Thursday, August 17, 2017

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"Persevere" devotional kit from @illustratedfaith


Luke 9:23

This heat got me like.....

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Razzy is 13!!!

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Happy 13th Birthday Razzy!!!
You are such a funny buddy! Always making us laugh with your antics. Your age has shown up a lot lately. And now you are a grumpy, more stubborn than ever Dachshund. That's OK. Old fellas are entitled to grumpiness. We know that food always makes you happy! So you will get all of the cheese & treats that you want today!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Missing Paw....

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A year ago yesterday my Paw slipped from this earth. I didn't post anything, because I spent a lot of time just thinking about him. My goodness he was an old stubborn cuss. But he was also the only grandfather I ever knew. He played the role of a father when my biological dad was not a father. He protected & gave me a home. He loved me. And I loved him. Even when I wanted to pinch his head off!πŸ˜‚πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ I'm gonna be honest here...I've had a hard time mourning his death. And I don't know why. I miss him. I miss chatting on the phone. I miss bags of Krystal burgers. Going swimming with him in his cut off blue jeans. I miss riding on the handle bars of his bicycle. I miss wearing camo & being one of his little marines. I miss fussin' over the mashed taters. I miss him. I do. Love you Paw. You are not forgotten here...You made my childhood one full of adventure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Totally in love with being a part of @apileofashes#stickersquad Go to her Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/apileofashes. Use my unique code CRYSTAL20 to get 20% off of a $10 order! She has so many adorable stickers for your planners, Bible journaling, teachers...You name it! She just added some new goodies to the shop too!

Monday, August 14, 2017














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2nd week of Revival Camp with @illustratedfaith! Loving this FREE devotional so much!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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I like big Pom Poms & I can not lie. πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ Meet "Animal" the Pom Pom. Just whipped him up.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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I would also like to add to the quote that bigotry, bullying, intolerance are also all stupid. These have all been since the beginning of time. If you know anything about history, you know that. Just because it's always been doesn't mean that we have to accept it. If we are called to love...we are called to LOVE everyone. Just like the Lord loves us. We can't pick & choose. We are to love the ones we don't understand, the ones we disagree with, the ones who are hurting, the ones hurting us. Don't bully the bullies. Don't fight intolerance with intolerance. We need to fight all of this with love. It does conquer all. We may not see it's impact. But there is an impact just the same. Because HE IS LOVE. 

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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"Persevere" devotional kit from @illustratedfaith


1 Thessalonians 5:17


As I was praying over this, I envisioned a bird cage. I think while we are always praying & waiting...we can tend to feel trapped. Yet we aren't. That's just how we allow ourselves to get. We become frantic trying to escape looking for answers. The answers that we want. The funny thing is, while we are in a frenzy...the cage door is always opened. We just miss it, as we are in our own way. He's always there. We bring the chaos. While He's the answer. He's in the waiting. Whether inside the bird cage or out. 

The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print ~Book Review













The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print is absolutely lovely! The cover is a watercolor floral print. Which is perfect for all ages. I really like that about it. Not too old fashioned & not too hip! Just right. Bible Journaling has changed my life. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm not the same as I was before I began my journey into art journaling in my Bible. I'm so happy that Zondervan has seen the need to create Bibles for this. But also ones that give actual pages to color. That helps inspire & ignite more creativity. It allows you to blossom in the word. It's such a special thing to see the WOrd of God come to life in color as you meditate on it. The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, Large Print is perfect for this. If you are just beginning to dip your toe into the world of Bible Journaling or whether you are an old pro at it, this Bible is great for both. So if you are ready to color the pages of the Word....Grab this Bible & go!

I received this book from "Book Look Bloggers" for my honest review.

Monday, August 07, 2017

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Mom & Furbaby art on a 16x20 canvas.

Had such a blast with these chickadees yesterday!!! Love them so much!

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Eve meets Peaches

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Peaches gets on Mercy's finger 

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Poppa & his girls. One is super jealous. 

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Poppa & his girls again...minus the jealous one

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Love!!!!


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We are tired! Last pic of the night! 
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Happy 106th Birthday Lucy! I'm so thankful that the Lord made you....You were a pioneer in so many ways. You were resilient & never gave up. But most of all you have continued to bring laughter to lives around the world & for generations...Including mine. All is right in the word when I am watching "I Love Lucy." 

Friday, August 04, 2017



It makes me cringe to waste paint. Last night while painting my Bible I would scrape the extra onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper. So I just took it, added some of the stamps that I got today with a bit of washi tape...Viola! A new phone case. The clear phone cases are the best! You can always add your own flair to them. Lady Rose (my phone) loves new clothes!

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Happy 85th Heavenly Birthday Granny! Do doubt there is a lot of extra laughter going on up there! I miss & love you more than there are words in the human language to ever express. Celebrating you in my heart today!
(I remember making you let me take your picture with my purple Kodak Extralight 110 camera. And telling you to not make a goofy face. πŸ˜‚ Looks like I get my famous "head tilt" pose honest. πŸ˜˜)

Thursday, August 03, 2017

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I painted the cover of my ESV Interleaved Bible. Since I will be asked....I gessoed it first. I used only @goldenpaints artist grade paints. Except for some #folkart Extreme Glitter that I added to the flowers. And no I did not seal it. πŸ˜‰

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

@illustratedfaith Revival Camp 2017 is soooo good! I was in tears tonight as I reflected on love. ••• Did you know that Revival Camp is free this year? It is! Go to Illustrated Faith's website to sign up!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017



Made my day that my Auntie D & Cousin Laurie came & painted door hangers at our church's Create Event!

Friday, July 28, 2017

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How did I not know that this scripture existed! Can't tell me there is no such thing as unicorns now! πŸ¦„πŸŒˆπŸ’—πŸ¦„ gonna have to do a new unicorn#biblejournaling page! #unicorns #iloveunicorns#unicornsareinthebible