Friday, November 4, 2011

7 Quick Takes November 4, 2011

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I am probably way behind the times, but we just discovered window crayons.  I think it is the best $4 I've spent in a long time!  We've been going around decorating all of our windows, glass doors and mirrors.  Just think of the possibilities:  holiday designs, seasonal designs, scripture verses, inspirational messages, lot's of hearts and I love yous!  The creative side in us has been coming out and it's been loads of fun!

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Here was Mr 11 yo's contribution to the window decorating.  He put this on the window by our school table.

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As I was going over this post checking for typos and awkward wording, I noticed that I had left this quick takes spot empty.  Yikes.  Instead of trying to rearrange everything, I thought I would just say, "Happy First Friday" and "Have a great weekend" in position #3 instead of #7.  Don't stop reading, however!  There's still 4 more great quick takes to go! 

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The other day in this post I mentioned about our tradition for praying for deceased family and friends.  I was looking for a fresh way to do it and came up with this:

I know it is hard to read, but I combined our old tradition of praying for one person a day with the window crayons.  I wrote the eternal rest prayer and each day we will add the piece of paper with the name of the person we are praying for.  If you look very carefully, you can kind of see the words and the little rectangular dark spot.  Okay, so not every picture turns out the way you want it to :)
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We have a very busy weekend around here.  If you are reading this and you live near (or even kind of near) Batavia, IL, we will be at Holy Cross church for a craft fair.  We'll be at the table with the great smelling, all natural, goat milk soap.  Stop by and visit us!  Mention this Quick Takes post and you can choose a free bar of soap :)

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Also going on this weekend is a great community event.  A number of years ago, a friend and I began a Free For All event where people dropped off all of their clean clothing or children's items and then people could come and take whatever they wanted...for free, of course!  Well, it worked okay on the dropping off part, unfortunately not enough people picked up and we would end up hauling A LOT of extra clothing to the nearest donation place.  Friends of ours have revived this event and now it is huge and serves over 300 people twice a year.  It is an awesome thing to behold.

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On the "A Plan for Joy in the Home" front, the talented young lady who has been working on the layout of my book has been besieged by computer problems, which actually excites me because maybe all the difficulties means that this book is going to be help a lot of people!  Please pray for this endeavor so that we can get it to print soon!  

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1 comment:

  1. In college, our RA's would graffiti up our mirrors with "you're beautifuls!" and lines from the Song of Songs, using window markers. To the great chagrin of my husband, I may have brought that tradition to our apartment as well . . .