Monday, October 31, 2011

My Quilt…

For my Graduation gift a year and a half ago, my Grandma made me a quilt. :)

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She personalized it too, It has my name, and the other parts have meaning too. The Tulips, on either side of my name, represent my Dutch heritage.

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This is my horse and I.

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My guitar, and, just because they are cool, flip flops.

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All of the animals we’ve owned, I love the pig and bees. lol

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And my family, the top two people are my Brother and Sister, Jacob and Amy. The hearts on the bottom represent the five people in my family. :)

My Grandma has made countless quilts over the years, all of them are truly Amazing. :)

A Horse’s Thought…

I have just started a new blog, A Horse’s Thought, I welcome you to visit it. However I do warn you, if you don’t like horses, steer clear! ;) I won’t be posting to it very often, but I hope to be able to tell all my horsey doings, show my horse photos, share my favorite horse saying, poems, and Bible verses. I’m also going to use it as a “record book” for Mr. Darcy, I’m going to try to keep track of his diet, hooves, work and anything else I can think of. lol

So if you don’t like horses, and you visit my new blog, it will be like reading a crazy persons story! :D Well maybe not.

Take a look if you want to and thanks to all of all my readers here. :)

Here is just a verse that I found and really liked… Acts 4:31

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pretty Little Random Things…

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A few weeks ago I went and walked the shops in down town Snohomish and took just a few pictures of some of the pretty things I saw. There were way to many neat things to take pictures of though. :D I loved the Brightly colored aprons (second from the top) and the Elegant, styled scarves (second from the bottom).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jesus Prays for all Believers…

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 17:20-26 (NKJV)

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Thrift Store, Sales or FREE…

I love getting new clothes, it’s fun putting together new outfits, even with just a new shirt or pair of jeans. :) But I don’t like spending a lot of money on new clothing. That’s why almost all of my clothes I buy from a thrift store, on sale at any inexpensive store or they are hand-me-downs.

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This shirt came from Ross and I love it because it goes with almost everything!

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This super cute jacket came from my aunt, she works at a food bank, which also has a community closet. Well they were cleaning it out and she came with bags upon bags of clothes for my sister and I to go through.

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These also came from my aunt, I loved the style of the one on the left, so I went to a few stores to see if I could find another one. I found them, and they all were very cute but all very expensive, at around $30 to $40! :0 The shirt on the right is name brand (Hollister), so I know that one normally isn’t cheap.

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These are my favorite fake suede boots from Kmart, they are normally $30 but they were 50% off! :)

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My other resent finds were the 2 pairs of jeans from the thrift store, $5 each! They both fit perfect too! :) I would have been able to buy half a pair of jeans for the price that I got two (that’s at the inexpensive stores!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Autumn…

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Here are just some random pictures of fall beauty. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Than Food….

Hershey, NestlĂ©, Popcorn and Buttermilk are more than just food items. They are our four new baby hens! 

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These two are Popcorn and Buttermilk, they are both Buff Orpington hens, well chicks.

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And these two are Hershey and Nestle’, they are both Welsummers, and they are very camera shy! They kept hiding behind the two Buffs.

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When we got the four of them we decided to see if my bantam hen, Nugget, would take care of them. So we put her in, and she looked at them and gently gave them each a peck on the head and then went about preening herself. So far so good! Until she noticed the two Welsummers were different. She picked out the two of them and started to get really rough with her pecking them. So needless to say, we had to pull her out and they all were much happier. :)

Our family can’t wait till spring when they start laying, especially the Welsummers. They lay dark, brown eggs, and sometimes they have speckles on them. :) So we will then have Brown, Green and Chocolate colored eggs. 

 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Drawing of Nugget…

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I have posted this picture of my bantam chicken quite a few times, along with the drawing I have done.

I drew the picture of Nugget about a year ago and decided to draw it again. The top is drawing from a year ago and the bottom the one I just finished. :)

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I thought it was cool to see the difference of skill in one year, so I’m now digging through my sketches to find more that I can redraw and compare. :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some Good Books…

It’s finally fall and it’s about the time when I start to read more again. :) So I thought I’d post some of my favorite books to read.


1. Jane Austin's, Pride and Prejudice (of course)


2. The Emily books by L.M. Montgomery it’s a series that has, Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, and Emily’s Quest.


3. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer (I love almost all her books! She is one of my favorite authors)


4. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (I can’t wait for the 4th book to come out!)


5. The Gold Shoe by Grace Livingston Hill (I love a lot of her other books! :))


6. I am reading the Mercy Fall series by Colleen Coble right now, I’m part way through the 3rd book. :) I really like this author, she is a Christian woman who writes mystery, Christian, romance novels.


7. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, A novel in three part by Pamela Aidan. Book 1. An Assembly Such as This, Book 2. Duty and Desire, Book 3. These Three Remain. I love these three books! They are based on Pride And Prejudice, but are from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. The author did a good job, and she didn’t stray from Jane’s writings about Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. I read them At least once every year, along with Pride and Prejudice. :)


8. The Bible, by God. :) By far my favorite book ever!


What is one of your favorites????

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Projects…

I have just started several new projects this week, and have planned just as many, if not more, than I have started.

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I just finished crocheting this hat for myself and am working on a scarf to go with it. :)

My other projects are 3 slouchy hats for a local store, they told me to make some in some “in” colors and they’d possibly sell them(cool!). Then another slouchy hat for a friend who I go riding with. I also have a large project that I’m starting for part of my boyfriends Christmas gift. I can’t say what though, because he sometimes stops in to read my blog. I will show you his, and my other projects when I’m done and after Christmas. :)

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This is kind of hard to see but I started a sketch on a canvas that I will be painting. I have three other paintings I’m wanting to work on as well. One other random painting, one for my old riding instructor, who has been letting me ride her horses, and one for my grandparents. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Weather…

 

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Fall weather in Washington is crazy, one minute it can be beautiful and sunny and the next the winds are blowing hard and you have rain. Though getting rain is nothing new to us I guess, we probably get more than our share of it. Then again that is why we are the Evergreen state, and why we do have such beautiful landscapes. :)

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a few days ago, or a week ago, well, I can’t remember, not that long ago we had a crazy little storm. Our cherry tree was blowing around all over the place!

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And then it stared down pouring, everything in our yard was soaking wet and became a puddle.

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Our poor sunflowers bloomed late this year and now aren’t getting much sun, but plenty of water! :)

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This is a cool picture of our mums after all the rain. I took a picture of my horse after the rain too, but he wasn’t too cute. :/ lol Darcy likes to stand out in the rain rather than in his nice DRY stall. I don’t think he realizes that it annoys me, and that he gets that nasty fungus, rain rot, on himself from it! :D haha though one day maybe he’ll figure out that it’s much more comfortable to be dry. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My 84 Dodge Ram…

About a year ago I got a really cool old pickup truck. It is such a simple, bare bones truck, it doesn’t even have a radio. It’s windshield wipers have two speeds and my heater only has one setting. The trucks bed is all dented and the doors you have to slam closed, or you get a draft when driving or a wet seat the next time you get in. lol It has no power steering or breaks ( I park in the very farthest spots at all the stores). Also sometimes it stinks! like gas or rotten eggs. :/ Hahahaha still it is great hunk of metal that gets me where I need to go.

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Here is my Pine wood Derby car from last year that I did of my truck. :)

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And here it is, before we painted it!

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In progress….

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And finished! :) My dad painted it a very pretty metallic blue that matches the paint inside of the truck. :) The only thing that it needs done is the tailgate, it’s a green still, (we found it at a garage sale for 20$). Its way better than a car though, even with all it’s little issues. I can get my hay for my horse, take my dog to the park (and if she gets wet, she can ride in the back!). I have even taken my horse in it, well in the back, taking a ride isn’t his favorite thing, but he is always a good listener. :)

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Ginger enjoying the ride!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Flowers…

 

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8  Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.
9  Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His wondrous works.
10  Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
11  Seek the LORD and His strength, seek His face continually.
12  Remember His marvelous works that He hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth

1 Chronicles 16:8-12

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winner of My Give Away!

The winner of my give away was Lady Farmer! (She has a very pretty blog!) :) Congrats!

Sorry it took so long for me to post the winner, life has been crazy! :D lol I just started Contenders Bible school (a class taught at our church by our Pastor), so I have had homework galore! Our AWANA program has also started, I’m a co-leader for that, I’m also now a Sunday school teacher once a month. :) did I mention I have a little horse who likes attention, so does the horse I ride down the street… oh and also my Boyfriend likes to spend some time with me. lol Crazy busy life, but I enjoy the things I do, so I have NO complaints. :)  Well as long as I can fit in a bit of time for my art. ;)

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I am trying my hand at humans right now, it’s going okay, at least for a beginner I guess. Eyes are my stronger point right now, my noses are getting there but my mouths are horrid. Though practice makes perfect. :)

Thanks again to all who entered my give away! :D