the living room makeover. the library.

If you missed Part I and Part II of this living room makeover, CLICK HERE and HERE to see those photos. This weekend, we're installing baseboard in the game room, and hopefully we'll reload all the furniture in that room and finish laying the new flooring in the kitchen. But this is what we did … Continue reading the living room makeover. the library.

ordering my environment.

I wrote a few weeks ago that when my head is a mess, I am compelled to order my environment. In practical application, this means three things: cleaning. purging. painting. and I guess decorating. If you count framing stuff I've been meaning to frame for...ever. and putting new flooring in downstairs. and getting rid of … Continue reading ordering my environment.

reading. thinking. cleaning. painting. purging.

When my head is a mess, I am compelled to order my environment. My husband is scared right now. happy. but scared. Happy because of all the stuff I'm getting rid of. And I'm getting rid of a LOT of stuff. a LOT of stuff. Scared because of the honey-do list that goes along with … Continue reading reading. thinking. cleaning. painting. purging.

I knocked over a domino: the game room makeover.

All I wanted to do was donate a piece of furniture to our church's annual rummage sale, the WHALE of a Sale. Here's my facebook version of the last few days: If you empty an entertainment center to donate it to the FUMCO Whale of a Sale, you'll be able to see the wall behind … Continue reading I knocked over a domino: the game room makeover.

48.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV) another year, over. No do-overs. No take-backs. Only lessons to be learned and new choices to be made. Lord, … Continue reading 48.

the hard is what makes it great.

“If it was easy, everyone would do it” is one of my mantras. I say it to my kids when they struggle with ANYthing and I see discouragement or frustration start to set in. I say it to my husband, friends, clients and sometimes, even strangers. I say it to myself. A lot. When I'm … Continue reading the hard is what makes it great.

Ab workout AND entertainment.

10:33pm. Shoulder Devil: "It's late. You did the HIIT training. Skip the rest." Shoulder Angel: "There's still an hour and a half left in the day. Don't listen to him. If it wasn't for me, your body fat percentage would still be 51%" Shoulder Devil:: "hhhhhh. okay, fine. then just do the plank. Skip the … Continue reading Ab workout AND entertainment.

everything matters.

When we intentionally strive to view life through God’s eyes, everything we see looks different. Every situation is infused with the possibility of greater meaning. Every interaction is saturated with the potential for life changing pivot points. Choices we previously made without a second thought take on greater significance. We realize that everything is bigger … Continue reading everything matters.

do the right thing because it’s the right thing.

Last night I was repeating: "God loves my kids more than I do. God loves my kids more than I do. God loves my kids more than I do." FavoriteSon went out. On a Friday night. First time driving in heavy traffic IN THE DARK. "God loves my kids more than I do. God loves … Continue reading do the right thing because it’s the right thing.