Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Break Lovin'

I am back in the workin' routine. I cannot believe Spring Break is already over and April is almost here! Ah! Where do the days go?? I am loving being back at school! I just love my precious kiddos! They are a joy to be around. I love seeing the little girls coming in with crimped hair, informing me that their hair looks just like mine. How can that not brighten your day? Yes, I do love being back as school, but I also LOVE a good break! My Spring Break was full of lots of crafting, coffee drinking, morning show watching, and lots of worshiping.
Two things I am going to share today! :) First of all, I FELL IN LOVE with a new TV show over the break. Okay, don't laugh, The Nate Berkus Show. It's great, trust me, you will fall in love too. Lots of ideas on ways to renovate, refurbish, and buy things on a budget, which is totally what I need! My favorite low budget idea was from Erica Domesek, author of P.S. I Made This (fabulous website that you HAVE to check out). Her challenge was to create a piece of wall art for $5 or less!!! So, here is what she did.......

Is that not great??? I love it! I have made this my next "project". Aaron and I are working on doing a little redecorating in OUR bedroom now! :) I love the idea of being able to display old pictures of our families! I have already bought several vintage plates and a handheld mirror! Cannot wait to get some pictures to get started! Needless to say, I have added the Nate Berkus Show on my tivo.

Also over Spring Break I was able to have lots of my own quiet time with the Lord. It was so refreshing! I don't even have kids yet and I often feel like my quiet times are always interrupted with something. I have been doing an awesome study by Kelly Minter called No Other Gods. It has been an amazing study, and I would recommend it to any woman! It is a Bible Study that is centered around meeting with women. At the end of each week, there is a recipe to make with the group. So neat! Unfortunately, I have not been able to attend the group Bible Study, but I am still loving it by myself! Kelly is a passionate and very down to earth author. She makes you feel as though you are sitting on the couch drinking coffee with her. I have learned so much about myself, and about "gods" I have in my life that I would have NEVER labeled that. It has led me into a closer relationship with Christ where my trust is in Him alone because he is my God! Great book that I highly recommend!

That is my Spring Break in a nutshell...or a little more.  :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Big Reveal....

I have gotten a little, okay a lot behind on posting. I guess my weekly blog goal was a little to lofty. Spring Break has given me a lot of time to craft and in return, things to blog about! :) Aaron and I have been very busy the last couple of weeks. We went to Nashville for a couple days where Aaron wrote music, and we got to spend some time with our friend Lacey Brown. It was great to see her and all that she has done since Idol. She is an incredibly talented girl, and if you haven't heard of her, you need to. Check her out here: We have also been staying busy with the new Saturday night service at Fellowship. Aaron has done a great job of leading this service. We have really enjoyed attending on Saturday nights. It has given us a true Sabbath on Sundays. Okay, so enough of all that....and on to my latest crafting project.

So last time I blogged I told you of our guest room that needed some serious updating. Well, I FINALLY got to it. There are still a few finishing touches, but it is mostly done! I am terrible at taking before and after pictures. I got one picture of Aaron painting the fireplace before, but none of the bedroom before. So here is the fireplace mantle before:

Again, sorry there are no before pictures of the bedroom, let's just say it needed some work. So, here it is...the big reveal...... :)

I am really happy we finally got it done. Now we just need our first guests! :) I have a lot more crafting to do this week. So, I should be blogging some more soon!