EDIBLE // 30-minute Pizza Dough

Thursday, September 25, 2014
I love pizza. I am not sure how else to word it other than that.

Deep dish pizza takes it to a whole new level. I have been fortunate to taste amazing homemade deep dish pizza; and now there is no turning back.

So I had to try to figure out how to make an easy version. Granted, it is not nearly as amazing as good ole Chicago-style, but it comes a close second. This is the recipe for the crust, and you can fix it into whatever style of pizza you want.

OK. I have never put a recipe on the internet before. I'm so excited!!!!

Brief Overview:

Yeast-free, whole wheat pizza dough. Can be made into a regular-sized pizza; or can be put into a 9-in round pan for a deep-dish style. Takes approx 10 minutes to make and then 20-ish minutes to bake in a 400°F oven.


  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons water

Whisk together flours, baking powder, & salt; set aside.

Combine water and oil in small bowl (or cup): stir well.

Slowly add water mixture to flour mixture in large bowl & combine with a wooden spoon or your (clean) hands.

Knead well on floured surface for 3-5 minutes. Stretch with hands to fit on pizza stone or in your 9-in pan (be sure to spray your 9-in pan with cooking spray). 

Now comes the fun part!!! Put on your desired toppings: sauce, pepperoni, cheese, spices, etc. You don't even have to bake the dough before you put on the toppings!

Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-25 minutes or until pizza crust is turning sorta golden-colored. Enjoy your pizza!!!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Have you ever been in your room at nighttime (with your light on) and then suddenly turned out your lights? I used to do that all the time when I was a little girl.

It just gives you a glimpse of what being blind is like. 

Before I knew Christ as my personal Savior, I was blind. Blind to my sin, blind to His mercy, blind to my great need for Him.

And then He opened my eyes! He wiped the scales off my eyes that kept me from seeing His glory! 

This verse from the oh-so-famous hymn has always struck a cord with me since I was little. Whenever I turn the lights back on, I'm always so thankful to be able to see! Even If you are physically blind today, don't lose sight of what He has done for you. He is so good, all the time!

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

TYPOGRAPHY | Fighting Slavery With Campaign 1:17

Friday, September 19, 2014


Once upon a time, there was a girl named Grace. She was pretty. She was funny.

And she had a calling.

There are 27 million people in this world without freedom. And that number isn't just people. It's souls. It's the souls of those who need to be rescued. 

Grace has a calling. God has given her the opportunity to reach out to these souls through her ministry: Campaign 1:17.

Campaign 1:17 was named after a Bible passage in Isaiah. It reads:

...learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow's cause.

Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)

Grace isn't the only one who has been called to plead mercy for the oppressed. We are all commanded by God's Word to take action for those in need. 

To find out more about modern day slavery and how you can help to end it, please visit Campaign 1:17's blog:

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Items used - paper, pencil, ink pen, Canon EOS Rebel T3, Photoshop Elements 11, three hours :)
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DIY | T-shirt Yarn Letters

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fettuccini yarn. Nope, I did not buy it at an Italian market. 

I found this really fun yarn at my local Walmart! I have always wanted to try making something out of t-shirt yarn, but I never knew where to find it, what brands produced it, or what I would even do with it! 

And yet here I was, at Walmart with this adorable yarn looking up at me. It was as though it was smiling and saying, "You need to buy me and crochet me into something ...".

Well, I listened to it.

After I made the impulsive purchase, it was time to decide what to create with it. "Hmm..", I thought to myself, "What might I do with this adorably fun yarn???" (t-shirt yarn, by the way, is a little bit stiff, so things like hats and such would probably be uncomfortable).

I needed to make something whimsical and cute.

Then like a lightning bolt it hit me.



  I made these while watching a movie, so I am not quite sure what I did to make them look like this! They are a little rough around the edges (seriously, they are), so I will be trying to tweak them a little bit over the next few days. If I can smooth them out, I might post a free pattern; so stay tuned!!

    Over all, t-shirt yarn is really fun to work with. I will definitely be using it more in the future!

Love is patient,
love is kind and is not jealous;
love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly;
it does not seek its own,
is not provoked,
does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, 
but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8