A Friendly Fella

BW Wednesday Bird at Bodega Bay

This little fella or gal (not sure because I don’t know birds that well) didn’t mind just standing there and posing for me when we visited Bodega Bay, California on my first ever trip to California.

Sharing with Black and White Wednesday ~ stop over and give a peek at some other Black and White photography.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Wednesday

Peabea

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Just Breathe

John 15 15 16

Happy Friday, and Just Breathe and have an Enjoyable week-end.

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Ye have not Chosen me, but I have Chosen you.

I Am Chosen
I Am Forgiven
I Am Created in God’s Image ~
to me that statement means not physical attributes, but created in his Image.
And the Image that I perceive of God is not nationality, or whether he has long hair, short hair, tall/thin, blonde, brunette.
Actually, I perceive him as a non-distinct Spirit that surrounds with loving kindness…and one who loves and only wants the best for his children

Others may see him differently, but no matter how you perceive God, just know that you are Chosen and you are Loved. And the only requirement that was left with us was to

Love One Another as I have Loved you’

And what wisdom that is because LOVE covers all ills.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week-end,

Peabea

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Endlessly Working

Dam bw for bw wednesday

Endlessly working

Behind the scene

Let some in

Let some out

Sharing over at Black and White Wednesday….linky party🙂

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There is a path that leads down to this dam that the grandson and I have walked since he was a little fellow. He’s still little, but to him he’s pretty much grown up now and no longer a babykins. He turns 10 this week. haha

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Grandbabykins loved climbing these stairs. They have since taken these away in the last year. It was a curiosity all along the highway different sets of stairs that passersby could stop and climb to overlook the dam area.
Grandbabykins would climb up them and then roll down the hill. But, now he’s going to be 10 and the stairs are gone, but we still walk the trail and this year added his puppy and my Razzy to the walk along the trail.

Today though, he heads back to school so the walks will be limited.

Enjoy your Wednesday and have a great rest of the week..

Peabea

~hugs ‘n blessings~

Summer Sewing

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This adorable toddler apron that I made for my grand-daughter is so simple and made from two fat quarters. Don’t you just love fat quarters…so many possibilities.  You can wear it with either side showing. The pockets are made from the arm cutouts.

Also making my stand alone small bag that I like to use for my scrapbooking pens, markers, etc. 20160815_12372920160815_123735

This bag is also made using a fat quarter cut down to the size needed. I still need to add some finishing touches like a fabric bow or other adornments. Below is a sample of one I made earlier that I use for my Bible Journal markers and Journaling pens.

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18 Years of Catching Up

So when the kids are all grown and moved away, we decided it was time for the parents to go play. So we did. We bought a little campsite close to a fun and busy lake, a pontoon boat, a camper, and a golf cart. And the fun began, and it lasted for 18 years. Partying on the lake and off the lake with friends. That’s how we pretty much spent our 50’s and 60’s.

Along the way, though, the home site was very neglected. And, playing catch up in our 70’s is pretty much a moot point, but we’re trying. And on a very skinny budget. In the hottest, dog days of Summer, this is what has been happening keeping us busy this July.

New Roof – Hired it done
Painting House Trim Two Coats – Hubby and I did the work
Tearing Out What Use To Be The Rec Room Entrance – Hubby and I
Installing A Garage Door – Hubby and I
Tearing Up Carpet in what use to be the rec room, but now is a garage again – Hubby and I
Scrapping Up Glue from carpet – Hubby and Mostly me (ongoing)
Painting Trim on the high pitch ends of the house – Grandson and Son

Reason for changing the Rec Room back into a garage was that the previous owner who changed it to a room didn’t put in a footer so because of that, the freeze and thaw over the years was causing the outside wall to start moving. During the winter, we had to tear out the fireplace that was in the room and we knew when Summer came we’d be changing it back to a garage.

This has kept us busy the month of July, as well as other things going on.

July 2016

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More Leisure Days:

When my 4th grandson was born, his parents were staying with us so this grandbaby came home to our house. He and his mom was with us on and off for pretty much 8 years due to a divorce so I spent a lot of my first retirement years enjoying this little one. Our fun times were to go to the park and take walks on the one that has a trail that leads down to the Dam. Even though I no longer have him full time, and he is turning 10 this year, he still likes to come visit. He loves my craft area, and scrapbooking supplies. So this Summer was no different…we visited our favorite play park and trail. Below is a collage of him that I titled ‘Then and Now’

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Sharing for the July collage over at Mona’s Picturesque’s ‘A Month In Photos’ . Stop over for a visit to see how others spent their July.

As always, I love and read all comments so feel free to share how you spent your July, and what’s been happening this Summer or just say ‘HI’.

~Hugs ‘n Giggles ‘n God Bless~

Peabea

 

 

 

 

Whimsical

Below is a drawing that I learned from a tutorial that was shared in the Bible journaling group that I follow called His Kingdom Come. She actually was my third attempt after I re-watched the tutorial. I’ve never tried drawing anything before, but I think she turned out pretty good. Hope you like her.🙂

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The flowers on her dress are from a tutorial found on YouTube.

My GOD is changeless in his LOVE for me,
and he will come and help me.
Psalm 39:10

If you like trying new things, I found a tutorial on how to apply foil to your graphics.

Things I’ve been up to besides trying my hand at painting and drawing:

  • Painting the trim on our house
  • Enjoying a walk with the grandson (it’s kind of an annual Summer event with us) (see picture below of now vs when smaller) He’s growing up so fast.
  • Enjoying patio lounging and swim time with the hubby
  • Playing ball with Razzy. He loves being outside and running.

Just enjoying the beauty in our every day retirement. We laughingly say we are on staycation that will be a years-long staycations since retirement funds don’t really allow for vacations.

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Happy Friday, and have a great week-end. If you have drawings or things you’d like to share, feel free to add in the comments below or just say hi. Enjoy reading any comments. Thanks.

 

Peabea

 

 

 

 

Recycling Idea and Bug Away

If you like to be outdoors, but not so crazy about the little pests that fly around, I have a recycling idea. I saw these citronella vases in the local store selling for upwards of $20 or more, but being on a retirement budget, I decided to make some out of my own vases.

This vase was a gift candle.
After the candle was gone, I hated to part with it, and kept it.
Now it has a new use.

 

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I had this refillable canister from one of those bamboo torches that was also a gift from a few years back that was broken

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so I  made this for my front porch area at a cost of $0

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Then I found this vase at Goodwill for $1.00

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and it needed a taller refillable canister, which I bought for $3.99

 

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Combined, I thought it looked pretty good for my patio area.

 

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I hope you like the idea and have fun making some of your own for when you’re having outdoor fun, plus I think they look great compared to just a generic bug away product.🙂
If you make some, I’d love if you’d come back and share a picture in the comments section.
Don’t you just love recycling bargains? I do….and, I like scribbling about my finds.
Enjoy your day, and sending God’s blessings your way,
 
Peabea