Last month, I created a painting named Brown Skin Girl as an ode to my childhood. The artwork depicts a little Black girl with two Afro puffs. Written on her face are the lyrics to Beyoncé’s song, Brown Skin Girl. In this blog post, I’ll allow you to follow along as I create this piece. As we go, I’ll share my personal story about coming of age with natural hair.Continue reading “Brown Skin Girl | Paint With Me”
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45, NIV
Pressures of the past year have triggered society’s best and worst behaviors. During the evening news, reporters share ways communities have united to make a positive impact. Yet, in a moment’s notice they switch stories to describe heinous crimes committed by mankind. These behaviors don’t materialize overnight. They come from desires that are stored within the heart.
Our heart’s desires regulate our actions. For example, if our hearts are filled with love, patience, and peace, our actions will be righteous. However, if evil traits such as envy, bitterness, and hatred rest in our hearts, sin will soon follow. We have to examine the ideas and attitudes stored in our hearts and decide whether to cultivate or eliminate them.Continue reading “Heart Shaped Jewelry Dish DIY Tutorial”
I love everything about Christmastime – the gift giving, yummy food, festive music, and especially the holiday decorations. Because Christmas brings me so much joy, I’ve always wondered how I can carry it with me throughout the year in a way that doesn’t include traditional décor. I finally figured it out! This year I made Ankara print fabric ornaments. They’re ornaments that can be used as everyday decorations whether winter, spring, summer, or fall.
In today’s DIY tutorial I will show you how to make Ankara print ornaments. If you don’t have Ankara print, you can use any piece of non-Christmas themed fabric. Let’s start crafting!
Ankara Print Christmas Ornament TutorialContinue reading “DIY Ankara Print Christmas Ornaments”
Thanksgiving Day 2020 may not include your usual group of family or friends. This is not a reason to neglect the festiveness of the occasion. You can still create fall decorations that express gratitude to those you share a home with.
Today, I will show you how to make fabric pumpkins. This simple project requires inexpensive items that you can find around your home. Bond with family or roommates over this fall décor project by inviting them to make fabric pumpkins with you. Keep reading for the tutorial!Continue reading “How To Make Fabric Pumpkins”
My favorite seasonal decorations are rustic fall signs. They are a wonderful way to embrace the cozy and festive atmosphere of autumn. These signs are easy to create! In today’s blog post, I will give you a detailed walk through of how to make a rustic fall sign.
To start, you need to draft a quick sketch of your sign. What shape do you want it to be? What do you want it to say? What colors will you use? These are all questions I answered before making my sign. I searched Pinterest for inspiration, specifically for cute messages. In the end, I decided to make two rectangular shaped rustic signs. One with the message “Autumn Skies, Pumpkin Pies” and the other with “Pumpkin Kisses, Harvest Wishes”.
After planning the logistics, gather your materials. Here is a list of everything I needed:Continue reading “How To Make A Rustic Fall Sign”
In January, many declared 2020 to be the year of 20/20 vision. It would be the year to achieve dreams and thrive. Well, 2020 threw everyone for a loop! Who would have imagined being in quarantine for months on end. Instead of declaring clear vision, people now describe the future as being uncertain.
Although we may not know what the future holds, we can be certain that God does know (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s important, more now than ever before, to draw into God’s presence! The Word of God reveals that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). Only God knows what the future holds. He can provide us with insight of what is to come and prepare us for it. However, we must be in a position to hear from Him. Continue reading “How To Make Drawstring Bags”
Instantly take your outfit from a 1 to 10 with an elegant ribbon brooch pin. It can easily be paired with a little black dress, blouse and blazer combo, or even a simple sundress. Make one today! You will be surprised to learn that some of the supplies are already lying around your home. Keep reading to learn how to make an elegant ribbon brooch pin. Continue reading “Elegant Ribbon Brooch Pin DIY”
To be honest, I’ve never worn scrunchies. Still I always admired how they could effortlessly be stretched, twisted, and popped to hold hair in place. The process of learning how to make scrunchies was not nearly as easy as using them. It was like perfecting a recipe. Through much trial and error, I finally got the “formula” right! Keep reading to learn how to make scrunchies. Continue reading “How To Make Scrunchies”
“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8, NKJV
Life is tough! At times it may literally feel like we’re being pressed together, picked at, and even cut down. Although uncomfortable, the hardships we face are not in vain. They are God’s way of molding us into who He created us to be. Each challenge develops our character, gifts, purpose, and faith in God! What results is a wonderful testimony of God’s grace and trustworthiness.
Today we’re making colorful clay ring dishes! As you create, take note of the similarities you have with clay. Watch first hand as a clump of clay is transformed into a unique and useful decorative accessory. At the conclusion of this tutorial my hope is that you’ll embrace the transformative molding process of life. God is making you beautiful! Continue reading “How To Make A Colorful Clay Ring Dish”
I love watching HGTV – especially the hit show Flip or Flop! I can binge watch this show for hours. I enjoy seeing old homes being demolished and rebuilt with brand new designs and furnishings. The transformations that these homes undergo are incredible.
I’m so inspired that I decided to do a ‘flip or flop’ of my own – bedroom edition. Don’t expect anything drastic like hammering down walls or tearing up carpet. This makeover will be simple. I plan to re-paint my walls, update and reposition furniture, and add decorative accessories. My goal is to create a cozy, bohemian – style space for resting. Continue reading “Mood Board DIY | Bedroom Makeover”