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Happy 5th Birthday, Pinterest!

Yes, you heard me right, it’s Pinterest’s birthday today and since it has been my most faithful app, personal beauty stylist, cosplay inspiration, escape from reality, and collection pot for all my favorite things and people now for three years I decided I needed to celebrate it with a birthday blog.🎉
Wait, how do you throw a party for Pinterest?
You usually throw a party with Pinterest…. hmmm let’s see….
Oh I know! We’ll make a cake:
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Aww how cute. Okay, now for presents. Hmm that’s a little tougher. Let’s see what do you get for that one who has everything? Oh, I know! How about some best Pin compilations! :

🎉15 of the Best Food Blogs You Should Follow on Pinterest!! Get ready to do some pinning! – http://pinterest.com/pin/419045940297881790/?s=4&m=wordpress

🍦Best Cleaning Tips on Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/pin/451697037599730264/?s=4&m=wordpress

💜 With 50 beauty projects to choose from all in one place, you will never run out of creative ideas- http://pinterest.com/pin/61924563600080607/?s=4&m=wordpress

{And why not give it something to make it prettier?}

💁 How to Make Cute Pinterest Board Covers- http://pinterest.com/pin/173107179401849032/?s=4&m=wordpress

Ah, well that’s finished! Now all I need is a letter to give to all is followers… aha! I know!

Alright so this is the email that I got when I got home today, and then wrote this immediately afterwards because it made me so happy. This is what the co-founder of Pinterest sent out to every member today to celebrate its birthday month so I think it’s the perfect way to close out this post.
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Pretty marvelous, huh? Okay now go and party along with Pinterest and pin as many things as you can! Have fun!

Verse For Today ~ Persevere

1 Thessalonians 2:1-4
You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.

It’s clear from these verses that Paul (and others) experienced some difficulty – possibly from believers – while in Philippi at one time. It’s also possible that Paul is referencing persecution of some kind. Enter verse 2 – “but with the help of God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.” In this, Paul persevered and took right action to please God. He didn’t do it to please people, or for any self-serving interests. He did it knowing that God tests the hearts of those who love Him. Your next “pop quiz of the heart” could be right around the corner.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

New Year- New Creation

Let me set the scene: It was 12:29 am, and being winter break, I knew I wasn’t about to go to sleep anytime near that and then all of a sudden it hit me- I have to write a New Year’s blog! I wracked my brain, desperately searching for something to share with you this New Year’s. I poked and prodded through Pinterest, Google, the good ole bookshelf, and what was the verdict? Nothing. NOTHING!

I was having blogger’s block and if you’ve never had it, I’ll describe it to you. All of a sudden, terrifying thoughts begin to enter your brain. What if you never think of anything again? What if this was the most influential post you will ever write and all of your followers/readers lose all hope because you didn’t write it and then mass hysteria breaks out and everybody has to start living underwater and Middle Earth becomes real and we have to LIVE THROUGH the Battle of the Five Armies and then Sherlock will never ever come on again and then we all die ALL BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T POST A NEW YEAR’S BLOG.

*Ahem*

So that’s it….in a nutshell. 😀

But really though, I was couldn’t find a thing. And that’s when my handy dandy Verse of the Day app sent me my verse of the day and I think I literally squealed with excitement.

So here it is, and as you read it, I hope that if you don’t know, or do know, Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, that your top New Year’s resolution is to find out what it really means to give your life to him- to become a new creation. And that’s one resolution I promise you could actually fulfill. Happy New Year’s!

2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Jesus can make all things new. He says of the lukewarm church: “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Hear His voice today, and open the door.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

On the Christmas Eve of Christmas…!

Alright everyone, it is Christmas Eve. Seriously! Tomorrow is Christmas, the day you wait all year for and although I deeply apologize for not making a fancy Christmas blog for the next two days, it’s Christmas! Put down your electronic device and enjoy your family, friends, and all those other crazy people that come with the holidays. And have fun – really have fun! This is my challenge for you: in these next two or three days, live every moment to the fullest. Put aside differences, grudges, and petty arguments. Tell the people you love how you feel about them. Listen to a whole bunch of music. Drink hot chocolate. Go crazy with the presents. Watch Christmas movies. But most importantly, don’t forget the reason for all of it.

Take a look…

C H R I S T M A S

Did you see that? The first part of that word? Look again…

C H R I S T M A S

That’s right: CHRIST.   A.k.a. Jesus, the Son of the true,living, loving God who created the universe and all of you! The perfect, sinless, holy savior who was sent into the world as a baby boy, by God’s great miracle through the virgin Mary, to save us from our sins and love us with a love so unconditional and miraculous that we can hardly fathom it.

In the past couple of posts, you have seen this nativity story potrayed through the Nativity Movie,  and today, we get to see the end of it, and in my opinion, the greatest part: The Birth of Jesus Christ!

As you watch, think about the miracle being played out in front of you. Jesus was born to save YOU. To love YOU. What you are watching is, millions of years ago, God sending his ONLY SON to earth to do all these things and more for YOU!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I feel like that’s a pretty good reason to be celebrating!

So let’s celebrate! Do all your fun stuff, open all your presents, hang out with your family, and celebrate this wonderful, monumental, day!
Now, go! Celebrate!
And Merry Christmas! 😀 ❤

On The Fifth Day of Christmas…

This year, Claire-ity is celebrating its very first Christmas and we want you to celebrate it right along with us! So every day, I will put together a compilation of Christmas recipes, crafts, fun facts, a song or two, and the story of the true reason for Christmas, all for your seasonal enjoyment! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

On The Fifth Day of Christmas…
My true love gave to me…

A Matt Wertz Christmas…

Ornaments for your nails…

DIY holiday nail art – http://pinterest.com/pin/291115563384780656/
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More Nativity Story…

And a Partridge In a Pear Tree!!!!

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All videos/pictures courtesy of Bing and Pinterest

On The Fourth Day of Christmas…

This year, Claire-ity is celebrating its very first Christmas and we want you to celebrate it right along with us! So every day, I will put together a compilation of Christmas recipes, crafts, fun facts, a song or two, and the story of the true reason for Christmas, all for your seasonal enjoyment! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

On The Fourth Day of Christmas…
My true love gave to me…

A PTX Christmas…

Last Minute Ideas…

TOP
PRESENTS
LIST
2014!

More Christmas story…

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!
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All videos/pictures courtesy of Bing.

On The Third Day of Christmas…

This year, Claire-ity is celebrating its very first Christmas and we want you to celebrate it right along with us! So every day, I will put together a compilation of Christmas recipes, crafts, fun facts, a song or two, and the story of the true reason for Christmas, all for your seasonal enjoyment! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

On The Third Day of Christmas…
My true love gave to me…

Many Christmas laughs…

Three { x2 } Dave Barnes Songs….

The Third Part of the Christmas Story…

Holiday Hair by The Freckled Fox
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And a Partridge in a Pear Tree…

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All videos courtesy of Bing