Stressed or Blessed?

Who out there is stressed? I bet if we could see each other right now, everyone’s hands would be raised. Who isn’t? No matter who you are, what you do, or what point you are at in your life, we all have stress. And did you know that stress affects your physical health and well-being? I never realized how much until recently….

As a woman with Fibromyalgia, some part of my body always hurts. Always. Each day I just have to make a choice to push through that pain. I have read everything I can find on coping with Fibro pain, and tried many of the medications and alternative treatments to help alleviate symptoms. But, one thing that I’ve noticed is that the more stressed I am, the more pain I have. Surely this isn’t true of just people with the same condition as me. I believe that stress affects the way our body deals with pain, sickness, and aging. And goodness knows that stress has a major influence on our weight! I am a stress eater! If I am stressed about something I eat everything! My best friend, on the other hand, can’t eat at all when she’s stressed out.

Unfortunately, stress comes with life. Even the rich and famous have some form of stress in their life. So, what can we do? We all must find some way to deal with, or alleviate our stress! Find SOMETHING that makes you happy, or calm, or at least content; and do it! It doesn’t matter if it’s as simple as a yoga class, reading a book, having a glass of wine, or more complex like taking a vacation, writing a Blog, or being creative like sewing, baking or painting. We need to have balance in our lives. As Sir Isaac Newton once said, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” We need that opposite of stress to help us deal with life.


As I get older, I realize more that this life needs to be lived! There’s nothing wrong with planning and saving for the future, but who knows how much future we have? Don’t skip the living preparing for life. Enjoy something every day. And occasionally, make it something great!

Take the trip. Buy the camper. Spoil the kids. Don’t let your 8 to 5 day or your bank account dictate your happiness. Make time for the things that you would wish you had done if you, or someone you love, aren’t here tomorrow.

Ecclesiastes 8:15  So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.


Quilter or Quitter?

Have any of you ever tried piece quilting? This is the process of using several small pieces of fabric to create a patterned quilt. The choice of patterns are endless! I’ve made several baby blankets in just simple block patterns in the past. Last year I got industrious and made my first baby size piece quilt for my third grandchild and I LOVED it! It was like creating a giant adult puzzle! Making sure to put each colored triangle in the correct place to create the anticipated design. And it turned out beautiful! Was it perfect? Nope. But it is perfect to me, my daughter, and hopefully will be to Emy when she gets older.


So, being the Pinterest addict that I am, I started looking at quilt patterns. I decided to try the next larger size; a lap quilt, or throw. Not much bigger than a baby blanket, right? No problem! Sheeeeeeezzzzz….. I have worked on this lap quilt for MONTHS! I’m not sure if this is my cup-a-tea! First, I chose a quilt pattern on Pinterest. A Cross Quilt. Looks simple, not too complicated of a pattern. Cutting the squares was easy, peasy. Then I laid them all out to follow the instructions for the design pattern. Next, I pinned the strips together in the order I had them laid out, took them to my machine and started sewing my little squares together to make strips. After that comes sewing the strips together to make the quilt front. Everything’s going great so far! Got them allll sewn together, laid my quilt top out on my bed to admire my work, and wait….something doesn’t look right. One corner doesn’t look like the others…… Enter my seam ripper! Let’s look on the bright side, at least I haven’t finished it and then noticed my mistake! Ok, so rip out the squares that are wrong, rearrange them, and stitch them back in. Got it! Next comes the easy part, the solid backing.

Let me take a moment to explain that the only store in my town that I can buy fabric from is WalMart. The fabric that I purchased for my quilt front I got from Hobby Lobby on a shopping trip out of town. The nearest fabric store to me is a 45 minute drive. That being said, When I bought the fabric for the quilt front, I figured that since I was going to just use a solid cream, cotton fabric for the back, I would get that from my WalMart when I needed it. So off I go to get quilt batting and my cream fabric. The measurements of my lap quilt are approximately 48 X 54 inches, and I plan on using the backing to make my binding around the edges. (Also a Pinterest idea) Therefore, I need my fabric to be AT LEAST 52 inches wide. Next dilemma…. the fabric in Walmart only comes in 45 inch width. So what do I do now? Leave.

Back at home I start to try and figure out how I’m going to create the back of this quilt with 45 inch wide fabric. Do I want to piece the back of the quilt too? Not really. But I don’t know when I will have a chance to go to the fabric store for wider fabric…. Then my brain Finally kicks into gear. How do they back the larger quilts? The ones that go on actual beds? SHEETS!! Why was this such a hard thing for me to realize! It takes about a week for my return trip to WalMart, but finally I bought a cream, twin size, flat sheet to make the back of my lap quilt.

I cut the batting the same size as the quilt front. Then layered my sheet, the batting, and the quilt top on my bed and cut the sheet 2 inches wider than the top on each side. Next step is pinning. With large safety pins, I started in the center of the quilt top and pinned the center of every other or every third square. This is to help keep the fabric from shifting as you sew. Ready for the “quilting” part.


I have a regular sewing machine, not a quilting machine, so this is a lot of fabric to try and sew. My instincts tell me to sew the center area first and work my way out to the sides. Makes sense, right? What my instincts didn’t tell me was to not sew in different directions. TIP FOR BEGINNERS: START IN THE CENTER OF YOUR QUILT AND STITCH ALL VERTICAL LINES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WORKING YOUR WAY OUT TO THE RIGHT. THEN, GO BACK TO THE CENTER AND STITCH VERTICALLY TO THE OTHER SIDE. (I turned by quilt around and stitched from the bottom of the quilt to the top, still working my way out to the right edge) THEN, TURN QUILT SIDEWAYS AND START BACK AT CENTER REPEATING SAME PROCESS STITCHING THE VERTICAL LINES. I didn’t start off with this process. I started in the center but turned my quilt every which direction stitching the center cross design. Which I then had to spend several days ripping out with a seam ripper because it created puckering and shifting of the design.

2 days spent stitching the quilted parts, being careful to hold fabric taught as it goes under the presser foot. This is a very helpful step I also learned from guess where, yep, Pinterest. Last step was the binding. And I must say, this was the easiest part! I folded down 1 inch of the back fabric toward the front, all the way around the and pressed with my iron. Then I folded the remaining inch over the front and pinned every few inches along with folding my mitered corners and pinning them. I stitched the binding down close to the inside edge all the way around, being sure that I back-stitched at the beginning and the end. Finally, I hand stitched the mitered corners. And it is done!


Is it perfect? Nope. But for a beginner quilter, I am quite proud of it. And I learned a lot along the way! Will I do it again? Probably. But for now I think I want to go back to baby quilts. Just for the faster gratification!

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.           2 Chronicles 15:7


Christmas Traditions

Sorry guys, I know I’ve been MIA for a while. Thngs have been so busy with sewing, crafting and babysitting, that I’ve neglected my blog! I’m going to do my best to do better!

So, let’s talk about Christmas!! How this holiday has changed in SO many ways for me through the years! Here’s a memory for you…. when I was young, the beginning of the Christmas season was when the Sears Christmas Catalog came in the mail. Anyone else remember that? My siblings and I would take turns flipping through pages and writing our names beside our gift wishes. Now, I didn’t come from a wealthy family… most of those were just wishes. But our parents did their best to make sure a few came true. Stockings were filled with fruit, candy, and nuts….. and we loved it! Holidays seemed so much simpler then.

Now Christmas gets put out in the stores right after Halloween! Yes, I said Halloween, not Thanksgiving! It gets earlier every year! And we stress ourselves out over buying the newest and latest gadgets and gizmos for everyone on our list. Black Friday starts on Thursday ….or earlier.  Our emails and text messages are flooded with ads. No more catalogs. And some businesses now will even be open on Christmas! WHAT?! That should be illegal! Christmas day should be spent with family and friends, not trying to earn that extra dollar. No matter how much it’s needed! Christmas should be a paid holiday for everyone!

Also, has anyone else noticed that fewer and fewer houses decorate for the holidays now? When my Mom was alive and well, she put lights on everything that didn’t move in our yard! After Thanksgiving, you might see her on the roof with strings of lights! Cars would ride by all season to see what she had done year after year. Last weekend I loaded my 2 oldest grandkids up to go ride and look at the Christmas lights, and it was depressing! They were few and far between! I would rather see a house lit to the point of being gawdy than nothing at all! Come on people! It’s Jesus’s birthday!! We represent the candles on his cake! LIGHT IT UP!!

Holidays have changed one other way for me and my family. We lost my Mom a few years back in December. If any of you have lost a loved one during the holidays, you know they are never the same afterwards. We went through several Christmases being sad and not knowing quite how to go forward. My Mom Loved Christmas though, so we have finally found a way to celebrate in our own way. We recently changed our traditional Christmas gathering of dinner and gifts to potluck food and games. Bringing a different menu and lots of laughter into our gathering and making memories for the next generations to tell about one day, I hope! It’s different, but we are together and I know that would make my Mom proud! Make your traditions, your memories, your way. Things change…. but some things will always be the same!

However you spend your Christmas, I hope that it is filled with the love of God, for without him, this holiday means nothing; love for one another,  and the things and people that bring you joy!

Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 9:6-7(NIV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the greatness of his government and peace  there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Church Tote Tutorial

I’ve been working on this tutorial for a bag to take to church. I like having everything together in one spot, and I really didn’t care for the bags that I had to carry my Bible on it’s side. So I made this one with a wide enough bottom that my Bible can lay flat. Perfect! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

First, choose 2 coordinating fabrics. The outer fabric should be more sturdy, like duck cloth. The inner liner can be thinner, like cotton fabric. You will also need a medium/heavy weight interfacing. The heavier, the stiffer the sides of your tote will be.  I like the fusible kind because it saves a step of stitching the interfacing to the fabric. Cut your outer fabric, inner lining, and interfacing to 14″ (ON THE FOLD) X 19″. On the folded side, cut out the corners from each end, 3 1/2″ in from the edge, by 3″ in from the fold.

Cut straps. One from outer fabric and 1 from inner lining fabric (or both from outer fabric if you prefer) 3″ X 45″. 20170915_180330

Iron your interfacing to the wrong side of your outer fabric. If you are going to apply an applique or do any embroidery on the front of your bag, do that step now.  Remember, the center of the finished bag will be between the top of the corner cutout and the top edge of the fabric.  I apply my appliques with Heat and Bond first, then stitch around the edges.

After applying your applique, stitch the sides of the outer fabric, right sides together. I use 1/2 inch seam allowances..20170916_093419Next, press open the side seams, open the bottom of the bag and fold the right sides together, against the bottom to form the bottom corner. See pic below. Pin together then stitch. Repeat to other side.

Your outer part of the bag should now look something like this…20170916_094416.jpgNow repeat the same sewing steps to the inner lining.

Next comes straps. Fold each strap in half, lengthwise and press with iron to form a center crease.

20170927_104027Open and fold each side in to crease line. You can do both sides at once, or one at a time, whichever is easier for you. Do this for both straps.

Lay one strap on top of the other with folded part in the middle. Pin edges together. Stitch along the sides close to the edge of each.

Fold the sewn strap in half and cut. You now have 2 identical straps. Measure 5 inches in from each side seam on right side of outer fabric and pin straps with like fabrics together. Edges of straps should extend slightly past edge of fabric with straps going toward the bottom. You can stitch these now, close to the edge, by themselves, or just stitch them in with the next step as I do.

With outer shell inside out, place lining fabric outside it with right sides together. So basically, they are both inside out, with one inside the other. Handles should be down between the two layers of fabric. Pin top edges together.


Stitch around top edge, be sure to back-stitch over the straps for extra strength. Do not stitch in between the straps on one side. This leaves an open area to turn your tote.


Reach inside the space you didn’t stitch, along the top edge and start to pull through your bag. This takes a little work and it looks like you have just a wad of fabric at first, but just keep at it!


Once you have everything pulled through, stuff the liner on the inside and smooth it out. Press with iron to get the wrinkles out, and to get a crisp edge at the top.


Stitch around the top of the bag, being sure to catch the fabric that is folded and pressed in where you didn’t sew between the handles on one side. Also, be sure that handles are up when you stitch.


This next step is optional, but I like having a hard bottom on my tote for stability.  Measure the bottom of the bag and cut a stiff piece of cardboard or foam core board to the size of the bottom.

Cut a piece from the same fabric you used on the lining that is twice as wide, plus 1 inch, and about 2 1/2 inches longer than the cardboard you just cut.


Sew the long edges together, then center that seam on the top of your piece and press seam open with iron. With that seam still centered, stitch one end closed.  Turn down the other end and stitch around the top edge. Then turn right side out. You’ve just made a cover for your bottom piece.

20170927_153727Just slide your cardboard in this sleeve and fold under the open edge. Place flat in the bottom of your bag.20170927_154420TaDa! You’ve made a Church tote! You can always expand your design from here. Add pockets or fabrics…..Customize it! Make it your own! 20170928_220347Enjoy!


Today’s post is going to be a little different….Not about the grands this time, but about Me! So…have you ever spent money you didn’t have to spend? I did. And I would do it again! Let me tell you what happened to me…

Snapchat-1646391312As you know, I stopped working about a month ago to stay home and keep my grand-baby, which I Love doing! I’ve been doing some crafting to make a little money. But, honestly, sales have been slow. I’ve also posted a few things for sale on social media, but haven’t been having much luck there either.

Last week I had an opportunity to do something for someone else. Someone I love. Something good. Something they needed.  Something the Lord wanted me to do. I knew I was supposed to do it, but truth be told….I didn’t have the money.  I don’t mean to say I’m broke, I HAD the money…but it was for ME, you know, my “cushion”, my “what if”, my “just in case” money.  But God TOLD me to use it. I knew it, I felt it, I heard it. So what do you do when GOD tells you to do something? You DO IT! So I handed over my check.

So I’m crafting, and I’m searching online, and I’m reading articles on “How to Make Money Blogging” and I’m praying…… But I’m not praying about the money, I’m praying for the person I used the money for. I’m praying that God moves in their life and shows them how important they are. And how Loved they are. And how Blessed they are! I prayed that they would Listen, and hear with their heart and not just their ears.

2 days after this began, I found out that the person I was praying for, was getting the Grace they needed, the blessing they deserved. I knew they would. Not just because of my prayers, and the prayers of many others, but because of where they were, and what they were doing, and what was being done for them. I knew because someone had once done the same for me. They showed me Grace.

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied Grace” 1 Peter 4:10

On day 3, as I am getting dressed for church, one of the items I had had posted for sale, for a while, SOLD! And later that afternoon I was contacted about another, and sold that one too! I didn’t give it much thought until later that night, and then it hit me! Guess how much they totaled? Go ahead, Guess! The exact amount I had given! EXACT! Now tell me that isn’t GOD!!  I know I would have been fine without it, but WOW, my God is Great! Not only did he show me that he would provide, but he gave me the gift of being a Blessing to someone!

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might think or ask” Ephesians 3:20

So, what I want to tell you my friends, is that when the LORD tells you to do something, DO IT! HE WILL PROVIDE! Give when you are asked. Serve when you can serve. Do for others and you also will be Blessed! Be a blessing! And to those of you who understand, let me just say…DeColores! And God Bless!

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19


Liebster Award


I received this  nomination for the Liebster Blogger Award from  at Life Style By Ang, it is a lifestyle blog by a lovely Swedish lady who writes about many products, travel and other things she is passionate about. I hope you will go check out her blog!

This award is for smaller blogs in order for them to gain more publicity and build a network. It is also for bloggers get to know other bloggers and build a network.

She gave me a few questions to answer so here goes :

  1. Where are you from?  I live in Oxford, Mississippi. Home of “Ole Miss” college. And I am one of the few people living in this town that cares little for college football!
  2. What made you wanting to start blogging? I enjoy writing and sharing experiences, and being a Grandmother has been one of my best experiences yet! After reading some other blogs, I thought, I want to do that! So I did!
  3. How long have you had your blog? I’ve only been blogging for about 3 months.
  4. What is favorite topic to blog about? Grand-parenting, of course!
  5. If you can give one advice to someone who wants to start a blog, what advice would it be? Do Your Research! I can write and post pictures all day, but I am still trying to figure out the technical stuff like Widgets, Plug ins, and Affiliates!
  6. Which is your favorite social media platform for promoting your blog? Facebook is my best platform to promote my blog. Since I’ve had FB for several years, I link everything to my personal page. I have Pinterest too, but that’s as far as I’ve made it so far.
  7. If you could choose any sponsor to work with, what company would you choose and why? I really don’t know… I have been trying to find markets that coincide with my niche but am not having much luck…..Anyone have suggestions!!


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Labor Day

Holiday weekend! How did y’all spend yours?


The Hubs and I bought a small RV last year, so we took a little camping trip to Grenada Lake, MS. I have a family reunion this time every year, so this made us a little closer to the meeting location. Ever been camping with 4 small dogs? Whew, it’s a little bit of a struggle! The best thing we’ve purchased so far, was a puppy play pen. Makes life a lot easier than trying to take them out on leashes! 20170902_201301.jpg


So we arrived at the campground Saturday around noon and got things set up. Sunday lunch was spent visiting family and that afternoon we had my sister, her girls, all our kids and grand-kids at the campsite. That’s 16 people. (and 4 dogs, Lol). We grilled, we ate, we played Uno, and we painted rocks! Yes, I’m serious! Have you heard of “Kindness Rocks”? Well, different places have started their own little groups of rock painters, and Grenada is one!  The concept is to decorate your rocks however you choose, then hide them, posting clues on the corresponding Facebook page for others to find them and either re-hide or keep them. Screenshot_20170903-202154We had so much fun; kids and adults alike! And after all our company had left the campsite I actually got to see some other campers out looking for our rocks. I was so excited, Ha ha! Something so simple was so much fun!  So if your area participates, try it! And if they don’t, Start it! It’s a great way to spark a little creativity, keep the kiddos busy a while, get some exercise and spend time together!

Now, all that being said, this morning we got up, packed up our campsite, headed home, and Crashed! We are exhausted! But I can’t think of a better reason to be so tired!

Happy Labor Day 2017!

Proverbs 22:6  Start children off on the way they should go. and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Don’t Blink

Well, I consider my first week of being a stay-home Mimzi a success. I will say that I had forgotten how much attention an infant requires, but little Emy is a pleasure and we are establishing our routine.

Today, Saturday, I spent the day watching my oldest grand, Ryder, play baseball. As I sat there sweating, and cheering on the team,  I remembered back to when it was my own kids out there. (Which seems like yesterday) One advantage of being a younger grandparent is still being able to attend events such as ballgames, cheer-leading events and recitals. I don’t remember the grandparents being as involved back in the day.  My mother had health issues that kept her from being able to come to my kids games and events that took place out in the weather. She did attend what she could indoors though. But I don’t remember seeing many other grandparents around then either. Maybe it’s my memory….. Or maybe now it’s a way of us trying to hang on to some of our youth! Anyway, today I was Hot, Happy, Hungry, Tired….And above all BLESSED to be able to watch as much as I can of my little Angels as they grow so quickly!


So Grands, if you are able, give up some days to drive, go sweat, or freeze, be uncomfortable, clap, cheer, congratulate, console, compliment…….make memories! ‘Cause in the blink of an eye, they are grown and we are gone. The only way we live on is through them. Give them something to remember!

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6


My New Chapter!

Today is the first page in a new chapter of my life! I left my full time job to stay home!! I’m so excited for this journey! I hope to expand on my Blog and develop new crafts and creations while keeping my newest grand-baby 3 days a week!

My challenge for today was just trying to figure out what to do first! I’m sure that I will establish a pattern in the coming weeks, but today was just WEIRD! Lol. It’s been Forever since I didn’t have to get up and be Somewhere!

I have SO MANY things I want to do in addition to taking care of my family. Sewing, painting, paper crafts, cooking, gardening, learning new recipes….. You get the idea! It’s hard for a crafty person to narrow down decisions!  But I started with paper crafting today. I worked on some scripture cards and Bible Tabs. Tomorrow, while my little nugget is here with me, I will try some more quiet crafts, like cutting out quilt blocks or painting.

I posted the first of my scripture cards on my Crafts & DIY page. Go take a Look! And please pray for me as I embark on this new phase of life!

“Whatever you do,  work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for man.” Colossians 3:23


Manners – The Forgotten Art

In our high-paced, busy lifestyles, sometimes the most basic things get left behind and forgotten.  Today’s parents are working full time jobs, sometimes multiple jobs, to provide for their families. Where before, parents had more time to spend at home with their children. Teachers are focused on their school curriculum. We check grades, scores, and reports. We worry about the courses they they take to insure their future professions.  But do most parents take the time to try and instill morals and manners? Your child could have a 4.0 GPA and numerous Degrees, but if they are rude, and don’t know how to be respectful in public, is that degree going to do them any good in the future? Nope.

Now, I realize most parents teach the basic “Yes Ma’am” and “No Sir”, but what about manners on the phone, or proper behavior in a store, or when making appointments? And are you setting a good example of this yourself? Times have changed, and in this world where we don’t even go to the bathroom without our cell phone,  and we run from one appointment to the next, etiquette hasn’t seemed to evolve. So, lets take a quick course in the forgotten art of Manners…. for modern day….

Let’s start with when making a phone call to a business. First, go to an area where there is minimal noise. Turn down your tv or radio, walk away from your friends, wait til the baby stops crying, you get the idea…I hope. Please, spit out whatever gum, food or candy is in your mouth and speak in a clear tone of voice. Then, when the person you are calling answers, GIVE YOUR NAME. ” Hi, this is  Blah Blah”. This is nice to know BEFORE you get into the reason for the call. Ask for the correct person to address your need. Get to the point. The person on the other end of the phone does not need to know all the circumstances that lead up to you making your call. The magic words, “Please” and “Thank you” never went out of style…..USE THEM!! Write down the info you are given. It is YOUR responsibility to remember the information you are told. Not the person on the phone’s responsibility to remind you.

When on your phone in a public place….remember, this is a PUBLIC PLACE! If the conversation gets emotional, or loud, tell the person you will call them back when you leave. Save your opinions, profanity, wild stories, or other inappropriate information for the privacy of your car or home. I don’t want to listen to your foul language in line at the department store and I can guarantee you that mother in line doesn’t want her kids to hear (and possibly repeat) what you are saying either.  And those employees in that store are not there for your every wish and desire. They are there to do a job. Don’t make it any harder. You are not at a playground, or a club, act appropriately.

And finally, when you are being seen, treated, waited on, served, whatever situation that requires face to face interaction, PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE! Anytime you enter a professional office or business, your phone should be silenced and put away. It’s common courtesy. You WILL survive this short period of time without texting, checking social media, or watching videos. Give the person in front of you your full attention. Do not text while you are being spoken to. Be respectful. Just because this person is working,  and trying to accommodate your needs, does not mean they are any less a person than you. Always treat people as your equal…….because they are! Also, people make mistakes. This is not an excuse for you to be rude. Always ask yourself if you would want to be talked to the way you are talking to that person. Try to be pleasant and kind to everyone and you will find that you will be treated the same in return.

Often I think back to how I was raised and think to myself, “If I had acted like that my Momma would have knocked me into next week!” (not really, but she would have straightened me out quickly!) Are people so self absorbed today that they don’t find it necessary to treat others with respect? I understand that with email and texting, regular conversations are much less common than they were when I was young, but that shouldn’t be an excuse for poor attitudes and bad manners. Teach the basics…Manners, Morals, Respect, Courtesy, and no matter if your child grows up to be a CEO or a janitor, you will be proud of the adult they become!


“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32