Posted in Chronicles of The Country Girl Experiment, Things To Contemplate

You talk it, You Shovel it, Coin envelope tag book and Diaper cakes

Made My First Diaper Cake…..

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 TO WELCOME BABY S! into the world… I m a Nana Again.

baby sailor

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You talk It ! You Shovel it!

{ which is better than eating it}

June at the Country girl Experiment
June at the Country girl Experiment

The tires screeched on the pavement  as the truck came to an abrupt stop. Smoke billowed from under the vehicle and the smell of burned rubber was overwhelming. Seat belts in tact , thank God, although everyone was a bit jolted.  For a few seconds, there was silence as I turned my head to look at the direction of the cause of this unexpected interruption of our day. My heart was pounding and my eyes were darting from child to child.

NO … This was not a car wreck or an avoidance to hit a deer or a child on a bike. This was my reaction to the words I heard coming from the back of the suburban. And they were filthy. Someone dropped the F- Bomb in combination with some other words that created quite a stir in my heart. No one was angry. It was just conversation. We were on our way home  from church for God’s sake. Where did they get this stuff and why would they think for one minute that it would be acceptable?  Did they think I could not hear them or  did they just not care that I could.

….. Or maybe it had something to do with me.

June at the Country girl Experiment
June at the Country girl Experiment

I realized in that moment that something had to change. We have a policy in our house, if you talk it, you shovel it.( So much livestock ,so much poop, so many teenagers. ) I realized in that moment everyone was shoveling, but me! and not because I have a pristine mouth. It was just because I was the boss and I can say whatever I want. Do as your told not as I do, Right?

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Ok. I don’t go around spouting off the F-bomb every sentence, but if ya make me mad, I can string together words like a fine southern redneck tapestry. They are sharp, sarcastic, and inappropriate.  I watch what I want on Tv. I read what I want.I do what I want. I go on with my life as if none of it was affecting me or my family. And I do it in front of my kids. Then I sit in the middle of the highway with smoke filling up the cab of the suburban in front of a black mark on the road in shock and awe because my kid has developed the same tapestry talking talent.

I am a Christian. I am the example. It’s an issue I need to fix.

Colossians 3: 8-9 talks about how we are to put off filthy language.  It’s about more than being polite. It’s because these words get in us, in our hearts and change the way we see the world, our God and each other. Words. Are. So. Important.  They are contagious and infectious, whether they are good or bad.  It matters.

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 Coin Envelope Tag Book

 I created this little booklet of inspirational tags for my daughter’s birthday.  She’s 22 now. (sniff).   I thought it would be fun to share it with you and see if you can find a little inspiration of your own. I studied a tutorial by Christina Betts over on YouTube and this was my twist on it. The tags slip into the pockets of the little book. This was so much fun to create.

 

 Toodles! see ya next time!

Author:

Hi! Sharon here! I am a self taught Mixed Media artist on a mission to share the joy, the fun and the healing powers of art. And maybe a few artistic shenanigans along the way. i am a certified Artis4every1 instructor and I create art for sale here in my studio.

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