Friday, April 26, 2013

Lily of the Valley

I transplanted these from the fence row years ago. I like to think they have been around this place for many, many years. I have peonies, lily of the valley and hosts that were all original to this land when we moved here. I've moved them, divided them, many times. I love how you can start with a few and then they multiply many times over.

We had to take down the children's tree fort a few weeks ago because we were cleaning out the fence row. Big Sister was quite sad, I felt really bad for her, I'm hoping we can build them something better to replace it! There have been a lot of changes to our back yard, we're hoping to plant grass soon and working on new fencing. Which I am so excited about!!! I'll show pictures eventually. This old blog has certainly been neglected lately, Instagram is to be blamed for a lot of it! I'm mfcass on Instagram if you care to follow...

Bye now, I'm off to paint some fence boards!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Master Designer

Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving.

~Matthew 6:26-33

(this is from last spring)

This time of year is Glorious!

It's as if God is saying, "Surprise!  I didn't forget about you, I'm breathing LIFE back into this cold, dark world. Love it, soak up all this beauty, I created it just for you. And as you delight in it, remember me."

I love to make my home attractive, arranging, decorating, it makes me happy. But even the best home designer can't hold a candle to the design that God displays every spring.

So, so beautiful!!!

(What has happened to my little girl? She's grown so fast!)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Vintage Stool

I found this for $3 at a yard sale on Saturday!

I love the rusty patina, and that it's really small. It will fill in when we need an extra bar stool.

It fits nicely at the end of my counter. Now I'm inspired to do more yard sale-ing!

We've had a full week of spring break. It was cold most of the week, and at first, I was a little grumpy about that, but that's pointless, really.

The week was filled with cousin play time, putt-putt golf, (a first for the kiddos) outdoor picnics, and just all around play!

Yesterday, I planted a bare root rose, a yellow climber. This is a first for me, I really hope it does well!

I am really tired of my blog header, but, it's always so hard to change, anyone have a good link for how to size the photos and get it changed smoothly?

Also, how do I bring a Pinterest photo to my blog post? This stuff quickly frustrates me!!

Bye for now,
have a great week!!!