Monday, June 13, 2016

A foolproof way to stop hiccups

This is a foolproof, though surprising, way to stop the hiccups! I learned how to do this from Mrs. Christen, a friend of mine. You have to fill a cup with water and put a napkin over the top, then dampen the rim, but do not break the napkin. Drink through the napkin, and your hiccups will be gone! Though this method seems very unusual, Mrs. Christen says it has worked every time for her, and it certainly has for me!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fundraising with Hand Lettering

I have been thinking about a way to raise money and awareness for the Kenyan children's refugee camp, Kukuma, and have decided to try using my love for hand lettering to help. Do you have a cause that you believe in, or a skill that you enjoy? Try and find out how you could use those skills God gave you to make a difference.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Mysterious Benidict Society Book Review

The Mysterious Benedict Society series is one of my favorites. It is exciting, and will keep you intrigued until the end. Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky, Constance, and Mr. Benedict on their adventure featuring codes, sci-fi, friendship, teamwork, evil businessmen, mysterious brain waves and stun-ray watches, this book has it all. The story is about four orphaned children who take a test for "special opportunities" that will change their lives forever. They go undercover to stop mysterious brain wave messages, saving the world from mind control, communicate through Morse code messages in flashlight blinks, and thwart evil villains in their tracks.  I recommended the three book series to my reluctant reader eight year old brother, and as soon as he finished the first chapter, he could not put it down. I strongly recommend the Mysterious Benedict Society series to children of all ages, from five to one hundred.

Friday, June 10, 2016

onomatopoeia

Do you know what an "onomatopoeia" is? This is an exceptionally long word I found in the dictionary, meaning "The formation of a word as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its' referent." In other words, onomatopoeia is just a long word for an imitation of a sound!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hand Lettering in Art

These are a few projects I have done using Hand Lettering and art. I hope you will 
enjoy them!




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Shell Necklaces

Have you ever been looking along the beach, and stumbled upon a shell with a perfectly circle hole already punched in it? Have you ever wondered how so many shells have these fully round holes pre-made? Here is the intriguing, and slightly gross story of the shells with holes.
On one of the rocks of the ocean, a mussel clings to the hard, cold surface of the rock with its strange filament. Then, a snail oozes around the corner and draws close to the mussel, using its foot to squeeze acid into the shell, starting a hole in its smooth surface. After it is finished, it uses its radula to further rasp open the shell, then repeats the process. After many tedious hours, even days, it is finished and the snail once again inserts its radula through the hole in the shell and tears the mussel meat, pulling it into its mouth, providing a long delicious meal.
Later, the very same shell washes up on the shore, still baring the hole punched into it by the snail. And that is how these holes come to you.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Group to change the world

Here is an idea I had to start a group of girls my age, meeting twice a month at my house, and I thought that it would be inspiration for you to start a group to change the world. This is part of what I wrote on the flyer about what we would be doing in the group:

We will be studying a new missionary each month, including Amy Carmichael, Brother Andrew, and George Mueller. Book recommendations for each missionary will be given, please come prepared to share what you learned about the months’ missionary. We may also be making things for fundraising, and craft things to send to other countries, and people that need them, and we will be challenging each other to share Jesus in common daily situations with the people around us, even the cashier at Walmart! Bible memorization will also be one of our goals. Please come prepared to have fun and change the world!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Beach Vacation

My family and I recently went on vacation to the beach, and it was amazing, and so much fun! Some of my favorite things to do were:
Jumping and diving into big waves,
Making huge sand castles, with moats and towers,
Looking for shells,
And crabbing.
Crabbing is a very fun, and very interesting sport. You pack nets and buckets, and walk on the beach at night. Pretty soon, you will see tiny ghost crabs scuttling sideways along the beach. But when you try to catch them in your net, be careful, because these crabs will scuttle for your toes when you least expect it! You can always tell when people are crabbing be the shrieks and laughter! I really love crabbing, and hope you try it on your vacation.

The More of Less book review

I have been reading a good book called “The More of Less” by Joshua Becker, about becoming a minimalist, and its benefits. It tells how getting rid of some things, even things you think you need, can free up your life and help you focus on more important priorities. While minimizing is different for everyone, clearing up and getting rid of things that are not really something you are investing in an be a great life benefit. “The More of Less” is very inspiring, even life changing, and also helps clear up some of the problems you will face while trying to minimize. This book clarifies the difference between organizing and minimizing, clearing the distractions in your home, to focus on what is truly important to you. “The More of Less” is an amazing book, that I hope you will read. It has truly changed my perspective on possessions and true focus.