Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July Bible Journaling Pages

Well,  we are still waiting for Atticus to arrive.  So, I thought I'd write another post and then go out in the garden today to try and keep my mind off of it.  I'm just so anxious and I'm a worry wart,  I just want to get to the happy part where I'm holding him in my arms and were all together as a family taking pictures and enjoying a new life.  But it will come, I know!

In the meantime, here are a few new Bible Journal pages and what God has been teaching me.

Here is a pre-printed verse I simply colored in with gel pens.  This is a great verse to memorize.  I've always loved the verse "But as for me and my house will will serve the Lord", so I highlighted it and added an "Amen" sticker.

This is a page I created myself with a variety of stickers over a gelato background.  The story of the Israelites defeat as the result of Achan's sin really spoke to me in a personal way.  It made me wonder how often we as Christians do not experience a certain victory we are praying for because of sin in our lives.

This is another page I created myself.  I was completely blown away that Caleb had to wait over 40 years for a promise to come true.  It made me think how impatient we are when we pray for something and do not see answers to our prayers immediately.  I created the background with water colors, then added a bunch of stickers, my own hand writing, and washi tape.

I've been having a lot of fun with craft paint on my Bible pages.  Once the paint is dry, it's so easy to draw on them and nothing shows up on the other side.  In this page I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the verse Joshua 21:45.  Every single promise God made to the Israelites came true!  Wow!  So I underlined that verse and added another "Amen!" sticker.  The I added stickers and my own hand-writing to emphasize that verse.

These are pre-colored pages I had a blast coloring!  The page on the left is the last chapter of the book of Joshua and the page on the right is the first chapter of the book of Judges.  In the Inspire Bible they always have a beautiful illustration at the beginning of every new book.

I loved that they had one of my favorite verses so beautifully illustrated in the Inspire Bible.  I had so much fun coloring it.  I did the background with a mix of gelatos and water colors.  The words were colored in with gel pens, and for the house I used colored pencils.

This page is so much prettier in real life.  It was hard to get a good photo of it.  The colors are much, much deeper.  I chose these hues of yellows, oranges, and reds to represent the sun in the verse.  I colored the entire page with water colors, then I went back and colored in all the words with gel pens.  The column was done with pencils.'

I did this pre-printed image in pinks and reds to emphasize "Hearts".  I then highlighted the specific verse in the text with deep pink, plus drew a heart around the word "Heart" and colored it in with a white gel pen.  The background was done in gelatos and all gel pens were used for the words and large hearts.  I love how God emphasized multiple times how the promises He made to the Israelites came true.

Another pre-printed image.  I colored the yellow background with water colors then did all the words using gel pens.

And my last page is a pre-printed image colored with gel pens.  I emphasized the word "Victory" by doing an ombre effect.

Have A Great Day!  Hopefully I'll have baby pictures to share soon!  Amy

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Yellow with White Jeans From Stitch Fix

Well, as I sit and write this post, our grandson has yet to make an appearance in this world.  He is just taking his sweet time and apparently has no idea how impatient we are all growing waiting to meet him.  Every time the phone rings or dings I literally jump out of my skin and think "Is it time? Is it time?"  I seriously don't know how much longer I can go on like this. But every time I begin to throw a pity party I think of my sweet daughter who is having even a worse time.  I think the wait has been especially hard because we missed Alethea's 2nd birthday party and we didn't get to spend the 4th of July with our kids.  We couldn't make the long trip twice too close together, so we had to spend it apart this year.  That was rough for me.  I always miss not being with my children on holidays.  So, we did nothing for the 4th.  I didn't want to go anywhere only to be suddenly called away.  I spent the day weeding, trying not to cry, while the hubby worked fixing our front porch roof.  

But now that I'm still home,  I decided I might as well return to a regular blogging schedule until I hear otherwise.  Last Monday I showed you the first piece of my June Fix:  a white polka dotted top.  This week I am sharing my second item from that box, a pair of white jeans.

Before I continue with my review, can I first say how wonderful it is to have a beautiful flower garden to post in again?  It makes photo shoots so much easier than taking pictures indoors.

The jeans are by Cosmic Blue Love, the same brand these coral pants are from that I kept from a previous Fix.  This a great brand for me.  The fit is fabulous for my body type.  The name of the pants are "Adrianne Boyfriend Jean".

I styled the top with a yellow top I already owned and then I accessorized with yellow jewelry.  I chose a gingham bag to add a pop of fun to the outfit.  My footwear are jeweled thong sandals I picked up at a gift shop.  They have great arch support (unusual for a thong sandal) and are super comfy.

The pants fit great, like almost all Stitch Fix pants do, but honestly I did not need them.  I already own a pair of white jeans, and I didn't think I was ready for a new pair.  I was actually a little perplexed why Stitch Fix sent me another pair of white jeans as they sent me a pair last year (which I returned, see that post HERE) and I told them then I already owned white jeans.  Maybe they thought it's been a year, and I could use a new pair.  I noticed I had a new stylist, so maybe she didn't look into what I had received in previous Fixes before putting my box together.  Who knows?

If you are looking for a great pair of white jeans, I can recommend these!  They are just the right thickness to not be too heavy for summer, yet not too thin so you can see through them.  Very comfortable to wear too!

If you've never tried Stitch Fix before, use my REFERRAL CODE to receive $25.00 off your first box.

And remember, if I disappear from Blog Land, you will know Baby Atticus has finally decided to say "Hello World!"  I'll post pictures as soon as I can!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th Of July!

Happy 4th of July!  I wish I could tell you where we're going or what we'll be doing to celebrate the holiday,  but we're just on "stand by" awaiting the birth of our new grandson.  His due date is July 8th, so we can't make any plans because we will head down to Illinois to meet him once he is born and take care of our granddaughter.  If I suddenly disappear from "Blog Land" for awhile, you'll know why!

Have a wonderful, and safe 4th, and hopefully soon I'll have some pictures to share of grand baby #2!