Moving on up–to the Fourth Floor

We’re officially moving West! Remember last spring, when I told you David and I had decided to stay in our house? As usual God had other plans. On January 2, we were told to sell the house and get ourselves permanently settled in our 4th-floor Denver apartment by February 1. As I’m sure you can […]

Healthy and Hopeful “in Exile”

Last week I introduced you to InScribed (the new book collection from Thomas Nelson Publishers) with a special giveaway. I am spending most of my time these days working on my book for the InScribed Collection, but one day each week I devote several hours to studying Ezra and podcasting with my friend, A. J. […]

Win the Official InScribed Necklace!

In honor of the InScribed Studies Blog-Hop Week, I am giving away an InScribed necklace to one of my readers on Friday. Be ahead of the fashion curve and sport this Lisa Leonard design before it hits stores. All you have to do is WIN! I love to play games. David and I spend most […]

Transplant Shock

The decorations were simple because there was no way toimprove upon that view! When Jess and Thomas married in April, David and I purchased 6 potted “grocery” hydrangeas for their ceremony. They weren’t terribly expensive, but I wanted to put that investment to work after the wedding too. Since we were about to expand our […]

Preserving Special Flowers

From the top of the grandkids’ arrangement. When my mother was a child, her grandfather gave her a copy of Gone with the Wind. The book. I’m sure it was beautiful when it was new, but I’ve always known it to have a worn, faded green cover and a spine held on with bright red […]

Anna’s Cherry Blossoms

I’ve been away from my blog for a while. Please forgive me. As I mentioned in a previous post, Spring 2013 has been remarkably busy. The Haley family married off a brother and a sister! It’s been a season of joy–and incredible fatigue. I’m currently recovering and looking forward to the next 3 months when […]

A Gift of Life

My most recent cuttings in hand-painted pots. Today I went to a baby shower honoring a young woman at our church. The ladies of New Heights Chapel did a beautiful job decorating the party and making the soon-to-be mom feel special. She received tons of gifts, and her little boy will come home to a […]

Refinancing–Not as Difficult as It Sounds

Our 2013 Appraisal Photo When David and I bought our house in 2005, we planned to live here 2 years–max. We were going to stay just long enough to pay off Harvard and save for a down payment on a larger home. The market was hot. That wouldn’t change, would it? You know what happened […]

Celebrate with a Wreath

Jess and Thomas aren’t the only couple I know using burlap and a farm theme for their wedding. Two of my three cousins getting married this summer are doing the same thing. My mother hosted separate bridal showers for both ladies, Meagan and Beth, and decided to decorate her home using their colors–burlap and all. […]

Adventures in Pruning

Stay tuned to see if I can successfully transplant thesearound our new deck before Emmalee’s shower! Last night David caught me in a rather silly situation. He was mowing the lawn–in an impressive diagonal pattern he learned from my father–and I was cutting some lilac blossoms to arrange in our house. He shut down the […]