Simply Me

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Go Shay

Shay did such awesome job in the competition last night! We had a great turn out from friends to support him!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

That time of Year!

Time is going by so fast and I am trying to take it all in! Our youngest son graduates from High School and we are in the midst of open houses, weddings, and showers! They have all seemed to have come at the same time this year. Well my designing and creating is slowing down and i long for time to set aside to refocus but that time may have to wait. I was looking thru some of the pictures that I have taken of some of my necklaces and found one to share, I will be posting more as soon as I can.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beautifully Broken Charms

Well I took lots of pictures and most of them were awful, I have so much to learn when it comes to taking pictures. I am enjoying working on new things.  Today is a beautiful day and my husband is coming home tomorrow from a missions trip, my how I have missed him!  This weekend is the spring sale at the vintage roost so I will see how much interest there is in my pendants.  Well here are only two of the pictures that turned out.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beautifully Broken Charms

I'm working on some charms that are made out of china let me know what you think.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Felted pins.

Just a few of my treasures I enjoy putting together:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Love this!

My husband loves feeding the birds in out back yard, we both love watching them! I sound like such a grandma:)

Here is another one of my goodies!

I am so blessed to enjoy the weather and family!

Well, what an interesting day for me! I'm in Portland waiting for my kids to get out of a concert! What to do in a city that I do not know my way around! Well thankfully I found a starbucks! So here I am watching all the interesting people, we used a GPS system from my daughter to find our way to the concert and Shay named it Ginger, he has kept me laughing all the way here, Ive dropped them off now what!!!!!! Well I have my laptop and my box of china to work on, maybe Ginger can show me around Portland.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I found these thru the Vintage Moth I just love them the feathered nest also is sharing them. Go to the Vintage Moth and you can print them off.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter is here!

Something new to wear on Easter! We had so many people today at church it was wonderful! Today is a day with family and remembering all the wonderful things we have because of Christ.  I am going to attempt to share my new things this coming week that
I have been working on I am calling my new line Beautifully Broken, I am making pendants from broken china plates.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter is Comming!

I am so stirred when I think of the great gift God has given us by His death and  rising again what a great God we serve!  Oh that all will find Him!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I think spring is trying to get here!

I love this weather! I'm looking forward to spring break with the kids.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish blessing !

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burden of the day rest lightly upon your brow and may God enfold you in the mantle of His love
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again my friend
May god hold you in the hollow of His hand
May God be with you and bless you, may you your see your children's children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward, but rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know
nothing but happiness from this day forward. May the joys of today be those of tomorrow.


Today is my first day to get on the treadmill, I guess its a start my past few years have had a tole on me and its time to get myself in better health.  I'm working on some new jewelry and cant wait to get my house done so I can get started!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Isn't this beautiful!

I saw this on The Feathered Nest and just had to share it!  Well today is my dearest friends birthday, our bowling night and I need to find the time to clean ect... My age old questions for the week are: where did the time go,and how can I help those who are hurting? My heart is wrapped around my children and praying for direction for them. I find great joy in my husband and his never ending love and his commitment to others and the church. If that isn't enough I'm trying to find inspiration to accomplish my designs. Well off I go to tackle another day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A new pair

Lazy Afternoon

Today is one of those days to stay in work on my creations, nap if possible, and simply enjoy the day!  That all sounds so inviting but as the day would have it things change and my business will begin.  Tomorrow is Sunday and I'm lamenting over what to share with my class.  The age range is so wide its hard to connect with everyone.
Well back to my attempts to come up with something new. I'm grateful for another day and all the blessings God has given me.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Another day of rain!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I love the graphics on this site anything vintage is something I love to find. I'm loving the beautiful days we have been having. Today is grandchildren and puppy day for me so I will set my day aside for them!

Monday, March 8, 2010


I am ever reminded how fast time is traveling by, there are so many things I want to do and I find it hard to accomplish all I plan to do.  I was just reading, God will help equip you to do all that He requires of you. How thankful I am for that!  I enjoyed watching OPB last night and it was all about the music of Ireland, I love all the story telling the music had enveloped. I guess I enjoy knowing more about my Irish and English roots. This necklace is called Irish Dew .

Friday, March 5, 2010

Felted pin!

Always want to try something new, this can be placed on clothes, your purse, ect......

Home today:)

I find myself home with a cold, my how it takes so much out of you just to battle a cough and chills. Today I was reading:  Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfilment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from my  successfully doing something of my own choosing. The joy our Lord experienced came from doing what the Father sent Him to do.  Now that is my challenge, to know what I am sent here to do!  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Basic Black :)

This is a simple necklace I am showing at the Vintage Roost, you know me I wear lots of basic colors you can dress this up or down one of those necklaces that is easy to use.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March is here! How did that happen? :)

I am daily reminded of how important my walk is. Oh to be poured out before Him ready to do whatever he would require of me.  Now as this comes to my mind I also know joy, sorrow, and many other emotions will come my way.  Time goes by so fast and March came suddenly this year. Sean is turning 22 and somehow manhood swept in. How blessed I am to have him in my life! 

I love Tea !

Having a cup of tea is such a nice way to start the day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Day !

Well I'm off trying to make sense of a new day, I am working on an etsy site and coming up with a name that will reflect my shop tends to be a little hard so this is a name that I am thinking of : "Mo Cairde" it means my friends in the original Gaelic Irish......... digging in a little from my heritage.  So let me know what you think. So off to cleaning house, laundry, hemming a dress, working on a plan for dinner, and bowling at five. What more can I fit into today well one will only know.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


As I look back on my past week as always it has flown by so fast! As always I am blessed by hearing the word and watching the courage of our Pastor as he shares the word even though he had a huge medical procedure only two days before. Knowing me I would still be home in bed!  The Olympics have ended with all the joys and sorrows one could expect. I grieve for the loss of such a young man and also the loss of a mother, yet thru it all each person represented their country with all we admire and respect.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today's reading!

The thing that approaches the very limits of His power is the very thing we as disciples of Jesus ought to believe He will do. We are the one who limits God, His love and power has no limits. As I read this in My Utmost for His highest I ask myself  how am I placing limits on God? I know all too well that answer and my prayer for this day is that I open myself poured out to God and allow Him to work in those deep hidden places of my heart.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Olympics !

The Olympics have been so wonderful to watch, we find ourselves captivated by all the athletics accomplishments they are so good and the stories they all have are amazing.  The Korea lady skater carries the weight of  her country on her shoulders, not sure how I feel about all the pressure on a young lady but I am sure of her amazing abilities on the ice.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our Dear Anna

This is a difficult time of the year with so many viruses going around and Anna is not well again. I am finding it hard to find the words on how much my heart goes out to them. I do know God is our refuse and our strength.
I pray for strength in Anna's body, for her heart to be lifted and for David, that he can lean totally on God knowing  He is in contol.

Some new treasures:)

I love making new things, my goal is to be able to sell online, here are some of the things I have done lately.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The past few days my mind is on my dear friends who have endured many trials over the past few years as we also have, I ask myself how do we continue when some of our trials are so painful, the loss of a child, a sick loved one, or the accident that has changed the life of our loved one. We trust in God and know He will not ask more of us than we can endure, we rest in the peace He can give and we lean on those friends that God has placed in our lives. How thankful I am for friends.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shay and Skateboards!

Well once again we are at the hospital this time getting 8 stitches in Shays cheek. The only thing he could say was I'm so glad it wasn't my eye or a broken bone, that way I could still skate.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grandkids and Dogs Again

As I try to find the time to think of new fun things to design, Brooklyn is watching tiger and all seems to be going so well when I notice Molly is chewing on Brooklyn's shoe. This boxer seems to be so destructive, she finds trouble all the time. Her puppy stage needs to end soon :)

The Roost

This weekend is the Valentine Sale at the Vintage Roost for all who would like to visit the address is:
935 NW Scenic Dr. 1/2 mile off Hwy 20 in North Albany. Feb 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th. 10-5pm.
They have wonderful Hand-Fashioned Sweetheart Dolls, Chocolates, cookies, Fresh English Boxwood Wreaths
Jewelry, purses, ect.... Hope you find time to enjoy.

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Utmost for His highest !

The thought of my utmost for His highest! Today as I read the devotional for the day a line jumped out at me like a burning flame. (God speaks in the language you know best-- not through your ears, but through your circumstances.) Oh that I will listen to what God is telling me thru my circumstances.

Thursday, January 28, 2010