Thursday, February 28, 2019

Take Three Thursday | A Blimp, A Stack of Bibles & A Box Lid Idea

Joining in with Mary-Lou's Take Three Thursday, a meme designed to help us notice more of the ordinary of our lives.

On my exercise walk earlier this week, I spotted a blimp! Robbie says growing up in the Akron, Ohio, area, it was common to see the Goodyear Blimp flying around. However, it's rare to see one here in the DFW area. This one was advertising Carnival Cruise Lines.

As I was snapping a photo to show the size of my Interleaved Bible versus my journaling Bibles, I was reminded of my tendency to read and enjoy the New King James Version. Although we have Bibles in quite a few translations (including an interlinear one with the original Hebrew and Greek), I gravitate to the NKJV when I begin studying or reading a particular book or topic.

At a card class a few days ago, I noticed that the instructor had the supplies for each card (inks, stamps, bling, sample card) separated into small box lids. This made it easy to keep the supplies together and transfer them from one group to the next. I'm definitely going to remember this idea!

What have you noticed this week?

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Take Three Thursday | Mixed Media Quote Canvases

Joining in with Mary-Lou's Take Three Thursday, a meme designed to help us notice more of the ordinary of our lives. However, I'm cheating a little bit and sharing three collages instead of three single photos today. 

Yesterday I had the privilege of volunteer leading the monthly craft class at our local library. We created mixed media quote canvases using a variety of products and quotes or scriptures.

It's always FUN to meet up with Rebecca and get everything set up early. The library offers these classes free on a first-come basis, so we never know for sure how many to expect.

After a few gray, cold, rainy days, the weather turned nice and the sun came out yesterday, so we had a wonderful group of seventeen ladies. After I shared a few tips and directions, I was blown away by the creativity as they set to work.

Here's a peek at a few of the completed canvases.

I know I've mentioned it before, but I really enjoy our library and the variety of activities they offer each month!

What are you noticing this week?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Take Three Thursday | A Little Self-Care

Joining in with Mary-Lou's Take Three Thursday, a meme designed to help us notice more of the ordinary of our lives. 

Earlier this week I noticed that I was feeling a little frazzled and frumpy, not in a bad way necessarily. We've had a busy and exciting start to 2019, lots of good stuff happening around here. However, I realized that my never-ending need-to-do and want-to-do lists would still be there if I stopped long enough for a little extra self-care.

So, I headed out for a pedicure … which is a wonderful time to catch up on one of my favorite hobbies, reading! I was definitely feeling much lighter and less frazzled afterwards.

Then I stopped in to see my hairdresser (after a seven-month separation), which really lightened things up even more.

And finally, I put on some FUN nail strips that sparkle and shine when the light hits them!

Now, back to those to-do lists!

What have you been noticing this week?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Coming Up . . .

I can hardly believe we are almost halfway through February! The last few weeks have been exciting around here as plans and preparations are underway for several upcoming classes and events!

Here's a quick list of what's coming up …

February 16, 2019 (Saturday)
An Introductory Bible Journaling Workshop at Allen Heights Baptist Church in Allen, Texas.

February 20, 2019 (Thursday)

March 1 or 2, 2019 (Friday or Saturday)
The Lessons From Job Bible Journaling Class at my home in Allen.

March 5, 2019 (Tuesday)
A free preview of the April Bible Journaling Series I'll host at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lucas, Texas.

March 30, 2019 (Saturday) A BRAND NEW All-Day Hymnal Journaling Event that I've been contemplating for over a year now. It'll be at the Hyatt Place in Allen, Texas.

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019 (Thursdays)
A Four-Week Bible Journaling Series on Creativity for Well-Being, which will meet at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lucas, Texas.

I'll be sharing some sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes photos in upcoming posts!

What exciting things do you have coming up in the next few months?