What I Learned in September


1. I discovered how easy it is to make tissue paper flowers and how wonderfully accomplished I feel when I succeed my first try at them! I made a video tutorial for you. You're welcome! This was my favorite thing I did this month!

2. I reminded myself to think before I speak with a simple piece of art. "May my words to everyone and everything (slow cars, snagged shirts) be kind." It's my adaption of Psalm 19:14, one of my favorite Bible verses. Back to the basics: Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

3. I learned how to make a family tree on www.geni.com. It is so easy and free! They turn out wonderfully, and you can choose between a full family tree (with cousins, aunts, in-laws, step-kids, etc.) or one like above with your immediate family and ancestors. LOVED THIS!

4. I discovered that Lord of the Rings and minions can mix! I made this picture with a puzzled minion face to match the hobbits' reactions.

I am in love with this picture of Arwen!

5. I watched The Two Towers and Return of the King for the first time this month. They were amazing! I was so glad to see the rest of the story played out before my eyes. Of the three Lord of the Rings books/movies, The Fellowship of the Ring is my favorite. The other two are very dark, stressful, and sad at times. What are your evaluations of the series as a whole?

     That's all for now, folks! Stay tuned for a 31 Days series in October!



  1. Definitely love Fellowship the most. It spoke to me at the time I saw it on so many levels. I was living in China and saw it on a break in Thailand. I think I went back to see it three times. I understood how hard it was to take on a mission with so much struggle and pain involved like Frodo did. It resonated with me when he chose to go on despite the pain it was causing him.

    1. Oops--I didn't want to be anonymous. It's Carissa :-)


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