Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some Things I'd Like to Share!

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No Greater Joy's TEXAS SHINDIG was soooooo much fun you all should come next year and the cost IS WORTH it (and I'm Miss Penny-Pincher herself)! They made this year officially the First Annual one! Thank God for such fellowship!

 Shindig Friends! The Pearls have a Shindig alumni group for us to join on facebook!  Here's their facebook post:
See the Making Vegetables promo! 
"Just opened the Private Group for all Shindig Alumni. We must be friends for me to add you to the group. So, add me! If you are an Alumni & want to be part of the group - comment here or PM me! :-)"

 A new video and how to series from Shoshanna, check it out her and her husband having a rotten tomato fight! 
Shoshanna grew up gardening with her family. They had many organic gardens. They sold their crops as their livelihood and preserved the balance of their harvest for the winter months. By the time she was ten years old she had a working herb garden with her mom. Each year since then, they have cultivated an herb garden that grows medicinal and culinary herbs. She started working at the Bulk Herb Store in 1998 at age fifteen. By 2002 she owned it and was working full time to build the business. She has written and published many articles and booklets on herbs, natural remedies, tinctures, and cooking with herbs. She has produced educational videos, DVDs, and books including Making Babies—a 480-page book and a DVD series, as well as the Making Herbs Simple DVDs Volumes 1 and 2.
Production Company: BoldFlame
Client: Bulk Herb Store
Director: Jerit Abart

Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects

Making Vegetables - Promo from BoldFlame on Vimeo.

Also I am excited about the coming seasons and I can't wait for a visit from my sister and new brother! 

"A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality."-Glenn Miller

Oh and here's a GREAT video for all my SINGLE friends:

Blessings to Our High King,
FaithGrubb a FaithGirl! 


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Some photos of the home-life  as well as the projects I haven't finished yet!
Making the toothpaste from Shoshanna's Bulk Herb Store!  It looks ugly but
its done my teeth so much good and the scent of cloves is great!

Me using a pitch fork to move the HOT cast iron pan off the fire some... Making Lye!

Pouring the wood-ash-water I made to make the lye.  Its not done though
I still need to boil it down to get it more potent for soap making :)

The wood-ash-lye-water soup over the fire.

The 50 cent dress I found at the Thrift shop Mel and I work at.  God is so good!

Me holding little Diesel my nephew with Abi and Joshua posing beside us.
This was on the porch at Mountain Springs Volunteer Fire department
Benefit we sang at.  It was a beautiful rainy, boggy day and the chilly wind
blew so deliciously!   What a day I got both cool weather and the baby to hold!  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shabby Apple Contest!

Shabby Apple is having a year of free dresses!  One for every month October 2012 to October 2013. 

"This means you have will receive the dress of your choice for each month of the year."

Here are the details on how to enter:
1. You must be a follower of our blog. (comment to enter once)
2. You must like us on Facebook.

For EXTRA entries:
1. Tweet about the contest using the hashtag #shabbyapple
2. Blog about the contest.
3. Share the contest on your own Facebook wall.

And you must leave a separate entry for each over on the blog. That is a total of 5 possible entries! 
The winner will be announced on their blog next Monday October 15. Contest is open to US only. 


Monday, October 8, 2012

My Aunt's Wedding!

So the wedding, the dress I made didn't work out, for the big day, but she got married and is happy!  That's the main thing.  I hope she can still use the dress for an evening gown or something sometime!  But praise God the day went well and beautifully.  It was an indoors wedding and reception and praise him it was as the weather was cold and chilly outside!
This her on her wedding day, with the bouquet, the other is her trying on the first dress (that I made) at our house.

 Here is the beautiful new Mrs. McNeil with my little nephew, Aaron Diesel!  She's the perfect princess and he is a charming Prince eh?    And here she is with her new husband, her Knight in Shining Armor!  Thank God for such a joyous occasion.

I came up with this playlist so I can have some nice calm music while I write and type out my stories/novels!  We played some of these for my Aunt Margaret's wedding too (while people were seated)!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lesson for FaithGirl #1

Hello All!  Its me FaithGirl!

   So I was on the No Greater Joy website (ngj.org)  and I have been learning a lot recently! 
   And talk about a reminder... Well I got one (This one was GOOD though)!  This was exactly all about what I have been learning. 
   There are several young men in my realm of life now and to several of them I only said 'Hi, how are you?' and then I felt sooo guilty!  I wondered if I had 'gone off the deep end'  or sinned a great sin against God.   I thank God I ran across this article again  (its from way back in 2009 by the way)!  

God is Amazing!

I'm light as a feather and as happy as I can be!  I was only an encouragement, hopefully, and I was too afraid I was already wrong so I thankfully wasn't 'ferocious'.  Thank God for this young man's advice and reminder!



What am I looking for in a Wife? 

by a Young Man

I want a girl who’s interested in friendship first. I’ve run into three types of girls over the years—two of them make me chuckle, but with a hint of sorrow inside. The third class I’ve observed always makes me stop and think. And smile.

Just Say Hi But Don’t Be Ferocious

There are two types of young ladies, one at either end of the “girl spectrum.” The first is most prevalent in ultra conservative, homeschool settings. She ignores the existence of the guys around her, believing the lie that any interaction with a guy is either sinful or premature romantic involvement. That’s just wrong—God created both genders to edify and challenge each other!
I would say to that girl, just get over yourself, and say hi!
Then there’s the other extreme, the “ferocious females.” Now, I have to say that I appreciate energetic, engaging girls. What concerns me, however, is that with some of these young ladies, they display a sense of discontent with their singleness. “Need” is not attractive in a girl. When a girl already has an interesting life, she then has something to bring to the marriage.

Looking for Sarah

This brings us to the type of girl that is very appealing and attractive. I like it when a young lady I meet takes the time to both talk and listen, especially when God has given us similar passions in life. And I believe that mutual passion that has the power to keep us together for a lifetime. At least, I think so. Remember, I’m still single.
Beyond that, my attention is always piqued when a girl is walking in the freedom of Christ. The most attractive women I’ve met are those who are satisfied where they are, yet are open for more of what God has for them. This is a freedom only God can give. But I’m looking for one more thing: confidence. A girl who has placed her confidence in Christ, who isn’t “afraid with any amazement” (1 Peter 3:6) but resembles Sarah—that’s a girl who will make any guy turn his head. Including this one.
My happily married brother has wisely told me, “Find a girl who is willing to follow. But you must be willing to give up as much as you’ve asked her to give up.” That’s what Sarah and Abraham did. They followed God even when they didn’t understand what he wanted. Sarah trusted God despite Abraham’s deficiencies. Sarah wasn’t afraid. She was confident in God. Yeah, I’m keeping my eye out for Sarah.