Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new Bible

This past weekend, my daughter and myself went out shopping for a new bible and this is what she picked.

It is a really cute bible, but she kept asking me why doesn't it say Bible on the front?

Hmmm, I guess since it's for a teenage girl, maybe it was made so it didn't look like a bible, I don't really know if that's it or not but it kind of made me wonder.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Goodwill Finds

Over the weekend, I decided to check out the Goodwill to see what I could find.

Here's what I got.

My favorite find was this. . .

A wonderful cornucopia.  Isn't it great????

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Projects for 2011

I have already been talking to Mr. Wonderful about wanting to paint.

I want to paint my kitchen, living room and dining room.  I would really like to do more but I know it won't get done so I'm thinking I may as well not even mention it.

I also want to work on my basement.  I know, I said that last year and nothing.  Believe it or not last year was pretty crazy for us,  so that has something to do with it, but mostly we just kept putting it off.  Oh, I have moved that furniture around more than once and I have organized, but we still have too much stuff, and we still have to do some upgrades.

I know that I want to paint the living room in a blue or blue gray.

Maybe something like this one,

Tidewater blue/Sherwin Williams


Tibetan Sky/Sherwin Williams

 I can't really decide, I like them both.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet 16!

Happy 16th Birthday!!!

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6

Friday, January 7, 2011

Getting it together

I have seen so many bloggers telling all about how they have been getting organized.  Seeing all the great things they are doing has been a real inspiration.

It has motivated me to re-organize everything.

Monday night I went to Wally world and bought some cheap baskets and came home to clean out my Tupperware cabinet.

I also did a little purging which always feels good, if I didn't use it in the last 6 months, it goes in the good will pile.

My only problem with that is that the pile usually ends up in my basement and stays there for a while.  

Last night I came home and decided to clean out my makeup drawer.  After I did that I went to my mom's to eat supper.  (It's a weekly thing we do.)  While I was at her house I was looking for some tongs and realized mom needs to do a little organizing too.

So, I have a feeling that this weekend will be spent cleaning out drawers, closets, and anything else I can get my hands on.

Wish me luck!

And just because I want one!

Courtesy of  Better Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Do you make resolutions?

I have to say, some years I don't make any type of goals, or resolutions for myself at all.  But this past year was such  a whirlwind that I have decided to set some goals for myself.

Maybe if I write them out where everyone can see them I will feel a little more pressure to actually carry through.

So here goes.

I am going to give more in 2011.  (Yes, I did take the Radical challenge!)

I want to make sure to set aside a certain amount of time for just me and my husband.  That may sound corny, but I still have two teenagers at home and we really get very little time by ourselves.

I want to read through the entire bible in a year.  (I don't have any kind of plan I am just winging it.)

I want to get rid of stuff I don't need.  We have so much stuff that we honestly don't use, but I start to get rid of it then I think to myself this is still good. (It's a vicious cycle.)

Also, I am really going to try to tackle some projects.  I need to paint, I want to get a new floor, but I want to do it on a budget.  Not going to be easy, but anything is possible.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!

Happy New Year!!