Home Matters Linky Party #151

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Happy September! It’s lovely to see you here at Home Matters, and we are eager to see what you have to share. Enjoy the creativiy and inspiration.

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
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Michelle Creates A Neutral Rustic Fall Tablescape

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Colleen shares Thrift Store Table Makeover Color Wash Paint Technique

Check out these Kids School Lunch Ideas from Nicole

Nina brings us DIY Autumn Decorating Ideas

Oh, yum! Cinnamon Honey Butter from Julie

Got Boxes? Sahana helps us DIY Baskets 2-Ways From Shipping Boxes

Emily shares her Kitchen Accessory Wish List

Fabulously Frugal Outdoor Decorations For Fall from Donna

Sheena shares the RV Renovations “Before” Tour

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Are you ready for Autumn? Let us help. We’ve got some fabulous Fall ideas for hearth, home, and table. Enjoy!

 

 

DIY Faux Pumpkin Garland - Timeless Creations MN - HMLP Feature 151

 

DIY Faux Pumpkin Garland from Kristen @ Timeless Creations MN

 

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Free Printable Fall Cleaning Schedule from Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest

 

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17 Of The Best Ever Apple Recipes from Kendra @ A Proverbs 31 Wife

 

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DIY Lanterns Upcycled From Thrifted Path Lights from Serena @ Thrift Diving

 

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DIY Painted Wood Heart from Marie @ Rever En Couleur

 

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RV Renovations ~ Before Tour

Earlier this year we were homeless for about a week between selling our previous house and closing on the purchase of our current house.  During that time we were struck with what to do.  Our family is rather large (four children, four dogs, one cat and a goldfish).  After some research we decided to purchase an RV.  Adam and I have wanted an RV for quiet some time so it wasn’t a total loss for us.  Originally we were suppose to be homeless for two weeks and finding a hotel large enough that would allow us to keep all of our pets was more costly than what we spent purchasing our RV.

We knew when we purchased it there was some stuff we wanted to do to it.  But after living in it for a week, there is even more we know that we want to do to it.

Here are some pictures of how it currently looks:

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We have lots we want to do and I am sure as we get in there and get to work we will learn of more and more we want to do.

Some things to get started include:

  1. Remove the sofa bed
  2. Paint
  3. Remove the carpet and put down new flooring
  4. Redo the wall into the bedroom so its a complete wall and door
  5. Take out everything gas
  6. Redo all the kitchen
  7. Recover the cushions for the dining table
  8. Make curtains
  9. Replace the awning
  10. Repair the bathroom

Needless to say I have a lot of work on my plate.  But I am looking forward to moving it and getting everything done.

September Bible Journaling Challenge

I am so excited to start another month of our Verse-A-Day Challenge.  I absolutely loved seeing everyone’s work last month in our Facebook group and on Instagram.  Remember if you share on Instagram to use #BibleJournalingwithSheena and if your profile is private I won’t be able to find it even with the hashtag unless we are friends on Instagram.

This month I decided to select verses that are the most popular.  In selecting these verses I found a list of ones that are the most read on Bible Gateway.  Since my Bible Journaling group is for beginners I want to spend the next couple of months really focusing on getting started.  Not only getting started with Bible journaling, but also for new Christians.  So I felt like these verses would be really helpful for everyone.

This week we are wrapping up the month of August and the challenge for August.  Today on Youtube I am sharing some bookmarks I created for my Bible Journaling entries for August.  They are super cute and super easy to make.

Bookmarks

Are you joining in and doing the Verse-A-Day Challenge with us??  I would love to hear about your experience with it.  If you share it on social media, please tag me so I can see it.  Did you participate last month??  I would love to hear how it went for you.  What did you learn and how did it help you in growing your relationship with God??

Be sure to download the image below or save it to your phone so you can keep up with what verse we are doing each day.  I will be sharing my work each day on my Facebook page, in my Facebook group and on Instagram.

Verse A Day (September 2017-2)

Home Matters Linky Party #150

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

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Thanks for stopping by to party with us! We always love to have you here and see what you are sharing. Fall is just around the corner, so let’s have some fun.

Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party. Find inspiration, recipes, decor, crafts, organize, home, garden, repurpose, upcycle -- Door Opens Friday EST.

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Tailgating or Homegating This Fall With Coleman from Lorelai

Michelle shares a beautiful Pottery Barn Inspired Wood Bead Lamp

Say, “Hello!” to our August 2017 Co-Hosts and Guest Co-Host. Share some Love by Visiting and Following them all on Social Media!

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Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Deliciously Weird Sandwich Recipes Your Family Will Love from Nicole

Emily shares Easy Board & Batten For Under $100

Repurposed Bath Vanity To Custom Furniture Cabinet shared by Donna

Julie brings us a yummy recipe for Tomatillo Salso

Bible Journaling Free Printable from Sheena

Nina shares Why Are You Still Blogging?

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We’ve got a little bit of everything for you this week: DIY, drink and food recipe, home decor and Autumn. Enjoy!

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DIY French Bistro Chair from Jamie @ So Much Better With Age

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11 Ways To Enjoy Sangria from Randi @ Dukes and Duchesses

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Sheet Pan Loaded Chicken Nachos from Jenny @ Honey and Birch

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Simple Burlap Wreath Tutorial from Ronique @ How To Make A Burlap Wreath

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Simple DIY Book Page Garland from Sarah @ 1915 House

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Thursday To Do #6

Today I am going to share with you my plan for Alyssa’s room.  Before we moved Alyssa and Taylor’s room was the only room I had fully finished out of the children’s rooms so Alyssa’s will be the second easiest to finish.

Thursday To Do

Here is a snapshot of Alyssa’s bedroom from just inside her door.  Her room is the same size as Taylor’s other than hers has two closet and these girls have a lot of furniture.

Thursday To Do #6

Here is what all needs to be done to her room:

  • Paint Walls
  • Paint Trim
  • Enclose Opening from Installing New HVAC
  • Make a Second Curtain
  • Purchase and Hang Curtain Rod
  • Repair Blinds
  • Find a Table or Bookcase for Under TV
  • Hang Chandelier
  • Hang Art Line
  • Organize Closet for Rhino’s Room

So as you can see I have a lot more to do in Alyssa’s room that I do Taylor’s room.  But it will still be simple compared to the boy’s rooms.

The week we moved in our HVAC went out.  We had to gut our ONLY linen closet for the air handler because our crawl space hole is too small to install a new one under the house.  This closet shares two walls with Alyssa’s room and we had to cut out some of the studs to get the air handler in the closet.  It was a job, and its all done.  But where we cut out the wall to get the air handler in has not been enclosed yet.

Also I have decided one of Alyssa’s closets is going to be made into a room for Rhino.  Right now all her stuff is in the girls’ bathroom and we really hate it like that and Rhino spends all her time in Alyssa’s room so we are going to use one of Alyssa’s closets into a room for Rhino.  I am not completely sure what all I am going to do as far as setting that up, but am sure as I get in there and start working I will figure it all out.

I am sure as I get to work on Alyssa’s room I will think of more stuff (I have thought of more for Taylor’s room since last week), but that gives me a rough list to get started.  Make sure you follow me on Instagram and check out my Instastories because I have been sharing updates on there as I work on each room.

Creating a Permission Page

Today on YouTube, I am creating a permission page in my Creative Bible.  Last week when I did the walk through of my ESV Journaling Bible I showed you my permission page in my ESV Journaling Bible.  But today I am creating a permission page and showing you how you can create your own permission page.

Permission Page

On this page, I used my watercolor crayons from Stampin’ Up and my aqua painter.  Stampin’ Up no longer has the crayons available for purchase, however, I have seen other watercolor crayons at Hobby Lobby and I am sure you can find some at different craft stores that will work the same.  I also used a heat gun to help speed up the process of drying my page.

Then I used a foam stamp and a black stamp pad to stamp in a large “P” in the top left corner of the page.  I used this “P” as the “p” in permission and in page for my heading of my permission page.  I used my pitt artist pen to write in cursive “ermission” and “age”.

I also used my pitt artist pen for my list of what this Bible is for!!  Be sure to check out my YouTube video to see exactly what I did and let me know if you have any questions.

Bible Journaling FREE Printable

If you have been following along with my Verse-A-Day Bible Journaling Challenge, then you know that today’s verse is Hebrews 10:19-23.

When I started working on this verse, I really wanted to do some hand lettering in my Bible, but I didn’t really know what I wanted.  So I decided to look at some fonts on my computer and put together some lettering from it.  After doing so I decided instead of copying the lettering into my Bible that I would print it on vellum and glue it into my Bible instead.  I don’t have any clear sticker paper on hand, but the vellum works pretty much the same way.

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I thought I would share this design with you so that you can use it to print and include in your Bible as well.  You can download your FREE copy here.  Please remember all file downloads and printables are free FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.  No commercial use or redistribution is permitted.  This means that you can use the files to make things for yourself or as gifts but you are NOT permitted to sell any items you create with the files.  You also may not sell or share the files themselves.

If you use my printable, I would love to see it!!  Or if you Bible journal I would love to see it too.  Use #BibleJournalingwithSheena in Instagram or leave me a comment below.