Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Archive for June, 2017

10 Pet Peeves (with Providential Purpose!) — Michelle Lesley

God can use even pet peeves to sanctify us.

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WHO SINNED? — Life Changing Truths from Shelton Sanford

Scripture Reading: John 9:1-7 “As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in […]

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The Perfect Timing…. — When I’ m With You… Whitney Ibe Blog!

One of the biggest mistakes we make as believers is that we fail to remember that God’s timing rarely matches our timing. We think and plan in temporal terms, and God thinks and plans in eternal terms. What this means is we are very interested in right now, and God is interested in the long […]

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Lazy Summer Day

The rain has stopped for now. Looks like more later tonight and maybe tomorrow. The Pearl River at flood stage and will affect some farm land and homes soon. Pray for these people. It will be too late for the farmers to replant and I can only imagine the pain of having to rebuild after a flood of dirty water takes your home away..

The kittens that peeked out from under the wood pile a few weeks ago are growing. They make a trip to the wilds every now and then and aren’t seen for a day or so. Hopefully they will find a new home on one of their visits. This picture is the day they came out to visit .


There are five of them and yes they are cute but aren’t all baby animals? But they do grow up .

I am sitting on the porch waiting for UPS to bring new storage for my craft room. Something has got to give here as I do much better when things are more organized than they are at the moment. New markers need a space of their own. I am expecting great inspiration when the brown truck arrives.

Thinking about selling my handmade cards has proved to be more than my brain can absorb. There is a lot to do, to figure out and set into motion but hopefully I will prevail. It would be nice if I knew someone who could give me some hands on help but so far that person is hiding out somewhere not here. But …I have been busy…


This is a new stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Of course the image isn’t a sunflower. The sunflower stamp from yesterday came later.  One layer cards are hard for me.???? But I understand not everyone will be interested in a more layered creation like this one.

Well, I’ll continue to settle on this . Any comments are greatly appreciated. Please let me know when you visit this blog and do comment on other blogs you visit. That is the only way we know we aren’t flapping in the wind.

Until later…This is the Lord’s day…rejoice and be glad.





































































The kittens that peeked out from under the wood pile have grown. They now go on a trip several times a week and


More Wins and Comfort Food

Rain,rain,rain. Cindy came and is having trouble leaving our house. The ground really can’t hold any more water.  I really don’t mean to complain and I do enjoy the sounds of rain fallin on the tin roof and the road crew did fix the washout in front of our house but really now….Move on Miss Cindy.

Wonders to behold….another blog win for little ole me. How can this be? Well.. spending a lot of time clicking through blogs helps and sometimes it pays off. This time it was Serendipity Stamps  and my goodness it was hard to decide what to get for the $20.00 credit. Finely settled on a new one for Christmas and a couple of more. The best was the discovery of great clear boxes for cards to be on display when I sell them at a store. Some of my newer cards have so much dimension a regular card fold just will not  hold them. This was a good find. Here are a couple of cards made with the new sunflower stamp.

Now on to comfort food. Why do we always , at least me, go for sweets? I know , like you know ,sweets are NOT good for us but that is always where I turn for comfort in the food world. These little chocolate goodies are just to good to be so bad for us. But they are quick and easy.

Peanut Butter Fudgies

2 cups sugar     2 1/2 Tbs, cocoa     1/2 cup milk    1/2 cup butter ( real please)

1/2 cup peanut butter      2 cups quick-cooking oats ( but I use old fashioned oats)

Combine sugar and cocoa in a large sauce pan and stir until smooth. Add butter.

Place over high heat and bring to a boil; boil 2 min. and remove from heat. add peanut butter and stir until melted; add oats and mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls ( I use a soup spoon ) on to waxed paper on a baking sheet. Cool

Making them on a day like today with all the rain is NOT a good idea. They have trouble setting up and stay runny to long. ( if you don’t finish them of before then )

Gotta go for now, but promise to be back with more cards soon. I have been busy trying to get things ready for sale. Come back and see.

Remember…This is the Lords day…Rejoice and be glad.

After All this Time?

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Runs with Scissors — The Penny Black Blog

Oh, hello! Sometimes Saturdays take me by surprise, and this is one of those. Has it really been seven days since I ran with my scissors? This last birthday seems to have plunked me right into the “getting older” crowd. Mealtime and bedtime are coming earlier and earlier along with rising and shining. I was […]

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Life is Short…Laugh! — Chapel of Hope Stories

Dear Reader: I came across the wittiest imaginary conversation between God and St. Francis of Assisi…the more I read…the more I smiled…and then chuckled. See for yourself: (If we can’t laugh at ourselves…we need a few lessons in humor.) A conversation in heaven between God and St. Francis. “WHERE DID THE […]

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Built by Bebe and a Win

Fencing not for sissies

A while back I may have mentioned that my dog had taken up terrible habits since my husbands passing. She started digging deep holes in my flowerbeds.  What was once a pretty area of my yard was just gone.. If that wasn’t bad enough I was and still am concerned about her catching the disease that did my sweet Tobie in. Blastomicosis!  Any way …I knew the flowers were not going to survive unless there was a fence.

Now fencing is a major thing on a farm and we( my husband mostly) learned how to do it the right way from a former employer , a German farmer who knew the proper way to fence. Well…that isn’t the kind of fence I put up but it will do the job. Now all I need is a strong arm to “cut” another panel for the gate. The flowerbed will reemerge someday…maybe in the fall. Right now it is so overgrown it is scary. Reusing “hog” plnels was the answer. Heavy, but me ,myself, and I managed to drag them into the yard and up them up. Yea! You do what you have to do.


WINNER!! Another blog hop win. So much fun picking out all of this…and just in time. Thank you Impression Obsession. I’ll share the creative endeavor later.