Monday, October 26, 2009

Decorating Class

It was time to have the young women that are taking the W.I.S.E. Builders class over again.
It stands for Women 0f Integrity Strength & Efficiency. The have a class every Tuesday evening for 12 wks. on one of these subjects- --Finances, Nutrition, Cooking, Time Management, Housekeeping, Decorating, Relationship to Husband, Weight Management, Fashion, Hair Care, Facial Care & Positive Outlook. I have been doing the class on decorating.
Believe it or not, these young women tell us they have not been taught to do the basics in these areas. It's a great out reach for learning & fellowship.
I had a couple of tablescapes for them to look at and many pages of decorating tips, ideas, color swatches and hands on assignments.

I forgot to have someone take pictures this semester so I'll share the ones of the Spring session. There was a different group the other night. Each girl has a mentor to help her through the 12 wks.

Our pastor's wife is at all 12 sessions and does a great job co-ordinating and doing a devotional.
After the lesson they were off touring the house for ideas. Talk about pressure. lol

I made a pumpkin cobbler that was a big hit with everyone. Compliments to my daughter who gave me the recipe.

Served warm it is so yummy!

I had hot cider on the stove and two kinds of iced tea.

Pretty paper plates and napkins make clean up so much easier.

A few nuts to take away the sweet taste. (smile) It's a cycle for me. Sweet, salty, sweet, salty!

I gave the girls a little pumpkin with this little reminder printed on it.

Here's a close up pic.

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit. Please let me know you were here so I can come visit you.
Well, it's off to get ready for company arriving tomorrow. Take care now!


Debbie said...

What a wonderful way to share your talents. You defintely have a talent when comes to decorating and the ability to help others with that art is wonderful.

Linda C said...

This is a great ministry to these girls and your decorating talents will surely teach and inspire them!!:)


Thanks for sharing this:)

Linda C

Shelia said...

Oh, what a great idea for these classes! And you are definitely the one to teach about decorating! Your home is so lovely and your heart always shows through your posts. I love the take home pumpkins you gavet to the gals and the little story. I'm the editor of our church newsletter and I put that same story in the newsletter. I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fabulous this an existing program or something your church came up with? I'd love to know more about it!
That pumpkin verse is fantastic! I'll have to put that to use somewhere along the way!

Thanks so much for your prayers for my brother...they are so much appreciated!
Have a beautiful week!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is a wonderful way to teach the ladies! I know they thoroughly enjoyed seeing your house - so much eye candy!

Thanks for sharing this with us!


Miss Janice said...

Oh how wonderful this is and it sounds like so much fun! I love your tablescapes and the those darling pumpkin favors...with the verses! All my "Martha Stewart Halloween" stuff came from Michael's. She has cute Halloween stuff!

Melissa Miller said...

How fun Rose! I enjoyed seeing the photos and all your pretty decor' as well. ~Lovely!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa ;)

Dawn said...

What a wonderful event - your home is the perfect place!

I just read the previous post about the visit from your grands - they sound like a great family. Have fun!!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Rose,
What a wonderful ministry!! And you are able to use the talents that God has given you, I think this is so great!! i know when they left, that they were so energized. Your decorations were great too.
Blessings, and hugs,

Kathleen Ellis said...

I would really appreciate it if you could find out more info for me...thanks!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful presentation and a great ministry to help young women learn the graces of home decorating and entertaining. I can't imagine anyone who could make a better example than you, RO, with your beautiful home and graceful entertaining!

Celestina Marie said...

Love this post so much. What a wonderful thing to do and share your talents with others. You are so good at it too. The perfect one to teach and help others decorate. I know the girls had to be very inspired.
Your home looked lovely as always and the pumpkin gobbler looks so yummy. I would love that recipe.
What a great idea to give the ladies the little pumpkins with the attached verse. I have read that one before and it is such a good analogy.
You are a blessing my friend and the Lord uses you to bless others.
What a wonderful gift.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.
hugs, Celestina Marie

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