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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quick, Easy Decor Boxes

For months, I've wanted to reorganize various cabinets & closets around the house. After searching all over the place (seriously, I spent hours on Pinterest, craft pages & groups, blogs, not to mention all the runs to Target, Wally World, Michael's, Hobby Lobby and every office supply store in town!), I found the perfect bin for my kitchen cabinets - the mandarin orange box!!!

As I was putting groceries away, I noticed that the box from my son's favorite snack just might work on the narrow shelves that have been IMPOSSIBLE to find containers to fit. (I'd already bought several other storage bins, baskets, drawers, even photo boxes - none of them fit on the selves. They were either too tall or too long. :-/) Well, I tried one and Voila! It was a PERFECT fit!!!! FINALLY!!!!

Now I had to pretty them up a bit. Thank God for Duct Tape!! In about 5 minutes these boxes were transformed into cute, decorative bins!!

Here's what you'll need & how to:
2 rolls of decorative Duct Tape (you can use what ever color on the bottom since no one will see it anyways)
1 roll of clear packing tape
Card stock for labels
Tape runner (optional)
Paper cutter (optional)

See how perfect they fit on these narrow shelves! Now to make 'em look purdy!

Use the clear tape to secure the seams inside your box.

Use one of the duct tapes to secure the bottom on the box.
This one you can use whatever color tape you want because no one will see it.

Bottom is all set! Time to start on the sides.

Pick whatever fun duct tape you want and start wrapping .

Time to warp the bottom half...If you're like me and pick a tape with a pattern,
don't forget to match it.

All wrapped up. Now time for some labels.

I picked a color of card stock that was easy to read and printed
all the labels for the boxes. Use the tape runner or a glue stick to mount the
label to a coordinating background color.

Trim the labels.

Ready to stick to the box!

Use the clear tape to stick the labels on the box.

One down, 3 to go! 

Finished!! Don't these look a lot cuter than those orange boxes!! :-)

I was so excited with how they turned out!! Now my husband won't keep asking me where I put ________. Well, at least in this cabinet!  LOL!

Happy Crafting,

Oh, don't forget to check out other crafty things on our Pinterest page.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's Been Awhile...

Hi My Dear Friends,
It's been awhile since I chatted with you, shared what God has laid on my heart. And although I miss our time together, I haven't missed the stress and pressure that blogging brought to my life. I found that all day long I was searching for the next "great post" idea. I wasn't living in the moment, enjoying my kids, serving my family, loving on others, being still. I wasn't in the Word to grow in my own walk, but to search for that next nugget of wisdom God had for me to share...all the while missing what He so desperately wanted to share with me, what He wanted to speak into my heart, how He wanted to grow our relationship.

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So I began to pray...

I prayed. I sought His will for my life...this areas of service. 
I mean how do you know what needs to go, what needs to be re-prioritized, what needs to stay in our oh-too-busy schedules when we see all of it as good? 

We seek God. I sought God. I shared my struggle with some very close Godly-girlfriends who had already witnessed my balancing act and had been praying for me. I got down on my knees in prayer. I even had a mini-breakdown at church, pouring my overwhelmed heart out to a lady God placed in my path at just the right moment to speak truth into me and pray with me. Matthew 6:33 says, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you." All these things...including sorting out in a sea of good, what God has chosen for me to do today, in this season.

So what did He say?

Among other things, He has reminded me that BBM is His ministry. That I am to write when He calls me to. That I shouldn't spin, seeking posts and wisdom to share. I am His and am willing to be used how and when HE chooses. I know that most bloggers have a schedule, writing and posting on specific days on specific topics. BBM is not one of those blogs. I love to write and God has given me a passion for it. However, I want it to be used for HIS glory, not out of obligation!

Although the decisions were hard to come to, I know it is God's will, because when we are in the center of His will, there is peace. And I have a perfect peace for the first time in a long time!

My son reminded me that some women only hear about Jesus from what they can read online and God is using me to reach them. Out of the mouths of babes, right! I love each and every one of you! I know that God has given me a passion to share His love, truth & promises with women. So if you would like to stay connected with me and BBM, please "like" us on our Facebook page. I have begun posting on there daily as a short devotional-style. If you have "liked" us in the past and haven't seen us in your news feed, just go to our page and either "like" a picture, leave a comment or make sure that the "Like" button is still checked. Facebook is making it more and more difficult for you to see your favorite pages. Doing this should help keep BBM in your news feeds! You will need to do this again from time to time to make sure you're able to see us.

I LOVE hearing from you and treasure our time together! I look forward to staying connected with you on Facebook. Please feel free to leave messages, comments, prayer & praise requests, or whatever is on your heart.

Are you spinning...stressed out...balancing a plate so full it's cracking and it's only a matter of time before it shatters and everything falls? Maybe it's time to pray and seek His face. There is no peace in spinning. There is perfect peace in God's plan!

Be A Blessing,

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