Sunday

Coffee Station


Today I'm joining Susan's Metomorphosis Monday, click on her name for lots more inspiration.

This is my daughter's Coffee Station. Can you see what it used to be? An old TV entertainment center. It is now a re-purposed coffee station. It was too pretty to throw away, so after a few years of storage, she had this idea to turn it into a coffee station. She and her friends love coffee and this was a great way to share in a practical and fun way. 

Here's an old picture of the old TV in the stand (far right)

Now, how's this for a metamorphosis?

Isn't that great!


                               I love these mugs!




I painted her a little plaque to go on the coffee station:


                     Also teas are available!


 The coffee station is right outside the kitchen.


 More of Alyson's mug collection is behind the glass doors below:

And, here's my daughter, Alyson

Alyson has a new blog if you would like to check it out - 
click here: WriteThemOnMyHeart  - 
and you can sign up for free printable bible verses each week.

I love receiving mine weekly!

Katherine

Thursday

One of my Favorite Bible Verses


If you subscribed to my daughter's WriteThemOnMyHeart website you probably received this lovely handwritten bible verse and bible study today. Click here on this WriteThemOnMyHeart to go to her site to enjoy the bible study she wrote to accompany the verse.

Romans 8:28 has been one of my favorite bible verses - my go-to verse in times of troubles. Alyson's bible study today teaches about taking that verse out of context and why we should include all of Romans 8:17-28 with that verse.

Alyson very cleverly wrote Romans 8:28 on top of the whole Romans 8:17-28 passage, I'm sure it took a long time to pen it all, but she is very patient - and talented!

I will frame this verse and hang it in a prominent place in our house!


If you aren't subscribed to WriteThemOnMyHeart, you can order it by clicking on the highlighted link then on "Shop."

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Thanks, Alyson!


Katherine

Wednesday

Fears


An excerpt from Alyson's website, a short bible study we 
all need to hear, I know I certainly do!



Check out all of her website here:

Katherine

Sunday

Meet my daughter!


Meet Alyson! This is my daughter, she has been a source of joy since her birth! 

You know how when you pray for your children and become estatic when those prayers are answered? That's how I'm feeling now! I raised my children in church and now they are grown and continue following the Lord. Alyson is very creative and has just started a blog to sell some of her creative messages. I'm so proud of her new blog and want to share with all my friends and fellow Christians. In addition to her little business she includes some freebies for all who subscribe to her blog - a weekly bible verse to frame, or use for wallpaper on your iPhone, etc. And the best thing is that they can be downloaded immediately, no waiting for the mailman to deliver!  This is the name of her website:


I said the best thing was....no, here's the best thing -- Her blog also includes short bible studies! They are simple, but very informative and inspiring! Also on the blog is a book review of what she is reading! And sometimes a project she is working on will be shared. This subscription blog is only mailed once a week (on Thursdays) There's no cost to join - free subscription! Just send your name and email address.

Please click on each of the pretty "tabs" and read what she offers - see if you can find where she mentions her mom - ("Me!") I'm so happy to be included in her first message. (Hint: it's on one of the "click here" tabs.) You can also find out why she decided to do this blog, by clicking on "spending time", and a little about her on "about."

If you would like to join Alyson's blog and/or purchase some of her handpainted scripture (she even uses a brush and watercolors for some of the calligraphy! These verses can be used for gifts - framed for decor and daily reminders, or included in a photo album, etc. I will soon share some of mine and how I display them.



Please help me spread the word around, if you know of someone who may be interested, please forward to them, or send me their email and I will send them the info! Thank you! Thank you!

P.S. - The blog was built by none other than my grandson (Alyson's son!) who is a Senior Web Designer and Developer! Yes, I'm a proud grandmother! Isn't it a beautiful web site!


BTW, Alyson tells why she named her blog this, check it out - under What is "them?"


Katherine

Thursday

Caden's Favorite Bible Verse


When the family visited during the holidays, I was delighted to see that my 10-year-old grandson, Caden, colored a few pages in my journaling bible! Above is Caden's favorite bible verse, I love that he colored it and surprised me!

Joshua is a wonderful book of the bible with some beautiful promises.

Can you see where Caden wrote at the bottom that it's his favorite verse?
What joy to have Christian children and grandchildren! Praise you Lord for this -- precious gifts!


Here's a picture of handsome Caden! He's holding a Nativity I made for him.

What is your favorite bible verse? Please share it with us!

Katherine

Sunday

Eat Cake For Breakfast!

When my family was here for the holidays we had a special ceremony for a new sisterhood we formed: 
The Eat Cake For Breakfast Society! 


When I saw these Eat Cake For Breakfast mugs I had to have them for the girls in my family!
The guys don't care for cake for breakfast (they prefer bacon and eggs!)

My two daughters and I have always enjoyed eating cake for breakfast! 
There's one special cake that we always eat for breakfast! My grandmother's Jam Cake!


Back in the 70s my grandmother used to mail us a cake each Christmas! When my daughters went away to college they received a jam cake at the dorm at Christmastime! 

Somehow we stopped making them after Nana died, but a few year's ago 
Alyson renewed the tradition and started making the Jam Cake each Christmas!

Here are the ECFB Society members:
L to R: "Me", Heather (my grandson Tanner's wife) Ashleigh, and Alyson, my two daughters.
One other member, Emily (grandson, Taylor's wife) wasn't
present when this picture was taken. She also
has two little girls who are future members!

We love jam cake!
Especially for breakfast!

Do you like cake for breakfast?


Here's the recipe!
Jam Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup blackberry jam
1 and a 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add buttermilk. Add flour, soda, baking powder, spices and beat 1-2 minutes. Fold in jam, then raisins and pecans. Pour into prepared pan and bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool completely before taking out of pan. 

Let me know if you make it and how you like it!
Katherine

Thursday

Milestone Wedding Anniversary!



Joe and I have a special milestone wedding anniversary 
and celebrated it by going back to where we married. 

Do you recognize this beautiful place? St. Augustine, FL! I'm standing
in front of the Flagler College in St. Augustine.

Across the street here:
 is the Lightner Museum

 and below I'm standing in front of the statue in front of the Lightner Museum:

 Below are pictures of the koi pond in the middle of the courtyard at Lightner Museum. I'm standing on the coquina stone bridge that crosses over it:

The pretty koi fish


The pond goes in four directions:


 There are also antique shops, coffee shops and restaurants as well as the Lightner Museum.

 We also walked over to the former wedding chapel where we were married 20 years ago.
 It is a beautiful Victorian House.
 It is now empty and for rent, but still in good shape. 

The picture below shows the Lightner Museum in the background, closeby.

The owners of the wedding chapel that used to be in the Victorian house have now relocated inside the Lightner Museum building. Here's a picture of the new chapel, isn't it pretty!

A lovely place for a wedding.

We thought it would be fun to have our picture taken in the chapel!


The owners weren't there, but their grandson was and he gave us a tour!


The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed going back to where we married!
There's a reason why we didn't have family with us that day we married, stay tuned
to April and I'll tell you the rest of the story!


Katherine