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Happy Belated Easter!

Happy Easter…a day late!
I hope your weekend was filled with glimpses of spring and new life.
I will never quite understand the real hatred towards Jesus Christ when he was here on this earth but I will forever reverence His love for each one of us, when he sacrificed everything.
His resurrection symbolizes that I too will live again, even after death takes over my body.
And when I look into these faces……there is nothing I want more.
I hope Easter brings you joy and peace this week!

(And if you believe differently, I hope whatever you believe in brings you happiness this week too!)




What I believe.


Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Amber Mathison says:

    Oh my goodness! You can’t get any cuter than those three!

  2. julie says:

    hi I was not feeling myself today very tearfull and lonely which is kind of mad as I have 4 kids and a great other half , however that is how I was feeling until I saw your my beliefs I clicked on it and got reading . How amazing that was I don’t think I have a Mormon church near me but I will be reading further . I do still feel lonely but there is now hope my eldest 12 is Autistic and a handful and it puts pressure on us as a family I had been taking my kids to the church In our road a Christian church we had been going for 6 years and thought we were welcome until recently I let on that my mum is part Romany and they changed towards us and we no longer want to go they knew I only had them and my little lot and a mum who lives a long way away and no other friends as with my eldest it is not easy finding friends they also know I live in constant pain with kidney problems ; however we don’t see or hear from them now but I am glad I told them about my mum . I know I am going on now so I would just like to say thankyou for putting the beliefs bit there you have lifted me up today before the school run . x

  3. Winter says:

    Adorable! I have to tell you, I noticed Connor’s too long pants and it reminded me of a story. Our son (26 now) was always, always, always! growing and thin. Pants were often too short but one time I found a pair that were actually too long. I decided to put in a large hem that could be removed after his next growth spurt. Life was busy, I wasn’t getting around to hemming them fast enough and he wanted to wear them. I told him he could wear them once before I hemmed them. I took his picture. A week later I finally had time to sew, had him try them on to pin and found they were the perfect length!

  4. Jenny says:

    I’ve recently found your blog and LOVE it!! Can’t wait to find some time to make some cute stuff for my 3 kiddos and me too!!Thanks for all you do! And I’m so glad you can use the blog as a way to connect others to JESUS! What a great platform! You go girl! :)

  5. Alicia says:

    I seriously can not believe how old your kids are looking at this pic!! They are so cute Ashley!! :)

    1. Ashley says:

      I know……they are growing way too fast! And thanks Alicia!

  6. Heidi says:

    I have to ask if you got the idea to do your younger daughter’s hair from a restaurant commercial? (I can’t remember which one….) I kept seeing this commercial last week and thinking, I want to do my daughter’s hair like that for Easter!!! But her hair is very thin so it didn’t work., hahaha. Your kids look so nice :) Happy Easter!!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Oh, how funny…..which daughter? My older daughter Elli? Or little Chloe’s hair? That’s funny that you saw the same hair on TV and were going to do the same thing. I’ll have to watch now, to see which one you were talking about. :)

      And thanks Heidi!

  7. Diane says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful thoughts, wishes, and pictures. My exact feelings! God bless!

    1. Ashley says:

      You’re welcome……and thank you so much!

  8. Preethi says:

    Happy easter to you! Lovely family. Love the polka dots dress.

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Preethi!

  9. Nancy says:

    Your children are beautiful!!

    And thank you for your message. Happy Resurrection Day !!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Nancy….they sure are growing fast!

  10. carol says:

    Well spoken,

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Carol!

  11. Jessica- Guatemala says:

    Thank You for the email God bless you and your precious family

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Jessica! Same to you! :)

  12. Eva says:

    Deus os abencoe muito!

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Eva!

  13. tricia says:

    My daughter wore the SAME dress as you girls!! :) i used the navy cardigan although it looks SUPER cute with colors too!

    1. Courtney says:

      Where did you guys get the dress? It’s adorable!

    2. tricia says:

      I got it at the Oshkosh B’gosh store at the Tanger outlets in Foley, AL while working out of town (I live 6 hours away). It was kind of humorous because I was flagged down by another mom at church Sunday by her pointing to her daughter who had on the SAME dress. Her daughter was probably 7 (mine is 2) and after church she told me that she had ASSURED her daughter that no one else would have her dress because she got it at the OKB store at the outlet mall in Leeds, AL while she was working out of town as well (It is 2 hours away)! :) VERY small world! FYI: It looks like they have it online as well:

    3. Ashley says:

      Yep, Osh Kosh! And yes, I saw that navy cardigan and almost got that one too Tricia. But remembered I had some colored ones at home. :)

      How funny that another girl had the same one and her mom promised no one else would have it…..too cute!

      Thanks for sharing the link for others to find! :)

  14. Melissa says:

    Ash…. I can’t believe how grown-up Elli looks in these!!! They are so Beautiful! Love you and Happy Easter!

    1. Ashley says:

      I know……I can’t believe how fast she’s growing either! Thanks Melissa!

  15. Kim says:

    Happy Resurrection Day to you and your beautiful family too, Ashley!!

    1. Ashley says:

      Thanks Kim!

  16. Chelsey says:

    Your kids are cute as ever! Thanks for a little uplifting message. :)

    1. Ashley says:

      You’re so welcome…..and thanks Chelsey!

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