October 26 2014

Chair Rehab

The Mid-Century Modern Chair Makeover

Chair 2I’ve finally finished my chair.  (Blog post: http://www.theonething1721.org/treasures/)

Remember when it looked like this:

Before

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After:

It has become one of the most comfortable chairs in the house.  What a little elbow grease, paint, and new gray suede upholstery can do! Chair1Now it will fit in nicely when I get to return home…I think I’ll use it as an office chair.

Craft of the Day

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Here is an extra craft for today:

pumpkin cutoutredoneDecorating for Fall and Halloween…pumpkin cutouts, thanks to my Cricut I can cut out multitudes of shapes in no time.

October 23 2014

Thanksgiving Memories

What is Your Favorite Memory of Thanksgiving?

thanksgivingThanksgiving is coming!  Despite the Christmas decorations and paraphernalia everywhere you shop,  the greatest holiday between Halloween and Christmas Day, is Thanksgiving.  I see this wonderful day being overshadowed by the emphasis on those other more commercial holidays.  How do you market an attitude of the heart rather than the momentary bliss of celebrating marketing agendas? (Gosh, I’m beginning to sound like a radical…I do enjoy Halloween or the exaltation of fall/harvest and Christmas). I just have wonderful memories of Thanksgiving day with family, awesome food, football, and mostly fun and laughter.

My most precious memory was the Thanksgiving when I was in the sixth grade.  My mom had clients that were very wealthy who were going on vacation during the holiday and offered my mom the use of their gorgeous home for our family to celebrate. This house had all the best of everything (at the time): crystal stemware, dishes, linens, furniture, heated floors, a guest house and a bath house by the pool, and so much room.  We all had a great time exploring, and all of our relatives were invited!  I hadn’t seen some of my cousins in years and my grandmas made the best dishes ever, both were fabulous cooks, and the best part was seeing my mom so happy!  It was always her desire to have family around her, after all she raised six kids and was the most joyful when she could get the whole lot of us together. The memory of that special day is still so vivid in my spirit and it has become my greatest joy too, to have family around in celebration of the thankfulness we share.

What are some of your favorite memories? Comment to me and share please, I’d love to hear your stories!

Craft of the Day

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October 18 2014

The Fruit

The Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.                    Galatians 5:22-23

Fruit of the Spirit 008 (2)You will know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:16

When it really comes down to it, the Gospel is very simple.  We have a loving and good Father (God), who desired to have a relationship with the mankind that He created, giving them a free will.  When man made the choice to turn away to their own reasoning, sin entered the world and their hearts.  The only way for God to restore this intimate relationship with His people was to send His Son, Jesus, to this world to become the sacrifice for the sin that ensnared them. With His precious blood that was shed for all and His resurrection from the dead, Jesus broke the curse of sin forever. Man was free to step into eternal life and the reconciliation of  relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and was given the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, to do the greater works that Jesus did. Our part is in the cooperation of being led by the Holy Spirit to be transformed into the image of God’s dear Son, producing fruit in the world around us.

Love

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Joy

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Peace

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Patience

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Kindness

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Goodness

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Self-Control

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Craft of the Day

village cardInspiration at the Scrapbooking store.

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