Hymnal Art/Hymnal Journaling

I’m sure I’m not the only one that remembers singing hymns growing up.Back then I had no appreciation nor understanding of what I was singing.However, as your relationship with the Lord grows and He brings you or of trials and test, your appreciation grows for those things you didn’t understand.

Today, I’m sharing how I use an old church hymnal to do hymnal art/hymnal journal in.I’m also sharing with a treasured hymnal I have from my grandmother’s church.I remember using one of these same hymnals when I would go to church with her.Check out the video below to see how I use it and why I enjoy doing hymnal art

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Gardening Plans 2017 #GardenTalk

Let’s get our garden talk on!The weather here in the Chicagoland area has been amazing.We’re definitely aren’t out of the woods, but we certainly can’t complain.With the weather being so amazing this has giving us the opportunity to get some yard work done and begin making our garden plans for the year.

Check out the video below and let’s get our garden talk on!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Beaded Bookmark Tutorial Using Pantone Color of the Year

Who doesn’t love a cute bookmark and who doesn’t love some beautiful jewelry? Let’s combine the two and you have a Beaded Bookmark.Today I’ll be showing you how to create this beautiful beaded bookmark using the Pantone color of the year, green.

If you’ve seen my tutorial on how to Create Your Own Valentine Jewelry Set, many of the tools and supplies I used for that, we’ll use to create this Beaded Bookmark.

Tools

Beads of choice

Jewelry Wire

Seed Beads

Crimp Beads

Jewelry Crimper (Optional because you can use jewelry pliers as well)

Jewelry Pliers

First thing you want to do is pick out some green beads or color of choice.

 

Here are the beads I’m using for this project and I’m so happy I had these colors on hand.If you’re not a green kinda gal, choose the colors of your choice.I have a few green clothing items in my closet, but believe me it’s definitely only a few items and I’m sure many of us don’t grab the green item before colors like, black, pink etc.Let me know if green is your favorite color?

The next thing you’ll need is some beading wire.I’m using this silver beading wire and love the size because it allows the bookmark and any other jewelry you create with it to have some flexibility.

Next, you’ll need to get the book you’re creating this bookmark for.I’m creating this one for my journal bible, but I’ll also be able to use this bookmark in many other books too.Lay the wire inside your book to measure the length you’d like the bookmark.

After you’ve measured the desired length of your wire you can either preplan the layout of your beads or freestyle it.But before we begin loading the beads we’re going to use a crimp bead and create a closure at the bottom of the bookmark.This closure hangs out the bottom of your book and helps keep the bookmark in place.

Now, load up the beads beginning with the seed beads.Adding the seed beads may be the most tedious part of this project and they will be majority of the beadwork because you want them to lay neatly in the fold of your book.

After you’ve added all of the seed beads you’re going to get as creative as you’d like to add a creative flair to the end of your bookmark.This is the part of the bookmark that will hang from the top of your book and seen by all.So, make sure it’s CAUUUTE!

Lastly, added the same technique that we added at the bottom of the bookmark with the hoop closure and it’s done.Do you have a book in mind to create a bookmark for?If you get a chance to create this bookmark be sure to share it with me on Instagram I’d love to see it. Use the hashtag #HelpMamaRemote

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Show Some Love Collab

A couple weeks ago I participated in a Youtube Collaboration host by my Youtube sister Kim from Diva Designing on a Dime with Kimberly Davis . Kim asked us to share 3 things we love and our Valentine’s tablescape.
Watch this video to see my 3 loves and my Valentine’s tablescape.

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Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Pre-Spring Garden Clean-up

The Weather Outside is Delightful

The weather in Chicagoland is DELightful!!So we had a chance to get out and enjoy it by cleaning up the garden beds and I cleaned up some flower beds too.Thankfully I did do a little fall cleanup so, that made this pre-spring cleanup easier.Of course there’s still lots more work to get done, but getting ahead start gets us ahead of the game.

So Much Done
We’ve also got ahead start on our gardening plans as well.Checking our seed supply, making a list of things we’ll need to begin gardening this spring and setting our gardening goals.

It Took A Beating
Although we’ve had a wonderful winter our greenhouse took a beating.We’ve lost nearly all of the top window panels with the exception of two of the small window panels.We were hoping to find some sort of plexiglass to replace them, but the prices were astronomical.Since we purchased our greenhouse it has went down to almost half the price. We darn near can buy another just by replacing the windows from the manufacturer, but we have to replace them. Last year I added some chicken wire around the bottom of the greenhouse to reinforce the panels.Our wind here is high and I was chasing panels on windy days, but since I’ve added the wire we haven’t had any blowouts on the bottom panels.Once the top panels are replaced we’ll add the wire there too to keep them in place.

Has the weather been beautiful in your area and has it inspired you to begin preparing for gardening season?I know we’re not out of the woods, but having the preliminaries out of the way will make things a breeze.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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