Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Vignette * DIY Projects

Today I'm sharing a Valentine's Day Vignette from last year, using a few easy projects

 I made a few Cupid Arrows using sticks from the woods and some pages from an old Book. I coated the sticks with glue and sprinkled with Epsom Salts, to give them a little shimmery snow effect. 

Cut the book pages into arrow heads and feathers (double thick to make them 2-sided) Super quick, Super easy, and Super Cheap. Just my kind of craft!

I printed a few Graphics from the Graphic Fairy and lined the lid of my Grandfather's old Tool Chest

The clock face is an old CD, with clock face I printed...

A Dollar Tree Glass Candle, and Vase gets another print and Epsom Salts, dyed red with food coloring. It's sitting on an old Electrical Insulator, wrapped with Twine

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Cozy Winter Mantel

Most of my Christmas is neatly packed away, I did save a few things that I thought would work for with my Winter Decor

and borrowed a few things from around the house.. to create a warm cozy Mantel Display

A few things even came in from outside

I hesitated a little with using the red accent, thought it might be a little too Christmasy, but I liked it so it stayed, at least for now.

I just love all the Mason Jar, waterless snow globes all over pinterest, so I had to do a couple, just some Epsom salts and Dollar Tree, Bottle trees, with a snowflake in the back. I topped them off with a little glass votive candle (stole the small one from my bathroom, it had q-tips and cotton balls in it)

Just added a few rusty Treasures... and my little Snowman "Springy"

Springy is made from an old bed spring, an burnt out light bulb (his head) his scarff and hat are an old sweater I cut up and sprinkled with epson salt

Job 12:7

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dear 2012 me...Folk Journaling

FOLK Magazine January Journal Prompts

Dear 2012 me...

You mean 2012 is over? But I never... I didn't get a chance to... All those plans, all those dreams.
2012 was going to be my year! I was going to make my Dreams come true.

Maybe you spent too much time wishing and dreaming and not enough time planning and working.

Now wait a minute, I did some planning, I did work hard, just maybe not hard enough. Dreams are hard work. Just figuring out what my dreams are, is hard work.

Let's take a look back through 2012, and see what you (my 2012 self) was up to.

You opened an Etsy Store – and you actually sold some things!

You completed quite a few projects... both to sell and to keep

You restarted your blog – after your blog was deleted, you had to think long and hard whether it was worth “restoring” or not. Yes, it brought you joy. Yes you enjoyed it...No, you can't say it was particularly successful.. and it was very time consuming. You asked yourself some hard questions. Was losing your blog a sign, a sign that you shouldn't be trying this? Were you too far out of your comfort zone? Did God want you to stop? Should you be spending your time more wisely?

Well, I still don't know the answers to most of those questions, but I do know I Love it! I feel closer to God, than I have in a long time, so maybe he's on board with this blog thing.. And stepping outside my comfort zone is good, right?

You put yourself out there, to succeed or fail...

I have learned so much! I have so much to learn!

I am still here to live another day, to take on another year, look out 2013, I'm ready~and I'm excited!
Proverbs 16:3

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year Thoughts

What better way to start a fresh New Year than with Fresh Fallen Snow, covering all the muck and making everything look new...

New Year's resolutions, yay or nay?

I usually don't do them, or I should say I don't "officially" make New Year's Resolutions. What I mean to say is, I don't usually State what my New Year's Resolutions are. If I don't officially say them, then I can't really fail, because I never really said I was going to do anything...

The beginning of a New Year is a time of reflection, a time to look back and a time to look Forward. Both have great value in our lives, both can bring Great Joy, and Great Sadness. There are of course things we'd like to accomplish, and things we'd like to change. Things we'd like to leave behind, and things we'd like to take with us as we move forward.

Isn't it wonderful that the New Year brings with it a chance for a fresh new start, to travel down a new path., or the opportunity to continue and improve the path we're on? 

Actually doesn't each new day brings us new opportunities, new chances, fresh starts?

So even though I don't always make New Year's Resolutions, I make New Resolutions...

I'm soooooo not a list maker, I'm more a "Whatever" go with the flow... you get the gist

I was thinking about making a list of things I'd really like to accomplish this year, but things just weren't clicking into place, my goals are too sketchy for a list. So I decided to try and make an "Outline" instead.

Outline in progress, and I'll post as a "page" so I can keep it Handy!

I'd also like to do some posts on my progress, maybe once a month to help keep me on track...

Psalm 69:1-3
God, God save me! I'm in over my head, quicksand under me, swamp water over me; I'm going down for the third time. I'm hoarse from calling for help, bleary-eyed from searching the sky for God

Do you ever feel like this? This is me now, but through Prayer and Scripture, with my Focus on the Lord, I am determined to turn things around.