Sunday, November 18, 2012

Make a Fall Garland for Under $5

I don't know about you, but I love to decorate! One way I decorated for the fall is I made a fall garland. 
Here's how I did it:

Clear or white thread
Safety pin or something that will allow you to poke holes.

The 7 Simple Steps: 
1. Go outside and find that perfect stick for your "base". 
    -Make sure it is thick enough not to break.

2. While your out there, find some twigs that you can wrap around it.

3. Hot glue the twigs to your stick in whatever way you think looks best.

4. Cut out your leafs. 
    -You can find an outline for a leaf online or make one yourself.
     I preferred to make my own. If you
     want to, you could also use real leafs.

5. Glitter your letters.
    -Use you glue to write the letter on your leaf then pour the
     glitter on before it dries. If you do this 
     on a paper plate it reduces the amount of glitter that will
     scatter.  It also comes in handy when you 
     dump the extra glitter off your leaf.

6. Use a safety pin to make a hole one the stem of your leaf. This is where the leaf will hang from.
    -Be careful not to tear the stem.

7. Strategically hang your letters on your branch however you want using a clear (or white) thread.
    -I used fishing line but it bends awkwardly so I wish I would
     have used a thread.

8. With the same thread, hang your branch evenly. I used push pins and hung it on my fire place mantel. 

With this project there are a lot of ways that you can make it your own. This is simply how I did mine. Feel free to vary it however you would like.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Prayer Notebook iPhone App #Giveaway

Praying for my friends and family is very important to me. Honestly, I forget to do it sometimes. You to? This app was made to help organize our prayer life. It can even remind you to pray.

About the Prayer Notebook App-

Designed to be your personal prayer assistant, you can use Prayer Notebook to:
  • Focus on intentional prayer in fullscreen mode
  • Group prayers into categories
  • SMS or email contacts when you have prayed for them
  • Tweet what you are praying for
  • Schedule prayers daily, weekly, or for a specific day
  • Set an alert for prayers to remind you to pray
  • Mark prayer requests as answered
  • Password protect your prayers
  • Backup your prayers

Simply rotate your phone on any prayer list and enter fullscreen Prayer Mode, perfect for quiet times and quickly looking at all the details of a prayer in one place.

Never forget a prayer request again, simplify and organize your prayers with Prayer Notebook today.

My Thoughts-
This app is amazing! It has helped me so much. These past months it has really come in handy. There were so many specific prayer requests and this app allowed me to keep them all in one place, on one list. I love it and I hope you do to.
Find even more info about the Prayer Notebook iPhone App-
App Website

Enter to WIN your own Prayer Notebook iPhone App

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free Social Media Buttons- Chevron and Paint Brushes {Spark}

I've recently decided to make a gallery of FREE social media buttons for others to use!
Well, mainly because I like making buttons, and sharing. I'm planning to make some for each season, for now I've started out with one set of paintbrushes, and one set of Chevron in Fall colors.
To find all that I have and will have available, you can check out my gallery HERE
I hope you enjoy!

I you use these, please place this button on your blog :) 
buttons by bella















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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I've Been Tagged! Your it!

Hi everybody! I've been tagged to join a game of blog tag by The Best Laid Plans! I'm so excited! It's a chance to get to know other bloggers and find some that you can relate to. 

The Rules:
1. Every tagged person must tell 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the person who tagged you asked.
3. Ask 11 questions for the 11 blogs you are going to tag. Please tag blogs with 200 followers or less.
4. Mention the blog that tagged you but don't tag them back.

11 Things About Me:
1. I am a daughter of God and am saved by His amazing grace.
2. I am the oldest of 7.
3. I love to write and would love to have a job as an author or publisher.
4. I am a Florida native.
5. I would love to move to either Denver, CO or Nashville, TN.
6. I am counting down the days to go back to Africa.
7. My biggest dream (as of now) is to take a missions trip to Europe.
8. I learned how to blog from my mom.
9.  I am a little OCD.
10. I am definitely a country girl and get frustrated when people confuse country with redneck.
11. I would love to put up my Christmas decorations the first week of November instead of the week after thanksgiving.

Questions that were asked by The Best Laid Plans:
 1.  How long have you been blogging and what is your main focus on your blog? I started my blog June 10 of this year. My main purpose is just to have fun.
 2. What is your favorite craft/hobby? I love to read. I have a mountain of books, and then another of books I have yet to read.
 3. What is your current or latest project? I am working on a surprise for my followers and will post it on Thursday :)
 4. Do you craft for yourself or for gift-giving?  Most of my Christmas presents are things that I have made. When I make something I usually give it away unless I made it specifically for myself, which rarely happens.
 5. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas!
 6. Who is your favorite author? Tamera Alexander and Becky Wade
 7. Do you have a favorite blog that you have to read? If so, share the name and link. :) I read a lot of blogs and can't say that I have a favorite.
 8. Where is your favorite place to vacation? Disney World!
 9. Do you love to cook or eat out? Depends on my mood.
10. What is your favorite food? As of now, my favorite food is pasta and bread (healthy right?)
11. Tea, coffee or wine? Sweet tea

My 11 Questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite book?
3. What kind of music do you listen to?
4. What is your number one priority in life?
5. Cake or cupcakes?
6. Starbucks or a local coffee store?
7. When you were younger and were asked what you want to be when you grow up, what did you say ?
8. What was your favorite TV show growing up?
9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
10. What is your favorite thing to make?
11. If you could meet any famous person, who would it be?

The blogs I tagged:
Please let me know if you are going to play. I would love to see your answers!


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Monday, November 12, 2012

{Quizzes} DIY Types

So I felt the need to make something interactive on my blog. Therefore, this quiz was made! It shows your general DIY personality. What kind of DIY crafts you like to make.
Hope you enjoy! Leave some feed back about what your DIY personality is and what you thought about the quiz.

I got Useful :)

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