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I’m so excited! This is the 10th year anniversary of the Knit Together in Love: scarf project!
In case you aren’t familiar with the KTIL project here is a little bit about us.
Knit Together In Love is a project dedicated to providing and sending warm, handmade scarves to missionaries around the world so they may distribute them to people such as poor children, orphans, the elderly or to use in their women and children’s ministries.
Our goal is to warm people physically in hopes that their hearts might be warmed spiritually to the Gospel.
Watch this video to find out how it all started!
We would love to have you join the scarf project by donating a handmade scarf or two to bless children and those in need. Last year we collected 400+ scarves to send to 5 different countries! We are kicking the scarf project off again this year and you have until October 4th to sign up to be involved and until January 6th to send your scarves in.
You can find all of the specific details of how you can help, contact information, a video and the sign up form by clicking the Knit Together In Love tab on the menu bar. Even if you can’t knit or crochet a scarf there are still ways you can help!
Here is a sampling of pictures from previous projects. We ask for pictures from the missionaries from each country the scarves are sent to. This past year I had the amazing opportunity to actually hand deliver some of the scarves to children in New Zealand during a Bible in School day. You can read more about my trip and see some additional pictures here.
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This past weekend I flew over to the Women Living Well conference!
On this trip I had the opportunity to meet each of the speakers, ladies who I’d met online but had never had the chance to talk with in person. I can tell you right now that even after a few minutes of spending time with them I knew this was a FUN group of ladies!
Each of the ladies had something special about them, a unique passion and it came out in their conversation as well as their key notes at the conference. There was a beautiful diversity but a clear unified bond in Christ.
This is a group picture of all of us after a fun dinner!
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Over the next few days I spent time getting to know these ladies and trying to lend a hand when possible as they prepared for the conference. They were all very kind and I so enjoyed getting to know them!
On conference day I sat in the front and tried to capture it all on camera to help Courtney out, which proved to be a bit challenging. These girls are super expressive and exciting which made it a little bit hard to get a good shot (I think we got a few) but I wouldn’t change them for anything. The energy and passion was great!
I loved the way the conference was planned out. Each speaker had a chance to share with us the passion the Lord had laid on their heart. Such wisdom and encouragement on topics like marriage, parenting, walking with God, health, ministry and more!
Then after each speaker there would be a Q&A panel. Courtney would invite up three or four of the speakers and then she would ask them questions related to the topic that had just been discussed. Each woman had a unique perspective and something different to bring to the table. I took lots of notes during these Q&A sessions!
Two ladies I was very excited to meet where Courtney and Darlene. I have read their blogs for several years now and couldn’t believe I was finally going to get to meet them in person!
Do you know how to protect your fertility?
I’m posting over at The Better Mom with a few ways women can strive to protect their ability to conceive children.
I’m posting over at The Better Mom today with some FREE Printable Emergency/Safety Cards!
Need a one stop place to save all of your family’s emergency numbers, allergy information and medication lists? This printable is for you!
The Better Mom has so many great contributors that share amazing posts. I highly recommend this blog!
I am very happy to announce the winner of the Ultimate Beauty Bag and “Single Girl” ebook giveaway! I will be contacting you by email and you will have until Monday night to respond so you can collect your prize.
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With out further ado the winner is……………………………
Lisa Baucom Chambers
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Today I really felt like being crafty and making something fun but I didn’t feel like going to the store. I decided to look around the house and see what we had on hand that I could use. I settled on making this cute little headband out of an old T-shirt. Do you like it? These are the steps I used to make it.
What you’ll need:
And here is the finished product! I’m really liking the braided knot accent, simple and unique.
What do you think? What type of outfit would you wear a headband like this with?
Ok, so I told you the exciting news about the new ebook, “Single Girl…. the single woman’s guide to life, liberty and the pursuit of godliness”. All the pieces have fallen together and I’m so happy to announce to you that there will be three additional writers contributing to this book!
New York Times best selling author, Darlene Schacht, has agreed to write a piece of encouragement for the beginning of the ebook. I met Darlene through her blog Time-Warp Wife. She is an amazing writer and I LOVE her views on womanhood, so biblical!
Sarah Mae, author of “Desperate” and co-host of the Allume Social conference has also agreed to share a few words of wisdom. This lady is such an inspiration to me. She has a heart for serving the Lord and such a creative mind for writing and blogging!
Last but certainly not least, my very own pastor’s wife, Tracey Ferrell, will be ending the book by sharing her wonderful perspective on the single woman’s value to the Church. Tracey is such a blessing to our church family and I know she will be a great blessing to you!
I am just completely overwhelmed by God’s goodness to me. He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all I could ever ask or think! Not only has He allowed me the privilege of getting to know these three lovely ladies but He has put it on their hearts to share their wisdom and encouragement with all of us through this ebook!
I’m kind of in awe of what God is doing here.
I LOVE vintage and I’ve recently begun an obsession for vintage looking bicycles! With a vintage inspired photo shoot coming up I decided this was the perfect time to invest in a sweet, antique-y looking bike. I wasn’t able to to find a real vintage bicycle in my area, in my price range, on short notice so I decided to create my own vintage replica.
The other day while thrifting I came across an ugly purpleish-black bike with a few redeeming qualities: a nice shape, a good size and shiny RIMS! For $25 I brought her home with me to begin a much needed makeover.
Before the makeover. Ugly huh?
First, with the help of my sister and little bother (who knows 95% more about tools than I do), we removed the wheels, seat, rims and chain guard. Next, we removed all of the stickers and used sand paper so take off the top layer of the hitious glossy paint.
I washed off the bike really well and dried it. We then took masking tape and thourghly taped off the handle bars, peddles, bike chain and pretty much everything else we didn’t want painted.
Yes….. that IS what it looks like. We hung the bike from a tree in our back yard with a rope. I bought a can of spray paint ($6) in Ocean Blue and started spraying. The tree hanging method seemed to work best to get an even coat but we did try laying it on a trash bag and spraying it that way first. We also hung the other parts I wanted to paint like the chain guard.
After the bike dried (and with a little sceptisism from other family members haha) we put all of the pieces back together….. a little challenging, but doable. I added a picnic basket rack, which I painted a little darker blue, onto the back of the bike to finish it off.
I was more than a little excited about the way my little vintage replica bicycle turned out! The Ocean Blue color along side the silver rims just makes me smile! Isn’t it CUTE?
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