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Friday, March 27, 2015

Random Thoughts Friday: A Lovely Little Weekend Giveaway


     That's right, folks! I'm giving away this (one piece) garland to one lucky person. To enter, simply leave a comment saying where you think you would hang it in your house/room. It's a fun garland for a party or everyday d├ęcor, whatever floats your boat.

     You have until March 29th to enter.

~Madeline

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scarves Saturday: Doubling Scarves

 
     Hello, lovely! You are my sunshine, and I'm proving that by doubling the fun with two yellow scarves today.
 
     Yep. You can wear two scarves at once. Try it the next time the weather's cool!
 
~Madeline

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Green, St. Patrick's Day, Sickness, and Wicked!


     I have the urge to write.

     It all started this morning, after math, when I picked up The Hiding Place for school. Corrie was very sick in both assigned chapters. "Thank you, Lord, that I am not sick."

     And then, for Bible, I read about how God uses illnesses for our good. When someone has cancer, a prayer revolution can start. They used the verse, "When he heard this, Jesus said, 'This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.'"

     And I thought to myself: true! Sometimes He heals, sometimes He takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord, right? Of course, right!

     I thought back to a couple years ago, when I used to get sick (just stomach bugs and colds) a lot more, and how I'd found I was closer to God during those times.

     Well, whoop-dee-do! Two subjects to go, and I get warm. Then cold. Then warm. My head hurts. Oh, bother, I have to go take my temperature.

     99.

     After school and half a movie, I was at 101.4.

     God has such a sense of humor! And I LOVE him for it. I mean, this is the greatest romance in history, and he is stroking my brow with a cool cloth (metaphorically and spiritually, of course.)

     I can't really remember the last time I was sick like this, but every illness comes for a reason. And because of this one, glorious things are going to happen.

     "I need an extension cord!" I said five minutes ago. But don't worry, my computer cord stretched to the couch. And because of that, I'm sitting here. Typing this. For you. For me.

     But most importantly, for Him.

~Madeline

     P.S. I planned to write something sweet about St. Patrick's Day and how I'm 1/4 Irish and how it's being a good sport to wear green. But instead, I'm talking about green as in sick! But at least it makes me feel like Idina Menzel. :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Scarves Saturday: My Favorite Way to Tie Scarves


     Oh my goodness, guys! I saw Cinderella this afternoon! Did you see it yet? Please tell me you did or have plans too!

     But before I run away with my feelings, it's Scarves Saturday! I hope you enjoy today's video sharing my number one way to wear scarves. Like and comment if you enjoy it.

~Madeline

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Scarves Saturday: How to Store, Organize, and Clean Your Scarves

 
     Scarves Saturday continues! Today I'm sharing how to store, organize, and clean your scarves as well as a little bit about why I like wearing scarves.
 
     So go ahead and get a mug of something yummy and press play. If you have a moment, comment and like my video, so it can go to many more people.
 
     If you missed the first installment of this series, you can find that here.
 
     Happy Saturday!
 
~Madeline

Friday, March 6, 2015

Random Thoughts Friday: My Life in Emperor's New Groove Gifs

     One of my all-time fave Disney movies is The Emperor's New Groove. It's hilarious and pretty brilliantly written.
 
     I recently posted a couple Tweets with Emperor's New Groove gifs and decided it was worthy of a blog post. (Subscribers need to click through to see the gifs, which are moving pictures.)
 
     Without further ado, my life in gifs:
 
When I'm explaining something on a whiteboard..."Any questions?"

Whenever I beat someone in a game

When someone mentions how many people they are inviting to their party

 Entertaining kids in the Amazon with my mad jump-roping skills


When I beat the other team at fuseball, and I high-five my partner

Me, basically 90% of the time.

 ...and the other 10% of the time

 When I walk into youth group

When someone thanks me for a gift

When I go "exploring" in the woods

When people are really annoying

Dancing to "Eye of the Tiger"

When I chunk a snowball at my brother

Practicing English

Stress cleaning after school
 
     Hope you got a few chuckles out of this today. :)
 
~Madeline

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Operation: God Save the Pom Poms


     When it's cold outside (and I mean REALLY cold), I get creative instead of walking or going for a bike ride. Today's project took me out of my creative sphere box. (Yes, even creativity can be a box.)


     Remember all these pom-poms I made and put in the apothecary jar when we were living at the duplex? Read about them here.

     Well, they've been sitting in a box under my bed for too long. Thinking about and creating margin recently had gotten me all I-need-less-stuff-right-now-or-my-head-is-going-to-explode-and-I-like-my-head.


     Enter Operation God Save the Pom Poms.

     Three Steps:
  1. Grab sad, unused pom poms.
  2. String said pom poms on yarn with the biggest-headed needle you have.
  3. Hang on mantle, wall, bulletin board, or other desolate place.
     And you too can make something beautiful from bits of string. (If you want to see how I made my pom poms, click here.)

~Madeline