Monday, August 8, 2011


Hi Friends!
As most of you know, I took most of July off from blogging.
One of the biggest reasons for the break was to refocus my eyes on the Lord (which then helps the rest of life go back into focus).  I'm so thankful that when we ask Him to help us, He does indeed.  Later this week I'll share with you what He taught me.

Another reason for my break was to have extra time to come up with new shop ideas.  I now have a whole new oilcloth line in my etsy shop with custom Scripture Pillows soon to come.  I let people know via my Sweet Floweret facebook page that I will be giving 50% of my profits from etsy purchases this month to an organization (Heavens Family) that is helping to feed brothers and sisters in Africa (I'll write more about that this week as well).  My goal is to donate $500 so if you feel so inclined, share my shop with your friends-and/or buy something ;)  I'll have a box with my progress on the side of the blog.
Oilcloth purse pouch

Oilcloth wristlet

Scripture pillow

abc pouch

...and of course, summer fun with the kids.  Here are a few pics of fun things we did.
We went to an amusement park for little people.  My littlest had never been on a ride like this before ;)

On the swings...
My oldest making his llama face
face off with a camel
Thumbs up!
My oldest lost a few teeth!

Some ducks visited our yard one stormy day.

Isn't this the sweetest?  My husband took while on a mini-adventure with the kids
It's hard for me to believe that school starts in just a couple of weeks!  I'm back to blogging but it may be sporadic as we are busy wrapping up summer, being spontaneous etc. etc. etc.

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary downtown Chicago.  Here's a reflection of us against the "bean".

PS:  Did you notice my new blog design?  I love it!  Lisa over at My Little Buffalo designed the header and a new button for me.


  1. Happy you're baaaaack! So sorry summer is coming to a close! :-( Looking forward to the next video blog.....the girls love you! My friend LOVED the chix casserole - I'll have to try it on our family next!

  2. Really glad you're back, and the scripture pillow is totally awesome.


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