Saturday, January 12, 2013

Change The World...

With a New Year before us many of us refelct on what we have done and what  we can do to make our world a better place, to make some contribution that will help those around us.  We may look on our past with pride at all we have done, and with a thankful heart for the way God has blessed our work...we may look back and feel discouraged becuase it seems like our effort bore no fruit possibley even regret for missed opportunities...or if you're like me you look back with a mixture of thankfulness, pride, discouragement and regret. 

We all have our days of greatness when everything seems to come togehter and our plans unflold into something wonderful, but we also have missed opportunities or days when it seems that nothing we do makes a difference...but God sees all things, He knows our hearts  (Psalm 139:1-4 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.)...our Father who knows our hearts will honor our prayers and our efforts when we are doing them for His Glory and His Kingdom...He gives us Hope and Victory!!!

Change the world...you say?
That's a little big, don't ya think? 
Okay...then change your word!!
Hmmmm...even that seems a little daunting...my world consists of family, coworkerss,    friends, neighbors, commiunity, church...That's a lot.

We are all so busy the idea of changeing the our little corner of the world, let alone the world seems imposible and let's be honest it is imposible on our own...We must allow God to work in us...and we must do only those things which He calls us to do.  Recently I was listening to a podcast by Zig Ziglar..he talked about this idea of changing the world, and suggested that perhaps it's not about changeing the world, but changing a world.  When we make a difference in the life of just one person we are in fact...changing their world!!

So go out and change a world today!!!

Fancy that, we can change The World one world at a time.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I've been telling my oldest daughter that we would make something special to hang above her bed for months. We saved little snip'its, tags, bags, and paper...it took sleet and snow to keep us home...but we've finally done it. I love the way it reflects her personal style.

LITTLE GLIMPSES








THE BIG PICTURE



Fancy that, a project long invisioned finally comes together!
DeeLight


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow on Snow on Snow

Okay, I must admit I LOVE the white stuff (snow that is). I Love being stuck at home with my family and I love watching my kids play in the snow!

Granted we don't get stuck at home too often. I don't know if I would enjoy an entire season of it. But snow really is a wonderful thing.

And now for BED HEADS eating Snow Ice Cream for Breakfast...
I tried 2 recipes one with Eagle Brand (Paula Deen's Recipe) one made by mom's recipe. Mom's was the best but Paula Deen's recipe was okay.

Mom’s Snow Ice Cream

Mix:
2 C milk or half and half
½ - 1 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Stir until well blended and sugar starts to dissolve.

Fill a mixing bowl with snow pour mixture over snow and stir, add more snow for desired consistency.

Fancy That Ice Cream made from snow! Doesn't get much better than that.

DeeLight

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spread Your Wings and Fly

My mother has a "butterfly garden", and every year the kids love to watch the caterpillars as they gather on the fennel bush. They always bring one or two home, and observe them as they make their cocoons and wait for them to open into beautiful butterflies.

As we were preparing to go out of town, a few weeks ago, my oldest heard something rustle and notices that the butterfly had opened. What a lovely surprise!

Speaking of beautiful surprises...Check out this cute dress my mom made for "Big Sis" she started with a tank top cut it to a shorter length than gathered a great floral fabric and attached it to tank top :) How cute it that! "Big Sis" added a cute belt, necklace and jacket for the perfect look.

Fancy That, beautiful surprises all around! Keep a look out, you never know when something beautiful will be headed your way ;) DeeLight

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My mom gave me the coolest thing ever from Willaims-Sonoma . She gave me a pumpkin and apple shaped "hand pie" press.

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This is what the finished product looked like...not as great as the ones in the catalog, but I'm happy, and to be honest the pies didn't last long enough for it to matter too much. The great thing about these presses is that the kids are able to help (very easy to use).

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Fancy, that yummy little pies that little hands can help to make. DeeLight

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wall Collage with Picture Frames

Don't ask me why, but it has been my mission to decorate my house with items from goodwill, or garage sales. Now, I do have a few things I've picked up from other places, and of course there are the items I already had, but most of the newer things are thrifty things.
I was having pretty good luck finding prints, mirrors, wall hangings...but I had this one space that I just couldn't fill. I never happened on to anything that was the right color or style. So I decided to borrow an idea from one of my Country Living magazines, and use a collection of empty frames, mirrors...to create what I like to call a "wall collage". I stopped in at the goodwill (while my oldest waited in the car with the little ones) and 8 minutes later I came out with all of the frames, shadow box, and mirror you see in this picture. I cut a scrap of toile fabric to fit one of the frames. The shadow box was easy, I inserted decorative paper into the box and then placed tiny mementos into the, super tiny, spaces.
I removed the ghastly print that was in the black frame and replaced it with a collage made from junk that was literally sitting on my counter (old keys, scrapbooking scraps, ribbon, and a few old buttons). Oh, and I sanded the frame so it would loose a little of it's gloss and have a more vintage look.

Fancy That, a quick trip to the Goodwill and a new creative and inexpensive wall display, or should I say "wall collage";) DeeLight

Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh, What A Circus!!

Today's Muffin Tin theme really suits my life right now. With school, soccer, piano...starting back up things are a circus!
We had our Muffin Tin after school. I went with Mini Cupcakes and all the fixing's for clown faces.
Try as I may I can't get this picture to load into blogger the correct way, so turn your head sideways and every thing will be just right.

Big Sis is helping the two little ones with this project and I'm heading out to mow the lawn!!
Hope you are all having a Magnificent Monday!! Stop by Michelle's to see more muffin tins.
Facny that, A little clown'n around with cupcakes! DeeLight