Monday, November 23, 2015

Living Room - Before & After!

We are far from finished with this room, but we're making some progress! The before shot was a photo of the room when we bought the house. So the furniture is not ours. I believe it was the real estate agent's attempt at staging. 

Since we moved in we have replaced all the flooring. We still want to paint the walls and install the baseboard trim, however my husband doesn't think we'll be able to get that done until January.  

So for now, every wall in the house will have to remain beige. It's not horrible, but it's not what we want. 

So on to the progress pictures...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Stairs - Before and After

I normally like stairs in a house. I like that you can go upstairs and feel like you're in whole other part of the house. I like pretty balusters strung with garland at Christmas and landings with 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Too Much Stuff

Of all the problems Americans have, I think having too much stuff is sort of a happy little problem. Because the solution is a lot easier than if the problem were in reverse.  

Just look at the abundance of attention this issue gets —  tv shows, websites, books and seminars all devoted to address the predicament of dealing with paring down and simplifying. It's even become an actual career for some people. I'm sure we've all heard of professional organizers by now (which kind of would be a fun job, I think!).

I'm thankful God has blessed America the way he has and I'm thankful for his provision. I will take having such a "problem" compared to lacking, which is most of the world is dealing with.

Before we moved into this house, we had a homeless gap of 23 days that meant we had to put all of our belongings into a storage unit. Putting an entire home into a storage unit was an overwhelming thought and made me really look at every single one of our belongings with

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Why I Never Use Profanity

My heart is grieved by the abundance of profanity by professing Christians. I can only imagine what kind of grief it causes God.  But one day we will each have to stand before the Lord and give an account for every idle word spoken.

Every Idle Word.

This is a little mind blowing, but it is right there in scripture. Let's look at

Friday, November 13, 2015

Why It's Important to Bundle Up in the Cold

Have you ever heard the old saying, "You'll catch your death of cold"?  If you watch old movies from the 30s, 40s and 50s, (and you should be) you'll notice that phrase was pretty common in those days. Why did they seem to think that going out in the cold was so serious?

There is a actually a scientific reason why

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cold Season

November has been beautiful in our area with blue skies and beautiful leaves everywhere. Our new house is coming along and we're getting it a little bit more organized.

We've been doing well fighting off the various coughs and colds that are going around.