Monday, September 24, 2012

Revive Your Marriage Challenge

I am currently involved in a bible study over at Women Living Well. Today’s challenge is to list five things you admire about your husband and to share this with him and others.
I admire my husband’s work ethic.  Through thick and thin times he has made it work and met our family’s needs.  He currently works out of our home and he is consistent about getting up and going to work everyday.
He is a good father.  He has more patience with them than I do.  He gives them the freedom to explore and make mistakes.  He expects them to do their best and be their best.  He cheers them on when they are succeeding, and cries with them when they are hurt.
426557_2659488727031_689007687_n1He puts others before himself in his professional life and personal.  He encourages those around him and gives credit where credit is due.  He shares what he has and what he knows without expectation of a return.  He goes the extra mile.  Whether it is his time or compassion he is there for others.
He is outgoing and personable.  He is genuinely interested in other people.
He is an avid sports fan and loyal to his teams that he has followed his whole life.  He knows the stats, past and present players.  The nuances of the game.  He is confident that the Cubs will one day win the World Series.  He is a child at Christmas when they show the Steelers on t.v.  He embraces Alabama football and the Daphne Trojans.
I am blessed to know him and have him in my life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012



I finally finished the drum shade for my light fixture in the kitchen.  I came across several good tutorials, but if I had to do it over again I would definitely change things up.  The best thing I came across was to use a wooden embroidery hoop-brilliant!  All of the tutorials used poster board for lining-I don’t think it is necessary.  I think the best approach is to simply glue the hoop together-knock off the clamp used to tighten the hoop and attach the fabric.  The weight of the fabric and the bottom hoop will hold the shade in place.  I opted for plastic grid that is used for some types of embroidery.  I ended up cutting that out because I felt it was too much of a fire hazard and the shade ended up looking better as a result.  I am satisfied with the ending result-especially after looking at the prices of these things online.  Three eyehooks and some chain and my own drum shade for the fraction of the cost!