Proverbs 31:13

Proverbs 31:13 “She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.”

This reminded me of Ruth, in all reality she is the PERFECT Biblical example of a living Proverbs 31 woman. She left all that she knew to stay with her mother-in-law and take care of her. Verse 13 really reminds me of Ruth 2:7 Boaz is speaking to one of his servants asking about Ruth. The servant responds saying “She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.’ So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except for a short rest.” Ruth did what she had to do for her family to provide for them (Naomi), She worked with “willing hands.”

 

DIY Sewing Machine Pin Cushion

Heres another pinterest success of mine! It was super easy, super cheap and super cute!

Heres what you need:

1. scrap fabric (since I’m new to the sewing scene I didn’t have any so i bought a fabric quarter from JoAnne’s it was $2.99 – I literally only used about a 4″ x 4″ square.  So you’ll probably see that fabric reappear in future posts)

2. ribbon or elastic (the pin I found for the tutorial used ribbon – but I found this super cute brown ruffle elastic and decided on that instead)

3. stuffing (i already had this – I reupholstered a chair last summer… i should post that here … it was an interesting experience.)

pin-cushion-for-sewing-machine

Want to make one too? Heres the tutorial I found on pinterest.

*This post was originally posted on www.ashleykahler.wordpress.com on April 27, 2013*

DIY Camera Strap

I was incredibly crafty today.  I love taking photos and I have a really nice camera – but she needed some more style.  So I made her a new dress!

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This was pretty simple.  I can’t wait to make more!

Heres what you need:

1. 2 coordinating fabrics (or the same if you’d rather) – i again used the fabric quarters from JoAnne’s – I chose 2 different yellow patterns – yellow is my favorite color)

2. fusible interfacing

Want to make one too? Heres the tutorial I found on pinterest.

*This post was originally posted on www.ashleykahler.wordpress.com on April 27, 2013*

Caged Cracked Marbles

This one was pretty easy. I definitely want to work more on these to really perfect them. The marbles are large flat stones (found them at the dollar store) and baked at 350 for 20 minutes then put in water and ice immediately for about 2 minutes (you’ll hear the marbles crack!) You can find the cage tutorial that I modified here.cracked marble

*This post was originally posted on www.ashleykahler.wordpress.com on May 11, 2013*

Easy Peasy Skirt

I made this skirt last Saturday. It was so easy, with the exception of several trips to the store for the right color thread and a replacement sewing machine needle)

easy skirt

You can find the instructions on how to make one here.

*This post was originally posted on www.ashleykahler.wordpress.com on June 15, 2013*

Custom Desk Pad

Today’s crafter-noon project was also super easy.

Here’s what you need:
– clear desk pad (I got mine from Office Max)
– spray adhesive
– wrapping paper

custom desk pad photo

You can find further instructions on how to make yours here.

*This post was originally posted on www.ashleykahler.wordpress.com on June 15, 2013*

Planner Lovin’ + FREE Printable’s

 

I have a serious planner problem… its pretty bad.  My latest purchase was a Webster Pages Color Crush in Dark Pink (when it arrives in the mail I’ll do a WHOLE post on it).  The only downside to this was because this planner was so popular for 2015 all of the planner kits are only for preorder.  That was a sad day.  ENTER PINTEREST.  So i’ve been devouring Pinterest for free printable pages.  And believe it or not theres not a whole lot for the personal (3.75 x 6.75″) size.  So I’ve been dabbling in designing my own.  And of course I’m sharing them.  Here’s two basic notes & to do’s.  Easily print on already cut 3.75 x 6.75″ paper (for a great tutorial on that visit HERE). Enjoy and happy planning!

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Knowledge Vs. Wisdom

One of the things I love about Study Bibles are the little notes in small microscopic print at the bottom of the pages. Now I know you’re probably thinking… well DUH… isn’t that the point of a Study Bible… But I remember the first Study Bible I ever had… and I dont think I ever never read those notes…

Now I have a good six Study Bibles; all with different notes at the bottom, and I read them all. One tells me about archeological history (The Archeological Study Bible), one tells me where I can find Christ in what I read (The Gospel Trasnformation Study Bible), and so on and so forth. Well in reading Proverbs 1, one of those little notes expressed a difference between KNOWLEDGE and WISDOM.

Well how are those two words that seem the same so different?

Now you can almost think of it this way. Knowlege is me having that Study Bible with all the notes to bring me to the correct understading of what God teaches us in the Bible. But wisdom…thats reading the notes, using the notes to grow deeper and LIVING out what the notes say.

 

 

 

 

 

An Intro to Proverbs

I have very little no patience…especially when it comes to something I’m excited about. So when I signed up to lead this #GoodMorningGirls study via Facebook this past Monday…I went into hyperdrive. I didn’t want to wait until the 15th to begin reading Proverbs. I wanted to start now NOW. So I got out all my supplies and started with the introductions. That counts right?

So here’s a few things I put together for us as we begin our study!

How about you? Did you start reading proverbs already? What does your Bible have to say in introduction to Proverbs?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

Tools of the Trade

I was born to be an Adiministrative Assistant (or at the very least work in a office). Why? Because the “tools” you use are the best part. I’m not talking about interpersonal skills, communication skills or computer knowledge…I’m talking PENS people! So since I’m about to embark on my first group study with Good Morning Girls (and not only that but leading the group) I thought I’d share a little bit about the tools I’m using to make this happen.

Here they are my friends…

1. First off we have the Global Study Bible (ESV version). Probably not my favorite bible in the whole world, but its the “cleanest” one I have so that I can highlight it, write in it, draw in it…you know make it messy!

2. Along with that I really like the Olive Tree Bible Study app for IPad (also works with android, PC and Mac. I love that I can use it on my phone, ipad, macbook, and even check it online from any computer anywhere. I’m pretty sure the app was $0.99. I’ve purchased additional Bibles, maps and books to be able to go more in depth with my studies. My favorites: Gospel Transformation Bible Notes, Reformation Study Bible Notes. I also have NIV, KJV, ASV and ESV versions loaded.

3. I heard about the Frixion pens from a blog post about planners. And lets just say I FELL IN LOVE. Remember those eraseable pens we all used in junior high… they were cool…but you had to literally press down with all the force in your body to make the ink come out…and then erasing was a whole different story. These Frixion eraseable pens are amazing… no eraser shavings, no blue streaks on your paper, and they write like GEL pens… yes thats right GEL pens… They are literally my new best friends… They were hard to find. At first all I found was a pack of red, blue and black. So I searched amazon… and guess what I found MARKERS …. yes eraseable markers. Now they had to come from Japan… and they have Japanese writing all over them… but they are amazing…and no bleeding through even thing bible pages… DOUBLE PRIZES! (bonus points if anyone knows what movie that comes from).

4. Disc bound notebooks are also wonderful… its like a binder and a notebook all in one. This cover is a Martha Stewart one (which I DIY paint splattered the cover with neon nail polish…I went through a Carrie Diaries phase). Inside I have my GMG color chart, reading plan, notes pages, SOAK pages and sticky notes.

So now that I’ve shared my study tools… share yours? What works for you?