Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I love books!

I love to read! My 3 favorite books are Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo and Pride & Prejudice. But recently I have been getting e-mails from McCalls with giant craft books and these have really piqued my interest! I am too poor to buy them so I look them up on Amazon and gaze lovingly and then I look for them at the town library :) Most of them aren't there, but I have found some others that are fun. Here are the ones that McCalls e-mailed today that looked fun:






Monday, November 30, 2009

Giveaways Galore!

I haven't managed to sit down and browse my blog list in quite a while! But I finally managed today and of course it being Cyber Monday I am coming across a lot of awesome deals! But also lots of giveaways!

This one is by far my favorite I have seen today! I also went to the Shade Clothing site and I am now in love with this:

The turtleneck Dress in Heather Raisin!

Vanilla Joy always has tons of super giveaways and ideas. Here are just a few that I have liked:






Monday, November 9, 2009

I've done it!



I have opened up shop! And I am super excited :D
Got and check it out and spread the word!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Coming soon!

I am in the process of setting up my etsy shop!
Coming soon!
See if you can guess what the name will be..... :O

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Taylor

Introducing the model Taylor! Isn't she so cute! You can choose any
2 matching (or mismatching if you prefer) fabrics. $20












Monday, September 28, 2009

The Jessica

This is my new bag. It's called the Jessica. In case you can't tell it's not a purse, it's a diaper bag. (I guess you could call it a mom purse though) :) This one uses 3 different fabric choices; Main outer, accent handles/pockets and inner lining. $35








Monday, September 7, 2009

This weekend has ruined me!



This weekend has completely ruined my diet!! Today we had FREE chick-fil-a sandwiches and yesterday we ate at Olive Garden. Can you say never ending pasta bowl!! Ugh!




Friday, September 4, 2009

Another giveaway

There are so many cute givaways going on right now! Here is another one. A door decal from Wight House gifts!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Giveaway @ Beneath My Heart!!

Traci is giving away some cute, cute, cute shelves! Go check them out!!



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Swagbucks

This is a fun way of getting points for doing things you do on the internet everyday! Basically I just point and click daily on different things and start earning "bucks" which you can redeem for gift cards! I am excited!

If you want to sign up use me as a referral and we both get points!

http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/sunflowerlin

Jeremiah




I was reading in Jeremiah today and immediately once I read this I thought about our nation and grieved for us. For where we started to where we have come. :(

Jeremiah 49:15-16
15 “ For indeed, I will make you small among nations,
Despised among men.
16 Your fierceness has deceived you,
The pride of your heart,
O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
Who hold the height of the hill!
Though you make your nest as high as the eagle,
I will bring you down from there,” says the LORD.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Can't get you out of my head

I fall asleep thinking about sewing projects. I wake up thinking about sewing projects. The other night I think I even dreamed about sewing!! It's on the brain!


This is definitely a book I need to try out.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The things the internet can teach me!

Who knew there were so many tools to make your life so much easier!!

I want this thing!





And this is just one I have found that could make cutting oh so much fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Loving the stitching giveaways!

Obsessively Stitching is having a cute giveaway!! ABC's anyone?

Go check her out!



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Funny Doggy

So I am eating a plate of biscuits and honey for breakfast and Eva is staring intently at them. I tell her "no, lay down", so she does. A few mins later I pick up the plate to continue eating and she turns her head away and is trying with all her might not to stare at me, but is sort of looking at me out of the side of her eyes... like "I'm not looking at the biscuits that I am not supposed to be looking at.... is she looking at me?" It was really funny! Silly puppy!





Friday, July 24, 2009

Another Purse

Actually this is the first purse I started, but I just finished the handles today! :)









Monday, July 13, 2009

Surprise! It's craft time!

All it takes is a cheap peg board, cast-off curtains, batting, and a few frills and wa-la!
I made it for Kristen. It matches the new colors of Brooke's room.






Saturday, June 27, 2009

New craft boxes

So I went to Good Will the other day and I bought 5 boxes for $6.00 and I made a little project out of them. So far I have finished 3 boxes. I really like them. I used some of the point I bought in 8oz. jars from home depot (to figure out wall colors) and some paper that I bought a long time ago from Hobby Lobby and a little mod podge. Here are before and after pictures.




















Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What is wrong?


"24 million Texans can't be wrong" Really? I think to myself as I drive by that billboard for the 40 hundredth time on my way home from work. It's a billboard advertising Lone Star Beer and I disagree, I think 24 million Texans can be wrong. It baffles me sometimes when I remember how much alcoholic drinking goes on in the world.

But as I am driving by it, the slogan got me thinking about several current affairs and shifts in our nation's thinking. People are wanting laws passed to legalize same sex marriage and to keep abortions legal and to use embryonic stem cells and many other things that our tolerant way of thinking leads us these days. If we can just get enough people to say it's right then it's right. If the law says we can do it then I am justified in taking those actions.

How many people do we need to agree with something to make it right?

And as I am driving God says to me "Lindsey, no matter how many come against me and my ways I am still truth". God stands alone above any man and whether the stances we take for things are with Him or opposite of Him, He will always be right. The whole world can stand up for a woman's right to choose, but if God says it is wrong, then that will never change.

Isaiah 17:12-13
Woe to the multitude of many people
Who make a noise like the roar of the seas,
And to the rushing of nations
That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;
But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

For Aaran

I am sure he will be sad that they didn't mention pancakes more :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtlaTNI1TaU&feature=player_embedded

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spiritual Gifts

Sometimes I think it is hard for me to step back and examine myself. Many times in the past few years people have asked me what my spiritual gifts are and frankly I (mostly) just don't know. So for fun I took an online quiz :) (Apparently Celibacy is not my thing ;) I guess my husband would appreciate that!)

www.kodachrome.org/spiritgift/

Score Graph of Score Spiritual Gift
21 ====================== Music
19 ==================== Hospitality
17 ================== Exhortation
17 ================== Craftsmanship
15 ================ Helps
15 ================ Poverty
13 ============== Pastoring
13 ============== Faith
13 ============== Encouragement
13 ============== Teaching
13 ============== Missionary
11 ============ Leadership
11 ============ Administration
11 ============ Writing
11 ============ Discernment
9 ========== Giving
8 ========= Wisdom
7 ======== Apostle
7 ======== Knowledge
7 ======== Mercy
6 ======= Evangelism
5 ====== Intercession
5 ====== Miracles
4 ===== Prophecy
4 ===== Healing
0 = TonguesSpeaking
0 = TonguesInterpreting
0 = Celibacy

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Amazing!

I am sure everyone has seen this many times!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luRmM1J1sfg

But it never gets old and I always nearly cry everytime I watch it!
I pray that her dream comes true and she stays just as common as she was when she walked out on that stage!

Amazing!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My 8 Things

I found this on Love, Laughter and Lyrics and I figured I would do it. The blogger doesn't know me, but since I have so much free time on my hands I frequently blog surf and come across blogs I like and then become a blog stocker and they don't even know me!! (Case in point.... Love Laughter and Lyrics, Pray for Coy, Bring the Rain, Consistently Inconsistent, Sarah Taylor and so many more!) :)
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8 Things I'm Looking Forward to...

1. Finishing work at my current job on June 30th!

2. Summertime Sun

3. Being with Kristen in Wyoming for all of July!

4. Aaran coming home from work (I love this everyday!)

5. Doing many fun, artsy craft projects.... (somehow I think this requires money....)

6. Having a family

7. Starting PA school in August

8. Getting Lasik
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8 Things I did Yesterday...

1. I reluctantly went to work for 12 hours.

2. Laughed in delusion with Nellie... a lot!

3. Read a few chapters in Revelation. I am glad I surrendered my life to Christ because it gets ugly!

4. Pillow talked with Aaran.

5. Ate leftovers

6. Went through my Sunday paper ritual of looking at ads and circling items I want knowing that we are not going to buy them :)

7. Clipped coupons

8. Read some of my current reading book The Time Traveler's Wife
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8 Things I Wish I Could Do...

1. Be a stay at home mom and be a PA at the same time (I think I am going to need a clone for this goal...)

2. Have wicked sewing skills

3. Take a shower and let my hair air dry and it would already be perfectly straight

4. Spend and purchase with abandon and not worry about the money balances

5. Get paid to do things like: read blogs, craft, watch TV, and shop. I would be a very rich woman. and happy.
I would be oh, so happy. (I am agreeing with LLL on this one!)

6. Live in 2 places at once

7. Shave once and never have the hair grow back...anywhere!

8. Be in the sun for 20 mins and have a nice golden color!
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8 Shows I Enjoy...

1. Lost
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Chuck
4. Heroes
5. Private Practice
6. Greek
7. Friends
8. ER
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8 Friends I tag...

Kristen
Katie
Debbie
And anyone else who reads this.... I don't have that many friends who blog!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wowzers!

Utterly Brilliant! I will be employing this method in the future and saving myself some serious OCD moments!

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-to-hang-picture-collage.html



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

UNCLEAN!!


This cute little face is unclean!! Nemo has tapeworms!! Ewwww

It started because he jumped up on my lap and I shooshed him down with my hands. Well one hand grazed his butt and low and behold there was a little grain of rice white thing on my finger. I ran to the sink ewwwing the whole way, disposed of the wormie and washed my hands. I checked his butt and there was nothing else there. Then I bleached my hands!!! The internet says he has tapeworms... ugh. I have a feeling this is going to be a fighting/cleaning battle. Cleanse the cat and everything he has ever sat on!

Monday, March 9, 2009

FYI

Just an fyi, I am still blogging the mundane stuff at bravejournal if you are interested. If not you can stick with this blog! :)

http://sunflowerlin.bravejournal.com

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Queen of Hearts

I have the most wonderful husband.

Let me explain...

On Wednesday nights in Flipside we are going through the book of Genesis. We have been discussing Joseph and how God wanted to use him. God even showed Joseph in dreams that he was going to use them. Well we all know that Joseph got a little over confident and his brothers got a little jealous, so they sold Joseph into slavery and he ended up in Egypt. So fast forward to the part with Joseph and Potiphar's wife. She wants Joseph, he is a Hebrew trying to be in God's will and a servant to his master Potiphar. So Aaran is trying to explain to the kids about taking what God has for you versus taking what you want for yourself. So Aaran goes around the circle with a deck of cards and tells them all to take a card; any card they want. Then he goes around again and gives them each a card. So all this to make a long story short, the card you take is what you want for your life and the card given is what God wants for your life. So Joseph is trying to take what God is giving and he is fleeing from what he might want for himself. Well this is all good for the kids and they get it, but God is not through, He has a really sweet message for me. When we took the cards I got the King of diamonds and not really knowing why we were taking cards I am thinking, "wow this is a good card. Hahaha I love it!". So I am in good shape right. Well while Aaran is passing out cards he is looking at them and giving each card to each person. He comes to me and chuckles and hands me the Queen of Hearts. So of course I was all like "awwww", but then I started thinking, this card represents what God has for me, this card is what God gave me, a good and perfect gift. That card is my husband, Aaran. That good and perfect gift from God is him to me. I am so blessed by Aaran and I am not thankful enough for the wonderful man that God has given me. It's so easy to look at all the things that bug me about him and overlook all the MANY wonderful qualities he has, qualities that God knew my husband was going to need. Qualities of patience, humor, kindness, patience, tenderness, caring, patience, compassion, love for the Lord, a desire to do God's will and patience.

Thank you Lord for giving me the Queen of Hearts, because you knew better than anything I could take for my life that he was what I needed.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Semi-sadness

I quite possibly might switch over to blogger to continue my blogging fun, but I am sad at the loss of how many years I already have on my bravejournal blog. Oh the decisions I have to make in life!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Smile!

I may or may not blog here... who knows.

I made this so I can comment! :)

My current blog is: http://sunflowerlin.bravejournal.com