Joy the in Journey: An Easy Summer Craft, Boating Fun and My Kid, Kade!

July 28th, 2014

Thanks for all your support on HSN last week! It was a wonderful 24-hour crafting event.

1. Here is perhaps one of the best craft ideas ever! You know how I love to write notes to my family on a big white plate? A few years ago, I bought a bunch of dessert-sized white plates (on clearance at T.J.Maxx) with the intention to do SOMETHING with them. Well–they’ve sat for two years now but my girls FINALLY did something amazing with them!

Sage and Brecken had secret sisters at girls camp and made these plates for their girls using Sharpies:

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Sage and her friends have also had a great time making them for each other:

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Sharpies work the best because they are semi-permanent on plates but can wipe off with Windex or SoftScrub:

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2. Have I mentioned that I’m going to be a grandma in October? We are giddy with excitement at our house. Kade and Taylor are babysitting a neighborhood family’s children for a few days and it warmed my heart when he showed up at our house like this today:

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Yep–he’s going to make one cute papa for his little girl!

3. We are blessed to have a lake pretty much in our backyard. I love the mountains in the background of these pictures! They have been a part of me my entire life and I love the security and sense of belonging they bring to my whole  family. My Dad also grew up in the shadow of these mountains and he loves them as much as I do!

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Happy Monday and here’s to finding joy in the journey!

Lisa

P.S. A big change is coming soon. Stay tuned!!

 

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Today’s the Day!

July 23rd, 2014

Yep–today is the 24-hour craft day you’ve been waiting for on HSN! I just have to share one of the amazing birthday deals that I’ll be featuring:

Project Life JULY Ad Todays the Day!

This adorable Project Life Maggie Holmes kit  is a favorite of mine. Notice in the link how the entire mini kit and album is $19.95! Well guess what? During the 11:00 p.m. hour, it will be even less expensive than this price. I’m not allowed to say exact prices, but just know it’s one heck of a deal! You’ll for sure want to grab more than one!

There are also so many other great HSN birthday deals. If you’ve wanted to purchase the eBrush airbrush system, now is your chance at a huge price break. You can get it here now or I’ll also be featuring it several times throughout the day! However, at this price, I wouldn’t wait too long!

July Splash 600 Todays the Day!

Lisa

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Happy Birthday, HSN!

July 21st, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Above are some of the cool items I’ll be featuring!

What until you see all the amazing HSN birthday deals!

See you on Wednesday!

Lisa

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Joy in the Journey: A Celebration of Life, Girls Camp and Birthday Month!

July 19th, 2014

Whew! I’m FINALLY back from my chaotic schedule! Sorry about the lack of blogging this past week but I literally haven’t been home.

1. I had the opportunity to celebrate the life of my sweet Uncle Hubert this past weekend in Marshall, Missouri. He is my mom’s older brother and farmed the land where my grandma raised her family (my grandpa died when my mom was six). It was wonderful being with extended family and attending the services for this wonderful man. His burial site was in the same small cemetery where many aunts, uncles, and my grandparents are buried. It was tender to spend some time by my grandma and grandpa’s graves and reminisce about their lives.

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This is a view of my mom’s farm growing up. She was born in the white house to the left  of the white barn:

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My family also had the opportunity to celebrate the marriage of my niece, Mallory:

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Just had to show you a shot of the back of Brecken’s hair. Fabulous! Also–check out my cute nephew on the left. I love this kid! He always has fun with life and truly feels good in his own skin!

 

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I was in the delivery room when Mallory was born and it seems like just yesterday. That was quite the story. I was in charge of taking photos since her dad couldn’t be there and right when she was “appearing,” I accidentally pushed the wrong button and rewound the film! I asked the doctor to wait for a few minutes and ran to the pink lady desk. She just happened to have an extra roll of film and saved the day. And, I got back in the room just in the nick of time and captured the shot!!!

It was super special that my parents, particularly my dad in his fragile state, was able to attend the wedding ceremony.

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2. This week I attended our congregation’s girls camp and both Sage and Brecken attended. The theme was CIA–Celestial Intelligence Association. Let me just say it was a fun, spiritual week. Oh how I love these girls!

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3. It’s birthday month at HSN which means deals galore!

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I’ll be on HSN throughout the day next Wednesday July 23rd. It’s a 24-hour craft day–yippee! Stay tuned on Monday as I reveal some of the amazing deals I’ll be featuring!

Have a great weekend!

Lisa

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I’m Off to Missouri!

July 10th, 2014

For today’s post, I had a yummy recipe to share and a craft you must try with your kids this summer. Then I got the sad news that my uncle (my mom’s brother) in Missouri passed away yesterday. First of all, wow–so many memories of this great man have been flooding my memory for the past 24 hours. He and his family lived on the farm my mom grew up on so we’d go stay with them every summer. We’d spend two weeks riding horses, building forts in the hay loft, climbing silos, gathering eggs, riding tractors and living the dream country life. I love and adore my uncle and his family and am saddened by their loss.

Secondly, my parents aren’t able to travel to the funeral due to my dad’s fragile health, so my sister and I are getting on a jet plane tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m. heading to Missouri to attend the services of my uncle. I return Sunday night and then am heading straight to my congregation’s girls’ camp the next morning.

So–please be patient with me over the next week with my blog posts. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to share the recipe and craft today–I ran out of time. I’ll try to squeeze a few posts in here and there but will be limited to internet access and time.

I’m also getting super excited for July 23rd! I’ll be featuring some fun, new products! I’ll keep you posted on the times.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa

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