Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celebrating Easter

Easter is a beautiful time, when the glory of spring is beginning to transform a dreary world. 
It's a victorious time, when we rejoice in the glory of a risen Saviour!
Easter is so worth celebrating!!!

 Since I'm hosting a family dinner tomorrow, I wanted to create a tablescape that would have elements of new life {or at least something green!} in it.

I discovered these adorable little clay pots at Dollar Tree and just couldn't leave them there!! 
After covering them with a coat of paint, I potted a succulent in each of them. Then I decided to add some interest with gold numbers.

A neighbor let me pick some daffodils from her flowerbed. 
Is there anything more lovely than fresh-cut flowers??!!
The vibrant yellow color makes me so happy :)

I think I'll give some of the potted succulents as favors...
if I can manage to part with them! 

The table is set and ready for guests.
A raspberry white chocolate pound cake is tempting me on the counter.

And I am so ready to go to church and worship the King Who died in my place. 
It's completely humbling to realize it was MY sin that put Him there,
but so thrilling to realize we are victorious because He defeated sin on the cross!!
Yes, Easter is worth celebrating
because HE LIVES!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

Just because it's Friday,
and spring is officially here:
I wanted to share some of the little things that made my day!

:: spring blossoms against a startling blue sky ::

:: curious calves ::

:: finally, it's warm enough to dry clothes on the line! ::

:: my willing little helper ::

:: artwork that is ready to ship to a customer ::

: this chevron fabric that I love, ready to be put to use ::

:: my toddler's creativity in amusing herself! ::

:: freshly baked homemade bread ::

:: the joy of a precious newborn :: 

And, my parents and brother are on their way to spend the next few days with us!!!
Happy weekend everybody...
and don't forget to savor the little things!