30 Days of Bible Lettering Part 1.

Hi there,

I am finally back with blogging. Today I am starting with what I have been up to on a daily basis in July. A good friend of mine inspired me to participate with the 30 Days of Bible Lettering. This is  a wonderful opportunity to study deeper in God’s word and to practice my hand lettering.

I have found this to be a wonderful challenge as it really helps to slow down and focus on the verse of the day. Not only focus on what the words are and how to letter it, but to dig deeper and find what that verse means to me and my relationship with God.

Here are few of the verses from

Thanks for stopping by. If you are interested in seeing my daily hand lettering posts, follow me on Instagram @unending_blessings

Have a great day!!

–clara

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5 Friday Favorites

So we’re back into the swing of things, back to a full week of work and life. Hope you all had a great week back to whatever you’re doing. Here are some favorite things that helped encourage me this week.

Favorite Lock Screen Verse: Joel 2:13 from She Reads Truth

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Favorite Worship Song: David Crowder “Come As You Are”

Favorite New Recipe To Try: Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach via Real Simple

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Favorite DIY Clock: Decoupage Clock via Darby Smart

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Favorite Party Design/Entertaining Blog: The Sweetest Occasion

A beautiful website with tons of DIY projects and recipes. I love scrolling through and finding different projects to try.

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We have a fresh coat of snow to enjoy this weekend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!

–clara

2016 New Year, New Hair 

On Dec 28, 2015, I finally gathered my courage and decided to get a haircut. My last haircut in a salon was back in 2010. Since 2010, I have been trimming/layering my own hair at home. Or as my stylist called I have been doing the “YouTube haircut” which is true as I learned how to cut my layers on YouTube. Anyways, I have been contemplating for months now about a more drastic change than my usual trim. So taking a few weeks, using Google and Yelp, I decided on Fresh&Co Salons. They have 3 locations with 2 being really close to our house. I only had 2 days off and I booked with whichever salon could fit me in on my days off.

The experience was great. My stylist discussed what I wanted and her ideas for me before washing my hair. After the wash and scalp massage, she began cutting. She was precise and detail orientated. We also had a wonderful conversation about traveling and swapping our travel stories. At the end, she showed me how to curl my hair with this new shorter length. I had an enjoyable time at the salon and would be back the next time I need a cut.

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Here is to a new year and a new do!!

–clara

photo credit: DH

2016 Happy New Year: 5 Friday Favorites

2016!!!

I am determined to post more on my blog in 2016. My plan is to set up a schedule where I post at least twice a week. My tentative schedule is to post on Tuesdays and Fridays. I’ll do my very best to stick to this schedule. Hope you enjoy!!

Since today is a Friday, I am starting a new blog series called 5 Friday Favorites . Every Friday, I’ll be sharing 5 different things that I like and want to share with you.

With the New Year here, I am including a few New Year related favorites …

Favorite Planner: White Carrara Year-Less Planner

Favorite Printable Game: From Alice & Lois

Favorite New Year Song: Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

Favorite New Year’s Boundless Article:8 Spark Plugs to Start Your New Year” by Steve Shadrach

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Favorite Quote to start off the New Year: C. S. Lewis via BrainyQuote

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis

Happy New Year!! Excited for what 2016 will bring!!

–clara

Eating In: Learning to Cook

Now that we are settling into our schedule, a huge goal that D and I have is to eat in more. D and I are slowly learning how to cook. We mostly whip up dishes from what we already know and what we want to eat that day. Once in a while we try out new recipes.  I’ll be sharing different dishes we like to cook in future blog posts.  For now, here are some samples of what we have cooked lately.

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More recipes and pictures to come.

–clara