Photos annnd ANOTHER wood project!

Hello everyone! Happy Mason Jar Day (seriously, I looked it up)! I can’t really decide on what to post on…so today is just random photos I’ve taken over the holiday/week annnd yet another wood project my dad and I built for my grandfather!!

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

I straightened my hair! Sadly it went away right after I took a shower…

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And my favorite picture yet….

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Isn’t my grandma beautiful?! 

 

And now for the wood project! So with the winter weather quickly approaching, my grandfather needed a windbreaker for his porch. He was going to use the old one, but it was in a very sad state! So as an early Thanksgiving/Christmas present my dad and I ran to the store and bought new supplies!

Supplies:

2-2-8 treated wood

1-4-8 treated wood

4 5inche corner braces

6mil 10ft X 25ft plastic sheeting

Treated 3in, 2-1/2in, 1-1/4in screws

3/4in Washers

Price: About $115

 

How we made it (hover over pictures to see details):

 

And that’s it for this blog post…except…..I “broke” my leg! It’s for the play I’m in….my sister made a cast for me and doesn’t it look awesome!?

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Have an amazing day everyone!

 

Did you all have a great Thanksgiving? What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t believe tomorrow’s Thanksgiving! It seems kinda insane! My grandma asked me to write down the top 10 things I’m grateful for:

 

My Family – for my loving parents, siblings, and grandparents…they’re so generous and sweet! 

My Puppies – Winnie for sleeping every night with me and Tirzah for letting me wrestle with her!

Holidays – I LOVE Thanksgiving and Christmas…the food and the joy everyone has!! 

Acting – Something I wish I could go pro at but unfortunately life is taking me in another direction.

Friends – I never really had a “best friend”. I try not to make favorites because then it’s hard to stay “besties” with everyone!

Wood projects/sewing – Yes, they are totally different but so fun!

Fuzzy blankets – must I explain?

Food – with Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’m definitely thinking about the yummy food being prepared!  

Books – it’s hard to find “good” books to read so when I find an awesome one it’s hard to stop reading! 

Singing/songs – I love singing! And it goes so well with acting!

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t mention God, Jesus, or the Bible…well because I feel like that God, Jesus, and the Bible are so self-explanatory that mentioning them doesn’t make a ton of sense! 

 

I was going to post this earlier this week to give you guys a chance to make them but I didn’t get around to it so here’s a really cool place marker I found online that is so easy and smells amazing! LINK HERE!

All you need is wood, googly eyes, craft paper, washi tape, and wire! And if you don’t have eyes or washi tape you can easily make eyes with a marker and use craft paper to make the feathers!

 

I added name tags to the turkey’s to identify the person(s) place!

Here’s the finished product (note: this is before the name tags for privacy reasons)…

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Enjoy your wonderful weekend!!!

 

What are 10 things your grateful for? Does the craft look fun!? Would you try it?!

The Wedding – Blog Tour

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to announce the release of The Wedding by Olivia Lynn Jarmusch!!! When we first found the book The Coronation we couldn’t believe how well the plot flowed and how excited we were for the next book. When the book The Rebellion came out, we literally squealed with excitement! 

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Now Olivia Lynn Jarmusch has out book 3 to her series The Tales of Tarsurella – The Wedding!!! 

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About the Book: 

Book Links: Amazon, Goodreads

“Vanessa Bennett is living in a real-life fairytale. Now that she’s engaged to the man of her dreams, The Palace Staff is consumed with wedding preparation. The upcoming event is no small affair, as Vanessa is bombarded with hundreds of decisions she needs to make before the wedding date arrives. Amidst the endless details concerning dresses, decorations, and napkins, a greater question looms: is Vanessa truly ready to become Queen? As tensions rise within Tarsurella, the role of joining her betrothed in governing an ever-shifting nation is no small task. Will she crack under the pressure? Meanwhile, Jane Akerly is hoping to awaken from a nightmare. Her father has been missing for months. Advised to accept the harsh reality that he may never return, Jane isn’t ready to give up. She finds comfort in the one place she’s always run to for escape–her daydreams. Her imagination has the power to carry her across the ocean, stroll the streets of London, and imagine that all is well. In an unexpected turn of events, Jane is given the opportunity to create the future of her dreams–but will her pen be enough to save her? The Wedding is Book #3 in The Tales of Tarsurella Series.”

 

My Review: The Wedding is filled with sweet moments and sad moments…but the whole this is written so well to mash them together in the most AMAZING way! I loved how Oliva made the characters come to life in the coolest way! 

In a way, The Wedding was very different from Oliva’s other two books in The Tale of Tarsurella…but I enjoyed the nice pace and the more normal, less chaotic version of the sisters and her brothers.  Though I would definitely recommend you read the first two books in the series, otherwise you’ll be a little confused! 

I would rate her book 5 stars and readable for almost any age (if your parents agree to it, of course)! So while the book is still fresh and out there, go read it!!

 

And we can’t forget about the awesome giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY INFO: The Wedding and all of Livy’s books are included in The Great Review Race, a Multi-Author Monthly Giveaway.  November Winner will receive a $30 Amazon gift card! 

Update: here’s a link that will will work. https://forms.gle/YwrGa3NbExtdG4Y28

 

Author Info: 

Livy Jarmusch 

YA Christian Fiction Author of The Tales of Tarsurella and Regal Hearts

www.livylynnblog.com

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Book Tour Schedule

November:

1 Victoria Lynn – Behind the Scenes interview with Livy

2 Merie Shen – Written Interview with Livy

3 Sarah – Written Interview with Livy

4 Theresa – Written Interview with Livy

5 Maddie – Review of The Wedding

6 Medomfo Owusa – Written Interview with Livy

7 Loretta Marchize – Review of The Rebellion

8 Esther – Written Interview with Livy

9 Live Party! Time TBD

Alyssa Hup – BTS video interview with Livy

20 Abigail Mckenna – Review of the Wedding

21 Victoria Lynn – BTS of Cover Design for The Wedding

22 Abigail Harris – BTS Interview with Livy

23 Abby Rose – Review of The Wedding

24 Katja l – Review of The Coronation

25 Abigail Harder – Review of The Wedding

26 – THANKSGIVING

27 Michaela Bush – Guest Post by Livy

28 Katja L. –  Review of The Rebellion

29 Katja L. Review of The Wedding

30 Laura G. – Review of the Wedding

 

Have you read the book before? If not are you going to check it out now? Let me know in the comments!

The Crazy Process of Making a Bunkbed!

Hey guys! Sooo this week just flew by and now I’m trying to imagine where the week went! Not much is new here so I’ll just get right into the post! 

 

So a few months ago my sister L asked for her Birthday if my dad and I would make her a bunk bed/desk…which was one of the hardest wood projects we’ve ever attempted! Not only does our shed not fit that large a wood project we also ran into a lot of weird wood shapes we had to work with! 

We used mostly pine and we did use plywood to make the box for the bed to sit on. All the wood we used was from our own property (minus the plywood – the pine was trees we’d cut down and had cut into boards)…unfortunately we had to work around a lot of problems (warped from rain, knots in the wood…etc)

Price:

White Paint – $36

Wood Screws – $20

8 Wood Bolts $1.50 each – $12

The end price was about 70ish dollars, which is awesome because after searching around some of the lower prices for the kind of bunk bed she wanted is about $350, and the highest about 1,000. What was awesome about building it ourselves, was that we could customize it to her height! I didn’t get any pictures through the process (which I will be doing from now on).

The time it took to make: About 15 hours – and because of schedule conflicts, it took us about a month in total to finish it. Making it officially the longest project! 

Basically, we started with the plywood box (the part where the bed sits), then we made the legs and VERY carefully stood it up…after that, we simply had to put on the braces, make a ladder, desk, and the railings. 

 

Funny story about all the “fun” we had bringing it inside…so if you look closely you’ll realize that the bed isn’t exactly light looking so how we brought it in was we took the whole thing apart and carried it in then reset it up! When we took it apart dad and I literally stood underneath it and held it up while the girls took the legs out from underneath it. And guys….it was HEAVY! So me being me, I “tried” to balance some of the weight on my head (does anyone else do that, or am I the only one?). Anyways that didn’t help at all, except to lose my grip even more which didn’t help my poor head at all! 😂😂😂

*Moral of the story – Don’t balance anything over a hundred pounds on your head…it hurts!

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And the end result is…….

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I really like the result and she really enjoys it! The cat has even concurred his fears and climbed the ladder!

*note: no one was hurt in the process of making this bed…except for the few bruises, cuts, headaches, and scrapes.

 

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Also, I came across this picture my sister took of Winnie and me! I believe the photo was taken right after we finished moving a mattress so I just plopped down there and Winnie came over to snuggle! Our reaction towards each other is hilarious! 

Making a Small Wooden Bench

Hey guys! Just recently my dad and I made a small bench for the end of our table! We used many leftover materials we had laying around from a project we had done recently…I’ll be posting about the project soon! Here’s how we made it, how much it cost us, and how long it took! The materials we used were pine for the legs and support pieces and the top was from an old desk we ripped down for other projects. Enjoy 🙂

First, we cut out the design for the legs of the bench!
Next, we cut out the top and sanded down the rough spots
We also sanded down the legs to keep the splinters away
We attached the legs and top together…..
We then attached two support pieces to the side to make it a bit more sturdy
Finished result selfie!!

 

Dimensions: 

Width length – 38 inches

Length (from legs to top piece) – 18 inches

Seat width – 11 7/8 inches

 

Cost: 

Wood – used scrap pieces laying around

Glue – used older wood glue (not sure what that would have cost)

Screws – 4ish dollars

Sandpaper – used an older piece from another project

In the end…this project cost about 6 dollars

 

Time: About 1 and a half hours from start to finish!

 

Just this evening I found the cat trying it out for the first time! 

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In the end, this project was super easy and not at all expensive! Let me know what you think about it in the comments below 🙂

Doggy Updates!!

Hey guys! Welcome to yet another dog post! I know this post is super late but life just got away from me today! I don’t want to prolong you from all the cuteness you’re going to witness below….so let’s get right into the post! 

This first picture is a favorite of mine…there’s Tirzah, Winnie, and waaayyy in the back is Remy! I’ll be doing more separate photos of them and giving you an update more about them personally!

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Winnie: She has now hit the 9-month mark and is still the insane puppy we got 7ish months ago! She is now fully healed from her operations and has made my bed her official bed…and makes it known by taking up 75% of the room! Another big goal for her is she hasn’t visited the vet office for a WHOLE month! I’m so proud of my little sweetie!! Also, we learned how incredibly smart she is by giving her obstacles to get through to have to find her toys! 

 

Tirzah: Does the first picture make her look grumpy? Anyways I think they both capture her attitude…the first one was taken when her favorite person was hunting and didn’t say good morning to her. The second was taken while she was looking for her “best friend”. Her friend (a cat named blizzard) is actually not with us anymore as he passed away while we were gone with Tirzah for a week. It’s been maybe 3-4 years and she still tries to look for him.

Annnd the most exciting update about Tirzah is she has finally gone from her insane weight of 80 to the vet recommended weight of 68!!!! It took months of patience and many walks but she now is so much happier! Also, the other super exciting news is my not so baby Tirzah has turned 7!!!! How did this happen???!!

 

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Remy: She is a English Settler that I walk and is insanely fast! She’s such a sweetie and plays so well with Winnie and Tirzah! Below is a picture of her and Winnie right before bedtime….

Annnd that’s the end of this doggy post! Also, head over to Cassia Elisabeth- Lifestyle Blogger blog and check out the amazing giveaway she’s having!!

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I know, I know…

Yes, guys, I know I never post on Sundays but we just HAD to share about this giveaway going on! Now your wondering who’s we….well my little sister B and I are sharing about this giveaway not only because it is just AWESOME but we think Hannah from the striped plaid is one awesome gal! So head on over to her blog and check out the giveaway!!!

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Fall & Frost (a beautiful combination)!

Hi guys! So you may have seen a post appear earlier but that was just one of my many drafts that I accidentally posted!

Anyways I can’t believe it’s Saturday already! Since I kinda forgot to write up a post this one is just going to be more random photos I’ve taken recently…let’s get started!!

A frosty Saturday morning!Aww, it’s so sad to see such a beautiful plant start to fadeAhhh I love this picture!Fall colors *gasp* I’m in love!A farmers field 😀

Beautiful flowers that have survived the cold so far!!

Annd don’t worry…my next post will hopefully be much better! I’m going to be trying to do a Tirzah and Winnie update soon!

What did you guys think of the photos? Which one was your favorite, why?!