Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Homemade swap

I am seriously considering doing only a homemade Christmas this year. For one I love to make things, and second my daughters cheer team just qualified for Nationals in Florida which is in two weeks. So my bank account is officially in a state of distress.

What about a homemade swap? I have not really thought about any of the details since I am a fly by the seat of my pants type of gal and I am sure I am not the only one who has ever come up with such an idea. I am a flower making nutcase. In the post below is one of my designs. Wouldn't it be fun to swap for something else homemade but different so we could have a variety of goods to give. HMMMM....... ideas anyone??

And what is a post without a picture

Not only do I do flowers, I also do wreaths. I am singly handedly obsessed with them. I could seriously count 8 of them in my home as we speak. I have left the idea of the swap in a comment on a blog that I recently found and I rather like it. I found her etsy shop first and then poof I found the blog. I have my eye on one of her flower necklaces. Like I said, I like flowers. Let me just tell you her recipe for the maple syrup dressing is divine it really could change your life. I am off to create something oh who am I fooling I am off to clean something. I am expecting at least 25 on turkey day how about you? Let me know what you think about the swap???


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

flower necklace

Well I finally finished my favorite necklace ever. I love the romantic, yummy colors of this one. Every time I wear one I get asked at least 5 times where I got it. So I thought I would put a tag on this one. You can wear these with anything and it takes your outfit to a whole new level. A plain t-shirt has never looked so good with one of these bad boys around your neck so here you go.....

She is $30.00 email me at westcoastnester@yahoo.com

On another note I received this email this morning from a mom who I have prayed with.

"In conclusion, be strong in the Lord (be empowered through your union with Him); draw your strength from Him; (that strength which His boundless might provides!)
Ephesians 6:10
I am listening, I am listening.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am longing, longing for change. I went to a beautiful conference this weekend. It made me search, deep inside of myself to unwrap some layers of ugliness and lies that society, and the devil himself have placed there. I long to be free. Free from the ugly lies that I tell myself. That I am not worthy, that I am not good enough. That I do not deserve to be set free from my past sin. That I am not loved.

One thing slammed me straight in the heart. That I am free in Jesus Christ. I always have been and I always will be. That I am loved, that I am beautiful and that I am good enough. Just as I am flaws and all.

That did something, it unleashed a furry of creativity. Journaling, painting, creating. I just had to get it out. It was the strangest thing and the most exhilarating. Here is what happened in my creative awakening

This one is my favorite mix of colors yet. I just have to put the chain on it and it is ready to wear.

I still long to let it ALL go. I am getting closer. I am grateful in knowing that God is carrying me every step of the way.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Taking down the cobwebs

Yes, I know this poor little blog has gotten completely forgotten about as life gets busier and busier. I took a ton of pictures of my Halloween decor that I have never posted so here is a peek as I take them down dust of the cobwebs and begin to put up fall.

This was a neighbors house as we trick or treated. She had full blown Michael Jackson video projected onto her garage with surround sound and lights. My girlfriend and I were glued to her driveway dancing and then a bunch of kids joined in. It was a lovely evening with family and friends. Ok, I really will try not to let the cobwebs form on this blog again.
I am wearing my voting sticker are you?