Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Advent in October

For the past few months I have had the pleasure of being a part of a launch group for a new book from author, Kris Camealy. Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is an Advent devotion with 25 daily readings and reflections. The book releases today on Amazon in print or electronic versions.

At first it felt kind of strange to be reading an Advent book in August and September, but Kris' daily readings, though focused on the waiting of Advent, really are a look toward God's faithfulness in keeping His promises. Looking to God with hope in the waiting is a reminder we can use each day of the year! 

Please visit Kris'blog where you can find a free gift, download the first few chapters of the book, read the backstory behind the book, and enter some special giveaways. I will share more about my reading of the book in the weeks ahead and even have a special project coming up for the Advent season using Kris's book. So stay tuned! 

You can also view this trailer for the book:

The wonderful quote artwork was made by Crystal Stine.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Just a Little Catch Up

We have been in full-blown get-ready mode for the past month leading up to the KalamazooKitty Marketplace Vintage Show which takes place tomorrow! Yikes! We are tired but we have a bunch of great stuff! We have spent months in "the thrill of the vintage hunt" and now are ready to share it all with a bunch of people! If you are in the Kalamazoo, MI area tomorrow don't let a little rain keep you away. Find our family, The Re-Mod Squad, in booth B12 & 13. Stop in and say hello! Here's a little sneak peak at what we've been working on:

A few before and after shots:

The chairs and table legs are charcoal, though the photo makes them look black.

O love the little detail on the back of this bench.

The newest member of our family really liked this next piece. Turquoise must be his favorite color!

Again the photo does not do justice to the color of this paint.

New to our line of altered book journals: travel journals! These are heading to the show tomorrow but will also be in my Etsy shop soon.

So, back to the newest member of our family peaking out in the picture above. Two weeks ago we ended up adopting a kitten from our 10 year old neighbor girl. After five years of being pet-free and saying no every time we had the "we should get another cat" discussion, this little guy worked his way into my heart in less than an hour. He is so loving and loves to cuddle. The neighbor kids named him Gizmo. Keeping him close so the neighbor girl can visit helped my decision also! He immediately has made himself at home and it feels like he has always been a part of our family. It really is great watching my hubby enjoy having a cat again. :)

I'll let Gizmo end this post with his irresistible cuteness.