Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dreams Realized

Have you ever started something and dreamed and wondered if you would ever complete it? Yeah, me too. The problem with us crafters is we tend to be excited by the new and different. It seems we are fascinated by whichever is the latest intrigue. For me it has been a morphing from Zentangle to Hand Lettering to creating my own adult coloring book.

I will not bore you with the crazy details of my life over the last 6 months, suffice it say that without those crazy circumstances I may never have gotten to where I am today. And what is so special about today you ask? Well, ahem.... Drum roll please....


Yes my friends, it really happened. It's called, For Such a Time as This and it's available on Amazon.

I can't believe it's a real thing! I feel like I am walking on air. But I know this would not have happened if not for the very interesting circumstances that led us to where we are today.

Friends, I want to encourage you to remember that sometimes it may seem like there are some pretty dire and terrible things that are just dragging you down, but don't be discouraged. There is beauty in the ashes, joy in the pain, hope in the emptiness. God shows us this through His intelligent design in nature. There are pine cones that will only fruit and seed with the extreme heat of a forest fire. There are things that can only happen when something that seems devastating happens first. Hang in there and trust that God knows what He is doing. I am so glad He is in charge. I don't know how people live life without knowing that He is controlling it all.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Trash Can Refresh Diy

So, it's been a while. But if you know me you know I am sporadic at best. The latest intrigue to share is my garbage can. 

(Please excuse the unfinished kitchen closet and mess)

I have had so many compliments on it and you know what? It cost me $3 and some time. Basically I disassembled  my garbage can, took the spraypaint made to bond to plastic, and sprayed away! Once I was satisfied with the coating I was done. I only used one can for this 13 gallon garbage can. You may want to buy two just be safe, especially if you want the coat on the inside of the can. 

Now, I didn't get the inside where the bag is because who sees that anyway? And I didn't get the very bottom, again, because who sees it? But the result is gorgeous. The color I got is called Lagoon. I love the way this adds a pop of color to my kitchen and it made the old stained white nasty looking garbage can go away! 

Seriously, everyone keeps asking me where I got this one. I smile and tell them spraypaint, and their eyes light up with possibilities of their own! Go! Do it yourself! I can't wait to see your result!