Tissue Paper & Maggie .

First, I am going to be an AUNT very soon! And I am so very excited!!!! With that awesome job title comes the responsibility to be fun and creative and crafty (good thing I have practice being Mommy , lol)! I’m taking this new name seriously.  And already spoiling my niece,  Maggie.

Today I made some decorations for William & Beth’s (really Maggie’s) Baby Shower – the actual theme is still a surprise to them, but this sneak peek won’t give it away!

I had so much fun and it was SUPER duper easy!

Here’s my step-by-step guide to make Tissue Paper tassel garland

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Not all of my tissue paper was the same length or width, depending on how you look at it, haha – but you don’t even notice (just means a couple of my tassels aren’t as “full” as the others – bet you’re trying to figure out which ones now!)

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Choose your colors.
You’ll need:
Tissue paper
Ribbon or string
Clear tape
Scissors

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Open up your tissue paper completely.

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      Fold It long ways – like a hot dog bun.

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Cut it in half.

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Fold It over several times (about 3-4), this makes cutting your tassels easier and quicker.

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*make sure you are cutting from the open side – DO NOT CUT THE FOLDED END*
Cut up from the bottom, leaving about 2″ from the folded end.
(Sorry my picture turned, I’m posting this from my phone :-/ )

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The width of your tassel pieces are up to you.

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Unfold it.

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Now, unfold it  all the way and lay it completely flat.

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Roll it up .  Keeping the tassels straight as you go, so they’re not a hot mess. (Don’t want them to get super tangled & tear … it is tissue paper after all.)

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Then it’ll look like bicycle handles :)

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Now, twist the middle tight.

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Like this.

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Make a loop, and twist together.

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Then put a piece of clear tape around the top (leaving a little loop) to hold it together.

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Slide it on your ribbon! (You can cut the length of ribbon/string/yarn at any point.)

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Tada! There you go! *you’ll have to spread them out once you hang your ribbon!*

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Dear Maggie,
Little Princess,  who has already stolen everyone’s hearts, I cannot wait to make lots of girly things for you and with you!
Love, your Aunt (who happens to have all boys ;-) & is super excited about all things girly that come with YOU.

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Ps. Your cousins (who are very excited about your arrival) were playing super heroes & animals while I made these for you , don’t worry, they’ll teach you all about super heroes too! ;-)

Tissue Paper & Maggie

First, I am going to be an AUNT very soon! And I am so very excited!!!! With that awesome job title comes the responsibility to be fun and creative and crafty (good thing I have practice being Mommy , lol)! I’m taking this new name seriously.  And already spoiling my niece,  Maggie.

Today I made some decorations for William & Beth’s (really Maggie’s) Baby Shower – the actual theme is still a surprise to them, but this sneak peek won’t give it away!

I had so much fun and it was SUPER duper easy!

Here’s my step-by-step guide to make Tissue Paper tassel garland

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Not all of my tissue paper was the same length or width, depending on how you look at it, haha – but you don’t even notice (just means a couple of my tassels aren’t as “full” as the others – bet you’re trying to figure out which ones now!)

image

Choose your colors.
You’ll need:
Tissue paper
Ribbon or string
Clear tape
Scissors

image

Open up your tissue paper completely.

image

      Fold It long ways – like a hot dog bun.

image

Cut it in half.

image

Fold It over several times (about 3-4), this makes cutting your tassels easier and quicker.

image

*make sure you are cutting from the open side – DO NOT CUT THE FOLDED END*
Cut up from the bottom, leaving about 2″ from the folded end.
(Sorry my picture turned, I’m posting this from my phone :-/ )

image

The width of your tassel pieces are up to you.

image

Unfold it.

image

Now, unfold it  all the way and lay it completely flat.

image

Roll it up .  Keeping the tassels straight as you go, so they’re not a hot mess. (Don’t want them to get super tangled & tear … it is tissue paper after all.)

image

Then it’ll look like bicycle handles :)

image

Now, twist the middle tight.

image

Like this.

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Make a loop, and twist together.

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Then put a piece of clear tape around the top (leaving a little loop) to hold it together.

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Slide it on your ribbon! (You can cut the length of ribbon/string/yarn at any point.)

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Tada! There you go! *you’ll have to spread them out once you hang your ribbon!*

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Dear Maggie,
Little Princess,  who has already stolen everyone’s hearts, I cannot wait to make lots of girly things for you and with you!
Love, your Aunt (who happens to have all boys ;-) & is super excited about all things girly that come with YOU.

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Ps. Your cousins (who are very excited about your arrival) were playing super heroes & animals while I made these for you , don’t worry, they’ll teach you all about super heroes too! ;-)

Pray for your Pastor

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Just a simple reminder to #prayforyourPastor :) pray for the vessel that your pastor is opening up himself to be , that God uses him to deliver His Word. That when your pastor opens his mouth to preach, you hear God’s truths.

Praying for YOU also, as you prepare your heart for worship. You see, it’s not your Pastor’s job to make you receptive to God’s Word. It’s your job to prepare your heart for worship, so that you may see & hear clearly the message of God’s Word. It’s your Pastor’s job to remove himself and let God shine through.

#bygracethewallaces

The Problem with 50 Shades of Grey.

pastortomswife:

It’s like she took the words out of my mouth – only, towards my man ;-)

Lift your husbands up, respect them.

Thank Haley for writing this out!

Originally posted on Haley Morgan Smith Blog:

Why, hello people I love.

Before I continue writing, note that this blog is PG-13. I’m gonna talk about sex. So. Fair warning.

Picture this. You’re in the kitchen warming up supper and your husband comes home from work. He says hello, kisses you, and lays a plastic bag on the counter. In the plastic bag is book with a naked lady on the cover in a provocative pose. You get on Facebook, and you see he has liked the fan page of the book. You see that he has shared the book’s movie trailer on his page. You see that he is discussing with all his guy friends publicly who should  be the actress portraying the naked girl on the book cover. He is discussing which lady in Hollywood is the hottest, has the biggest breasts and butt, prettiest face, etc. He is saying how he wishes the naked lady’s…

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Are you ready?

With the way our world is heading, I have a question for you.  Are you ready?

Ready.  In that, how is your walk with GOD?

Do you KNOW JESUS?

Christians are getting persecuted all over the world.  Americans – I’m not talking about someone picking on you for going to church. I’m talking about Christians being killed, kidnapped, beat to near death, torn away from their families ….. all because they refuse to deny our Savior.

Where do you stand?  Do you love God more than your life? Do you KNOW Him?

I’m not even going to dare to say that we have it better here in the luxury of America, because I don’t think we do.  It’s too easy for us to be luke warm believers.  It’s so easy for our relationship with Christ to become an after thought at the end of the day, so we ‘catch up’ with Him via a bedtime prayer.  Imagine a day where all you have is your relationship in Christ – what a glorious day!

If you were approached and questioned – Would you deny God to live another day on this earth? – or – Would you follow Him, no matter the cost?

Just something to think about.

 

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Here is a link that just touches on what’s going on in Iraq: http://www.radical.net/secretchurch/blog/2014/06/17/believers-in-iraq/

 

LOVE & RESPECT

This topic came up in one of my groups of friends earlier …. and I just wanted to hit on this topic for all of my friends, mainly for my lady friends…

Ladies, respecting your man [as Scripture says] isn’t just publicly.  To respect your man is to uplift him, to him, in front of others, to others about him….. and it even goes beyond that – uplift him in your mind & in your heart.  He’s not perfect , neither are you .

As long as you [and him] are seeking after a relationship with Christ , you’ll always be able to find a way to show love & respect to one another & about each other.

Praying over your marriages tonight – & if you’re single, praying over your heart, that you may seek God first & that He is preparing the respect in your heart.

If you have any special prayer requests, feel free to message me, I’d be honored to pray over your marriages.

To my man, Thank you for an amazing six years of marriage – for being my partner in learning about this whole love & respect in the ways God intended. I love you, but mostly, I respect you & the man of God that you are, leading our family as He would have it. I know we don’t have it all figured out, but I love learning what God has to teach us with you by my side. I love following your lead. I admire the passion you have for the Word. Happy [Six year] Aniversary, Tom. (And our boys seriously could not have a better father, but I’ll save all of that mushiness for in 2 weeks ;-) )

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