my humble home, and art, and such....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The chorus of this beautiful song is my new mantra! God bless you Amy Grant for putting into words- into beautiful words- what so many of us busy mamas are feeling!

Friday, December 12, 2008

wiNteR fAirY WonDErLaNd

I am making winter fairy jars! I will sell them in my etsy store if anyone is interested. Also, for anyone local I will take some up to the gift shop at Auburn mall. This is sooooo much fun!! I am kind of hoping that I get called out of work due to weather in the morning so I can spend the time on making more jars! Let it snow...let it snow....let it snow!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I just want to stay home. I want to be there for my little ones anytime they need a hug, to snuggle, to cry, to show me the most beautiful picture they just drew. I want to be there. I want to be there for my older kiddos, for meal time chats, for midday walks, to tuck them in before they are too old to be tucked in anymore! I won't even mind if sometimes they take me for granted for always being there. I want to spend the day up to my elbows in dishes and up to my knees in laundry. I want to have the chance to do it again- to be the stay at home mom I was- only better. I want to help, encourage and support my dear husband in his goals and dreams. I want cook the meals with my daughters. I want to color with my little ones. I want to play board games (maybe even computer games?!) with my 13 year old. Yes I know I can squeeze the time in to do those things now, but it is not the same as staying at home and doing them, its just not.
I am not complaining, I am not looking down at other moms who work happily outside of the home. I just wanted to share my hearts desires because this is me, it is what I think about and dream about all the time.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Please still my soul

In the quiet
In the morning
In this place

I pray
I wait
I draw strength

from Your Spirit
from Your Word
from Your Presence

Please whisper my name
Please strengthen my heart
Please still my soul

Friday, August 15, 2008

sweet gypsy doll

My first altered doll- and a new found interest- a gypsy cottage style look. Lovely imperfect fabrics and found objects-pieces- discarded, forgotten. God takes the tattered pieces of our lives and makes something beautiful of it.I am not perfect, but I am beautiful- everything about me is covered by God's love and his sovereign grace- my shortcomings, my mistakes, my past, my future, my children, my husband, my needs, my beautiful life!!! Thank you oh Father for your love for me! Please help me to share your sweet beauty and grace with others.
The pretty aqua-blue "skirt" is a dress from Moss Hill Studio collage sheet-I love Moss Hill Studio!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

click here to enter my new cafe press store!

Please check out my newest venture! You can buy my art on anything from greeting cards to a baby's onesie! Very excited!! I have one design I have started with- my collage "she is in the garden" Some samples of items you can buy with this design: magnet, tote bag, journal, clothing, etc. All part of my endeavor to work at home! Please check it out! Thank you!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Look at me, I'm blogging!

I asked the wonderfully talented artist, Joanna Pierotti, for advice on selling my artwork. One of her tips was to start a blog. So, look at me, I'm blogging! If you haven't ever seen Joanna's must must must! and her new website. She is selling the most beautiful collage pages in the world!

I just started selling my artwork on etsy, . God works in mysterious and delightfully funny ways! I have two artist's blogs bookmarked- Joanna Pierotti's Moss hill and Nellie Wartman's I have had these two bookmarked for quite some time now. I had never corresponded with Nellie though. So guess who was the first person to purchase from my etsy store? None other than the incredibly talanted artist, NellieWortman! Thank you Nellie, what a boost of confidence!! I love Nellie's artwork and was delighted that she would buy a piece from me!

So to make this very first entry somewhat short and sweet (gotta get the fam ready for church)Here are my art pieces currently listed on etsy. Thanks for stopping by!!