Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All Things Green!

Hi everyone! I thought that this Colors post should be about green 
(since we won't be having a lot of green for much longer!)
Above are the ruins of a building that we pass every time we go to my grandparents house
 (it's always looked pretty cool and finally we were able to stop for pictures!)   

The front gate at a house we looked into buying............

A passionflower 

A beautiful lake

The fields on the way to my grandparents house

Clematis in bloom! 

Quilts drying on the line...........

A deer (it was on the edge of a parking lot..........

The grass in our backyard...........

A Hummingbird..........

A barn on the way to my grandparents house...... :)

A flower from the backyard.

A tree in the backyard.

And another scene from my grandparent's area! :) 

Thank you for stopping by!

~Wholesome Joy~

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Verse of the Week. Psalm 115:1 & Psalm 118:1

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for ever.
    Psalm 118:1

Not to us O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy,
 and for thy truth's sake.
                                  Psalm 115:1


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Fun Fall Outfit! (First Ever Outfit Post!)

Hi Everyone! 
This is my first ever outfit post. Yay! First off these are my Jeans that I re-purposed!
 The posts about that are Re-purposed Jeans Tutorial Part 1 and

Everything I am wearing is from a garage sale or thrift store, except
 the necklace!

My necklace was a gift from one of my friends two Christmas's ago
(I wear it a lot!)

I got this vest for a GREAT deal at a garage sale. You can read about it in My Garage Sale Finds!

My green sweater is one of the recent finds (for fall and winter) and I LOVE it!  

My earrings were some that I bought from my Mom at
 our garage sale :)

Here is the ring I ALWAYS wear on my right hand.......It is the symbol of Christ
 (His mark on me)

This is my purity ring, 
In our family on our 13th birthday we are given a 
Purity ring for girls and a Purity badge for boys 
(the badge is gold plated and they can choose what goes on it)
and we can also choose our own rings.
For my ring my Mom gave me a choice between a "Claudaugh purity ring" 
or one of her rings, do you want to guess which I chose? :)

Mom's ring was also pretty special because it was one that my Dad 
gave to her as a gift! It's a 18 caret gold ring with little tiny diamond chips.
 It means WAY more to me then on of the other ones would have! 

I've had these shoes FOREVER and they are so comfortable!


Earrings ~ Garage sale
Rings ~ Gifts
Necklace ~ Gift Charming Charlies
Vest; Linda Matthews ~ Garage Sale $0.50
Green Sweater; Liz & Co. ~ Garage Sale $0.50
White Under Tank; Christopher & Banks ~ Garage Sale $0.25
Jeans; Focus 2000 ~ Thrift Store $1.00
Shoes; Keds ~ I have no idea where there from! 


I hope you all are having a great weekend!
 ~Wholesome Joy~

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Re-Purposed Jeans Tutorial. Part 2

      Hi everyone!  Today I will show you how I lengthened the cuffs to  work for my height!
                                               (If you missed part 1 you can read it here)

This was a really easy job to do. 
These pants originally had a big turned up cuff on the bottom. 
The first time I let it out, I took the cuff that was folded over (it was just sewn on the sides)
and let it out, that gave me another 2 1/2 inches, that still wasn't enough. 
The entire cuff (before I let it out) was doubled so I was able to let ALL of it out!

The cuff after I let it out........

The inside was still I DARK blue (I didn't realize how much the jeans had faded)
But there still a beautiful blue color!

Above you can see the lines where the first and second cuffs were.

I also like that there was a white line on the bottom of the second cuff
 (it gives the illusion of still having a cuff) 

Here is the difference between the first and second cuffs!

These pants are loose enough that they are modest, but there not baggy!

I had to take in the back of the jeans a little bit (Sorry, no pictures of that)
but all that work was SO worth it!

I LOVE the results!

I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial! 

There will be a outfit post coming of what I was wearing here!

Hope to see you back again!

~Wholesome Joy~

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Monday, September 22, 2014

A Pizza Science Experiment!

In our house all of us kids that are home during the day have assigned days to make lunch. Well on my day (since we had just started school) I decided to do something different!

      We have a meal that we love, it's called Tortilla Pizza's. And I decided we would make those and that I would let them choose there own ingredients (we don't normally do this) so here's what they chose!

                                                                           Brother #3 
                                                              He is the most adventurous!
                                 (he has also been known to put Mustard on brownies :( lol ) 

He had.
1. Pizza sauce
2. BBQ sauce
3. Mustard 
4. Pickles
5. Cheese
6. pepperoni


Brother #4
He LOVES veggies

He had.

1. Peas
2. Carrots
3. Pizza sauce
4. Cheese 
5. Pepperoni


Sister #1
She is not nearly as adventurous as the guys!

She had.

1. BBQ sauce
2. Cheese
3. Pepperoni

Now to the normal pizza's!



She had.

1. Chicken
2. Cheese



I had.

1. Cheese
2. Pepperoni


Here is the finished "strange ones"
I hope you all enjoyed the Science experiment!
See Y'all next time!

~Wholesome Joy~ 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Re-purposed Jeans Tutorial. Part 1

    Hi Everyone! This is a project I did last winter (that I am FINALLY getting around to posting :P) I am one of those people that have a hard time finding pants that fit right,
    Between the fact that all of the designers out there that apparently think we all have weirdly shaped bodies and the fact that I don't wear things that are shrink wrapped it can be really hard to find things! So sometimes you just have to work with what you find. Okay, so I found a pair of jeans at a (where do you think?) a Garage Sale! That looked like they would fit OK and I was needing some more  before winter, (plus they were nice dark jean and I thought I might be able to use them for something else if it didn't work)

    I got them home and tried them on..........they were to short! WAY too short! Well the nice thing about these jeans were they had a big cuff on the bottom hem that I could let out, so I did, and the result was.............. they were a little bit longer but still not long enough!

    Oh, one thing I didn't mention was that these jeans have no back pockets and instead have a second set of pockets on the side (which is just were I don't need them!)  and they were VERY annoying!

   So I decided  to re-purpose/redo them!
      Today I will just be showing you how I did the pockets!

The first thing I did was sew up the extra pockets on the sides and take out the inside part of them (getting rid of a lot of bulk on the sides)

I also liked this because of the stitching on the sides! 
After sewing up the outside I went back in and cut out the pocket 
from the inside. 

This is not cutting out the whole pocket
 (I forgot to get pictures of that :(  Sorry)

There were little strips of dark denim inside the pockets that I saved 
for another project that I will be showing you at a later time!

I hope you all enjoyed this and will come back for Part 2! 
I will show you how I fixed the cuffs to make it longer!
I hope you have a great weekend. :)
~Wholesome Joy~

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Baby Bunny Rescue!

One of my brothers has his own Lawn Mowing Business. Well a few days ago he was mowing a lawn nearby and he hit a rabbit nest :( All of the sudden he saw little bunnies running all over the place!

     He stopped the mower and tried to catch them (he still needed to mow more in that yard and didn't want to hit them) he found one and brought it over to our house and we put it in a bucket and my sister and I watched over it until he came back.

When he came back he had another one! By this time they where both REALLY scared, but they calmed down once they were together.

I couldn't resist getting some pictures! 

They snuggled right up together and went to sleep! 

We were not sure that the mother would take them back 
(we had to catch them) 
and we have heard that if she can smell a human on them she 
won't have anything to do with them.
I did some research and found some things that said that normally that 
won't happen because there are people and other animals going through 
the nest area many times a day.

 I found a list that tells you how old they are by how long they are 
and what they can do

Baby’s naked or only thin fur or fluff 1-7 days
Baby’s ears are still closed 1-7 days
Baby’s eyes open at about 5-7 days
Baby’s ears stand erect 9-12 days
Baby has a complete hair coat 14 days
Baby’s show interest and begin nibbling on items about 12 -15 days
Babies become more active and begin leaving the nest to explore about 15-20 days
Baby 5-6 inches long at 17-22 days
Baby is nervous, jumpy, spooky, respond to sudden noises, ears erect = 21 days

They were about 4 inches long, and they can run and jump
I figured they were about 
15-20 days old

After he was done mowing he came back over and got the bunnies 
and we took them back to the nest. While we were there we found the last bunny 
in the bushes and were able to get all three back into the nest!
When we were in the yard the mother rabbit came back
 (she didn't come to the nest because we were at it)
So we think she is still caring for them! 

By the way, this is post #70!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Wholesome Joy~

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