Thursday, February 25, 2016

Whit's Baby Shower.....

What a wonderful and beautiful day it was for a shower......















Thursday, February 18, 2016

A little Winnie the Pooh to lift you up today!

I love Winnie the Pooh Quotes!!!! 
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A New Adventure as a Grandparent!

The time is getting close......And my thoughts have gone to how can Reid and I be the best grandparents when our grandchildren travel and live in another state.
1) The first and most important thought was to keep them covered in prayer and scripture. I have already started a scripture and quote book for my grandchildren, filling it with scripture and quotes that will encourage us, our children and our grandchildren. My grandmother kept a book filled with scripture and quotes that I loved going through each time I visited her.
2) Send them mail (in the actually mailbox) that will remind them how much they are loved and missed. And to remind them of their Heavenly Father that loves and adores them.
3) When the grandchildren visit, Reid and I will create incredible experiences for them. Tea Parties in the Woods, Watching the Stars at night while we snack on special treats, make Straw Houses in the woods, Magic Shows that we create as a family. VIDEO as much as we can!
4) Go on trips together, like our favorite St. George Island where we can build sandcastles, look for seashells and ride our bikes together.
5) Share our past with them, so they will know their families history. Do you think they will believe their Grandmother road motorcycles when she was younger or that their Grandfather raced porches? So much to share to help them become the person they want to be.... Maybe a fourth generation lumberman.
6) Be there for them...... I remember when I would get upset with my Mom and Dad for some silly reason and I would go see my Grandma Moon...... She never took sides.... She just always would snuggle with me and listen to me gripe. After a short time, I would be fine and go back home where my loving Mom and Dad would be waiting for me. I think they always knew I had a special bond with Grandma Moon. I use to always think I was Grandma Moon's favorite grandchild growing up. Now that I am older, I think Grandma Moon made each one of us feel that we were her favorite.
7) Have a junk drawer like Grandma Moon had. When I was really young Grandma Moon had a drawer in her kitchen that she would let us ramble through. I could sit there entertained for hours. I have a wonderful story of a little bronze horse that was in the drawer, but that will be saved for later.
8) Always have something blooming in the garden for them to pick flowers for me, their mother or to share with others. My love of gardening came from my mother and grandmother. They always have something blooming, but more importantly... they never cared if the kids picked the flowers.
9) Try to attend as many of the grandkids functions as we can. Mom and Dad attended most of our kids functions that took them all over the state and sometimes out of state. They have been their kids biggest fans!
10) Take advantage of technology. Call them and Facetime with them.
11) And Music.... Sing and Dance with them every chance we get. Psalm 149:3 Let them praise His name with dancing;
Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre.



I know this is going to be tough on us, but we believe that if we can work on this we will create a great adventure! If you have grandchildren that live far away, share your ideas with us. We want this to be an incredible journey for all of us!

Monday, January 11, 2016

One Day....

If you have not been following The Charm House fb page, 
you have missed out on some awesome digitals that I created....
What can you do with these digitals?
Create you own journal by printing out the digitals.
Frame them to encourage you daily.
Save them to a file on your computer to be daily encouraged.
What can I NOT do with these digitals?
You cannot sale these ( these are a gift from me to you). 
You cannot produce more than 5-10 of each card to give to friends.
And please do not take credit for my work.
I purchase images, work with them to get the colors I want, find the perfect quote for it and put a lot of love into it! I don't sale these cards, my intentions is just to make the world a little brighter by encouraging others through them. 
Thanks!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Growing up to be an Indian Princess!

I don't think I was ever cut out to be a "girlie" girl! 
I loved playing in the woods in my pretend cabin.
I loved hunting for treasures in junk piles.
I loved my jeans and t-shirts.
I loved getting dirty!

It must have been the right thing to do....
I have my own tribe of WARRIORS.
I became an old lady with a wild imagination.
I still love playing in the dirt.
And a junk pile is still my favorite place 
to search for hidden treasures!

Life is good when you can be just what you wanted to be!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Special Visitor!

Yesterday I had a very good friend from my childhood stop over and visit. As we sat there and talked, she told me that 
God had laid it on her heart for us to pray together. 

WOW, it is so awesome how God moves! 

I was so thankful that she was the willing vessel that God had sent to offer me encouragement! 
God please use me to do the same thing for 
someone else who needs to be encouraged!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A little something for your Journal....




This blog "Hey, Sweet Pea" is so encouraging 
and I challenge you to spend a hour just reading her blog! 
She is so dang awesome!

For your Journals.....




A new Adventure.....



I want to start sharing my encouragement pages with you as I design them.
I will be using The Charm House fb page
( https://www.facebook.com/TheCharmHouse/ )
and my The Charm House Blog
( http://www.thecharmhouse.blogspot.com/ ) to post.
I hope they will encourage and help you as much as they do me. I enjoy opening myself up each morning and asking God what do I need to help me get through the day. He shows up, gives me a quote or scripture and I play with it in my design shop. This is the planner that I use to place all of my pages in. It comes with a yearly planner, but I took it out to give me more room for what I thought I truly needed. Each design will be a jpeg. This means you can save it to your computer and print it for your book. All of the pages I design will be 8.25 in height, but they will vary with the desigh on the width. After printing my designs I choose to laminate them due to the fact that I look at them every night. I like this planner and if you shop wisely and have patience you can find this planner much cheaper. Consider using a JoAnn's or Michael's coupon to purchase. Also, don't limit yourself to my design. You can make it even more special by adding sparkles, washi tape, stickers, etc. I will start with my first few designs later in the day..... Thanks and I hope you enjoy!
https://www.simplestories.com/products/carpe-diem-planner

Friday, January 1, 2016

My Hope and Joy are found in Him!
Praying for a blessed wonderful 2016 for everyone!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Dashboards!

So ... I have been hit by the Midori BUG! 
And I love creating dashboards 
for my friends and my ETSY shop!
I am in the process now of taking copies of some of my 
Mixed Media and creating dashboards with them. 

EXCITING!



The Charm House II

Charm House I

I will turn Blessings into Praise!

I will turn Blessings into Praise!