Friday, July 23, 2010

Organizing My Life

I am the kind of person that when I buy something new, say a bunch of fabric, I bring it home and set it on the floor so I "can admire my purchase". After it has sat there for about a week I realize that I probably should put it away. The problem is that I don't really have a specific place for I stuff it in my closet.

Consequently my whole sewing room has looked like a total mess for about a year and a half. Now you may think that I never was able to find anything...but that is not the case. Even though it looked like everything was all over and that I didn't know where anything was, I really did know where everything was...nobody else did...but what did that matter...*smile*

My mother has never really been happy with "my way of organizing"...or lack thereof, and she would always tell me "a place for everything and everything in its place." I have always wanted true order, but it seemed to daunting of a task, so I kept putting it off. Until...God started to work in my heart on the area of order. It seems that He always picks something that I am terrible at and says "work on this."

Thus began my project on Organizing My Life. *smile*

So I made a list of all the area's that I needed to work on...My time, money--I will take this opportunity to brag about my amazing computer...yes, it's a MacBook Pro...BEST EVER!!! And I have this little program called Numbers...and to keep this bunny trail short I will just say it has totally changed my view of keeping a budget and good records!! And not to be redundant computer is AMAZING. Enough said---clothes, musical props and costumes, my sewing room, and the list goes on for a while;)

I will say that once I got's hard to stop. De-cluttering is SO rewarding!! And to see all the musical props and costumes stacked in bins waiting to be used (instead of all over the house waiting to be lost) is a very refreshing sight indeed. sewing room, since I use it constantly, was towards the top of my list. And so I started...
This is a nice picture of what my closet looked like before...

I realized that I had a LOT of patterns...don't even ask how many;)

But...2 days later, with help from my amazing organizer of a mother and sister, my sewing room was clean...

Doesn't that look refreshing?!!

It is a joy to sew in, and since "there is a place for everything" it makes cleaning up a whole lot easier!

"But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way."
1Cor 14:40

Thursday, July 15, 2010


"A Friend is someone who knows all about you
and loves you anyway!!!"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Birthday Bed & Breakfast

In a house of boys it is important for us girls to stick together. And lately we haven't had a lot "girl time". So for my birthday and Esther's mom booked a room at a Bed&Breakfast in Atlantic, IA. It is a cozy little town with lots of fun little shops.

She truly is my best friend

The B&B that we stayed served us a delicious supper, which we thoroughly enjoyed! So with our stomachs full we headed up to our room to show mom BBC's amazing take of Emma!

Mom shared with us several things that were on her heart that night and the next morning! I thank God that He has given me such an incredible mother! She has such a wealth of wisdom, and as she's walked through life she has allowed God to teach her through the difficult situations that He has brought to her path.

Thank you, mom for loving God the way you do!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Happy Birthday, Bethany!!!

I totally LOVE having you in the family!

Thank you for being an example of a girl who puts the Lord first, in all her relationships!

You hugs are wonderful

Thanks for taking time to talk...and really caring about me personally!

I love you, Bethany!

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Happy 2nd Birthday, Elise!!!

What a delight you have brought to our home:) I totally love having you as a niece!

As you grow up may you continue to be cheerful and happy.

I pray that you will learn to love God with all your heart, mind and strength!

May you never be to shy to stand up for whats right

I pray that your beauty will be from the inside out, that of a gentle and quiet spirit

I love you, baby!

"Your beauty should not come from from outward adornment...Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
1 Peter 3:3-4