6 Easy DIY Projects to Make and Share This Holiday Season

6 Easy DIY Projects to Make and Share This Holiday Season

This year, I wanted to try to incorporate more handmade (but not lame) gifts in my giving, and decided to put my new essential oils to good use!

The RAD Stuff // Vol. 15

I have a whole lot of feelings about John Piper after last week but I'm trying to hold my tongue and listen to those wiser than me in response... Here are two things I have LOVED: this Twitter thread from Sarah, and this one from Kaitlyn.

My friend Hannah wrote this, and wow, it moved me. SO many beautiful words here and so helped me even though my family relationships look different. A must-read. // How to Pray for the Dad You No Longer Talk To

I love when I stumble upon a natural DIY project that I have all the ingredients for! This foaming face wash recipe looks awesome. Can't wait to make it soon. 

These inspire me every week. The coolest pairings between photos and hand-drawn art, and the color combo on this one is a vibe I never would have created but am really FEELING.

I love that the new PowerSheets have blank pages for wild card options -- I printed and taped the content planning one in my set and it's been great for actually planning out blog posts! Just another reason I love my PowerSheets.

A books and bottles party? Uh, YES PLEASE. Definitely want to host a party like this in 2018-- maybe for my birthday?!

I just discovered the designer who made SO many of my favorite book covers, and I cannot stop swooning over her talent.

New recipes tried lately:

Real Talk and Raw Wood

This post originally appeared on Rethink Creative Group.

I hate small talk. It's glossy and shiny and it's all the surface-level stuff, and I just don't like it.

What I like is getting to the core of who people are in conversation. I like getting to see the real heart and soul of somebody, hear what makes them come alive, learn what keeps them up at night. I don't want to just see the poised and perfect outside, I want to peel all the layers away until the raw and real middle is all that's left to discover.

photo credit  PV KS

photo credit PV KS

The past few weekends, my parents have been helping me tackle a major DIY project-- refinishing a dining room table and chairs. (Watching too much HGTV made me think I could handle this...but I quickly learned that this is not my forte.)

We started with a table, a perfectly fine table, seemingly good from most angles. It was glossy and shiny on the surface. There were a few dents and dings we could see, but it looked acceptable. I didn't want just acceptable, though. I didn't want the table to still look like it had looked for so long. I wanted to transform it into something totally new and much more bold.

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