Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Friday, September 30, 2011

My baby and his new vehicle.....................

Can you believe this? I cant.............. when did he get old enough to drive?
Well...............after several hours of several days..................living on craigslist........... we finally
found him a good vehicle. Its really a nice Jeep. 4x4 and his favorite color.... green.
Its been to our mechanic and has a few things that need to be done to make it reliable and safe for him to drive..... but it was a good buy!
A new chapter in our lives! Amazing how the years have flown by! Before I know it ... Michael and David will be driving! *sigh*
Umm...... you think he loves his new Jeep..................alot? hehehehehhehe :)

Treasure each and every day... they come and go so quickly!
have a great evening everyone!

God Bless

.::Tam::.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another fun Swap over at the 'ville.............

Oh....................this was an awesome swap!!! Its called a "Java Swap"
Just look at this pile of goodies!!! My swap buddy spoiled me pretty good!!! Oh... and the coffee is all wonderful :) The scarf is so thick and warm!!! The yarn is really soft! And the chocolate covered espresso beans......................YUM!!!!

This here is the swap package I sent back to my buddy! She really liked it! *whew*
I sent her a few skeins of yarn............ some yummy coffee!!!! A swiffer cover... Travel Coffee cup cozy.... a couple of dishcloths... some calorie conscious snacks... and a hook holder canister made by crocheting a cover for a Coffee can then I added a nice flower to it to give it a little personality. :)
Thanks for poppin' in.
have a great day!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Online Store................


Good Morning everyone................
Well.... I have decided to open an online store for my crafts. I will have crochet and knit patterns... finished crochet and knit items... and a selection of other handmade craft items.

I'm pretty happy with how its coming along so far. You can click on the picture above or on the right in the side bar to get to my new store.
Check back often as I will continue to add things! :)

Thanks so much to all that are such great support to me!
have a great day everyone!
hugs....love.... & blessings
.::Tam::.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Window through which we look..............


A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they were eating breakfast,
the young woman saw her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
That laundry is not very clean,' she said.
She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.'

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see
a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

'Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.'

The husband said,
'I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows.'


And so it is with life.
What we see when watching others
depends on the window through which we look.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Craft Show...............

Well............... today was the day! Craft Fair went okay. Not quite what I hoped for ... but was fun hangin' with my mom and my youngest baby (David)
I did however learn a few things .... so I hope my next craft fair will be better!

Thanks for stoppin in..........
have a great day
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Answered Prayers......

Ken had his first blood test done today since he had his groshong taken out.
Numbers came back Perfect!!! Just like my wonderful husband!!!!
Through all the uncertainties and scary news... He has worn a brave face and trusted the one and only he could trust... GOD!
Through this ... God has answered prayer after prayer... today being another one!
Ken is still holding strong in remission!
THANK YOU LORD!!!!
Thank you to all who have followed along with us through this journey and kept the prayer chain active! We appreciate it more than you can ever know!

have a wonderfully blessed day
.::Tam::.






Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kit Swap............part 2

Check this stuff out!!!! This is the package I received from my swap buddy over on the 'ville.
The bags are awesome... the yarn is perfect... the patterns are just what I wanted and the extra goodies and coffee are FANTASTIC!


Thank you Toni.............. so very much! I love my swap!
I am absolutely going to carry the small bag tomorrow when I run out to do errands. I cant wait to play in my new yarn!!!!

Yep.... this was a good "mail" day!! :)
have a wonderful day everyone
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, September 19, 2011

David is at it again..............

Bringing in new friends.............................omy
Here is one of the two mantis he has.................. this is Emma.
She's a real sweetheart.
Good thing crickets are cheap!

Oh my little David................................ :) hehehe
have a great day all........
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Homecoming Dance......................

Omy................ has a year gone by already!? Wow.... .Homecoming time again!
Well.................. Patrick wanted to dress his best.................so back to the tux store we went!

Here he is almost ready to go...................
Wow........... he is so grown up!
Okay... coat on.............ready to go get his date!



Omy.................He's gone MIB! Now that is one good lookin' guy! Where did my baby go?


Aww................... at the dance with his date! Patrick and K are so sweet!


Oh yeah............... once again........... the two best dressed men at the dance.......... Mr. Warren and Patrick! Lookin' good guys!



Patrick had a great time! Danced... laughed and had fun with his friends and girlfriend!

Thanks for droppin' by!

have a great weekend!

.::Tam::.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Homecoming.......................

Homecoming Game

Cougars WIN
Homecoming Bonefire....................



Way to go Cougars!!!!! Proud of you!!!

God Bless

.::Tam::.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gifts in the mail.........................

Gotta love getting goodies in the mail!

These are friendship squares for my daughter and I for our Friendship'ghans! They are so pretty!

This is a beautiful hotpad I got from my swap buddy! LOVE IT!!!!





hugs...love .... & blessings

.::Tam::.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kit Swap over on the 'ville.................

This swap was so much fun!
The object is to create a complete crochet or knit kit for your swap buddy.
So you need to include the pattern... yarn... hook or needles... and any added things like buttons... snaps and/or handles!
You also need to buy or make something to hold the kit in.

My swap buddy had two patterns she wanted... well... I couldnt pick just one... so I bought her both and then the supplies to make them with.
I had so many ideas for her... she was real easy to create and buy for! I couldnt seem to stop myself. heheheheeheeee

I started out by sending her this little teaser first.
A "Stash bag" with new stash in it. She loves Fall colors... so thats what she got! :)A few days later .... I mailed her the rest... which was her real Kit Swap!
Here is her tote bag I made to hold her two 'kits' The patterns...yarn and since she has all the hooks she needs... I just made her a new hook holder 'pouch'

I also made her a 'Market bag' in which I place some very important groceries! :)

Then I found some fun stuff that I just had to buy her for her kitchen... and of course... its not complete without a couple crochet fridge magnets! I was happy with how those came out!


And last just some odds and ends that just needed to be bought and made.
A rooster for her plants... a tablet of paper made from cow poo.... yup... real cow poo..... gotta love stuff out here in the country! :) And a nice bar of handmade soap.
I made her a tiny turtle that is hard to see in this picture sitting on the gift bag.... and a key cozy...over to the left with the yellow flower on it.
I'm happy to say.............................. She loved her swap goodies! *whew*

thanks for stoppin' in
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Ball...............

Oh how I love watching Patrick pitch!!!
Here he is pitching in a game for his UBA team in Fall Ball.
Look at that form........................ :)
strike 1..... strike 2......... strike 3.................. he's outta there!



hugs...love & blessings
.::Tam::.






Friday, September 9, 2011

I Believe...


That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.



God Bless

.::Tam::.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Swap goodies for September..........

High Ho everyone....................
thought I would pop in for a minute and show off a few things I made for swapping this month.
In the yahoo crochet group I'm in ... we have monthly swaps.
I signed up for....................

Magnet swap......... made these three flowers for my swap buddy.

Dishcloth swap................ made this set for my swap buddy



and a Hotpad Swap............. made this chicken hotpad and matching dishcloth for my swap buddy!
Thanks for stoppin' by!
have a great day!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Beginnings...........

Every story has a beginning, middle and end. The same is true for the story of our life. Our education starts in kindergarten, goes through elementary and middle schools and ends in high school or college. A romantic relationship begins with friendship, passes into dating and culminates in marriage. Meals start with appetizers, lead to a main entrée and finish with dessert.

How about our salvation story? The middle of every believer’s salvation story is a relationship with God, and the end is eternity with Him. What about the beginning? That’s different for everyone. Maybe a salvation-seed is planted while attending church with a neighbor. Perhaps a grandma’s prayers are rays of sunshine on a cold heart. Hard, bitter soil may soften through the kindness of a women making room on the pew. Or roots sprout when a stranger in the front of the line buys lunch for those behind her.

Yes, every salvation story has a beginning. Have you considered the possibility that you could be part of someone’s beginning?

I want to be the neighbor, grandma, woman or stranger… the friend or family member … church member or coworker … who plays a role in the salvation stories of others. How about you?


God Bless
.::Tam::.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gettin' to be a big boy...........

I cant believe how big Daytona has gotten! Its hard to see but that is a quarter next to him .... he used to be the same size as that quarter!
He has the funniest personality! And he is just a touch spoiled! (shhhh... Ken would say TOTALLY SPOILED) hehehehehehe :)
He is so much fun to have! He's great company.... I love watching him be silly in his tank... and like I said... his personality is so funny! He loves bananas... but only if I hand feed them to him! Oh the look I will get if I even think for a minute of just dropping them in the tank for him to get himself!
Whats crazy is he will eat his peas if I just drop those in.

Anyway... just wanted to share a recent picture of our fun little guy!
thanks for stoppin' by
have a wonderful day
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Blanket in a day.............

Yep.............. made this in one day.
First let me say that how lucky I am to have a husband that supports all I do.... my addiction to coffee and yarn being a couple of things. :)
Ken came home the other night from work and said that there was a guy at work who's wife just had a baby and he would like to give a blanket to them for their new son.
So............ yesterday I get out some soft baby blue yarn and started up my hook! :)
This is what I created! It was really fun... and really easy! Started the middle with a hexagon flower and just went from there!
This morning I bagged it up ... tucked in a card... and sent it off with Ken to take to work for his friend! *whew*
I sure hope mom... dad and baby like it!!!


thanks for stoppin' by
have a great day
God Bless
.::Tam::.