

This is my very first time canning, and I really enjoyed it!!  Mom, Kelle, and I canned dill pickles with some dill weed, yellow and orange bell peppers, fresh cloves of garlic, little white onions from our garden, and last of all, small cucumbers that Mom and Kelle bought at a french market.
We boiled poured a vinegar, water, and salt mixture into the prepared mason jars filled almost to the brim with delicious looking vegetables!
I got to use all of the fun gadgets! Like for instance, the lid wand. (It is a long stick with a magnet on the bottom so you don't burn yourself trying to get the lids from the boiling water!) 
I love how everything has to be done in order.  If you do one step out of order, the whole process gets messed up!  Now every time I eat one of these pickles, I will think about this ::oh so happy:: memory!! =] <3 =]
Joyfully in Him,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


A month ago, Adam secretly put sunflowers in my bedroom. And when Kelle and I came home from church, we saw the lovely surprise! So I painted a picture of them. It took me a while to do it, but I finally got it to where I am happy with it!!  (when I paint, I sometimes pretend I'm a great french painter!!)

Joyfully in Him,

Monday, August 12, 2013

I Love Summer!! =]

Here is a video I made of our backyard this summer!!

Joyfully in Him,

p.s. if you go to full screen, the video will be really blurry.  I don't know why! =] 

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Summer of Pinterest Concluded!

Yay!! I am coming to an end of the Summer of Pinterest. I officially baked 20 desserts, cookies, and bread. I get this warm felling inside me when ever I accomplish something!

{number 20}  One Hour Pretzels 

My family thought that these were the BEST things I have ever made!! And they only took one hour. My advice to you, use the optional salt in the recipe. Even though they say optional, I would put it in.

I had the pleasure of having two very  lovely lady's come to our home for a tea party. I got to set up our dining room for a high tea.   I made my blueberry muffins for them.

 Here are some vegetables from our garden!

Joyfully in Him,