Friday, April 20, 2012


I’ve been doing lots of doodling lately.  There’s just something about doodling that is so relaxing…it’s kind of like creative therapy.  Scripture is the very best inspiration! 

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But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus lives, and we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.  He will take these weak mortal bodies of ours and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same mighty power that He will use to conquer everything, everywhere.   Philippians 3:20,21

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 Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.
 Proverbs 16:3

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O Lord Almighty, happy are those who trust in You.  Psalm 84:12

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Happy are those who obey His decrees and search for Him with all their hearts.   Psalm 119:2

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This is a doodle that I recently made for my son, has a very special meaning to me  :)

Hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Serving My King,
Jane  <><

Friday, April 13, 2012

Beach Inspired Bedroom Makeover

Gregg and I love the ocean beaches, but as we live in Minnesota, we don’t get to experience them very often.  So, we thought it would be fun to transform one room in our house in a way that would bring some of the wonderful tropical feeling to Minnesota!

These are some before and after photos of our master bedroom.  The before photos were taken of the previous owners d├ęcor before we actually bought the house.



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I put up a fishnet to hold memorabilia and photos from past vacations...
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All of these little shells in this photo were gathered on Sanibel Island where we were married...I made the card for our 10th anniversary
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My handsome hubby on our trip to Akumal, Mexico
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Snorkeling... one of my very favorite things to do!
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This is a collage that I made using treasures found on our Akumal trip.  That's me walking the beach and collecting treasures.
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Seashells...I am in awe of how God can make these "homes" for the creatures in the sea, and then when the little inhabitants are done with them, the houses come to shore as a beautiful gift for us...Thank you God!
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A shadowbox I made with a photo I took and put on a tile...The verse expresses my thoughts when I look out at the waves as they come crashing in to shore.
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Another tile I made with one of my photos
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My Granddaughter Lillian asked me how I got the flower on the sea biscuit...when I told her that God put it there, she was so amazed (I'm amazed too)!

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This is a photo of my Dad and me taken a couple of years ago on Memorial Day.  My Dad is a WW2 vet...I'm so proud of him!

Well, that's the makeover, with lots of other photos thrown in  :)  I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

Anxiously Awaiting My Eternal Home,

Jane  <><