proverbs thirty-one

23 Dec
I have a confession. I am officially addicted to Pinterest thanks to my friend Whitney. Tonight she hosted a really fun Christmas party themed Everything Pinterest. From the food to the drinks and the gifts we gave as “secret santas”…everything was inspired by something we saw on Pinterest. It was super fun! I made petite lasagnas as my food contribution to the party. Here are my lasagnas:
So yummy and super easy to make. Highly recommend it…especially to moms on the go. My husband, who as picky as any toddler, loved them! As for my special gift recipient, Raquel, I made this super easy and cute gift:
All you need is a cute frame, chicken wire, laundry pins and a staple gun.
There is just something about making things with your hands. I wouldn’t call myself crafty, but there is just something about making something out of nothing…
I think that is why Proverbs 31 says:
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

We were made to be thrifty and creative. So often I get caught up in how busy I am…doing something creative seems like a waste of time. I deny a part of the person God created me to be.
It’s about the time of year when people start making resolution to be better and do better. I challenge you this year to join me in fighting to find time to let our creative juices flow. Whether you like to write, paint, sew, cook or whatever…fight for time emulate the creativity of the one who created you. You will be surprised at how much more productive you become despite your “wasting time” on crafts. Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting. 🙂
For more pictures from our Pinterest Christmas, see my flickr stream.


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