Thursday, February 14, 2013

Not Pinterest Ready, But Good Enough!

Aubrey and I spent time this morning creating a decoration for Valentine's Day.

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I am teaching my kids with my actions.

You see, I almost never do things like create heart garland for Valentines Day. 
I see the beautiful projects so many bloggers whip together and I know mine won't compare.
So I do nothing.

Today, I chose to stop worrying about perfection and start thinking about adding my own touch to my family's lives. 
My offering might not be quite as beautiful as some others, but it will add a little fun to our Valentine's Day dinner.

Not Pinterest ready, but good enough!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Version of 40 Bags In 40 Days

Have you ever done a 40 bags in 40 days?

I have decided to do something a bit different. We had our house for sale this past summer and we got rid of a lot of stuff. I don't think we could find 40 bags of stuff to get rid of...Maybe I will be surprised??

I am going to give 40 areas of my home a good cleaning/decluttering over the next 40 days.

Things like nightstands, bookshelves, end tables, cupboards, etc...So many parts of my home need some extra attention. 

I made a list of the 40 areas I will work on. (this is page one)

I want to make this a period of quieting my heart and restoring order, both to my house and my heart.

I started today on our junk drawer.

Before= Embarrassing!

So much better!

This drawer has been driving me crazy for months and it probably took me 20 minutes to clean it. Silly!

Do you let little projects build up or just take care of them when they bug you? I wish I was like that...Maybe one day!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Five Songs I Love Right Now

1. Speak O Lord- Kristyn Getty
We sing this at our church and I just love it. One line in the hymn says, "Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us."
I am trying to discern what God's plan for the next phase of my life will be and this reminds me that His plans are great!

2. Catch My Breath- Kelly Clarkson
I am trying to run and it is not working! I have worked up to five minutes but it is pure torture. This song is one that I listen to while running. It motivates me. (slightly) 
If you are a runner, does it ever get easier? Please say yes!!

3. Lead Me To the Cross-Hillsong
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last week and just had surgery on Friday. This song reminds me of where my focus needs to be. Not on the fear, not on the journey ahead, but on THE CROSS. 


4. I Will Wait- Mumford and Sons
This song makes me want to simultaneously dance a jig and ugly cry. It reminds me of the way I feel about my teenage son. 
I will wait for him to remember how much I love him.
I will wait for him to embrace his precious place in our family.
I will wait to see the amazing plans God has for his life be fulfilled.
He is so worth waiting for.

5. I Need You More- Jesus Culture
This is the cry of my heart. I need you, Lord!! More than words can say...

What songs are you listening to right now? 

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