Friday, 26 February 2016

Friday Finds . . .

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A few of the things I find each week which strike my fancy and I hope that they strike yours also!(Can you believe that already this is the last one for February!  The month has just flown by!)


From the Happier Homemaker . . .  I have my doubts, but I am going to try it and see if it's true!   I'll let you know!


From 36th Avenue.  DIY Mini Gardens.   These are so cute.  What a great "Mother's Day", "Teacher Thankyou" at the end of the year, or "just because I care about you" gift these would be!


Let's make all of our mail pretty!  From Postnome ru.  It's in Russian but has an English trtanslator.  This is a fabulous idea.  If you are like me, there is very little "real post" that goes out to people these days, why not make what you do send a feast for the eyes from the get go!


DIY Beginners Sewing Kit.  What a fabulous idea for a little girl!  A complete tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots.


Free Printable Chalkboard Tags.  From The Ellie Blog.


This birdhouse made from old books is really cute.  Architecture, Art and Design, ten delightful diy birdhouse designs.


Pom Pom Ballerinas.  So cute!   I tried really hard to find a source but could not.   I don't think they would be very hard to create with a bit of paint and some large pompoms, felt for the wings, some gold thread for the slipper laces, etc.  Sweet!


Ruffled Pillow Case Dress.   So adorable.   From Simply Modern Mom.


Pretty Prudent.   Printable Recipe Binder and Templates.


Now, this is a really great idea.  Using an old book you might be thinking of throwing away as a Scrapbook project.  For photographs, etc.  From  Happy Little Moments.

And that's my finds for this week.    I haven't been feeling very well for a couple of days now.  Somewhat of a tummy upset and I am getting a chest infection.  Even though we were having the Missionary Elders for supper last night (I did a simple curry) I took myself upstairs to do some creating (artwise) of my own, which I hadn't done for a while.

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(Sorry for all the copyright imagery, but someone on facebook has been stealing my art and erasing my copyright and making it their own, I thought this would be a lot harder to copy.)  I am trying hard to be positive in the face of my impending colonoscopy etc.   It really freaked me out when the Specialist said I think you have bowel cancer.  And it's really freaking me out that it is taking them so long to come to a conclusive diagnosis  . . . being able to escape into my art helps, so does keeping busy.  I'm a bit of a hypocondriac anyways, so I am not sure if I am imagining things now or if I am really experiencing things.  I know . . .  what am I like!   Putting it in the Lord's hands.  If He knows each star by name and counts them, then I know He counts me too and knows me by name.  Of course saying that I am doing that and actually doing that are two different things.  It's always there niggling at the back of my mind  . . .

A thought to carry with you through today . . .

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My faith is to rest not in the outcome
I think God should work out for me,
My faith rests in who God is,
the quietness of my heart is the fruit
of an absolute confidence in God.
~Elizabeth Elliot
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today  . . .  Bagel Hole Eggs.  Deliciously different!

Have a fabulous Friday. Wherever you go, whatever you do, don't forget!

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And I do too!



  1. Marie you have been in my thoughts and prayers off and on all day. I am not big on quoting Bible verses but I trusting and relying on this verse.

    1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

    God bless.

  2. Thanks Suzan, very much appreciated I can say. You're a dear friend. xoxo

  3. Hi, Marie! Can you believe it's the last Friday in February?! If I hurry I can clean my place in two hours. And hour...hhhmmm... not sure about that, either. ;) Fun mail... that is a rarity these days--LOVE the look of all those pretty-decorated envelopes... very inspiring! CUTE jar-sewing kit! Oooooo... those Pom Pom Ballerinas--be still my heart... *swoon*... And so sweet is your new illustration-girl--her little dog!! :) So very sorry about your art being stolen--not right! :( And I'm so sorry for you health worries, my friend... I pray all will be well for you yet... Holding you in my heart, as always ((LOVE & BIG HUGS)) P.S must go see about the eggy-bagels... LOVE eggs and bagels...

  4. I reckon your house would have to be pretty clean to begin with Tracy! haha Thanks so much for your prayers. I believe in prayers and I know they help. Love and hugs to you TJ and Charlie also! xoxo

  5. I had to laugh at the 1 hour house cleaning. Maybe someone with more pep than I could get it done. At this point in my life I do a little and rest a lot in between. So sorry you are not feeling well. You've had a lot on your plate lately and with the added concerns of your colonoscopy you are under stress and stress tends to make us sick. Try to trust in the Lord, get some rest and feel better soon !

  6. The NERVE of stealing your art!


    I pinned the letters..and have printed the chalkboard tags and poppy through a Staples ..wraps a package so prettily!!

    I did a few..lovely.
    Take care marie..the specialist should have never said that..
    I am reading a book. Mind Over Body..caregivers need to up their empathy for one thing..

    don't worry..easy for me to say and What If is one of my middle names..must rush off no power since tuesday came on this morning but the internet tech is coming's hungover..erratic..cuts off..

  7. I agree Pam, it would have to be a pretty immaculate house to begin with. It takes me almost an hour just to hoover, but I am pedantic about it I confess. I am trying to let go let God, but it sometimes gets the best of me. I have a cold now on top of it all, which just shows me my immune system is weak at the moment. I managed to get through the whole winter without one! pooh! xoxo

    I agree Monique, it was not very nice. I was shocked. But then the specialist when my mother was told she had lung cancer had much the same bedside manner. He said to her when you had your breast cancer did you also have lung cancer? She said no, and he said . . . "Well you do now!" Very shocking and to an elderly woman on her own as well. Disgraceful. I hope they sort your power issues out soon! xoxo


  8. So sorry you are having health problem's and just problem period. You and yours are in my prayers.oxoxox


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