Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A litte quote...

What does your time in prayer look like?
I read a convicting quote recently.  My friend, Jessica, posted it.
"A man is what he is on his knees before God—and nothing more." - Robert Murray McCheyne
Robery Murray McCheyne is one of Andrew Gutierrez's (the high school pastor at GCC) favorite authors.  I haven't read anything by him but now I want to.
I have come to the realization that with the way my mind works these days, I have to write things down to focus.  People may scoff at the amount of notes I take on Sundays, but my primary purpose for that is that it helps me pay attention and stay focused.
The notebook above is a prayer journal that I was sharing with a friend for awhile, lately I've been using it to take notes, but now I am converting it back to a personal prayer journal.  I hope it helps me.  I so WANT to be faithful in prayer. I want to know that closeness with the Lord and peace that results from bringing everything to Him.
I want to see prayers answered, to have my faith grown, to bring other's needs to God and trust in His sovereignty.
Would you do me the honor of praying about this for me?  And ask me when you see me how it's going?
Thank you.
I need it.

Update: Andrew just sent this to the high school staff. Perfect timing!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesdays

I haven't done one of these in a while probably because "everyone" is on Pinterest now and it's not really necessary, but I will.

I don't know what I think about the whole colorblock thing in general, but I really like this sweater.  Mabye because I like boyfriend sweaters in general.  They're so comfy!  Or maybe this particular colorblock situation is just not as extreme as many.

I have never thought to do this with frames.  Especially in the kitchen.  I really like it.  I've also seen this with bookcases.  I want to try it.

I think I'm actually going to do this to my hair when I get home today.  We'll see how it turns out...

Beautiful.  Like a dream.  I could stare at this for a long time.  I would love it for my room.

Speaking of rooms, hello??  Would you look at that??  Don't you want to go there?  Now??  It looks so cozy and nice!

If I have time I may watch Roman Holiday when I get home.  You know, after I do that thing with my hair.  All before 6:30.  I get home around 4:30....hmm....

Aren't you so happy that Spring is finally here?


Monday, March 19, 2012

New Living Room!

My mom and I decided on a look for the living room.  We are going with white and navy with some brown, pink, and grey pops.  She found some inspiration from a Restoration Hardware catalogue and then she liked one of the color schemes I came up with a few days ago.
I think it would be fun to cover a wingback chair in the Ruthie floral print.  And then I would cover some pillows with the other two fabrics along with some navy blue ones.
I can't wait to show you the finished project!  Although it probably won't be for awhile.  ;)

Grey Rug - Fallon Collection Fallon Grey Contemporary Area Rug - $203 available on Amazon
Blue Curtains - Sanela - $69.99 for a pair available on IKEA
White Lamp - A similar one can be found at www.finehomelamps.com Astrid White Lamp - $305
Brown Coffee Table - This one is from IKEA.  I couldn't find the same one on the site, but their is a very similar one available.  Hemnes for $119. 
White Couch - Similar one available at IKEA.  Karlstad - $399. 
Pool Picture - "Chateau" by Jeremy Kohm.  Available on 20x200.  $60 for a 11"x14" print.
Wingback Chair - Available at the The Bed and Chair Depot.  I'm not sure on the price.
Chair and pillow fabrics - L&S Fabrics.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Lukas had a little assignment on his blog.  This is my friend Shelsy.  I'm in a time crunch so no more time to explain.  ;)
























Just for fun

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Decorating Fun

So to give credit where credit is due, I totally stole this blog post idea from one of my favorite design sites, Little Green Notebook.  And I used fabrics from the same textile company that Jenny did, L&S Fabrics.  But I thought it would be a fun little challenge to try and dream up some rooms.  Also, we recently got wood flooring in our living room and we are trying to decide on a new color scheme in there, so I thought this might be helpful for my mom to look through. 
So here are my "dream" rooms:

I think these would be pretty in a bedroom.  I would use the floral print as big pillows on the bed with a white duvet.  The funky yellow pattern I would use for curtains, and then the blue ticking I would use to cover a chair or a bench at the foot of the bed with the ikat as a pillow.

The next one I would call, "College Prep."  Not too original there.  ;)  Obviously, I think these would work well in a dorm room, or a young graduate's room.  The solid blue would cover a fancy chair and the deer head print would cover a little bolster pillow to go with it.  The latttice I would use for curtains and the floral print would cover pillows for the bed.

Would it be crazy to use the following prints in a nursery?  I hope not, because I would!  I'd use the blue bird print for curtains, the brown check print on a cozy rocker with the crazy stripe print as a pillow.  And I'd use the red and brown damask as bumpers..?...whatever those things are called inside the crib.  ;)   

These I could see in our living room.  My mom and I both really like red.  I would love the solid red on a couch with the small blue print as pillows.  The top floral I would use for curtains, and the bottom floral...maybe as more pillows?  I'm not sure on that one, but I like the combo.

Next set up: "Jungle Fever."  I'm killing you with the creativity, right?!  Heh heh.  Again, I would see these in a living room.  I can be a little bit chicken with crazy prints so I would keep the jungle print on some pillows.  I would cover an ottoman or pouf with the brown lattice print.  I'd use the damask print on curtains, and the stripe I would use to cover a chair...I think.

I haven't done a dining room or kitchet yet, so I'll imagine this last set in a combined kitchen/dining room.  I'd either cover some chairs or upholster some with the lattic fabric, then I would use the stripe to cover a cushion on a built in bench and then add some pillows with the fun bird print.  And I would make some pretty Roman shades with the floral.

So there you have it.  What would you do??

Monday, March 12, 2012

DIY: Refrigerator Word Magnets

Almost a year ago now, I'm guessing, I pondered over the idea of joining the Etsy world.  I came up with a few things I might sell, some better than others.  One of the not so good ideas was making and selling refrigerator word magnets.  I actually followed through on making these.  I made a TON.  And then I decided not to sell them, so they are still covering our fridge.

I just think these are so fun!  People come up with random, funny sentences or phrases.  So I thought I would give a simple DIY on the ol' blog today.

First I bought magnet sheets at Office Max.
Avery Ink Jet magnet paper to be exact.
Then I got out some Mod Podge...

and some sponge on a stick thingy's...

and then I cut out a ton of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from magazines that had fun fonts or crazy words and I mod podged them onto the magnet paper with the sponge on a stick.
The most tedious part comes after the mod podge dries...cutting out each individual word!
As I cut out the words I separated them into little baggies by type of word such as, adjectives, nouns, verbs, conjunctions...etc.  You don't need to do this if you're just going to keep them yourself.  Unless you want to know how many you have of each type of word.
Don't forget to cut out lots of a's, and's, the's, in's, for's, to's, you know...those kinds of words that you use a lot.

That's it!  Pretty simple.  It just takes a long time.

Have fun making crazy sentences!


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