Saturday, 18 March 2017


 I don't know about y'all, but I love DIY projects! Pinterest has millions of ideas to choose from which has kept me busy for the past couple of weeks. I decided to actually start making what I pin because pinning it doesn't make it magically appear in your house. I wish I would have been told of that before I got Pinterest!

Anyways, enough talkie and more showy.

What got me started was my ripped jeans. Yes, I am that person who will buy brand new jeans ripped. Please don't judge. One of the rips started getting a little big which showed a little too much leg for me. I saw the idea once for putting lace in ripped jeans so I searched it up on Pinterest and this is what I found.

And this is how it turned out.

I really love how it looks and how it turned out. The lace I used is very fragile so it rips easy. There is probably thicker lace out there that wouldn't rip. A thing I would suggest is if you put lace in the knees, you need to make it loose. The first time around I did it, I put the lace too tight in the knee which then I couldn't bend my knee. Other than that, I am super happy with them!

The next thing I did is more of a craft I guess, but it was on Pinterest.

Burnt matchstick cross tutorial

And this is mine.

Just so I don't get all the credit, my mom did find this idea on Pinterest and said I should make it. It, too me, looks super cool. It has that country feel to it which I love. This project is pretty simple and easy to do. The thing is once you are done, you have a bunch of empty match-boxes to throw away. Before you chuck them, think again...


Isn't so stinkin' cute?!

Here is mine.

I should do all the fancy stuff on top, but I feel like that would take a lot of work. I am a little disappointed with this project. The drawers won't open, I don't know if they are suppose to or not, but I would have liked them to. Also, I didn't understand what the candle was all about so I just ignored it. My mom told me after the fact that I was suppose to wax the places I was going to sand off. Next time I guess. I do love how cute it is though. I used beads for the legs. I made sure they were all the same size, painted them brown, and glued them on. There are SO many match-box crafts to do out there and they are all super cute!

The last project is probably my favorite because it saved me a lot of money. I couldn't find anything on Pinterest that showed you how to really do this craft so I had to go to YouTube which had exactly what I needed.

And mine.

This jacket is a new fashion that is out there in stores. The price ranges from 60-100 dollars to buy one. Crazy right? I always wanted to buy one, but the price always told me I better not. So I made one! I had a old jean jacket in my closet that had paint on the sleeve so I never wore it. Plus, I could cut off the sleeves without being sad about ruining my coat. I went to the thrift shop and found a hoodie for 4 bucks and I started making making my jacket. It is so easy to make! I think it took me about 2-3 hours to finish. I love it and it only cost me 35 dollars! If my jean jacket was from the thrift store it would have been way cheaper. I used a sewing machine instead of hand stitching it. Just make sure your fabric stays flat so that it doesn't bunch up. I made the mistake of not paying enough attention to that and my sleeve was sewed all bunched up. It was a easy fix though. Other than that, I love it so much!

That is my Pinterest adventures. Thank y'all for letting me share with you!
God bless,

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Through Him

 Howdy y'all! Is anyone getting sick of winter yet? I know it isn't Spring just yet, but this snow and cold is too much for me.
Our church has had the privilege of having an intern pastor for the last seven months. At first it wasn't a privilege at all because we had two pastors leave who we all love and respected. Then this pastor came to fill in and he has been a blessing. I have always looked forward to Sundays and with him here I look forward even more. The sermons always just leave you in awe of God and humble yourself spirit real quick. Last Sunday the sermon seemed all too short because it was filled with so much. I hope I can share it without ruining the whole thing.

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:10-13

 Paul starts off this little section by him saying "I rejoiced in the Lord...". Just six verses before this he told the Philippians to rejoice, "Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice.". He isn't just a preacher, he lives what he preaches. He puts it into practice. Rejoicing in God changes your attitude towards others. You become caring and loving just as the Philippians did towards Paul, "You were indeed concerned for me...". He is seeing their change. He is rejoicing that there is a mutual love in him and them. That is what he has been working for.

In verses 11 and 12, it sounds like Paul is talking about money, but he isn't. He is talking about them caring for him personally. Paul has lived through quite a bit in his lifetime. He knows how to get along. What he is talking about here is the joy of having someone care for him. Paul knows how to survive, but what he wants is for someone to be concerned for him. God produces this concern in us for people. God makes us see we aren't the only ones in this world. People need to feel cared for. Humans need love. Our hearts need to be open to others. We need to see when others are having a bad day and give them encouragement.

Verse 13 sums up this section. Paul is not saying God gives you power to do things. God isn't the spinach Popeye eats. Paul is saying he can suffer through anything through Christ who strengthens him. He can be content in any situations he is thrown into because he has God. He doesn't need money because he has God. We need to be content like Paul. We have what we need, but we don't have what we want most of the time. Your wants won't help you live any better, God will though.
That is why he rejoices in God!

I hope that made sense and that I didn't mess it all up. I get so excited talking about what I learn on Sundays it becomes all mumble jumbled.

God bless you all!