Monday, January 11, 2010

Altered Clip Board

Good beginning of the week ya'll!! Hope everyone is well. Me and lil buddy stayed home today, just not up to par. We've been puny all weekend, and not much better today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Our temperatures are rising-outside, and I am sure that will make our spirits inprove. We did get out yesterday once for Simon to play a basketball game. He is in an 11 and 12 year old league at our gym. I love it. This is his favorite sport overall, and it is a joy to watch him. You can tell by his face how much he loves it. Also, we won!! This is our second game to win this season. Woo Hoo!!!

The pic is a clip board I altered today while at home. Very easy, you need clip board (97 cents at our Wally World), designer scrapbook paper, ribbon, and mod podge. Cut paper to fit board--mine was 9 inches wide and length I just eyeballed. Put a thin layer of mod podge on back of paper and fit to board. Use roller of some sort to remove all air bubbles. Put next layer of paper on and do the same with roller. When dry apply 3-4 coats of mod podge paper to seal and prevent tearing. Do the same for the front and back. I made a template out of cardstock so I could fit the paper around the clip, and cut out this area first. Apply ribbons of different colors that go with the paper and wah lah!! Done!!!!!!!!!! Daughter has already claimed this one, and if she does not change her mind (because I made several more today), I will put her name on it with sticky letters. You will need to apply one more coat of mod podge over letters to seal. I put fun sayings, scriptures and flowers on the others. You can do just about anything you want to them.

Time to get going. Ya'll have a blessed week and remember those who are not as fortunate as you. Smile and laugh. Hug those you love. Pray for our soldiers, their families, our country and the leaders of our country. Be healthy, happy, safe. God bless ya'll!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Wow, we are breaking records for the coldest days in history here. Today we were supposed to get snow, ice and sleet. We got a 10 minute flurry of snow mid morning, and a little rain early morning and that is it. Simon was the most disappointed because he just knew they were going to cancel school. One hour to the north and east of us got it, and got it good. Tonight is going to be extremely cold. We have brought all the dogs in and they are bedding down in the laundry room. Hubby is in New Orleans working, just me and lil buddie here. Fixed a big bowl of chili for supper and we are settling in to watch the big game. Go ALABAMA!!! Roll Tide Roll!!! Alabama is my second favorite team in the SEC. Wishing them all the luck I can to accomplish their goal for this season. It has been a great year. I just hope they finish it off right.

The cross I painted is another finished project that was supposed to be for Christmas, but will be a little late. It is for Simon's Sunday School teachers. They are great people who spend a lot of time with these kids. They not only do their Sunday teachings, they take them places at other times, have them over to their house and sometimes they take them out of town for special events. This is the second year that they have had this age group, and I really appreciate all they do for my child.

Well I better be going. Oldest son just called and said he was coming to watch the game with us. That's always fun for Simon. He loves his big brother and sister. Big sis is working. Thank gooodness this is her last shift of nights. Monday she goes back on days. Angel baby stayed with me today. I was supposed to take her to nursery, but we just stayed here all day and played. Ya'll be safe, healthy, happy. Smile, laugh, and hug those you love! God bless ya'll!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Game Cookies

We spent a lazy day at the Turner house today. Angel baby visited most of the day, while mom slept--she worked her first night shift last night and they came this morning after mom got off work. Little son and I made coookies--OLE MISS REBEL cookies. I have not made roll out cookies in a long time, so we decided to do this for the football game. I am not an Ole Miss fan, I went to Miss State, but I am a SEC football fan. I love college football and basketball, so when the bowl games are on or March Madness for basketball, this is where you can find me and usually the family. We had a blast making these cookies. Lil baby is going to spend the night with us tonight while mom works. Hubby and lil son just came in from outside with a puppy!! It has been running around in our neighborhood for about a week. Oldest son said it was at his house last week and he tried to find the owner, hubby went around the neighborhood tonight and no one claimed it. Daughter and her hubby want it, but they have their hands full with the baby and one dog already. Lil son wants it, but we already have 3 dogs. Oldest son says he is coming to get it and he will take it if no one claims it. His yard is fenced and the other night when it came to his house, his girl friend fell in love with it. She is there tonight, so he plans on getting it after work and taking it home and surprising her. (Update: I stopped writing to take care of baby, since then, he has gotten the dog, they have gone to Walmart and bought all the things you would ever need for a dog, and named him Tip. They have taken it to our friend veteranarian and it is in good health and he believes it is a full blooded Lab.)

I never finished this post yesterday, so I am finishing it this morning. Daughter had a good night at work, son in law is duck hunting, angel baby only got up once last night and right back to sleep, hubby just came in from staying with his mother, lil buddy slept in this morning--he really has worn himself out these holidays, I cooked an awesome breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage balls, and oldest son just checked in and said he and puppy--may be named Trip now, did fine last night. It is so cold this morning. I love it. Simon has his first basketball game this afternoon and then it is time to get back to our normal routine. These last two weeks of having 4 days off has ruined me. I am sure it want take me to long to get back to normal, though.

I saw this verse today and decided it was a good one to dwell on: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." --Ephesians 2:8-10(NIV) I believe this is the verse that Tim Tebow had on his face during the Sugar Bowl. I admire his conviction to Christ and how he has influenced so many with these scriptures on his face. I watched yesterday on the different football games and noticed lots of players had scriptures on their faces. I hope my little man wants to put a scripture on his face next year when we play football. What a great way of witnessing. Ya'll be safe, happy, healthy. Smile, laugh and hug those you love. Oh, I forgot to comment on my new years baby. Ain't she cute!!!--Enjoy and GOD bless ya'll!!!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010


This was a last minute Christmas present for my daughter, but it turned into a new years present. I finished it yesterday and she hung it on her front door after taking down her Christmas door hanger. She was real tickled when I showed up with it. We brought the new year in rather quietly. I kept the baby for a little while, so they could go out to eat. I went down to my dad's and visited, then I fell asleep watching football. Not very exciting here. Lil son had company spend the night and I am not sure they even made it to see the ball drop. Hubby also fell asleep watching football. First thing he asked me this morning was who won? I have made certain goals for this year, realistic ones:

Get closer to my faith--daily devotionals, not every so often devotional. Read and study my Bible.

Take better care of myself--I have not felt good for a while, so I am going to see if I cannot do something to fix that.

Reconnect with old friends--I have recently become a Facebook person, and it is unbelievable who is out there. Old friends that I have not seen from highschool, collage have befriended me and it is great catching up with them.

The only goal I know that might not be kept completely is that I have decided to go to 3 craft shows this year as a participant. People have tried to get me to do this in the past, and I only have done one. I was a great success and was asked to put my stuff in 3 stores, but I refused due to the time it would take to supply them. I am going to try again this year and see how I do. Wish me luck!!

" The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm"-----Proverbs 13:20
Be wise in your thoughts and actions. It is a new year, a new decade. Rejoice in your Lord! Join together as an army of Christians and maybe we can change the face of our world. We are not heading in a good direction, and this can only lead to a fall. Be safe, healthy, happy and hug those you love. Pray for peace and for our soldiers and their families. Laugh out loud, keep a smile on your face--it's contagious! Have a great 2010 and God bless ya'll!!!