Give Thanks.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 by deborahhodgin

My mom asked me to find napkin rolls last weekend for Thanksgiving… but I found that it would be funner and cuter and easier actually to just make them. Since Thanksgiving  is so close and fall is ending all fall decor was 90% off. Duh, I got all of my supplies for $3 and some change.

I bough fake leaves in different fall colors, a box of small acorns and pine cones, some fall colored fake flowers 2 pieces of brown felt, and burgundy ribbon.

i cut the felt into circles and cut 2 slits in it pulling the ribbon through to tie it around the napkins and silverware.

Then I glued leaves on and made different designs using the flowers, acorns, and pine cones.

I made 20, but you can make as many or as little as you want!

It’s fun and one of the easiest crafts you can do. Enjoy!


Been so long,

Posted in Uncategorized on September 20, 2010 by deborahhodgin

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I think I might try to start a devotional about what the Lord is teaching me. 1-for you to learn and 2-for me to put it down in words.

Day- 01
I went to Bartrum Forest in Milledgeville, Ga yesterday. Bartrum is a beautiful place in general, but especially on a warm clear September day. I was just sitting thinking about how people are in [awe] of nature all of the time. You associate God’s beauty with nature, but His most beautiful creation is people. I realized we should be in so much more awe of God’s people following Him. They are so much more beautiful than the earth in all it’s beauty.
Emma reminded me of Genesis where after God speaks life into the earth and creatures of the earth and sees that “it is good.” Yet after God creates man he says “it is very good.” Genesis 1:31

The Lord is so good, and His Holy Spirit speaks to us directly from the Lord. Sit and listen. If it’s good it’s from the Lord; if it goes against His Word, then it is not. Every good and perfect thing comes from the Lord.

They are so beautiful to me!

Love, Deborah Joy

Milk and Nookies

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2010 by deborahhodgin

The new house is amazing.. everything I could have ever imagined and more. The Lord is so good and faithful. I’ve got to get ready for class, but I will be sharing pics. For now just dwell on these words.

Lyrics to Healer :
You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
and heal all my disease

I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You’re my healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus, You’re all I need

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

The Lord is so good.

-Deborah Joy

My Adventure Book

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 by deborahhodgin

So, I have been wanting to go visit my Aunt Virginia in Colorado for a while now, but all of the sudden with only two weeks left of summer and only one week actually free I finally am going to write her a letter.

She is the last sibling alive of my Grandma Pearl who just pasted away earlier this year. I’ve heard that my Aunt Virginia is an amazing woman of God and a very wise woman. I would LOVE to get to spend time with her and learn from her. I would be so happy to get to fly out there, but the ultimate adventure would be to take a roadtrip there.

My picture perfect roadtrip would be to go with someone that I don’t know that well. I would love to drive half way across the country just getting to know someone, meeting people along the way, and finding out things about myself through spending time with this new person. Gosh, imagining this just gave my a high of wanting to do and plan this so bad.

Next step is to write her a letter about wanting to come visit… this will be my To Do List for tomorrow.

-and the title of this is from the movie “Up!” I you havent seen it, you should.-

-Deborah Joy

Oh Jo.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2010 by deborahhodgin

Joanna Sullivan is an amazing writer and a great friend. She resently posted her new fall style on her blog. My sister was concerned when she read Joanna was going for straight neutrals, but we both fell in love with every single outfit. I told her how inspiring it was to me and she talked me into putting a few outfits together and following her style lead.


I didn’t mean for these to turn out as neutrals but they are! These are a few tops I got while out thrifting today..

Oscar da la Renta shirt: $2.49

Black and white top: $2.49

my favorite top of the day: $.50

And a sneak peak at my Winter look..

except in burgundy, black, and grey.. I’m loving them but can’t wear them yet.

I’ve found out while spending time with my bro in Atlanta that he has never worn suspenders.. until he tried some on at Urban Outfitters. I decided to fix that when I found some today for $.99.. I bought them for him.

-Deborah Joy

Rachel Goodrich

Posted in Uncategorized on July 14, 2010 by deborahhodgin

My new style inspiration= Rachel Goodrich.. I looooove her clothes! her style.. her music. It’s great! Her myspace has tons of pictures even one of her band playing a show while all wearing bowties! Love it. I saw her play last night at the Drunken Unicorn with Young the Giant and Steel Train. All three were new to me and are now all going to be in my CD player for a long time!

The recipe for falling in love.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 by deborahhodgin

Buy all of you favorite fruits… the best combination= grapefruit, blackberry, red grape, 1 red apple, 1 green apple, strawberry (blueberry would also be a great addition)

Cut them up and place in shallow bowl.

Pour Ginger Ale over it. Let it soak for a few minutes then enjoy!

After tasting you will fall in love! With the salad that is…

-Deborah Joy