Friday, May 8, 2015

Debt Busting Notebook

Hey everyone!
I have been trying so many different methods through the years to organize our bills and debts. Some ideas have worked and others have failed miserably. I know this idea I'm going to share today isn't for everyone, but I have created a notebook to help me with this debt-busting journey I'm on. Watch today's video so you can see how I set up my Debt Busting notebook.


Thanks for watching! Please go to my channel and subscribe so you never miss a video! I'm going to be offering another giveaway on my channel very soon! Don't miss out!

Hugs,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rest In Jesus Bible Study lesson

Hey everyone!

Have you ever looked at the scriptures like a party invitation? I know it might sound like a silly question, but Jesus gives us an invitation to rest in Matthew 11:28-30. I broke down each of those verses to find out who Jesus is talking to, why He would invite us to rest, and how we can do that. Grab your Bible and follow along as we explore God's Word today!



If the video does not show up on your screen, please follow this link to watch the Rest In Jesus Bible Study lesson. Thanks for watching! Please let me know if this has been a blessing to you!

Hugs,

Friday, May 1, 2015

Washi Tape Collection & Storage

Hey everyone!

A few years ago was the first time I ever heard of Washi tape. I heard the term and thought, "What is Washi?" I had never heard of it.

Now I love all things paper crafting as many of you know! I could spend HOURS shopping for office supplies, sorting through pens and sticky notes, updating my planner, etc. So I was fascinated by the concept of a decorative tape that was re-positionable without damaging the item it was adhered to.

Nearly any store I walk into, it seems, carries some version of Washi tape. Even my favorite store ever: The Dollar Tree, carries a version of this tape. It varies from $1 to several dollars, depending on where you shop.

You may have a lot more Washi tape than I do. If so, please leave me a comment and let me know how you store your Washi. I decided to store mine in a makeup bag, but soon outgrew it. Watch this video to see my Washi tape collection and my new storage solution at the end. I absolutely love it!!

Thanks for watching!!!

Hugs,

Friday, April 24, 2015

Much Is Required

Hey everyone!

Many of you have asked me to start sharing a Bible Study/Devotion type video on my YouTube channel. I have prayed about it a lot and felt God leading me in that direction. So today I have completed my first one.

Please let me know what you think. I hope it blesses you. I hope you will be encouraged. If you have any requests for a Bible Study topic, please let me know. I will do my best to get to each request. I have several topics that many have asked me for.

My goal is to share one of these videos each week. It takes a little while to record, edit, and upload each video so I think that is a reasonable goal. Feel free to share this video with others that you feel would be blessed by it. You can go to my YouTube channel and click on the subscribe button so you will be notified when new videos are uploaded. Click the thumbs up if you like the video.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. Please be in prayer that if this is truly where God wants to lead me that I will follow Him and stay in His Will! God bless you!!



Hugs,

Monday, April 20, 2015

RAINY DAY OFF

Hey everyone!

Today is my day off. I have a lot to do today and I really hope to get it all accomplished! It is absolutely pouring down rain outside! I woke my sleepy children this morning and while they got ready for school I made them scrambled eggs and turkey bacon. They asked me to take them to school instead of riding the bus and I am happy to do that.

I am planning on meeting my friend Leesa for lunch today in Jasper. She and I have been trying to get together for a little while now but something always came up. We have lunch dates at Applebee's and I really love catching up with her!

Sometimes when I go to Jasper I end up doing a little thrift store shopping. There is a St. Vincent's thrift store I like to stop at in Loogootee and there is another one in Jasper that is nice. It's on the other side of town though so I won't be going there today. I usually stop by the Salvation Army in Jasper. They have a family store and the prices are very reasonable.

Well, it's time to get the kiddos off to school. Try to stay dry today!! Thanks for hanging out with me. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you are doing today.

Hugs,

Monday, April 6, 2015

Motorcycle Diaper Cake & Recipe

Hey everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter holiday!

I volunteered to make a homemade carrot cake with homemade cream cheese icing and a batch of deviled eggs! I even purchased a couple packages of miniature cupcakes for the kids!



Here is the recipe I used:

Carrot Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
2-3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups Wesson Oil
3-4 cups grated carrots
4 eggs
1 cup pecans or walnuts

Sift flour and dry ingredients (except sugar).
Shred carrots.
Grease and flour pan.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
After sifting, mix everything in one bowl on medium 2-3 minutes.
Bake 1 hour.

Cream Cheese Icing
1 pkg. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 pkg. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream together.


I wanted to share a couple of photos with you all. There were three ladies having babies within weeks of each other at work. One of my co-workers was a first-time mom and I wanted to make her a special gift that she could enjoy but that was practical, too. So I found a tutorial on YouTube for an adorable motorcycle diaper cake and watched it SEVERAL times before I finally got the courage up to try it. Guess what? It was so easy! Thom does an excellent job showing each step of the process and I made it right along with her. Go check out her channel. She makes adorable diaper cakes!!

So here is a look at the one I created:

Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you have a fabulous and productive week. Today is my day off so I am going to try to get everything done today since I will be working tomorrow through Saturday! Be sure to check back on Friday for another post!

Hugs,

Friday, April 3, 2015

HAPPY EASTER!

Hey everyone!

This is one of my favorite times of the year! Not because it is the spring season, although that is a wonderful event after a rough winter! No, I enjoy this time of year so much because of the new beginning and times of refreshing that always coincide with the resurrection of my Savior Jesus Christ!

I am so thankful that over 2,000 years ago, a man named Jesus came to this earth to die for my sins to set me free. The stripes He bore on His body was for the healing of mine! He took all of the shame and reproach that I deserve and in exchange gave me everlasting life! He is not dead! He is not in the tomb! He is risen and I am rejoicing!!!!

My daddy died on December 29, 2013. He is in paradise with Jesus today! My daddy is cancer-free! He is not disabled from a stroke. He is able to walk, run, jump, and wrap both arms around Jesus to thank Him for what He did at Mt. Calvary! My dad is finally able to experience what he lived his whole life to do...be in the presence of our Savior!

Heaven is sweeter to me with my loved ones there. I am looking forward to missing the torment of hell. I am eager to talk with the saints of old and see the beauty of heaven. I want to see an angel. But more than all of that, and even if none of that happened, I want to see Jesus! I want to kneel at His precious feet and thank Him for what He did for me. 

You see, Jesus saved me! He forgave me! He loves me! He blesses me! He helps me! He encourages me! He lifts up my head! He promotes me! He protects me! He heals me! He touches my mind! He carries me! He is with me!

Do you know Jesus Christ like that? I promise you that you will never, ever regret knowing Him. He is so amazing! He is so wonderful! He is so sweet and loving and kind. He wants to be the Lord of your life and He wants to live in your heart! If you only could see Jesus for who He really is and not what someone else says about Him, you would run to Him and fall at His feet and ask Him to save you, too! Don't wait! It's not too late! You can ask Him today to save you and He will do it!

Today is Good Friday and it is so good to know that Jesus died for me! He didn't stay on the cross, though. He didn't stay in the tomb, either! He is resurrected and sits on the right hand of the Father! He is alive forevermore! Hallelujah! HE IS RISEN!!!!

God bless you and I want to wish you all a very happy Easter!

Hugs,