Love this Mag, part 1

I am so excited! I am planning on where I will sit, (inside or outside?) The blanket I’ll use to snuggle up in. And what will be my beverage of choice? (A hot cup of tea or coffee? A glass of wine?). My two favorite magazines have arrived in the mail.

These two are not to be read nilly-willy, on the run or with a quick flip of the pages. Oh no. They are to be slowly devoured page by page, soaking in the photographs, admiring the beautiful pictures. Time needs to be taken to actually read the articles. Yup! They have articles that are masterfully written and are longer than the one paragraph insights of most magazines.

The first of my favorites is Life:Beautiful.

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It is a family run magazine with Mom, Dad, daughters, son-in-laws and children contributing to the final product. It is published quarterly, which makes it even more special when it comes in the mail. You won’t find how to’s for your sex life, celebrity updates, the newest fads or -get this- Advertisements! How do they do it without? I have no idea, but I like it!

Each issue has recipes, decorating, crafts, monthly calendars for reading scripture and columns for your health, money and marriage. Each article is thoughtfully written to glorify God. I don’t find it preachy, but more showing this beautiful life that God has created. I finish reading with a renewed sense of peace. You won’t want to throw this magazine away!

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I want every woman to have this magazine in their hands. Since I can’t possibly give one to every woman, I will give a one year subscription to a random chosen reader. Just leave a message in the comment section and you will be put in the drawing!

Springtime Wreath

A friend asked if I would make her a spring wreath like the one I made the other day for my front door. The elementary school is having its spring festival with a silent auction. You know, it’s one thing to make something for yourself, but to make it for someone else is a whole different ball game. People actually wanting to put their money out for something I’ve made seems ridiculous, but I’ll give it a try. I did indeed make another one of those mesh fabric wreaths, but it needs some tweaking. I’ll see what I can do with it today.

But meanwhile, I wanted to make this wreath I saw on Pinterest.

20130322-091834.jpg Super easy and super cute!

20130322-093505.jpg14inch wreath, heavy weight yarn, eyelash yarn, flowers, ribbon and a glue gun.

20130322-094119.jpg The key here with the wrapping is to take the yarn end from the middle of the skein, instead of the outside. Just stick your fingers in one of the sides and find an end. As you will see later in my demonstration, if you use the outside end of yarn, you will have a tangled mes

20130322-094946.jpgKeeps wraps pushed together

20130322-095147.jpgNow with the eyelash yarn begin wrapping

20130322-095244.jpgSee? I didn’t take the end from the middle

20130322-095322.jpgTurn wreath over to check for gaps.

20130322-095606.jpgI pulled the flowers off the stems and hot glued onto wreath.

20130322-095726.jpgMake a six loop bow

20130322-095822.jpgI like! I will even put the little sign from the idea photo on this one too. Maybe they can make a few dollars off this pretty little thing at the spring carnival.