Lockdown Dancing with My Amazing Standard Poodle!

How do you survive the lockdown blues? Me, I dance with my dogs!

Enjoy this improvised canine freestyle dance video to the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I put it together with my incredibly sweet and talented standard poodle today, in an effort to ward off the lockdown blues. I hope it will lift your spirits and brighten your day.

Wishing you comfort and joy!
Leila and Solo the dog xx

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Hand Washing [ 2 Fun Spins on How to Use the 20 seconds]

With concerns over Coronavirus, most of us have been washing our hands raw, and singing “Happy Birthday” over and over and over . . .

The CDC recommends washing your hands for 20 seconds, which is roughly the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. Today I thought to myself, I’m tired of singing “Happy Birthday” over and over throughout the day to no one… (I was fitting in different names for fun, but that got old). So I decided to try other ways to make better use of my time.

The 2 things I mention below help me to stay positive, build my faith, and give God glory. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you too.

Here are two fun spins on how to use your 20 seconds:

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How To Paint a Nutcracker [Ballerina Painting Tutorial]

 

Would you like to learn how to paint a beautiful ballerina and her magical Nutcracker right from your own home?

In this video my friend Nathalie Villeneuve from Pause and Paint  takes you through a Ballerina Painting Tutorial for Beginners and How to Paint a Nutcracker. This painting workshop is great for beginners because it is simple and you have access to a traceable that you will transfer on your canvas, so no drawing skills needed!

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Faith Never Knows Where it is Being Led [Quote of the Day]

Faith Quote of the Day

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” – Oswald Chambers

This inspirational quote by Oswald Chambers was exactly what I needed this morning! As I start my day, I’m fully aware that despite all I’ve planned, I really have no idea what God has planned for my day. I can only trust in His love for me, and walk by faith. Continue reading “Faith Never Knows Where it is Being Led [Quote of the Day]”

Moments With My Sunshine [painting pottery]

our painted pottery
Our finished painted pottery!

Painting pottery with my sunshine (aka my precious daughter) was the highlight of my week!

The process of creating something beautiful was really eye opening, and exciting. All sorts of bare pottery lined the walls—plates of various shapes and sizes, mugs, vases, and cute animals. After deliberating awhile, we both chose a plate, and began to brainstorm as to what we’d paint. My heart was set on a sunflower with a whimsical feel, and my daughter wanted to do something a little more funny . . . she decided to paint a donut with a cute saying— “I donut know what I’d do without you.”

Here are the photos, from start to finish. You’ll notice the before and after photos of the plate are very different in color. That’s because before being placed in the furnace, the glaze is not yet set, and the colors remain faded. We had to come back a week later after our pottery went through the furnace to see the final product.

The day finally arrived to pick up our pottery. Wow! What a difference it was seeing something so faded and almost lifeless turn into a vibrant and colorful work of art! Enjoy our painted pottery photos . . . and always remember that God is making things beautiful in your life. It just takes some time.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

A treasured moment with my sunshine, painting our pottery. We have all the materials ready. We’re ready to begin!

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