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Scraps In Bloom – Page 31 – {just a girl with a blog}

well, hello there

ok. so, i’ve been missing-in-action….   for no particular reason.  

each time i would get ready to blog, i couldn’t think of anything to blog about.  argh. 

how boring must my life be?? 

here’s an update on my life, in a nutshell:

  • i think i just ruined a new purple shirt.  i washed it with the correct colors, (i’m very careful about that), but somehow, it got all-fuzzed up….hoping that once it dries, i can use a lint brush on it….i hate when that happens.  and have you ever noticed, that no piece of clothing gets ruined that you HATE?  it’s always something new and well-loved.  argh.
  • i have so many scrappy ideas bouncing around in my head & on my to-do list, yet never any discipline to sit down and do them.  that frustrates me.  argh.
  • love love love’n the cool crisp air this time of year
  • realizing i may be addicted to caffeine.  oh well.
  • the scale said that i gained a few pounds.  argh.  have lost almost 25 pounds since january….but somehow a few snuck back…..i will check again tomorrow.  hopefully they disappear during the night.  ha. argh.
  • anxiously awaiting to see what this month’s new release will be over at  nichole gives a sneak peek on her blog….new releases come out on the 15th of each month.  yea!
  • meeting lisa for coffee tomorrow.  yippee!!!!
  • wondering why it’s so hard for women to find a good pair of jeans, that fit exactly like we want?!?!
  • i’m NOT busy watching anything about the elections.  shame on me.  i know i vote republican, no matter what they say in any debate.  call me stupid or naive or whatever.  but i hate political crap.  i’ll vote when it’s time….other than that, give me my regularly scheduled programs….
  • wondering what the economy “stuff” means to me personally.
  • i need to paint my toenails….but other than me, who really sees them during the winter?  yet, when i know they are painted, my feet FEEL more put-together.
  • in our family devotions last night, it suggested that every time we insult one-another, sarcastically, or otherwise, we should then compliment the person 5 times….my husband now owes me 9 more compliments.

well.  that’s it in a nutshell.  at least that’s all that i could ramble about tonight.  i subbed today for recess duty.  that’s always interesting.  ha.  but the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day, so i tried to enjoy it.  

enough about me.  hello stef.  thanks for reading my blog and noticing my absence!  have a great day!

my mini

spent last night have soooo much fun putting this mini album together. i made it for my BF lisa.  she is my coffee-buddy.  i knew she would totally “get” the theme of this album.  

i used all sorts of papers, rub-ons, stickers, stamps, ribbon, and starbucks stuff. 

i filled it with pix of us at starbucks, and a pic of our starbucks cups.  

also added coffee quotes and Bible verses about friendship.

these are just a few of the pictures. 

visit my SIS site to see the rest!

prayers for our nation {whisper a prayer}

  • “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.  Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”   Romans 13:1,7
“Lord, We live in a nation that is free to elect those chosen for public office.  We confess that the servants who are chosen are there with Your approval.  Let us faithfully support those elected to office, giving honor to their position.  Let us help them fulfill the obligation and responsibility for our nation.  With prayer and understanding, let us unite ourselves to the one purpose of living a life which “In God We Trust”.”

-taken from “If My People…A 40-Day Prayer Guide for Our Nation”

no time today…

hello.  isn’t she cute?  found the picture online. 

wishing i had time to scrap today.  unfortunately not today.  

ever have all sorts of crafty ideas running around in your head,  

yet, no time to get it to paper? 

that’s me. 

that’s today.  

all sorts of ideas for my etsy shop, gifts for people, things to scrap,  

yet, not today.  today has been a day of ironing, laundry, and soon, a cook-out at the in-laws.   

taking a yummy crock-pot mac & cheese, that my mom makes….yum! 

anyways.  hope your sunday has been full of the things you love, but if not, 

you can hope for tomorrow. 

remember these?

just been sitting here flashing back to being a child in the 70’s & 80’s…..see if you remember these….
i soooo loved donny & marie! remember there was even a show?!?!  i even had the microphone that would transmit through a radio channel….just like being a star!  

how about this:

a holly hobby oven!  i just knew i was a chef at heart!  the amazing cakes that could be made just by the heat of a lightbulb!  yikes!!
now, no matter how hot my feet were….or how disgustingly sweaty my shoes were, i just knew i was “all that” in these shoes.  and what about the “Jelly Jackets” ???  were those TORTURE or what????   they were like a sweaty weight loss jacket….oooooh, remember how they would even steam up???? they would!!!!  oh yuck!!!!
ok, now admit it.  if you were a preteen girl in the late 70’s early 80’s, you read “Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret”….AND you indeed chanted “we must. we must. we must increase our busts.”    (guess i should have chanted it a few more times)…
ok. how about lip gloss??  whether it was these little tins, or the HUGE chapsticks that were available in all different flavors, or the roll-on, ooey gooey gloss….whichever one was your favorite, your lips were definitely glossed up!
ok. so this last choice shows my nerdy side.  yes, i had a “little professor”.  if i remember right, it even had a strap that came out of his hat, which you could wear around your wrist, so you don’t dare drop your professor.  

ok.  so you’re either bored out of your mind, or you stopped ready a long time ago, or you are now travelling down your own memory lane.  enjoy.

did you realize?

just a small (ha) reminder, in case you don’t realize…..

Christmas is less than 3 months away!!!!!   

i loooove this time of year!!!   

in our house, much to my husband & son’s dismay, listening to Christmas music begins in October.  

so, you need to be making your list. 

and checking it twice. 

you need to find out who’s been naughty or nice…     

stand firm

i’ve been working on my youth group lesson all morning and came across an encouraging verse.  

i had never heard the Living Bible version of this verse…guess that’s why it caught my eye (& heart).


  • Colossians 2:8 (LB) “Don’t let others spoil your faith and joy with their philosophies, wrong and shallow answers based on men’s thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said.”
  • Colossians 2:8 (NIV) “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”
this started me thinking. 

people’s thoughts and opinions are everywhere.  facebook, myspace, blogs, every source of media contains SOME-one’s opinions.   often people that SEEM knowledgeable…that have all the elaborate ways to explain what they believe….but once you sort through the pile of what they are saying, the simple question is, “Is this what Christ tells us in the BIBLE?” 

people that are quick to argue their side of what they believe.  i wonder.  maybe they are placed there, simply as a tool of Satan, to stir our hearts and cause us to doubt ourselves AND CHRIST.  maybe their purpose, isn’t even to persuade us to believe us as they do, or “win us over” to their side, but just to wedge their foot into the door of our heart….where Christ presides….

will you sway?  will you believe them?  or will you stand firm on the solid foundation that is Christ alone?