Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Gratitude Box Inspired by Proverbs 31

This week, Proverbs 31 shared How To Make A Scripture Personalized Box. I felt inspired, to create my own interpretation. I chose to fill my box with quotes, bible verses and moments of joy!

So, armed with a visual, I immediately pulled out my crafts supplies and got to work. Here's what I came up with!


The box is from Black Girl Beauty subscription, while I used 2 pieces of scrapbook paper and a printed sticker, from my crafts stash.

I like to save decorative ribbons, as well as, purchasing them from Big Lots. The brown tissue paper is also from Black Girl Beauty subscription box!

Even the paper I used is discounted heavy-weight craft paper, that I purchased years ago, from Michael's, on sale. I just cut the paper down to size, with my paper cutter.

I Needed A New Desk File Box So...



I love the new Nature Box color so much that I decided to not cover it up with decorative paper. It's just too pretty!

It works great for holding extra file folders, new receipts, and paperwork, that I'm currently dealing with. And looks great on my desk!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Thoughts ~ April 16, 2014



It's Thursday Thoughts at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!



While we have many cookbooks, magazines, TV shows and bloggers sharing recipes it may not surprise you that many people don't cook at home. I've always enjoyed cooking but only in the last 5 years have I been on path of cooking from scratch.

Pluses: We've lost weight. We eat more fruit and vegetables. We eat at home! And we enjoy shopping and cooking together. Do you cook at home? Do you enjoy it?



A Florida high school board member has proposed a dress code for the parents of Broward County schools. Say what?!

Should parents be free to drop their kids off wearing PJs? Or does the school have a point about parents who dress inappropriately to school?



Okay, here's your redecorating mission..if you accept it. You have $30 to improve your room. Go!

I like to use wall decals to update our walls. They can be purchased at Etsy, with many being under $30. If you can paint your apartment walls, go for it. We did our son's room but I'm sure we spent more then $30!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Coffee Can Candle Holder Is Finished!



First, I have to thank Crafty Crow for pinning this project on Pinterest! Pinterest is the bomb for crafts and so much more!

Now, this one can took me 2 days, from freezing the water, to punch out the holes...Ugh! Punching or should I say banging those holes out with a screwdriver was helpful but the vibrations did a number on me.

But getting back to my experience, I'm glad I did it! This is a fun project for the kids too!

I'm looking forward to enjoying a cup of tea this evening, on the balcony, with my flameless votive candle lighting up the candle holder! Ah!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

HuffPostLive Discuss Depression And Suicide

April marks my 18th wedding anniversary! It also 4 years ago, I attempted suicide, stayed in a hospital and was committed to a mental institution.

I truly believe that being committed saved my life! I was in a position to began to face my demons, seek and accept the help I needed.

Today, HuffPostLive will be discussing depression and suicide, in 2 segments. Please feel free to click on the link, at the appointed time, to watch live. Afterwards, share the link on your website, Facebook or Twitter. Thank you.



Menu Plan Monday ~ April 13, 2014


What a bummer that Pinterest is no longer giving you the option to share 'pins' on your website. I especially loved doing that on Menu Plan Monday!

Sunday night TV was a triple hitter, on PBS! We had Call The Midwife, Mr. Selfridge and The Bletchley Circle! What TV program did you watch this Sunday?

Grilled Tilapia Po'boys with Homemade Tartar Sauce ~ Bobby Dean

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast with Root Veggies ~ Fine Cooking

Tortellini Tricolore Salad ~ Cooks.com

Guilt-Free Beef Stoganoff ~ Food.com

Mexican Lasagna ~Taste of Home

Porterhouse Steak, Baked Potato and Spring Mix Salad

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Quote ~ April 13. 2014


courtesy of Depression Quote

Sunday Social ~ April 13, 2014


Sunday Social

1. What was your best birthday?
Every birthday is the best!

2. What was your best vacation?
We went to Yuma, AZ and had our room switched to a suite, no extra charge! Woohoo!

3. What is the best date you've ever been on?
That's an easy one. I went to a movie, dinner and drinks with a cute sailor 27 years ago. At the end of the date, he turned me and said, "Can I kiss you"? I let him and many years later, I married him!

4. What is the best movie(quality) you've seen?
I've got no response to that one! LOL

5. What is the best TV show ending of all time?
'Gilmore Girls' because I so wanted Luke and Lorielai to get back together...and they did!