Mason Jar Ideas for Crafts - Marty's Musings

Mason Jar Ideas for Crafts and Video

Is there anyone who hasn’t fallen in love with mason jar ideas for crafts? I mean, they’re everywhere! For this month’s Crafty Hangout we were allowed to pick whatever type of Ball Mason Jars we wanted and brainstorm using them for a craft project. I chose the heritage blue (since my kitchen is blue and yellow) and […]

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels Jesus Son of God video and devotion

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels “Jesus Son of God”: Simple Gift Sunday

As we observe Palm Sunday I wanted a reminder to refocus my attention on the events that led my Savior to the Cross. The ones that changed my life when I didn’t deserve it. Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels “Jesus Son of God” leads my heart back to the cross. You took our sin You […]

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas

I would love to say that I am a bold, confident woman, but the truth is I’m just a work in progress. Probably a little bit like you if you’re honest. I want to be complete. Whole. No blemishes or scars. Dare I even hope, acceptable and perfect? Funny how my decorating seems to mirror […]

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings

Candy Corn Flowers

  I don’t know about you, but in our house the Christmas holiday probably gets the  lions share of baking for the year. However, it doesn’t seem fair so I’m here to least serve up  a few delights for Easter as well by sharing these simple Candy Corn Flowers from Dixie Crystals. If you’re looking […]

To My Daughter on Your 16th Birthday - Marty's Musings

To My Daughter on Your 16th Birthday

Instead of sharing a Simple Gift Sunday post I wanted to celebrate my daughter Stephanie as she turns 16 on April 8th. I hope you’ll join me!   To my daughter on your 16th birthday: I didn’t carry you for nine months or struggle to push you out of my body and set you free […]

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas - Marty's Musings

Easy Spring Table Setting Ideas

  How do you feel about entertaining? Does the thought give you cold chills and heart palpitations? Do you only do it because you have to (family obligation or tradition)?  Today I want to share some easy spring table setting ideas that are inexpensive, easy to translate from one season to another  and will hopefully […]

Matthew West Forgiveness video and devotion

Matthew West “Forgiveness”: Simple Gift Sunday

As I look back on these pictures from our icy storms this winter I am struck by the weight of the ice on the branches.  In my own life there are times when I am bogged down and  unforgiveness weighs heavy on my heart. Times I have felt inadequate in my relationships and loving others […]

Tree Removal- Part One of Our Dream Deck from Marty's Musings

Tree Removal: Part One of Our Dream Deck

  I don’t know what has gotten into my DIY hubby and I this year. We have been totally ADHD with our projects (and I say that in love because I have an ADHD son and totally know what that means!) I knew I should never have chosen simplify as my word for 2014!  First […]


Favorite Spring Recipes

 If you somehow missed it, All Things Home hosted a week of Spring link parties last week, with tons of projects and ideas to help us welcome spring! Our terrific group of bloggers shared mantels, crafts, vignettes, porches and wreaths. As host for the favorite spring recipes linkup I thought I’d round up some of […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili - Marty's Musings

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow cooker. Crock pot. Time saver.  Whatever you want to call it, I love it! My DIY hubby and I received one for our wedding 27 years ago, but only recently have I been on a mission to discover even more recipes my family will love.  I better do it fast. Tim does not like soup […]

Litter Genie at Target #PMedia #petparents #ad

Litter Genie at Target

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents” First there was Billis and Scampi, joining us as we began married life. Fluffy furballs of fun and sweetness. When you are a family with pets, you […]

Seth Condrey "Arms Open Wide" video and devotion

Seth Condrey “Arms Open Wide”: Simple Gift Sunday

  Signs of new life bursting forth.   Are you in need of a new awakening, a fresh start?  Throw your arms open wide Remembering…I am Yours and you are mine.  Enjoy this Seth Condrey “Arms Open Wide” worship video.  For more of my Simple Gift Sunday posts go here.   (If you are watching via reader […]