Happy Sunday! It has been an "interesting" week and I have seen a lot of positive things and, unfortunately, a lot of negative. And here is where I am at: all the noise and all the arguing mean nothing to me without love. I have dear friends and family members who have different thoughts and opinions than me and that is okay. I love them and their differing views do not change that. And we can talk and we can discuss issues and try to understand our varying opinions, but if we do it without love, it means nothing. If we want to change the world, move mountains, have others listen to us (no matter which side we fall on), we have to do it with love, with respect. This week let's let love lead us.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Some makeovers are just so easy and quick that you know they were meant to be. When I spied this stool for a decent price at the thrift store I knew what it needed to make it fresh and new.
Some of the wood finish was already coming off. The rest of it was pretty glossy so I gave it a very quick sanding (like a less than 2 minute sanding). I then wiped it down with white vinegar.
I chose to use Casement, which is a great, bright white paint from Fusion Mineral Paint.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Each year I like to guess at what trends in home decor are going to be hot in the upcoming year. Sometimes I am right, sometimes I am not.
My suggestion with trends is to NOT jump both feet, full-on, empty your bank account on to any trend, but rather find small ways to incorporate the trend into your home.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
Welcome to our third week of getting MORE in 2017!
(week 1 HERE, week 2 HERE)
(week 1 HERE, week 2 HERE)
The number on resolution that people make, year after year, is to get healthy and lose weight.
And, it is a great goal. Except we seem to have a tough time keeping it because we often set such big goals that we get overwhelmed and frustrated and we quit. Some of us have already quit on day 16 of the new year.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Happy Sunday! A few weeks ago my daughter and I headed out around our town to take a few wintry day portraits. One place we stopped is an abandoned house and farm located just a few miles from our home. The falling buildings, rusted trucks, broken bits and pieces that were once part of someone's life were all beautiful to me. When others see the place they might see garbage and junk, but I see something different. And, it reminds me of God and how he sees us. He looks past all of our ugliness, all of our faults and mistakes, all of those things that are broken, and he sees beauty. It is comforting to know that God looks at us with unconditional love-- he sees our hearts and thinks we are beautiful.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Oops I did it again...upholstered an old chair with reclaimed wood that is.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
So, when you have a college student who is an architecture student and who is poor and needs money, what does he do?