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Monday, February 3, 2014

Keepers of the Home for February..



Hello everyone.. 
Just a little post about our Keepers of the Home meeting.. 

Early in the morning we headed over to the church. 
What a lovely sunny day it was.. 

Terry helped me set up the tables and soon the girls were arriving.. 
The smell of coffee was in the air and there was happy chatter.. 
I love just to be still and listen to them all.. smile.. 

We make breakfast together with everyone doing what they can.. along with the catching up of all of the happenings since our last time together.. 

For breakfast there were hashed browns, scrambled eggs, toad in the hole, juices, cheddar biscuits and some delicious blueberry muffins that one of the Keepers brought in.. 
Thank you, dear.. 

Then we all refilled our coffees and had a little lesson about  a Valentine's Day related subject.. 

Love and Romance.. 

Marriage in today's world is a challenge and we discussed how the Lord makes such a difference in our homes and marriages.. 

We need to keep romance alive and enjoy the work that we put into our life with our spouse.. 
He is precious to us and  we need to cherish our marriages.. 

Then we just talked about some good old common sense things that make a difference in our relationship with our husbands.. 
You can find them HERE..

After that we concentrated on making some little mason jar lamps with battery tea lights.. 
We thought they would be nice in the bathroom at night so you needn't turn on the light.. 
We used old music paper and painted red hearts on them .. 
There were many versions and the girls were so creative.. 

I made the little buntings (banners) out of burlap with a painted heart on them.. 
Just cut your burlap into triangles and use acrylic paint to do the hearts.. 
Cut a jute string as long as you need and use your glue gun to glue it on and fold over.. 
A very easy craft to make.. 
I saw this on Pinterest, of course.. 

The little heart box was a door prize.. 
Lindsay won this.. smile.. 
I bought the heart at the dollar store and then tore up paper bags and glued them on the box with a Aylmer's glue stick.. 
Then using modge podge I glued on pics I had copied off of the computer along with a bit of lace and buttons and such.. 
A rubbing of distress ink makes the box look old.. 
Then last just a coating of Modge Podge with a sponge brush and it is all finished.. 

An old board was painted with a heart and John 3:16 painted on.. 
Just a bit of heart art.. 

Thank you, dear hearts for checking in again.. 

I shared with the girls that my stats show that almost 5000 people have read the post of the last April Keepers Meeting .. 
I am glad that some enjoy hearing what we are up to.. 
I think you girls share the post on Face Book .. 
Thank you for doing that.. 

Love to you all.. 
God bless...


Titus 2:4

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

LINKED TO... FRIDAY LINK PARTY..

23 comments:

  1. Everything looks lovely Faye, What a good idea for a night light for the bathroom. I always seem to need a lot of them when the little ones are here for sleepovers.
    Take care
    Mary

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  2. SOOO inspiring, friend! I love these posts!

    Hugs and happy highways,
    Kelley~

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  3. Yes, inspiring indeed, i would love to attend just one time. If God wants, i will be there! xo

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  4. Looks like a wonderful time...such a lovely group,and you all made some very lovely things.....blessings to you Faye

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  5. This is such a nice way to gather together and enjoy one another's company!
    I'm sure it was a lot of fun too, Faye!

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  6. Such fun!
    I love all the heart ideas too.
    Your friend has a beautiful smile.
    You are such a blessing.
    Warm Woolie Hugs

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  7. Morning Faye, oh your heart crafts are beautiful, what fun......Blessings Francine.

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  8. Hi Faye;

    Your pictures show that a good time was had by all.

    I love the heart painted on the board.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Laurie

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  9. I love toad-in-the-hole! That's what we call it, too!

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  10. I to love toad in the hole ! Lovely photos looks like all had a wonderful time , lots of YUMMIES , love and laughter . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  11. Looks like you had a delightful time together. Good company and good friend, makes for a great day!!

    Just goes to show you by the numbers on your stats, that there is a longing world-wide for a simpler way of life; homey goodness.

    Have a great day, my friend.
    K

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  12. Hi Faye...love all the ideas :) I might try the burlap pennants. I say try because I'm not very crafty, but that seems easy enough.

    Take care until next time,
    Hugs, Kim

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  13. Looks like a beautiful day indeed..and so many wonderful projects...much goodness keep these posts coming...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

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  14. Looks like SO much fun!! Your craft ideas look fun too. Thanks so much for sharing your day with us. God bless.

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  15. Ah, it's like we can be along at the Keeper's meetings. I will have a cup of coffee & check out the link. The breakfast looks delicious and crafts so pretty. There is something about the friendship of women.

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  16. I wish I could be there. Such fun, and I can feel the wealth of Godly wisdom that is shared. Love and hugs! Heather

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  17. A amizade nos faz ver o mundo com olhos novos.
    Amo apreciar suas lindas postagens!
    Uma doce semana.
    Beijos Marie.

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  18. Another successful Keepers meeting, Faye. What a blessing that must be for all of you. And some sweet decorating ideas too. Blessings, Pam

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  19. Hi Faye,
    What a lovely blog you have. I can see that we have much in common. Your "Keepers of the Home"
    meeting was so nice; I loved reading every detail; especially all that you made for breakfast. I like that you start off that way, it is a nice cozy way to relax and enjoy each other. Your crafts are wonderful; right up my alley. Thanks for stopping by on my blog.
    Many Blessings,
    Pam

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  20. Beautiful blog post. And I say AMEN!!! So glad to be back checking in with you.

    Blessings,
    Connie

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  21. I enjoyed this blog and like what you discuss at the meeting. Some of it resonants in my life.

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