Showing a Loving Heart and Mind - Handcrafted with Grace

Showing a Loving Heart and Mind in a Violent World

It is truly disheartening that there is so much violence and hatred in our world today. School shootings, murders and missing children, all the way down to outrageous political scandals and people comparing Christians to the mentally ill, all plague our world with violence or hatred in some form. As a Christian, it can be difficult to stay kind let alone loving towards others. It’s depressing to watch the violence and hatred unfold around you, but… There is Hope! Showing a loving heart and mind in the midst of a violent world doesn’t have to be a obscure and difficult thing to display. Read more…

Gain peace by learning to pray more and worry less. Handcrafted With Grace

Gain Peace by Learning to Pray More and Worry Less

Over the past few weeks a theme of “Pray More and Worry Less” has vibrantly appeared in my life. This theme kept reverberating through everyday things making me question how much I do actually worry when I shouldn’t. Worry is a joy killer. It can make you physically sick if you worry too much. But, how in the world are we supposed to stop worrying? Well, I don’t believe anyone can keep from worrying all together. But we can reduce our stress levels and gain peace by learning to pray more and worry less. Read more…

Prayers for Parkland Florida from Handcrafted With Grace

Prayers for Parkland, Florida To the grieving and brokenhearted

Tragedy has struck our country once again with the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. My sincerest prayers go out to the grieving and brokenhearted and all those involved in yesterdays devastating and horrific event.My heart is saddened by the loss of lives even though I do not personally know the individuals involved.  I can only imagine the pain, heartache, sorrow,  confusion, anger, and all the other deeply rooted feelings of those involved. When such a devastating and irrational event happens in our world it is hard to know how to help. We can of course start with prayer. Read more…

Mom's Little Refrigerator Vase Tutorial Mother's Day Gift Idea

Mom’s Little Refrigerator Vase Perfect for the little flowers the kids pick in the yard.

This little refrigerator vase project is perfect for those moms or grandmas that receive small flowers that the little ones have picked in the yard. From dandelions to pansies, Mom’s Little Refrigerator Vase will hold those precious little tokens of love. What to do when there aren’t fresh flowers? Simply fill the vase with small silk flowers to preserve the memories. Read more…

Spring Easter Cross Wreath Tutorial by

Spring Easter Cross Wreath Tutorial

Easter is almost here and with the beautiful memorial of Christ’s sacrifice for all of us I wanted to share with you a tutorial on making this Spring Easter Cross Wreath. The design of the wreath symbolizes what I feel is representative of Easter and Christ’s sacrifice for me.
Now this is just one design, and I am sure you could come up with elements in your design that will differ from mine. Read more…

Free Magnetic Calendar Printable by

Free Magnetic Calendar Printable Stop handwriting dates on a magnetic dry erase calendar.

I would like to share with you a new free download today. The Free Magnetic Calendar Printable solved an annoying problem of mine and I thought you might benefit from it as well!
I checked into some date magnets that I could purchase but none suited my needs as far as matching my decor, being thin so that it would be easier to write in events or have extra numbers for the previous and next month extra spaces. So…. time to design my own magnets!! Read more…

DIY Custom Decor Desk Organizer Recycle boxes into a desk organizer to fit your office decor

DIY Custom Decor Desk Organizer Recycle boxes into a desk organizer to fit your office decor.

I have been on a cleaning/organizing trend here the last few weeks. My desk is so horribly cluttered that I had to do something to get things straight and to lessen the mess. The DIY Custom Decor Desk Organizer had to match my new office decor of course! Besides, what is better than upcycling or recycling old boxes and things into something new? Not only do you save money, but you can make the finished product look exactly how you want it to look! It can’t get any better than that! I thought that I would pass along the process that I took in making this desk organizer so you might be inspired to make your own. Read more…

Best Crochet Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Pattern Ever

Best Crochet Dish Cloth or Wash Cloth Pattern Ever!

I have found the best crochet dish cloth or wash cloth pattern ever!! I know what some of you are probably thinking… why crochet a dish cloth when you can just buy them? Because, they last longer, work better, hold water better and they look better to me. Plus, I can make them in whatever size I want! I don’t have to stick with the standard size at the store. They are fun to make and just as inexpensive as a good quality dish cloth from the store. There is also the therapeutic benefits from crocheting as it relaxes and calms me. Read more…

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