Thursday, May 31, 2012

Text portrait

I made this is graphic design. Isn't this cool? It's some of my favorite bible verses that made up my portrait. I used Photoshop, you can find tutorials on youtube.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What's my outfit Wednesday!

First off, I got a new camera! Nikon D5100, check it out:
My shirts from Hollister and head scarf is from Target. My hair's in a messy bun. 
Quick tip to make buns messy: overnight (or for part of the day) 
leave your hair in a braid to create more texture if you have strait hair like me.

Isn't this inchworm great! I'm still trying to figure out what settings work best, but it's getting there.
Well, here's my outfit of the week:
My shirts from H&M. My jeans are from American Eagle.
My boots are from DSW.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Encouraging Word

This scripture is so true. If you're happy, it'll put a smile on your face! If you let the bad get to you, you're spirit will be disheartened. 
This quote is by Mother Teresa. I think she got it perfectly. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's my outfit Wednesday!

I just realized I've chosen my outfits all with dresses or skirts. 
I'll make sure to have a more casual outfit soon :)
I love this yellow polka dotted dress from Forever 21. 
It's really the only yellow I own. Surprisingly I like the color on me.
Like I promised, I'm wearing the headband I made from Sunday's DIY.
My necklace and earrings (which aren't too visible) are from Forever 21.
My bracelet is from Tren.D.Home. 
For my hair, I wrapped 2 inch sections around a 1 inch curling iron barrel and combed through them.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Instagram fun

I absolutely love instagram

Here's some of my favorites of mine.

Summer Garden Time :) Yes that is a chipmunk in the upper left!
This picture is also combined with the picsart app.

Raindrops on Roses

Pencil shavings

Parrot in the greenhouse

Puddle Reflection

Hope you enjoyed those! Follow me: jruff88

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DIY tulle headband

I've wanted to make a headband like this for some time!
It's super easy, hope you give it a try!

You will need: beads, needle, thread, super glue, scissors, old headband, ribbon, tulle, cups, paper, and a marker. The ribbon and tulle I got at the dollar store.

Trace circles of two different sizes onto your tulle. I used the top and bottom of a cup. (Make sure to use a whiteboard marker if you ever want to use the cups again.) Cut the tulle on the lines you drew. I made 6 circles of each size.

Fold the larger circles in half and then half again. Sew the pieces together one on top of the other. Space the folded circles to form a circle. For the smaller circles, I put one on the bottom without folding it and the rest on top, some folded and the others not. Sew the circles together

Sew on the beads. I used fishing line for this part so it would be less noticeable. 

Super glue the ribbon on the headband. I put glue every couple inches. Then super glue the flower where it looks best.
Finished product! See it here in an outfit of mine. 
P.S. Sorry about the not so great quality photos, my camera's kind of old.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Encouraging Word

The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God endures forever. -Isaiah 40:8
Reflect on that,
the Word has never changed and never will.
God's love for you has never changed and never will.

P.S. Did you recognize my outfit from the What's my outfit Wednesday?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's my outfit Wednesday!

I missed last week. Guess I didn't wear anything worth showing ;) But here's my favorite outfit from this week.

My skirt is a 3 in 1 dress from Title Nine, tank top is from Forever 21, and necklace from target.
My shoes are from Len.
My hair is done in a simple top knot with braid wrapped around.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Encouraging Word

I wanted to share encouraging verses from the Word every Friday. This weeks is especially heart warming. Think about it, God has a future planned for you. He gives you hope and love every single second of the day. Smile :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

National Day of Prayer!

Today's the day we pray for our country and leaders. 

Here's the official prayer for 2012 (found here)


Heavenly Father,
Every good gift and perfect gift comes from You. You are a faithful God and Your mercy endures forever.
You have promised to bless the nation that trusts in You.  Our currency proclaims “In God We Trust,” but in our culture we are far from You.
In the words of the prophet Daniel, “We have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.”
We come before You once more, seeking Your forgiveness and mercy.  You, O God, are our only hope… Hear our prayer and, for Your honor’s sake, shine Your face upon this nation.
Give our leaders the desire to seek Your wisdom and the courage to follow Your guidance… and watch over the men and women of our armed forces as they sacrifice for the cause of freedom.
We give You thanks for all You have done for us, and we earnestly pray that You will help us become, once again, a nation whose God is the Lord.
In the name of Your Son, and our Savior, we pray this prayer.

photo from here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's my outfit Wednesday

On Wednesdays, I'm going to start showing you an outfit that I wore sometime during the week.

This is one of my favorite dresses I have plus these shoes I wear all the time in the spring.

dress: H&M

shoes: Forever 21

To keep it casual (since I wore this at school), 
I didn't wear any jewelry except small earrings flower studs from Forever 21.

God bless!
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