Tuesday, December 28, 2010

This little blog

This little blog of mine has been around for 3 years now!! Granted I am not a supa blogger like the Nester and I might not ever be, but I have really enjoyed sharing my heart. My next post will be the 300th!! A lot of you bloggers post that many in 6 months but for me it has taken a little longer. Some of the things I have shared with you have been fun, some not so much. Some posts have been long a drawn out, some as simple as a video or a song. With 2010 coming rapidly to an end I have been reflecting back on this little blog and I have realized a couple of things. Some times I have opened my heart more than I thought Iwould and some times I have hid my heart for fear of rejection (something I do way too often in the real world too). I've shared the many changes my kids have gone through and the major decisions we have had to stand back and watch unfold. Some of them that a mom never wants to watch, some of them that would make a stranger proud. I've shared marriage issues, my faith, my ideas and my love of my home. Looking back the one thing I do know is that I love this little blog of mine.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My REAL wish list

A few days ago I posted a wish list of "things" that I like but today is my REAL wish list for Christmas. I am a very blessed girl and there is truly not one thing in this world that I need. I have a wonderful savior, a husband that loves me, 3 fantastic kids that are healthy and more family than most, best friends that are there through thick and thin and a wonderful church family that stands in the gap. We have a beautiful roof over our heads, food on our table and shoes on our feet. God has truly blessed us! But my wish involves those that are not as fortunate as we are. My wish involves those that don't know Jesus and the hope and peace that only He can give. I pray that God directs someone to them that can share just what it means to have a savior. My wish involves those whose marriage is in shambles right now and families that are being torn apart. I pray for peace in the hearts of those couples and their children. There is ALWAYS hope, trust me! My wish involves children that are fighting horrible diseases right now. There are many that will not be home for Christmas because they are in a hospital somewhere or they are already rejoicing in heaven. I pray that not one more child will have to endure such a thing as cancer. My wish involves those have been hurt by a friend. I pray that hearts will be forgiven and fences will be mended. My wish involves those that have problems within their church families. I pray that we will all realize one thing, churches are filled with humans! Non-perfect, sinful humans that need to realize there was only one perfect one.
My wish involves those that do not have a roof over their heads, food on their table or even shoes on their feet. These are tough times for most but even worse times for some. I pray that you will find a warm place to call home and the ability to receive everything that you need to live. The biggest "thing" on my wish list is that all of our troops will make it back home safe and sound. Praise God for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and will not be with their family this Christmas. To ALL of our service men and women, the Blaine family would like you to know that we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for this wonderful country we call home.

So there you have it, my real wish list for Christmas 2010. Merry Christmas from our family to yours and may God bless you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Excuse me while I make my wish list!

I'll start off with this insulated frap cup please!!
Next I'd like a clarisonic because my face really needs a deep cleansing!

And to use with that I am wishing for a whole new set of Philosophy.

And for after I cleanse I'd like to bake some cute cupcakes with this super cute cupcake kit.
And then after I make those animal print cupcakes I'd like to put on my to die for animal print UGG boots!!

Like I said, excuse me while I wish!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November News

A#3 finally got her cast off!!! It was a very loooonnnnnggggg event and we are so glad that part is over with.
A#2 killing a little time while we waited for A#3 to be finished at the doctor office.

Being silly as usual!

Been putting a few Christmas trees up!! This is the tree in the living room.
The tree in the family room.

A#1 came home for a week over Thanksgiving. We FINALLY got to spend some great time with him.

For some reason Thanksgiving is a time that I always forget to take pictures :( Every year I think I am going to get it right and then I forget my camera or put it in my purse and forget to take it out. What a shame because we always have such a great time with family.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Grand Opening

After much prayer and thought I have stepped out on faith and decided to become a demonstrator with Uppercase Living. I am so stinking excited about this company and their products!!! Please be in much prayer for me as I hold my Grand Opening Open House this next week. Go to www.uppercaseliving.com to check out some fantastic ideas for your home and some great Christmas gifts.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Posey's made just how you want them

I've been making these posey's for awhile now and I still think they are just too stinkin cute. We live in Va Tech Hokie country so the colors I seem to use a lot are orange and maroon but they can be made in your school colors. Our local high school colors are blue and gold so I've been making plenty of those.
Lapel pins are how I started out but I now have adorable hair clips as well.

My girls LOVE these!!!

Leave me a message if you are interested or Facebook me. These make the cutest Christmas gifts!!


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