Friday, February 26, 2010

Favorite Song (& More) Friday!

Favorite Song for Today... An amazing reminder!

Building 429

I believe always, always
Our Savior never fails
Even when all hope is gone
God knows our pain and his promise remains
He will be with you always

Favorite Footware

Favorite Drink
Diet Coke with Lime (BUT, not in the can because it tastes like Pinesol)

Favorite Book
The Bachelor by Carly Phillips

(Sexy & Fun... Love Chick Lit!)

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Praying for Layla Grace... Sweet Child of God

Shanna's (Layla's Mom) latest update: "Layla is still hanging on. Her breathing is labored & she hasn't woken up in about 12 hours. She is resting peacefully & not in pain at the moment. I'm pretty sure she saw her angels today. She kept looking up at the ceiling smiling."

Thank you father, for the comfort found in Your presence. Lord God, send Layla Grace Marsh your peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Layla's journey has been an incredible testament of Faith and I praise You for this sweet child!

"One day when it's all said and done, I hope you see that it was enough. This one ride, one try, one life to love."

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Believing God for a Miracle!

Update on Sweet Layla Grace

PRAY, PLEASE PRAY!! Layla Grace is having a tough morning & her breathing is even softer. She is becoming weaker, but is holding on (like the fighter she is) to celebrate Jenna's (her Sister) 9th Birthday today!

Lord, I know that in one way or the other, you will heal Sweet Layla Grace and my prayer is that You surround this family with your everlasting love & give them the strength & comfort needed to get through this inconceivably difficult time. Amen!

"Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades..."

I am thankful for all the people in the Facebook World & Blog Land that have taken notice and are praying for this precious family. Please click on the site below and find it in your heart to bless The Marsh Family.

Lord, do not let us waiver and doubt as we watch and wait, lead us to do so in Faith!!



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Wordless Wednesday

Well... It's "Kind of" Wordless Wednesday

I like the idea of sharing nothing but a photo every Wednesday, so that is my plan!

BD & I at Sweetheart Ball this past weekend.

Love this man of mine!
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keep Praying for Sweet Layla Grace!

Please, Please say a prayer for Layla Grace. The Good News: Her PICC line is working. The Bad News: The Doctors have found a new tumor in her liver. Her Mother's latest updates states "The signs are showing; declining heart rate & breathing. Unless God has a miracle in store, we are a day or two of the end.". Dear God, Please save this Sweet Child!!

As I sit here & lift Layla Grace up in prayer, I cannot get John 11:25 out of my head. Lord, I pray that if this is the end of Layla's Earthly body and the beginning of her Heavenly one, that you surround her family with the love & strength needed to get through this most difficult time. I will not stop praying for Layla's Miracle & I will continue to believe that You ARE the Ultimate Healer!

Our Hope Endures
By: Natalie Grant

You would think only so much can go wrong
Calamity only strikes once
And you assume this one has suffered her share
Life would be kinder from here

How do we comprehend peace within pain?
Or joy at a good man's wake?
Walk a mile with the woman whose body is racked,
With illness, oh how can she laugh?

But our Hope endures, the worst of conditions
It's more than our optimism
Let the earth quake,
Our Hope is unchanged

We never walk alone
And this is our hope

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Favorite Song Friday

Sometimes, all we need is an uplifting song to make our day. Friday happens to be my FAVORITE day of the week, so I thought, why not share a favorite song, on my favorite day?!
Music is medicine for my soul!!
Have a FABULOUS Friday!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Praying for Layla Grace

Sweet Layla Grace.... Pray for healing in this precious baby girl's body!

She is fighting cancer and has been given weeks to live. May God Bless the Marsh family in their time of need.

Layla Grace Marsh was baptized yesterday at home and they sang Jesus Loves Me! I have no doubt that God is smiling down from Heaven. This family has shown such grace and dignity in their time of suffering. They are an inspiration to all!

Her life and future is now in God's hands, so please join with me in prayer for this child of God.

He is the ultimate healer!

You can follow Layla Grace's story as well by clicking on the link below. I encourage each of you to take the time to read the latest blog entry, it will forever change your life.

The song that comes to mind each time I read about Sweet Layla Grace is "Healer" by Kari Jobe

To hear the song, click on the video below.

Much Love & Many Blessing,

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Monday, February 15, 2010

EVERY Little Girl MUST Have This!

Glitter Playdough!!

It's GLITTER playdough! Don't you think the little girls would go CrAzY for this?? I know I did!!
You can find the recipe at Just Deanna.....or I posted it below!

4 C all purpose flour
2 C non-iodized salt
4 C water
8 tsp cream of tartar
4 tbsp cooking oil
Craft Glitter & Food Coloring**

Cook and stir on med-low until it forms. Careful not to burn. If coloring, mix food coloring in water first. When cooled down, knead dough and put in sealed container.To add glitter just use craft glitter and knead into dough. Keep adding glitter til it is as 'sparkly' as you desire. This recipe makes a ton. She got 7 individual containers out of less than half.
**You can make his for Little Boys too!! Just add BLUE food coloring instead!!
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Conversation Hearts Just For YOU!

This website is TOO FuN!!

These are not your typical, edible conversation hearts, but I happen to think they are WAY better!
Personalize these hearts to fit you, choose the color & WAH-LAH!

A special heart, just for my Hottie Husband!

Here's the link...

Create Away!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"I'm Sorry"... It CAN be easy to say!

Let's face it... Although we would like it to be, marriage can't always be lovey-dovey. Most of the time, marriage will be incredibly amazing; however, there WILL be those times where you make each other so stinkin' mad.

Things will be said that shouldn't be said and an apology will be in order. "I'm Sorry" is never easy to say and the words do not always come naturally (yes, even for me!). So, look to these creative ways to express your apology.

(Click on photo to enlarge)

I just love these ideas!!

In fact, I might just look for a reason to make my honey mad, so that I can try a few! ;-)
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Creative Cookie Bouquets

Who needs a bouquet of flowers, when you could have a bouquet of cookies?

How cute are THESE??

here on Woman's Day... These would be perfect for a class/work party!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Sanitizers

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Sanitizers

These will make the PERFECT teachers' gifts!

"Just A Girl" made some Valentine's Day Sweetheart Sanitizers.

One Word... GENIUS!

BEING a Mom and living in an H1N1 world, I can tell you that HAND SANITIZER is a MUST! Not only is this idea great for teachers, you can easily use this idea for ANY occasion and turn it into a present. Just decorate (scrapbook) the outside of hand soap, lotion, etc. and you have a FUN gift!

She gives more details if you click on the link above.

Have fun!


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Double Dipped Strawberries

What's Valentine's Day without Double Dipped Strawberries?!
They are sweet, simple and the PERFECT after dinner dessert.
Double Dipped Strawberries

1-1/2 cups semisweet-chocolate chips
1/4 cup white-chocolate chips
1 pound strawberries

1. In separate bowls, heat chocolate chips in a microwave on medium, stirring every 20 seconds until chocolate is melted.

2. Dunk strawberries in semisweet chocolate. Shake off any excess back into bowl and place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate 5 minutes.

3. Place berries in mini cupcake liners. Using the tines of a fork, drizzle melted white chocolate over berries. Refrigerate 5 minutes and serve.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Candy Nugget Box

Being the Crop-a-Holic I am, I happen to thing these are absolutely adorable!
What a great way to jazz up a boring piece of chocolate!
Candy Nugget Box

Supplies Needed:
Cardstock for box base
Paper for dressing up finished box and nuggets
Scor-Pal tool or other Scoring system
Scissors or craft knife

1. Follow the detailed instructions for the “Candy Nugget Boxes” that can be found by following this link to the scor-pal site: can click and print the tutorial that will walk you through each step to make the box base. Don’t get overwhelmed when you first read the instructions. It is very simple to make if you just take it one step at a time.

2. Once you have completed the box base, you can cut patterned paper and ribbon to decorate the outside of the box. She also decorated each nugget with patterned paper to match.

3. Fill box with nuggets and give to someone sweet! (But not me, because I am on a diet... HaHa!)
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Heart Kabobs

A Simple & Sweet idea the kiddos will love! Genius!!
Heart Kabobs

1 cantaloupe
1 honeydew melon
1/2 watermelon
1 container (6 ounce) plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon frozen orange-juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon honey

1. Cut fruit into 1-inch-thick slices. Using a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts from melon slices. Poke a hole in each heart with a toothpick, going from top to bottom. Then thread fruit on ice-pop sticks.
2. Make dip: Stir together yogurt, orange juice concentrate, and honey until well combined. Serve with hearts.
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