Showing posts with label Decorating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Decorating. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's a Start!

Ignore my low quality photos, I'm in a hurry :)

The office is officially empty.



My Pastor Husband has a very hard time parting with books. He also has a hard time saying no, when people offer him their old books.  Which means I found some interesting ones while helping to empty shelves.  


Yep, Tramp for the Lord.  I showed it to Ben and it went something like this:

Ben:  it's not what it sounds like. It means going door-to-door...

Me: I bet it does...*wink*

Life in the Parsonage, people. It's never dull.



And this is about 1/4 of the pile(s) of books lieing or laying (who can remember) around the parsonage.  

It's gonna be worth it. ;)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Unoriginal is the New Original

I've been perusing Pinterest to distract myself from winter.  It sorta helps.  And it gives me lots of ideas to create...and by create I mean copy.  And all that's required after that is sweet talking the husband into hanging an awkward & heavy basket shelf thing.

So I made a coffee station.  



The printable is courtesy of Pinterest as well.  Click here for your own!





And if you were thinking that my coffee pot looked sad and lonely all by itself then you read my mind.  Ben and I have decided we *need* an espresso machine.  And french press.  And then then coffee station will be complete.  

Also, I would like a 24 cup coffee maker.  Bigger is better. 









Tuesday, June 12, 2012

And I Crafted...

Last week I crafted.  And by crafted, I mean:  Copied Pinterest.


The inspiration was this:
new banner, new blog







The Pinterest version wasn't a tutorial, so I had to wing-it a bit.  I cut out letters from cereal boxes I dug out of our recycling box.  (It's such a good thing we wait for for-ev-er to actually take the boxes to the recycling place.)  Then I glued the fabric to the cardboard and cut around the letters.  


Ta Da:






So fun!


I told Ben I might just paint a headboard on the wall.  ;)  He thinks I'm kidding.  




Side Note:  *I used to be sort of cynical about that phrase.  Because, Duh, we all know that you need more than "love" to make a marriage great.  But after I sat on the idea of it for awhile, I began to look at it from a Biblical perspective rather than a Hollywood perspective.  And Biblical love encompasses so much more than feelings.  1 Corinthians...


  Love never gives up. 
   Love cares more for others than for self. 
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. 
   Love doesn't strut, 
   Doesn't have a swelled head, 
   Doesn't force itself on others, 
   Isn't always "me first," 
   Doesn't fly off the handle, 
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, 
   Doesn't revel when others grovel, 
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 
   Puts up with anything, 
   Trusts God always, 
   Always looks for the best, 
   Never looks back, 
   But keeps going to the end.

That kind of love, is a supernatural love, that comes from God alone.  And it really is all we need.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm Inspired...Easily.

When it comes style and decor, both in fashion and home, I am very un-original.  Some people are able to dream up plans, ideas, and then put it together and it's fabulous.  I can't.  My mind is just not hard-wired that way.  But, I know what I like when I see it...almost immediately.  AND, I'm super good at copying. *wink*  


Sometimes, we just have to embrace who we are and go with it, right?


I chuckle whenever someone asks if I mind if they get something like I have...because how could I mind?  I likely stole the idea from someone somewhere in the first place.  Or, I can say it nicely and say I was "inspired" by someone else's idea...yeah, let's go with that version.


With the remodel/building project going on I have been seeking out inspiring ideas like never before.  The internet does not disappoint.  I  have found a plethora of good stuff, and I'd like to start sharing it with all of you.  So...I'm gonna start a little segment I like to call Inspiring Me Lately so that I can share some of it with you...in case you're copy-ers...like me.


And, just as a sort of disclaimer, I want you to know I read a vast range of different blogs.  If l link to someone, I'll be certain to let you know what it is I'm inspired by, don't assume I agree with everything.  Because there's some gals with some amazing sense of style who's beliefs I don't line up with, and there's some amazing women of faith who's style is not my inspiration.  Make sense?  Clear as mud?  Oh good.




PS - I have a new blog design in the works, it won't likely debut till August sometime, but it's cute, and bound to inspire me. :)  (I'm not creating it, of course...I mean have you seen my HTML skills?  That's what I thought.)











Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today and Yesterday...

Here's some random:

  • I'm trying to make a menu for the week, but I can't seem to get past BLT's.  I guess we'll eat them every night.
  • I'm in desperate need of a blog makeover.  I've said that before...but THIS time I'm doing something about it.
  • This weekend I get to go on a little girls getaway.  YAY.  When we planned it, we didn't realize it was also Father's Day weekend.  Oops.  But what better way to help celebrate than to let our husbands have the kids ALL to themselves?  
  • I've been painting lots of things turquoise:



 

You get the idea.  I've recently bought orange and grey spray paint, but haven't quite decided what to paint.


  • My oldest is away at camp for the week.  It's his first time away...he was thrilled.  Letting go is hard.  And feels weird.  
  • Ben and I had a date night on Saturday.  You know you're in a building project when date night involves looking at cabinets and flooring at Lowes.  Floor plans and details make my head hurt.  Starbucks helped make it better.
  • I made a quilt this weekend. Well, sorta.  My mother in law cut the squares for me, because I have a TERRIBLE time cutting things evenly.  I still have to sew the back on, but here it is:


This little chicklet helped.  She liked to push the foot pedal to the sewing machine every single time I turned around to iron.   But with that smile, what can you do?!?

Side Note:  I now cannot stand the material I put on the chairs awhile back.  I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time.  Bleh.  I'm on the lookout for new material that fits in with my new "vision"...new cheap material ;)

  • I have a new favorite skirt that I can't wait to share with you, but I have to take a picture first.  
  • I love love love Summer.  
  • I really have to go get groceries now.  Bye!