Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In Your Home

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 
Psalm 22:3 KJV

But You are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered]. 
Psalm 22:3 AMP

"If you want Him {Jesus} in your home, then you must praise Him in your home." -Sis. Bobbye Wendell

Thinking on these things,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Big "Oops!"

You'll never believe what I just did. 

Okay, maybe you will.

To start at the beginning...

I decided when  I got up this morning to gray-wash the mirror in our dining room. Gray-wash... like white-wash but with gray paint.

It was a light gold color and to me seemed too "matchy-matchy" with the frames on the console table.

I taped off the inside of the mirror and mixed equals parts paint and water. {the paint I had left over from painting the upstairs bath}

I like the results. Extremely subtle. Not a big change... just no longer matchy-matchy. A little rustic.

Very subtle.

... and this cute little helper saw me snapping pictures and felt she should be in one.

Then the crazy happened. I just couldn't stop with the gray-wash. 

I ran to the living room and threw a tablecloth under our coffee table.

And officially ruined our coffee table.

It looks like we let Hadley paint it.

And there it is. 

So I think now we are going to turn it into a covered ottoman.  
Here's what were thinking:  Dear Lille Ottoman

Out of control today,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Dinner

Tonight at Life Group, its Soup & Bread Bowl night. 

Despite the fact it is currently 80° outside.

So I've made White Chili

What are yous eatin' tonight???

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Our Favorite Turkey Meatballs

These are the best meatballs. Ever.

Not that we're really meatball connoisseurs per say... but these are without a doubt our favorite.

So flavorful and yummy. We eat them plain; we eat them with marinara sauce and spaghetti; we eat them as cupcakes with mashed potato 'frosting'; we eat them here, there, and anywhere.  Last night we had them with potato salad and roasted summer squash.

Oh, and there are no leftovers.

And why I love them most???

They are low points. :):

Servings: 12   Points+: 2 per serving

Happy mid-week!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Less screens; More Pages

Today the air outside is crisp and this morning faintly smelled like rain. Perfect weather for hot tea and good book. 

Whenever  September rolls around I challenge myself to read more.

Less screens; more pages. 

And usually those pages are novels. Not the leadership, marriage, or parenting books I most often read. And I don't feel guilty over this self-indulgence {not reading something that will help me grow in wisdom and knowledge} because reading in itself is brain exercise

And these days... my brain is gettin' a work-out!

My all-time favorite book series are:

by Francine Rivers

by Lynn Morris

What I've recently read:

by Sarah Sundin

And later this evening you can find me with my nose in this book...

The Shape of Mercy
by Susan Meissner

Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials.

What are you reading???

Friday, September 7, 2012

O Taste and See : Tutorial

"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is that man that trusteth in Him." -Psalm 34:8

I love this verse. Particularly the reference to tasting
I like the idea of tasting His goodness. Sampling His sweet kindness. Savoring His love.
I love this verse.

And I've had the idea brewing for some time that this verse would find its place in my kitchen. 

This was really a matter of "Use what you already have."
I had this home decor plaque {or whatever you'd call it}

One coat of black latex paint and we're rippin' and roarin'.

I found a pear silhouette simply by 'bing-ing' "pear silhouette", printed, cut, and used to stencil. I used Americana Hauser Light Green.

Now came the longest portion of this project. First, picking the fonts I wanted. Second, using a Xacto knife to carefully cut out each letter to create a stencil. I can now tell you in all honesty it was absolutely not worth the money I saved taking the time to do this myself. Next time I will just order the vinyl! 

After laying out my stencil I painted over the letters using Americana's Bleached Sand. Its a nice, warm creamy color.

This is now one of the first things you see {read} when you enter the kitchen. 

I think this one little piece makes our house feel more like home. :)

Blessed and content,


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