Tuesday, June 28, 2011

pretty little garden gift

Easy peezee kids craft..cant figure out where I found this...I think a "green" blog..but anyway thought it is a great way to share gardening with the kids..its looking like another year of dreaming about a real one..hmmmm oh well..a pot, a plant and an old plastic bottle or glass if you can get one cut..great gift too..cute right?...thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie
p.s. if you know where i found this let me know i wanna give credit where credit is do..Thanks Debra! go here to see more!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

paper doily craft..summer is here!

Country living presents..

Turn paper doilies into drink umbrellas

To re-create these adorable accents by blogger Olivia Kanaley (afieldjournal.blogspot.com), cut a two-inch- diameter circle out of card stock.

Using a glue stick, paste the circle to the solid center of a four-inch doily (for similar, $3.39 for 12; www.sugarcraft.com). Cut the doily from one edge to the center and bend it into a cone, with the card stock circle on the underside; secure the cut ends with a glue stick. Hot-glue a wooden skewer (75 cents for 100; amazon.com) to the umbrella’s underside, then hot-glue a 1⁄4-inch button plug (15 cents each; widgetco.com) on top.

Read more: Easy Crafts Ideas- Summer Activties - Country Living

GENIUS!!!! Summer is here!! Thanks for stopping by!! Stephanie

Friday, June 17, 2011


Allergies..gonna go lay my swollen head down...ugh... hope your Friday is better than mine! love ya mean it! Stephanie

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Please pray!

Praying for our Pastor Ron's son... Denton, who is only 16..he has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and has been taken directly in for chemo..will you join us as we lift him up in prayer to the ultimate healer, our Heavenly Father, who knows all things! May His hand be on this family during such a difficult time! Thank you my friends! love you! mean it! Stephanie

Thursday, June 9, 2011

happy friday!

Looking for adventure..don't know if they would take a youngster like me but if I could I would!

sisters on the fly

worn and useful...

There is something about this that I love..the colors are so attractive to me..the worn finish and the usefulness of the things we see...its weird that a photo like this gets my heart to pitter patter..

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This with coffee...would be perfect! Dont ya think?

One of my favorite mags is Beautiful Life..I think I have talked about this awhile ago..but truly it has the classiest pictures and ideas...

This place mat is gorgeous to me... the simple flower and ribbon..in Christ we are woven together..beautiful..
the photos, along with scripture, give me such a visual..the meaning is clear...

Now, I just have to get it sent to my house...ahh...maybe someday..Thanks for stopping by! love ya! mean it! Stephanie

Monday, June 6, 2011

RSVP and the Economy

RSVP's have been something that has been debated and debated..what is it and why should I or you do it? I have been thinking about how important this topic is right now with the economy in the shape that it is..and now more than ever I truly respect this form of communication..I have hosted parties, seminars and events and have tried this form of communication with my guest as a way of being able to serve my guests better..you see when I have a party or event and invite you..I really want to take as good of care of you as I can...so by answering my RSVP..you make that possible for me..I want you to feel acknowledge and seen..that you are valued and loved..and by using the RSVP system it really allows for that care.. regarding the economy and being good stewards, I can see this as another befit to the hostess..we all know that throwing a party can be costly..and by being responsible and responding whether you will attend or not can really be helpful in keeping cost down and even allowing another guest to be invited if you cannot make it..some parties and event are dictated by how many guests will be invited and with that knowledge a budget is given and the party planned..in these times...a budget is very important ..I think of weddings, showers, and parties that are getting out of control with budgets limits and I cringe to think how much money could have been saved with just a simple yes or no to the attendance of that event..if we each do our part and RSVP we can be good stewards and make planning for the host a joy instead of a headache..below I looked up the meaning of RSVP and thought... wow..that's easy enough..

This tip should help hosts and guests alike, because there seems to be a lot of confusion about the meaning of the term RSVP.

Lack of RSVPs - A Growing Problem

I hear more and more often, and have found in my personal experience, that hosts often do not receive receive responses to invitation that tell them whether guests plan to attend their parties, even if an RSVP is clearly requested. This could mean either one of two things. First it could mean that rudeness is a growing trend in our society. Or, as I would prefer to believe, people no longer understand what the term means. Assuming the best, and that the reason guests don't RSVP to an invitation is a case of ignorance, not rudeness, I will clarify this for the record.

What RSVP Means

The term RSVP comes from the French expression "répondez s'il vous plaît", meaning "please respond". If RSVP is written on an invitation it means the invited guest must tell the host whether or not they plan to attend the party. It does not mean to respond only if you're coming, and it does not mean respond only if you're not coming (the expression "regrets only" is reserved for that instance). It means the host needs a definite head count for the planned event, and needs it by the date specified on the invitation.

Why It's Inconsiderate to Not RSVP

An incomplete list of respondents can cause numerous problems for a host including difficulty in planning food quantities, issues relating to minimum guarantees with catering halls, uncertainty over the number of party favors and difficulties in planning appropriate seating, among other things.

So the next time you see RSVP on an invitation you receive, please call your host and respond promptly. (About.com)

So what do you think about this topic? I would love to hear! thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Party outside!

Happy Friday Friends!!! I am soooo excited about this weekend! It's gonna be so sunny and nice outside and we are throwing ourselves into the yard with clean up, mowing and all kinds of good things!!! I want to have the best summer ever this year at our humble little home so I have lots of plans and I'm hoping to figure out my new camera and start posting some of my own photos again..this photo is from Country Living... I'm in love with this ideas! I picked up a free wheelbarrow last year that had holes in the bottom..I was gonna use it for plants and I may still but now, I'm thinking about pulling it out for this cute little party idea! Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie