Friday, July 24, 2009

Just let it go !

Looking around some of the blogs this morning I came across this piece talking about letting go on NanaBananaDesigns and parts of it really "stepped on my toes" (as my mama would say). I have a REALLY hard time letting go of some things and its something i struggle with all the time even though I KNOW i should just let it go (forgiveness in some cases) and let God handle the rest.
by T. D Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.
The Bible says, "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (I John 2:19)
People leave you because they are not joined to you.

And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.
Let them go!!

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead. You've got to know when it's dead. You've got to know when it's over.

Let them go!!
If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your

life, then you need to......

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ......

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth.....

If someone has angered you....

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge.....

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction......

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents.....

If you have a bad attitude.....

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better......

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him.......

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship.....

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves.....

If you're feeling depressed and stressed ........

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it"....then you need to......


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Little bit' a this & that

Been doing a lot of this lately!!

Finished a chair for Tyler's room. It was an old office chair that I bought for $1. I already had the camo material so very little was spent for a new look for this old chair

Salvaged some stuff recently from an old trailer that my dad bought so there will be

More to come . . . . . .

Thursday, July 16, 2009

repurposed shutters

Ever since my adventure into the blog world i have seen shutters used as home decor everywhere,, I kept my eyes open for some at yard sales and flea markets but never found any and then one day we found some on the side of the road and Jeff rescued them for me.
I was first inspired by thehappyhomebody and how she uses shutters to hang pictures on and from.. and then i've seen them used plain as wall decoration.. as headboards and the list goes on and on.. recently I saw where somebody ( and for the life of me i cant remember who.. i'll give proper credit later) used a shutter to hold magazines. And thats when i decided what to do with mine... I combined two ideas that i found in blogland. The other day while reading through thediyshowoff blog , which is really great for DIY'ers.. lots of good ideas.. anyway I saw this post where the diy'er used alphabet stickers and made a really cool alphabet chair. I had purchased some chipboard alphabet at walmart on clearance and knew they would be perfect for this project.

So to begin with I picked out all the letters to spell "magazines" and glued them across the top using tacky glue. After that i spray/primed with gray primer, let it dry and used Bahama Sea spray paint to finish it up.. applied 2 saw tooth hangers on each side on the back and hung 'er up.. thats it ,, easy as pie and now i have a place for all those magazines... I hung the other shutter as is and it looks good too for what it is.

I dont have a before shot,, but it was a white shutter,, just imagine it,,

and here is a close up of the letters at the top.. I love it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Melanie,,

Happy 19th Birthday Melanie

We love you!

July 6, 1990 and then there were 4 of us in the Mann Clan and we were very blessed to be able to say that we had another beautiful healthy baby girl . . . . Melanie D'Ann Mann

Celebrated with a birthday dinner with family and friends at the house. The night before we met some very good friends that were in town from North Carolina and went to eat at Cock of the Walk,, (Tina HAS to eat there when she's in town, they dont have one where she lives).. Jeff and I and the kids had never eaten there but the food was delicous and we had a wonderful time catching up with some old friends that we had not seen in awhile.. Of course we had to get them to sing Happy Birthday to Melanie,, at least they didnt put cake in her face this time.

and the little cutie sitting beside her is Paige,, Angie's little girl.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just Dew it ..

Hello,, hope everybody had a fun and safe 4th of July. I took some time off this week and enjoyed a fun day at Blue Bayou water park in Baton Rouge with some of the family .. we all had a great time. But it was soooo very hot.

Also had some very lazy days at home doing very little or nothing at all. I did manage to finish a flag for my mother-in-law (sorry Judy didnt get it done in time for this year)..

and i also finished some"redneck" windchimes.

We cooked some ribs and stuff on the grill on Saturday and it was sooo good, had plenty of leftovers so it was good again on Sunday.. ha ha.

Melanie is turning "19" tomorrow,, my baby girl is growing up. Celebrating her birthday with a party/dinner next weekend. We're planning on making a topsy turvy cake, we'll see how that turns out.

Rested and ready for a brand new week !


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