March 31, 2014

Sunday Style // Butterflies

o u t f i t
jean jacket / pink tee / brown flats // thrifted {Goodwill}
butterfly belt // thrifted {Hospice}
floral broomstick skirt // Cabela's {shortened by me}
necklace // permanently borrowed from my mom, you might say. *wink*

Yes, the jean jacket is back again.  I told you I wear it a lot during the spring! *grin*  I really, really love the way the butterfly belt goes with this skirt, and the necklace compliments it so nicely.  And I'm so glad I shortened this skirt!  It's very full and at full length it was definitely overkill...not to mention hard to walk in.  Now, it's perfect.  Especially for twirling. *smile*

Yesterday, Pastor shared the story of Nicodemus (which would make an awesome name for one of my lambs, btw;).  Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night with some questions and becomes confused when Jesus tells him he needs to be "born again".  

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  John 3:3
It was a really good message!  The main point I came away with was something that Pastor said...
"Eternal life starts now."
As soon as we accept Jesus as our Savior and are born again, our eternal life is secured.  That is a comforting and reassuring thought!  No matter what happens to our body in this life, we have hope of life eternal with the Lord.

So much happened yesterday.  Something I've been hoping and praying for happened, and I still can't quite believe it.  I can't give any details at this time, but suffice to say that the Lord is so good to me!

What was your sermon about?  I want to know!

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Photo a Day // March // Week Four

O N E | You know you've done something right when your dad says the brussels sprouts taste like something you'd get at a fine restaurant!

T W O | Warming up my bottle lamb's milk.

T H R E E | Jenny made these absolutely adorable kitty cats!  

F O U R | What I was working on at Jenny's - a new laptop sleeve for the shop.

F I V E | The Bonnie dog and Muffin kitty.  I love how well my dog and cats get along together.

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I had an amazingly awesome week!  Crocheting at Jenny's, going to the theater and seeing Frozen with Kellie and Michelle, perusing the beautiful wool at the Spin-In with Jenny, and square dancing for the first time Saturday night.  A very amazing and blessed week, indeed!  The Lord has been showing me just how perfect His timing is and I praise Him for every lesson He has taught me over the past six months and for His great love for me.

What have you been doing lately?  Any new projects your working on?  I want to know!

March 27, 2014

Springtime on the Farm | 2014 Lambs

Sharon, one of Emma's lambs.


Feeding Maryann.  Bonnie loves be with the lambs. :)

Sweet Pea and her twins Leia and Luke.

Kellie and Maryann

Leia and Luke



Maggie and the lamb she didn't reject, Gilligan.

Sharon and Susan, Emma's lambs.

Maggie's lambs Gilligan and Maryann.


Kimmy napping in the sun.


Emma, Sharon, and Susan.

Six healthy babies, three happy mommas.  A very good lambing year, indeed!
She could still surprise me, but at this point I'm thinking that Ingrid isn't pregnant.  She has officially made it to the cull list and I'll be selling her.  Which is sad, because she's a beautiful ewe.  But I can't keep her just because she's pretty.

Okay, gotta go get ready to head to Jenny's house for our crochet day.  Have a lovely day, everyone!

Do you or a friend have baby animals running around this time of year?  I want to know!

March 24, 2014

Sunday Style // all of space and time

o u t f i t
skirt / jacket / lace blouse // thrifted {Goodwill}
tank top // thrifted {Dazzle}
black flats // Fred Meyer
TARDIS Starry Night necklace // Doomsday Studios

I found this fabulous denim skirt while thrifting with Kellie last Friday.  Normally I prefer full skirts but I'm really loving this look!  Plus, it's got pockets and belt loops.  Perfection.  I also bought the green tank top the same day and decided to come up with an outfit pairing them both.  My TARDIS necklace really pulls the ensemble together.  Topping it all with the jean jacket made it perfect for a sunny spring day. 

At church, we read about Jesus driving out the money lenders in the temple in John 2:13-21.  

And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
But he spake of the temple of his body.

Pastor applied it to our lives by asking us what do we have in our "temple".

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God. and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Are we filling our mind and heart with things that bring Him glory?  Very thought provoking.  I didn't feel particularly convicted about anything in my life that I need to change, but it's good to be reminded to be careful what we watch, read, and do.  Can't be reminded to often or be too careful!

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After church we stopped by a friend's farm to buy some raw cows milk for my bottle lamb.  It was so wonderful walking around the farm in the sunshine and seeing their baby goats and lambs!  And even cuter are little girls in dresses holding those baby goats.  So adorable!  If we'd been thinking, we could have got some awesome outfit photos while we were there.  Oh well. :) When we got home, Kellie and I made mini pineapple upside down cakes (we used this recipe) and watched Psych.  It was the perfect day!

What was your sermon about?
Was the sun shining where you live?
What did you do yesterday?
I want to know!

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March 22, 2014

Photo a Day // March // Weeks 2 & 3

O N E | My favorite candy.

T W O | I was listening to Chris Tomlin sing Chosen Generation and stopped to ponder the verse that the song is based on. 

T H R E E | Chipping nails and a cuppa tea.  It's comfortable.

F O U R | Mom and I have been putting a 1000 piece puzzle together.

F I V E | Steak fries.  So yummy!!

S I X | Leia, Sweet Pea's ewe lamb.  She and her twin brother Luke are a week old now!

S E V E N | On our way to the swing dance last Saturday evening.  The sunset was so beautiful and the moon was out...

E I G H T | Moon.  Taken from a moving car, so not the best.  But I love it.

N I N E | My bottle baby, Maryann, taking a nap in the sun on our back porch.

T E N | Yes.  That's a Duck Dynasty Willie bobble-head!
My awesome Aunt Liz sent me a package of goodies for my birthday.

E L E V E N | The Bonnie dog and Maryann playing in the basement.  Maryann is back outside now, but Bonnie certainly enjoyed having a friend inside. :)

T W E L V E | My cousin Abbie also sent me an awesome package of birthday goodies, including these awesome socks!

T H I R T E E N | The first day of spring, it snowed. Yup.

F O U R T E E N | Birthday Starbucks with the bestie.  Which turned out to be a clever and tricky ruse to get me out of the house so she could throw me a surprise party!  I was never more surprised in my life, I assure you!  And don't let me have coffee again, Kellie.  I didn't stop vibrating for hours.

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A busy, exhausting, but rewarding two weeks!  Three of my ewes lambed, giving me six healthy lambs.  Praise the Lord!  Maggie, my new mother, had twins her first time (they typically have a single the first time), but ended up rejecting one after a day.  Maryann is now my bottle baby, and doing quite well.  Her brother, Gilligan, was overeating because his mommy had milk for two, but I finally got that sorted.  They're all doing so well and I love to sit and watch them frisk around in the sunshine!  I'm still waiting for Ingrid to lamb, and I have no idea when that will be.  It's been so nice to have a break, especially after not getting a lot of sleep and being so physically exhausted that I made myself sick.  Joy.  I'm finally feeling like a human being again, and that is a very good feeling, indeed!

And I'll be sharing pictures and video from the most epic-ally awesome Doctor Who Surprise Party EVER sometime soon!  Unless Kellie shares them first. *grin*

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