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.  :)


  1. I love Nate Berkus too!!! We don't have tivo or DVR in the dorm, so my mom has it set on her DVR. Every time I go home to visit, my mom and I watch it together! I spent a lot of my spring break catching up on episodes. I even saw this one. I liked the photo plate idea as well. I also liked the tea-stained pillow cases, although I'm not sure I'd ever have the guts to do it myself! I admire the fact that you actually follow through on your crafting-I just have a list going on my computer. I've even bought a lot of supplies, but I haven't actually done anything!

  2. Mal! My mom is leading a group of women in that study! They started last week while I was there so I went too-seemed like a great study! Ahd cooks the meal at her house and they all eat and discuss! She did her other study last semester over Ruth and cooked all that too. The girls/women all loved it too!

  3. Mallory, what a treat that we've connected on Facebook and now here. I love to do things with old pictures too and I like the ideas here. You might enjoy my "other" blog:
    I'm following here now, I hope you'll follow on one or both of mine.
    Coleen Franks
    an American missionary to Ukraine