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Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

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We love putting scripture on our walls! I saw a similar version of this on Pintrest and I just had to make it!  I had most of the supplies after making our giant ruler, so I was all set to go!

  • First I went to the shop and found a scrap piece of wood and cut it the length I wanted to fit my wall space.
  • I stained it with a light oak color, then wiped on a gray stain sparingly.
  • After it dried, I sanded the edges to make it rougher looking.
  • Then I borrowed a few of the kids hands and feet. ( they had fun getting messy) I recommend doing this outside!!!
  • After the prints dried, I used a brush and brown paint to paint the words.

We really love how it turned out!

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Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;
and what doth the Lord require of thee,
but to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God?

How tall am I momma?


I have been wanting to make a giant ruler for a couple of years now.  I first saw one at a friends house, and I just never had the time to make one.  This week the time had finally come!  I think its cute, don’t you?  The kids sure love it.  At least once a day I hear, “how tall am I momma?”


Here’s how you make it…


1 6ft by 8 inch board

Stain or paint (possibly mineral oil)

Old rag

Sander or sandpaper

Polyurethane, if you are staining (I used it in spray can form)

House numbers 1-6


Permanent Marker



  1. Sand your board and wipe it clean. I sanded the sides and corners too, to round them off and give it a more aged look.
  2. I stained mine first with a mix of Early American color stain (1 part) to 2 parts Mineral oil.
  3. I let it dry a little then wiped on a stain color called weathered gray.  I did this sparingly, so the stain would show through.
  4. After this all dries a few hours I sanded the edged to give it a worn appearance.
  5. Now you need your ruler and permanent marker.  Since your giant ruler is going to be off the ground you need to start at the 1/2 foot mark and go to 6 1/2 feet.  (It helps to lay out your lines with pencil first!) If you mess up, just sand it and start over, no biggie!
  6. After it has dried a few more hours spray it with polyurethane.
  7. Put on your house numbers and hang it on the wall!  you can always write the numbers  for a cheaper option, I just liked the 3-D look of the house numbers.


Almost Fair Time!!!!


It’s almost fair time again, and these are exciting days in the Tims’ home.  Entering exhibits in the fair has been a family tradition for more than 20 years.  I think the kids love it just as much as their momma!  Even though we homeschool, and try to make things a little more fun, Art is still their favorite subject :) I thought I would share a few things we have done the last couple of weeks.  Above is Lee’s still life of a vase of roses using colored pencil.


Lee (8 years old)

“Grandpa’s Tractor” in pencil



Grady (6 years old)

“Saddled Up”  Colored pencil and water color


Jo Anna (5 years old)

“Grapes in a Bowl” Pencil and Marker


Eli (3 years old)

“My Family” in Marker


 And some horses I have done with pastels.  I can’t decide which one to enter!

Whether you homeschool or not, entering in your local fair is an awesome opportunity to showcase your God given talents, meet new people, and have fun with a little friendly competition in the process!  You can check out the Kennett fair website for more information here….

A Necklace and a Prayer

Another sweet way to include your little ones in the Dress A Girl Around the World ministry is to let her make necklaces for the recipients of the little dresses.  This was a great idea I heard about the other day and I just had to pass it on.  These are a real treasure for a little girl who has literally nothing.  The finished necklaces can be color matched with the dress you are giving and placed in the pocket of the dress.


I bought this ribbon for 44 cents a roll, but I’m sure you could find it cheaper on sale..  I cut the ribbon at 28 inches.  This seemed big enough to even clear our 8 year olds head.


Next you need some pony beads.  You can pre cut the ribbon and put it in bags so its ready whenever your little ones need some busy work.


I told Jo Anna how I pray for each little girl as I am making her dress, and that she should pray for the little girl as she was making her necklace.  I said that we should pray for God to keep her safe and that she would love Jesus and serve Him, that she would grow up to be a momma who would teach her children about Jesus.  It is very sweet to walk by and see her little head bowed and a whispered petition coming from her lips.


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Tye-Dye Dress A Girl

Since I have been making all these dresses, and my little ones can’t sew yet, I wanted to find some ways they could be involved in this ministry so they could develop a servants heart like our Saviour.  Since they love to tye-dye, this was right up their alley!



Didn’t they make a lovely finished product!


A tye-dye birthday party, sleep over or youth group activity benefitting Dress A Girl would be great fun!  E-mail me for details! :)

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