Being a Crafty Fixer

This is going to sound silly as a post to most people but I thought it was a good idea. The screw fell off my sun glasses and I was really bummed. I tried to put it in but it fell into the void of my car. Even more bummed, I was thinking I would have to throw them away until an idea hit me.

I took the sun glasses in the the house to try it out and it worked! I just slid a paper clip in the place the screw was and that was that. I saved my favorite sun glasses with for free.

What are some crafty fixes you have done? There are many out there and I’m sure I’m not the first person to fix glasses with a paper clip but to me it was an awesome moment. I saved myself $10 with something for free. It was a good feeling 🙂

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God’s Blessings

I mentioned that we had a crazy high has bill that we weren’t expecting in a previous post well I have a cool update about that. See God covered it all! He provided the extra money and  then a little more. It was a good reminder for me to not worry when things happen. God will provide even in a crazy month like December.

How has God blessed you this season? I know we weren’t sure how we were going to cover all the gifts we had to buy for our daughter and each other but there are so many gifts that the only way that they could have gotten here was by God’s hand. I feel so blessed.

God has also used people to bless me as well. A man in Walmart today gave me the dollar I needed to cover my order. I had people make crochet project orders and sold a few things that we no longer needed.

If you need something God will provide in one way or another. You might have to do some extra work or He will send people to bless you. Love is the real reason of the season. God sent His Son to be our greatest gift and now we can be a gift to other people. You never k iw what a dollar will do for someone. For me it meant alot today.

I look forward to being able to do the same for someone else 🙂

How Do You Save Money?

I would love to hear from my readers with tips on they have learned to save money. Obviously washing and drying clothes is one way but it is rather extreme. One other way we save money as a family is we don’t eat out but a couple times a month and use programs like Netflix instead of cable.

How do you save money? We all can learn from eachother since every penny counts these days.

Being Thankful this Christmas

I know that for some the Christmas season can be one of the hardest. This post isn’t going to be about thrifting per say but it will mention about having a gracious heart.

I have a good family friend who lost their son when he was sixteen almost three years ago. It was a really had hit to the family and the community. He is missed everyday but I can only imagine the hole there is wheb it comes to the holidays now. I just look around my family and just thank God everyday that they are all still here. I have not lost anyone close to me yet and I don’t look forward to when I do but that is not the case for the majority.

My husband, for example, has lost all but one of his grandparents. He did not even get to meet one of his grandmother’s and another was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was just a toddler. So to him, the idea of having lots of family around the Christmas tree opening presents is totally a foreign concept.

Do any of you have a situation where you related to either story? Or do you have a story like mine where you haven’t really been to alot of funerals yet?

All I know is that I want to be thankful for everything and everyone in my life because one day they won’t be and it will be the saddest day in my life. I couldn’t imagine the pain of losing a parent or my sister or any of my grandparents or parents.

My heart goes out to all who have experienced loss this Christmas and to encourage you keep looking up. God loves you now with them no longer with you as much as He did when they were still here. He is still the God of light and love and will be there for you through this season.

Some New Items in My Etsy Shop

So I am starting to get the hang of posting listings and making my product look good in the listing. A picture is really worth a 1000 words. I tried to take a picture on my phone but the quality was really bad so I had to break out my camera and tripod and do it right. And I have to say, the outcome was worth it.

Below are my new products that I have posted in my Esty shop. I hope you like them and encourage you to come by and check my store out! 🙂

Bouncing Boy Blue Blanket

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Warm Fingerless Glove

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Jungle Fleece Baby Blanket

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Pure Innocence Fleece Blanket

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I Joined Etsy :)

I have always been crafty and love doing things with my hands. So I took up sewing as a school project ten years ago and crochet about two years ago. The sewing has been on and off since I started but I have always enjoyed it. And the crochet… Well, let’s just I haven’t bought a new scarf or pair of mittens since I started.

Then someone asked if I did Etsy? I said, “No since that is for talented people”. Well, I have finally decided that my products are good enough for Etsy so I opened Handi Works of Grace yesterday. I only have one item on there so far but I will be adding more probably daily as I get my stock built up. Most of the things right now will be made to order for a little while but I am quick so I can get the orders out fast.

My favorite thing to make are baby blankets (which is the one thing I have in my shop at the moment). They are just so warm and cozy and I can pray for the baby while I make it. It is a really cool feeling.

So I encourage you to check it out and spread the word! Keep an eye out for updates and new products being released. This is going to be a fun ride 🙂

Trying to Stay With It

So I posted earlier about I am trying to do half my laundry by hand. Well… I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not easy to keep up with it.

My next load is supposed to be handwashed and I really want to just throw it in the washer. That could be because it has been really cold here in northern California all of a sudden and outside drying isn’t exactly possible. That means that I have to dry it in the house which isn’t the end of the world. So I’ll be a good girl and keep up with my challenge. Quiters are not well received where I come from. 😉