Thursday, November 29, 2012

Delicately Constructed Fridays: Creative Ideas!

I love linky parties!! MANY creative ideas!! Check them out!


Decorated Canisters, Organizing Ideas, & More

Great things this week on Pinterest!

 Here are some of my favorites:

My Favorite Christmas Crafts & Projects this week: 

Ribbon Wrapped Candles
A very easy craft project and looks so cute!

An old crate filled with logs and lights...LOVE!

Hang ornaments from chandelier....Easy project and looks so classy!

Love these monogrammed canisters! So festive!

Beautiful and Elegant Mantle Idea
Source: roomzaar.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Very cool idea for entryways....

Favorite Party Ideas:
Budget decorations! $1 plastic tablecloth and tule!

My favorite organizing finds:
Decorated canisters.....find decals in the scrapbook section. Love!

Mop Rack = Spice Rack How nifty is this idea!!

My favorite cleaning tip:
Baking Soda to clean your toilet.

My favorite sewing tip:
Beginning sewing blog

My Favorite Recipe this week:
Apple Cinnamon Chimichangas...How delicious these look!
Source: kidskubby.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Bridal Shower Cake.... A fun alternative to the normal cake.

My Favorite Quotes this week:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Sure Miss You....

One year.......so much has happened since he has been gone.  So many things he has missed this last year that we longed to share with him.  I don't know how many moments that something would remind us of him....a place, a meal, or situation.  Or the times that we needed his strength and sound advice to guide us through life.   But we cannot be sad.....Dad is in a better place.  No more pain, no more suffering.  Dad is the lucky one! He has finished his race!  And heaven is a much better place with him there!  

Words cannot describe how much we miss you Dad!  We love you! 

Pastor Randy Kendrick
December 12, 1946-November 29, 2011

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 The last few months of Elder Randy Kendrick's Journey here.

Dad's favorite scripture.....

Psalm 51

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Church Buses Go the Extra Mile

I just wanted to share with you an article that the Fresno Bee did on our church's Sunday School department. 
{My chest is puffed out with pride to be a part of such a wonderful church!

Church Buses Go the Extra Mile......

Fresno Bee
Truth Tabernacle
4411 N. First St.
Fresno, CA

So Many Great Ideas

Dixie n Dottie

Links to great Christmas Ideas!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Adorable Christmas Owl

If you remember back here, Craftaholics Anonymous Hosted a Craft Gift Exchange.  Through out the United States, we all signed up, and at the end of the sign up process the system drew names for us.  I drew Amanda from McKinney, Texas.  We exchanged gifts and I received my gifts today!

I absolutely love my gifts!! They are adorable!!  And so unique! I have never seen a Christmas Owl!! 

Countdown to Christmas.....

A Christmas Owl....He is a bean bag and stands up perfectly!

Handpainted Owl Plaque to hang......

Amanda is so talented!!  She can paint and sew with such details.  I love each one of my gifts!

Amanda: Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts.   I was able to receive a gift from a wonderful crafter! Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!! <3 Love, Nonny

And the gift I sent Amanda.......

I just recently posted the  "Joy Wreath".  
 For Amanda, I customized a "Joy Wreath" to her Christmas decor. This is how it turned out:

I cannot wait to do the next gift exchange! Thanks Craftaholics Anonymous for hosting such a great exchange!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas, Refashioned Sweater Beanies, & More

Some of my favorites on Pinterest this week.....

My favorite crafts:

It's looking a lot like Christmas!!  I am loving all of the great craft ideas that I finding!!

My favorite sewing projects this week:

Such a cute pillow tutorial......love the felt flower.

A cute refashion project.  Old sweaters to cute children's beanies.

Favorite decorating ideas:

Beautiful color combination!

Favorite Cleaning Tips:

All natural solution to cleaning up vomit!

My favorite recipes this week:

Homemade Krispie Kreme Donuts

Homemade French Bread Recipe

My favorite Fashion this week:

Bow and Pencil Skirt

Source: google.co.uk via Nonny on Pinterest

Studded Cowboy Boots

Source: obaz.com via Nonny on Pinterest


Source: obaz.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Animal Print....


Favorite Funnies this week:

Source: agirlandherpearls.tumblr.com via Nonny on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my friends and family.....Hoping you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Easy JOY Monogram Christmas Wreath

{Update: My gift for the Craftaholics Gift Exchange}
The gift I received here!

It is that time of the year.....I absolutely love Christmas! I love to decorate and the family time....but more than anything I love to buy gifts for others.  To see the kid's faces light up when they open their gift....That is pure gratification! 

Christmas will be here before you know  it!! Here is a EASY craft for your home, or it would be a great gift.  A JOY Wreath.......that can be customized to your theme. 

What you need:

 Monogram Letters and Wreath
You also need to pick out scrapbook paper for your letter.

Accessories to decorate you wreath....
I am doing more red and lime green this year.

Mod Podge for your monogram letters....

1. First you going to trace your letter onto the scrapbook paper.......
(These monogram letters are perfect....you can hang them. I found them at Hobby Lobby.)

2. Now get your monogram letter ready.  Liberally coat it with Mod Podge.  It helps the scrapbook letter to adhere better.  Make sure the edges are down.  You don't want the paper to curl up.

3. Now place your scrapbook letter onto the monogram wood letter.  Liberally coat the letter with Mod Podge.  It will dry clear.

4. Take your finger....or a tool and go side to side and get any bubbles out.  It will bubble when drying if you don't do this.  Once done, let your letters dry over night.

5. I added a little bling to my monogram letters.....I painted the edges with lime green glitter paint.

6. Now decorate your wreath......

I loved how it turned out!! So many ways you can display this craft.  I will be hanging mine on the wall.  Or you can use stands and set them on an accent table.  When I display mine, I will update with pictures.

UPDATE: Another variation of JOY Wreath....I made this as my gift for the Craftaholics Gift Exchange!

If you make this....I would love to see what you come up with! Email me a picture!  Happy Crafting!

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