Friday, April 19, 2013

be still by heart

at times I wish I could just freeze time. It feels like it is going in super speed and I fear I am going to miss something in Zachary's childhood.

like how he butterfly kisses or grasps my hand, or says "Scooby, Scooby where are youuuuuuuu?" or "me come please" or snuggles up in bed with me every night. I feel like when he was a baby all I wanted was for him to learn to crawl, say "mama", sit up, walk, hold his bottle and now that he is in full toddlerhood all I want is for him to stay little!

My heart is completely filled with love for him and when I look at him I just fall in love all over again! I would give up anything to make Zachary's life better or keep him safe and I never knew that kind of selflessness before him.. I love how God gives us children so we can see how he loves us.

the first time I held my little baby

 be still my heart. embraces the love. enjoy each stage of life.

Friday, April 12, 2013

art wall

Art doesn't have to be perfect, in the lines, or even a picture.

It can be a sweet note, scribbles on lined paper, or a weekend project that the kiddos put their heart and soul into! I noticed my fridge was getting a little cluttered so I searched Pinterest high and low looking for inspiration for how to display my art and where.

These are some of the inspirations I came across!
Kids Art Wall

I decided I wanted it to be fun, bright, and changeable. So, I trekked to the basement and dug out all those old frames{you know the ones with cracked glass you save because you never know, or the ones with dust growing on them} and found all my paint and got busy painting! I also painted some clothes pins for super easy changeability! I hung all the art with 3-M {best thing EVER!}for 2 reasons I didn't have to put holes in the walls and if I have to change the arrangement when bigger art work comes in it would be easy as pie mmmm pie.

 When I was hanging it I noticed it needed a little something, something so then I started looking around on Etsy for some corky (and cheap) decor, hence the owl and butterflies! By adding old art the was in the basements' "maybe someday I'll reuse this" pile it gave it more of an eclectic look and reduced the pile! Creating tissue paper flowers was something Caleb and I did one snowy afternoon and it was the perfect touch to the wall! (gotta add some girl every now and then!)
I also added a few "S" letters:) The blue one we painted and the red chevron I got from here.
So, there you have it! My favorite wall in the ENTIRE house!!! I simply love our wall! I smile every time I walk by it! YAY for happy vibes!!!

linked up at House of Rose

Thursday, April 11, 2013

things I love thursday

With spring here {finally} the trees, flowers and grass are in full bloom and I just love it! { half the pictures on my camera are of baby grass and trees (:} Spring brings a sense of freshness, new life, and freedom. God is so amazing, he seems to bring newness just when we need it! I love how all the leaves fall off in the fall and new fresh ones come back in the spring. It reminds me of my own life.  I sin more often than I wish and repent {the sins 'fall off'} and newness, happiness, brightness 'grows' back!

I am adoring my collection of farmer market produce. SO much better for me and tasting then the supermarket and CHEAPER! hallelujah! Slashing the budget and enjoying it!
 look at that pretty grass! So adorbs!!

Listening to my little man sing "Scooby, Scooby doo where are youuu?" --serious cuteness right there!

Oh, and on a more serious note, a new instagram/blog friend Abigal Cappel  lost her grandma a couple days ago. Please, pray for her and feel free to visit her blog and give her some love. Lost can be so hard but, knowing there are people supporting and praying for you can help.
Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Mommyhood is HARD!

Ever  have a day where you feel like you picked on your kid?

I did today:/ Gabe and I seemed to butt heads ALL day! And, at times (now that I have had a break from him) I was too critical! I wish there was a "do over" button! Being a mommy can be SO hard at times! Good thing tomorrow is new and I can "do over" :)

It is amazing what a little time out can do...really calm the nerves and put things into perspective! Maybe tomorrow I can take a "time out" instead of over reacting! One day, one step at a time!

I have always said he may not be blood, but he is love. And, since I have raised him since he was 1 year and 9 months I feel as though I was there/here in his prime learning times. I want him to have a heart of God, be responsible, control his anger and judgment, be humble and love as Christ does. And, me over reacting, yelling, bickering, and being a blah mom isn't showing him Micah 6:8 "To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Friday, April 5, 2013

Trashed to Treasured spaces

As I walk around my house I see SOOOOO many places that are just neglected from organization and beauty...I have a vision but I have just been putting it off for 2 years for ever for a little while and it is time I kick this booty into high gear and love the neglected corners!

Join me each week as I blog about how I transformed cluttered and not so beautiful spaces all around my home into clean, organized, and easy to maintain lovely corners!

Here is my first task:

No, a tornado did not just come through our house, it is  my closet. My closet is the catch all of clutter! Momma, needs a clean slate!!!!

Check back next Friday for my Trashed to Treasured Spaces continued!