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 šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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, itā€™s so sad to see such a beautiful plant start to fadeAhhh I love this picture!Fall colors *gasp* Iā€™m in love!A farmers field šŸ˜€

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?!

Nature, Dogs, Kittens, and A Special Blog Shout Out!

Hey guys!! This week has been flying by! Today is a few random photos I’ve been taking annnd I would like you guys to tell me which you think is your favorite and why!

 

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Where we walk there is this HUGE soybean field!
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Ahhh fall!!!
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Our first frost…a cold morning at 7am
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Beautiful fall leaves

 

Next up are some animal pictures!

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Winnie has all these odd car positions!
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Rascal…our barn cat (Ella in the background)
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Cuddles the littlest and cutest cat you’ll meet but won’t come near me!
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Remy (the sweetest pup you’ll ever meet)!

 

AnnndĀ oneĀ more photo I want to ask your opinion on…I’m going to enter this picture into a contest but I need to know if there is something I should change?

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One last thing…if you haven’t already. Head over to Ezra’s Everything not only is he an amazing writer, musician, graphic designer, and Christain. He’s an amazing blogger and IĀ reallyĀ enjoy reading his awesome blog posts he comes up with! Here’s one of his amazing designs he’s made to share with you all and if your reading this post and DO NOT check out his blog severe consequences will happen to you!šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

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See you guys soon!Ā 

Greater Love

Recently I’ve been compelled to do this post…which I think really applies to my life and maybe yours.

 

There’s a verse in the Bible that says, “Greater love has no one than this, that oneĀ lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

Have we ever thought about what that verse meant? I help out at a kids club and the teacher was saying that we look at that verse and thinkĀ “of course, I’d lay down my life…why are you even asking me that silly question”.Ā I’d like to think that most of us would lay down our lives for our siblings, family, and friends. But I’d like to ask you…would you lay down your life for that person who is SO annoying and you just really dislike him/her? Would you lay down your life for theĀ oneĀ person that you justĀ can’tĀ love?Ā 

 

And if you’re like me…of course you wouldn’t…right?Ā 

I have people I don’t exactly like and sometimes I just feel like throwing them out the window when they get super annoying………you know the feeling when you meet them in the hallway and you’re just seething on the inside out of spite for some of the smallest things they might have done to you.

 

John 15:13 I think, really tells us all we need to know. “Greater love has no one than this, that oneĀ lay down his life for his friends.”

 

In that verse, it talks about laying down our lives for our friends…but didn’t Jesus lay down His life for people who hated him so much they wanted to have nothing to do with Him. Jesus went through so much pain…why?Ā 

 

Because he loves us…allĀ of us! Even the person that annoys you every time you see them…because in God’s eyes…we’re sinners and we need His forgivenessĀ andĀ His love! Without love…we’re nothing!

1 Corinthians 13 says,Ā LoveĀ is patient, love is kindĀ andĀ is not jealous; love does not bragĀ andĀ is notĀ arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; itĀ does not seek its own, is not provoked,Ā does not take into account a wrongĀ suffered,Ā does not rejoice in unrighteousness, butĀ rejoices with the truth;Ā bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

So I want to ask you, next time you see that person that just tikes you off…remember to be patient, be kind, and most of all remember that love endures all things!

“Greater love has no one than this, that oneĀ lay down his life for his friends.”

 

Sorry if that post was thrown together and a little off subject sometimes!

Sunrises, Sunsets & more!

Hey guys! So my family recently went on a trip and I wanted to share some of the amazing photos that I was able to take. Most of them are based around a photo-shoot I was doing for someone’s senior pictures but then there are a few just thrown in cause I thought they were pretty cool! I’ll be explaining what some of the pictures remind me of along the way!

So…let’s get started!