I recently received an email from Tiny Prints and were inspired to design a sign from one..or two of theircards.
We were humbled to be featured on their blog to say the least. then grateful and then panicked! in the end here is what we came up with.
:::the Making Spirits Bright sign:::
and the inspiration card…
…distressed vintag”ey” lettering painted in a chalkboard look would sit perfect in a woodsy fall/winter theme.
simple yet powerful words that challenge us reminiscent of fun & carefree christmas’s long ago.
dashing through the snow all snuggled up with cozy knitted blankets. drinking hot chocolate and laughing with family….
now THAT makes my heart contagiously merry–let’s be contagious this holiday season.
the “making spirits bright” sign ( 24″ x 24″ ) to purchase click here
:::the Glinda sign:::
with a metallic gold crown all distressed to perfection!
you all know me and my love for power words..words tell a story of who we are & who we are becoming. words that are visibly written renew our hope everyday as soon as our feet hit the floor.
i knew when i read these words from glinda – the wizard of oz that we had to make this sign.
i envision it it little girls and big girls rooms alike. my prayer is that our spirits are stirred as we are awoken to just how powerful we really are to effect change - first in ourselves and when we do that
we effect change in those around us.
which is where i got our christmas tree garland last year! you have to get on the waiting listto even get one. i cannot TELL you how beautiful and perfect this garland is. we are going to use it again this year. it will be a heirloom for my children and grandchildren. not kidding!
she has added some beautiful new things in her shop that i know you will love like the cow or steer dishtowel….hmmmm not sure anyways–being one of my favorites! i still hand dry dishes…yes i know! it is on my long list of things i want but in the mean time flour sack towels are by far the best dish drying towels.
and a few of her new prints…
these are just a few of her beautiful prints AND she is offering her friends 10% off! please use the code tiffini10 for 10% off
this girl–loves creating beauty for us. she does. it is just who she is. she captures beauty seeing through her camera. every.single.day.
she connects the sacred in her home..the handmade and in her heart and all of this flows out & onto her family and to us..her friends.
her home is her place. she loves her people there. she wants them to find peace-love and most importantly– God there. she is so excited this morning to share a piece of her heart with us…
let’s be her balcony people today–will you join me? sasha–we love and appreciate you. what you do is valuable and we are thankful of all the hard work you have done to prepare to open up this morning. we pray blessings pour down on you like rain…not just financial but spiritual.
we love love love you girl…we are standing and clapping right now. praying you can hear it
you better go…things sell out in her shop lickety split…and don’t forget the waiting list:)
yay!! and the instagram winner of our new LOVE sign is holly farr ( hgf327) contact me at email@example.com and i will hook you up girl:)
….happy friday sweet friends. i wanted to take a moment to just honor you
you are my balcony did you know that? well you are..you are my balcony people. my audience while i am in the arena..you cheer me on that is how i picture you
so…while i am putting the last touches on my bedroom this weekend to give you the first sneak peek next week.
i will tell you the story behind the sign then too.
i wanted to GIVEAWAY the painting that is going in my room..we painted one for me & one for YOU! it is 27″ x 39″
:::::::here are the DEETS to ENTER to WIN the LOVE sign:::::::
go to ourINSTAGRAM and simply share the picture to your feed with the hashtag#houseofbelonginglovesign
i will post it to instagram at 8 am cst on september 13
it is also listed in the shop:)
i will announce the winner on monday with some more happy news that i know you will crush on
take it slow this weekend….xotiff
you know those people that are like paula deen and the neely’s all rolled into one? they can just can cook? when you are around them they start sharing about what they cooked for dinner
and it is what i call grandma cooking…you know the kind right? well – my sister in law works with me now and unknowingly gets me all salivating and the rest of the day obsessed with
this recipe in particular i thought the kids would really love-
confession: last week she shared she made friend chicken ( friend is a typo but i am leaving it cause it made me smile. i kinda like it…friend chicken…ha!
…from scratch…i was craving it all day and even went out that night and bought the chicken
breasts and potatoes ( the kind in a box but they did say 100% real potatoes )
and i had two solid days of endless errands so what does any modern day mom do? she runs through kentucky fried chicken.
i eventually did cook the chicken. i didn’t want it to go ba but it wasn’t fried it was baked.
anyway…on with the story
carissa made these on our summer family vacation ( the one i was not at this year..boo) and she was recreating the scene of how everyone
loved them. and yes…i did buy all the stuff and i did make them.
confession: yesterday was my first clean eating day and i am not eating bread. go figure
but dakota loved them and on my first cheat meal i will have to make them. wouldn’t they be fabulous for football games and chilly fall evenings
while playing a board game or with some friends..a little twist on pizza and you can pair it with chips, fries, a salad or all three:)
and ya gotta have the cold pickles! we like vlasic — a must at our house
carrissa’s pizza hoagies
::fyi – these are originally made with the big ol link of sausage & you slice it to lay on the hoagie.
( see image at end of post ) ( or similar ) and carrissa says they are best made this way. but if you or your
family don’t like that then do whatever you like::
a package of your favorite sub rolls a can of pizza sauce a link of eckridge sausage or pepperoni, ground turkey, hamburger, veggies…see what i mean? a block ( not shredded ) of cheddar and mozzarella
cut sub roll in half and spread sauce on each side. i like mine saucy but do whatever you love. then i put four
big slices of pepperoni and sliced the cheeses putting oh…about 4-5 slices of each. slap them all together and
tear off a big piece of aluminum foil and wrap them up like a burrito. pop them in the oven at 350 for at least
20 minutes then check to see if cheese all gooey. if not..cook a little longer. that’s it.
and that is it!
warning:: grandma cooking is known to cause the pants to fit a wee bit tighter if eaten every night but i sure do miss that kind of cooking.
we might try adding in one grandma cooking meal a week where we all sit around the table Walton style and the other 6 days…chicken strips
if you have favorite grandma cooking recipe’s i would love to try them and share them with all of you.
just send them to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
this girl hasn’t been a paula deen for years…well before technology but i would like to put a little down home family cooking and table time
back into my life. just a day…can’t be that hard right?