Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest Completed

I have close to a thousand pins on my Pinterest boards. Most of those I pinned because it looked like something I might try one day. But as time went by, I have forgotten some of those great ideas and they have gotten buried by new pins I've found.

This year, my 31 days series is going to be Pinterest Completed. This series will give me the incentive to complete at least 31 projects found on Pinterest.

If you are on Pinterest, leave the link in the comments. I'd love to check out your boards!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment
words by Daniel Whittle

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love; 
Moment by moment I’ve life from above; 
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine; 
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine. 

Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.

Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior, abides with me still.

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I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ~Matthew 28:20

Friday, September 27, 2013

Photo Friday: The Keys

A closer look at the keys of my new typewriter

Due to 31 days the next Photo Friday will be posted on November 1.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Room Decor

Since my room has a more spring and summer feel to it, I don't do as much decorating for fall. But I do try to have hints of autumn in my room decor from September through November. 

This year I added some dried hydrangeas and a bowl of decorative pears to my tray,

an earth tone candle and a tin leaf to my nightstand,

and a green candle to my dresser.

Fall is in the air!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

{More} Creepy Crawlies

This time, it was the reptile variety. We've seen skinks on our porch before. Usually the juveniles which have blue tails. This baby was sunning itself on the porch when I went out to shake a dust cloth. 

I took these pictures through the glass using my zoom lens. When I opened the door, he quickly ran off the porch. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Wall's New Look

Back in August we took a trip to the nearest HomeGoods store. I LOVE that store! The dishes, the linens, the candles, the napkins... it's all so fun to look through. As we were roaming the aisles, my eye caught sight of a beautiful framed chalkboard. The price was reasonable and so I bought it. I wasn't sure if the color was going to go in my room but I thought I could either paint it or save it for my future house. 

Come to find out, the color went well in my room so the next step was figuring out where to hang it. I found a nice place but it would mean taking down my calendar. I thought I could live with that but after a few days I realized how much I look at my calendar. Mom suggested hanging it as part of a grouping on the wall where I had my message board.

I decided to try it out. We flipped the message board around, moved it over several inches and hung the chalk board next to it. I liked it! There was a little extra space above the chalk board that needed to me filled though.

I love the look of keys so I went to Hobby Lobby and found a small wooden plaque. I painted and distressed it in an antique white and screwed in small hooks on which to hang five vintage keys. It went perfectly in the space I had and gave just the right touch. 

To finish the look, I got several of my photographs printed in black and white to put on my message board and wrote the line "here's my heart Lord, take and seal it" (from the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing) on the chalk board. 

Right below it on my desk, I put the old Instamatic camera I have, my green birds salt and pepper shakers, and a pink candle to tie in all the colors above.

I am loving the new look!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wonderful Words of Life

Wonderful Words of Life
words by Philip Bliss

Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life, 
Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life. 

Christ, the blessèd One, gives to all wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life;
All so freely given, wooing us to heaven.

Sweetly echo the Gospel call, wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior, sanctify us forever.

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You shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life. ~Philippians 2:15-16

Friday, September 20, 2013

Photo Friday: Ocean Trip

We like to make a trip to the ocean at least once a year. For this trip, the highlight isn't the ocean, it's the food! We get a bucket of the best french fries I've ever tasted, hamburgers, and an ice cream treat. 

We also walk the boardwalk, gaze at the ocean, and watch the seagulls devouring any and all food that is thrown to them.

Kati’s Little Corner of the World

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Barn Sale Treasures

Last week we went to a local barn sale. I came home with a couple of vintage treasures. 

I found this old typewriter. I've always loved the look of typewriters. 

It's looks perfect on my antique desk. 

I also found this vintage suitcase. It's resting on top of my hope chest right now. I love that it's a decorative piece but also has some storage space as well. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Black and White

It's time again for Vee's note card party!

A Haven for Vee

I chose to share some of my photos which I edited to make black and white. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly
words by Will Thompson

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.

Come home, come home, 
You who are weary, come home; 
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, 
Calling, O sinner, come home!

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?

Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.

O for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
Pardon for you and for me.

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He's calling you! ~Mark 10:49

Friday, September 13, 2013

Photo Friday: To a Butterfly

I've watched you now a full half-hour; 
Self-poised upon that yellow flower 
And, little Butterfly! indeed 
I know not if you sleep or feed. 
How motionless!--not frozen seas 
More motionless! and then 
What joy awaits you, when the breeze 
Hath found you out among the trees, 
And calls you forth again! 

- William Wordsworth "To a Butterfly"

Kati’s Little Corner of the World

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Creepy Crawlies

We have had some unusual nature siting around here lately. All of these have been creepy crawlies. First there was the unknown deceased caterpillar, then the white-lined sphinx caterpillar with parasites.

Last week, we saw several several wheel bugs. We see them every Fall. They like to hang out on our front porch a lot but I also found one on my car windshield when I got in one day.

This one was walking back and forth on the front porch bench. These guys are not to be trifled with since Wikipedia said that their bite is very painful and takes months to heal and might even leave a small scar. If you don't want to be grossed out I suggest skipping the Wikipedia article.

Then yesterday, we looked out our kitchen window to see a large spider on her web. I went outside with the camera and snapped several photos. It took me a while to figure out what kind of spider it was but came to the conclusion that it is a barn spider.

While I was out there, she was eating her prey. You can see the prey a little in the first picture but it's more clear in the second picture.

“Grass is hard and lumpy and damp, and full of dreadful black insects.” 
 ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday, September 8, 2013

How Firm a Foundation

How Firm a Foundation
words first seen in A Selection of Hymns From the Best Authors by John Rippon

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

“God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”
Hebrews 13:5

Friday, September 6, 2013

Photo Friday: Pinky's Whiskers {Link-up}

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blessèd Be the Name!

Blessèd Be the Name!
words by William Clark

All praise to Him Who reigns above
In majesty supreme,
Who gave His Son for man to die,
That He might man redeem!

Blessèd be the Name! Blessèd be the Name! 
Blessèd be the Name of the Lord! 
Blessèd be the Name! Blessèd be the Name! 
Blessèd be the Name of the Lord! 

His Name above all names shall stand,
Exalted more and more,
At God the Father’s own right hand,
Where angel hosts adore.

Redeemer, Savior, Friend of man
Once ruined by the fall,
Thou hast devised salvation’s plan,
For Thou hast died for all.

His Name shall be the Counselor,
The mighty Prince of Peace,
Of all earth’s kingdoms Conqueror,
Whose reign shall never cease.

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Blessèd be the Name of the Lord. ~Job 1:21