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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Updated Blog Design...

I updated my blog design. If you subscribe to google reader it won't make a difference. If you go to my blog page then I just want to make sure that you can still see all the text, photos and links. So if you can't for some reason just let me know!
Hope you have a great week!

Fun and Fancy Camera Straps

I was tired of my black camera strap. Boring, plain, and like everyone else!! So I made a few of these to sprite up my camera. Surprisingly enough it makes my camera a lot easier to find. I have made several for other people also.
They make a great gift for yourself or for someone that's hard to buy for too!! I'm selling them for $25 each with a ruffle and for $20 each just plain. I'd love to make one for you or someone you know!
You can leave a comment or contact me at michelezakeri@gmail(dot)com

Friday, January 28, 2011

A new blog to follow!

My dear friend Andrea has started a new blog.
She's a talented photographer in Athens, GA with 3 beautiful gals. Show her some love and follow her blog!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Too cute to cook!

Well. The bug continues. I whipped up a few aprons from this funky flower fabric. They are full length and have a small ruffled pocket in the middle. The neck is adjustable and the tie is plenty long for any size chef:).

It's almost too cute to cook in. But it will sure beat getting your clothes stained!

I have a few for sale. $25 each of you're interested. They are very well made, pre-washed and ready to go!

Now I'm worn out...and so is my little helper!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The craft bug...

Apparently it bit me. I've been on a roll the past few days.

It started with making a sewing pad out of some scrap fabric

Then making a few nursing covers from some too cute fabric (for sale $30 ea.)

Then I turned an empty 20x50 frame into a wire collage. I've had this frame for at least 3 years because I got it at Hobby Lobby for $8 and had no idea what to do with it. So with some wire, hot glue and the tiniest clothes pins I've ever seen...I now have. Cute little photo collage in Walkers play area.

Who knows what tomorrow holds:)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stop waiting on perfect

I've been waiting on perfect
On the perfect sewing room
Perfect shelves
Perfect table
Boxes stacked and labeled
Cute fabrics lining the walls

But then I read on one of my favorite blogs
That she began sewing on her kitchen table because it was the only place she had
So I took the initiative to turn the kitchen table into a sewing table, used the chairs as shelves and boxes as organizers.

On a deeper end, don't we do this with a lot of things? I do.
I can't work out because a gym membership costs too much. So I borrowed a treadmill
I can't read the bible regularly because I don't know where to start. So I use the YouVersion app and reading plan.
There aren't many outlets for moms at my church. So I've been getting plugged in at the library and through other groups.
I'm learning that I need to take more initiative, use what's been given to me, make more of an effort to reach out to others and bring Glory to Him through every situation - perfect or not!!

Show us your life singles - Heather

Kellys Korner does a blog link called Show us your life: Singles. I thought since I know an AWESOME single gal, that I would give her some props and join in the post.

She's smart.
She's pretty.
She can stand on her own two feet.
She loves Jesus.
She's an awesome friend.
She's a homerun.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TUG 2011 - Pigeon Forge

last weekend we spent the weekend with some of our high school students at the TUG retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN. I learned SO much and the conference wasn't even "for me" we joined 9,000 students for teaching, worship and retreat. The retreat was divided up so most of the sessions were with about 2,000 students. Worship was led by Kari Jobe, we heard Dave Edwards, Ergun Caner, Scott Dawson and my personal favorite, David Nasser. We learned about the TUG of Christ and the TUG of the world - which one will we answer.
It was an incredible time to get to know the youth leaders better, and the students. They are a diverse, talented and amazing bunch! I saw hearts changed, lives surrendered and decisions made. I was humbled in worship and challenged in teaching. I'm so thankful to experience retreats like this.
on Sunday I took a spill while ice skating - possibly the most intense pain I've ever experienced. Landed right on my knee cap - no breaks or fractures - just some fluid and bruising! THANK YOU LORD!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Deal of the day!!

Today after lunching with my mom and Lanie Beth (see her lovely little girl!). We scooted over to Hobby Lobby where I scored the deal of the day! They currently have all Christmas decor 90% off. Sooooo...I got these 2 pre-lit alpine Christmas trees which retail for $129 each for only $13 each. I was basically having heart palpitations in the store!!
Back in November during cake class Dana and I had drooled over these trees because I couldn't fathom paying so much for them but I really liked them!
We got a few other Christmas goodies at 90% off like 2 huge wreaths, some door hangings and berry garland. If you have a Hobby Lobby nearby you should check and see if they have any Christmas treasures left! Be careful though, you might have to fight your way to a good find!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Use Hipstamatic?

I have an app on my phone called Hipstamatic. It allows you to take photos with different lenses, film and flashes just like old cameras. Here are a few shots I snagged today. I think it's so much fun because you never know how the photo will "develop"

A short Christmas recap via phone pics

Christmas and New years was...

Full of surprises, family, friends, food, snow, laughter, recreation, singing, games, sleeping, driving, talking, celebrating and reminiscing.

It was a memorable time of refreshment, joy and love. I'm so thankful that my family got to enjoy this Christmas and celebrate the birth of our Savior!