Sunday, January 31, 2010

Things I did. . . . . .

When it FINALLY decided to snow, we just had to go out and play, right?

Sweet BG stayed out all day sledding, and this lump is what happens when you keep running and jumping to get on the sled. 


While the kids were out playing this is what we were doing.

We still aren't quite finished but at least it is starting to look like it should.

We still have a few more coats to put on but I absolutely love it.
When we get the crown molding up I will take more pictures, but I was just so happy to see it actually look this good.

  PS. I linked up at Thrifty Decor Chick.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good Will Hunting!!!!

While strolling thru the Good Will Store, I came across these.

I thought I would see if I could be as crafty as all you other bloggers.

Here they are filled with Conversation Hearts, and M&M's.

I thought they turned out pretty good, I love the way the glass is.
The squigley lines.

Creations by Kara

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bathroom Pictures!

OK, we really had a pretty busy weekend but I was determined to get started, so here they are.

The before picures of the bathroom.

We both decided to get rid of the big mirror!!!

We originally had a beachy theme.

After we took everything down.

Look, we got a new shower head.

Mr. Wonderful putting up the first board.  We both decided to paint after we put up the boards.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Project!

I have decided to re-do my bathroom.  I saw exactly what I wanted to do to it here.  This weekend, I am hoping to get started on it.  

I have high hopes for what it could be.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.

This weekend I will post the before pictures.

I hate to make excuses but you will see that again, it is sponged. I know, I know.   But when we built our house we painted everything white to save money.  It just seemed like a good idea at the time OK, but now that I see all the things we can do ourselves, I am looking forward to tackling it ourselves. 

I am really excited about this one!!!

Pictures to come.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sunday, the name of the sermon was Signs.

When people start talking about signs, they can be talking about all different kinds of signs, but the kind we were talking about were Miracles.  The first miracle was actually what we focused on.  

When Jesus turned the water into wine.  

The first actual "sign" that Jesus was more than just a man.  He was with his mother at a wedding feast, when she approached him.  She told him they had run out of wine and he should do something.   Yet, after she went to him, he was not really interested.  He told her his time had not yet come.  She then told the servants to do whatever he tells them to do.

But in the end, he told the servants to fill the jars with water.  After they were filled he told them to dip some out and take it to the Master of Ceremonies (I guess that's kind of like today's Wedding Planner).  It must have been the best wine the man had ever tasted because he called the Bridegroom over and told him how most people serve the good wines first then use the cheap stuff when everyone has already had the good.  But he saved the best for last.  Imagine that, he saved the best for last.  

So in Cana of Galilee Jesus did his first miracle.  There he showed his glory, and his followers believed him.      John 2:11

So he did it so they would believe.  That's what miracles do, or they do for me at least, they make me believe. 

This morning on the news there was a story of a lady burried in the rubble of a building in Haiti, someone heard her voice and they tried to dig her out but they didn't have any equipment, so they tried digging her out by hand.  They talked to her and she was in pain, she said her fingers were broken and she was thirsty.  Could they get her some water.  They did and they were able to get her husband who with the help of a mirror got to see his wife.  She kept telling him that if she didn't live she loved him.  

That's when help showed up and they were able to get her out.  As soon as they pulled her out, the first thing she said was "Thank you God", then she sang a song, praising God, and she told the people she felt like she would get out, but she had been there so long she wondered if anyone would find her.  She got up and rode away with her husband.  It was amazing. 

That was a miracle, that was a sign that even today, even in disasters, he lives!  He lives, and he still works miracles!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Organized at last!

OK, These are the befores, and like I said I am really ashamed for you to see this but after it's all cleaned up it looks pretty good. 

Also, just to let you know alot of the boxes were from Christmas, but as you can see, I did use them for storage too.

I forgot about the cat being inside until I uploaded the picture. 

After a  lot of organizing and cleaning out stuff I didn't need or use, I finally finished.

I was really glad I got the peg board it really freed up a lot of space when I could hang the frames on the wall.

I linked up at Room a Month Makeover!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Getting Organized

Last week, I decided to get my picture framing space in the basement organized.  I did take pictures and I must admit it was such a mess I am ashamed to show them to you. 

But, I will anyway.

When I'm done.

I am still working on it, Mr. Wonderful and I went to Lowe's and purchased some peg board for hanging frames.  Then I got to work organizing my mat boards and foam core and "stuff".

I have to tell you it looks better already, but I can't really move anything around because everything is pretty heavy and  just not really movable.  

I plan on finishing it up this weekend, and I can't wait to show you the pictures.  You will be pleasantly surprised.

So, stay tuned.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Our first sermon this year was about Prayer. Our Pastor talked about how being in prayer can sometimes change things or at the least, change our perception of things.

His example was regarding the Constitution. He is a history lover so that's probably how he came across that little example. So, with all of that out, on to the story.

It seems when all the leaders got together to write the constitution, they couldn't all seem to agree on exactly what they should go into the Constitution, and one person made the suggestion that they pray about it. As a group.

They didn't agree on that either so they didn't do it, as a group that is. But the one who asked them to pray, (sorry, I don't remember his name) he did pray. He took his problems to the Lord, and he did see an improvement, although it may have been a small improvement. He saw it, and he knew it was because he prayed.

The whole point was to let us know how important Prayer is in our lives. We should pray for our Nation, our Government, our friends and our enemies. And more important than that is how prayer strengthens us. It's how we communicate with God.

Today our hearts ache for the people in Haiti and what they are going through. I cannot imagine what they must be going through. And while we are so far away, one thing we can do is pray.

Pray for the people of Haiti to know that there is a God who loves them.

I know someone who's father is very ill, and I pray for him and his family.

We all need to be in Prayer, and it won't cost anything except a few minutes of your time. So if there is a situation that you just seems so overwhelming you don't know what you can do, just remember that anyone can pray.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Word

Last week J did a post about resolutions, only not really, you can read about it here. Then Nonny did a post about her word here.

I have to tell you I really loved that idea so I had to really think about it and come up with my word.

I went back and forth between two different words and settled with this one.


I will strive to be more obedient to God, in all things.

I will try to be a more loving wife, more involved parent, more trusting friend.

I will strive to be a shining example of Gods love.

Yes, I know, I will fall short, undoubtedly I will become frustrated with my kids or husband, or someone will say something I don't like, but I will try to remember that everything I do should be pleasing to the Lord. But I will continue to try.

Obedience is something I can apply to every aspect I can think of, I can be obedient with my savings.

I can be obedient with my tithing.

I can be obedient with my worship and prayer life. And I really want to be a more obedient servant. I must admit that at times I get frustrated and down right tired, but I will be obedient and have a better attitude.

The bible tells us if we are obedient we will be rewarded. Not necessarily with monetary things but with blessings. That's enough for me.

What's your word for 2010?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New. . . . Bathroom!!!

Over the Christmas vacation, I decided to take a few days off to spend some time with my sweet, loving family. Not only that, I had a few projects that I needed a little help completing.

I had been wanting to paint the kids bathroom for a while, but I just hadn't decided what color I really wanted. While I was looking around in the paint department, then I found a color that I thought would be great!!! I got it in the mis-tint department.

Here is the bathroom before we painted.

Yes, I did sponge it, don't judge it was the happening thing when I did it.

It really didn't take that long once we got started, it was actually a pretty quick process. The color is a tan color that someone had mixed up and didn't like.

Goody for me, because I really liked it.

It looks kind of gold in the pictures but I think that is just the lighting. In person it looks more of chocolaty color.

So, what do ya think?