Friday, December 29, 2017

                  “She looketh well to the ways of her household.”                                              Proverbs 31: 27

  This woman could easily be me or you. Surrounded by her children playing, talking, and being inquisitive. As you try to complete your daily task's and projects. Constant interruptions and noise through out your home of voices, toys, running feet, and laughter.  Of course in between a tug of war for a toy or an argument of what is theirs. You may not even feel well but continue to on to your daily chores. You may even have a child with special needs that takes up the majority of your day. However,  everyday day as a homemaker we have opportunities to be happy, gentle, loving, or frustrated, upset, and angry.  These are real everyday choices for us as women to make. When frustration sets in I know that God is in the room with me watching. Each word every action we will have to defend. Was there wisdom, kindness, gentleness, patience, and love? 

Proverbs 31:26She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue

  I am no Martha Stewart or Pioneer Woman.  Although, I long to achieve some of their skills. I am human.  I have my moments when I lose my temper just as anyone else and say things I ought not. We often forget to take that moment to breath and think before reacting to our children, family, and friends. Choose patience and gentleness. It's such a simple way to live. A fruitful and delightful way to feel. Building those up around us instead of tearing them down. Knowing that God is pleased with us and our choices. We as woman leave an impression for a lifetime on our children of what is right and wrong. What is acceptable and what is not.  We cast long shadow's in their lives after we are gone. I hope you enjoyed my fruit for thought.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The year is coming to a close soon. Its a special time for reflection and growth. The month of January will consist of many personal changes for myself. As a wife, mother, and homemaker.  The way I run my home and how I care for it will be will be in the fore front. I will changing a few things and making my home less cluttered. I will be doing more with learning with my younger children. I will also be tending to my spiritual growth and placing much needed Bible study in my every day. Creating more home cooked meals with scents that will welcome my husband home after a long day at work. Learning to be gentle even when in strife and thinking before I speak. Recognize and be thankful for all my blessings everyday. Lastly remembering to acknowledging one's unique ways and embracing them.  That is what makes one special. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December is here and a crafty share

To welcome in December 2017 I decided to have a craft challenge for myself. I want to share a crafty project once a week.

This week I want to use what I have. I chose a ring from that I purchased about a year ago. The owl ring is large and beautiful in details. Unfortunately, the stretch part was to tight.  I simply cut off the stretch portion. Next, I used my Baiyon alcohol ink markers the colors I chose are black and brown. For the background I used Tim Holtz wood pieces I picked up from Joann's online a few years back. I tacky glued 2 wood pieces together for the base/frame. I colored the ring and hot glued the owl ring to the wood. I set it aside to rest and adhere. I then tacky glued the open space on the bottom wood frame and gently poured Recollections gold micro beads. Lastly, I used black marker on the raw edge of the wood to finish the look. I hope this inspired you to use some untraditional items for crafty goodness. Enjoy my friends