You can paint your dolls’ nails?

Hi everyone!
Yes, you can paint your dolls’ nails. Isn’t that awesome?
Well, let’s stop wasting time and move on with the post!

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You will need three things to paint your dolls’ nails:

  1. Nail polish.
  2. Q-tip.
  3. Non-acetone nail polish remover. I have never tried just normal nail polish remover, because I have heard that it might fade your dolls’ skin color. I just like to stay on the safe side and use non-acetone. (I got this mini bottle at Target for 97 cents.)


Before you start to paint your dolls’ nails, make sure you don’t have too much on the brush.


And start painting away!


If you miss the nail a little, use your finger tip to get it off.


When you are ready to remove the nail polish on your dolls’ nails, you first want to pour some nail polish remover into the cap. Dip your Q-tip into the remover. And of course, you will need to scrub a little bit to get off the polish, but it will come off. 🙂


Once you are done with the remover, pour it back into the bottle, so you can use it in the future.


Tada… Now your dolls have snazzy nails. 🙂

You can also use non-acetone nail polish remover to scrub off any marks on your doll. Isn’t that great?

I hope your dolls enjoy their manicure.

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Trying to be fearless

The verse I chose to share with you on this cold, snowy day in New England is one of my favorites.

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It has helped me over the years, and still to this day, when I am worried about a doctor’s appointment or getting a tooth repaired at the dentist I recall this verse. (I think you know how scary shots and dentists can be!)


If you are going to memorize one verse out of the whole Bible to cure your worries, this is the one for you.

“Do do not fear, for I am with you; do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

We don’t have to fear anything, all we have to do is trust that God is in control, and whatever happens is in his hands and it is his plan. No one can stop God’s plan.


Surely, we will still fear things. We all are sinful and none of us can totally block all our fears. But next time you are scared, make sure to pray and ask God for help. He is always listening. Keep trying to be fearless, because he will give you strength.

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What we do matters.

Hi everyone!
I have been wanting to post and haven’t had enough motivation to do a DIY. So, I decided to show you guys some pictures I took of Emily last week. I know, it is a boring post but I’m going to do a DIY soon! (That’s exciting, right?)


I love these boots with the skirt Emily was wearing.


I really like this one! I can’t really explain why. 🙂


This one I took right before she fell…


It was funny how Emily’s imprint stayed in the snow after she fell off the tire swing.


I love the silent solitude of a snowy day.


One thing I did not tell you is that these pictures are taken with my new camera! (Thank you Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop!)

I’m still thinking about how Emily’s imprint stayed under my tire swing for days. It made me think about how we can leave an imprint on people’s lives. What we do, and how we act, matters. What imprint did you leave on someone’s life today?

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p.s. What was your favorite picture from today’s post?





A Gracious Hand

I know this blog is about how to do things yourself, but there are a few things in your life you can’t do yourself.


For instance…


…There’s one spot on your back you will never be able to scratch by yourself (unless you have one of those silly wooden-hand back scratchers I’ve seen in Walgreens).

…You can’t cut the backside of your own hair, at least not if you want it to be straight (I tried).

…And you can never paint your nails on your right hand as neatly as your left, if you are a righty of course.



But the most important thing I think you shouldn’t do yourself is live your life without Christ. So, starting this week, I’m going to post a Bible verse that I enjoy or heard in the sermon and pictures I like.

“The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him.” Ezra 8:22

This verse tells us God is holding out his hand, graciously, waiting for us all to repent of our sins and worship him.

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Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,
Wow, is it really Christmas? That means my birthday is in 5 days! 2014 has flown by so quickly. (At least that’s how I feel.)


Here are all the doll presents from my sisters and parents. They all are so cute, many of them are homemade, even the boxes. And I love them so much! The biggest gift I got was supplies for making my dollhouse! My dad gave it to me. I am so happy because I have been wanting to make one ever since I moved (8 months ago). What an awesome way to do DIYs, right along with your amazing dad. Thank You!

I hope the rest of your Christmas is merry. 🙂
Merry Christmas everybody.