Inspiration: Rain

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
I will proclaim the name of the Lord.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God! ~ Deuteronomy 32:2-3
We have had so many rainy days this month. At times I have been sick of it and I have to remind myself that rain is good. Everything that God has created is good. So I change my focus into looking for the beauty in it and sure enough there is plenty of beauty to be found. One only needs to take the time to look. There is so much good to be found in life when negative thoughts are changed to positive. It is up to ourselves to decide if we are going to focus on negative or positive energy. Focusing on the positive definitely makes for a happier life. :)


Inspiration: Others

"Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others... for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." ~Albert Einstein


"Guide Me" mixed media painting

I'm so excited to say, "Guide Me" is almost finished! Just a couple little things left to add.
I will share more details about the piece once it is complete.


Yellow and Grey Nursery

I was so excited to get these adorable nursery photos in my Enduring Arts shop inbox, I had to share... with permission of course. :)
I feel honored to have my First We Had Each Other print in such a wonderful collection.
Isn't that a fantastic space!? It looks like it should be in a magazine. :)
Congratulations on your growing family Rhonda and thank you so much for the amazing photos and design inspiration! You are so talented!
{ nursery photos by Rhonda Lindholm }



Happy May Day!
Crazy that April is already over! I planned on doing more blogging and I blinked and the month was over. I don't know how those of you who are such faithful bloggers do it. I'm not so good at balancing everything. Maybe this month I can do a bit better? Not promising though! :)

Here is a glimpse of some of our April highlights...
Lots more snow arrived. One day the snowflakes were landing just right on our large picture window in our living room so we could see the details of the flakes. Love how unique they are! ♥

Wisp woods customer came to pick up his tables. Hubby did a beautiful job!

You can see from this detail shot that his projects are not quickly put together.
They are made to last and are beautiful to look at as well.
{Kaelyn says her daddy is the best woodworker ever!}
{K's baptismal birthday ~ opening a fun gift from her godparents}
{loving the outdoors}

{Be Still & Let God art print}
New prints were added to my etsy shop.

{special customer reuest ~ Your First Breath}
{chicken & veggie dish}
{daddy/daughter day ~ they go all out with their fort making}

I had a fun girls day rummaging. This set of My Little Ponies was one of the best dollars spent. Yep, $1 for a set of 5 ponies in great condition and they have kept her entertained for a long time! Yay! :)
{Wisp Woods onto a new walnut table project ~ check out that chunck of wood!}
{sanding the walnut is going to take a lot of work ~ can't wait to see the finished product}
{Brookings triathlon ~ Hubby is in lane one on the far left}
We didn't know if the triathlon was going to be cancelled on the 27th due to all the snow we were getting. We were still getting snow on the 24th! To our surprise the weather turned out to be gorgeous! Temps skyrocketed to the 70's!!! It was a gorgeous day!
{K loves finishing races with her dad!}
{hubby did great and got third in his age group}
{finally warm enough for a family bike ride}
{and a bonfire!!! I LOVE warm weather!}
{K says she wants to roast marshmallows every night.}

Sadly the warm weather only lasted for the weekend, but it should be warming up again soon... I hope. At least we didn't get more snow today like they forcasted. :)

Ok, I better stop with the pictures. My tummy is grumbling. I better get to making supper.