Sunset Project: Week 2

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I’ve been gradually figuring out which times are best to take the best picture. I think I’m improving, even if only a little bit. My mobile device does not take the best pictures, but hopefully I’ll be able to get a decent camera at some point. 

— Elizabeth

Crafting On: Crochet Blanket & Cross-stitch

Hello y’all!

Today I’m back with an update on my latest crafting ventures!!

My crochet square blanket is not coming along as quickly as it should be, and I expected that. June was a busy month for me. I spent a lot of time traveling to places where it just wasn’t practical to bring crochet with me. Today was actually the first time in three weeks that I was able to sit down and get crocheting again! 

I’ve finished squaring off all of the pink circles and almost all of the red ones. They don’t look too great in the pictures, but I imagine they will look really nice when they are attached together with all the other squares.

Even though I was on the road and was away from my beloved crochet, I was able to work on some smaller cross-stitch projects! Nothing fancy, just some small kits I picked up at a couple of the Hobby Lobby’s I stopped in on the road. 

The first one I made you might have seen in my Fourth of July post last week. I have a lot of love for my country so when I saw this at the store I just had to pick it up to work on in the days leading up to the Fourth of July. 

The other cross-stitch I made was this sweet watermelon. The kit didn’t come with a frame or mount for it so I am going to have to buy one. This one was a lot of fun to work on and watch come together. I almost ran out of dark green floss to finish the back stitching for the watermelon vine. 

So, what have y’all been up to as far as crafting goes? I’d love to hear, so leave a comment if you’d like to share! (:

— Elizabeth

Vanilla Cookies

Hello everyone! 

For the past few days I’ve been stuck in the house with a nasty sinus infection. The rest of my family has been out and about doing other things, while I just sat at home drowning in my own boredom and misery! 

Today, I decided to make some cookies. After a quick search on Pinterest, I came across a website that had a recipe for simple vanilla cookies. I was looking for a quick and easy recipe that wouldn’t take a lot of time or ingredients to make since I was home sick. 

The recipe itself took only about 30 minutes to make, minus the time it took for the butter to soften. The recipe recommends stirring the softened butter with a wooden spoon, which is something I’d never done before! Usually, I use a mixer. After some trial and error, I realized the butter needed to be really soft before I decided to stir it with a wooden spoon. If you decide to make this recipe (or another recipe that requires hand stirring for butter) I would recommend cutting the butter into small cubes about the size of mini marshmallows. This allows the butter to soften faster and makes it easier to stir. I usually cut my sticks of butter into eighths when I am baking with it, but for this recipe they really needed to be smaller.

The cookies were certainly not the most photogenic batch of cookies, but that’s usually my last concern haha! 

The cookies themselves were just okay. Just okay. I thought the vanilla was a little bit overpowering, but that’s just me. 

Here’s the link for the cookies so you can make them yourself: Simple Vanilla Cookies

Have a lovely day!

— Elizabeth

Sunset Project: Week 1

Hello everyone!

I mentioned in this post that I was thinking of taking pictures of the sunset every night and posting them here. I decided to follow through with this plan, and I’m so glad I did! 

Before I get into this post, I’d like to start off by saying this IS NOT my original idea. Several years ago, I found a blog where a girl took pictures of the sunset every night for a year and posted it on her blog. I wanted to give credit where credit is do when I decided to start posting sunset posts on my own blog, so I found her blog again and I will be linking it right here. She doesn’t seem to post much anymore, but the pictures on her blog are absolutely lovely.

This week’s pictures includes one from last week since I started taking the pictures at the beginning of the month rather than the beginning of the week.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday’s sunset was so pretty I had to get a picture of the clouds in the east as well.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The calm after last night’s storm.

I hope you all have a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead of you!

— Elizabeth

Fourth of July

First of all, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL MY FELLOW AMERICANS!! Today’s post is going to be pretty short.

I put my crochet project on hold so I could work on this cross stitch for the Fourth of July. I’ve been traveling a lot the past few weeks, so it was much easier to carry around a small cross stitch project instead of my crochet squares.

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th, and 


— Elizabeth

June 2017

As this month comes to a close and a new one begins, I wanted to share some miscellaneous pictures that I took over the past month. I like to reflect on the past month’s accomplishments before I move on to the next one.

Anyone who knows me well knows I love a good sunset. I try to make a point of at least looking at it every night. I once came across a girl’s blog where she took pictures of the sunset every night for a year. I might try and do that for the month of July.

I didn’t make either of these tasty looking dishes, but they were my two favorite meals of the month! They were so good I had to stop and take a picture before I devoured them. 

My family and I paid a visit to a neighbor’s farm and I just loved seeing the sheep and goats run around. So sweet!

I was also lucky enough to get to take a trip to the beach this month. My family usually takes smaller day trips, so going to the beach for a few days was a treat. 

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.

Psalm 113:3

June was a good month. It marked the start of long summer days and time to rest for me and my family. The past year has been a time of transition for us. At times it’s been really stressful, and I’m not going to lie, sometimes it still is. This break has been much needed. (:

Here’s to a wonderful July!