Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I am just sitting here, as happy as a lark. A dark storm is rolling in, my grass is freshly mowed, my flowers are watered (which was not needed due to the impending storm), my laundry is put away. Ahhh...sure I have 50 pieces of clothing to iron, a sandy and grass scattered floor and a dishwasher to unload but hey, a girl can only do so much.
I love a freshly mowed lawn. I cannot tell you how much. Weird for a girl, I know. I inherited my love of lawn maintenance from my Daddy, who spends hours on his cool daddy mower, taking care of their 3 acres. I mowed with that thing this weekend and let me tell you, if Bobby would buy me one of those, I would start a lawn service in a HEARTBEAT. Oh yes I would. Who cares about the countless hours I worked to pay for grad school, there is something SO soothing to me to watch a task quickly become accomplished by riding a SWEET machine. I would hire workers to weed eat and clean up. Cause I hate that. Really. Anyway, I would post a picture of our lawn but I am still a tad afraid of crazy internet stalkers so you will just have to use your imagination.
I am also FINALLY going to bite the bullet and fix my kitchen wall catastrophe. Our paint color, which we love, was painted by our builder in a flat. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE heed my advice and NEVER paint a kitchen a flat color. It is impossible to wipe down without staining. Our walls look hideous after only 2 years in our home so I finally decided on a color and a few changes. Red is my favorite accent color and I have splashes of it throughout my house. My walls are a deep neutral so it works well I think. But my walls and ceilings are the same color all throughout the house with the exception of AK's room and the guest bath which we painted. But lately, I have been digging some blue. I so love blue and chocolate and creams and whites together. SO coastal and cottage-y. So imagine my glee when I happened upon a great blog with decorating ideas and she had summer-ized her decor by moving things around and she had added blue pillows to her red toile couch. And it was CUTE! So my throw pillows are a watercolor toile that I love....reds, blues with a neutral background. So I am replacing my balloon shade over my sink with more of that fabric, painting my walls a delicious green/blue color called Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams that is, consequently, the color of our guest bath so it has been introduced into my color palette already! I am going to have a couple of throw pillows made in a coordinating blue fabric and be done! I am really excited about adding a little color. Anyway, probably way more than you care to know.
Finally, on a more serious note, my sweet girl has been talking more and more of Jesus. I pray over her every night and pray that she would recognize Him as her Savior at a young age. I did not update but for those of you that did not follow Lacey's carepage, she passed away last week. On the same day my sweet Granny had a heart attack in the hospital. And I was driving that day with SUCH a heavy heart and my sweet child began to sing..."My God is so BIG so STRONG and so MIGHTY, there's nothing my God cannot do!" It was so precious to hear words of praise from her little mouth. And you know, I believe the sweet Holy Spirit reached into her little brain and called upon that song to remind me that He is big indeed.


Sarah said...

I'm such a fan of red and blue; I can't wait to see pics of your new kitchen color and pillows.
We'll have to fix our bathroom walls soon too b/c we used flat paint. Lesson learned. Not a good choice for rooms where there's a lot of moisture or cleaning involved!

I'm Sadie said...

Your kitchen sounds like it will be beautiful! Our bathroom is our next room to decorate and I can't wait! Can't wait to see pics!

I know I love hearing Ruthie talk about Jesus, so I know you adore AK talking about Him too! It amazes me at how much they already know. Sweet, sweet moments!

Katie O said...

I'm likin' the new layout over here too! Where did you find these?