Friday, August 29, 2008

Time passes

Good Friday morning everyone. Sorry I haven't been on in a few days. Things have really been busy here, getting ready to start school Tuesday and I am doing a craft fair in Oct. and have been really busy trying to get things made for that show. I want to thank Heather and Dena for the lovely awards. I just have not had time to get them up. I have my aunt Judy coming in this weekend and I think my mom and I are going to try to go do something while my aunt is here to go stay with my grandmother. My mom never gets to go do anything really because she goes to the nursing home to see my grandmother everyday. So I'm going to take her to Smileys in Macon Ga. which is a big flea market. We both love old stuff and flea markets are great places to find goodies. My boys even like alot of old things so I try to find things for Christmas gifts when I'm out and about without them which is rare.

I cant wait until next week. I made myself wait until the first of Sept. to decorate for fall. So next week I get to decorate. It will be so fun as this is my favorite time of year.

It is hard to believe that Labor Day is here so soon. Time sure does pass by so quickly the older I get. I remember when I was little I thought 1 day took forever. Now 1 week passes by and it seems like 1 hour. Do any of you ever feel like you just don't cherish the precious time we have? I feel like I just don't get those little memories or remembrances in with my kids and family like I use to. I have slowed down alot but it seems like I still don't get to do things with my kids or hubby like I would like to. Do any of you have any suggestions on how or what I can do to make some special memories. My oldest is 17 , the middle is 14 and the baby is 11 and I want to make the most of the time I have left with them as I can. The oldest is already planning to move out and get an apartment. So I may have waited to long. Anyways any suggestions would be appreciated.

I hope each of you have a special Labor day with your families. My hubby and oldest son are working this weekend. So I will enjoy the time with my mom and her sister.

Love you all! Blessings, Karen

P.s. The pics are of a few things I have made for the craft show. (napkin rings and embroidery table runner) will show more later.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Goes out to tadpoles & teacups- Cathy!!! she is this weeks book winner.
I just want to thank each and everyone of you for playing each week. It has been really fun and I made so many new friends. I will not have another giveaway for a while but please continue to drop in and visit.
Cathy please email me with your snail mail address and I will ship your book to you asap.
I recieved a newsletter in the mail yesterday from extraordinary women (christian womens conferances) and guess what was on the front cover. An article about a blogging ministry.
The author talks about how much she loves to blog and how many connections she has made.
I know we can all agree there. She goes on to say that she shares Jesus with others as they read her blog. She has had people ask questions and had people to ask for prayer and many other things for her blog family. I have really been on the same line with her, because my desire is to let others see Jesus thru my blog. I know alot of you have the same desires. I feel like when we can share our grief, pain, joy, love and some time tears that we all have some kind of connection. I am thankful that God has put each and everyone of you in my lives and I just pray that at some point whether it be a post or a prayer or even just a kind word that you would feel the presence of Jesus on this blog. I know I have felt his presence when you have said prayers for me and my family and I thank you for taking the time to stop and pray for my family when it is needed. Hubby is completely well, thanks to your prayers and our sweet Jesus for healing him so quickly. I know some of you are going thru some trials right now please know that I am praying for each of you. Know that he is with you also.
Hope you all will have a great Friday. Blessings, Karen

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Please go over and check this out.

A friends blog has a great movie trailer. The movie has Kirk Cameron in it he is such an awesome christian. I cant wait to see this movie. Please go by and see the trailor and spread the word. I'd love to see a christian movie go #1! Hope you all are doing great this week and just want you all to know I love each and everyone of you! Blessings, Karen

Friday, August 15, 2008

Book Giveaway #5

Well this is the last book giveaway that I'm having for awhile. I had 4 other ones for 4 weeks and this one I saved until last. Now I know its not even fall yet but , Christmas is in 4 months. Yes only 4 more months so I wanted to give something away to help with those holiday ideas. Its a Christmas, Craft, Food & Decorating Idea book for your Holiday Home. Its written by Carol Field Dahlstrom. It has lots of great pics and can help you create a special Christmas for you and your family. Lets just not get to carried away and forget the true meaning of Christmas. Leave me a comment on my blog and I'll put your name in the hat, and this week I'm going one step farther. Link this giveaway on your blog and I'll give you 2 more chance. Just make sure you let me know you did link the giveaway to your blog. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you win . If I cant get in touch with you I will have to leave your name out. Thanks so much for all of your great comments and prayers this past week for hubby. He is doing so much better. Hope each and everyone of you have a great weekend. Blessings, Karen

Another great giveaway!

You don't wont to miss this great giveaway if you are a lover of Fall! Please go over to visit Ms. Linda at Behind My Red Door and get in on her great giveaway. Tell her I sent you! Here's her link

Congrats go out to....

3cheers4mom(Amy) for winning the 4th book giveaway!!!! Amy please email me with your snail mail address. I will ship you your new book asap.
Okay to everyone else please check back in this afternoon for the 5th and final giveaway! Have a great day! Blessings, Karen

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last Day!

Today is the last day to get your name in the hat for the book giveaway. Just leave me a comment, its that easy! Drawing will be tomorrow morning !
Update on hubby he got up and went to work even though he probably didn't need to(can we say hard headed). I can tell he's hurting by the way he walks. So please continue to pray for him that it wont swell anymore and that it will heal quickly.
Hope everyone will have a great day! I can tell you my day has started off great just by reading your post. Thanks and God bless! Love ya, Karen

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Prayers please!

Good morning ya'll. I just wanted to post really quick(babysitting so don't have but a min.) My hubby just called and said he hurt his back really bad at work. So please be praying for healing and no pain or long lasting injury. He is self employed so if he is out of work it hurts us bad ,cause we are already struggling. Thanks so much for all your prayers in advance. He is going to chiropractor now to see what he thinks will give an update when I find out something. Blessings, Karen

UPDATE-- Doc said there are a few disc out of place but he was able to get them back in line. Said there should be swelling for several days and to keep ice on it. He says its still hurting pretty bad. Thanks again for your prayers.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Great weekend and a Giveaway!

Wow, The conference went by so fast! There were some really great speakers and groups there. Carol Kent, Thelma Wells, Lisa Welchel, Karen Kingsbury, New Song, Richie McDonald (use to be lead singer with Lonestar), Michael O'Brien and Angela Thomas! It was a great time just to bask in the presence of God.

I have had my crafty brain in over time this week and wanted to share a pic with you of one of the things I made this week. That's it to the top right, its a crochet napkin ring and I made a felt flower to go on top. I also made several pair of earrings and plan to make some necklaces this week and finish up the napkin rings and hope fully do a few more designs for napkin rings, getting ready for the craft fair. The pic is not that great but anyways it gives you an idea. I cant believe I used pink but I thought they turned out pretty good.

Now on to the good part the giveaway for the week the pic in the center is this weeks book. The name of it is "A Ceiling Of Sky" by Pat Ross. Its a great book for those who love gardens or those who want to create a garden room. It has over 200 color photos and is the perfect guide to enjoying life in a special garden. I'm going to do things a little different this week you can leave me a comment under any post that I leave this week(only this week not last week or before) and you will get your name put in the hat, but your name will only be entered once to keep it fair. Also I must have a way to get in touch with you either email or your blog or you will not be entered. Sorry just trying to keep things simple and easy.

Okay there are a few more giveaways I want to mention and they are...

Summer over at Artfulife is having another great giveaway go over and check her great art work out

Then veggie mom is having a popr's giveaway go over and check her out

Hannah has several great giveaways going at present visit her at

There are so many great giveaways going on in blog land I know I cant mention them all so if your giveaway was not mentioned please don't be offended. I try to post just a few every week. Thanks and God Bless!

Friday, August 8, 2008

The winner of the 3rd book giveaway

is electricdunce (Karin). Congrats!!!! please email me you snail mail addy. Thanks
I will post new book Monday. So stay tuned...
I will be going to a womens conference Fri and Sat. so I will not be around much this weekend ,hope everyone will have a great weekend. Blessings, Karen

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Another great giveaway to share. Bizzy Bee Creations is having her first giveaway go over and get in on the cute little girl hairbows giveaway or you can visit her etsy shop at and get some really cute hair bows for a special little girl in your life.
Ok who doesnt want a new Purse? Well if you do want a beautiful new purse head on over to momville and get your name in the hat for her giveaway.

Also dont forget to leave me a comment under my giveaway post (not here)so you can get your name in the hat for my 3rd book I'm giving away. The winner will be chosen Friday morning.
Good luck!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Lord Changes Hearts

Don't really know where to start here so I'm just going to go with it.

When I became a mom and housewife I wanted to be the best that I could be,

well that didn't last long because I hated doing my chores. I had done everything for my mom when I was a teenager and I felt like I had paid my dues so to say. I got where all I wanted to do was read a good book or just goof off all day. I sure didn't want to be washing clothes all day or doing dishes.

But I finally got it thru my thick head that God didn't intend on me to sit ideal and do nothing.

So I prayed that God would change my heart and give me the desire to do the things that I need to do to make a functioning family work. Well it has not been easy and there are still days I wake up and don't want to sweep the floor or cook. But things are alot better I never thought I would say this but I love to do my laundry (which I hated the most) I now have a clothes line and never use a dryer unless absolutely necessary. I love to get outside and hang clothes!!! I have a friend who gave be an even bigger reason to love hanging them now. Aunt Jenny over at Mary Jane's forum took my aunts clothes pin bag and embroidered it for me. Its so pretty! (thanks Jenny)

I like to clean and wash the dishes too so God can change a hard heart and make it workable. He has mine.

I'm still praying for the desire to cook, just cant seem to enjoy that yet but I will soon I have faith. I have enjoyed canning and freezing this year which was a first too. So see hes already working in that area.

I don't know if there are any of you who need a change of heart or a desire to do something that you don't enjoy, but if you do don't be afraid to ask God for a desire to do that ____.(you can fill in the blank) With Gods help we can move mountains so I know he can help us move a broom!
I don't know why I need to share this but the Lord laid it on my heart so there it is.Hope everyone will have a blessed day. Love you all!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Giveaway #3

For my 3rd book giveaway the book is Country Decorating by Betterway Books. It has a lot of full color photos and it has up-to-date decorating styles, complete with info on color theory, design, patterns, textures and more. Please leave me a comment under this post and I will put your name in the hat for the drawing which will be Friday the 8th.

I also want to let you know about a few other giveaway that are going on.

HobbyGirl1991 is having her 1st giveaway, a cute handpainted ceramic.

Birch Bark Soap is having a mid summer giveaway with some great handmade soaps.

Artfulife is having a Little Miss Firecracker giveaway, which is a great art work done herself.
Also Sherbet Blossom Studio is having a great giveaway all month (every 3 days she will have another giveaway)so go check her out at
Parker's General Store is having a cute basket full of goodies giveaway and if you love to cook or need some recipes so you can cook go by and check her out.

Please go over and get in on these great giveaways.

Also please make sure you read the post about Caty which is right under this one.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, Be Blessed!

Please pray for Caty

This is Caty, I just found out about her from a friends blog and wanted to add her to my blog. Caty just found out she has cancer. I am adding her to my prayer list and hope you will too. To learn more about Caty or send her a card for encouragement go to . I thank you in advance for your prayers. Blessings

We have a winner!

Thanks so much to each of you who left me a comment for the giveaway. Please come back tomorrow and leave a comment for week 3's book giveaway. Now the winner is.......Darlene.
Congrats! please leave me an email with your name and address and I will get your book mailed out first thing Monday. Hope you have a great weekend.
I will post new book this afternoon and drawing for it will be first thing next Friday. Blessings!



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Meansville, Ga, United States
I am a housewife, love the Lord with all my heart . I have three wonderful boys, and have one of the greatest hubby in the world!


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Blogs I enjoy :

  • Behind My Red Door
  • Gingham World
  • Birch Bark Soap
  • And Baby Makes Five
  • Piney Woods Primitives
  • Simplicity
  • Raggedy Old Annies
  • The Country Blossom
  • Artfulife
  • Morning Glories and Moonflowers
  • Picket's Place
  • Deb's Country Kisses
  • Nancy Jo
  • hobby girl 1991
  • Miss Wilma
  • napa farmhouse 1885
  • Vintage Primitives
  • Farmhouse Blessings
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Sugarplum Cottage
  • naomisnotions
  • Karen & Prayin'