Small Business Saturday sale going on at Klucky Kitty Creations and more!!
I really look forward to Small Business Saturday! It’s really important to support small and local businesses! We depend on you all very much, and your efforts do not go unappreciated.
This year, I am compiling a few small businesses to share with you some awesome deals. Not to mention seeing some talented craft work and beautiful items for sale.
First up on my where to visit list is one of my best online friends’ shop that she has set up in Wyoming. She is my long-lost sister somehow, the resemblance is uncanny.
Her crochet work is beautiful and she has definitely been blessed by God to have this talent. Knowing her sweetness, tons of love goes into each and every stitch that she makes.
Please visit Wyoming Wildflower Creations, even if you don’t buy anything, give her page a like and share with others! Comment and let her know…
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Photo of My Handwriting
Here’s a web cam photo of my handwriting. This is my 6-list. A daily list of my priorities.
My Proudest Moment
Being a mom, it seems that there are a lot of proud moments. It is difficult to think of just one that stands out as my most proud. There really isn’t just one, but I can think of two.
My first would be when my daughter accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. To know that my daughter will be in Heaven with me, is extremely comforting. She got saved when she was six. Being scared of water it was a couple of years until she felt like she could get baptized, but she did. Such a grown up decision to make at such a young age.
My second proud moment would be when my son accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Now both of my babies will be in Heaven with me, praising the Lord. My son, my baby, has not yet gotten baptized because when we were going to our old church, he was too scared of the water also to be baptized. But he’s been ready for a year. I need to get him baptized.
Meaning Behind My Blog Name
I wanted a name that could cover our farm, homeschooling and anything else we wanted it to cover. I also wanted something biblical, to show our faith. A facebook friend mentioned to me the verse about spiritual fruit. I looked it up, in Galations, and thought about it for a while.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance against such there is no law.
This is definitely what I want to come away with when we are done with homeschooling! I thought about it some more. It applies to our farm life also. It applies to everything!
I don’t like to be normal, I enjoy being the black sheep. I think out of the box. Or try to anyways. I try to think of a name that is not the norm, but still represents what I want it to.
Fruits of Galatia is what I came up with. Personally, I love it. And with my kids being in 4-H, we’ll have our farm name posted at the fairs. I am hoping that someone will ask us what our name is about. I plan on having the kids memorize this verse to tell people if they are ever asked.
Last week, I decided that I wanted to try something different. Blame it on hormones, mid-life or stress, I don’t know. Blame it on whatever you like.
I started looking at dreads. I did a little research, asking my friends and looking on pinterest. I found some really cute photos and styles. I really like the skinny dreads.
I think what I like the most though, is just messy hair. I’m not one for brushing my hair. Many times I wash it and go. I don’t comb it out. Many days I get up and go, I don’t brush my hair.
This past week, I went all week long without combing out my hair at all. The big huge mass of knot that starts right in the back of my head is what I try to avoid though. I get it all of the time. I kept my hair uncombed all week, until this morning.
An Average Day
I try to wake up between 6-7am. If I sleep in too late, my hen Giggles, will start clucking to let me know. (She is currently living in a plastic tub in the house because of her injured leg.) I like to start my day early without any other interruptions. Well, from people at least. Before I even get out of bed I have anywhere from 1-3 of our five cats waiting in the bedroom for me to get up and feed them. After I get up, they are all circling me and meowing, it takes some time to get to the laundry room to feed those ravenous little felines.
The first thing I do is turn the heater on where the kids sleep, walk into the living room and turn on my electric blanket and the heater in there and then take care of the animals. Into the kitchen I stroll to turn on the burner, fill my pot with water, and get my coffee ready. It takes only a few moments for my coffee to be prepared in my French Press, and I’m ready to head into the living room to enjoy my warm blanket.
Some mornings, I feed the chickens and ducks outside while I am waiting the 4 minutes for my coffee to brew. Other mornings I wait and let the kids feed when they get up.
I let Giggles out into the kitchen to eat and drink, before I sit down. I gather my Kindle and my latest crochet project to listen to my Bible, read my studies and cuddle with my blanket in the recliner.
After my studies are through and Giggles is done eating, I put her back and I can check in with my email and facebook.
Later mornings the kids do their schoolwork. At this time I have been catching up on orders that I got behind with when I was working at the Washington State Fair, and I haven’t been doing Science or History with them. But their English, math, and reading their daily devotions get done.
I spend many hours of my day crocheting. It’s my only source of income at the moment and it’s not a very good one at that. But it sure does keep me busy!
I don’t get lots of time for housework around here, but I have to try and squeeze in what I can when I can. Daily chores include dishes and laundry. Any errands that need to be run is also my responsibility.
Evenings are spent crocheting and online. Sometimes I can find the time to read, play with graphics or edit my photos.
My days are busy and long. But there is never enough time or energy to get done all that I’d like to.
If I Won the Lottery
This is an easy one for me. I’d buy us more land and a house. Then money would then go into our property and home to give us what we need to survive on our own. We would have animals to eat, and animals to use for other resources. We’d have room for a garden and grow the foods that we like to eat to live off of. If I had enough, I would also have solar panels installed. Then, I would get the door on my van fixed.
Soooo…maybe I’m a little addicted to challenges right now. Maybe it’s just helping to give me a path to follow.
This challenge will be one that I can do with no words. Unless I want words.
It’s a photo challenge. Done by FAT MUM SLIM.
Today I can post for the following with the photos that I took on the family’s outing:
Outfit of the Day
Today I have not felt that well. So I haven’t really gotten out of my pajamas. Even for our little trip to the cemetary. I have a red long sleeved shirt on, with a rainbow colored tank underneath. My pants are pajamas pants, purple with pink stars and swirls. And my socks are mismatching. One is pink with red hearts, and the other is pink and black checkers. I often do not match my socks.
Things That Make My Day
Friends who offer encouragement. When Hubby helps with dishes or dinner. Having a good cup of coffee. Listening to good music.
I have always been bothered by people who are unsatisfied with their life. I don’t know why, but I am.
I feel sad for people who hate their life. Life is such a precious gift. You didn’t have to be created, but the good Lord carefully and lovingly formed you.
The first thing that people need to realize, is this. We have been given life for one purpose and one purpose only. To worship God.
If you are focused on how awful your life is, how can you be focusing on God?
It is my opinion that people who feel their life is worthless, have no direction, are not thankful or happy to be alive, need to stop focusing on themselves. There is a reason they feel that way. Because they are focusing on themselves.
The more you think of how miserable you are, the more you will believe it.
God put us here for Him. Yes it’s selfish of Him, but I think he has that right since he is God. We are here to worship and praise the Lord!
Out minds are a very very powerful tool. You can make yourself believe lots of things that aren’t true. Like telling yourself that you are nothing. Eventually, your brain will believe that and think it on it’s own. But using our mind to focus on ourselves, is just that, focusing on ourselves. It is self-serving and a sin.
God made you specially, carefully, lovingly and with a plan.
If you mope and whine about how bad life is, you are essentially telling the Creator of all that He did a bad job. How can you tell perfection that it is not?
Let’s take a look at this from a different view.
Take some play dough, mold forms out of it. It doesn’t matter what you mold, it’s your creation. Now, pretend that you had the power to give life to those molds. Right before your very eyes, the blobs take form and start to live on their own.
Now let’s say that you have a form that doesn’t like how it was made. That form whines daily about how horrible it looks, how awful it feels, how life is so bad living this play dough blob form. How does that make you feel?
Ok, now look at it this way. That one blob that isn’t thankful for it’s life, what do you want to do with that blob? Are you wanting to share your treasures, joys and secrets? Personally, I would think how ungrateful and let them wallow in their own blobby-play-dough-ness. I am not saying that is how God feels, but that is how I would feel.
What would you do with those blobs that were thankful? Would you be more willing to prove your goodness? Maybe bless them continuously to let them know that they are doing what they were created to do?
I don’t know if God works that way. I would though. And it makes me think….
Being unsatisfied with your life is total self-involvement. Because it’s not all about you. It’s about Him. The more that you think of how unfair life is to you, the more you tell Him that He’s done a horrible job.
The more that you think you wish that you were dead, the more that you are saying to God, “You messed up”.
I think that if God had thought you were a mistake, He would have taken that dough and reformed you.
Filling your own desires here on Earth may help you to feel better about yourself and your life, but what will it do for your eternal life? Where will your treasures be? What crowns and jewels can you possible earn in Heaven if you work against God?
And yes, I said, work against God. When you take something that He has deemed good, and title it what you want, that is working against Him.
So think about this. When you are against God, you are lining yourself up with Satan. You are on his team then. How can you stand for both sides? You can’t.
When you wake in the morning, thank the Lord for the wonderful day He has given you. Even though you don’t know how the day will turn out. Spend each minute, each second, focusing on God. I guarantee you, that when you remove the focus from yourself and how happy you think you need to feel, you will enjoy life so much more.
I do not think that God made all of these wonderful creations just to watch them be miserable. And the more you focus on God, the more that you are not focusing on yourself. The joys of this world are nice, but do not matter in the long run.
Take each day as a blessing. The good and the bad. The bad teaches many lessons that you wouldn’t have otherwise learned, and may be helpful to you in the future. The bad also makes you stronger. If only good things were to happen to you, do you think it would be easy to grow? How would you learn? The bad things also draw you closer to God. And He knows that! He knows that we tend to turn to Him more when things are going wrong.
Stop focusing on yourself and how you can feel happy today. Every time that you start to feel that, you need to immediately pray and turn your thoughts to God. Let Him know what you feel. He already knows, but He wants to hear you say it to Him. He wants you to pour out your heart. Only when you do that, can you then be healed and fulfilled in the Lord.
Bad things will happen no matter what.
I know I did a lot of repeating in this. But I really feel it needed to be done.