Hello from England!

Welcome to my blog!
We are a christian family living in the Sunshine state (before that we spent four years in England and two years in Turkey).

My posts are of everyday life and my love of crafting. I hope to inspire you in some way to share your talents too.

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Cheers and God's blessings to you and yours!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


The word "survivors" has many meanings for many people.  My kids feel like they're survivors as they survived the first 2 weeks of school.  On top of that, they have terrible colds.  Thankfully no fevers -  just stuffy noses, sore throats, etc.  Regardless, a mom doesn't like to see her kids less than par.

Louisiana (our neighbor) continues to rise above the recent devastating floods with its survivors.  It's great to see communities coming together despite the circumstances.  I've seen friends as far as Kansas and my supervisors at work going to Louisiana to help out.  If you'd like to help, click HERE for more details.

I have a new die cut I've been experimenting with.  Below are 4 different ways so far that I have used for cards.  The second card was sent to a long time friend whose mother survived for quite some time with dementia and recently passed away, praying for healing for them:

The news shows there is a tropical depression brewing.  It looks like we will be lucky this go around in the panhandle.  The latest shows Jacksonville, FL, in the path.  Please join me in keeping those in the path in your prayers and that those survivors do not have their limits tested.  Three more months of hurricane season.  We will survive!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sum sum sum sum summertime...

Summer is flying by as usual...as I try to get in last minute things: kids' eye exams, dental check ups, school physicals, tying up loose ends, etc.  

My work has kept me busy this past month as I was blessed to attend a trade show in Atlanta.  The facilities were huge and I enjoyed meeting new customers as well as current.  Attendance was unfortunately low (probably due to heightened protests around the states), but it was regardless an overall good and exhausting experience.

My son turns 17 tomorrow, I'm very excited for him.  He will be surrounded by some church family and friends while they are in Alabama this week at church camp.  I pray they have a wonderful time, make some new friends with strong roots and have their spirits rejuvenated by God's grace.

A friend of mine that we knew in England had a baby a couple of months ago, and I sent a belated baby gift this week.  I created the below page and framed it - I think it turned out super cute.  I also made a matching card.  The baby's room colors are pink, gray, gold and cream.  What do you think?

They also have a dog they adopted in England and we babysat a couple of times.  I miss Thatcher!  I had to add a puppy in the card as it looks like him...

The kids go back to school Aug 15th!  I know they wish they could be lazy longer, but I'm looking forward to them getting back into a routine!