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Woman of many names... Wife, mother, daughter, friend, sister, ect. But the title most treasured... Child of God. Isa. 9:6

Friday, December 23, 2011

A very Pinterest Christmas

I am pretty sure this will be the best Christmas yet for the Volpe 4. We are getting a special present that will be blogged about tomorrow, but that is not why this is such a great Christmas. This Christmas a miracle has been preformed...I am PREPARED!! I am not sure how this happened but I like it!! So with the help of Pinterest--A crafters dream website, I have actually been able to make some the Christmas crafts I usually can only dream of having time for:)

The first pictures are of Cheyenne and I with the t-shirts scarfs we made with a little help from Grandma Lori. This was such an easy project--no sewing! Here is the instructional video.

The pink scarfs are BFF scarfs that Cheyenne made as gifts for her besties:)

The snowman ornament is the a gift for the grandmas this year. The eyes and mouth are made with the kids finger prints.

And the final project is probably my favorite. My "fridge-man":) 

 I am not sure what is under this wrapping, but I am sure it is crafty and made with love from my "Shiney girl"! She was even a sweet sister and included Ryker in the gift giving. It is the sweetest thing under our tree:) 

We wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
"The greatest gift ever given was not found under the tree but hung on one."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011


A Newfound Treasure is having another giveaway! What girl doesn't want to win some jewelry? Check it out here :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hair-do Guru

Okay so I know I never really post anything about fashion or style....pretty much because I have little knowledge of either. However I am obsessed with all things pertaining to hair! If you know me you know I change my hair style and color like I change...well maybe MORE than I change other things :) LOL! I found this great blog with a ton of awesome hair how-tos and I had to share...TheSmallThingsBlog.

I love this Elegant Half-up Do.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Un-Tangle me, please!

So since my last post I have... Made my fist wedding cake, shot pictures for said wedding, taken a trip to Florida (during which our car broke down), planned and directed our church fall festival and with some help from mom...finally finished the Rapunzel dress!

So here is the fruit of my baking labor. I can't lie...I am really proud of this cake. And I must say it was one of the least stressful cakes I have made. No cake-crisis.

Okay and let me take a moment to defend myself here: I went against all that is in my procrastinating self and started this Rapunzel dress at the beginning of September, but time has a way of creeping up on me and next thing I know I am still sewing trim on this thing the night before our fall festival. I do have to send out a big thank you to my lovely mother who took a few days to work on the dress while we were delayed in Florida with a broken down car.

But in the end I must say that my mom was right it was all worth that happy face :)

 In the midst of all the fabric flying around the kitchen (aka: the sewing room) I remembered that I had a another child that needed a costume. No I am just kidding, I was planning on dressing Ryker like the hero Flynn Ryder from the Tangled movie, but I decided that my sleep (and sanity) was more important than coordinating outfits. Ryker received this super hero get-up for his birthday.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Melodic Monday...and a message :)

Ever heard the story of the prodigal son? Listen to the story Jesus told:

11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Luke 15:11-24

Do you feel like you've been living and starving in the pig pin? There is always bread at the Father's house. Turn back to Him and He will run to you too.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Two posts last Tues and now no posts for a whole week. And what do I have to say for myself...absolutely nothing. It has been one of those weeks that time has just flown and when I look back I have nothing to account for the loss of time. Oh well. better blogging this week I hope:)

By the way wanted to make a note that there is a new blog I am going to be following:

Check it out:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And the winner is...

ME!!! I am so excited that this sweet baby is all mine:

That's right the unfortunate soul that never wins anything finally won something:) See my post about this giveaway and check out A Newfound Treasure.

Tuesday Tunes :)

Tuesday Tunes = the make-up day when I forget to to post for Melodic Monday.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Still Tangled...

 Still at it on the Rapunzel dress...

However we are sort of at a stand still until I find the perfect trim for the skirt. To be continued...

Play time.

No need to adjust your screens...I am testing out some new Photoshop Presets I snagged from The Pioneer Woman. Have I told you all lately how much I LOVE The Pioneer Woman! Anyway these were taken at a park play dates with some of our best buds, The McCormicks!

Let the following be a warning to those of you who don't listen when mom says "You are too big for that!"

Friday, September 16, 2011


Wait (intransitive verb): to remain stationary in readiness or expectation; to look forward expectantly.

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

So I have plenty of blog catching up to do...I have pics that I still have not posted from the Vaughns Va trip from the middle of August. However, this is not that catch up post. I have a revelation to share. It might sound elementary to you, it does to me now that I "get it". But this blog serves several purposes and one is to act as a journal to me. This would be a journal post. One that I thought blog viewers might want to read also.

Several times through conversation I hear of how people struggle with trust and patience. I am no different. These two actions can be the thief of joy in most Christian's lives. Here lately my trust and patience have been tried. Not that anything "major" has happened, but have you ever heard the saying the devil is in the details? It has been ever so true in my life the past week. It's the slightest trivial thing that takes me to my breaking point.

Anyway, as I today am faced with a more "major" need for God and His blessings I find it easier to cling to Him and His Word. Why is it that I make Him have to bring me to the lowest of lows to so that I can see the action that needs to be taken when I am out of the valley?

I think other than John 3:16 one of the most famously quoted verses would be Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. But back it up for a minute...what was Paul talking about? Was he saying that the Lord would strengthen me to do what ever I wanted to do? whatever I thought was the "right" move? Phil 4:11-12 says: Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased (lowered in rank), and I know how to abound (fully supplied) : every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Today I am giving God His due as I should everyday. He is Lord. He is the author and the finisher (Heb 12:2) and I know He has me and my family in the palm of His all knowing hand. He gives me the strength to serve Him (not myself or my wants) in any circumstance. If I can really wrap my mind around the fact that He is in control of everything (Matt 6:25-34) and I can do nothing to better myself but to cling to Jesus it makes trust and patience seem like a piece of cake. But as anything, practice makes perfect. We find it easiest to "Wait on the Lord" when we are faced with a trial that is obviously bigger than we are, but real faith should be applied to all areas of our life. Want to do something about the problems you face...PRAY.

So this is where I "wait"...in prayer, ready to see the Lord work in all His wonder and glory.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Newfound Treasure...

You know I love to share a great new blog when I find one so here ya go:

Check out : http://annaweaver.blogspot.com

She has lots of thrifty design ideas and she is giving away one of her adorable print designs that might just be the inspiration for my new Sunday School classroom:)

Melodic Monday

Yesterday Kerrs Creek Baptist Church celebrated it's 143rd anniversary. It was a day of great worship, food and testimonies. A great local gospel group called The Men of Faith kicked off the festivities for us. This song was one of my favorites they sang:

 Yep, the creek was rockin' :)