Last year you asked me if I wanted an ipad and I said no because I have a laptop already. But still you bought me one because you knew I will like it.
And true enough I liked it! It’s handy and I can use it while lying in bed. That is if I’m not yet off to dreamland the moment my back touched the bed.
This year you asked me if I wanted an iPhone or Note 2 and I said no because the phone you gave me still works. But still you gave me one because you knew I will like it.
And true enough I liked it! It’s handy and helped me in my current project. I was able to sketch-erase-sketch an organizational chart, among others.
And so I realized that as much as it is important that you should know what your wifey like — like a vintage aqua Volkswagen van (wink wink) it is also important for me to appreciate the gift you feel is important.
Of course I do appreciate them all my techie hubby! I love how you knew I needed something which I didn’t ask for because I am a DIY-junky-vintagey wifey!
And so for your birthday we are giving you something which you might not want but trust me you will love this because…we do!
Believe me this is priceless because you will remember the times the boys gone fishing with you. Yes, I know they’re quiet in the painting unlike in real life where they scared the fish off so you won’t catch anything! But then, it can still come true one of these days, lol!
Believe me this is priceless because one day you will remember how your artsy daughters stayed late to finish painting this just for you!
So love it, love it because we love you, love you!
P.S. Your birthday wish for wisdom and prayer of thankfulness to God is a gift itself.
And yes, the greatest gift is already given to us. Not every one may want Him but God the Father knew that we all need Him.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. – 1Corinthians 12:4-6
Will you understand me?
It’s okay if you don’t — at all times.
Because I do not understand myself as well — at all times.
Sometimes I go crazy. Sometimes crazier.
What I don’t understand is I sometimes prefer the crazier me.
Maybe my Creator prefers the same too. Who knows.
Will you marry me?
It’s okay if you don’t — I’m married already.
That is not actually a question. It’s the topic in today’s Sunday service.
Well maybe it’s a question.
The important foundations of marriage were discussed — 5 C’s.
Covenant. Communication. Chemistry. Character. Christ.
I would say that if you only take Christ — He is the strongest foundation there is.
I take this question with me.
Will you now do that chairs stacked in the garage? Is that my conscience whispering?
Got to move then! And so out the messy chairs — red leather seats torn and removed.
These chairs have been repainted and reupholstered twice. That’s a different story.
What I’ll share today is I need to do this fast because my conscience might not make me sleep. Lol!
And so no more reupholstering. I just grabbed the spray paint, brush, and poster paints.
And quickly here it is.
Just like that. It’s done!
Oh the other chair? It has a different question of course.
I will post it next time because I have yet to decide if I’ll include a marriage story with it. Lol!
Will you please share what’s your “WILL YOU?”
No you may not direct the question to me.
You want to ask God, “Will you…?”?
Go ahead please.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ – Jeremiah 33:3
Will you please join me in the fab furni party here?
I thank God that I can create things on times when I felt dwarfed by challenges and can’t seem to hear the singing birds.
I meant to make a table out of this scrap wood but for now it will serve as a reminder that I do not need to wait for that future time to serve a purpose – that right now, in whatever state I am, I can serve a purpose, that I have a purpose, that I may be the purpose.
And so while mommy was busy painting seeds of hope, my little girl joined me. She painted her Snow White in the tray. Wouldn’t the dwarfs be happy with that – even Grumpy?
I may be the purpose. To make me understand that if the seven dwarfs had Snow White, I have Jesus – who will wash me whiter than snow. This is true. Not a fairy tale.
But that is not to say that I don’t believe in fairy tale – especially if the fairy is my daughter peeking through the gate made of scrap wood
Wish now and it will come true!
Do I hear you wishing for more fabulous repurposed scrap wood? Close your eyes…wishy, wishy, wishy, wonderful you – your wish now come true! Now open your eyes in Funky Junk Interiors world!
If scrap woods can be made for different purposes, ever wonder why we are made? Let’s hear it and not forget that we are loved!
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
- Psalm 73:25
Juice cartons now empty
Don’t throw it away Mommy
We will have a happy day
Crafting fun memories for the family!
Juice cartons now empty
Enjoyed the apple, orange and cranberry
Now let’s make something pretty
Painted carton houses maybe?
HERE’S HOW TO MAKE EMPTY JUICE CARTONS WREATH
1. First, drink all the juice inside otherwise it will be too heavy for the wreath!
2. Next, paint the empty cartons with any color that you want for the house. Hey, it’s best to experiment painting in cartons than in real houses!
3. Next next, cut the branches in your neighbor’s tree — form it in circle and attach the painted houses.
4. Next to next next, make 2 sets — 1 for your neighbor where you got the branches!
Now Do It Yourself and have fun! If I can breath then I can wreath — so can you!
Psssst, this empty juice cartons wreath will have more fun at Nester’s Wreath Party!
World peace begins at home — with empty juice cartons! Don’t you think so?
How lucky could I get? Well, I am nominated for the Stylish Blogger Award by a very talented and stylish woman — Linda Lewis of Lulu’s Musings!
Want to eat in style? Check her special table settings!
Want to wear stylish handmade and handwoven? Check her Designs Gallery!
Want to be in style? Check her lovely hair and smile!
Now back to why I am stylish, I’m confused too because I consider myself as styleless, not stylish!
But hey, a nomination is a nomination so I’m accepting it oh so graciously!
With the acceptance of the nomination I am supposed to share 7 things about myself so here they are.
1. My sole’s best friend is a flat glittered red crocs shoes. And my soul’s best friend is God!
2. I love stones and I wear beach stones earrings. Never mind if they’re not of the same shape!
3. I make bottle caps necklaces for my kiddos. And mine too!
4. I enjoy pun and we paint it in canvass bags. And proudly use it!
5. My non-living best friends are books. It can deliver a sermon without hurting me!
6. I love smelling my hubby and kiddos’ armpits. One of the miracles of love!
7. My heart smiles on things that others consider ordinary or of no value. Drift woods, bended spoons, colored pens make me oh so happy!
So there’s my 7! And Oh yes, I am not forgetting my 2 nominees, my 2 stylish and fantastic blog friends — drum roll please!
1. Max. My dog friend over at Creativity to the Max. It has dyed its hair purple and owns an equally stylish human named Judy! Max can you squeal one of your human’s life secrets?
2. Alan. You remember the commercial of Oreo cookies where the big bro dunk the cookie in the glass of milk and the kiddo used a sippy cup? He was behind it! Alan, what’s your role in there again? Come on tell us while I chow my Oreo and savor the nomination!
And I am nominating everyone for best in smile! You deserve the best smile so run to the mirror now!
Come end of year we make a blessing tree and hang the things that we are thankful for during the entire year — some of it, otherwise, I need a very big tree!
This year here’s our blessing tree.
Here’s one of the things that my son is thankful for.
Here’s one from my daughter.
And here’s one of mine.
Start writing your blessings now and hang it on the blessing tree! Just grab a tree branch, put it in a vase and hang your blessings!
Now tell me how can we not thank God the whole year?
I will come up with this notsooriginal quotes!
Today I am I, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Ier than I!
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind need to sharpen their mind.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more you know that you have so much to know.
A person’s a person, no matter how lame the excuses.
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, that’s the exercise of the mind.
So much for that silly quote. Here’s something really awesome that Dr. Seuss will approve of — Cat in the Hat and Grinch nail art!
Check the how to’s of this nail art by the lovely lady in Furry Fury Nail Art.
That’s it. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because…I said so.
Thank you Dr. Seuss…sneeze!