Hey guys! For over a year I’ve really wanted to sand off the stain on our table benches and show the original wood and just clean them up in general! We have two benches but only got around to cleaning one up at the moment.
We planed the stain off
Due to our planers blades being slightly dull you can see that it ended up giving the bench a slight dent in the wood
We had to get the sander and sand off the stain from the ends of the bench though couldn’t get it all off completly.
We did this on a nice warm day so we didn’t get frostbite this time!
We put the bench back together along with glueing the legs on
We sealed the wood with polyurethane
We’ll be doing the other bench probably next week! I honestly can’t wait for them to all match and look the same!
This project was probably one of my favorite because we got to take something old and dark ANNND turn it into a beautiful bench that matches our table and kitchen layout so much better!
Happy Birthday, Mom! My mom homeschooled my siblings and me for sooo many years and dealt with our crazy minds for years on end.
So every year I ask her what she wants for her birthday and she says “Peace, Love, and Harmony”. Well, it’s super hard to wrap that up for gifts so I made her pillows for our living room (something she’s about for a long while). My mom loves practical gifts so don’t think it’s weird I made these for her 🙂
There is a front and two back paneling
Sew 1/2 inch seams on one side of the two back panelings
We did a French seams on it meaning we sewed the front and back panels with right sides out at 1/4 inch first and trimmed any excess cloth off
Then folded it inside out and sewed it at 3/8 inch.
Then I refolded them so they were right sides out and I ironed the corners to a sharp edge.
Thanks to Mrs. Z my amazing sewing instructor who wrote out the measurements and showed me how to cut them all out! She’s such an amazing seamstress and friend!
Hey guys! Beka and I here to announce something so exciting, so exhilarating, so insane that I can’t even wrap my mind around it…..our close friend Camryn has started a cosmetics store on Etsy – CAMmadeCosmetics!!!!
Camryn is a young entrepreneur excited to share her work with others and bring joy and healthy products for them! She was inspired by other people’s talent for cosmetics and thought it would be fun and a blessing to others!
Her business is self-made and made from scratch! Each product is made with love and (after witnessing for ourselves), a ton of hard work! After asking Camryn I learned that we will be seeing more products from her in the future (honestly, I can’t wait)!!
She currently sells only Moisturizing and Exfoliating Vanilla Lip Scrub, Lip Gloss, & Eyelash/Eyebrow Growth Serum.
Abby’s Review: So far I’ve only been using the lip gloss. I’m usually very against any colored lip gloss but I’m finding that I absolutely love it! The gloss stays on for hours and doesn’t come off immediately every time I drink water! The color in the product is not overwhelming and not at all noticeable (unless you have red or pink, then it does show more). I’m in love with the gloss and can’t wait to try out her other products!
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1. What is your worst allergy that you suffer from? (If you have one). I’d say shrimp. Thankfully I haven’t gone to the hospital from it but it makes me super sick but also sad cause shrimp is THE best!!
2. If you could make a difference in the world what would you try to do? Does going back and stopping Covid count?
3. Does it bother you when people drive really close behind you or do you not mind it? It bothers me, I’m one of those drivers who gets annoyed when people pass me so it definitely bugs me when their driving on my “rear”.
4. Would you prefer a Laptop or iPad? Laptop 100%
5. Are you one that will try new things or stick with what you know, wear, and have already tasted? I’d say I’m more of the kind of person who doesn’t like changing it up. I love tradition (most of the time).
6. Do you like your height? Wellll…I’d say I don’t mind my height but I sometimes wish I could be taller!
7. If there was one thing you would want to change about yourself, what would it be? Probably less of a procrastinator. You wouldn’t see it to look at me but I procrastinate ALOT!
I really don’t have time to nominate anyone or write new questions so please use the ones Bekah asked me and do the award yourself!
Hi guys, Beka here! During this time of year, our hair tends to be dry and frizzy due to humidity and swimming in chlorinated pools.
So here are some tips to keep your hair healthy!
Tip 1: Try to only shampoo 3-4 times a week depending on hair type. Every time you shampoo you strip your hair of the natural oils that help your hair look shiny and new!
Tip 2: After swimming, rinse your hair out with luke-warm water as soon as you can. This helps rinse out the chlorine that damages your hair!
Tip 3: Vinegar rinses. Vinegar rinses are super great for your hair. It helps balance the Ph in your scalp which is necessary for your hair! It also helps remove dandruff that causes the itchy feeling you sometimes have! –vinegar hair rinse DIY to come!
Tip 4: Avoid using flatirons, curling irons, and blow dryers. After getting out of the shower 15 minutes before leaving for an important event with soaking wet hair you feel the need to grab that blow dryer and fix it up. BUT using unnatural heat on your hair can hurt it over a long period of time. Making it look burnt, dry, or frizzy (same with any other heating tools for hair). So maybe plan a few extra minutes for your hair drying time!
Tip 5: Protect that hair while sleeping! This may seem silly but when you sleep your hair is under so much breakage. And if you move a lot while sleeping *cough* like me, this is definitely something to try! Before you go to bed, put your hair in a loose bun at the top of your head or a braid at the side. It’ll protect your hair and maybe give you some wavy curls in the morning!
Tip 6: Wear a hat! If you have really blonde hair or a sensitive scalp…it can cause hair breakage if you let the sunshine on it for too long! If you have darker hair colors…such as brown or black hair it’s not completely necessary.
Hey guys, Abby here! I need your help! This upcoming week I’m doing photography for a church thing that’s pretty small, but I really wanna do a good job. So I need any tips, ideas, advice, literally anything!
Here’s a little bit of the setting: I’m struggling to decide if I should use my iPhone 7 plus or Canon DSLR Camera. The event is a week of a summer kids club and the theme is a lot of outside things and growing in Christ. I want to capture the kids as well as the events and decor.
So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEE if you have any tips, ideas, or advice email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to my contact page HERE and let me know!
Guys, Abby here 🙂 I can’t believe I didn’t post about this! Back in April my dad and I decided to tackle a project that has been a real problem child!
So we counted and measured and ordered ALOT of blocks (I’m really not sure how many).
Double check to make sure its all level!
*whew* hard work
We bought a ton of gravel and shoveled it full behind the wall for support
Man those blocks were heavy!
Dad built steps to enter the mulch bed
Had left over block so decided to build an offshoot to look cool!
More gravel and more digging
And after so much work…
I love seeing the transformation of this project! All in all this project was probably the most expensive so far. It rounded out to about 600 dollars for the block, gravel, mulch, and concrete glue for the last two rows. Yes, it was expensive but so rewarding! We also bought three holly bushes and one weeping cherry tree. We’re eventually planning to make some sort of swing/bench to replace the chairs.