Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I'm glad to finally be back after a bit of break. We made an unexpected and quick trip  to Washington.  We were pleasantly surprised with a suggestion from our church council, to go out to see our children and new grandchild.  We are so thankful for this lovely trip.  We were able to celebrate a belated Christmas with our family, my husband and son's birthday, have breakfast with friends and welcome a new little grand daughter into our lives, all in three days time.

We're so thankful to the Lord for her safe arrival, she is such a precious gift.   We are now the proud grandparents to three lovely granddaughter's.  Lord willing, we looking forward to adding another grandchild into our lives in July.

The only downfall of the trip was that the other two granddaughter's were sick while we were there with bad colds.  Well, guess what I took home with me?  You guessed it.... a cold with a bad cough.   I haven't felt up to much for the past few days, but today I'm feeling like I'm on the upswing and starting to get over it.

I actual got some cleaning done around the house and a small project for my kitchen.  Several years ago my husbands 95 year old grandmother passed away.  After her death the family started sorting through her things.  One of our nephews thought her old recipe box was a treasure and took it and it's recipe cards.  He was to young to understand the sentimental meaning to these recipes and started to scatter them about.  My husband manage to save one of them.  He has had it tucked away in a file for the past years.  I'm also a sentimental person and have enjoyed having items from our grandparents displayed in our home.

I had a piece of Christmas art on our kitchen backslash and removed it while cleaning today.  It left a nail that I wanted to cover up, and thus came my inspiration of some new artwork.

Remembering the old recipe card, I removed it from the file.

Monday, January 6, 2014


We awoke to record cold temperatures today in Minnesota. It was -17 degrees on the thermometer, with wind chills of minus 40 to minus 55 degree Fahrenheit.  Now I'd say that is COLD!  It's a great day to stay inside where it's warm and cozy, and share a winter craft.

You may remember seeing my snowflake pillow in my Christmas Home Tour.  I've had several people ask about them.  Today I'll give you a tutorial on how I made them.

I was inspired to make snowflake pillows when I saw the cute pillows Anna at Noodlehead made.  She gives a free template for the snowflake.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year! 

 I'm looking forward to sharing more with you in 2014.

Joy @ thrifty parsonage living


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