Friday Finds #4


I have some fun finds for you today.  Just click on the picture to visit the sites.  Happy Friday!

This peach walnut dump cake looks yummy and easy from Mostly Homemade Mom. The other recipes look really good too!

These pumpkin designs are cool from Alisa Burke.

Halloween and Fall graphics from The Graphic Fairy and don’t you love that they’re free?!

50 Fantastic Halloween and Fall Graphics  //  The Graphics FairyAwesome and inexpensive Halloween crafts from Better Homes and Gardens — I think this wreath looks really easy to make.

Sophisticated Swarm Wreath

I think this idea from My Soulful Home is really clever.

Pumpkins from Scrubbing pads a repurpose http://mysoulfulhome.comBlessings,


“Then I was the craftsman at his side.  I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence,”  Proverbs 8:30  NIV Bible

Friday Finds #3


Friday finds are here again!

  • Best explanation of what it’s like to live with a chronic illness or disability, “The Spoon Theory”, click here.
  • Literary Tourism: Oxford, England from BookRiot, click the picture for more.

Radcliffe Camera Oxford England

  • I’m always amazed by the creativity of Mandi at Vintage Revivals and she has a way with words that always leaves me smiling.  Her project of turning an old leather sofa into a bench just blew me away.  Check it out here.
  • Found this great idea for DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights by Thriftdee, click here.
  • Love this piece by Lindsey Stirling, “Beyond the Veil”    

Happy Weekend!



“Shout with joy to God, all the earth!”  Psalm 66:1  NIV Bible


Pears Podged with Paper

Pears Podged with Paper
For the first Thanksgiving with my children and their new spouses (see here and here  and yes , I’m shameless and proud!)  I wanted to do it up right  with something special for the table. 

Michael’s came to my rescue.  I found exactly what I was looking for: paper mache’ pears for $1 a piece. The store had pears, apples and cherries but I liked the pears for Thanksgiving. 

To Podge Pears with Paper:
The basic supplies needed are glue, a paint brush, a pear and strips cut from an old book.  Oh, and a movie to watch while you work : )

I like to use the gloss Mod Podge because the result is a shiny finish but you can also use a watered down Elmer’s glue or Tacky glue. 

To apply, brush an area of the pear liberally with glue, then place a strip of paper onto the area and then brush glue all over the paper to seal the strip to the pear.  Repeat and repeat and …

Daughter in law:  “Did you just take a picture of my one painted thumb?”   Guilty!

Once the pear is covered in strips, let it dry for a few hours. I suspended it with a clothespin.
I chose to keep them fairly plain with only a twine bow and a florist leaf so I could use them in many different ways but you could add clear glitter which would be very nice or podge with strips of Christmas wrap.   I would suggest adding a light sprinkling of glitter while the object is wet with Mod Podge.

If you like to cut, glue and paste, you will love this project!



“You did not choose me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last…” 
 John 15:16  NIV Bible