Moonlight Drops Crochet Stud Earrings


Moonlight drops Crochet Stud Earrings

I wonder who is wearing this now? (Is it Casey, Sarah, Rachel or Gracie?) No matter who… I sure hope they like it.

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What are you Thankful for?


It is easy to look for the things we don’t have. That white Coach satchel that screams “buy me” whenever you walk across their store; that lucrative government job at City of Vancouver with pension, health benefits and 2 months of vacation or that limited edition green leather couch for your plain living room. The list goes on.

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks."  -William Shakespeare

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.”
-William Shakespeare

We want to have answers. We want to feel accomplished. We want to have more.

While we  have unfulfilled desires, unexpected problems,unfinished business and seemingly unanswered prayers…

The questions we need to ask ourselves are…

1. Have I taken the time to be “thankful”?

2. Have I really looked into what I “already” have?

3. Have I ever been content?

Perhaps we have been taking for granted the things that have always been there. The bright early morning sunshine; the clean fresh water we drink; the bus driver who arrives at your stop on time; the newly washed clothes ready to be worn and that warm oatmeal you had for breakfast.

It’s about a paradigm shift.

From being so negative and always lacking… to that of living in a perpetual state of grace.

It is not easy. But it is also not impossible.

And so…the next time you have that tendency to be in a grumpy, whiny and  complaining mode,

think of all the things you are thankful for.

It works every single time (=

 

 

Pay it Forward (Project Number 2)


This is my attempt to complete the project I endeavoured to pursue at the beginning of this year. (I know. It is moving sloooowly, but you know…at least it is moving. hehe)

The first one I made was for her older sister.

Pocahontas-look alike Necklace

Pocahontas-look alike Necklace

The Facebook post goes like this: “The first five people to comment on this status (and by extension, send their home address in my Message inbox ^^,) will receive a small surprise from me in the next year (a gift card, piece of art, something homemade, delicious treats, etc.) whatever I think would suit you! There won’t be a warning and it will happen without notice and whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer in their Facebook status. Keep paying it forward and spread the cheer. Oh, and “likes” don’t count–you must comment!”

I hope you like this!

I hope my Pay-it- Forward receiver likes this!

So, 2 down…
3 more to go.
This is for you Sarah (=

Fun Tips and Tricks for Effective Bible Study


They say that “well begun is half done”.

I couldn’t agree more.

Beginning any project well makes it easier to do the rest. This system also applies to studying the Bible.

Start your day right by reading the best book in the world!

Start your day right by reading the best book in the world!

If you carve out a specific time to study, you are essentially saying that this is important enough in your life that you can’t afford spending a day without reading it.

The bottom-line is, you have to make an executive decision to read God’s word every single day and finish it cover-to-cover.

So, if you have the same goal, here are some fun and easy tips and tricks that I hope will help you to effectively do your Bible Study.

1. If you are just beginning, it may be helpful to start with a translation that you can understand well. What I have is the New International Version.(I really like it because it doesn't have the confusing old english words and you know, the "thee's" and "thou's")

1. If you are just beginning, it may be helpful to start with a translation that you can understand well. 
(I really like this version because it doesn’t have the confusing Old English words and you know, the “thee’s” and “thou’s”)

Use your Crayola Colored pencils so that if you highlight something, it won't blot at the back page.

2. Use your Crayola Colored pencils so that if you highlight something, it won’t blot at the back page.

Assign a color of  your choosing to the different concepts you want to highlight.

3. Assign a color of your choosing to the different concepts you want to highlight.

If you have a favorite verse/commentary, write it down on a journal and maybe even draw pictures! ^^,

4. If you have a favorite verse/commentary, write it down on a journal and maybe even draw pictures! ^^,

Reading Plans help you keep track of your progress and easily divide your reading portions into easily-digestible chunks

5. Reading Plans help you keep track of your progress and easily divide your reading portions into easily-digestible chunks

Last but not least, a hot cup of "Choco-peppermint tea" is your best Morning Bible Study companion

6. Last but not least, a hot cup of “Choco-peppermint tea” is your best Morning Bible Study companion!

Once you have begun a project well, you do not need to put in much more effort to finish it.

Happy Studying! (=

Pay it Forward


This is my attempt to complete the project I endeavoured to pursue at the beginning of this year.

Finished product!

Finished product!

The Facebook post goes like this: “The first five people to comment on this status (and by extension, send their home address in my Message inbox ^^,) will receive a small surprise from me in the next year (a gift card, piece of art, something homemade, delicious treats, etc.) whatever I think would suit you! There won’t be a warning and it will happen without notice and whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer in their Facebook status. Keep paying it forward and spread the cheer. Oh, and “likes” don’t count–you must comment! ^^,

The Ninja Turtle Necklace

The Ninja Turtle Necklace

So, 1 down…
4 to go.
This is for you Casey (=

Wildflower Power


Her hands are numb, mind so drained to even cook dinner, and her whole body sore to death.

This “small and beautiful” project happened after a spiritually charged and uplifting conversation with my Mama.

After a hard day’s work, a new creative pursuit sparked in us.

With eagerness and anticipation, we will take it one step at a time. Right Ma? (=

Multi-purpose Danglers to perk you up whenever you feel down

Multi-purpose Danglers to perk you up whenever you feel down

You can use it as a bookmark, a belt accesory or a key chain maybe? ^^,

You can use it as a bookmark, a belt accesory or a key chain maybe? ^^,

Leafy Swingers


Tear drop earrings are fascinating, aren’t they?

They really accentuate your facial features without overwhelming your over-all ensemble.

While I am aware that there are tons of teardrop earrings out there, the texture of the crocheted threads makes them look natural and its light-weight feel makes it comfortable to wear.

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They are super light, you can't even tell it is there.

They are super light, you can’t even tell it is there.

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I am really glad Mama liked them. (=