Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GOD CROCHETS A RUG ~ A Story of GOD's Design!

Today's blog is a bit personal. It is a story I've been wanting to share for some time. I actually wrote the story years ago, and today I felt it was time to dig it out, edit it a bit and share it with you. Many of you have seen the big crocheted rug on my pictures of my front porch and some have asked about the rugs. I think it's time for this miracle to be published. Some of you likely won't believe it, I had a time believing it myself at first, but remember, with GOD....all things are possible.


I happen to love crocheted rag rugs!

My love affair with hand crocheted rag rugs began years ago at a yard sale. 

I was just out for a drive in the country one day when I sort of happened upon a yard sale at the home of an elderly lady who was moving.   

I found a multicolored round rug, which I thought at the time was a braided rug. I took it to my little grandmother who told me it was not braided but crocheted. 

She then told me how women had saved scraps of fabric, cut them into strips and using a double chain stitch, crocheted them into rugs for their homes. She taught me to do the double chain stitch and I began to make rugs from every strip of fabric I could find. I cut up old dresses, shirts and sheets, anything that would work. I bought fabric and planned the color schemes for some, while some just became a collage of prints and colors. These lovely things I could create with my own hands fascinated me and I had them all over my home.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Essential Oils for Back to School

Love it or hate it.....

it's here once again.....

back to school..... 

back to books.....

back to.....you remember the rest? 


Summer is winding down and getting ready to head back to school is in high gear! 

This can be a very stressful time for parents! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Spark Naturals Item of The Week

Spark Naturals Item of the Week for
August 18-August 24

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August 11-August 17

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August 4-August 10

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July 28-August 3

Rose Water/Witch Hazel Combo Offer

Shipping is just $5 with purchase of either size of this combo.

Be sure and use coupon code PATTI for an additional 10% off at checkout.

Blessings from Patti's Place to Your Place!

Monday, July 28, 2014

If GOD Seems Far Away, Guess Who Moved?

Who Moved?

When I saw this picture this morning, it reminded me of a little story I heard many years ago.

A man and his wife were in their vehicle, just traveling down the road.

The wife is sitting on her side of the car.

The husband is behind the wheel, driving. (this is important to remember in this little tale.)

After several minutes of quiet, the woman looks at the man and asks him a question.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cedarwood Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Spark Naturals is introducing a brand new product today!


It is also the Item of The Week at Spark June 21-June 27, which means that with your order of Cedarwood, shipping is only $1.99 in the continental U.S.

Let's talk about Cedarwood.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Make an Entertainment Center From a Desk

I’m not a big fan of those large entertainment centers.

I also don’t like to see a lot of electronics everywhere.

I like a simple country look, my home is on the small size and large pieces of furniture seem to overwhelm the living space. I was looking for something that matched, but I couldn't seem to find what I wanted.

I had a tiny little brainstorm one day.

Why not just make your own from something that you already have?

I had to enlist the help of my husband for this project.

 In fact, my grandmother’s favorite saying fits this situation rather well here. “We killed a bear and Pa shot him.” Pa shot this bear all by himself with me watching.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Asthma, Headaches & More ~ Culprit: Allergies ~ Help with Essential Oils

Today I'm featuring a testimonial from a fellow Essential Oil Advocate concerning the ongoing struggle and help with her son's severe allergies due to an immune disorder. 

It's an amazing testimonial about the benefits of quality Essential Oils.

Her son's journey with his immune disorder and allergy nightmare was one of the first things I read about when I started my journey into the wonderful world of Essential Oils. 

You can read more about Cy's disorder and his journey to better health at these two blogs:

Actively Participate In Your Own Life

Camp Wander

Welcome Sandy Kay Briggs with her story through this journey.

This is a little personal story.  The purpose in sharing is to help you all understand how implementing EOs on a daily basis into our lives gives us the knowledge and experience that we need when a crisis occurs.