Friday, February 24, 2012

35 till 35 Day 30

Only a few days left. Here is the photo for day 30, a view from my window.

Its the calm before the storm, we are suppose to get 20-30 cm of snow tonight and tomorrow. The little boy downstairs built the snowman this afternoon.!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

35 till 35 Day 29

I am pretty sure if you read yesterdays post you guessed who I was going to post a pic of for todays challenge which is someone you love. I said yesterday it would be of the person who means the most to me in the entire world and Carl.

Love you honey!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

35 till 35 Day 27 and 28

Here are yesterdays and todays photo challenge photos

Yesterday was my niece's birthday so I decided to write her a note for my day 27 challenge....handwriting.

Today's challenge was breakfast......I had homemade waffles with maple syrup!

Cant wait till tomorrow when I get to show you someone I love....hint its the most important person in the world to me!!!


Monday, February 20, 2012

35 till 35 Day 24, 25, and 26

Here are my photos for day 24, 25 and 26.....hands, best friend and pets.

The top photo is my hand, the middle is my best friend Angela, we have been friend for over 20 years. We met in Junior High and have been friends ever since. She is a wonderful, fun, caring, generous person and I couldnt ask for a better best friend! The last photo is of our cats, Bailey and Vader!


Friday, February 17, 2012

35 till 35 Days 21, 22 and 23

I was away for a couple days dog and cat sitting for my sister so I am behind so here are my photos for the last 3 days!

Day 21..after dark, I took this from our front door, you can see the building next door and the dusk till dawn light that shines in our living room window.

Day 22....daily routine, this is something I do daily!

And day 23...your favorite food, I will let the photo speak for itself!!!

Sorry I got behind, only a week and a half left till I turn 35!!!! I have been having fun taking these photos everyday and enjoying seeing everyone else's, thanks!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

35 till 35 Day 20

Today is suppose to be a photo of something old...this is the oldest thing I own. My Nannie Roxie gave it to me last year. It is a pendant that belonged to her grandmother Lottie Nicholson, it was given to her by her husband Luther Graham....its over 100 years old!!!! I so treasure it.

Very unique and very pretty!


Monday, February 13, 2012

35 till 35 Day 19

Today's photo is a smile. I was just about to take a picture on myself when Bailey jumped up on the desk and I told him to smile, he looked at me and made this face( I say its a smile) and so I snapped he photo. I thought it was cute so I decided to use his "smile" instead of mine!

Isnt that a cute smile??


Sunday, February 12, 2012

35 till 35 Day 18

Today is a sunrise or sunset. Thankfully the storm is over and the sun came out this afternoon and I was able to get(well Carl went out in the cold and took it for me) a photo of the sunset. Here it is.....


Saturday, February 11, 2012

35 till 35 Day 17

Today's photo is of trees! We are in the middle of a snow storm so I tagged along with Carl when he went plowing and brought the camera but ended up taking my favorite one right in our own driveway...hope you like it!

Hope we will be able to get a glimpse of tomorrow's photo challenge, either the sunrise or sunset, its still suppose to be snowing here. Guess we will see what the weather brings!


Friday, February 10, 2012

35 till 35 Day 16

Today's photo challenge is a photo of a pretty pattern........

This is a quilt my grandmother made for me a long time ago. Tulips are my favorite flower. My Nannie Scott died a few years ago and I treasure this quilt and the afghan she made for me. Miss and Love you Nannie!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

35 till 35 Day 15

Well we have already made it to day 15, todays challenge is a photo of where we sleep, I know you have already seen my bed, since I used it for a photo of something I made but here it is since it is where I sleep. I took a new photo though and its great since the sun is shining right on the side to highlight exactly where I sleep.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

35 till 35 Day 14

Todays photo challenge is.... What I read, so heres the photo

I love to read. I read alot. I love reading on the computer. I like reading other blogs. I like reading books and magazines on anything from home decorating to cooking. I love reading books of fiction, romance and true story. But mostly I love reading books about spiritual guidance especially the Bible. In the photo my Bible is open to a story of a woman I aspire to be more like.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

35 till 35 Day 13

So todays photo challenge calls for a photo of something I ate, so heres what I had for breakfast

Cherry yogurt and an english muffin with cheese! See you tomorrow for a pic of what I read!


Monday, February 6, 2012

35 till 35 Day 10, 11 and 12

Hey everyone, I know, I know its my challenge and I am not keeping up, but we had a crazy bad and busy weekend, but I did catch up and here are my photos to prove it!!

Day 10, far away .....this is my view of the tv from computer room!

Day 11...something fun, what could be more fun than the Superbowl. We had a pregame potluck with chicken wings, bacon wrapped hotdogs, nachos, pizza casserole, and awesome pink punch and cookie dough cookie dip with cookies of course. But the highlight of the night was the Giants winning!!!!!

Day shoes. Ok so I had to take the photo myself and my pants are in the way, but these are the shoes I have been wearing lately. They are a cute pair of black shoes, I know you cant tell they are black because they are dirty but the ground is covered in snow, sand and salt, I should have cleaned them up but I am trying to be real!!!

Sorry I got behind but I am now back on track and slowly getting closer to my big birthday!!! 35 isnt that big a deal but its my birthday and I always make a big deal of my own birthday. Hope you all had a blessed weekend and hope you came back tomorrow to see what I will eat!!


Friday, February 3, 2012

35 till 35 Day 9 Close Up!

Here is my day 9 photo...


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Turning an Old Toybox into a Coffee Table!

When I was a child, my sister and I shared a toybox. My parents bought it for us when we were just little girls. It moved from house to house with us, it was our tickle trunk( gotta love Mr Dressup), it was our desk when we played school and we even made it into a sofa when we played house. We fought over it, Melanie even carved her name into the side to proclaim to everyone it was hers. It even made it through a fire! When we each moved out for some reason I got it, and somehow it became my coffee table. I forgot to take a before picture, but this was taken a few weeks before we redid the toybox, you can even see right under the handle where Mel wrote her name!

It is now used to hold blankets for those cold winter days when we want to snuggle on the couch. I recently asked Melanie for permission to sand it down and restain it so it would match our other furniture. Its probably 30 years old so it needed a new finish. Here are some pictures of the process:

After Carl had sanded it down

all prepared to stain

first coat of stain

not happy with the coverage so we ended up doing  a second coat

a couple days after the second coat

applying the semi gloss to give it shine and protection

the finished product after the handles were put back on

close up 

viola!  all done!

Now it looks new and matches our other furniture. Its so great having a piece if my childhood right in my livingroom. Some day I hope to give it to my niece, so she can hopefully pass it along to her children, next time my sister comes for a visit I am going to have her put her name on the inside cover along with mine and Sophie's.A strong piece of furniture with sentimental family history.


35 till 35 Day 8

Well here it is Day 8 is something you made.......

The only thing I make really well is food and I am sure you are sick of my foodie pics and I am not the craftiest person so I decided to share something else I made today....our bed!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 7 of my 35 till 35 Challenge and Real Marriage.

Here is my faceless portrait for my 35 till 35 Photo Challenge.
 I choose this because no one else has this tattoo, so it is distinctly mine. I went to the tattoo parlor with a couple friends, starting looking through the drawings of the tattoo artist and instantly this one spoke to me. I love the moon and stars and the vines and flowers made it so feminine. The tattoo artist was very excited I had picked that one because he had drawn it 12 years before that and no one had ever picked it, it was meant for me.

So yesterday I posted a link to a video by Jefferson Bethke entitled "Sex, Marriage and Fairytales" it was inspired but Bethke's pastor Mark Driscoll's new book and sermon series called "Real Marriage".  Now I havent read the book yet but Carl and I did watch the first of the sermon series the other night, it was entitled "New Marriage, Same Spouse" here is the link if your interested In this book Driscoll and his wife Grace talk about everything from friendship in marriage to sex. The first sermon in the series was mostly an introduction and he shares their testimony and how through honesty and friendship and setting priorities in which God comes first they have been given a new marriage with the same spouse. They put an emphasizes on being completely honest with your spouse, laying it all out on the line to them about your past sins, so they know who they are marrying and if this isnt done how it can destroy your marriage later on. It lead to a great discussion between Carl and I after we finished watching it which made us both feel closer and stronger as a couple with a better understanding of who we each were and what we want from our marriage. I totally agree with Pastor Mark that the best marriages are based on a strong foundation of friendship and a strong willingness to put God and your spouse as your most important priorities in your life above work and  even your children!!!!! Carl and I are hoping through this series we grow even closer. If you get a chance check it through the link above and if you so let me know what you think!