my favorite Bible study supplies

I am an incredibly enthusiastic Bible-studier (yes, I realize I should say student, but I like my new word).  Part of my testimony of how I came to the Lord was through the faithful teaching of the Word by a truly humble man of God.  And because of his faithfulness to the Word, he imparted a LOVE for the Word of God into my life.  But I didn’t get the opportunity to really get down to learn how to study the Bible until after I got married 10 years ago.  Once I found the type of Bible study I like, I immersed myself into the world of Bible study with passion.  I am also a dutiful nerd and get a kick out of fun school supplies that I can use in my study time.  So, I thought I would share with you my must have Bible study Tools with you.

We purchased a custom leather sofa about a year ago.  Before that, my husband came home one day from one of his projects with a leather library chair.  I love both of these pieces of furniture – they are just perfect for us!  And I was recently thinking about what a major change these pieces have made in our living room makeover (stay tuned next week for a REVEAL! FINALLY!) and realized my leather furniture has taught me a few things over the past year or so.  These aren’t major revelations, but I thought I would pass along the wisdom, all the same. 

a life-changing organization system for beauty supplies

I have been working on a new system for my toiletries and bath products for the past couple of weeks and I am LOVING the simplicity!  I have been working through my Clutter Free Journey for weeks now and when I got to our master bathroom, I was overwhelmed by the amount of beauty products I have that I simply do not use.  It was really, REALLY hard to purge items that do have usefulness (and I gave a LOT of things away in the process), but since I implemented my new system, I have been happy with how long it takes me to get ready in the morning, I have created the weekly bathing ritual I have always wanted, and I am using what I have!

17. 02. 2015

DIY Glitter Alphabet magnets, so simple and fun!

Our girls have (finally) been sharing a bedroom for a number of months now.  It took for.ever. to get them in the same room, but now they are happy as clams in there.  And since it took so long to get it done, I kind of took my time in fully decorating the room.  Right now both of them are interested in the alphabet and I knew I wanted something in their room with the alphabet on it.  I set aside an old magnetic board for their room (I got it way back in college!) and went to the dollar store and purchased a set of alphabet magnets.  It took months to get around to the project, but I ended up getting inspired by a haphazard placement of craft items in a bin one morning.  It just so happened that the perfect shade of glitter was sitting next to the alphabet magnets and -bam!- inspiration!  I quickly, like 30 minutes quick, threw together some glitter alphabet magnets for their room!  And I really love the result!

Contact Paper hanging tips - measure and measure again

We are blessed with a laundry room in our home.  In our last home, the laundry was in the garage (and the garage wasn’t even dry-walled).   And when we moved into our home the laundry room was not outfitted with any storage.  It was a nice large space with absolutely nothing in it.  The blank canvas was screaming for some shelving!  We designed some cabinetry back then and had it installed.  But I have been kind of ready for a change for a while, so I decided to make over our cabinets with some contact paper.

I have kind of fallen in love with contact paper in recent years.  It is so easy to work with and can make a bold statement while transforming a space.  I used a great blue and white contact paper in our pantry last year and I still get a little giddy when I open my pantry door and am greeted by the cheery paper lined walls.  So I ordered some more contact paper and got started on the cabinets in our laundry room.

As I was installing the contact paper, I realized that there are some tricks to making it easier to install and I thought I would share them with you: