Friday, February 27, 2015

Recycled Bracelets

Boy, do I have something fun to show you today. . . 

Check out these bracelets-
can you tell what they are?

Locker numbers!
What do you think?
I only wish I had the old lockers they came from!

Kind of fun, huh?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

I love the Lord, 
because He has heard my voice and my supplications.
Psalm 116:1

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursday #155

It was slim pickings in the secondhand shopping this week.
I actually had some time to myself and took the opportunity to browse.
I slowly walked through my three usual thrift stores.
Sadly, there wasn't much that interested me.

I only bought three different things. . . 

I got four of these for a quarter apiece.
I'm actually not sure what they are. . . 
They look like replicas of Spanish coins.
Anybody know what they are?
I plan to turn them into bracelets.

You know how I love old books.
This Webster's Secretarial Handbook was fifty cents.
It was printed in 1976.

It's in pristine condition!
I think it would make a great gift for an administrative assistant.
I've been thinking of opening an Etsy store for finds like this.

I also got this pack of photo album refills for fifty cents.
Sounds pretty lame, but I can either add these to my photo album (I keep one every year and print out the photos I take) or I could use them as pages in a scrapbook (which I've done before).
Either way, I wasn't going to pass up this buy.

That's all. Two bucks and one hour well spent.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Do all things without complaining and disputing. 
Phil. 2:14

This post is linked to Embracing Change.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

30 Days of Lists Blog Hop

Yesterday I mentioned that I'm participating in the March round of 30 Days of Lists.
Today that site issued a challenge: go here and create a list based on one of their older prompts.
Here's my list. . .

I chose to list my weekly rituals.

This is such a fun and easy way to journal.
Give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

May you be blessed by the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:15

This post is linked to Tip Junkie

Recipe of the Week #158- Ham and Honey Biscuits

Ham and Honey Biscuits
1 pkg Grands biscuits
1 pkg deli ham

Open up each biscuit and place some ham with 1 tsp honey inside. Press the biscuits closed. Bake at 350 until biscuits are golden brown.

These are tasty little fellas! They're a great little snack or paired with veggies and dip make a nice light lunch! They went over very well with my family.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
 For His mercy endures forever.
Psalm 106:1

This post is linked to Skip to My Lou, Plucky's Second Thought, and Ivy and Elephants.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mini Album Monday #48- Simple Junk Journal

One of my favorite ways to make a mini album is to use an old book cover and fill it with pages.
I call them Junk Journals.
Today's album is made with a wee little cover that measures 4"x 7".
I'd been wanting to use it for an album, but wasn't for sure what I'd do with one so little.

Then I signed up for another round of 30 Days of Lists 
and I thought this little fella would work perfectly.
If you don't know what this challenge is, go here to read about it.

The last time I did this challenge, I made a more detailed album that took more work.
This time I wanted something cute and simple so that all I have to do is add my list every day.

You can go here if you want to register for the March round of 30 Days of Lists.

 Here's the cover.
I bound it with my Zutter Bind-It-All.
The book cover was pretty thick.
I had a heck of a time getting it into the machine to punch the holes!
But when I'm determined, no machine is going to stop me:)

I added a 3"x 4" journaling card at the beginning.
I plan to make this my intro page.
Nearly every album I make has a dedication page stating why I made it.

I used a total of 15 pages that I trimmed to 4"x 6".
 I plan to place a list on the front and the back of each page.

All my papers came from this 8"x 8" pack by My Mind's Eye.
I love the colors and the prints.

After every third page, I added a 3"x 4" journaling card that features a nice quote.

This style of album is simple if you'd like to make one.

Just choose an old book and carefully cut off the cover.

Then cut pages to fit.

If you don't have a binding machine, just punch holes and bind the book with office rings.

You could add photos, journaling, or even mementos.
This type of book would be great to feature Instagram photos!

Since my pages are small, I'm going to have just enough room for my journaling cards.

 I trimmed some old ledger paper to 3"x 4"

I can't decide if I'm going to decorate the inside covers or not.
I kind of like the "Discard" stamp showing that this is an old library book.

Come back at the end of March to see how my book turns out.

Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.

Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
Eph. 6:24

This post is linked to The Dedicated House, Between Naps on the Porch, and It's Overflowing.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub DIY

You've got to try this sugar scrub-
it's a lip scrub and it's chocolate flavored!

Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/3 cup grape seed oil
 Just add the ingredients together and stir.
 To use: apply a small amount to your lips and gently rub in a circular motion for about a minute.
Wipe or lick off. Store in an airtight jar and use within a month.
I know that I get chapped lips- especially in cold weather. This scrub softened them right up!
If you put this in a cute jar and add a label, it would make a darling gift!
Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord
and the praises of the Lord
Isaiah 63:7

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thrifty Thursday #154

After taking my boys to the dentist last Thursday, I happened across
 a yard sale on our way home. Of course, I had to stop.

A family was selling stuff from an older man's house, so there wasn't too much that interested me.

However, I spotted this bucket and hoped for a deal.
After a little bartering, I got this for $1!
I recently saw some of these for sale for thirty-some dollars at an antique store.

I got this casting net for $2. According to my hubby, this was quite a bargain!
It is still in great shape.

The final bargain I got was this large fishing net- also for $2.
My hubby was quite pleased with my purchases!
Isn't my model cute? My son isn't shy about striking a pose.

That's it for this week.  I'm hoping to stumble across some more sales this weekend.
Good luck to all of you with your second hand shopping this week.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, 
and having done all, to stand.
Eph. 6:13

This post is linked to Life with Loralei, My Repurposed Life, Tatertots and Jello,
 and  Ivy and Elephants.