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Showing posts with label creativity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creativity. Show all posts

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Name That Christmas Movie Game!

Hey friends!


I bet you all have some Christmas Parties coming up in the next few weeks!
Yep, me too! Every year it is my job to come up with some new, fun games for 
 Christmas Party in the youth ministry at my church! 
Last year I made this one up! And we used it again this year!
It's timeless! 
And fun!
And something different than the same ole, same ole!

If you want to grab it to challenge your family & friends with some
Christmas Movie Trivia without doing all the work, then Merry Christmas!
This is my gift to you! ;)
Feel free to download or save it to your computer & convert to dvd or a video file 
or whatever you want to do for your Christmas Party this year!

...Or just play it for yourself! 
Chances are, since you are playing it online, you will have time to 'think' about it,
but when you play it with a group, its not quite as easy to think of the answers so quickly.


1) Number a paper 1-20
2) Watch (listen) to the video and Name that Christmas Movie that each sound bite came from!
3) Then just replay it, this time giving the answers as you go through the game!
I already did all the work for you!



If you would like me to email you the answers so you can challenge your family,
leave me a comment and let me know you love it and I will send the answers your way!
Make sure I can reply back to you somehow!

All sound bites came from various movie clips which do not own any copyright to
Background photo file found here. I just put it all together as a game. 




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Monday, July 16, 2012

5 ways to totally rock


Rock and Roll is more than tattoos and black leather these days.
Of course, those still both play into the rockstar picture, if desired.
But there are so many other cheaper, non permanant ways to
ROCK the rock and roll look, when you are SO NOT rock and roll.




Sure, aviators are trending right now, but it's for a good reason.
It's a quick fix to looking like a rock star.
Ok, ok...maybe no one will stop you and ask you for your autograph,
but they may ASK you where you got those FLY shades.
(wait, did I just completely un-rockstar myself?)
These, by the way, were $5 at For Love 21.


I am the last person on the planet to offer up "skinny jeans" as a suggestion
of what to look fabulous in.
Mostly because I am completely jealous of anyone who looks great in them.
I, on the other hand, do not. I usually ONLY wear them with boots...
where I can attempt to balance out the extreme shortness of my legs,
and my width and depth of my hips/butt. It's a touchy subject for me, truthfully...
Because I am petite, people automatically make the assumption that I am "skinny."
I'm not going to sit and complain about body types, everyone has 
something they are not crazy about...I've gotten in trouble for this before
and really I don't mind being short and "hippy"
if it wasn't for those darn super amazing skinny jeans.
Buuuuut, if you want to go rock, you gotta figure out a way to do the skinny jean.


The next best thing you can do for yourself is buy some "button" earrings.
You know the kind where people do a double take when they look at you,
because for a split second they thought you stretched your ears.
Really any kind of a button earring is a good look for a rock diva,
but if you really want "the look" go for a metallic rim with some sort of colored center.
It definitely will give the look that you got gauges in your ears..
I know, I know...a lot of people hate it, but honestly I sort of dig the look
without all the body stretching. 
I had 3 kids, my body has done enough stretching....
and it's never recovered.
( i know some of you are playing your tiny violin for me right now, right?)


Duh, scarves are big right now. But most people wear them around their neck.
Not me ( I mean, I do...but) I have this haircut that could sort of go all "MOM"
on me, if I am not careful. I realize I am a mom, but if you ever catch me in MOM
jeans, shoot me even if they ARE back in style.
Try tying a scarve around your hair. I think it looks sorta cool.
It's kind of a bohemian/rocker mix up when you add all the other stuff in

.
 This was a toss up between the cool nail polish or the vintage T.
But I think the vintage T is more essential to rocking and rolling.
Of course you want to get one of those SUPER SOFT ones that feels like it's 20 years old.
Preferably with some old school rock or rap group displayed.
 I contemplated borrowing my sisters Beastie Boys shirt for this shoot,
 but I thought the black tanked worked well in the end.

Thanks for sticking around for my random ROCK AND ROLL Fashion Post!
Hope you enjoyed 5 ways TO TOTALLY ROCK when you are SO NOT Rock & Roll.
Jeans-Zara
Black Vintage Tank-Forever 21
Aviator Sunglasses- For Love 21
Button Earrings-Charolotte Russe
Silver Metal Earrings-For Love 21
Khaki Tank-H&M
Khaki Scarf-Kohls
Red Scarf-Levi's
Hand Embroidered Pendant Necklace-The Hollie Rogue Shop
Gold Anchor Necklace- Adie's Lovelies





Covered in Grace






Monday, July 2, 2012

If I Could Pack Myself In A Suitcase

Ok, excuse me if I am making major assumptions in this post
But I'm gonna go ahead and put this out there, in public, anyways...

Not too long ago, I dont even know when, I 'm pretty sure less than 2 months ago, 
Christina from TicoandTina found me in the land of blog... (I think) ?
and I made my way to their blog... and I immediately felt connected to them.
And I am pretty sure the connection was mutual (hence the assumption)???
First of all they make THESE videos. Sounds crazy, but it's totally my thing.
For those of you that know me: I have close to 70 videos on my Youtube channel.
2 of My FAVES are HERE and HERE
Some crazy silly, some made out of boredom, some vlogging, some dancing, some singing..
whatever, they are up there for the humiliation of myself
and the judgement of all.

But it's simple, if you love doing "that kinda thing"...playing with all that creativity
rolling around on the inside of you."
It's probably there because God placed it there.
Anyways, on top of that, one of my husbands main jobs is Video Editing.
So I can appreciate anyone who has that sorta artistic blood running through their veins
or of course anyone who can just be crazy and sing and dance in their car ...in videos...
You know like I did HERE...
or Like Christina does HERE..

So then after a little bit of stalking investigating,
I find out that they are...What???.. doing a tour?  
A tour for what? Are they musicians? 
Touring the Country singing in Coffeehouses?
NOPE. 
How do I put this in my own words?
They are using what God has obviously instilled in them, 
to inspire others. To dare people to dream, chase those dreams.
Their Organization: The Beauty of One
First of All, how amazing is that? One person, having so much beauty inside of them!!!
And their tag line is : Life is a Blank Canvas, Paint an Adventure!
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 They are traveling from city to city with their 2 kids this summer, and 2 interns...
and encouraging people to live bigger! Because God is bigger!
I love the quote they have on their BLOG header!
"You can't dream bigger than God. You should be more concerned with holding God
back with your small dreams!" 


They are taking a camera to  the people that have DREAMS but are too scared to follow them,
or people that have been working hard to chase their DREAMS,
Or people that are currently living out their dreams in their own ADVENTURE!
and they are interviewing people, loving people, taking lots of pics and video...
and blogging their way through this journey.
And in the end of it all, will make an online documentary of sorts,
and are hoping to spark adventure in the lives of many more people!
Because that adventure, that dream, that gift, that creativity..
lies within them, and within YOU for a reason!
And I believe as David and Christina pursue THEIR adventure,
 this will only the very beginning of many other 
adventures to be pursued by so many others.
(By the way, check out their planned tour HERE...
and if you know ANYONE that would fit one of these categories...
You can NOMINATE them for an interview of THEIR adventure!!!)

Can I tell you this in all honesty? When I read their purpose and saw their videos... 
Their plan, their hearts... knowing this is something I can say I really really believe in,
(MAINLY because I really believe in people, no matter who you are)
I was really moved...Truly.
Because if there is only one thing that has been poured out of my heart
since starting this little blog, it has been that YOU have purpose,
YOU are beautiful, YOU can something AMAZING with YOUR life!
This tour they are doing, "The Blank Canvas Tour"
is EVERYTHING that is inside of me that has been dying to come out
for years, but has just made it's way out recently through this blog...
(not to mention some opportunities at our church in the creative department.)
I hope that if you are reading this and your niche is not necessarily creative,
you can still appreciate the desire to follow your dreams, 
to reach after what is in your heart... 
because that is what David & Christina are doing.
Obviously, if I could pack myself in a suitcase 
and tag along with them, I would.
But then I'd have to pack my 3 kids and husband in too...
and 11 people in one car... hmmmm, I dont know..
Plus I don't know them well enough to know if they have B.O or not would actually
like me in real life.
Seriously, I am so jealous of this opportunity they are taking.
HOWEVER, they have asked me to join their team, virtually.
Which basically means, I get to tell them where to go, what to do...
who to interview, what to eat, and what to wear.. 
NO???
No, this means.. I get to support them, and I get to use my own
creativity to do it. And I'm excited too..
Does my agreeing to this have anything to do with the fact that being a
means they get to come visit ME here in WI first? Uhhh... maybe?

But, first things first. I pray as you are reading this,
 you understand their heart. 
If not take a closer look HERE at what they are doing!!
And Believe it or not, they are about to embark on this nationwide tour, in ONE week!
 `with 6 people...and currently have $1125 of support.... 
THEY NEED YOUR HELP!!
Their goal is $3750. 
Please, ask yourself, ask God...if this is something YOU can support...
Help them pursue their adventure, as they inspire others to pursue theirs...


If you would like to help this AMAZING family do something BIG,
then please contact ME asap...(they are on a time crunch)
OR you can DONATE HERE!
You can also help by donating the items listed on the above page.
OR uou can also help by making a purchase at  

Thanks for taking a few minutes to read through this,
and consider this something amazing you can do for the "beauty of one."


The Winner of the "It's Not Even Funny Giveaway" is"
Amy M. from okayeAmy!
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