Monday, September 30, 2013

Upscaled Blue . . .

Denim . . .
From my idea files . . .
 Love this idea of reusing jeans.  Great idea for a tablet cover . . .
Or a cool idea for a journal . . .

 Love this one.  I've probably shown this one before but it's Blue so
And then this cool idea to update a T-shirt!
I want to try this one.
 
And always I have to include something from the barn . . .

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sharing A Sunday Blessing Prayer Requests

I received a Blessing this morning in worship.

May your day be filled with Blessings.

Thought I would share a favorite scripture
illustration . . .

 My Cowboy and I serve at a church in a juvenile prison.
This morning was a sweet time of worship and praise. 

And a time of sweet prayer . . .
 
 
It's amazing to read some of the sweet words that were lifted up to the father this morning . . . (undedited)
 
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask of you to help me in my time Lord and understand that I love you Lord. And I ask you to help my family as well and Bless my church we as everone in the world.
Amen J.H.
 
Father I wan you to save me. And help me teach me to do good.  And help me fill me up with wisdom.  And don't leave me alone. Please I need you Lord.  Thank you so much for everything!
J. A. P.
 
Pray for me because I need strength.  And for my family.
Help me to stop being negative.
J.A.
 
Lord please give me the strength to go home and get out of here.  And I just want to know you more. 
Protect my family and friends.
K. C.
 
I would like to pray for every single person that needs praying for. So they can learn to accept God in their lives.  So whatever they need they can ask him!
C.L.
 

 
 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Things I Love . . .

Just a few things . . .
I love my blog.  One of my favorite things to do.  I hope you enjoy visiting.  And I hope you leave with a smile . . .
I love my crazy life.  I have tons of favorite things and interests!
I love Pinterest because I can find adorable photo's of one of my favorite animals.
I love horses . . .
And you can find beautiful photo's of snow.  Which I love to look
at!  I am a true Texan.  We don't get snow!
And I love this pic of my grandson the
Christmas he was 3.  It was perfect to illustrate Revelation 3:20.
I love illustrated scripture!
And I love that even when I can't put it into
words that my Father is listening. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sooo Thankful so many prayers answered



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So many prayers.
So many days that the words just did not come.
God is faithful.
Today our daughter received word that her divorce is final.
Many emotions tumble through all our hearts.
It is so hard for her to look at the finality of it.
It is hard for her to realize she is divorced and a single mom.
It is hard. 
It is so sad when your only dream is to be a wife and a mommy.
But, things don't always turn out the way we expect.
We are happy.  We are blessed because she is safe.
Our grandson is safe. 
We are glad that God is in control.
If you are saying prayer, after prayer and your wondering where God is just remember he is there. 
He hears.  He listens.
Sometimes his plans are not ours.
But His plans, His timing is perfect.
Thank you God for your faithfulness.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blue Monday In The Kitchen

Do you have Blue in your kitchen? 

I found a few pieces I would love to have in mine . . .
blue pyrex

I don't know why but back in the late '70's when I got married
I didn't get one piece of Pyrex. 

It wasn't until recently I realized how great these are in the kitchen!
Vintage Horizon Blue Pyrex.  <3
I really could use a few for cooking up casseroles for the week!


Horizon Blue PYREX Pendant Light

I love this clever idea for re-purposing!

Do you have any Pyrex in your kitchen.  How about a re-purposing idea?

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Birthday To Me My Dream Dining Room


My Dream Dining Room
Love the bench.  On a quest to find the perfect bench to update.
And the perfect chairs for the other side of the table. 

And the two ends.
\Need some tall straight backs that I can cover to match the  bench.


The Shopping List:
Yards and Yards of Muslin
Long Bench
6 straight back chairs
or maybe 4 matching
and two different

hmmm


Time Plan all before Christmas . . .
Ho Ho Ho


all to fit into this space . . .

 We finally did it
Decided on a new place
I have been filling my Pinterest  board
with pic after pic of ideas and dreams
And now I finally have a floor plan
and a location
and a date . . .
Happy Birthday to me
We move on my Birthday December 7th
Yea
Praise God
We are looking forward to a wonderful holiday season
So I hope you don't mind.
I hope you enjoy going along on this New
Journey
filled with my crazy ideas and eclectic style
and my
simply crazy thoughts
Come along it'll be a Blast
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wednesday Filled With Words

It's been awhile since I have had a chance to post my regular Wednesday theme.
I love Wednesday because it is a day I am just 'wordy' I share what is going on with me and I share some great illustrations of God's word.  And a little of what he is sharing with me. 
 I like Wednesdays because I can talk and talk and talk and tell you all that is on my mind . . .
 I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for DIY house decorating ideas.  And finding really cute photo's like this.

 I am already thinking about Christmas.  It isn't far away  . . .
I am praying that we are in a new apartment or house by Thanksgiving. 
This pic reminds me of my day.  Today I started a new job.  I am working at a Christian Pre-school assisting with the 3 year olds.
When the lead teacher started to serve snacks I asked her about praying.  I was a little surprised and a little sad that she doesn't say a prayer with the children.  

I pray that God will use me in my new place of employment. 
I pray for the sweet boys and girls and their families and my new co-workers. 

I am thankful God gave me this job. 

Do you have a list of things your thankful for?  Or maybe something that you need God to take off your shoulders? 

I am thankful God is 'into' the small things.  All those things that hurt us.  All those frustrations and ?'s.  All the times we doubt.

He listens. 

That's really cool.  Did you realize that we are that Blessed?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Blue Monday ---Randomness

Hello welcome to another wonderful Blue Monday. Today I just have some random fav's from my pinterest board . . .
First my blog theme photo.  Did you notice my new header?
It still needs work.  I used pic monkey to make my collage.
It's too big.  I hope it doesn't make you not want to stop by.
Anyone know how to make it smaller? 

Next a cool blue water hose.  On an even cooler hanger. 
Love horse shoes.  I want one of these.  And a 'real' place to put it.  Notice the horse way in the background?
Now this is cool.   can't figure out if it is part of the twinkle lights or not but I love blue glass.  And here's some really cool blue glass . . .
Now remember these photos are from my Pinterest board.  I did not drink all this wine. LOL. What a way to recycle.
These are beauty's. I want to make some.  Are there really blue pumpkins?
Maybe so.     And another beautiful Blue
My Hero Walks on Water
And ending with my little Blue Slippers!
Have a Bluetiful Day
Don't forget to stop by Sally's

Monday, September 2, 2013

My "Go To Girl" & A Recipe

I love to cook.  I dream of having a 'cooks' kitchen. 
Someday soon. I have a few dream photos. Here's one . . Eclectic decor makes a small space more interesting

On Sunday I was prepared to cook Rib eyes with mushrooms,Salad and Potatoes.  So I go to the fridge to take out the rib eyes and what do I find? Sirloin.  

So what do you do with Sirloin at the last minute? 

Help came in the form of my 'Go To Girl'.  

The Pioneer Woman
My friend Ree is the first place I go.  Oh I would love to really,
really be her 'bestie'!  Not only is she an amazing cook but I love her life!  She lives on this amazing ranch and has horses and cowboys and dogs and kids running around all over the place.


I love reading her blog and now watching her t.v. show.  Can you imagine writing a blog and then a cookbook and then ending up on t.v.  Wow.
 <3 I heart her. 

Anyway as I was saying I went to Ree for something to do with sirloin.  And this is what I found.


Basically a simple Burgundy Mushroom Sauce served over the grilled sirloin.  I never grill sirloin.  Usually I slice thin and make a Chinese dish.  But we were in the mood for steak and I know some people are successful with grilling. 

We rarely grill outside.  I have become pretty good at grilling on the stove.  Takes some practice.  I have learned a good thick rib eye
takes 4 min. on each side for a nicely medium rare steak.  So I figured with this big 'ole hunk of sirloin I needed to do 2 minutes.

And would you believe I was eating it and it was tasting and chewing just lot filet mignon!  Wow.  So I wasn't Chopped!  (my other favorite Food Network Show). 

Here's Ree's recipe for Mushroom Sauce


Ingredients

  • 4 whole Steaks (sirloin, Ribeye, Etc.)
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 pound White Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 1-1/2 cup Red Wine: Burgundy, Merlot, Cab, Etc.
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Fresh Parsley, Minced, To Taste

Preparation Instructions

In a large skillet, melt butter over high heat. Throw in mushrooms, garlic, and green onions and cook, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are nice and golden. Pour in wine and stir, scraping bottoms of the pan. Allow to cook for several minutes or until liquid is reduced by at least half. At the end, add 1 tablespoon butter and stir into sauce. Add parsley and stir together. Don't be afraid to splash in a little more wine if needed.
Fry a steak in a separate skillet till medium rare.
Spoon mushrooms sauce over the top.


I'm sorta thinking of using the sauce as a base for beef and broccoli. Maybe ad some soy and change the flavor.  Wonder how that'll work? 

Do you have a great sirloin recipe?  I got a couple more big 'ole hunks in the freezer just waitin'.  My Cowboy is great at stopping at the store at the right time for bargains! 

Please leave a comment with a link to your sirloin recipe.  I'll be glad to try it and post about here.  Who knows maybe you can get your own cooking show! 

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day Blue Monday


Welcome to a Hot Texas Blue Monday
It's so hot here right now I thought I would find some cool Blue water for us to  relax in ...


Maybe a little trip to Loch Lomand.
Or a beach trip.
Or maybe just hang around here in the good
'ole US of A and do a little fishing.

Maybe followed by a nice picnic . . .






Sounds like a good Blue Monday to me.

Have a great day!
(all photo's found on Pinterest. Collage made on PicMonkey)
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