How to Make a Book Prettier, A Lovely Candle, and a Lunch Recipe

Some of us are starting this week to pray through the Valley of Vision (13 weeks, 3x’s a day -Would you join us?-), and I think that most of us own the paperback edition which to be true, and I will say this quietly, it is not very pretty. So one day, I decided I would make mine prettier. Of course, I ran over to my Mom’s because she is definitely more talented than I am; and well, I convinced her to make a new cover for my books the easiest way possible (I we also made one for one of my favorite books, Practical Religion by R.C. Ryle, because of the same reasons: a not so pretty cover, go see what I am talking about here.)

What is my secret to have a pretty cover? No needles and thread, but glue!

The result is this:

Practical Religion by Ryle


Now you know, if you don’t want to spend your money on the leather edition, get the paperback and make it special. (Isn’t this another great idea for Christmas or birthday gifts?)

This week I have made two things that I found over at Pinterest, a lovely candle and a yummy recipe.

First the candle. I have seen it on Pinterest but was unsure how it worked, but after Katie Lloyd reviewed it I decided we needed to make it; and yes it works pretty well, and certainly looks very pretty. We used grapefruit instead of clementines, just because that is what I had at hand.


The “twig” is part of the fruit itself and the fuel is olive oil. (We made a second one and tried to use canola oil instead, but it never burned)

And lastly, a yummy lunch recipe. A recipe I needed to share because some of my friends are running out of ideas and serve their family breakfast for lunch, while others feed their family on chocolate and “throw them a few organic carrots once in a while to make themselves feel better”! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  (Yes, you guessed, this is an “inside joke”!)

The recipe comes also from Pinterest:ย  Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta & Grilled Bread from Alexandra’s Kitchen. The picture is hers, I did not even try to take one of mine, hers is just perfect.

I really recommend you to try this one; it is delicious, easy and looks perfect on your plate!

Enjoy the rest of your week, and rejoice in Him who gives us our breath every second.


Wednesday's World of Work

12 thoughts on “How to Make a Book Prettier, A Lovely Candle, and a Lunch Recipe

  1. What a GREAT idea to cover your book with fabric!!!! I had never thought of that before. And I agree…we have “Valley of Vision” and it is (not very pretty)…but the content!! Oh the content! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings to you!


  2. These ideas are super! I remember as a child making book covers from paper. I will look for the grapefruit candle tutorial, what a festive idea! And, I'm craving your lunch for breakfast, right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for linking your truly wonderful work! Blessings and love!


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