2010 is quickly coming to an end and I am beyond excited to see what the Lord has in store for me and my family in 2011! This past year has been full of great moments and also some pretty tough moments! I wouldn't take back any of them, not even the tough stuff because the Lord has done some amazing things in my life and has shown me some awesome things that will help me get through any other hard stuff that I might face! So I had been praying for a week about what the Lord wanted me to focus on next year and my answer... JOY! More than just being joyful, it also means finding joy in the difficult situations or days. The joy of the Lord is my strength! Also, JOY can stand for Jesus, Others, Yourself...remembering my priorities! I have a few other resolutions but that's for another posting! :)
Now that all the Christmas decorations have been taken down and I have my dining room space back, I was able to put up a table and get my hands dirty with my crafting supplies! I bought these letters (spelling my daughter's name) when I was pregnant with her like 3 years ago. I originally painted them brown and hot pink and put glitter on them but I didn't like the way it turned out so they've been sitting in my garage for at least a year now. Today I finally busted them out and slapped on some cute scrapbook paper and distressed the edges. I'm really loving the way it turned out!
I didn't get my fill of craft time so I pulled out a box I had with these blocks that my amazingly handy hubby cut up for me. I sanded down the edges and covered them with the same scrapbook paper as I did Tatym's name. I think I'm going to turn these into picture holders (you know...drilling a hole and putting the wire in it and curving it to hold a picture). So cute, simple and easy to make!