Monday, January 31, 2011

Pink Butterflies

We are all getting excited about moving to our new house later this month! So when we had a warm day this weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to tackle a few quick projects for the girl's rooms.

I got 3 of these little butterflies at the thrift store for $2.00. (The funny thing is I remember my mom having these butterflies in her kitchen when I was growing up, but hers were yellow :)

We spray painted them a lovely watermelon color.

We are all happy with the results and I think the pink will look great against the turquoise walls.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

We will Remember

We have sung this song several times in church. I love that it is a reminder to me to remember all the wonderful and glorious things that God has done and continues to do daily. God is so good and I want to continually remember and give praise to Him for His goodness to me!

We will remember, we will remember
We will remember the works of Your hands
We will stop and give you praise
For great is Thy faithfulness

You’re our creator, our life sustainer
Deliverer, our comfort, our joy
Throughout the ages You’ve been our shelter
Our peace in the midst of the storm

With signs and wonders You’ve shown Your power
With precious blood You showed us Your grace
You’ve been our helper, our liberator
The giver of life with no end

We will remember, we will remember
We will remember the works of Your hands
We will stop and give you praise
For great is Thy faithfulness

When we walk through life’s darkest valleys
We will look back at all You have done
And we will shout, our God is good
And He is the faithful One

We will remember, we will remember
We will remember the works of Your hands
We will stop and give you praise
For great is Thy faithfulness

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh the Choices!

This week we are picking paint colors for the house! I know several colors that I want already, but I need to decide between a few different colors for the main area of the house. I want to use a main color through most of the  downstairs and up to the second floor. You can see the main area upstairs from the front door so I want to use the same color in that area as well.

Lots of rooms and lots of exciting and a little nerve racking making sure it is the right color! In case you are wondering....yes, the kids are getting a say in their room.

I will show you what we pick as soon as it starts going up on the walls!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Goodness of God

We bought a vanity on clearance from our favorite home improvement store several months ago. I told you about it here. We had them hold it until we needed it. Unfortunately, there was a mix up and they sold it! Thankfully, they refunded us the $50 we paid for it.

We went back to our favorite store to look for another vanity for B's bathroom. We did not find any on clearance so we were going to just bite the bullet and pay the $169 for a new vanity plus sink. (The other one did not have a sink it was just the vanity.)

The guy who was helping us knew our story and hated what had happened. He offered 10% off this vanity. So that helped a little it was just not the $50 we had paid for the other one!

We went to the front of the store to wait for him to bring the vanity to us so we could pay and be on our merry way. When he got up there, he started smiling. He said you are not gonna believe this, but the only one we have left is the floor model. Scot said no problem will you discount it even more than the 10%? The guy said well it also has a small busted area on the back of the cabinet (which will be against the wall and no one will ever see). He said let me see what I can do for you since it is also "damaged". He talked with the store manager and they sold it to us for $50!!!!

The exact amount we had paid for the other vanity that did not even have a sink with it!

All we can say is GOD IS GOOD! What a blessing that was! We were not out any more money and really came out ahead because we did not have to pay for a sink! WOW...I still can not tell this story without tears streaming down my face. God's goodness is so overwhelming at times!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fun Picture

When I was taking pictures for our Christmas Cards I took this shot. I think it turned out pretty cool!