Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A simple drawing

This is how I arranged the top of the fridge. I made the drawing of the leaves a while ago. I started drawing and painting when I was a little kid. My dad encouraged me a lot in my drawing and painting by custom framing my creations. In school we had diagram books with every subject. I remember spending hours on each drawing; shading, coloring etc, until each picture felt just right to me. I am not good at all at portraits or complex landscapes. All my drawings are simple. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Whole Wheat Pancakes and Gold dots on White vinyl on Kitchen wall

I made whole wheat pancakes this morning. I made it with whole wheat flour, milk, eggs, sugar, butter and a dash of baking soda.
Here is what I have been working on. Remember I showed you earlier the white vinyl and gold dots on the kitchen walls. Well, yesterday I got some time and I covered more of the kitchen walls with white vinyl and gold dots. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord," frame and paneer and peas curry

In our family, we like the Bible verse "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." So I wrote that verse on paper and framed it on a frame we bought from Pier 1 Imports. There are many pretty things on sale right now in that store and so my husband Jerry Anthony and I went shopping on Saturday. This frame is one of the things we bought.
I kept the frame on the bookshelf in our family room.
I also made this curry for Sunday lunch. It is called matter paneer and is a classic North Indian dish. I made it with peas, paneer, olive oil, grated ginger and garlic, salt and turmeric. We had it with rice and store bought onion kulcha which is a type of Indian flat bread.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Booma Breakfast Tarts and polka dot wall decal from Target

Here is a picture of the Booma breakfast tarts I made on Tuesday. My younger son Joshua is a Star Wars fan. When he was in first or second grade, he brought home a Star Wars cook book from the school library and requested I make the items in it for him. So I made Booma Breakfast Tarts. Everybody in my family loved it and so, since then, I make it every once in a while. I made it with pie crust, apricot jam, egg and a dash of sugar. I made frosting too to decorate the tart after baking.
This is what I bought from Target yesterday. It is a wall decal.
I bought it thinking it would be all gold polka dots. But it has lots of other colors in it as well such as green, brown and tan. However I am going to use only the gold ones for my kitchen.
I covered the green painted kitchen wall with white self patterned vinyl and stuck the gold polka dots on it. Shall show all of it when I am done. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Small bird house for our coffee table

Here is a tiny bird house for our coffee table. It was a wood bird house. I covered it with pink scrapbook paper with white polka dots.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ruffled Ribbon Label

This is how I labeled the sugar jar. The ruffled blue ribbon with white polka dots that I shared yesterday, I sewed it around white paper with blue dots. I stenciled in the word.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ruffled Ribbon

I made ruffled ribbon yesterday. I made it on a blue ribbon with white polka dots.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Organizing my Baking Drawer and sewing for Flour

I am organizing my baking drawer. Here is a sneak peak at how it is looking now. Shall show more pics later.
Then yesterday, I sewed a blue ribbon with white dots onto white paper with blue dots for our flour jar. I stenciled the letters. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Flour jar and glitter jar

This morning I arranged the whole wheat flour jar next to a glitter jar which I used as a vase for a branch, on our kitchen counter. I made the glitter jar by gluing silver and blue glitter to a glass jar.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cilantro

Here is a picture of my cilantro plant. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Table in our family room

This is how I arranged the table in our family room. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gold polka dots on white plate as tray and lace on glass jar

Today I put gold polka dots on a plate as a tray for a vase. I embellished a glass jar with lace for a vase. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One more pink and white pillow

I made one more white and pink pillow for our living room. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cake

I baked this cake yesterday. The cake is from cake-mix and the frosting is from scratch from Hershey's.com. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

White and soft Pink Pillow

I made this pillow today. I like the white and soft pink color combination. Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Framed word with patterned gift wrapping paper

Today I framed the word "Blessing," using gift wrapping paper as the mat around the writing. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mushroom Quiche

I made mushroom quiche today. I got the recipe from the blog mariasmenu.
Do you like mushroom quiche?
I also made a journal for a friend of mine. I would like to tell my friend that God loves her and has a cute plan for her life. My friend should never second guess that or believe anything less. God wants my friend to do amazing things to do for His kingdom if she is willing to walk in them. May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Journal and Ministry idea about "Writing as a Tool to Study God's Word"

Yesterday I made this journal with paper from paper studio, ribbon, stickers and simple notebook paper. For Mother's day last year I made another journal for my mom which had a picture of my two kids. I got the idea for that from martha stewart.com. If you would like to see it you can check it out in one of my blog posts from may 2013. I also wish to share a ministry idea that I have which has to do with a journal. Last Sunday, a lady in my church asked if I could talk about writing at a breakfast for women at our church. I said okay. When she said that this idea of a journal came to my mind. This is the title of the topic that came to my mind. Writing as a tool to study God's word. I thought the ladies in our church could spend five or ten minutes just writing. We could pick a Bible verse like for example., My help comes from the Lord, The maker of heaven and earth Psalm 121 or In the beginning was the word; The word was with God and the word was God. John 1:1 Using that verse as a starting point all ladies can spend 5 minutes just writing what this verse means to them personally. They can look at the verse as many times as they want and let the words take deep root and just write without worrying about anything else. Like they don't have to worry about if the words they write sound perfect, or if it looks cool or not. They just have to let the words flow. Then all ladies can share by reading aloud what they wrote. Then they can go home and practice this everyday and this practice will deepen their wisdom and understanding of God's word. If we have the habit of writing God's word everyday, then it will draw us closer to our heavenly Father. Then we will understand His will and purpose for our life. By spending time with God, through seeking to understand Him through writing about what He is saying to us through His word we will be blessed. We will know the truth. And the truth is God's word. Then we if we know the truth about our life, we can be protected from the enemy. I feel writing is a blessing and writing God's word is a blessing. If the great people in the Bible did not write God's word down in the Bible as per inspiration from the Holy Spirit where would we be now. We would not even have the Bible and without the Bible we are lost. So writing is an important habit to include in the life of every believing lady. I started writing at age 9. But it is not rocket science. Everyone can write. We can all learn to write. I don't know if this idea is workable, but it is just an idea in my head. I love making journals. This type of journal is not as cool as the ones you get from Target, but I love making this type of journal. I can make any number and I will never feel bored. When I prayed about this idea, my heavenly Father showed me the word "acknowledge your God in all your ways and He will make your path straight." So I lay this humble idea at the feet of my heavenly Father if it is good and practical, so be it, if not just ignore. May God bless you. Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gallery wall

I made a gallery wall in our family room. The color of the wall is the same that was there in this house when we bought it. I made the painting of the sky with acrylic paint on computer printer paper. The pink paper is from paper studio and the leaf drawing is also by me. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Styled Table

I styled this little table in a corner of our living room with flowers and books.
I hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pom-pom and ruffled ribbon pillow

I made a pillow for our sofa today.
I sewed pom-poms on two sides and the middle and sewed a ruffled ribbon on two sides. The other green and pink pillow with ruffles was also made by me earlier.
I made all of the pillows on this sofa.
I made the embroidery on this pillow a couple years ago.
May God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup

Today I made Cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup. When I went to the grocery store in the soup aisle I saw cans of organic cream of mushroom soup. Before that in the produce aisle there were lots of mushrooms and so I had bought those. When I saw the cans of organic cream of mushroom soup it inspired me to make that soup. Last Monday I made cream of chicken soup from scratch from a recipe I found online. I followed the same recipe to make the cream of mushroom soup. What type of soup do you like? May God bless you and have a wonderful day!