Thursday, June 23, 2011

DIY Wall Hanging

I'm pretty sure this is my favorite DIY project so far...AND the easiest!

What you will need:

Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
Glue Gun

Step 1: Cut the rolls into rings

Step 2: Glue them together however you want!

I think they look pretty sweet for being made out of cardboard! :)

I have reserved space at a flea market on July 3rd in Murray, NE where I will be selling all my homemade goods that you see on my blog (and some that you haven't seen yet). The flea market goes from "dawn to dusk," I was should be fun! Come see the Wolfe sisters (and possibly their brother with his guitar) and enjoy the atmosphere of Murray's 4th of July celebration! It should be fun...annnnnd help support a poor college student! :)

Just because it was Father's Day not too long ago, I decided to include one of my favorite pictures of my dad and me!

I hope to see all of you on July 3rd!

grace and peace,

Friday, June 17, 2011

DIY Earrings

I stumbled upon an easy DIY earring project using things you just might have laying around the house!

Here's what you will need:

Paper clips

Embroidery thread

Earring Findings

Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Open your paper clips to form a triangle and glue the two ends together

Step 2: Cut a long piece of thread and glue one end to the paper clip. The start wrapping it around (putting a drop of glue here and there). Finish by wrapping the same piece of thread around the whole frame starting at the top. Don't forget to put drops of glue as you go--if you don't, the thread will unravel!

Step 3: Using pliers, attach the earring finding to the paper clip!

There you have it! Enjoy your new earrings!

grace and peace,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Strawberry Banana Muffins

On Sunday I made some strawberry banana muffins for our growth group! They were a hit (and very easy to make!) I hope they were good---I've had a cold for a few days and, sadly, was not able to taste them.

Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 cups Flour (I used my mom's half white/half wheat flour)
1/2 cup Sugar (again, my mom uses half white sugar/half raw sugar)

2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup of shortening (I used butter)
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup fresh fruit (I added 1/2 cup of strawberries and 1 banana for a double batch)

Mix the ingredients together with a fork.

I usually eat half the can you resist that?!

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.

Our growth group was great! I honestly can't remember the last time I joined my parents for growth group since I've been at school for the past three years. It is always so renewing to get together and talk about God's Word with a group of believers.

On Sunday, we talked about prayer and the power it has when we pray "In Jesus' Name." The name of Jesus holds power and shows His character--when we pray in Jesus' name it's a HUGE reminder to us to examine what we are praying for to see if it is something worthy of the name of Jesus.

Are our prayers worthy of Jesus' name? I know mine aren't a lot of the time. John 15:16 says "You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give you."

Just something to chew on...while you're chewing on your muffins!

grace and peace,

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I love bunting and banners...

I'll probably try my hand at making them sometime...but for now, I'll swoon over the pictures!

grace and peace,

Friday, June 10, 2011

DIY Mason Jar Picture Holder

One of my goals for the summer is to make something every week. I found this super easy idea using mason jars (which I love).

What you will need:

  • Mason Jar
  • Bobby Pin
  • Vintage Button
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Glue your button onto the bobby pin

Step 2: Glue the bobby pin onto the mason jar

Step 3: Fill the mason jar with flowers!

Step 4: Find an old family photo (the top picture is my dad when he was little) or a note!

And that's it! SUPER easy!

I hope you all have a wonderful crafternoon!

grace and peace

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

You Know It's June When...

 ...This appears on the calendar--my birthday!

 ...These little guys find their way into my salad and on top of my ice cream.

 ...Our back yard turns into lakefront property. Thanks, Missouri River

...I can finally start wearing bracelets again (No more choir concerts!!!) 

Oh yeah, if you didn't know, I just got back from two weeks in Brazil! It was an amazing trip with some of my best friends and there is no way I could possibly sum everything up in one blog post. I posted TONS of pictures on facebook but here's one of my favorites:

I think this image is so powerful. Jesus stands before us with open arms. He's given us an amazing gift that's ours for FREE...all we have to do is believe in Him. Run into those arms and you will find peace, love, forgiveness, and eternal life.

I'm so excited for the summer ahead of me! I'm working at the Riverhouse again (so come visit!) and I'm also working at Kids of the King day camp which I'm LOVING!  I've set some blogging goals for the summer as well...we'll see how that goes!

I'm so glad to be back! :)
grace and peace,