March 23, 2017

My New Home!!

HI everyone, I wanted to put up this post for those of you who follow me on Blogger. I finally purchased my own domain name and moved to a different hosting platform after all these years. I hope that those who follow me on blogger will come over to my new home and follow me there. If you haven't already tried using BlogLovin you should. It's an amazing platform where you can see ALL of the blogs you follow in ONE place and each time one of the bloggers you love puts up a new post it automatically goes into your BlogLovin feed. My new home is 

I hope to see you there! 

March 14, 2017

DIY Spring Wreath


Today I wanted to bring to you this very simple yet pretty country wreath I made for Spring to hang on my front door. 

The supplies you'll need. 

A Grapevine wreath

Two kinds of ribbon in varying sizes

Nice artificial flowers. 

Wire Snippers

Tape, Straight Pins or Glue 

I chose to use a grapevine wreath because with this type you don't need to use any hot glue or anything to attach your pieces, unless you want to of course. With this kind of wreath you can simply tuck in your ends and they will stay. The other added plus is because you haven't had to permanently attach anything to the wreath you can swap it out all year long if you chose with different ornaments on it. 

I also did not use burlap on this project because while I know burlap is a very hot item in the crafting world, my skin does not seem to like burlap. It makes me very itchy so I went with a ribbon that sort of looks like burlap. For the my second ribbon I chose a very pale pink.

To begin all you need to do is to start wrapping your ribbon around your wreath form tucking in the first end of your ribbon on the back of the grapevine wreath then you continue all the way around the wreath until you reach the end where you will then tuck your ending piece in as well. The ribbon should be secure but not wrapped so tightly that it distorts the ribbon or the wreath. When finished it should look like this. 

Next you want to begin wrapping your second ribbon choice around your original ribbon. This can get tricky but with a little patience it will work. Also, since I did not want to use any kind of hot glue to adhere permanently I took a small piece of shipping tape and taped the beginning end of my second ribbon to the back of my original ribbon so it would stay in place. And I did the same thing for the ending piece of the second ribbon as well. Here's a photo to show you what I did. May not be pretty but it worked. 

Once you've completed your second ribbon your wreath should look something like this. 

Next step is adding the flowers. I took some wire snips and cut them off the bunch they were in but leaving enough stem in order to stick them into my grapevine wreath. You can arrange yours any way you choose. I chose to do mine more to the side than the center. Carefully placing your flowers in the wreath being sure not to disturb your ribbon too much. When completed it should look something like this. 

I hope you enjoyed this DIY and if you decide to make one please let me know about and post a photo of your completed wreath to my Facebook page. I would love to see it! 

March 9, 2017

Giving To The Lord Unceasingly

Today is Sunday and on the Christian calendar it's the Sabbath. The day we give to the Lord in it's entirety and rest just as He did on the seventh day.
Here is a graphic that I saw recently which I loved and wanted to share with you all and a little commentary for this Sabbath Day.

This photo speaks of a woman who must stop whatever devotion to the Lord she may be doing and find Him in her household affairs. IE: housekeeping, taking care of the family etc. This also applies to men as well. This is what it means to give to the Lord unceasingly. In the Scriptures, we are told to pray "unceasingly' but what does that exactly mean? 

Well a good example is to constantly have the Lord in our thoughts no matter what we are doing even among the pots and pans. A lot of people think that all prayers must be formal prayers and while those are excellent as well there are other forms of prayer such as mental conversation or audible whichever you choose. I myself spend my day talking to the Lord all the day long. It's not forced it's just something I do. I seem to have conversations with him all day. This is to "pray unceasingly"..and when we pray unceasingly we are giving to the Lord unceasingly. 

As a side note.. Last week I posted that we are asked by God to keep His day holy and are not supposed to do any kind of servile labor (unless you will lose your job) and we are not to do any unnecessary tasks besides preparing and cleaning up from meals. Well I didn't listen to the Lord last week. Yes, I disobeyed Him and I can tell you not only am I sorry for disobeying him because I love Him, I'm also sorry because my body paid a pretty high price for my disobedience. So this Sunday, don't be like me.. Keep the Lords day Holy...