Journaling

Thankful Bookmarks ~ FREE PRINTABLE

How is everyone’s November Verse of the Day Challenge coming along??  So when I put together the verses for this month I totally didn’t think about some of them being on the same page.  But since in the first week three of them were on the same page I had to get creative.

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Right now I am doing a good bit of reading.  Not only in my Bible, but in several other books as well.  So I decided I would create bookmarks for those verses.  Also I decided I would use my new Promise Bible from KJV Bibles for this months challenge and on some pages there are verses that are pre-drawn and its not the verses I have in the challenge so for those pages as well I decided to create some bookmarks.

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If you are following along on Instagram or in my Facebook Group you have probably seen some of these bookmarks.  Today I am so excited to be sharing them with you as a FREE printable you can download and print for your own personal use.  I actually printed mine on sticker paper and thought about using them as stickers, but I changed my mind.  However, the sticker paper does make them thicker for using in books and my Bible.

So far this month I have made bookmarks for Day 3 (Colossians 3:15),

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Day 4 (Colossians 3:17),

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Day 5 (Colossians 4:2),

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Day 7 (James 1:17) and

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Day 9 (John 14:1).

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I did use very basic techniques with my bookmarks.  I simply colored them with colored pencils (which I also received from KJV Bibles) and then I placed them in my Bible.  If you are interested in these FREE bookmarks you can download them here.  Be sure to share with me what you use them for in my Facebook group or on Instagram with #BibleJournalingwithSheena I love seeing everyone’s work!!

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Journaling

A Month of Thankfulness ~ Bible Journaling Challenge

I can not believe it is already November.  I feel like “where did this year go”.  It has gone by so quickly.  This month I want to focus on thankful and Thanksgiving Bible verses for our monthly challenge.  I hope none of these verses are ones we have done in the last few months, but I felt like these were the best verses for this month.

Are you new to the challenge and not sure what I am talking about??  Not a problem.  Each month I provide a graphic with a verse for each day.  We take the verse and spend some time reflecting on it and then Bible journaling it.  We share our work in my Facebook Group Beginner Bible Journaling and we share our work on Instagram with #BibleJournalingwithSheena.  I hope you will join us a grow with us this month!!

In case you missed my video on Facebook recently, I received two Promise Bibles from KJV Bibles.  Both of these Bibles are journaling Bibles and I absolutely love them.  I also received some other goodies from them and for this months challenge I have decided I am going to use the pink Promise Bible for all of the verses.

Remember a journaling Bible is not necessary to be able to join us for this challenge. You can use anything that you have on hand.  Make sure you download the graphic below and I hope to see you on Facebook and Instagram.

Verse A Day (November 2017)

***I am affiliated with KJV Bibles, meaning if you purchase from my link I will receive a small commission at no charge to you.***

Linky Party

Home Matters Linky Party #159

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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Thank you for joining us for a weekly dose of creativity and inspiration from some very talented bloggers. Have fun clicking through the links!

Today marks the last party with my dear friend, Michelle, as my fellow host. And, although I am sad, I want to wish Michelle the very best at she expands her blogging into new realms. She will continue to stop by and party with us, and we look forward to seeing what she shares. I also want to say THANK YOU, MICHELLE, for everything you have done to help make Home Matters what it is today. You are AWESOME!

So, who will be taking over for Michelle? Well, you will have to stop by next week to find out, but here is a little clue….

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 shows us how to make a Hanging Light from an Old Shutter

Well Yes! To A Stronger, Healthier, Happier Life read Rory’s story from Lorelai

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Emily shares her adorable DIY Pumpkin Bucket

Get organized with Tip Tuesday Organizing with Sheena

Nina tempts us with her Pumpkin Patch Recipe Roundup

Peanut Butter Bars for Sunday Supper from Julie

Sahana brings the fun with Glow In The Dark Halloween Rocks

You’ll love these Roasted Potaoes with Lemon Garlic Aioli from Ashley

Donna offers excellent tips — Guidelines For Working With A Contractor

Get creative with these awesome Thanksgiving Crafts from Nicole

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Fall warms the heart and soul. It is so full of wonderful colors, holidays, and family. We have a collection of features that will inspire and delight you. Enjoy!

 

 

Sunflowers on the Sideboard - Dining Delight - HMLP 159 Feature

 

Sunflowers on the Sideboard from Lori @ Dining Delight

 

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Clever Ways to Repurpose and Upcycle Old Stuff - H2O Bungalow - HMLP 159 Feature

 

Clever Ways to Repurpose and Upcycle Old Stuff from Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

 

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Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreaths - My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies - HMLP 159 Feature

 

Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreaths from Laurie @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies

 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - Teaspoon of Goodness - HMLP 159

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake from Brandy @ Teaspoon of Goodness

 

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French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole - Kleinworth & Co - HMLP 159 Feature

 

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole from Gina @ Kleinworth & Co

 

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Home Matters Linky Party #158

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Home Matters Linky Party #158!

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Thanks for stopping by to party with us this week! We are having so much fun with all the holiday stuffs popping up. There is so much talent, creativity, and inspiration — enjoy!

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 at Our Crafty Mom:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 158. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Lorelai scares up a tasty treat Vampire Cupcakes

How To Whitewash Furniture – ORC – Master Bedroom from Michelle

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

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.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 158. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Sahana lights the way with her DIY Halloween Luminaries

Get this recipe for Giada’s Lemon Spaghetti from Julie

Donna shares her DIY Wood Grain Veneer Covered Vase

DIY Custom Farmhouse Island from Emily

Sheena shares her Photography Planner

Conquer The Clutter Monster In 10-Minutes A Day with Nina

Nicole battles the bathroom with this amazing 2-ingredient Tub Cleaner

Dinner’s ready! Roasted Sausage & Pepper Skillet Supper

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
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We are looking for Co-Hosts for November AND December 2017. We will be off Thanksgiving week and two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s. Let’s Rock this party! If you are interested, please

 

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We’d love to have you apply.

 

 

 

And now, onto…

 

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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 158. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

 

Lots of awesome family fun ideas and tasty treats!

 

 

Easy DIY Family Photo Display - Love And Renovations -

 

Easy DIY Family Photo Display from Amanda @ Love And Renovations

 

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4-Ingredient Bat Treats - Suburban Simplicity - HMLP 158 Feature

 

4-Ingredient Bat Treats from Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

 

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9 Amazing No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas - Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom - HMLP 158 Feature

 

9 Amazing No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas from Suzy @ Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom

 

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Ghost Lollipop Free Printable Tags - Press Print Party - HMLP 158 Feature

 

Ghost Lollipop Free Printable Tags from Nathalie @ Press Print Party

 

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Candy Corn Inspired Crochet Ripple Bag DIY - Eye Love Knots - HMLP 158 Feature

 

Candy Corn Inspired Crochet Ripple Bag DIY from Alexandra @ Eye Love Knots

 

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

 

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

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Are you ready to Party?

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

Tweet: Let's Party! LINK UP your blog posts at the #HomeMattersParty - The Door is OPEN! #Linky #Blogging

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for November AND December 2017. We will be off Thanksgiving week and two weeks over Christmas and New Year’s. Let’s Rock this party!
If you are interested, please

Click Here for DETAILS!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Home Matters Linky Party 157

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

 

Home Matters Linky Party #157!

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Thanks for joing us this week for this awesome party! We love having you here and being insppired by what you are sharing — so much talent and creativity!

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:
Lorelai is a Mom with 2 kids & 2 cats, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener sharing DIY projects, recipes & more, embracing
Life, Love, Interests…
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Michelle is a mom of 2 grown children. She lives in Connecticut, where she sells her refinished furniture locally, loves thrift shopping, flea markets, and sharing her DIY projects and craft ideas.
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 157. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Michelle shares her One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom Retreat

Make Halloween-Themed Candy Baskets DIY Craft with Printables from Lorelai

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

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.

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Nicole at Mom Always Finds Out:
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Emily at Domestic Deadline:
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Donna at Modern On Monticello:
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Nina at Vintage Mama’s Cottage:
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Julie at Confessions of a Cooking Diva:
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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Blog:
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 157. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

Nicole shares her spooky Easy Slime Recipe

Get the Roasting Rules – How To Roast Vegetables from Ashley

Donna shares Project Schedules Worksheets for Design Notebook (part 2)

DIY Wire Pumpkin Candle Holder from Sahana

Emily shows us her Dollar Store Halloween Craft Bat Mats

Fill your tummy with this Potato Leek Soup from Julie

Nina gives ideas to Decorate Your Pumpkins

Between The Studs Storage Closet from Sheena

Check out more posts from the Hosts and Co-Hosts on our
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Come join the fun and link your blog posts at the Home Matters Linky Party 157. Find inspiration recipes, decor, crafts, organize -- Door Opens Friday EST.

 

The autumn season is cozy and wonderful! We’ve got some great ideas this week for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more. Enjoy!

 

 

Pumpkin Spice and Marshmallow Whoopie Pies - Curly Crafty Mom - HMLP 157 Feature

 

Pumpkin Spice and Marshmallow Whoopie Pies from Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

 

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WItches Wicked Candlelight Supper - The Painted Apron - HMLP 157 Feature

 

WItches Wicked Candlelight Supper from Jenna @ The Painted Apron

 

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Easy Burlap Pumpkin Wreath DIY Tutorial - Grillo Designs - HMLP 157 Feature

 

Easy Burlap Pumpkin Wreath DIY Tutorial from Medina @ Grillo Designs

 

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer - Mainly Homemade - HMLP 157 Feature

 

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer from Amy @ Mainly Homemade

 

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One Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta - Honey and Birch - HMLP 157 Feature

 

One Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta from Jenny @ Honey and Birch

 

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

 

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week! Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party
<br />
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Are you ready to Party?

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Home Matters Linky Party - Grab Button
<br />
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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
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Between the Studs Storage Closet

During the month of September I got the honor to participate in the $100 Room Challenge started by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry.  There were about twenty-five people all participating and we had lots of fun.  I made over my laundry room and today I am going to share with you my between the studs storage closet.  If you missed any of my weeks of the $100 Room Challenge check it out below.

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If you decided to make a between the studs storage closet one thing I highly recommend you do is check the other side of the wall for outlets before you start cutting the sheetrock.  You want to make sure there isn’t any electrical running between the studs you are creating the closet in.  I would love to say we did this, but we didn’t.  So I am speaking from personal experience.  Now the one plus side is we have LOTS of outlets in our house and we determined that taking this outlet out would be ok.  So we went ahead with the storage closet.

The first thing we did was cut out the sheet rock for the opening of where we wanted the storage closet.  We made sure it was tall enough for our brooms and mops and of course it can only be as wide as the opening between the studs.

Once we did that we headed off to Lowe’s to pick up a piece of paneling wood.  One thing I love about Lowe’s is that they will cut the wood for you which makes it so much easier when you need an 8′ piece of wood cut a certain width.

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We used some construction adhesive to attach the paneling wood to the back of the closet.

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Then we used some 2×4 that we already had on hand to make the top and bottom of the closet.  I held them in place while my husband screwed into them through the sheetrock.  Once we had all of that in place he cut some more pieces of the paneling wood to cover the 2×4 and the studs on the sides.

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We also used construction adhesive to attach them and then used some small tack nails to secure them.  Then we used some paintable caulk to seal where all the wood meets.

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Once that was dry I used some darker turquoise paint that I had on hand to pain the inside of the storage closet.

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Finally my husband cut the trim to go around the outside to frame the closet in.  I painted the trim before we attached it to the wall with trim nails and then we touch up painted it afterwards.

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To finish off the closet I picked up some hooks from Wal-Mart.  These hooks mount with a foam type tape that is already attached to the back of them making it super easy to peel off the backing and stick them in the closet.

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I absolutely love how my closet turned out!!  If you have any questions about how to make your own feel free to comment below and I would be more than glad to help you.

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October Verse-A-Day Bible Journaling Challenge

I am so excited to be back today to kick off another month of the October Verse-A-Day Bible Journaling Challenge.  I have absolutely loved seeing everyone’s work for the last two months and I am super excited to see what everyone does with the verses for this month.

Make sure to invite you friends to join us.  We will be sharing our daily work in our Facebook Group Beginner Bible Journaling.  Also if you share your Bible Journaling on Instagram be sure to use #BibleJournalingwithSheena.

Make sure you save the photo below so you can easily join us each day and I hope to see your work in the Facebook Group and on Instagram.  As always if you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or contact me through email or social media!!

Verse A Day (October 2017)

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Making Over my Laundry Room for $51.30

I can’t believe we are at the end of the $100 Room Challenge, but I have sure enjoyed this month and getting to see what everyone has been doing on such a tight budget.  Going into this challenge my biggest decision was using as much of stuff that I have on hand as possible.  I spent a good bit of time on Pinterest looking at pictures of other people’s laundry room makeovers and every time I found something I liked I tried to think to myself “what all do I have on hand that I can use to make this”.

As I mentioned in week two, this room had become a dumping grounds of everything that didn’t have a spot since we moved into our house.  So I spent plenty of time decluttering the laundry room.

Then I moved on to painting the laundry room in week three, I knew I couldn’t really afford to spend $100 on paint (that was what happened in the school room makeover) for this project so I checked to see what I had on hand.  It didn’t go as I originally planned, but I am very pleased with the outcome of the colors!

So lets talk about the projects I completed in the laundry room.

Between the Stud Closet

I promise I will have a post all about this closet in a few days.  My family has been going through some stuff so I am a little behind on my blogging, but I will have it up in a few days.  I had seen this closet on Pinterest for years and I just loved it!!  I really wasn’t too sure about doing it.  But when I talked to Adam he was pretty sure we could make it happen.  I decided I didn’t want a door on it, because I knew my swiffer was shaped weird and I wasn’t sure the door would close with the swiffer in it.  For this project I had to purchase the inside panelling wood, the trim and the hooks.  We didn’t use much of the panelling wood, but I am excited to say I will be using the remainder of it for the RV repairs from the water damage.

  • Panelling wood:  $13.96
  • Trim:  $5.60
  • Hooks:  $1.96
  • Paint:  FREE (I had it on hand)

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Floating Shelf

For years I have wanted a floating shelf in my laundry room.  We always talked about at the old house, but we moved before we ever made over the laundry room.  For the floating shelf we did it slightly different than how most tutorials show you online.  Instead of using the paneling wood around the edge we decided to putty the edge, sand it down well and then paint it.

  • Wood:  FREE (some of the wood was scraps my husband had at his office and some of it was left over from the dog bed we made right after we moved)
  • Paint:  FREE (I had it on hand)

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Shelf Organization

During this project we changed the recipe for our laundry soap (once I know I love it, I’ll share it).  We use to make a liquid soap and my original plan was to put it in the drink dispenser.  But we changed to a powder so I had to find something else to put it in.  All the glassware was gathered from around the house.  The labels on the glassware were some labels I purchased years ago and had on hand.  I love to label everything so when I find a good deal on something I usually buy a good many of them.  The lent box was made from a pop tart box and some vinyl I had on hand (I am going to share more about it soon as well).

  • Glassware:  FREE (gathered from around my house)
  • Labels:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Lent Box:  FREE (made from recycled items and items on hand)

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Laundry Sign

The one thing about taking out the wire shelf was where to hang the extra clothes hangers.  I had seen this laundry sign on Pinterest and I knew I wanted to make something like it.  I must say my son was a ton of help in making this.  My original plan was to use PVC pipe.  But I couldn’t find anything to use to attach the pipe to the wood.  Then Noah mentioned using a wooden dowel and from there we figured out how to make it.  The tall piece of wood was made from pieces leftover from when we had our privacy fence put up.  I picked up the dowel from Hobby Lobby and the end is also from Hobby Lobby, but I had it on hand from when I purchased it years ago for a project and only used one then.  I did the lettering with some vinyl I already had on hand.

  • Wood:  FREE (leftover from privacy fence)
  • Dowel:  $2.39
  • End Cap:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Paint:  FREE (already had on hand)
  • Vinyl:  FREE (already had on hand)

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Art Work

The last thing I did was look for some art work for the room.  I debated on creating a wall art with vinyl, however, life got the best of me and I had to come up with another idea.  I had seen some cute FREE printables on Pinterest so I decided to go back and grab them for my art work and frame them.  The first printable I found was this adorable Laundry Symbol Guide from Shannon at Everyday Best.  I felt like it was fitting and I just loved the chalk look it had.  The next printables I found were these cute sayings from Haley at The Mountain View Cottage.  I didn’t use all of her printables, but I chose my favorite three to print and frame.  Now I tried to be really thrifty with my frames, but they were probably the one thing I kinda splurged on, but they were 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

  • Printables:  FREE (make sure you check out the ladies blogs above if you are interested in printing your own)
  • Frames:  $23.06

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Finally I cleaned off the top of the refrigerator and gathered the remaining supplies that needed to stay in the laundry room and organized them in two fabric boxes I already had on hand.  I am super excited about how cute my room is and even more excited that I came in way below budget only spending $51.30!!!  A few things I didn’t note above that I spent money on was the cap for the gas line and the outlet cover and light switch cover.

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