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The Unseen in 2013

Well, I blinked...and it's the end of another year/beginning of a new year. I usually say something like "how in the world did that happen?", but not this time. I know exactly why. I was busy doing life. I was spending time with the Father. I was journaling. I was doing my art. I was enjoying my fam…

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."
3 John 1:4

Wishing all of you Moms that I love and admire a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, filled with sweet blessings, simple joys and much love! Thank you for all you've done and continue to do to sha…

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Way Back When-sday - Easter Memories!

I decided to bring back a blog feature that used to be so much fun - Way Back When-sday! That's where I take a particular year or even an era or a day from my past and post about it on Wednesday along with photos and images from that time. Since today is my Birthday, I thought it would be the perfec…

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Touches of Christmas at our Woodland Cottage

Although Christmas Day has past, the lights are still twinkling and the warmth of family togetherness still lingers in our Woodland Cottage. Here are a few of the touches of Christmas from our home...

From the entry...

Dresser in entry...

Our tree...

The fireplace...

From the dining room...

 Our dining ro…

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Free Father's Day Printable

I created this Father's Day Scripture art last year and offered it as a free printable, so I thought I'd offer it as a freebie again this year! This is one of the illustrations I lost in a hard drive crash last year, so I was glad it was captured online and not lost forever...

The verse is Psalm 112:…

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Land of the Free!

Happy Birthday America, 
land that I love!!

Have a wonderful holiday dear friends and fellow Americans! 
May God continue to bless this wonderful land of ours!

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Dog Days of Summer: Louisiana Trip

On Father's Day weekend we took a trip to Louisiana to spend time with hubby's wonderful kids, grands, and great-grand. We were also there to celebrate his two oldest daughters' birthdays, which are one day apart...

We had a wonderful time, as always! Here's a few shots of the day - you can probably …

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Father's Day Freebie(s)!

In celebration of Father's Day this weekend, I designed this word art based on Psalm 112:1-9, which is full of beautiful promises for the important dads in your life. It is my gift to you for your personal use, and I hope you will use it as a blessing. It would be great to use for card-making or as …

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Happy Donut Day!

National Donut Day 2011!!

Yes folks, today is National Donut Day in America! It's true! National Donut Day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

So, who am I to scoff at such a renowned holiday with such noble beginnings? No, I will embr…

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We Remember

Happy Memorial Day!
Blessings to all our brave service men and women
 who paid the ultimate price for our freedom...

I hope you enjoy a lovely day with your family and friends. We'll be hanging out at my Mom and Dad's house later today...we're just going to have a laid ba…

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Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

We'll be busy enjoying some family time on a little excursion out of town...

Hope your weekend is lovely in every way!

One more quick note - there is so much suffering and heartache going on right now with the de…

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A Paper Bag Journal for Mother's Day!

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Hello friends! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do a new Mother's Day themed paper bag journal! This one is a bit different from the Valentines Day journal I did earlier this year - I changed the orientation to vertical (like a littl…

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I'm the lucky one...

...to have friends like you!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Please Bee Mine!

Big HUGS to you all on this fine Valentine's Day!

(and an extra squeeze for my sweet hubby - Love you Johnny!)

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Oh so close...

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The "Very Valentine Variety" Kit is so very close to being done! All of the individual elements (over 30 total), plus the six printables and six background papers you see above will all be included!! (BTW, I stood outside in 20 degrees to take the photo in sunlight...that's h…

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Valentine Sneak Peek

I'm sharing just a little taste of my soon to be completed "Valentine Variety" Clip Art Kit. I will also be making another paper bag journal, but this time using art from this kit...and thanks to your encouragement, I will be doing a full tutorial on the whole Valentine paper pag journal project! Th…

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Happy New Year Calendar Giveaway!

Happy New Year one and all!!
I thought it was an appropriate time to have a giveaway...specifically a Calendar giveaway !! You know you need a new calendar...the little tiny January square at the top of your December 2010 calendar page is just not going to cut it for long  :o) I am giving away a Sc…

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One Blessing After Another

Thanking the Lord today for His many blessings...and I count YOU among them!! May your day be overflowing with His goodness and your heart be overflowing with gratitude...

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
"From the fullness of his GRACE we have all received one BLESSING after another."
John 1:16

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Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

For faith,
I am forever grateful...

I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful, joyous Thanksgiving holiday!! May the love and grace of God fill your hearts and homes anew, and may gratitude freely flow!

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