Beautiful Pictures + {Giveaway}

A few weeks ago I ordered an 8″ x 10″ canvas print of a black and white picture of Connor.  It came from Easy Canvas Prints.  They were so easy to work with and the quality of the photos on canvas is great!  Right now Easy Canvas Prints is offering 25% off and free standard shipping as well!
Isn’t it presh???

 (I think I am going to give it to Nana 🙂

Would you like to win a FREE 8X10 Canvas???
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 Happy Friday Yuns!

Enjoy the long weekend!


I also wanted to link up with Kelly’s Korner!


It’s show us what you make week and my best friend Kristin back home in AR makes the cutest kids clothing!  She’s not very internet savvy, so I thought I’d share her site here on my blog 🙂


PS:  The winner of the Chuggington giveaway was Anne Luhmann!


Winner of the JBF Gift Certificate is Jennifer!

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Bible Songs to Sing with your Kids

My sister in law is awesome.  She’s started a great pre-school program with Connor and my niece Ellie.  She’s got a gift with children and we are so blessed to have her and the rest of the fam as influences in Connor’s life.
She found some songs that are easy and simple to sing if you have kids around Connor’s age.
Connor loves them.  We sing songs on the way to work every morning 🙂
Song: Do You Know Who Made The World?
(Tune: Do You Know The Muffin Man?)
Do you know who made the day (night, sky, water),

Made the day (night, sky, water), made the day (night, sky, water),

Do you know who made the day (night, sky, water)?

It was God who made the day (night, sky, water).

Verse Song
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
In the beginning, (2x)

God created (2x)

The heavens and the earth. (2x)

Genesis 1:1 (2x)

 Song: Seven Days of Creation

(Tune: Doe, A Deer)
One: the light from dark was made,

Two: the clouds and waters part,

Three: the sea, the land and plants,

Four: the sun, the moon, the stars,

Five: the fish and the birds,

Six: the animals and the man,

Seven: God rested, all was good:

His creation and His plan!

We also found the neighborhood cat the other night on a walk around the neighborhood. 
Connor loved it! Ha ha!  He kept saying “meow” “meow”
I guess he was trying to speak cat to the cat 🙂
Hope you all are having a great week!

Crafting: What Do You Need?

Everyone has one…or maybe not everyone…but you know what I mean.  A closet where you stash stuff.  Stuff that you know you’ll use someday.  I mean you have to use it someday right?  I love throwing get togethers and parties.  I’m always on the lookout for a good deal or something festive because I may need it someday.
Some may call this hoarding, but I call it thrifty!  Ha ha!
I like to craft and get creative, but I don’t have much time for that business these days.  Pinterest certainly doesn’t help that problem.  I have so many things pinned for “someday”. 
It’s easier to just pin it and forget about it….hopefully someday you’ll come back to it.  Unfortunately for me I just keep pinning more stuff.  You know because I may need to know how to do that craft or skill…..someday……
So…just curious.  What are the essentials you keep on hand at your house?   It seems like whenever I start to do a project I’m missing something.  It’s like baking a cake and forgetting the eggs constantly! 
Here is my messy closet, full of things I’m most certainly going to use eventually……

Everyone loves tissue paper pom poms.
These were a steal for $1 at Michaels 🙂
(And I don’t have to do anything but hang them)
I don’t remember where I got this?
But who knows when you’ll need a banner
Cute napkins from HomeGoods
Happy Birthday Garland
I love this company called Meri Meri
Cute washi tape
An array of ribbons

I got this cute card holder from Zulily
I think it would look good holding pictures too!
I think it’s TAG2U
Lots of fun straws
Paper Goods: Bags & Popcorn/Candy holders
Cupcake Kits: Also from Meri Meri

And someday my dream is to have a room like this!
Well, we all dream 😉
Some of my favorite sites to get crafting deals on the cheap:
So what are you hiding in your craft closet & what are some staples you keep around “just in case”?