August 14, 2017

Fabulous Trompe L'oeil Cakes by Laura Loukaides

Wow! You have to look very closely to realize that this pizza is not a pizza!
It's really a cake, created by award-winning cake artist Laura Loukaides.
Laura, of the UK, is self-taught! How's that for inspiring? 
She's made several cakes that are excellent examples of trompe l'oeil,
representing any part of a meal but the luscious desserts they actually are!

View more of Laura's work here:

August 5, 2017

Making the World Mobile with Mobility Carts!

This post is about a non-profit organization called Mobility Worldwide, 
specifically, their affiliate in Stow, Ohio, with which I am very familiar.

Mobility Worldwide is a faith-based group of volunteers who devotes
their time, talents and resources to build and distribute Mobility Carts.
These hand-cranked, three-wheeled carts are given freely,
along with the Good News of Jesus Christ,
to leg-disabled men, women and children in developing countries.
Their disabilities may have resulted from birth defects, disease,
or injury -very often from land mine accidents.

I'm featuring this moving video that really gives 
a great example of what they're all about.
Please take a look~

Your prayer support is welcomed and appreciated.
You can make any size donation to Mobility OH-Stow on their website.

A gift of $300 sponsors a cart in honor of, or in memory of, a loved one.
A decal similar to this one will be placed on the cart!

Here are links to my previous posts about Mobility OH-Stow:

The PET Brings Mobility and the Love of Christ to Developing Countries
PET® Carts Head to the GAiN® Distribution Center
Touring the Global Aid Network Logistics Center

Elsewhere on the WEB:


August 2, 2017

Custom Wedding & Baby Embroidery Hoop Art by Bug & Bean Stitching

Wouldn't a custom embroidery hoop like this one make a 
fantastic, thoughtful gift for a loved one's baby daughter? 
Sure to become a treasured keepsake, these hoops are stitched 
by Marley of Bug & Bean Stitching in Minnesota.
I say look no further for the perfect, memorable gift! 

Other ideal reasons to gift one of these is for an engagement or wedding.

Add a personal touch by requesting that the embroidery copy the
pattern and typography of the couple's wedding invitation.

See more Bug & Bean on Etsy and Instagram.

Images used with direct permission from Marley of Bug & Bean Stitching.

August 1, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright's Amazing Fallingwater

A high point of my recent trip to western Pennsylvania was a tour of
Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater.
Built in 1937 for the Kaufmann family, the home is situated over a waterfall,
melding the structure and its furnishings with the idyllic mountain setting.
Cantilevers and terraces are only two of its highly recognizable design features.

I wish I could have taken photos of the interior, but photography was not permitted.
Please put this unique landmark on your bucket list; you'll be totally infatuated!

"The concept at the heart of the Fallingwater experience-
the vision of an architecture embedded in the landscape-
evokes a powerful, spiritual connection to the natural world."
-Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.

Enjoy this 4-minute video from YouTube by Frank Carmi.
You'll like its peaceful piano accompaniment.

Learn more at the Fallingwater website.