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That lovely fall air.

I am just loving all the fall splendor here in Nebraska. I can’t get over all the colors and beauty I see every day. I feel like a little kid getting so excited to go for a drive out of the city to see field after rolling corn field all golden and beautiful. As we head back to the city it is reds, oranges, bright yellows, acorns, pinecones, and the like everywhere. Up in the trees, flying in the air,  and laying on the ground. I love it.

I don’t know if it is the change of season or what, but this last weekend I found myself cutting my fabric scraps into 2″, 3.5″, and 6″ lengths, looking up how to reupholster a chair on YouTube, and digging into the closet under the stairs looking for the box of yarn I have saved for christmas stockings. All on the same day!

I couldn’t believe it. I actually wanted to do something crafty.

By evening, my mind was going every which way and so I regrouped and decided on one project for now. After all, this sudden burst of creative energy could leave just as fast as it came. I decided to abandon the idea of matching knit stocking (it is so much faster to just sew them, and easier on my wrists too) and to use the yarn for another christmas decor project. I’ll let you more about it if anything actually comes of it. For now I will take a deep breath and calmly let this area of my life enter my mind and hands again.




I know it is late but I’ll have a Halloween post up later this week. I just can’t pass up the chance to show you our little frog this year.


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So Blessed

I can’t even tell you how blessed I feel. When I had a moment I went through some of the videos I had uploaded from my phone the night before it was stolen. I cried just thinking that I could have lost this gem and so many others.

This was his very first time playing in the water at the beach. I had forgotten all about it.


Today and tomorrow we will be watching General Conference, making caramel apples, weeding, and cleaning the garage. (this last one is just me being hopeful)

THIS TALK from the Relief Society General Broadcast, last weekend, has had a huge impact already in my life.  Sometime things have an effect on you and permanently change you. I think this talk was one of those things. I can’t wait to see what I’ll learn THIS weekend.

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Tender Mercies


 This morning my phone was stolen. I didn’t lose it, someone walked by while I had it set down, in a place I assumed was safe, and picked it up. I’m a little saddened by this and I feel embarrassed that I wasn’t more carefull. My gut tells me otherwise but I am still hopeful that the person who took it might feel guilty and returns it.

Tender Mercies???

Well, last night, YESTERDAY!!! I randomly decided it was time to upload all of my photos and movies I’d been taking and storing for the last few months.  I deleted all of the them and so with this phone lost, I am only out the money to replace it,  or maybe not, but none of the important content I’d been storing in the phone.

This gave me such peace in an otherwise stressful moment.  I don’t need to worry, I am being watched over and everything is going to be ok. Phone or no phone.

How about you? Are you feeling any tender mercies lately?


I am looking forward to this weekend. Saturday and Sunday is General Conference. Two days of listening to our leaders, receiving guiding and uplifting messages. A must see.

Watch it HERE.


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