Canvas wall art

This  is a canvas that I decorated for Mackenzie’s wall.  I’d been looking for something to match her quilt, but couldn’t find anything.  So I made one.  I used a $2.00 canvas from the dollar store and my Cricut.  I love it!  I’m so pleased with how it turned out.  The colors match perfectly.  And she is thrilled with it!  “You did a good job on the details, Mommy!”  Now we just need to get her walls painted so it can be hung up.  (Oh, the never-ending renovations!) 

(Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my last post–I think I forgot I even had  a blog!)


As promised….

The newest member of our family. Introducing: Beebee!


She’s a Valley Bulldog. And now for your total reading boredom pleasure, a little bit of history.

Ray has always wanted a Valley Bulldog. (They’re a cross between a bull dog and a boxer–and the Valley, because apparently, they’re from here, yup, right from our very own gorgeous Annapolis Valley!)   So, Ray has wanted one, yadayadayada, but it’s never worked out for him. He’d find some for sale, he would call, and they’d be gone, or we’d find some for sale, but money would be tight.

So, he was at work a few weeks back, and was talking with the guys about dogs. His love of this breed came up, and one of the guys said that he had a friend that breeded them, and would find out when the next litter would be ready to go. A few hours later, he hands Ray his phone and says “Here, he’s got one for you.” Turns out he had a 4 year old female, who hasn’t bred the past two times he’s tried. So he wants to give her away. And guess who gets her?

Great guess! We brought her home that night.

And yes.  She’s not very cute.   That’s what Ray loves about her.  She’s also extremely well-behaved.  And I appreciate that about her. 

This is our other dog Colby.  He’s a 2 year old Border Collie.  He’s as active as Beebee is lazy.222

And just because, here’s Chuckie the cat:


And now you know all our pets.  Aren’t you so glad you stopped by here today?  😉


On another note, thank you to all of you for your thoughts, prayers and kind words during the past few days. 

Life is returning to normal, and I’m finally able to remember what day it is.   I’m off to a hair appointment later this morning, and Mackenzie gets her 5 year old needle this afternoon.  We’re going to do lunch in between.  Fun stuff.   Yesterday, an impromptu trip to Michael’s in the city with a dear friend made for a wonderful day.  And I had a gift card for Michael’s which made it even better.  Bag full of stuff, with no money spent!!!

Happy Thursday!

Life is good

Fresh homemade iced tea chilling in the fridge.

Chocolate chips cookies cooling on the table.

Laundry all caught up.

A big bag of clothes ready to be donated after purging everyone’s rooms.

My desk clean, neat and organized.

The sun back after a couple of grey, rainy days.

Dandelion bouquet on my kitchen windowsill.

Baking with my chattering  little girl.

Yup, life is good.

Caffeinated Randomness :: Just because

Just because I find this absolutely hilarious:

And because my truck is going back in to the garage today for a wheel-bearing and again next week for a ball joint.  So I’m being cranky, and don’t want to come up with anything on my own.  😉 Oh, and because this made me roar laughing yesterday, and I needed it.  So funny!

Be sure to visit Andrea’s for more caffeinated randomness!

Happy Friday!


I was driving last week and I went down a road that I usually don’t go on anymore. And I saw a house that I spent a lot of time at as a child. The parents were friends with my parents and their 3 kids were the same ages as the three of us. Man, do I ever have some memories of that place.  And driving by, they all came flying right back at me. And I spent the rest of my drive re-living some major memories from my childhood. Fun!!  Lasagna for lunch after church, building boats in the basement,  playing baseball, hiding out in the treehouse.  Sunny afternoons in the sun porch, Planting  acorns in the driveway.  Making plans to be a missionary with my best friend, marrying him, and living on a houseboat.   The night that they moved away.

But I was also amazed by something as I viewed this house again. I couldn’t believe how small it was. When I was a kid, that house was huge!  HUGE!!  Or so it seemed to my child-eyes.  Main floor, upstairs, and a basement!  A dining room, and a sun porch. It seemed so big to me then. But now, I realized that it really wasn’t that huge house that I remembered.  Just a small little 2-storey home.  Funny how things seem different when we see them through child-eyes, isn’t it?

And then I got to thinking.  Do I still view God with my child-eyes?  With eyes so full of wonder, so amazed at His hugeness?  Even though I’m now a grown-up, is God still as big to me now as we was back when I was first getting to know Him?

I pray that I will never forget the hugeness of God.  Never stop being amazed by the wonders of Him.  Never not be quietly in awe of His Holiness.

Isaiah 6:3 ” Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.”

Caffeinated Randomness: That’s my Girl!

My 5 yo daughter told me yesterday that my shoes were cute. She’s so much like me, it’s scary. She loves her a pair of shoes. She actually has a little pair now that she almost sobs everytime she wears them, because they are getting tight, and she’s afraid it’ll be the last time to wear them.

And my shoes? She was absolutely right–they are very cute!  Course, Mama wouldn’t wear a pair of shoes that she didn’t love.cute-shoes-0013cute-shoes-002

Ignore the mud–just a sure sign that spring is here!

Feeling random?  Be sure to stop by Andrea’s!

My new favorite

This is my new favorite song. I can’t listen without crying. Beautiful!


What’s your favorite song?