Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's Build a Table, And Paint, And Peel, and Have Fun too!

So, life was just hitting that "wow, we aren't crazy people running around and doing tons of stuff" and "hey, look, there aren't 34 boxes laying around" stage after moving twice and doing a lot of work in the new place in the last two months.

And then. Whoosh.

Well, let's build a table.

Let's go buy cabinets and put them in (kinda...still working on that!)

Let's peel the painted over wallpaper in our bathroom (this project is the still.going.on.)

Let's paint the hallway.

And then suddenly, our house looks like this (hold me...):

Now, we do dishes like this:

But, aside from way too many things going on with the house, we've been enjoying Friday nights downtown, playing with fingerprints in the bathtub, finally putting on the pretty white slipcover and enjoying sunny mornings, peeking at sleeping babies, trips to the park in the morning, and lots of momma + kid selfies ;)

How has life been for you lately?

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday: House Edition

Since we are actually beginning our DIY kitchen redo (wish us luck!) this weekend, I thought I'd share a before and after of what the kitchen looks like now. We didn't put too much effort into it since we planned on making some big changes within a few months of moving in.

So, here's what it looked like upon moving in:

ack. This photo is so blurry.

And here's what it looks like now:

I absolutely love my few when I look out the window above the sink. It's my favorite part of the kitchen :) 

Honestly, it does not look a whole different. But, soon...soon, it will :)

What we've done:

  • paint back wall with chalkboard paint
  • clean cabinets
  • remove wallpaper above the cabinets
  • painted walls with "Rope" by Valspar
  • Added a few plants

We plan on removing the cabinets and adding a few to increase storage and counter-space, installing a regular oven instead of the stovetop and wall oven, removing the wall oven and building a pantry space where it is, and remove current tile and retile (that's a whole other story!), plus seemingly 1000 other little things :) I look forward to sharing the process!

See other tbthe posts here :)

Happy Thursday!
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Simple Words

Today, I have a simple encouragement for you. Really, some words I want to speak to myself :)

Don't let comparison stop creativity.

Don't let discouragement rob you of seeing the gifts you've been given.

Don't let a grumpy morning determine the course of your day.

Don't look at your body with shame and decide that it can never change.

Don't believe that you are not enough.


Be creative without worrying about whether people will think that you are not creative enough.

Let yourself love freely (and be loved freely) and hope abundantly (because we have a living hope and freedom in Christ!)

Let yourself start over even if it is only 8 am.

Know that your body is a gift, and it was perfectly formed. Be kind to it.

Remember that you were created with purpose and for a purpose.

Happy Tuesday! ps. did you know that all the hard copy prints now ship for free???

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