Coffee Haiku Printable

A haiku for you!

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I have to be inspired to write.  And I was inspired this morning.  This weekend, I wrote a short story.  Today, a haiku.

Coffee.  Warm and brown.

Joy in the morning’s silence.

I need a refill.

Then I got inspired all over again and made a 5×7 printable for you.  It will print out on an 8×11 paper with the 5×7 image in the center, ready to frame.

You may also be interested in “The Praying Woman” journal.  I did the design and did the assembly.  Beautiful work by Ms. Kristi Baker!

Deborah and Co Fleece Lined Leggings Review

When you are a full-time skirt wearer like myself, you look for ways to keep those legs warm!  When Deborah and Co. gave me the opportunity to review her fleece-lined leggings, I jumped all over that like white on rice.  I had just bought some leggings at Wal-mart and they were a TERRIBLE fit, and I do mean TERRIBLE!  It’s not that I’m an odd shape, but according to that legging manufacturer, I must have been.  While I don’t have cankles, I do have what my husband calls “sturdy” legs, lol.  I was very active in sports growing up and my calves are living proof.  I also have a high waist, so between my calves grabbing the Wal-mart leggings and my waist being so high, the Wal-mart leggings were just a TERRIBLE fit.  I can’t stress that enough, obviously, lol.


The day the mail lady finally brought me Deborah and Co.’s fleece-lined leggings was a much awaited day indeed.   The actual external material content of the leggings is polyester and spandex.  Funtastic!

The outside of the leggings is soft, just like you would expect a mixture of spandex and polyester to be.  The inside–wammo!–fleece.  But not like I’m wearing a sheep.  It’s just the right amount of fleece to keep you comfy-cozy.

These things are da bomb! Man, they are sooooo soft. I’m 5’7″ and (down to) 170 lbs. I have a high waist (also known as a long bottom), and I normally have issues getting leggings to actually come up to my waist, which is a pain in my long bottom. But these, like my legs, go all the way up. The first thing I checked out was the waistband.  It is NOT restrictive, which is a major plus.  It is a soft waistband, but it is elastic-y also.

The sizing chart for the XL, which is what I ordered, says for heights 5’4″ to 5’10” and for weights of 150 lbs – 230 lbs. They would definitely fit you if you are 5’10” and 150 lbs, but I’m not sure how the fit would be for a 5’4″, 230 lbs woman. There is a good bit of stretch, and everyone’s body is so different, so I honestly can not say. But they fit me perfectly. They are the most comfortable pair of leggings I’ve ever owned. And, being a skirt-only wearer, I’ve owned a lot of leggings.

These fleece-lined leggings are very high quality, and I just can not get over how soft they are. Truly a fantastic product, and they are well worth the $28. (Through Dec 2, 2013, the fleece-lined leggings are 15% off.)  They are available in black, gray, or brown.

Black, Brown, and Charcoal Leggings.
Personally, I prefer to “shop small business.”  Caroline is the owner of Deborah and Co., and she is a homeschooling mom with five children.  This business helps her to remain a work-at-home, homeschooling mom.  I have worked closely with her on several other projects, and I am so happy to say that she is gen-u-ine.  She really is as nice as she seems, lol.  They are a great family to support.  She blogs at and keeps her clothing store separate at  Go check her out, and maybe you will find something that you want to check out in the process.

The Praying Woman Journal

The Praying Woman Journal

The Praying Woman Journal

Kristi Baker of The Nib and Quill and I have teamed up to bring you “The Praying Woman” journal.  Kristi’s journals are handmade and use the coptic-bound style.  This journal is 5 inches x 7 inches and features 176 pages (like how a book is numbered–front and back) and a small envelope fastened up front for a special dedication or memorabilia.

Because these are handmade and Kristi will be making other journals as well, only 10 of these will be available for guaranteed pre-Christmas Day delivery.


“The Praying Woman” was birthed at a time in my family’s life earlier this year when we found ourselves homeless. It wasn’t a financial problem, but it was due to a circumstance beyond our control. We did have a roof over our head while we found a new place to live, but, still, the pain and grief surrounding the circumstances were truly overwhelming for me.

The Praying Woman

The Praying Woman Graphic

Thus, the key word for “The Praying Woman” is “Overwhelmed”.

I chose different words for different regions of her body:

“The glory and the lifter of my head” arches over “Jesus”. Her mind is centered around the word “Jesus”. Her eyes are formed from the word “meek”. Her mouth region has “pure”, “compassion”, “noble”, “kind”. In her hair is “power”.

Her arms are mostly made out of action words that can be done with our own arms: worship, serve, pray, help, give, rejoice, rest, rely.

The word “holy” is used in her hands, because we are called to lift up holy hands.

I chose “faith” in her neck, because the neck is what turns the head.

Three of my favorite songs are used in her thigh: “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” “Down on my knees is where I learned to stand” “Amazing Grace”

“Patience” is on the back part of her thigh, for it’s by sitting and waiting that we can practice patience.

The words “Shh”, “wait”, and “be still” follow.

Her feet are “Peace”, for we are instructed to shod our feet with the gospel of peace.

Her legs are “weary” from the journey.

Her torso is comprised of –“living water” for we are told that out of our bellies will flow living water –“fast” –“weak” in her shoulders. You know–from carrying the weight of the world there –“love” in its proper place –“mercy”,”sheep”, “believe” all fall in line underneath “love”

Many, many hours went into the birth of “The Praying Woman”. It truly was a birth, not only of a graphic but of a new woman taking off her old flesh and stepping more boldly into the journey that Christ has set me on.


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