I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful summertime and much anticipated warmer weather. I sure am! Along with the change in the weather, there are many changes happening in our household.
We have been working on a new adventure for our family and the time has finally come to move ahead with some concrete decisions. We are excited to say….We are moving to Georgia!!!! There are many reasons for our move but the main goal is to be closer to family and to not have snow in the forecast!!!! Things are happening pretty quickly and my head is in 100 different directions. We are amazed at how God has opened up doors during this transition time and we are in awe of the blessings that have been given such as the perfect house for us and a new job for the Mr. It is such a great relief to know that we are not in control and the Big Guy upstairs knows full well what He is doing!!!!!
I will try to blog as time permits, but my days right now are filled with packing, sad good-byes and anticipation of what’s to come… but as always there is time to fit in a few quick and not so quick projects before our move to Georgia.
I purchased this buffet on facebook a couple of months back and am happy to say its finally ready for our new home. Of course, in my rush to start painting, I completely forgot to take a before pic so I will just say its a whole lot lighter and brighter and I am really happy with how it turned out. I was instantly drawn to it for its detail and curves! Here she is all finished up! I used Annie Sloan Old White and clear wax with some distressing. I just love ASCP paint and it always give such a nice finish when buffed after waxing. Unfortunately this piece is sitting in the garage for now since we will be moving the end of June. Stay tuned for pics in her new home!!
I also found this awesome set of lockers at Toll Booth, in Columbia Pa. (just outside of Lancaster). This is a shot of before their transformation. I am so excited to use them for my mudroom or entry or however they will fit in our new digs! Stay Tuned for the finished touches and our new house before and after tour. As always, have a great week and make it count!!!
So excited to be up and running again after a long step back to take some much needed time with my family and grandkids before they moved. I’m always amazed how many twists and turns life can take in such a short amount of time. I never dreamed how many changes would come so quickly in 2019 for us. I am learning to trust God to bring good out of it all and to fully trust Him when I can’t see the way ahead. It’s hard. I’m not going to lie and say I have it altogether because many days I lose focus and go down the rabbit hole of what ifs so to speak! One of the many tools I have been using to keep my perspective upside right are pod casts. I am listening to Lara Casey with Cultivate Your Life and I highly recommend her if you need to refocus on what’s important in life. She has such a great way of presenting her ideas in a thought provoking way. Listening to her has been encouraging and helpful in many areas of my life.
I don’t know what you are dealing with today, but I know everyone is dealing with something and my hope and prayer for you is that you know you are not alone and that God loves you and has a plan for your life! So as Lara Casey always says, "You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."
Here are a few pictures for spring inspiration… I hope you enjoy the view!
Keep Looking Up!
Well, we are flying through January and for once I wish January would last forever. And, if I'm being honest today, I'm feeling a bit out of sorts.
So this year is off with a bang and I’m wondering if anyone else is having the purge and clean out bug hit them? We have been in the abyss (AKA our basement) this past weekend doing some much needed decluttering and straightening up and out! It is such a gratifying feeling to have some (much more needed) organization back down there. Needless to say, the garbage service will love us this week as well as Goodwill. I have managed to get Christmas not only put away, but I was also able to weed out things that haven’t been used in years and send them off to be used in a new home. One thing is for sure, I will never run out of Christmas decor! It’s funny how your tastes evolve through the years. Or maybe it’s the older you become, the more you long for simplicity and time spent enjoying the holidays instead of the mad panic to get all 534 snow men put up (I don’t really have 534 snowmen…but I did have a lot!). Anyway, I am so enjoying the feeling of getting things organized and knocked off my to do list. How about you?
Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are in 2019! I am truly excited for a new year that is full of endless possibilities and new adventures. I have been doing a lot of reflecting going into the new year and one experience that clearly stands out for me was something that happened during an incredible trip that we took to Hawaii
Hello and hope you are having a wonderful fall! I'm sharing an area of our home today that has needed some sprucing up for a while. It has always seemed plain to me but sometimes you just get used to things a certain way. To be honest, we have been doing so many big projects that the little ones seem to get pushed to the bottom of the list. As I was getting the porch ready for colder temps, I decided to take my 6ft. bench inside to use and I am so glad I did. It was the perfect fit for the wall that our stairs are located on.
I love looking around my house and seeing something sitting on my shelf or hanging on the wall that immediately makes me think of someone I love or a special memory. I mean, that's what this is all about, right? I have many pieces that make me happy or laugh right out loud with a funny memory and even some that bring a tear to my eye. Today I want to share two special pieces. They are both signs hanging in our home and I love them dearly.
Lately I have been really thinking about where I want this blog to go and what I want it to be about. Since I am new to this whole blogging process, I have been reading and researching different ideas and ways to enhance my blog and make it something that will make my readers want to come back again and again.
Happy fall everyone! I am slowly adjusting from the lazy hazy days of summer to thoughts of crisp, cool and colorful days of autumn. As I have said before, summer will always be my favorite time of year, but I do enjoy the color that fall brings and the fun knowing it brings a time of celebration with the impending holiday season. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity for us. Mostly because I decided to start a few added projects that were not on the list at this moment. I'm always glad when I see the finished product or at least most of the finished project!
Where has summer gone? I can't believe that Labor Day is fast approaching and I am not ready to even think about cooler weather and Fall! It's crazy to me how time flies the older you get (not that I'm old in any way) Ha!
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Here I’ll be posting some of my vintage redos, farmhouse decor, painted projects and much more. Enjoy!