Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gotta Craft'em all!

Okay, I have been on youtube way too much recently. but can I help myself when so many people put up videos on how to make these amazing little crafts? 
Well last time I had a theme and I think by the title you guys can guess the theme of this post.

That's right it's pokemon time! So we are going to do the same as last time and have three very easy video tutorials for pokemon crafts. Let's get started!

                  Our first videos is by KabuKuma for a very easy little bottle charm of MooMoo Milk. Being a complete Johto fan I fell in love with this craft instantly.                                                                   

                             This next one is by Sara Ghafary. It is not the best made video, but for a homemade video the quality is pretty good. And the decor in here is cute and easy to do!


                       And our last video is by GandaKris. These amazing little pokeball charms are very easy and look extremely well made to boot! 


A note for anyone looking to make these pokeballs I found it is easier to make the little circle by poking it in with a straw. It makes a perfect circle every time.

I hope you guys can all enjoy these crafty tutorials, and if you will share pictures, comments, and maybe suggest what other type of crafts you would like to see on here. I am on the lookout for anything and everything!

Until next time folks I hope you have a blessed day!

The artwork at the beginning of this post does not belong to me but to the artist who drew it

Saturday, July 25, 2015

How to be a Warrior Chick!

What should we expect from a book titled something like Warrior Chicks? Is it just a book with page after page of pep talks? Not even close. Prepare yourself to dive in with the humorous and knowledgeable Holly Wagner of God Chicks ministries on the journey to becoming a warrior of Christ.

Okay, we can all tell from my blog that I am not much of a non-fiction reader, and how selective I am when it comes to my non-fiction. The title “Warrior Chicks” caught my attention on the spot, and the summery of the book sounded interesting enough. Now when I got the book I was so worried that this was going to be a monologue to Holly Wagner’s fight against breast cancer. Which would not have been a bad thing, just not for me. Each page gladly surprised me as I came upon it.

Holly mostly referenced the Bible in her book, helping me relate to it more then before, and seeing them in a clearer light, such as putting on the whole armor of God. Now we have probably heard of these verses at some point in our lives, but just in case you haven’t.

"Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[ In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." 6:13-17 NLT

Holly went over the armor of God piece-by-piece, explaining how armor was back in the Roman times and what purpose they served. I found it an interesting history lesson, and helped me understand the verse better, like the sandals of peace.

She also used stories of real life people; hers included, and stories like Mulan (Which was so awesome) and brought light humor with it. I really could not get enough, but I wanted to pace myself as well to make it last. And really even though this was meant for women so much of what is contained in this book men need to here too. (This is a hint for all wives and women with boyfriends to share this with your menfolk)

I also liked how she formatted the book. It made it easier to read, and it helped emphasis the points she was trying to make for each chapter. I will leave a link to a book preview so you readers can see just what I mean, and form your own opinions on it.

This book is one I will be using in my own Bible study and is one worth reading again and again. I highly recommend finding this book at your local bookstore. You will not regret it

This time I will be ending this post with a song from Barlow Girl, which really goes well with the book. Until next times folks I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review which I have given

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Perler art!

I have been looking into taking on some more crafts that would not break my bank completely, but would give me something to do. After much looking I found a few, and the one I am show casing today is Perler beads

These little cuties have been popping up all over the place. At local craft fairs, in the store, and online! Given my curious nature I had to see what all the hype was about, and I have to say they look like a lot of fun. And there are so many pictures to create!

From Alice in WonderLand

To Final Fantasy

There is many more you can do with these little beads. Magnets are one main thing these beads are turned into. There are little one and big ones that would take up your entire wall! 
I look forward to trying out theses little buggers soon. If you have any tips or suggestions please leave a comment below

Until next time folks I hope you have a blessed day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

To Capture her Heart

An Indian princess held for ransom, a handsome lieutenant her savior, but he’s on the wrong side of the battle. Her family sides with the English, but the man who saved her is Dutch. Can love weather the storms or will it be uprooted before it can even sprout?

I would like everyone here to know that To Capture her Heart is the second book in the Southold Chronicles and if you want to read this one you REALLY need to read the first one, A Place in His Heart. I have been known to start on book two plenty of times, and usually find a way to get through the feeling of I was missing something. You cannot do that with this one.  I am a fan of stories with big families and plenty of characters in it, but this was just too much. The point of view switched from one character to the next, I could barely keep up. Perhaps if I had read the first book it wouldn’t have been so bad, but I sadly don’t believe this would be true.

Heather flowers struggles were very real, and the historical accuracy is very good in this book, and I found it interesting that Rebecca DeMarino based it off her own family members who settles here so many years ago. Unfortunately I think in her attempts to put all that in one book the story was left lacking. It switched between so many point of views between one chapter I would get lost as to what was happening and who I was reading from.

And this was meant to be a story of the struggling love of Heather Flower between two men dear to her heart, but it felt more like a recount of someone’s family tree then a story. We saw more of Mary and Barnabas Horton, the main characters from the book one, then Heather Flower, Dirk Van Buren, or even Ben Horton. It was somewhat saddening.

Plus everything was so face paced, and so many time skips, I could barely tell what time of year it was meant to be. 

Most times I would divulge a bit more into the story, this time there is just too much that anything I told you would become a jumbled mess. It might be that this book is not my cup of tea. It might be great for any other reader, but I personally cannot recommend this book. You’ll just have to try for yourself and see.

Until next time folks I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher an exchange for an honest review, which I have given

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Minions, Bananas...and MINIONS!!!

With summer drawing to a close pretty soon I thought I'd share some cool little crafts that just about anyone can do! I haven't done anything like this in a long time, but I hope you guys enjoy it!

With the new Minion movie coming out Minion craft are popping up all over the internet. I found a few on YouTube that are pretty simple and not too costly, so you don't have to break open that piggy bank!

First off here is a tutorial by BudgetHobby on how to make the adorable Minion Bob plushie out of socks, of all things! She has plenty of easy tutorials on some cute plushies, so be sure to check those out too!

This next one is a amazing phone case made to look like a Minion (I will be making this one myself sometime soon!) It is so awesome and really easy to make.

This one is by NerdyCrafter. A little more costly, and a little harder then the other two to make, but none the less it's adorable and so much fun to make!

I would like to thank all these awesome YouTubers for putting up all these awesome Minion tutorials, helping us learn a craft and sparking the Imagination! You guys are awesome!!!!

Until next time folks I hope you have a blessed day!

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Heart's Promise can be a devastating thing

I did not think that anything could top the first set of book in this series, but Emmie’s story has drawn me deeper into the story Colleen Coble has created.

If you have read A Heart’s Betrayal then by now you know that Emmie is pregnant. And being constantly within the confines of the fort the women are getting more then a little restless. It was amazing how their view on being confined is different from our. Seeing the same shops, houses, and buildings was there idea. Ours is somewhat the same, but we don’t even really notice it that much.

It’s just amazing how much has changed in less then two hundred years. It doesn’t seem like that long ago with all these amazing historical fiction books surrounding us.

And things just keep getting worse for poor Emmie, someone has learn her secret and threatens to use it should Emmie make one wrong move. Isaac is trying to get through her barriers, but Emmie doesn’t believe his honest attempts to love her. If not to make matters worse a promise is extracted from Emmie, one that could change everything if she has to keep it.

But y’all can find out most of this just from reading the back of the cover. I wish I could give more to this review, but there is nothing I can say that will truly compare to just reading the book for yourself. At only 100 pages I cannot say too much without giving the story away completely. And that’s no fun

You can take comfort though in knowing your favorite author (if Colleen Coble is one of your favorites, like she is mine) has done it again and you will not be disappointed in her latest novella. I can’t get the next one soon enough. Hopefully the next three weeks will fly by.

Until next time I hope y’all have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given