Monday, April 24, 2017

Dining Room Project

The past few summers, I've had a home project or two to accomplish and this year is no different! We are nearing the end of our school year and our dining room table is showing a lot of wear so I've made a list of things I hope to accomplish in this room.

For today, I'm sharing my list of what I'd like to do and my before photos!

* take flags down
* take bird counting cards down and relocate to girls room
* relocate mailboxes
* relocate chalkboard
* replace curtains?
* paint wall behind chalkboard
* take shelf and knick knacks down
* paint table legs and chairs black
* refinish and stain table top
* chair cushions?
* seal table and chairs with polyurethane top coat
* hang decor on newly painted wall

I've already marked a few things off my list and will have fun showing you the progress as it moves along!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nature Beauty

Frequently I just have this craving to get out in the woods. This little picnic area is just a short walk from my house and while not in the "woods" it is pretty and quiet and surrounded with trees!

When I am overly tired and weary from the pace of life, time in nature is so restorative and calming. Recently I was reading in Psalm and came across these verses:

Psalm 96:11-13, "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth."

I've read these verses before, but this time it struck me that perhaps one of the reasons that it is so refreshing to be out in nature is that God's creation is always praising Him! When I am outside, I am in the midst of a worship session always - nature can't choose not to praise, it just does praise and worship by its existence and by proclaiming with its existence that God is good.

My Pinterest board on Forest beauty!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I just love setting a pretty table and crafting some beauty to bless my family and guests! For Easter Sunday, I shopped the house and used the art work from the She Reads Truth Lent book. Typically I just do very soft blues and white for Easter but had fun with the Springy colors this year!

The eggs were from our friends chickens and the greenery was from our front yard. I bought baby's breath and tulips at the grocery store but everything else I had on hand! I had gotten the fabric for the cloth napkins a couple of months ago because I liked it although I did not have a project in mind at the time.