Welcome to My Catalog of Love.
I’ve scoured my house and computer history to pull together Craft-astic people, places, and things to share with y’all.
Full Disclosure: Links with * are my affiliate link. That means I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
(I value honesty and transparency with my blog. I only link to items I have bought myself, use, and would tell you about if you came over to my house.)
I’m sure you’ll find some new loves, too.
There are amazing women doing wonderful things across the interwebs.
Some are spreading the gospel and some are DIY-ing their way into my heart but they all have one thing in common.
Community over Competition.
1915 House– Sarah is the real deal.
She should win an award for most supportive friend on the internet.
She makes me want to paint everything white, drink too much coffee, and curl up in her office to wash all my cares away.
Just a Simple Home– Terryn’s heart is on display throughout her site.
Her courses, recipes, tips on organization, meal planning, and blog resources are all focused on helping YOU succeed.
As a work-from-home mom of 6, Terryn knows what it means to plan well and succeed.
Lauren B. Tonge– I can’t get enough of Lauren.
She’s a no-nonsense, tell it like it is, swift kick in the pants, get up and work your faith, not afraid to call out her own “stuff , fire in her belly about Jesus kind of girl.
Her Blog and Facebook Live videos crack me up and call me out.
Jill E. McCormick– Jill describes herself as “An Achiever gone Rogue”.
If you suffer from the “P” word, go read her.
I’ll wait! (Here’s one post that struck a chord with me.)
Conforming to the Truth– I am studying 1 and 2 Peter with Lisa and getting so much out of her studies.
She has quite a few FREE studies that will help you understand the Bible better and grow your walk with Christ.
The Definery Company– I recently discovered this gem on Instagram.
If you want to infuse more beauty in your life, head on over to see Megan renovate her 1890’s farmhouse.
Quiet Time Resources
If you want to dive into bible journaling but don’t know how/where to start, this bible is the answer.
Studylight.org– I use this site when I’m doing bible study.
It has 6 concordances, 27 dictionaries, 93 commentaries, and 8 encyclopedias.
I still can’t find Titus or Philemon without singing the Books of the Bible song, but this is my go to source for everything else.
On My Nightstand
*Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
*The Undoing of Saint Silvanus– Beth Moore
This is the first fiction book Beth Moore has written.
I haven’t finished it yet but I’ll let you know what I think about it once I do.
*Listen, Love, Repeat– Karen Ehman
This isn’t on my nightstand but I bought multiple copies for the Kindness Giveaway back on November.
Karen gives practical steps to show the love of Christ to others in a self-centered world.
Stitcher – I use this android app to listen to podcasts on my phone.
Hope Writer’s Podcast– Right now I am OBSESSED with this podcast.
I am NOT a writer (sounds weird since I blog- but that’s another story) but Emily P. Freeman and Myquillyn Smith (aka “The Nester”) have me crying in my car on the way home from homeschool co-op drop off.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs– Annie is the definition of fun.
Grab a cup of something yummy and settle in for a treat.
Companies I love
White Hart Design Company– Her images are everything I ever want in a blog photo. Soft, feminine, simple, and bright.
I obsess over her shop and would buy it all if my money tree would bloom!
The Daily Grace Company– Beautiful journals, bible study tools, notepads, planners, and mugs.
Thistle Farms– The Inspiration candle is my favorite. I don’t even have it lit and I can still smell it. LOVE!
Heart Work Tees– I have the Soar T-shirt (based on Isaiah 40:31) and wear it #allthetime.
Thank you Heart Work Tees for offering sizes XS-3XL .
Friend, I have 2 words for you. PO-CKETS.
Comfy, lightweight, and POCKETS. (Did I mention that already?)
Here’s a little blurb from their website:
“Our PUNJAMMIES® are inspired by the beauty, colors and textures seen throughout the local culture and are crafted by brave women in the community who wish to remain free from the trade they escaped.
That’s why we say that Sudara goods are made from hope, and made for comfort.”
Stash Builder Box: It’s a subscription box company for fabric.
Here’s what Amanda Kelly (the founder) says, “For every box we sell, we take 20% to make and donate quilts to change lives. We work with many organizations to donate quilts to children who are sick, traumatized or otherwise in need.”What’s NOT to love!
I’m one of their “Heartbuilders” which means I donate my time to finish quilt tops others make.
Fabric and charitable giving?
I’m all in!
Quilting Tools I Can’t Live Without
*Olfa Frosted Ruler: the frosted rulers are hands down my absolute MUST have.
No glare, non slip, and because of the frosted acrylic you can see the lines on light and dark fabric. I have them in 2 different sizes.
*Olfa 60mm Rotary Tool: The only rotary blade I use.
I have the “traditional” 45 mm but I cut myself ALL THE TIME.
The “hand trigger” on the 60mm keeps my fingers intact.
My only issue is that it only comes in yellow.
Come on, Olfa.
A girl needs choices!
*My Favorite Scissors: If you do a lot of fussy cutting or applique, RUN over to Amazon and get these!
Large holes for your fingers, cushioned handles, super sharp tips, and the blades have little “teeth” so the fabric won’t slip as your cutting.
*Piecing Thread– Thin, strong, and TONS on a spool.
Oh, Auriful thread, how I love thee.
Just for Fun
Alternative name “I loved these so much I Instagrammed about them!” These bars were GONE the moment I put them out at a community get together.
Nail Polish: Mrs. Always Right by Essie
This is what I referred to as my passive aggressive nail polish on one of my Facebook Live videos..
It does wonders when you have the urge to make it known that you’re totally right and HE’s wrong. (But that’s not Christ-like.)
Instead, I just put this nail polish on.
Urban Decay Lipstick: Rapture
This lipstick cracks me up.
A young and vibrant Sephora makeup expert selected this color for me.
It makes me feel like I’m “Hip” and “With it”.
After 22 years of marriage, I’ll take any help I can get.
*Headphones– If you’re a frequent flyer or just need absolute QUIET when working, you want these headphones.
We’ve replaced the ear cushion things twice because I wear them all the time.
I love them, use them daily, and cannot quilt without them.
Cherry Dr Pepper: The love I have for a frosty glass of Red 40 is wrong.
Super cold, lots of ice, and with a straw.
Always a straw.
Please and Thank You.
I’ll be adding to this catalog of favorites as I read, listen, create, and google the days away.