Hello All!

I hope you all are excited to hopefully have a long Labor Day weekend I know I am there is so much to prepare for next week. My boys start school Matt is a senior this year... wow college visits, applications, decisions decisions.  Luke begins 4th grade at a new school this year where he will be blessed to learn the violin and begins his dance lessons (at school)  which will begin with Ball Room dancing  how awesome is that?!!  I am so excited and prayerful that I will have the health and endurance to do it all for me and my boys.  Change is good and despite the feeling of uncertainty I know GOD will equip us to make the changes as well as learn the lessons during and after these changes.  :) 

Let me share that next week I will hosting a Operation Write Home Birthday Bash here in New York City.  In July  I was blessed to have celebrated my first year of my Meetup, a year ago I embarked on what was unfamiliar to me but to a calling in my life to teach others how to relax and learn a hobby thus I created Serenity-in-Manhattan.  Although I was unaware how to do it, how often, what kinds of things to teach GOD reminded me of what relaxed me and gave me much joy, scrapbooking and card making.  So after 1 year I am proud to say that although my classes are not bursting at the seams yet I am truly blessed.  So in honor my gratitude for my blessing I thought I would be a blessing to others so I searched then fell in LOVE ...with Operation Write Home and their mission which is: To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them what a perfect way to celebrate.

I am HAPPY to invite you all to join me, even if you can't come to Manhattan please join me in creating homemade cards for the armed services September 11th.  It is a great time to remind us of what they do for our country and that we have not forgotten about their daily sacrifices.  All are welcome to join me in from 10am - 2pm in Manhattan (email me for address) if you cannot make it please create a few cards perhaps you can mail them to me  so that I can include them in Serenity-in -Manhattan's goal of 300 cards I believe and have faith that we will exceed our initial goal with the help of us all. 

Thank you all for joining me by visiting my blog  I truly enjoy the sweet comments and look forward to a better blogging experience with you all. My regular challenges will be back in 2 weeks but there may be a video tutorial coming soon so keep checking back!

Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend how befitting to find this great quote....
Change always comes bearing gifts! ~ Price Prichett



Operation Write Home
Midweek Throwdown challenge
Their challenge this week is Halloween! 
They challenged us to make Halloween cards for our heroes to send home to their loved ones! 
A special request this Halloween card making season:

We encourage you to stay away from "death" and "skulls and crossbones" for your Halloween cards. Happy little ghosties and skeletons are fine, and there are even some silly skulls (add some wiggly eyes and you can cheer up just about anything!)...... but some of the stamps and papers out there can be pretty gloomy....and while our heroes may love all the spooky side of the holiday, and their families as well, we would still like to stay on the 'happy' side of Halloween. Why? Well, if something unfortunately happened to one of our heroes, and a gloomy card was the final communication between them and their family—you get the idea? We want to help that be a positive memory for all concerned! 

So this is my take on the card challenge  thankfully  they wanted fun idea,s so to support them  I  joined the challenge, don't you love this sweet mummy?  I know there is a "Mummy" missing her babies while she is fighting for OUR country, so my prayers are with them all for a safe return to their little ones.  Hug and love on your little ones today... I know I did.  My boys even helped me with my design I am so blessed to have them with me everyday and I am so thankful for their love and support.  
 Hoping you'll join in on the fun and play along!!!


Have a wonderful day WOoWeE we are having a 3 day weekend lots to do YIKES its the last weekend of the summer!
I am hopeful you will get it all in there including some relaxing time to create I know I will!!!


Some of my creations

Some of my creations

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I am chosen to do the will of God. I was chosen to be a mom to 2 incredible boys. I was placed on earth to encourage, love and praise those I love. I am made in his image and so proud to have the best Dad anyone could ever ask for. Living your dreams is one of the best feeling here on earth.