10 Easy Throw-Pillow DIYs for Your Home

10 Easy Throw-Pillow DIYs for Your Home

I love throw pillows, but I love the idea of making them myself even more.  Here is a link to a really good post giving great and easy ideas for making your own throw pillows for your home.  Just get those creative juices flowing and have some fun!

https://www.thespruce.com/easy-throw-pillow-diys-1103998?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10410320&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

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Create A Beautiful Mirror Etching In 7 Easy Steps

Create A Beautiful Mirror Etching In 7 Easy Steps

This is the coolest idea I’ve seen in a while.  I love the mirrors, maybe not the reflection as much, but that’s not the mirror’s fault, LOL.  Anyway, I think that mirrors give elegance to a home and help to open up the room they are in by giving it the appearance of more space.  Now here is a link to a how-to to make an etched mirror, and I hope that you do this because it is just so cool!  Good luck!

https://www.thespruce.com/dining-rooms-tips-1976693?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10410320&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

Braised Balsamic Chicken

Braised Balsamic Chicken

I love cooking with balsamic vinegar and came across this recipe searching for new chicken recipes.  It seems straight forward with simple ingredients.  Loving the simple!  As I’ve mentioned before, my husband tolerates chicken and I love it, so I am always looking for new ways to prepare it to keep him happy.  So, I hope this recipe sounds good to you and enjoy!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8665/braised-balsamic-chicken/?internalSource=hn_carousel%2002_Tangy%20Braised%20Balsamic%20Chicken&referringId=14485&referringContentType=recipe%20hub&referringPosition=carousel%2002

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

When life goes a complete 180 on you

When life goes a complete 180 on you

If you’ve been following my posts in any way then you know that I am working on starting a virtual assistant/bookkeeping business.  At least that was the plan, but things have not worked out like that, at all!  I have my first client and I have to go to her home to do her bookkeeping/administrative work because there is no way to do it virtually.  And I’m okay with that, don’t get me wrong.  She’s very kind and I love helping her.  Also, through her I will be meeting other women like her and potentially doing the same kind of work for them too.  It just is not how I had things planned, initially.

We do our best to plan out things, but a lot of times God has other ideas.  My business was engineered to let me be home and continue to isolate myself.  And that is what I don’t think God was down with.  And in reality, how does a person grow in anyway if they spend all their time isolated at home with their pets?  The answer is they don’t.  I have prayed for a long time to be more than what I am, and by more I mean more confident, more engaged with people, to get out of my shell.  And that is exactly what God is trying to do with me.  And I’m okay with that.  Having my business be something else isn’t what I thought I wanted, but God knows me better than I know myself and He knows what is best for me and will provide that.  On top of that, like I mentioned last week I think, I am very seriously considering becoming a Mary Kay beauty consultant, and everyone I have told has just looked at me like I’m insane, since I am such an introvert.  Now I’m not saying I can be cured of being an introvert, but I do think it’s possible to become less of one with the right support and encouragement.

All I’m saying is that how we plan life isn’t always how it ends up being.  And the best advice I can give you is to go with the flow, in short, adapt.  God has your back and I know that with His help anyone can do anything that is in agreement with what God wants for you.  There’s just having trust that God is doing what is best for you and He is, always.  It just may not look anything like you had imagined!  Because, trust me, the whole being a personal assistant to Mary Kay consultants and becoming one myself was NOT on the radar in any way, shape, or form.  But I am excited about where this is taking me, so I’ll keep you posted.

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

That whole worrying thing again!

That whole worrying thing again!

I know I have written about worrying before because I have such a problem with it.  I was realizing just the other day, the amount of time and energy wasted worrying about something that God already knows about and has a plan for.  Maybe, my faith is just not as strong as I would like it to be, and I pray about that a lot, praying for more faith.

There’s a lot going on in my personal life right now that is leaving me a bit, what’s the word I’m looking for, disconcerted maybe?  There’s the whole thing about the person that deeply hurt me and I’m still dealing with that, unfortunately.  Then there are other things that I don’t want to go into really because they are very personal, but I’m just having a lot of bad days, when I am used to having better or at least neutral days.  I’ve been doing a lot of crying lately, which is never a good sign.  Maybe, I’m simply depressed, that is possible after all.

My point to this is that I must trust God to see me through this difficult time and if I just get out of His way, He will.  He knows what’s going on with me and all who are involved and He knows the best way to handle the situation and I need to trust in His grace to see me through all of these things that I am just not able to handle at this time.  He says in Scripture to cast all anxiety on to Him for He cares, and that is exactly what I am doing.  I am literally on the edge of what I can handle and I’m just handling everything over to Him, because I’ve reached my limit.  And, what is really comforting is that I know He will handle it, He will take care of it.  Like I already said, I just have to stay out of His way, and sometimes that is all the problem is, giving Him the problem and then still trying to take care of it myself.  I need to work on that!

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

25 DIYs to Get Ready for Back-to-School

25 DIYs to Get Ready for Back-to-School

Since I don’t have kids myself, I’m not exactly sure when school starts, but I know it is imminent with all the back-to-school commercials on TV.  I found this link and thought it may be a little late, but not too late and this link has some great ideas for your kids and making going to school at least more tolerable for them.  I remember I didn’t like going back to school, I can’t imagine much has changed since then, but who knows!  So, pick a couple of these ideas and do them to give your kids something special from you to take with them to school every day.

https://www.thespruce.com/back-to-school-diys-4072145?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10363979&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

Pretty Office Supply Container Papercraft Project

Pretty Office Supply Container Papercraft Project

Since I have a home office, I want it to look as nice as possible but I also want it to reflect my personality instead of using generic accessories that you can buy at a store.  So, when I saw this I knew I had to share it with you.  Rather you’re self-employed like me, or you want your desk at your office to pop with your personality; this project is for you.  It seems relatively easy and I plan on adding this to my huge to-do list because I want my office to be pleasing to me, since I am in it all the time – I’m sure you can relate.  Anyway, pick some great papers and have fun with this!

https://www.thespruce.com/office-supply-container-paper-craft-project-2585060?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10342536&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth