Friday, June 1, 2012

Redmodeling home & spirit

I have come to realize that the reason the Lord put writing this blog on my heart, was not so that you could get glimpse of my day to day, week to week or even month to month happenings of my quirkey little family.  But so that when things happen that I want to share with my friends, I have a place that I can do it.  No stress, no feeling guilty that I am blogging every two - three months instead of every week, just a serene place where I can share my thoughts, feelings, or rare moments of craftiness (see previous post).

Having said that - How are you?  My three followers, who are so dear to me, I will text all of you to let you know that I have posted something - since I'm sure you got tired of checking and seeing that nothing new has been here for quite a awhile. :)

I do have something important to share - I have been growing so much lately, and not just my waistline (haha, although I have been growing there too) but spiritually mostly.  I feel like I am in a place right now where the Lord is saying - "I'm ready for you to be ready to do my bidding"  I feel as though I am finally coming into my own self. 

I have been working on a home remodeling project (redoing flooring) for the last several weeks and frankly - I'm tired and want it done.  However, I have to say that I have learned so much during these few weeks.  I have learned that I am a capable woman, I can measure, use a chop saw and overall figure stuff out!  I can move 123 boxes of flooring and not keel over.  I can rip out carpeting and baseboards and not wait for someone else to do it for me.  I realized that I can have a vision and that with patience and strength - the Lord will help that vision come into reality. Yes I have had days of frustration and soreness but the end is near and it will be well worth it.  I had my dad and good friend helping me along the way and of course the family has pitched in as well. 

But the most remarkable realization occurred this morning.  I was having my quiet time with the Lord and I had a thought - remodeling this house is exctly like remodeling ourselves.  You have to make up your mind to do, you have to get rid of the old dingy stuff and then - with help, you have to believe that you can do it and that even though there will be days of frustrations and hurting, and it may take awhile - it will be worth it in the end.


There was a time in my life in which I was really crafty!  I don't know where that little bit of me went.  But a couple of weeks ago, I agonizing over the fact that one of my favorite necklaces was tangled up with one of my favorite dangle earrings when I got this idea.  I remembered that I had an old picture frame carousel sort of thing - that I'm not real sure how it got into my house, and I have a lot of pieces of "screen", you know, for windows and screen doors and such.  So I made this:

I started with taking the frames off the carousel

Adding pieces of Screening to each - I used a hot glue gun, which wasn't perfect but was all I had

And Yeah!!! This is what I ended up with

Now all my earrings are neatly kept and arranged, so I don't have to scrounge around for the matching set anymore - I hung all my necklaces and bracelets from an old banana hanger doohickey thingy.  I love being organized!

If you want to see more of my crafty ideas - well don't hold your breath, I have no idea when craftiness will hit me again :(