Forgiveness in the Bible

READING THE BIBLE - REV. 20 - SATAN'S DOOM

Hallelujah! - READING REVELATION 19

Curious What the Bible Says about Prophesy?

Reading the Bible - Revelation 17 - The Woman on the Beast

7 Angels & 7 Plagues - The Tribulation in the Bible

The Angel of the Lord at Bokim - Reading the Bible

666 - The Number of the Beast - READING THE BIBLE

Joshua's Farewell-Reading the Bible this Year

The Woman and The Dragon - READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR

The Two Witnesses for God - Revelation 11

The Angel & The Little Scroll - Revelation 10

Misunderstandings Can Start Wars - Joshua Chapter 22

Cities of Refuge: Joshua Chapter 20

END of DAYS: DEMONS & DESTRUCTION

The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation 5

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Joshua Chapter 21

Revelation Chapter 2 - Angels, Stars, & the Future

HAVE A PEACEFUL WEEKEND - Read the Bible With Us

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: Joshua 18

Revelations Chapter 1 - Hope in Crisis

Reading the Bible-The Division of land of the Children of Israel

Our Daily Reading of the Bible

CHAOTIC TIMES - READ the Bible with Us for Peace

Join Us As We Read Through the Bible This Year

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Lies, Trickery & Deception

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: Ai Destroyed

READING THE BIBLE IN 1 YEAR: Joshua 7 - Greed, Theft & Punishment

Reading the Bible- Talking about Atlantis, Math & More

Angels...? We're Reading the Bible Today: Joshua 5

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: The Death of Moses

Generosity and Divorce are themes as we Read the Bible this year

Reading the Bible in 1 Year: History of the Children of Israel

The Nation of Israel - Reading the Bible in 1 Year

Monday, December 28, 2020

5 EZ Tips to keep your home feeling like the holidays


What tips are included in this video clip:

1) How to make an Oregano/Rosemary Wreath to keep your home filled with pleasant scents;
2) How to make Beet Leaf Soup, a betacyanin filled soup that fights cancer, plus multiple vitamins and Omega3s;
3) DIY Homemade Bone Broth,
4) How to make refrigerator pickled beets;
5) DIY Homemade Chocolate Mint Tea.  

Let me know if you like these crafts, recipes, etc. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Vlogmas Day 24 - A Family Wish From Mine to You and Yours


Thanks for following  me through the 24 Days of Vlogmas! I really enjoyed sharing the lead-up to Christmas with you all. I hope you'll continue to visit my Blog and  YouTube and  Subscribe to my channel as I'm looking forward to much better things in 2021!

Vlogmas Day 23 - Christmas Birthday Cake



If you've ever wanted to make a Striped Cake, Watch this video to see how it's done.

Merry Christmas! and Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Vlogmas Day 22 -Everyone Deserves a Second Chance - This is A Do-Over

Vlogmas - Day 21 - Cookie Fail



Everything in life doesn't always turn out the way you'd hope...or even the way you expect. This was one of those times for me. 

These cookies turned out pretty bad...seriously. And, if you watch this short video, I'm hoping you might smile or perhaps even laugh.

But no matter what, I want to wish you a happy holiday season!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Vlogmas Day 9 - Little Library and Christmas Decorations

PUPPY POST - Vlogmas Day 8

 

Siberian huskies are the cutest puppies ever - aren't they? What do you think? Or do you have a favorite pet puppy?

Well, I think Sofi and  Mila are adogable ;D that's why I have to make Christmas stockings for all the pets I love.

And, on Vlogmas  Day 1 I made stockings  for Sofi and  Freya but they were identical and I wanted  to put their names on their socks  so I did. 

I stenciled their names on each of their stockings and if you'd like to see how I did it, check out my Youtube Vlogmas post for Day 8.

And, if you make stockings for your pets, tell me all about it in the comments below.

Happy Hound Days!


Monday, December 7, 2020

Vlogmas Day 7 - Danish Gløgg or Hot Spiced Wine for the Holidays

 


If you'd like the recipe and instructions  on how to make your own perfect cup of Christmas Cheer for the  holidays, check out my YouTube Video here. 

But, let me tell you a little bit about Gløgg. 

Gløgg is commonly served in Scandinavia to celebrate St. Lucia's  Day on December 13th and then around the Christmas  holiday. It means to "mull". And although the word looks like it  would rhyme with our traditional Egg Nog, it doesn't. It sounds more like Gluck than Glog. 

Anyway, none of that  really matters because it simply tastes wonderful and might be the reason behind the age-old saying that "Christmas is the  most wonderful time of the year!" ;D And the impetus behind the Danish word Hyggelig which represents the  word for cozy and content rolled together into one word. 

Anyway, if  you try your hand at this Danish Drink, please let me know what you think of it. 


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Mario and Luigi Gingerbread House And Gingerbread People -VLOGMAS Day VI

Christmas Quilt for VLOGMAS Day V


 Maybe I should call this a Thanksgiving Quilt because I'm like a kid. I couldn't wait for Christmas to gift this to my sister. I could barely wait to tell her I was making it for her. And, if you take a  peek down in the right-hand corner you can see a cross-stitched Christmas stocking that I gifted to my girls. I have the worst time keeping secrets or holding back on gifts. I just love to see the expressions on peoples' faces when they open their presents - and right now, I think we could all use a little more early Christmas joy. Anyway, I had  to get a little help from my friends on picking out the pattern to use. So THANKS  to everyone who voted on my poll post. This turned out better because of  all the input I received from everyone. I'm a  novice quilter and as you can see, this is a super simple quilt but I'm hoping it will brighten up a spot in my sister's house over the holidays. 

And, if you would like to see my quilting process, check out my YouTube video here on how  I  made this  quilt for my sister. And, while you're over there,  check out some of my other Christmas  projects on my VLOGMAS list

If you've been quilting, please share some of your projects with me in the  comment section below. 

https://youtu.be/lu06g3Kbj3Q

Friday, December 4, 2020

VLOGMAS - Day IV - Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes


 I'm currently on a gnome kick. So, I wanted to make some shirts with gnomes but I was a little worried about whether or not the paint would bleed all over the fabric. So, I decided to do a test run with one.

I bought the shirt at JoAnn Craft and Fabric and I had to buy some fabric paint too. I bought the Scribbles Paint, which was super cheap - just the way I like my crafting.

Then I sketched some little wee folk on the plain white tee shirt and went to town painting away.

If  you'd  like  to see more about this  project, check out my video here

And, if you're interested in Vlogmas or any Christmasy Crafting, Baking or Making, check out my other  Youtube videos.  

Kim Kasch - YouTube

And, if you have any questions, comments or helpful tips, please share them in the comments. 

Happy Gnome Hunting!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Christmas Gnomes Come for a Visit


 I'm sure you've heard of Elves, but what about Nisse, or Gnomes?

Well, if you've never met one of these cheery little guys, here's an easy way to help bring them into your house for the holidays.

It's a simple craft you can do with your kids or grandkids and what could be more fun that creating your own little helpers to have around the house at Christmas?

If you'd like  to see how to make these little fellows, just click on my YouTube link and watch the short little video.

And, if you do make a few of these  little wee folk, please  let me know because I'd love to see what you did with these little people. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Christmas Advent Calendars - An Age Old Tradition


 In the United States, we've seen advent calendars before but these aren't your typical American Advent Calendars. These are European Advent Calendars or Danish Designs to be exact. 

My Mother-in-Law started me  out on this tradition many years ago and it's one of the things I appreciate the most about her. She brought a wonderful holiday tradition into our house and we still practice it about 40 years later. 

These are cross-stitched, sewed, or even appliqued designs she perfected as presents for each of us. The kids grew up loving this tradition and they still open the presents every morning during the 24 days of Christmas. 

If you'd like to hear more about this Scandinavian tradition, just click on my Youtube Link and read - or watch - all about it :D

And, if you have an Advent Calendar, share your comments in the box below. I'd love to hear how you celebrate Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

VLOGMAS 2020!

 Welcome to Vlogmas 2020!



If you haven't heard about Vlogmas, let me tell you a little bit about it...

Vlogmas is a way to celebrate the 25 days until Christmas, with Video blogs every day. It's sort of like an elongated version of the 12 Days of Christmas but instead of a song, this is a video celebration of the  build up to Christmas.

So, after that longwinded explanation, here's my first-ever Vlogmas post: just click here

https://youtu.be/f9vCaehsh00


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An Attitude of Gratitude


It's really easy this year to be discouraged, frustrated and angry but at this time of the year it's important to remember all the things we still have to be thankful for. So take a moment ...

And think of all the big and small blessings you have in your life then nurture that attitude of gratitude. It's like watering a garden, with a little effort you'll see beautiful things start to grow.



And always remember to smile.


I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving filled with great food and family. And even if you can't all be together, take time to talk, laugh and remember to nurture an attitude of gratitude. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

THANKFUL THOUGHTS

 Hope is  like a flower

It begins in a small, tentative way...

Then it starts to bud

After a bit, it begins to peek out and show itself


Then it opens up to the world


And with hope, you can't stop it from growing



It soars for the sky and stars . . . 

So, remember to be hopeful and nourish your thankful thoughts

Thursday, October 29, 2020

#DIY Dragon Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween

 


Have you ever wanted to have a pet dragon? Well, this is one EZ way to do it. Simply create your own.

And it's super simple to do.

First, you need to try to pick out a pumpkin that vaguely has  the shape of a dragon head.


After you've selected a pumpkin, start drawing, painting or cutting out the face you envision.


After you've painted/colored or cut the design you want, you begin assembling some thumbtacks to give it the impression of having scales. (I've done this on a previous blogpost for Dragon Eggs).

Then you insert your wings. (If you want to see how I did it, watch this one minute Youtube video)

And in the end, you'll have a fun fairytale character to display in your yard or on your porch.

And, if you make a dragon jack-o-lantern, please let  me know because I'd love to see it. 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

#DIY - Bake a Fun Halloween Cake





With an October birthday, I wanted to make my son a fun Halloween themed birthday cake. So, I pulled out some white chocolate to make some ghosts and tombstones for the top and then I made some black and orange buttercream frosting and went to work - well of course I had to bake some cakes first.

I baked four 6" wide and 2" tall cakes - I cake was a fail so this is three of those cakes stacked one on top of the  other. 

Then I did a crumb coating on the cakes and...well, if you want to see how I did it,  check out my YouTube video on the process:



And, let  me know if you have any questions or ideas about how I could have done a better job because I'm not a professional baker but I sure love to make treats, snacks and fun eats :D

Plus, here are a few photos that aren't on my Youtube channel:

Because One Cake is Never Enough


And two cakes does not a meal make :D



Luke was a good sport humoring his old Mom :D


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUKE and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House


I decorated this little Haunted Halloween House by myself, when usually I have my daughter and daughter-in-law help me. It turned out sort of cute but it wasn't easy. Now I have a lot more respect for those people on Halloween Wars.

I'm not saying you shouldn't buy this little Trader Joes Haunted House Chocolate Kit but, if you do, you should understand that you might need a little help - at least putting it together. Because you have to hold it until the frosting sets enough to keep the sides from falling down.



But, if you're interested and want to see how I did it, please watch this very short video clip (and if you want my buttercream frosting recipe - you'll want to grab a pencil and jot it down when I talk about the frosting that comes inside the kit).


If you do make your own Haunted Halloween House, please share a  picture because I'd  love to see it.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!




 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

DIY Life-Sized Fairy Garden



I love fairies and  fairytales. Who doesn't?

So, with Halloween being limited this year, I thought why not go all out with my decorations. To tell the truth, I go all out with decorations every year ;D 

And this year I've started early. I've made dragons, dragon eggs, fairies, toadstools, and decorated castles. I still want to make gnomes and do a little bit more.


If you'd like  to see how I made this toadstool/mushroom, check out my video below and check back as I'll be making my gnomes and more ;D

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Thursday, September 17, 2020

HALLOWEEN SPIRIT 2020

 


So, I don't know if you're like me, but I LOVE Halloween. I guess you could say I begin my Halloween Countdown as soon as Labor Day comes on the scene. If I'm really honest, I'm thinking about Halloween as soon as the Easter candy has been eaten. I think up themes for my decorations and  begin working on them early in the year. And this year my Halloween them is a Life-Size Fairy Garden. I've been working on Fairies for months.

Here's one I made months ago. Check out my other post down below. 


Then I started on DRAGONS

   

I sketched one (and I'm no artist) 


And then I started making my own. (If you’re curious about that, see my post below)



Then I needed some Dragon Eggs. So, I made a few of those.

 (If your curious about that, see my post below: DIY Dragons and Dragon Eggs).

Of course, I wasn't finished there. I needed a castle.

So I started working on that.


And it took a little while.

But I kept working on it.


And working...

Until, ...


But, I still wasn't finished.

I had to make some hanging dragons for the yard.



(If you want to see how I made this little guy, check out my blog post below - with the free pattern opportunity: How to Sew a Dragon)

And, now I'm just getting going...

Keep watching my blog and YouTube for more details of my Halloween Spirit 2020, because I can  promise you, I'm going to have some surprises in store  for our neighborhood kids. 






Saturday, September 12, 2020

DIY Halloween Dragons - Free Pattern and All

 



So this year my Halloween theme is a Fairy Garden and I've been working on getting some decorations ready and starting to get them out in the yard. This is my dragon and the first one that I've ever sewed.

I looked on-line but couldn't find one that I liked. I really love dragon wings so that's what I was looking for - some large dragon wings. So, I decided to make it myself. I took a  look at  some  of the  dragons on pinterest and then I sketched out my pattern pieces.


After I drew the pieces, I cut them out of butcher paper but you could use old grocery bags if you have some sitting around the house.

Then I laid the pieces out on the material I had waiting for the  project (which I really love) and starting cutting away.


After I had the  pieces all cut out, I laid them out to see how they looked. 



My sister thought it looked like a giant turkey :( 

Anyway, then I used some duct tape to adhere some pipe cleaners to the inside of the wings to give them some ability to be posed into different positions.



Then I started sewing away.... until I had my dragon all assembled. I also took the belly piece and ribbed it by sewing lines across the belly. I stuffed every other belly slot with cotton balls and then I stuffed the body and wings with batting. Perhaps I overstuffed the wings - but that's  the way I like them. Last of all I sewed some beads onto the head, to make some beautiful jewel-toned eyes.



And then my dragon was ready to soar off into the wild blue yonder.

(If you'd like to make one of these, just let me know and  I'll email you the pattern pieces - or maybe you can pull them off this post).

And, if you do make a dragon, please share a photo with me. I'd love to see what you do for Halloween.





Friday, September 4, 2020

Halloween is Sneaking Up On US

 


Is anyone else starting to get ready for Halloween? I can hardly wait. When can I start putting out decorations? I don't want to be one of those people who start celebrating a holiday before it's even here but....

I've been working on so many things. I can't wait to share them all so here are a few of my creations and works in progress.

Okay,  my theme this year was inspired by a drawing I made and I'm not an artist but I fell in love with the idea of  dragons:



Then I started thinking about Game of Thrones and Dragon Eggs. So I had to make a few...



It's simple to do. All you need is some styrofoam shaped like an egg and some thumb tacks. I tried to use a variety of tacks to give  the eggs  some dimension.



And I was  super happy with how they came out.

Next, I wanted some dragons. So, lucky for me, my sons both have 3D printing skills and so I didn't have to wait long to have some baby dragons to come creeping out of my eggs.



Of course,  I had to piece them together and paint them.



And the hardest part was picking the colors.



I made one blue and one green (never said I wasn't a Dr. Obvious). Which one do you like the best? I even used a little glitter to add some more magic to the mixture.

And now, I'm just getting going...

If you love Halloween, like me, keep watching for more of my decorations because I'm planning to go all out this year.