Here is a picture of my paper doll Staci and all her clothes together. Paper dolls are not too hard to make; they take patience, and time, but if you have enough of both, then from there all you need is scissors, paper, colored pencils, and a pen! You have to make their clothes with tabs, so that they will stay on. It might be time-consuming but it is definitely worth it. Especially because the clothes will fall off if they don’t have tabs!
Here is Staci with her summery wardrobe on. She is wearing a nice yellow T-shirt and jean shorts, and is happy because it is summer! (And her clothes are great!)
Here Staci has her checkered school-ish uniform on! Her favorite subject is zoology, and she loves the cafeteria hot chocolate. See the little uniform tie on her checkered shirt! It’s so cute!
The skirt was hard to put on- It was a bit too short, so either her tummy showed or her pajama shorts showed! Finally I got it to fit.
Staci has some fancier outfits too. Here she has on a pink party dress with a sash, with a tiny jewel necklace.
There is a birthday party today! She loves parties, and occasionally holds them in her house for fun. Staci only holds a couple or so a year.
When it gets chilly outside, Staci takes out her fall clothes. She’s wearing a yellow cotton dress over a striped turtleneck sweater. It might seem a strange combo, but it really is quite cute. Now all she needs are some nice boots!
She loves raking the golden, orange, and red fall leaves into a big pile, and then taking a big JUMP right into the middle!
This dress is inspired by a fashion television show. Notice the fringe on the top of the orangey dress! She wears it to fancy occasions such as a dressy meeting or a really fancy party.
At night, after a shower and hot chocolate, she brushes her teeth, and then it’s time to put her nightgown on! It’s a pretty lavender color with a bit of lace at the bottom.
After she gets tucked in, she closes her eyes and drifts off into dreamland in her cozy nightgown.
Staci wears shorts and an undershirt under her soft and pretty nightgown- if a paper gown could be called soft!
Pajama party, anyone?
Here Staci is with several of her clothes. Cool clothes+ cute smile= awesomeness.
Paper dolls are awesome, and fun! I encourage you to make some, if you want to. It’s worth the time. Bye for now:) Keep your eyes open for a paper doll-making blog post!
This is me, with all of the 4 leaf clovers I have found since August 23rd. One day as we were coming home from church and a thought popped into my mind: I wanted to find a 4 leaf clover. Now, 4 leaf clovers are very rare- there is only a 1 in 10,000 chance of finding 1! However, God isn’t limited by probability. About 30 seconds after I asked God for a 4 leaf clover, I found one! I was really happy. 😉 Since then, I have found more than 80 4 leaf clovers, and even more crazy… I prayed to God for a 5 leaf clover and I found a 6 leaf instead! Since then, I have found five 5 leaf clovers and one more 6 leaf clover! All in all, I have found about 100 clovers, and that’s not counting the ones I have given away.
All of this is to say that God can do abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine- that verse is Ephesians 3:20. God likes to give us the desires of our heart- even if it’s just a simple thing. So ask God for the desires of your heart- you won’t be disappointed. You may not get all the desires of your heart, but that’s just because God wants the very best for you. He’s a good, good God and He loves you very much, and He never wants you to be unhappy. He wants to have a relationship with you- and you can ask Him right now to be your friend!
This is a yummy, hearty breakfast that everyone will love! (If you like eggs.)
2 organic, free range eggs per omelet
maple syrup (optional, but extra yummy)
Goat cheese (optional- but extra, extra yummy)
salt & pepper (not optional)
Turn pan on to medium low. (3-4 on the stovetop.) Crack the eggs in a bowl. Whisk the eggs well. If you want the eggs to be extra creamy, then add a little dash of cream. Put butter on the pan and let it melt. Once melted to a nice, goldeny brown, pour the eggs into the pan. Swish them around so they cover the entire pan and let sit. Do not stir. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Let the omelet cook for about 20-30 seconds, and flip with a spatula. Sometimes it helps to get under the edges with a soft spatula before flipping. You want the whole thing to flip, but if it doesn’t all flip, don’t worry. Flipping an omelet takes a lot of practice 😉
Drizzle a little syrup on the flipped over top. Add a little bit of goat cheese, or any other cheese you desire, from cheddar to gorilla cheese! After 20 seconds, peek under the omelet and see if it’s a nice golden brown. If it is then flip it. (It makes the syrup nice and bubbly.) Fold in half, then fold in half again, until it’s in a triangle shape. Take the omelet off the pan and turn off the stovetop. Keep heated in the oven on warm if you’re waiting to eat it. (Or making more!)
This is a watercolor painting of rain coming down. I made the drops of rain rainbow-colored. Most paintings or drawings are better in lots of color! I originally was going to draw cat and dog faces on the raindrops, but I liked them plain. Besides, they could represent a season of spiritual rain (Like a season of blessings)! Some droplets are nice and plump. (Like a fat juicy raisin!) I like the word “plump”!
The first recipe I ever made was a horrible, in vain attempt to make an oatmeal with herbs. Do I need to say any more?
Apple Senoras, though, are a different story. They are a delicious yet healthy snack. Don’t be afraid to sprinkle that lemon on, because you actually don’t taste it that much, plus it makes it healthier!
1 whole apple, sliced (ask for help slicing the apple if you think you’ll need it)
1-2 teaspoons peanut butter per apple slice (or any other nut butter)
1 celery stalk, washed and cut up into small bits
1 lemon, cut in half
Put the one, two, or seventy-three teaspoons of peanut butter on each apple slice. Take the celery bits and put on one per apple, on top of the peanut butter. Squeeze a little nip of lemon onto each slice. Enjoy!
The peaceful setting of the flowers, the trees, the animals and the sun and clouds made me think of the name “Harmony”. I like the black sharpness of the pen contrasting against the white paper background. (By the way, if you like this pen it is a Pigma Micron 01 pen.) The kitty is taking her dog on a walk in some flowery field where exotic birds amble about, including a never-before-seen type of peacock, a Warbling Pheasant, and a Jumblerim’s Bird Of Exotic Love. (Peacock on the far right, pheasant on the left, and Bird Of Exotic Love flying above the tree.)
These kitties, of course, are friends in the snow. It is winter. The one on the far right, Sunni Rempch, loves spring and the only wintery clothing item her mother could convince her to wear are some fuzzy earmuffs. Georgie Kipling, the kitty on the far left, has thrown a snowball at Annika Dolloky (the kitty with the snowball on her eye) and both are laughing! The pen I used for this drawing is a 0.7 Bic Bu3 black Retractable Gel-Ink pen.
Om nom nom!!! This creamy tea is just what you need on a cold, rainy day, or when you’re snuggled up reading a good book. Yummm.
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons half and half or cream (or coconut cream)
teapot full of hot water
Put cinnamon in your cup. Fill up to an inch from the top with hot water. Add cream! Stir. Enjoy!
I am going to tell you about our two cats, Siggy Antonio Oroso Cinnamon Cream Puff Mischief and Tinuviel Shadowfax (their shortened names are Siggy and Nuvi)! Those really are their whole names. I’m not kidding! Siggy, our youngest cat, who is about 6, is a mischievous fuzzball who is both sweet and spicy! He is a creamy cinnamon color. He loves bathing in the warm sun and knocking over glasses of water. Siggy likes to knead blankets, too, like he’s being a baker and kneading bread. He is very funny. He plays fetch with earplugs sometimes! Since writing this, Nuvi has passed on. But let me tell you how she was when she was alive. Nuvi liked sleeping. And eating. And more sleeping. The only times she was active is when she was walking over to her food bowl, or ambling up the stairs to sleep in Mama and Daddy’s bed, and every so often fighting with Siggy. I had sometimes played with her with a piece of string, but she didn’t get any less plump. She was a heather grey color, and acted like a grumpy bump on a log, although was inwardly sweet.
Despite all the ingredients, it’s not too hard!
16 dates, pitted (approximately 2 1/2 cups)
5-6 heaping spoonfuls of your choice of nut butter
1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
A couple pinches of celtic sea salt
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup cocoa powder (omit this if you’d like a simpler date ball.)
2 tablespoons of raw honey (approximately)
1/4 cup 70% or darker chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
First of all, fill a medium-sized bowl with hot water, and soak the dates for at least five minutes. This might seem like a weird step, but it actually softens the dates and makes them better for date balls. And it makes the date balls SUPER GOOD! After you’re done soaking the dates, dry them off gently with a paper towel.
Keep in mind while you mix your ingredients that this recipe is more about taste than exact measurements! It’s okay if it’s not perfect, because it’s your own! Firstly, all the liquids together. Put the rest of the ingredients in- mix well, and put on parchment paper. Roll into balls. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Store in a container in the fridge to keep the balls fresh, if you have any left after you’ve eaten some 😉 Enjoy!!
*note: if the mix is too wet, add in something more dry, like flax or rolled oats. If the mix is too dry, add in more nut butter. If the mix doesn’t stick together, add a little more honey and nut butter. If you feel like your date balls need something else, go ahead and try adding a spice, or more honey or a bit of salt. Add little bits at a time, because they usually go a long way! Don’t be afraid to add your own twist or play around! Let me know how they turn out for you, and if you have any questions, just comment!
This map was made by Ocha Mignuti, a mapmaker. She drew it in her map-shop in December 17, 1482 and gave it to Julia Jinger, because they were BAEs (Best Acquaintances Ever). (Also because Ocha wanted Julia to find the treasure!)
A MAP DESCRIPTION FOR VISITORS:
Gnomes who like berry soup and acorn hash live in the enchanted Forest of Mystery, and a rare Fluffnougat Unicorn lives in a fluffy hat! You are welcome to visit the kind and gentle bear-like Invisible Bargoe, but beware! The Lokomho lives in a yellow-and-blue house, but take care not to venture near his dwelling, for who knows what bad trouble you’ll be in! (At least, that’s what he says. I think he just wants to be left alone, personally.) I would recommend the Field of Wishes if you have a chance to go there, because if you say “I would like a wish, please!” it will let you wish once for anything good your heart desires. Do not, by any means, whatever the circumstances, go to the Swamp of Peril!!!!!!!!! A dragon, not friendly at all, lives in its waters. You will sink if you try to swim in it, and it is like a horrible, muddy marsh, but four-thousand and seventy-two times worse! But, on a lighter side, the Huge Eating and Wading Giant is friendly and will gladly share his cloud-puff cookies. Read the clue on the bottom of the map and try to figure out where the treasure is! All in all, Mystery Island is a trip that should be on your bucket list, and if you don’t mind being in a bit of peril, and some mystery, it is a wonderful mind-boggling adventurous place that you should definitely visit!
Some of my favorite outfits are the “Romantic Decorative”, the “Old-Fashioned Adorable” and the “Teensy Weensy Style”. I drew something wrong in the original picture: I decided to draw a cat with my eyes closed! It was not a very good idea. It looked bad, so we used the computer to erase it out of the picture! I used the Prismacolor Premier Fine Line 05 pen (maybe slightly thinner) for this drawing.
Once upon a time, my daddy and I were having lunch together. I offered to make dessert. He, of course, accepted with much pleasure. I created these scrumptious Chocolaty Seed-Oat Bites. He was delighted and ate 45.
1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats
2-3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon goat milk (or any other milk to your pleasure, from cow milk to gorilla milk)
2-3 teaspoons honey
1-2 teaspoons coconut oil
Using the double-boiler method, (if you don’t know what that is, then get help) melt the chocolate chips into a sauce. Mix in all the other ingredients except for the coconut oil. Use half the coconut oil to oil two medium-sized plates. Now use the rest of the oil to oil your hands, or oil two plastic bags and put them on your hands if you don’t want to get messy. Roll the mix into 1-2 inch balls, and put them on the plates. If all of them don’t fit on the plates, then oil another plate. Flatten the bites. Put them in the freezer and freeze for 30-45 minutes. Take them out. You may need to use a knife or a spatula to get them off the plates. Or, if you don’t want to eat them right then, you can keep them in the fridge. Either way, enjoy!
Everything’s upside down!
(That’s crazy!) Oh no!
Mr. Matt’s walking on his head
(he won’t get very far, I know).
The snow is falling up!
The sky is coming down!
The roses are blue!
The violets are red!
I can’t tell if I am wrong in the head!
So, I’ll go to bed.
There’s a deb instead!
Once there was a silly bird,
who hopped upon her toes.
(Maybe she didn’t know that Jubirds hop upon their nose!)
Oh, what can we do?
What do you think?
We could draw,
We could bake,
We could ice and eat a cake,
We could write,
We could bike,
We could even watch a show.
How fun would that be!
Hmmm… what to do…
We could skate,
We could sew,
We could run,
We could think,
What? You want to think?
(I was kidding!)
I suppose we could for a little while.