Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pinterest Favorites

I am officially addicted to this site. I am surprised that I pulled myself away long enough to blog....but I am blogging about Pinterest....so I loose anyways. While surfing this site...these are the things that have caught my attention, love to own one day, create in the near future, or just thought was cute! If you haven't heard of the site, check it out! You have to get an invite first, but then once you do....GO CRAZY!
Ingrid Michaelson "You and I"

Hello Kitty Sushi. oh yes.

My mother would hate me for this....red someday?

This way I can have all the mugs I want!

Who needs a Nook?


Easiest Blackberry Pie Recipe EVER!

tiny dear and glitter...how could it get better?

More cute dear.

Love the outfit.

Made entirely out of recycled goods.

I have an obsession with mugs..and these made my must get list.

Adorbs. Colors.

One of my favorite places on earth.

Skinny potato soup recipe. Made with a little bit of cauliflower.

All things whales.

Love this outfit.

Cute! Birds nests. DIY

Home is where ever you are. <3


More Christmas decor.

As you can see, this looks like a bunch of craziness. On the site you can "pin" your interests to different category boards. Such as "My style", "Home", "Crafts", etc. It's perfect for those times when you are searching a blog or a site and you see something that you just could die for and you really want to remember it. Well, just Pin it! The site that holds your ideas!
 Start saving your ideas HERE!

Until then,

Monday, July 25, 2011

great news

Guys! We made it one month! Today is our one month anniversary! How exciting!

   On another exciting note...we are soo excited to be headed to Monterrey, Mexico this Thursday to witness the marriage of my older brother James and his wonderful fiancee Nelly. She is not only beautiful out the outside, but she is beautiful on the inside as well. I am so excited to gain a sister! We are so blessed to know Nelly! She is very welcome to join our family, couldn't ask for a better match for my big bro. Congrats to you two! You really deserve each other! Trust in the Lord in all your decisions, and He will make your paths straight. Love you both very much.
      Yesterday's sermon at church could not have come at a more perfect time for our lives while I continue to search for a job.  Pastor Simmons covered the power of prayer from Mark 11:22-26. Prayer has the power to move mountains into the sea. How awesome! By faith, we believe that our prayers are going to be answered by our Heavenly Father. Sometimes though it may seem like He is taking forever to answer, or just doesn't care to answer. This isn't true. His answers come at the perfect time, just exactly when He planned all along.  There are times when we look back over our lives and realize that we would have actually been sad or more unhappy if the prayers that we were praying so desperately for ended up in our favor. God blesses us and guides us by His answers. He answers prayers all the time, sometimes in our favor and sometimes not.  In that we can take hope and it is in this that we find faith and peace.  What can comfort us the most is that God is in control, and He knows what will happen before it does. It is pretty neat to have the creator continue to guide my life as He sees fit.  When we face large mountains in our life, that is when we need to look back and realize that God has never failed us before. He has been shown to be right when we needed it, and we prospered from His answers and His love. This gives us hope to face even larger mountains that may come up against us in our futures!
       This being said, I am still in the search for a job. I have a very promising lead, but there are 2 other girls up for the position. This has forced me to go to my knees and ask the my Lord to guide me where He will have me. Pray that this is it! I would love to be offered this job! Keep your fingers crossed!

Until then,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Project

  I am soo looking forward to making these. A fun craft that can last for a long time to come!

You need:

old pattern
2 ft. small ribbon or string

I cut 8 pieces of pattern paper 12"x 20" for a 12 inch round pom.
You need at least 8 sheets to make a full pom.

Next, fold accordion style along the 12 inch side of your paper.
Pretend you are making a fan:).

Round out the edges.

Then find the middle by folding in half.

Tie your string securely around the middle and then start fluffing the layers out toward the center. Try and get each sheet of tissue separated...if you rip or tear, don't worry, it only adds to the "look."

Ta Daaa....your pattern paper pom {say that 10 times really fast}  is finished!

The best part is that you can re-use them!
I store mine in a Rubbermaid tote and have quite a selection to use for decoration.
Simply find the middle of the pom and press down.

Flatten it out.

I found this
Happy Crafting!
 Until then,


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Westminster Wednesdays

It has been a bit since I have done a blog for Westminster Wednesday, but here is it. Some solid information that shows the power of the Bible and how God allows us to use it to claim our salvation through His Son. 

Question 3: What is the Word of God?

Answer: The holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, the only rule of faith and obedience.

Question 4: How doth it appear that the Scriptures are the Word of God?

Answer: The Scripture manifest themselves to be the Word of God, by their majesty and purity; by the consent of all the parts, and the scope of the whole, which is to give all glory to God; by their light and power to convince and convert sinners, to comfort and build up believers into salvation: but the Spirit of God bearing witness by and with the Scriptures in the heart of man, is alone able fully to persuade it that they are the very Word of God.

-The Wesminster Standards - The Larger Catechism

Until then,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Well Wishes

These are some meaningful well wishes (cards) that Travis and I received for our wedding. I wanted to share them, because they touched our hearts <3.

"Since you are both Christians and starting our with God at the center; it's almost guaranteed that you will have a marriage that sings and enjoys all of God's promises. Blessings to you both and know we will pray for you! If you need anything please call us!"

"May love and laughter, care and kindness, compassion and joy, be yours, as man and wife, companions on life's road to eternity."

"We pray the Lord's great favor will rest upon you as you await your wedding day. We are SO excited for you and look forward to June 25th. God's richest blessings to you on your big day and in all the days, weeks, and years and months to come!"

"May the Lord continue to draw you closer to Him as you and Travis draw closer to one another."

"All our love and prayers as you start your life together according to God's exciting plans for you!"

"We have so enjoyed watching your relationship unfold over the last few years, and we anticipate wonderful events in your future. We are blessed to know you, and we're praying for you both as you embark on a new season of life's journey."

"Travis and Emma, May God richly bless your new life together as one."

"Dearest Emma-Line and T-Heim, Congrats! You two are perfect examples of what a Christ-centered relationship should be like. You are both dear friends and a blessing in my life! I can't wait to see where life takes you in the many years to come. You guys have been a great encouragement to me, more than words can express. Enjoy your big day!"

"Congrats on your big day! I am so happy for you both. I can't wait to see you guys grow old together! Happy Wedding day to my new friends! Such an adorable married couple!"

"So glad to be part of your special day! May God richly bless your marriage!"

"Love, May you cherish it always! To Mr. and Mrs.Heim on your wedding day, be kind to one another always and may you always have joy in one anothers arms."

"I will never forget the first time we all hung out and grilled out. That was the night that we grilled delicious hamburgers and started our friendship. I am so blessed to have both of y'all in my life. I am so happy that you guys are finally tying the knot. Anyways, enjoy the grill, and I know Travis will dominate as the grill master."

"Praying God's blessings on your marriage for years and years to come!"

"We send many wishes for you both as you begin the great adventure in marriage. May you grow together in your love for Jesus as He leads you!"

"Emma, Seems like yesterday you were a little whisp of a girl dancing across a stage; now you are joyously dancing into matrimony with your wonderful Travis. God bless and keep you two always. We loved you all your life and your parents and family all these many years. 1 Cor 13."

"May God's bountiful blessings enrich your lives as your journey together as husband and wife in the Lord."

"Best wishes- Don't spend this on anything serious."

Bless you all for blessing us. We are beyond thankful for these wonderful words. Continue to pray for us that we can trust the Lord more and more each day.

Until then,

Thursday, July 14, 2011