Friday, June 05, 2020

Friday Favorites

Knit By God's Hand: Friday Favorites
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Favorite Cleaning Motivation

OK - this is probably meant for kids, but I kinda want it for myself
Give me a push to do one cleaning things a day I may not otherwise get around to
... & yeah, kids like anything when its more of a game

Favorite Temporary Tattoos

I have some Bible Scripture temporary tattoos that are so cool - & look REAL
But come on now - how awesome are these - BOOK QUOTES!!!

Favorite Cross Stitch

YES - this is a cross stitch
there's a store on Etsy that has the coolest patterns.
makes me want to break out my threads & hoops again!

Favorite Cable Ties

I actually have some of these & LOVE them!!!

Favorite Paper Organizer

These are little accordion files so you can put papers or bills or photos in them to keep them organized - & LOOK SUPER CUTE on a shelf!!!

Favorite Puzzle

I've been all about the puzzles lately

Favorite Funnies

If The Movie Castaway Was Filmed In 2020 – 9 Pics

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If The Movie Titanic Was Filmed In 2020 – 10 Pics

If The Movie Titanic Was Filmed In 2020 – 10 Pics
I'm totally doing this!

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After Dark Funny Meme Dump 34 Pics

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If The T.V. Show Friends Was On In 2020 – 15 Pics

Morning Funny Meme Dump 34 Pics

Morning Funny Meme Dump 34 Pics

Happy weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Thankful Thursday #260

Knit By God's Hand: Proudness, baby coffee cup & Rogue Hair ...

This week I am Thankful for:

Color Street Nails
I bought these when a friend hosted a party - & now she's selling them herself.  I never really expected a lot because I remember the Jamberry phase & enjoyed those but they were a LOT of work & didnt last long.  These?  Why didnt I try them sooner?  I am in love. They were so easy to put on & have really lasted on my nail.  I'm a convert now.  I can now make my nails look like I'm all FANCY - such a change from someone who is great at painting the whole tip & cuticle of a finger when using polish. (My friend is selling right HERE if you want to give it a try)

Gorgeous weekend
As we finished up May - I was so glad for 2 beautiful days to land right on the weekend. It was just the perfect day - 70's, sunny, & not a lick of humidity. I was glad I didnt have to sit at a desk or stare at a computer screen but could be outside & soak it all up!

Not just ANY brownies - but Ghirardelli Brownies. Man, these things are delicious. I'm not really a big fan of brownies, but Ricky loves them - so I made these & I forget how good this brand is.  I like to undercook just a tad so they're 'doughy' too ...mmmm.... & Ricky bought some German Chocolate Cake kind of icing & put on top of the brownie too. Oh my gosh. It tasted like something straight out of a restaurant menu.  I mean, granted, we havent eaten in a restaurant for about 3 months - but it was something that made us both happy for a few days.

Sweet Mail
I mean, all the sugar lately.  ... but it was a fun little surprise to get some encouragement via cookie in the mail. Who knew that was a thing?  I surely didnt - but now I want to look up this place & send some cookies myself!

We survived another year.  Didnt end like we wanted -or usually does.  Its definitely sad. I remember that it was the week before Spring Break & the girls were excited because most of them were going on cruises. I remember saying to them, Be careful - I'm not sure you'll be able to go. They weren't able to go of course, & I didnt get to see them since.  .... but we made it. Sophomore year done.  Only 2 more years before these girls head out to the big world.

Mask wearers
I know COVID has taken a back seat to the news lately & we are a "out of sight - out of mind" sort of creatures....which really freaks me out.  I feel like its going to give COVID a new ugly head to rear on us....  but I still am grateful for every single person I see in the store that is putting them on.

I Also Wear a Mask to Protect Me | MedPage Today

Peaceful people
I'm thankful for the people who want their voices to be heard in peaceful protests... & I'm thankful for good cops that understand & are good people who serve & protect ALL.  They're out there.  We need to focus more on these people & know they exist & are trying to work together for answers.

What are you thankful for this week?

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020


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Crafting:  I did a little Home Depot class with my friends awhile back where we built these chalkboards. The whole she-bang. The wood, the measuring, cutting, nailing, glue - all of it. & then I tucked it away & forgot about it. Such is life.  Nothing like a quarantine to dig out things you forgot about. I had bought the bronze paint for the border & the chalkboard paint for the center... & got to work. I LOVE it!!! I primed the chalkboard paint & now, its all good to go. Not sure what I'm going to do with it.  But I'm sure I'll find a good use.

Weather:  Summer has reared it head on us. This past weekend was gorgeous, but the heat & humidity as arrived. It is June so I guess I wont complain.  I dont mind heat. but man, that humidity is awful.

Watching;  Lost.  Yep, I've gone back from the very beginning & started watching it again. I forgot how good it was. & how CRAZY it is. Polar bears - smoke monsters - seeing dead dads walking on the beach.  Also forgot how much I loved Jack & Sawyer.   Loving it.

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Eating: We're still all about Penn Station lately. It's just really easy for me to order online while I'm working from home & The Hubs being able to swing by & pick it up on his way home. 

Reading: Jen Hatmaker's new book. Oh my gosh - I have laughed real gut laughs & cried real tears.  I just think she, along with Angie Smith, would just be my best friend.

Drinking: Out of my new mug.  You can see it in the pic above... but here's a close up too. So prettttttty!!!!

Jesus, Meet Me Here Campfire Mug

Shopping:  I'm still on the hunt for some cute shorts & tees. I'm so picky about tees. I dont like v-necks - I dont like really short sleeves - I dont like shirts that aren't long enough. I'm basically like Goldilocks of tees.

Missing:  Bruno. I had a dream about him the other night where I was carrying him in a baby carrier everywhere.  Him & Zoe actually - one on my front, one on my back.  When I woke up, my heart ached with him not being there.

Cleaning: I am on the mission to clean out my closet / drawers. I'm over looking at clothes that dont fit anymore or just not comfortable. I'd rather have empty drawers with 5 things in them, then stuffed closets with things that just aggravate me for taking space that I'll never wear.

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Finished up:  Made it through my Bible Study this past weekend.  We're doing a Zoom call to finish up chatting about it on Friday & I'm looking forward to it. The ladies that have done it with me - it was their first time doing a Bible Study so I've been so excited that they took the challenge on & have come through it all. It's a feat to finish a 8 week study!

Feeling:  Still all the anxiety - with COVID & all the tension in our country.  It's just a LOT lately.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

One Sentence a Day {May 2020}

Knit By God's Hand: One Sentence a Day - September 2019

Once again, we come to a month that just started somewhere you never thought... & it ended in another direction that you never thought could happen. & its all still downhill.  I think we can all agree on one thing - 2020 just hasn't been the best of years, has it?

But, for memory sake, here's my May - One Sentence a Day

1 - Fri / Missing my Bruno something fierce! #ourhomehaschanged

2 - Sat /  Thankful my hair dresser sold me the color she uses in the salon because its time to cover the gray at home #workedoutwell

3 - Sun /  Putting on the mask & heading down to the grocery so I dont have to deal with Click List again. #Thankyoueveryonewearingmasks

4 - Mon /  Totally got wrapped up in Waco on Netflix & was shooketh #wowjustwow

5 - Tues /  The temps totally bombed out & it was freezing cold!!! #heatturnedbackon

6 - Wed /  Got all my elastic in from Etsy & I am back in the mask making business #gettingthehangofit

7 -  Thurs / Needle broke on my machine but that turned out to be an easy fix #learningallthethings

8 - Fri / It was an actual first time that my work day was relaxed. #moreofthoseplease

9 - Sat / Blessed with the SWEETEST & most beautiful gift. #BrunoinPainting

10 - Sun / Such a strange Mother's Day when you can just do visits from afar & keep a distance. #stillloveallthemoms

11 - Mon /  Phase 1 has started at work & I'm grateful I'm still sitting in my office at home #canIworkhereforever?

12 - Tues /  Dont know if its the weather or stress but I'm getting ALL the migraines lately #MYHEADHURTS #feellikeImDying

13 - Wed /  Ricky is just the best helping with the horses & even helping fix the fence - all after a hard day at work. #IjustGoToPetTheHorses

14 - Thurs /  How is it freezing the day before in the low 50's & humid & in the 80's the next day? #allthehairfrizz

15 - Fri / We've gotten in the habit of ordering Penn Station & having Ricky pick it up on his way home from work for dinner. #thatbreadthough

16 - Sat / I cant believe I've gone 2 years without hearing my daddy's voice. #misshimfiercely #HeavenlyAnniversary

17 - Sun / Ventured out to get more fabric for more mask wearing #soldsomeonEtsythisweekend

18 - Mon - I sold 10 masks today from my Etsy store!!!! #thatwasfun #thankyou

19 - Tues - Went to the grocery & pretty sure my dad came d own from Heaven for a little bit to pick up some earthly yummies. #LOOKSJUSTLIKEHIM #Evenwalkedlikehim

20 - Wed / The look for hay is on. #horsefood

21 - Thurs / Honestly was one of the most stressful days at work that I've had in a really long time.  #ALLtheproblems #everyoneneedseverythingNOW

22 - Fri / Had an earache that was getting progressively worse through the day & by the end of the night, I couldnt even touch my teeth together. #THEPAIN

23 - Sat /  Loving this cute fabric for masks. #givemeALLtheBellefabric

24 - Sun /  Headed to Home Depot with the Hubs & glad to see so many people wearing masks & excited to buy a new light for over my sink. #nowtogettheHubstoputitup

25 - Mon /  Happy Memorial Day!!! #sothankfulforadayoff

26 - Tues / Yep - even working from home makes going back to work after a long weekend still hard. #thinkitsMondayallday

27 - Wed /  The news of George Floyd & the disgusting behavior of the police in this situation is just hard to even digest. #icantbreath #thisworldisfallingapart #cometodayJesus

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28 - Thurs / The Country is feeling like a ticking time bomb. #fuseisburning

29 - Fri / Sat up till nearly 2 am watching news coverage of our city being destroyed by rioters. #isthisreallife?

30 - Sat / Just stayed away from all the news & enjoyed the beautiful day. #selfcare

31 - Sun / Finished up our HSM for the year with one last Zoom call #whataweirdyear

Another one for the books - that's for sure

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Monday, June 01, 2020

The weekend I saw our city being destroyed....

I have typed at least 20 different blog posts. At LEAST 20....
Erased them all

I honestly dont even know what to say about this weekend.

I sat this weekend & watched the news till the middle of the night of my own town being vandalized - fires set, buildings painted with hate words, people stealing, people threatening one another, spitting in others faces, saying hateful words to each other.  I saw tear gas clouds, & rubber bullets being fired off.   I saw National Guard vehicles riding down the streets that I walk every day at work.

Then I saw it play out again the next day & the next.

& I saw it playing out in other cities across the US.

I read Social Media & saw everyone's reactions of things happening in their own town or opinions of what is happening across the country.

& I see all the rage.  All the pain... all the hurt.

I watched it all this weekend & was furious with the cause of why this happened. Furious with the people that took the steps from protesting to criminal acts of violent.  I was disgusted.  I was saddened. I was shocked. I was frustrated. I felt hopeless. I felt my anxiety rising on TOP of the COVID anxiety because ALL THE CLOSENESS.... Then I even felt guilty because I turned off my TV & I got back to my life - & I felt strangely GUILTY about that.  Its like that meme "This is fine"

Why 'This Is Fine' Is the Meme This Year Deserves - The New York Times

... this feels like real life right now.  Because NOTHING is fine right now.
Basically, very little in 2020 has been fine.

I have so many thoughts - I know we all do...

I cant even get into how I'm feeling because I'm not even sure HOW to put my emotions in words.
But here is the things I do know....

... There is a different between protesting & rioting. Destroying your town accomplishes nothing. You've just hurt people that are in agreement with you.  You are hurting innocent people.  People who are just trying to survive.  Turning things into violence accomplishes absolutely nothing.
... There are bad cops... but there are more good cops.  - just as there are good people & bad people - you can't group everyone in one category because of the actions of a few.

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... more than anything - this is what I know the most of all.... if you have a heart - if you are breathing air - YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING - a CHILD OF GOD - His creation - someone who should be respected - treated fairly - you deserve nothing less than equality with others around you - that goes for every race, every sex, every age, every religion. One should not be above the other. Period.  Jesus loved EVERYONE... as a Christian, that is my stance above all the emotions that I'm feeling.


Right now, all I know to do in times where things feel helpless & out of control is to pray.
Praying for healing for our country
Praying for people to learn where they have failed - for peaceful discussion with LISTENING ears & more than that, with open hearts.
Praying for Justice for those who have been killed in the name of discrimination
Praying for God to move - & that I, along with so many that have the same prayer - be a vessel that God will use to show only love, care, concern & a compassionate heart with others.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday Favorites

Knit By God's Hand: Friday Favorites
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Favorite Stickers

A whole mess of Disney princess stickers in different styles on a table, from classically animated to more "modern" versions, with an iPad with some stickers on it resting on top

Because I'm a big kid & want to put these on everything I own

Favorite Bubbles

Three bottles of bubble bath with bubble blowing sticks inside of them, called Giggle, Chillax, and Rejoice

Did I just say I'm a big kid?
Yep.. I also want to blow bubbles in the tub!

Favorite Tea Infusers

Five infusers shaped like a cat, a hippo, a sloth, an owl, and a platypus in clear tea glasses.

I've got the man one - but I just love that Hippo!!!
& you actually get ALL 5 in a package!!!

Favorite Kid Kitchen Item

Two children using wooden blocks with handles to cut apples

To teach your kids how to cut foods - it only cuts soft foods but it does it safely.
For all those kiddos that already have an interest in cooking!

Favorite Egg Holder

Three containers stacked on top of each other with grooves to fit eggs. They have decals that say "farm fresh butt nuggets," "neilson's family farm," and "my pet poops breakfast"

Perfect for everyone that has their own chickens!

Favorite Pot Holder

The Great British Baking Show Hot Pad / On Your Mark Get Set image 0
OK - its true - I've been watching a lot of The Great British Baking Show while working from home

Favorite Joggers

A reviewer wearing the joggers in camo (or army) print

I love camo pants

Favorite Craft

The macrame kit, before and after completion

Because these are "So hot right now"... thank you Zoolander for that quote
& it'd be fun to try & do

Favorite Starbucks Tumbler

Starbucks Teacher cup

For all the teachers in your life
... & for all of those having to home school this year!

Favorite Funnies

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... every day I watch the news

GIPHY! ( November 30, 2018 at 11:49AM

... me every Friday when I hadnt gotten any notice I have to go back into the office

GIPHY! ( September 17, 2019 at 05:13PM

... if I ever tried a Tik-Tok video

GIPHY! ( February 13, 2019 at 10:35AM

... me at 4:30pm

GIPHY! ( March 3, 2016 at 05:42PM

Happy weekend y'all!

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