A Few of My Favorite Things…Vol. I

*insert Julie Andrews impression*

“These are a few of my fa-VOR-ite things!!!”

A quick mid-week post to share a little bit about me and what I like on the new site! Do you like the same things? Find something new to interest you? Let me know in the comments below! (double-rhyme whammy! #boom)

I Am They

My new favorite band!!!


A perfect blend of modern worship, folk and bluegrass roots with just a sprinkle of whimsy, “I Am They” has been on repeat for me the last few weeks! You can hear the sincerity of their words, “Amen, let your will be done! Amen, let your kingdom come!” Visit their website HERE or hear them on my personal Spotify worship playlist HERE

Jefferson Bethke


 Even though I only recently discovered Jeff on YouTube, his ministry has made a big impact on my life! God is using Jeff and his wife, Alyssa, to do great things for the kingdom. I’m telling you, their heels must hurt because they’re crushing the head of the serpent big time! Find Jeff and Alyssa on YouTube HERE

To order Jeff’s newest book “It’s Not What You Think” click HERE

Deception by Randy Alcorn


Okay, folks, I just finished my third time reading this gem! This is the final installment in Randy Alcorn’s unnamed trio, “Deadline”, “Dominion” and “Deception”. All three books are murder mysteries, much like a Sherlock Holmes or Nero Wolfe story with an underlying redemption plot. Portions of the book take place in heaven or hell with the deceased; how their lives must go on for eternity either with or without Jesus. The main character, Ollie Chandler, is a wise-cracking, cynical homicide detective and the book is written from his perspective. Absolutely riveting and often hysterical to see things from Ollie’s point of view.

Purchase “Deception” HERE

Curtis Wiklund


I just discovered Curtis Wiklund today, actually. See, I went onto Pinterest to find another fun thing to share and ended up going through my feed and stumbling upon this artist and his photography. He also does adorable little drawings of him and his wife! And his photos are positively breathtaking!!! The black and white one above made me tear up. Find him on his website HERE

The Sewing Rabbit


I LOVE this website!!! Just discovered Jessica Abbot’s “The Sewing Rabbit” blog this month and I can’t get enough! So many fun tutorials and her post about things people say when they find out you’re a seamstress…HILARIOUS!

Visit The Sewing Rabbit HERE

There it is! Have a new favorite thing? Comment below or email me at missmckennaray[at]gmail[dot]com

Moving In

Well, hello, WordPress! Hello, new domain. Hello, future. Hello, friends!!!

My name is McKenna and I’m new to the neighborhood (thank you for the welcome fruitcake; you’re so kind). I was a long-time Blogspot blogger, but I’ve decided to move to a different part of town, as it were. The old place just didn’t fit me anymore and I needed a change of scenery. And what better way to kick off than to officially open the doors on January 1st…I mean, January 2…Yeah, January first was too busy *ahem*

I’d call this a lifestyle blog; the little things that make up yours truly! Here, I will be sharing sewing (including historical costuming and cosplay) tutorials, home decor ideas and DIYs, favorite recipes, the occasional outfit post and hopefully a video or two down the line.

I am, first and foremost, a child of God, adopted into His loving arms and a member of His vast family across the world! I live in Kansas with my amazing family; three sisters and four brothers that I love with all my heart. Mom and Dad have raised us in the fear and love of the Lord and love for each other, too. Though we all have different tastes and passions, I can say that we all have a heart for mission work. And not just because Dad is a pastor! Four of us eight kids have been to Central or South America and Mom and Dad have been to Haiti as well. The younger ones who haven’t gone yet are counting down the days until they’re old enough to go overseas.

 I hope to share some of my joy with you! I am so excited for 2016 and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for me. Wherever I go and whatever I do, I hope to stay always in His plan for me, to pray before moving forward and rest in His peace. And I pray the same for you, friend.