Sunday, May 31, 2009


This stool was painted to match the Tiddliwinks bedding from Target for one of our teachers at school. This was the first stool I have done for a girl. I have 2 more orders for girls to do this summer.

Thanks for all the orders on the name plaques! I really enjoy doing these. I've got some new ones I have painted, but I am waiting for them to be given as gifts before I post the pics!

I played with my Cricut this afternoon jazzing up some 2/$1 bags from Hobby Lobby for some graduation gifts.

I have had this planter from Canton for several years now. It was white and I painted it black. Anyway, it has been holding shoes since I've had it because I just didn't know how I could put plants in it and look attractive until now. Thanks to Blanca for letting me know that they make liners for these! I think it looks much better than shoes now!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Last Thursday night was the annual FFA banquet. Todd and I had a great time serving the steaks, potatoes, and rolls! Mr. Agudelo did an awesome job with the salad too! Lindsey and Todd pose for a picture after the banquet. Lindsey got the Environmental Technology Award. I am wondering if it has something to do with her amazing use of her Blackberry!

Just finished this sign for Miss Connie's daycare as a gift from some sweet little boys.

I have been doing a few of this signs lately. They make great wedding/anniversary gifts. I am currently working on a couple more right now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Camera in the Cow Pen

Ashley and Lindsey went out to attempt to walk the steer. While trying to persuade him to do this, they got a little CRAZY with the camera!

Ride'em cowgirl!

I said, "WALK!".

Lindsey tries her hand at it. No luck.

She even tries to sweet talk him into letting her lead him! Good thing the county fair is almost a year away! We got a lot of work to do!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Visit to Mama and Daddy's

I left Friday after school and headed south east to visit Mama for Mother's Day. Daddy always makes pancakes when we visit. I love how he makes them crunchy around the edges! These pancakes were WONDERFUL!

Uncle Wendy came to help Daddy fertilize the corn. Aunt Barbara came too and we had a nice visit. Tammy came later that day. I am so proud of her and her husband, Chad. They had gastric bypass surgery in the fall. Tammy has lost 84 pounds and Chad's lost 114! Tammy looks so good! (Should've taken a pic)
They are like 2 kids with new toys!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today, our first butterfly came out of its chrysalis! The kids are absolutely amazed with this transformation from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Each day they observed and counted the days. Today we let Steven (don't ask me why they named it this!) free. Just this is a miracle in itself. I learned that we should slow down and see the wonders of God every day.

The kids are waiting for "Steven" to take flight! When he finally took off, the kids squealed with excitement! We had a revival at church this week and last night Bro. Troy baptized 4 people: 2 cowboys at least in their 40's and a couple who has been married for 45 years! I heard that at least 23 people were saved this week! As God can transform a caterpillar to a butterfly, He can transform man into a new creation with a heart for Him. I see that it is never too late for a person to come to know God as his/her Savior. My heart aches for some people that are very dear to me. I pray that they will accept Jesus soon!

This is a shower gift I painted this week.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our Canton Trip

FINALLY, it was time for our end of the year trip and this year we were Canton bound! We left right after school and headed due north. We were half way there, when our pastor called and said he had heard Canton was closed because of the swine flu. I thought he was just pulling my leg, but he was serious! We all pulled over in Cayuga and Sara called the chamber and it was not cancelled! Praise the Lord! The swine flu is not near as bad as telling 8 teachers who have waited all week to go shopping they had to turn around and go back home! We got settled in at the Bunny Hollow B&B, and then ate Mexican food. HOMEMADE flour tortillas with butter, YUM!

One of the rooms slept 7, so we piled in there and talked to after midnight. We tried to catch Sherry dozing off, but she woke up right when I took the picture!

Sonja's shirt says it all!

Breakfast was at 7:30. I could smell sausage cooking around 4am, and I was upstairs! The ones sleeping downstairs said Ms. Ogden was up at that time cooking breakfast. We had a wonderful breakfast casserole and cinnamon roll.

We were on the grounds at 8:00. We met up at noon to eat, see what all we purchased, and check the map to find out where we haven't been.

Just look at that smile. That must mean that Sara hasn't spent all her money yet, and she is ready to go back for more!

If you know Angela, you know that she is UNIQUELY DIFFERENT! This shop was really neat!

Just completed Zoe's dresser. Her mom got a DEAL on this! It needed a little TLC, and with new drawer pulls it will be like brand new. It matches the Wild Thing bedding from JC Penney's.

Agnes is at it again! Todd said this was a little out of his comfort zone, but the printer liked it!