Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Just popping in to wish you a Happy Memorial Day.  I hope your day brings good food, time with family, and lots of fun.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Giving Thanks

If you've seen my sidebar than you know that I'm reading the book "One Thousand Gifts."  It is taking me forever, but I am glad about that.  There is so much to gleen from the pages of that book.

It has been stirring me up inside and in my way of thinking.  I love it.  I have this friend to thank.

Anyway, I just wanted to express what I'm thankful for right now.  Right this moment.

*Fresh air.
*Clothes hanging on the line.
*Getting home in time to get the clothes off the line when the rain came.
*Sadie (my dog and probably the most loyal companion in my life.)
*5th grade projects (getting done)
*A night out
*Watching my neices play soccer
*My front porch
*Nighttime Walks
*Windshield wipers that work
*This house...I mean, our HOME.
*Hot running water
*Joy in trials
*Being loved
*Having someone to love
*Fresh sheets
*My bed
*Reading blogs and feeling so overwhelmed by the message they bring.
*Christian fiction
*New sneakers
*My cell phone.  So I can talk to my husband who is out of town...again.
*Mom, helping with my boys

Okay, so I could go on and on.  I have been following the Nester.  She is currently in Tanzania with Compassion.  Her recent posts have me realizing just how blessed, how much God has given me.  I'm overflowing with goodness and just had to share some of it.

Before I end this post I want to share this new awesome song.  You can't help but feel gratitude.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our new (used) coffee table

I have been on the search for a new coffee table for our living room.  I recently found this baby at a local thrift store.

I'm sorry to say that I had already begun to sand it, so I don't have the original "before" picture.  : [  It had what some would call "good bones."  It's solid wood and the size was perfect.  I also loved the style.  When I brought it home my husband was less than impressed.  Usually he can see potential.  I don't know what he didn't see.  Anyhoo, I spent a lot of time sanding, sanding and sanding some more.  What you can't see in the picture is the finish.  It was a thick thick stain of a reddish color all over.  Not quite what I wanted.

I had all of the supplies I needed on hand.  Wasn't a real complicated job.  Just time consuming.  Waiting between coats of paint and stain.  Spent more time waiting than doing the work.  : ]

So, here is the finished product.

I am pleased.  We finally have a real "grown-up" coffee table.

So when are you coming over for some coffee to put on my coffee table?

Linking up with Traci at Beneath My Heart for her April "linky" party and with Richella at Imparting Grace for her Grace at home series.