Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up!

How was your week? I hope it was good and that you had a week full of blessings!!

15.  Do you go to the dollar store? I just adore going there and I always find something really fun there. I have been wanting to have something cheerful in the living room during the winter but I didn't want to spend a fortune. I found these cute roses there and they are just the cheerful touch I wanted.

There's three bunches there and so it just cost me $3.00! See those little pink hearts peeking out there? They were part of one of the bunches and made just a perfect touch to the whole thing. Such a blessing to find these fun things there.

16.  My parents send me the comics from their paper to help cheer me up. They know I love the comics and, since they live in a big city, they get a lot in their paper each day. I have decided to use them as a base in my art journal!  Here's a picture of two of the pages all done.

I will gesso over these slightly and then do my artistic touches over the top. It's turned out to be a great way to save the comics and have the remembrance of my parents doing this sweet thing for me. Truly a blessing all the way around!

17.  I'm doing the Lent Challenge Bible study that Margaret Feinberg is doing. We are reading through the four Gospels and this is a copy of the book of Matthew. You go through and circle the verbs, names, etc., and I'm finding that this is really helping me to get a lot out of what I'm reading! Here's the link to Margaret's website if you're interested.

I have really been so blessed by doing this and observing Lent.

18.  I am doing a faith journal and it has been such a great blessing to me! I love expressing my thoughts about Scripture through my art work! I received Copic pens for Christmas and I'm still learning how to use them. I did this artwork with the pens and really didn't get the hang of them until the last when I was doing the quail's feathers. It's not exactly wonderful, but I really like it and, now that I am getting an understanding of how to use the pens, I think my next entry will be much better.

I can't tell you what a blessing it is to be doing my art again and having this new way of expressing my joy at knowing the Lord!

19.  We watch my son's pug when he's at work. He works a 24 hour shift, twice a week, and Muffy is much better not left alone. She's 12 years old and we like to make sure she's okay. When we were taking care of her this past week, she found the clean clothes basket with the soft, fluffy blanket in it. Amazingly, she jumped in and slept there the whole day!

I didn't have the heart to shoo her out, so I let her sleep in it as long as she wanted. She's such a sweetie and it's a blessing taking care of her!

20.  You know I can't do a blessings post without sharing the poodles. lol  This week, they did something they have never done before - snuggled together and slept! It's was a momentous occasion and we made sure we captured it with the camera. Here are those sweet things all snuggled up.

Cookie and Mitzi just bless me so much every day!! They are so sweet and it's so wonderful having them snuggle up with me, too.

What are your blessings this week? I hope you'll share them! Don't forget to grab a button so others can find the link up you share on.

Blessings - Julie


  1. So many lovely blessings! I'm a fan of Dollar Store finds also! Thanks for hosting & God bless,

  2. I too love the Dollar Store.
    What a talented artist you are!
    Aww. Sweet Muffy just sleeping away the hours in the perfect spot.
    The poodles! Yes! I too have a bigger one and a smaller one. They learned to cuddle after a bit too and are very good chums now.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the link-up! Blessings to you and yours.

    ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup


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