Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"laughing with"

well said, regina spektor.

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God when they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God when the doctor calls after some routine tests
No one's laughing at God when it's gotten real late and their kid's not back from that party yet

No one laughs at God when their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake
No one's laughing at God when they see the one they love hand in hand with someone else and they hope that they're mistaken
No one laughs at God when the cops knock on their door and they say, "We've got some bad new, sir"
No one's laughing at God when there's a famine, fire or flood

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or
Or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think that they're about to choke

God can be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus

God can be so hilarious
Ha ha
Ha ha

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God when they've lost all they got and they don't know what for

No one laughs at God on the day they realize that the last sight they'll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes
No one's laughing at God when they're saying their goodbyes

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or
Or when the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head you think that they're about to choke

God can be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus

God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war

No one's laughing at God in a hospital
No one's laughing at God in a war

No one's laughing at God when they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
We're all laughing with God

Saturday, March 27, 2010

cakies polaroid contest!

check out this contest from one of my absolute favorite bloggers…
you could win one of these:



good luck :)

a saturday for randoms…

i have all sorts of ideas spiraling in my head today and i need to get them down on 'paper' before i lose it all. here goes… (please excuse my a.d.d. technique)

one:: i've been driving myself crazy trying to find the PERFECT bunny pattern to make for amelie for easter. i just found a great website for 'softie' inspiration… i could really get into making these! (still can't find the perfect bunny, so i might have to make my own pattern… probably won't make it into her easter basket this year!) here are some cute ideas (that aren't bunnies):



two:: today i AM going to start amelie's easter basket. i finally got all of the materials, now i just have to get my sewing machine out and tackle it! my problem is that when i start a project, i hate having to stop in the middle of it… i would rather just delve in, be consumed by it and finish it. this is not possible when you have a 5 month old.

this image pretty much sums it up…

however, i AM going to finish this project before easter… i AM! here is what it will is supposed to look like when i am finished:


three:: i am looking for some cute waterproof fabric, but i can't find much for under $12/half yard… oy vey! the search will continue and if i can't find what i want, i am going to just waterproof it myself. i'll keep you updated on that!


four:: here is some random eye candy for you :)




happy saturday!

"this is the day that the LORD has made;
i will be glad and rejoice in it!" 
- Psalm 118:24

great commercial!

how is this for inspiration?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

chalkboard paint

head over to diy for some awesome chalkboard paint ideas. i have yet to use cb paint, but i am very excited about it and i think some projects involving it are in my near future!


you can actually use any paint color and make it into cb paint. martha stewart has a recipe on her website along with some more ideas!



i also found this post on design*sponge for some more great ideas



the possibilities are endless :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

inspiration:: andy luce

wow! i am SO inspired by this guy. i don't really know what to say about him, but i just think he is an amazing artist! definitely makes me want to get my paints and paper back out. thank you, andy luce for being an inspiration to me!












AMAZING!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

wedding re-do

if and when we ever have a wedding re-do/renewing of the vows, it just might look a little like this

i LOVE the shoes! i LOVE the yellow, of course! and i LOVE the simplicity with a splash of color. just beautiful!

i'm sure i will have many more posts like this because i always dream of that day when we have a re-do. don't get me wrong, i LOVED our wedding, but there are definitely some things that i would change if i could go back. for starters, we wouldn't have had it in hurricane season in FL :)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

birthday bunting card

I came across this really cute card a while ago and knew I had to make my own version. Just in time for my friend, Nikki's birthday. (well, back in January, but I'm waaay behind on my blogging!)

Their version:

My version:

So easy, so fun and so cute :)

imagination coming to life

i was reading one of my fave blogs and came across this genius idea. this lady makes plush toys, dolls, etc. inspired by her kids' drawings. what a great idea to bring some imagination to life!

Go visit Lizette Greco's flickr to see them!

This one is my favorite:

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

laundry monster

how about this for a cute diy… i love it! now i'm gonna have to look for something similar to convert when Amie gets older!

I saw this on smile and wave and it's oh so cute!

before

after
 

She calls it a Clothesasaurus, but i think i would call ours the laundry monster. Either way, it's adorable and inspiring!