Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friend fighting cancer? Create a prayer team!

{Kate at Jay's "Head Shaving Party" after he began losing is hair from chemotherapy.
Pictured with her sister Maggie and Mom, Beth.}

Kate's dad is battling Lymphoma.  Things have been pretty rough though the treatment.  So when Kate arrived at Middle School West and found the hallways full of hot pink tshirts, well, let's just say it went a long way toward lifting her spirits!  What a wonderful way to show solidarity, boldly profess their confidence in the power of prayer, and display their faith in our great God.

Kate sent these pictures via text to her mom, who sent them to me, so I could share them with you.  What a beautiful way to show love and support to Kate on behalf of her father, Jay, who is fighting cancer.  Please pray for my friend Jay and his family~ 
We are storming the gates of Heaven on their behalf...
Just wish I had thought to form a prayer team complete with hot pink uniforms!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turkey Treats! Harvest Food fun for the whole family!

Head over to Living Locurto for ideas on how to make these sweet treats for the ones you love!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Season of Thanks: Writing gratitude {Free Printable}

"They will celebrate your abundant goodness 
and joyfully sing of your righteousness."
Psalm 145:7

Head over to Jones Design Company for these sweetest little tags 
for recording your thankful heart this fall.
Here are some images from her blog, 
and you can find her free printables HERE.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mr. Wonderful Turns 50! Quick and Easy Slide Show

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mr. Wonderful and I celebrated his birthday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with our precious friends, Ned and Kelley Pauley, back in October.  His real birthday rolled around today and I felt like it might be a bit anti-climatic, so I asked friends and family to send me a quick picture greeting for him.  I dropped them into a slide show, added a couple of songs, and created this super quick visual treat.  He watched in delight as the messages rolled by... goofy, silly, encouraging photos from friends and family.  It was a great way to end this milestone day.  Here is the little video, and if you would like to make one for the one you love, I have posted the directions I sent out below.  Thanks to everyone who sent pictures!

I'm thinking this would be a great way to say other things, too, like:
Welcome to the world, baby!  
Congratulations graduate!  
Get Well Soon!  
You're a great boss!  

Example instructions to friends and family via email and facebook:

Dwight turns 50 on Sunday and I just thought of a fun idea to celebrate him~ Could you help me with a little project?

1. Simply write a message on an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper… tell him something you appreciate about him, or say happy 50th birthday, or draw him a picture, or call him an old guy, say whatever you want to say. Keep it short and simple and write clearly.
2. Take a picture of yourself holding the sign with a smile, or a silly face, or holding pom poms, or with a thumbs up, or bunny ears… you get the idea; be creative!
You can take this picture with your computer or phone or camera~ quality is not important; it's the heart that counts! Simply email or text me your photo.
3. Send me the picture of you, or your family, or you and your spouse. Put whoever you want to in the picture.
4. Last, if you put too much thought into it, you'll never get it done by Saturday morning, so please… just go for it!

You've got 3 days to get this done...… ready, set, GO!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Obsessed with everything PUMPKIN! Cupcake Recipe

Go HERE to find the recipe to these amazing cupcakes for your fall enjoyment!
I can't wait to try them... they look good enough to DRINK!