Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Man on the Corner

The Man on the Corner
by: Beth Fuston

The man on the corner
always gave me a smile,
but I only saw him
every once in a while.

The man on the corner
quoted a scripture to me,
I didn't know it at the time
it was Phillippians 4:19.

The man on the corner
was always on my mind,
I saw God in his face
each and every time.

The man on the corner
was sent from above,
to teach me things
like patience and love.

The man on the corner
touched my heart and soul,
he has taught me more
than he will ever know.

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Monday, January 25, 2010

Simply Perfect

I love everything about this bedroom and would love to cuddle up in that bed with a good book!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekly Inspiration

It is said that if you whisper your heartfelt prayers to a butterfly, that mystical messenger will carry your wishes to the heavens. For the generous spirits have blessed the butterfly's delicate wings with the strength to soar high into the sky, where your dreams are then swiftly transformed into destiny. ~unknown~

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ready for Spring

Happy Weekend to you and yours! Hope it is Simply Fabulous!

~photo source~

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

If you haven’t already made a charitable contribution to help those suffering in Haiti, here’s a way you can.

If you like to make crafts, you can donate your goods! If you are of the non-crafty-type but like to shop for crafts, you can shop! All procedes benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Craft Hope.

Here are a few items that you can purchase.

Monday, January 18, 2010

What's Cookin'

Well, I will admit that I have not cooked at all since the holidays! I was planning on trying to cook at least 4 nights a week but that has not happened! Instead, my poor kids and husband have been eating a lot of corn dogs and chicken nuggets!

In an attempt to eat healthier (new years resolution), I am going to try to keep up with my cooking goal. I am hoping that by putting it all out there and letting you all know what I am supposed to be cooking, that it will hold me accountable! We'll see!!! :)

So, armed with my cook book and grocery list that Amy made me (check out the post on it here) I headed off to the grocery (which I don't like doing) and picked up everything I needed for this weeks menu along with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables! Having a set menu and grocery list really helps me stay organized, focused and keeps me from buying items I don't need!

Monday: Lemon baked chicken with corn on the cob, dinner rolls and fresh salad.
Tuesday: Lasagna with green beans, garlic bread and caesar salad.
Wednesday: Grilled chicken breast with sweet potatoes and fresh salad.
Thursday: Chicken parmesan with caesar salad.
Friday: FREE DAY (which means I have no idea and that's o.k.!)

I am really hoping to stick with this throughout the rest of the year! What are you guy's eating for dinner? Let us know! It would be a great way to get different ideas and stay inspired!

~image source~

Weekly Inspiration

Etsy Love - faire houre

I love the look of these clocks and that they are re-purposed from china! Great idea!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday Fun

Ty practicing his yoga!

We had to walk through one of the tunnels that goes under the street. The boys love this!

Yesterday, Kris, Ty, Tucker and I decided to take a walk along the trails of our neighborhood. We are so lucky to live in a beautiful area where we can do things like this. The creek was full from the rain we have had so it was fun to see the waterfall. This summer it was completely dry! We walked to one of the parks and the boys had fun playing there. Ty also practiced a little bit of his yoga that he has been learning. He told me yesterday that his core needing strengthening! HA! It was a great day!

Fun in the Tub

Nothing like having fun in the tub with brother!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

How much longer daddy...

is what Ty kept saying to Kris while they were putting together this 1170 piece Lego ship. I am glad that I was at work and Kris had wine to keep his nerves in check! It is so cute to see them working together on Lego's. They both love it!!! By the way, Ty sometimes wears a shirt. Only when he has to!!! HA!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quiet Times for Couples

Kris and I have started reading this book every night before bed. It is a daily devotional for you and your husband. We have been through the book several times and have started it again this year! It always gets us talking and sharing what we think with each other. This quote below was from January 11th, what we read last night. The premise of the day was that risk-taking in marriage may be threatening, but it's better than the alternative of shriveling up and dying as a couple. The verse for the day was Phillipians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I absolutely love this quote and wanted to share it with you!

To laugh is to appear the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken , because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow.
But he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, and live.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited freedom.
Only a person who risks is free!

Author Unknown

Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekly Inspiration


Etsy Love - trampoline

These little jars are beautiful and so easy to find. You can also find them very reasonably priced. Grouped together, they make a great little collection!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Follow-Up on Our Secret Santa

I shared a few weeks ago that Ty and Tucker had been receiving a Secret Santa gift every evening. I posted a few of the gifts and wanted to show you the final gift. Our good friends Casey and Greg were the culprits and Ty and Tucker were so excited to find out they were the ones behind the surprises!!!

This was the last gift that Ty and Tucker opened. All of the small boxes came in this large box with the other things. The last box Ty opened was a mirror. The gift is called, What God Wants For Christmas so when you look into the mirror you see yourself and that is what God wants for Christmas! You stand it up and make a nativity scene! So cute and such a great gift idea! The boys loved it!!!

A Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.

Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.

He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.

She read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."

I love this and thought I would share it with you. My mom originally shared it with me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Little Something...

Simply Stated!!!


Happy 2010

It feels so weird to write that. Just seems like yesterday we were celebrating the year 2000. Here's to hoping you and yours have a Simply Fabulous New Year!!!