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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Toiletry Rolls

Made some toiletry rolls for the girls going to teen camp next week.
I think they are super cute, I used mine for camp and vacations for 2 years now.

example, toiletries not included.

Machine washable, heat sealed ribbon tie, ribbon color varies.
For more Jolly Olive Designs

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sewing projects

I was able to spend yesterday sewing up some more backsacks.  I got 7 completed.  I've made it a joke not to sew on Sundays, as I usually have more mess ups and problems on Sunday, but all went well yesterday.

Woke up to a dusting of snow, and icy roads.  We were scheduled to have a new roof put on today, but it is too cold for the shingles to lay down properly.

Food and Nutrition 4H meeting canceled for all of March and April.  I hope they can be scheduled for another day each month.  We've only met once so far this year.

Menu plan for the week:
Chicken Verde ( chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic power and a can of verde sauce)
Italian Beef sandwiches
Chicken and dumplings
Meatballs with mushroom gravy

Monday, February 24, 2014

Menu Plan

Grilled Chicken with grilled vegs
Beef Roll Ups
Breakfast Night
Pork Chops Verda

Long time

Well, it's been a long time since I've blogged anything.
I hope I can figure out how this new blogger works!

Been doing lots since I've last checked in.  Oldest daughter graduated from homeschool.
Went to 2 church camps last summer, celebrated 25 anniversary with a wonderful 3 day trip, but ended up with food poisoning.  

Those seem to be the highlights that stick out in my mind.

So I've really gotten into pyrograpy the last few weeks, and LOVE it.  I want to start doing some craft shows/fairs.

I made a bunch of backsacks for all our  campers last year, around 14.  I love making them.

 Here is a new one.

I made all the girls headbands too.  So these are just a few of the crafty things I'd like to sell.
You join my facebook page, Jolly Olive Designs.

I started a "Blessing Jar"   And it is getting quite full already.

Got the garden tilled up on Saturday, looking forward to getting that started.

My daughters have redecorated their bathroom. They had to remove wallpaper, sand walls, scrape loose paint from ceiling, patch and sand, remove and spray paint all the pulls, paint walls, ceiling and trim, add new switch plates and outlet covers.  They did a great job.

Super Bowl Sunday our living room ceiling began leaking, bad.  Like we needed buckets, bad.  Upon inspection insurance company decided that we indeed had hail damage so we get a new roof, new ceiling, and new paint.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Projects- day 2

Soap making day. Made a pot of liquid hand soap. The girls made soap balls. Bella made her soap into stars. I need to finish sewing some burp clothes as a baby gift, also want to start experimenting with a proto type fabic lunch bag. My creativity far exceeds my actual ability, but I'll try anyway.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer projects- day 1

Today I bought an old banquet chair from church to recover for Olivia's room. it turned out nice, Lindy wants another one for his computer chair since they one he uses hurts his back.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No pretend zone.

I don't spend a lot of time reading blogs or browsing Pinterest. I figure no one is as perfect as they pretend to be on their blogs or actually make those things they "pin", but it still can make me feel inadequate. And mad that they are perpetuating those lies/myths making other moms feel bad, guilty, not qualified and inadequate.

Shoot! I struggle with issues as a mom with my girls, as a homeschool parent,and a stay at home wife, and I'm honest about it. Pretending doesn't help anyone and makes things worst for yourself and others. I "preach" this message a lot.

Shock&Horror! I don't make my own laundry SOAP!

I made laundry soap for 2 years. In that time we had to have a plumber come out and "snake" the waterline from the laundry room to the road every 6 months. Soap forms a "curd" that detergent does not. Soap and detergent are not the same. I've switch back to detergent about 1.5 years ago, no plumbing issues. Don't get "guilted" into using something just because it is the new thing eveyone else is doing if it doesn't work for your family. A $70 plumbing bill every 6 months wasn't saving us squat.

Personally I'm sick of hearing " well the Duggers use it". So what!?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our Problem/God's Solution

Our Problem
Problem: God' standard is perfection (Not guilty of Law breaking/sinning) and His justice demands a penalty for sin.

Rom.3:10- As it is written, there is no righteous person, not even one.
Rom. 3:23- All have sinned and fall short of God's glory.
Rom. 6:23a- The wages that sin pays are death,

God's Solution
Solution: Christ's blood sacrifice at Calvary was a fully satisfying payment for our sin.

Rom. 5:8- But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
II Cor. 5:21- God caused the one who didn't know sin to be sin for our sake so that through him we could become the righteousness of God.

Our Responsibilty
Faith: Rely exclusively upon Christ's work on the Cross (Death, Burial, & Resurrection) to be sufficient payment for our sin. Faith is in general, the persuasion of the mind that a certain statement is true. It's primary idea is trust. A thing is true and therefore worthy of trust.

Eph 2:8-9-You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith.[a] This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. 9 It’s not something you did that you can be proud of.
Rom. 4:4-5-Workers’ salaries aren’t credited to them on the basis of an employer’s grace but rather on the basis of what they deserve. 5 But faith is credited as righteousness to those who don’t work, because they have faith in God who makes the ungodly righteous.
Rom. 4:20-21-He didn’t hesitate with a lack of faith in God’s promise, but he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised.

Assurance: To know for sure you have eternal life as a free gift, your sins forever forgiven, know heaven is your home when you die and have peace with God while you are here.

Rom. 5:1- Therefore, since we have been made righteous through his faithfulness combined with our faith,[a] we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:13-You too heard the word of truth in Christ, which is the good news of your salvation. You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit because you believed in Christ.
Romans 8:38-39-I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers 39or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.

40 Bags in 40 Days

So how is your 40 Bags in 40 Days project coming along?
So far we have 9 bags, we are one bag ahead.
4 bags of Olivia's clothes, & 2 bags of trash from her room.
2 bags of my clothes and 7 purses.