Friday, November 27, 2009

10 things I am thankful for...

10. US - really I think I take for granted the blessings of living in the US gives us
9. the lake
8. food
7. home
6. our jobs
5. friends
4. our families
3. my kids
2. my husband
1. God - I wish I could pass this on and let people know what a blessing God is (that is an understatement) but I will just continue planting the seed and letting God do the rest, as a good friend of mine says...

now for a top ten list not so serious...
10. going for walks
9. Erberts and Gerberts the Narmer
8. sales
7. 4 seasons
6. chocolate
5. Survivor - love this show
4. chai tea
3. baseball hats
2. my stretched out, worn out comfy pajama pants
1. my craft supplies

not neccessarily in that order but you get the gist of it..

have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend...
God bless -K

Monday, November 16, 2009

life goes on...

no matter what is going on or not going on in your life, life continues to move whether you're ready or not. I am ready for it to be a bit slower but I told myself to not skip through it. I catch myself saying, just make it through this week and then get to the next but I am missing out on the moment that way. I need to think to myself and say, "self, This is the day the Lord has made, REJOICE and be glad in it." Hopefully, my self listens...

because before you know it....

that next week you were wishing for is here and everything in between passed you right by.

a warm summer picture to remind us of the sun
(Unity Stamps, Tattered Angels ink etc)

JUST REMEMBER - God's blessings - K

Sunday, October 25, 2009


we talked/learned more about faith today at Sunday school today... faith is defined as believing in God even though we can't see Him or talk to Him face to face... however, every where I look throughout a day, I see evidence of God... I have talked to Him, I have felt His touch. Every time I look at my children ( well, not Every time but most), I see God. Every night as I look out the window and see the sunset, I see God. Times when life makes me want to curl up into a ball, I feel God give me comfort and peace and wrap His loving arms around me. How can you doubt? Still people do.

Deep thought Sunday by Kristine Bents ...

evidence: can't you imagine God just letting a small portion of His light shining out... we couldn't take it all.
speaking of evidence... you know Halloween is around the corner when you see Wolverine doing his homework...
have a wonderful week, take time and look for evidence of our awesome God! -K

Friday, September 18, 2009

just because...

it's been a while and I am short on words... here are some pics - work, friends and family...
have a blessed weekend -k

Friday, August 21, 2009

stamp storage

I thought I would share where I get my stamp storage. First off though, I need to give credit to Patter for giving me this idea, you can see how it works here. She has some good pictures while I don't have any to share :) - too lazy I guess ;) I found this site where you can buy both the case and the pages to store the stamps on or just one or the other. I usually buy just the laminated pages to store the stamps on and then buy the case at univenture where Patter suggested. Just make sure you look at the sizes closely. I like the big size, they fit a Unity KOM on one page. The smaller sizes work nice too and GinaK has pages to fit inside of those.

Anyway, I just wanted to share these sites, as I know how frustrating it can be digging through piles of stamps and not sure what you have. I also created a binder with all my stamp images in it (I will have to post a picture later) seperated by wood mounted (which I have stored in drawers), Stampin Up!, Unity and clear stamps. this way when I am ready to create and want a stamp, I look through my binder of images and find one that "speaks" to me, pull it from wherever it is placed and start creating. I would like to be even more organized by grouping them in sentiments, occassions etc. although they are somewhat grouped already like that but only the wood mounted with the wood mounted and clear with clear etc.

Now off to get my son's birthday party boys and get the party started!
God's blessings! K

Monday, August 17, 2009

pieces of my heart

(still need to figure out the whole adding image thing so they aren't backwards, up side down and everything in between!)
God's blessings -K

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

days of summer

We have had a glimpse of summer these past couple of days... pretty nice.

Just thought I would share some things I have been working on, the finished pieces that is, I even did some for our house. This is on the wall when leaving our house, it has one of my favorite quotes, "wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
My star wall in our family room, using the verse from Philippians 2:15art work above our bed, with a new favorite quote of mine, "once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."a new canvas I did. I finished over 28 canvases for my folks to take to the next show... now on to jewelry!
have a great week! God Bless - K

Thursday, August 6, 2009

hello? hello? any there?

summer, trips, kids, life, house remodeling, kids, family, life etc etc these are my excuses why it has been about 2 months since I last posted. I guess blogging, as much as I like it, doesn't make my everyday, ever-growing "to-do" list. It should, but honestly, I am really not all that interesting, you all have better things to do. With that said, here's a post :)

Nothing much really, just wanted you to know I am alive, the house is still a work in progress, as am I ;), and life is truly a blessing, not to be taken for granted. I have been creating this summer, although I haven't even scrapbooked one LO this whole summer! Yikes, that is kind of sad but it is coming... I have been doing some work for a teacher, a neighbor, a friend and today, I was caught up I did some for upcoming shows... FUN! Here are some sneak peeks, I will show more later as they come along... you have to understand, as I paint, I grab about 15-20 canvases, a bunch of paint and one brush. I then proceed to paint them all and create a beginning. I then take one at a time and from their humble beginnings I create an individual artwork. Pretty fun and it always makes me smile, I think GOd is the same way when He creates His beuatiful sunsets and sunrises...

Monday, June 8, 2009

before and after

I know... I don't post for a couple months and now I am a posting machine. I just wanted to show a before and after picture of our house. The last picture is what the house looked like when we bought it 5 years ago. The first and second pictures are what it looks like now... not quite finished but coming along nicely if I must say. I definetly have a very talented handyman for a husband!

a new week

what a blessing kids can be... my dd made chocolate cake for me on my birthday - she is such a nurturer.

Busy with graduations this weekend and now for more moving up and cleaning up ahead for this week. Exciting though!
God's Blessings- K

5 minute chocolate mug cake:

4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips
small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil to mix well.
Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Eat! this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

You say it's your birthday...

it's my birthday too! :) I am banished to the boys room for a bit while my daughter whips me up something special in the kitchen. Can't wait! She is so thoughtful and such a "mother" it just makes me smile.
Carpet layers are busy laying carpet upstairs for my birthday too. Not really for my birthday but it's a nice thought. The kids' anticipation is building, trust me. I promise to post SOON with pictures of the house.
I have been cleaning, throwing, returning, painting and more this first week out of school and today we went to a fishing clinic, so this afternoon, I am just going to bum around. Going to work was a lot easier than summer vacation!
Here are some pics of some canvases I did... and of course some pics of the first real swim of the year, courtesy of Tyler, mine won't be until the water is a wee bit warmer!
Tyler, my cannonball champion, and look at the smile!

this one is going the wrong way but I love the quote:
"Every once in an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."

(pieces of fabric and a felt heart ...)

"keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows" - Helen Keller

Happy Saturday everyone! -K
(if your name happens to start with an "N" and end with a "K" a big I love you and lots of hugs and kisses from all of us ;) - we miss you!)

Monday, April 6, 2009

whatcha' been doin'?

oops! Alot of time has gone by but I have been busy watching this:

our two sons wrestling and taking 1st and 2nd at state this past weekend!

painting these:

finally getting some product for upcoming shows!

and enjoying this sweet little one:

we don't see her often enough but we sure love her (you too Megan and Robert ;) )

now to get back to my Bible Study... and some more painting, but this time on the house! I will have to post some of those pics soon.
God Bless! -K