Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars. The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of thegreatness of His might and the strength of His power. Not one of them is missing.
Isaiah 40:26 (NASB)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Words of Encouragement

I am a Christian. My faith lies soley in my God, Jesus Christ. My goal is to live my life daily in service to Him. I hope that when the day comes He can look at me and say "well done, my good and faithful servant."

There are passages in The Bible that truly lift my head and spirit, and I hope that they will bring encouragement to you also.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
Psalms 139:14 (NKJV)

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mason Jar Dispensers

I have officially jumped on the mason jar band wagon. I am in love and have a few other projects to show you with mason jars. But, today it is dispensers.

This is the easiest project ever, and can add so much personality to a kitchen or bathroom.
I bought some soap pumps here
that were much nicer than what I could find at Hobby Lobby. With a little help from oil-rubbed bronze spray paint, the lids were almost the same color as the pumps.
Here is a great picture tutorial for you. I would suggest buying the pumps the color you want them to be and then painting the lids to match, to avoid the paint scraping off.

Here is how mine turned out
So that is boring, I must fill 'em up and put 'em to good use.
I love this one in the full of lotion in the bathroom.
These two are on the ledge in from of my kitchen sink with dish soap and hand soap. I love the color and they are so much cuter than a plain soap bottle.

Now go find yourself some mason jars and add a little vintage style to your home.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tiered Dessert Stand

My project folder has been growing daily, and now that I joined the Pinterest movement it is a little out of control. One of the project I finally got to is a tiered stand. I have seen so many tutorials on how to make these and finally found one I had to copy.

All I needed was a clearance melamine plates from Target, a brass candlestick from a 2nd hand shop( just make sure it unscrews in at least one place), and an adorable knob from Hobby Lobby and my tiered stand took shape.

Here is the final result....
I think the owl approves

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Barn Light Electric Giveaway

I absolutely love Barn Light Electric. They have some very unique and beautiful fixtures. They are perfect for any style and a great addition to any room to add personality and character. LOVE 'EM!
Here are some of the pieces I am hoping to have in my new home:

Barn Light Electric is doing a fabulous giveaway! They’re giving away one $1,000 Grand Prize and one $500 2nd Place Prize to two lucky winners who enter their homes. The two winners will each receive a Barn Light Electric Gift Certificate to purchase new lighting for their homes or to finish off that lingering renovation project.

Are you kidding me?! Talk about a kid in a candy store!

If you’d like to enter, here’s how:

1.Look around online at Barn Light Electric and pick lights you’d love to win.
2.Share your picks on your blog and link to the lights if you can.
3.Copy and paste these rules at the bottom of your blog post.
4.Once your post is up, you must email your blog link to: to be qualified to win. The contest ends October 12th, 2011.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Someone gave me an award......seriously

Sharon at From Rags to Rainbows awarded me with The Versatile Blogger Award. I was am completely shocked and so flattered.

Thank you so much Sharon for thinking of me.
Make sure you check her out at From Rags to RainbowsI have no doubt you will be inspired by her incredible talents and amazing pieces.

As a recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award, there are 3 rules to follow...

1. Thank the person who awarded you.
2. Tell 7 things about yourself that your readers may not know.
3. Award 7 other bloggers with this award.

Once again, thank you so much Sharon. I am so honored that you thought of me and my tiny but growing blog.

7 Things you don't know about me:
1. I do not sew, and it is unlikely that I will ever learn.
2. I have 2 kids, Maddox is 4 and Amaya is 2.
3. My parents own a pecan orchard, which has given me a love for trees. I am sure you will start to see that as I share more projects.
4. I love to run and would really like to run a marathon....or maybe just a half marathon.
5. We have lived in a tiny 2 bedroom house for 5 years, had 2 kids here and tons of memories. Even though we are about to start building a new home I am going to be very sad to leave our historical home.
6. Aside from my years in college, I have lived in New Mexico my entire life.
7. I am completely awful at making decisions.

Now for the really fun part, I get to choose 7 more amazing bloggers to award. These are some women who have great ideas and are so inspiring to me.
Ethereal Plus what I Love
Reno and Reorganization
Homemade Lovely
A Mom not a Professional...
The Small Things Blog
The Gathering Place Design
The Cellar Door

All of these womens blogs have truly inspired me in so many ways. Please take the time to visit them, and let them know I sent you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Killer Peanut Butter Bars

These are without a doubt the most delicious peanut butter dessert I have ever eaten. And so easy to make too. Get ready to get baking because I promise you will love this treat. It is 2 mouthwatering layers of peanut butter topped with heavenly chocolate.

Layered Peanut Butter Bars

Cookie Base
1 pouch of peanut butter cookie mix
3 T vegetable oil
1 T water
1 egg

1/2 cup butter, sofented
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp milk

1 cup semisweet choc. chips
1/4 cup butter

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan

2. In a large bowl stir together all cookie base ingredients until a soft dough forms. Press dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.

3. In a small bowl beat all filling ingredients on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over cookie base.

4. In a microwaveable bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Heat on hig about 30seconds, stir until smooth. Be cautious not to overcook. Let cool about 10 minutes then spread over filling.

5. Refridgerate 30 minutes, or until set.


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