Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Countdown {FOR SALE}

Looking for a cute Christmas countdown?! 

Here's a chalkboard design I created! The chalkboard art design is hand drawn by me and won't wipe off when you start over each year. 

Each countdown is $30 and comes with a chalk ink pen. It measures 13 1/2" x 11". 

I can ship to any out-of-towners that are interested.

Just leave your email in the comments.

I'll get back with you ASAP! 

Below are the designs I have available.

Searching Etsy...

While searching Etsy, I found these sweet items!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cinnamon Ornaments

My girls and I made these cinnamon ornaments this weekend.  The house smelled wonderful while they baked.  We will be tying them to gifts for our family and friends this year.

Start by gathering supplies:

3/4 cups applesauce
1 bottle ground cinnamon (about 4 ounces)
cookie cutters of your choice

1.  Start by mixing cinnamon and applesauce together till it forms a dough ball.  You might have to start with a spoon to mix, then get in there with your hands to continue to mix it up.

2. Take about 1/3 of the "dough" and roll out between 2 pieces of plastic wrap till about 1/4" thickness.

3. Take off top plastic wrap and cut with your cookie cutters.

4. Use the straw to make the hole for the ribbon.

5. Carefully place on baking pan and bake for 2 1/2 hours on 200F.

6. Let them completely cool for 1-2 days then they are ready to be used for gifts! Enjoy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chew on this...

Thanking God for always providing what I need to do His work. Thanking God for always being there for me. Thanking God for growth through His word. Thanking God! I could go on and on and when people say they have little to be thankful for or they look at all the things they are not in their lives, I ask myself why? Could be they are looking to themselves or other people to provide them something to be thankful for? People as well as ourselves will always let us down, but God will not! Look to God and all He provides, give thanks to God this thanksgiving. You too will have many things to thank God for!!! Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Frances

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Chew on this...

The word is still Faith, but add Bold to it, Bold Faith! I saw Bold Faith Saturday evening in Albany listening to Gianna Jessen speak. She spoke with boldness about her faith. She spoke with boldness of her Jesus, her personal Jesus. She spoke about all He did for her as well as is doing through her in spite of her mother trying to abort her and her health issues because of that attempt. She challenged us as well as inspired us by holding back nothing, by boldly speaking the truth. Pray for bold faith, the ability to share our faith boldly and stand firm on our faith. Don’t back down or back off when sharing the Truth! When sharing what Your Jesus has done and is doing for you! ~ Frances

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Did you know Christmas is 42 days away?! WOW! Christmas is coming!

With that knowledge, I decided to make a few new ornaments for my tree.  These are very easy to make.  These ornaments could even make a very fun craft afternoon for you and your kids, might be better for older children though.  

All these supplies I got at Michael's!  I'll show you 5 ornaments I created.  Feel free to come up with some new ideas based off these.  There are a lot of possibilities!

Gather your supplies:

The first ornament I cut strips from pages of an old book and stuffed them into the glass ball.  Done!

Next one is little bit more challenge.  Find the small bottle pipe trees, place a dot of hot glue on bottom of tree, then use tweezers to place in ornament quickly before glue drys.  Then fill with fake snow. Done again!

Third one is just as easy as the first, just fill with feathers. Done!

Fourth ornament, use any glitter color of your choice.  

First, fill empty glass ornament with a little bit of Pledge Multi`Surface Floor Cleaner and swirl all around the inside of ornament.  Pour excess cleaner back into bottle.  

Place ornament upside down to allow excess to drain out.  

Next funnel a good bit of glitter into the glass ball and roll around to coat inside with glitter.  Turn ornament upside down and tap gently to shake out excess glitter.

The floor cleaner will harden and seal the glitter. Done!

Last ornament!  Fill with paint color of your choice and roll it around.  Use as few or as many colors as you would like. 

Allow ornament to dry upside down for about 20-30 minutes between colors. Then you are done with your final ornament!