Saturday, May 30, 2009
His senior year - 1977
Rick and his beloved wife of 29 years, Sharon...
A very familiar scene - Rick at a BBQ grill - he is truly a fabulous chef. Although he is a chemist by trade, his true passion is cooking...whether it's for 600 people at his church or 6 people at his home, he always cooks with love, and you can taste it in every bite!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I also found this YouTube video clip from James Robison's ministry - it is based on a poem written by an African man who was a small boy when James Robison came to establish a feeding program in Africa. Though it is not the greatest quality video, the words of this poem and the faces you will see will touch your heart. You can find out more about the wonderful outreach ministries (feeding the hungry, providing clean water, and so much more) of James Robison and his wife at their website called "Life Today" at http://www.lifetoday.org/site/PageServer
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"A friend loves at all times..."
I have so much I would like to say about friendship, but time is not on my side at this moment. Suffice to say that I have been abundantly blessed with friendships...of all types...from all over. But that was not always the case. Someday I will tell more about how the Lord expanded my heart...it's a wonderful story of God's grace and restoration. I hope to share it soon...
Happy Birthday Mom!!
I just wanted to take a moment to honor the birthday of one of the very best friends I have on the entire planet - my wonderful Mom, Wendy!! Thank you Mom for modeling God's love and compassion and peace for me and our whole family! What an incredible gift you are to all of us! I hope that God showers you with His lavish love and incomparable blessings this year as you walk with him each day. Thank you for everything! I love you so much and I am so very proud of you!
Monday, May 25, 2009
In this photo, much of the junk had finally been cleared out, but we were still in the midst of my sofa crisis and were not entirely sure what furniture was going to go where...so the little beige toile loveseat ($10 bargain at a garage sale) is just hanging out in here until we sort it all out. Early on, we realized that this room would never hold a standard double or queen bed, so we were actively on the hunt for a daybed so this room might actually be able to sleep guests...
Back to today...
Armed with my inspiration piece, I shopped my own stash of stuff to find a few accessories to get it started and make it at least feel a bit more cozy and homey...
Bunny print from a wonderful pastel artist (which I will frame one of these days), shelf (formerly gold...$1 at a garage sale), little tins, vintage embroidered dresser scarf, lamp, candle, silk ribbon embroidered kitty, books, and a rose clock were all in my stash already. (click this or any image to see more detail...)
Well, after no luck whatsoever finding a daybed on Craigslist, my Mom one day told me that friends of theirs had announced at their small group meeting that they were selling their daybed - white iron with trundle bed and 2 mattresses for $75! I didn't need to even see it - I knew it would be perfect...and it was! (although to pull out the trundle you have to take the chair out of the room...oh well :o)
I bought the "Sweet Violet" king bedding last year for $10 at a garage sale...I wasn't sure why at the time (other than the fact that once Target discontinued this Waverly home decor line you couldn't find it anywhere)... We were in our old house then and had no guest bed...but now I see that it was meant for here...
This little space does have a teeny alcove made by the furnace closet bumping into the room...and that little space beside the door was just right to hold our maple secretary and chair...and that's it...But it's a good thing as there was absolutely no other place in the house for the secretary to go...
The "Challenge" part of the 31 days is for myself mostly (but anyone can do it too...however it's not required for the giveaway), and involves me reading one chapter of Proverbs every day for 31 days and posting my favorite verse(s) from that day's reading here at Just Bee 'n Me. (You can see here how I kicked it all off on May 10th, Mother's Day) Today is day 16 so the reading is Proverbs Chapter 16. In honor of my first Met Monday I incorporated my favorite verse from that chapter onto a bookmark I illustrated - feel free to save this image and print it out on card stock if you'd like, and maybe add a little tassel or ribbon at the top to complete it. (If you do use this image electronically, all I ask is that you credit me as the artist...but feel free to have fun with it) You'll see that I carried on the "violet" theme from the makeover to tie it all together...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
You never know what you'll find on YouTube....
I really struggled today with what verse(s) to share, but I found this teeny video of Proverbs 13:9 and kept coming back to it, so I have to trust that this is the verse for today...
I promise I'll have a LOT more mobile home makeover projects and junkin' treasures to share in the next few days, so please check back. I've been working every day for the last couple of weeks on illustration work for submission for licensing, and I haven't had any time for new decorating projects or taking and downloading photos. But I'm just about done with my submissions for this client for now and plan to get back to decorating and garage saling this weekend!
See you tomorrow...