April 2016

Bedroom Makeover; Phase 2

Hi ya’ll! It feels so good to take a few minutes out of my never-ending schedule, to type out a greeting and update.

The count down is on for the Missy’s big reveal. I can hardly believe it. May 10th marks the big day- leaving us with approximately 256 hours to have it all come together.  The hubs is over at his shop creating the corner shelf as we speak and I wanted to give an update- here you go,

Since my first post on her bedroom makeover {Bedroom Makeover {Phase 1} } I shared my ideas on the interior decorating side of things and the room how it was- gutted. The next step was the sheet rock,


Messy, I know. Forgive my lack of photography skills, there is only so much you can do with your smartphone camera. Next was the taping, mudding and sanding, and again, mudding and sanding- you get the idea. After that was done, we were ready for paint.

The paint color we chose is called ‘Kernel’ and looks cheery and uplifting, it is not an overly bright yellow, which adds a lot of warmth to the room-


The window (although it may be hard to tell, as it is not a close up) is 48in wide by 24in in height, the sunlight just pours into the room now. The previous window was something like 18in wide by 12 in in height.

With the rushed deadline we decided to go with laminate flooring from Home Depot called ‘Ash Oak’. It is gorgeous and goes nicely with the warm walls and “western feel” we are striving for- our little cowgirl at heart.


That about sums it up for what I have at the moment, this upcoming week will be filled with painting doors, trims and casing, along with installing the custom shelf.

Cheers to your Saturday- the sun is surely shining!







Many times in my life I have grumbled, too many to count in fact. Not about anything overly important either, just my human nature wanting my own way. Why is it so hard to be forever grateful all of the time. Not just most times, but all of the time.

They say those that go against the grain (or outside-the-box thinkers) are the ones who make a difference. World leaders, major changes and breakthroughs. I understand why… It is hard. If it wasn’t everyone would be doing it. Narrow is the path, I am reminded again. There is only one way to acquire lasting strength to make permanent and fulfilling changes- delving into the Word of God. He speaks intimately to us through His living Word. I am refreshed again and again by just sitting and listening. Flipping through my coffee stained bible until something catches my eye and hearing what God has to say to me that day. It is no coincidence that the more time and energy I pour into my relationship with our Savior the easier the choice of being grateful is to make. Our time spent with God is like a tree’s roots. The roots are hidden, they go deep and are the anchor, holding the tree fast through storms, wind and hail. The more time spent hidden away in the Word of God will bring about strengthened attitudes and minds when we go out and are thrown into storms of everyday life. We will persevere and be filled.

Psalm 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

What a beautiful psalm. And to think we are able to freely worship, praise and study our God! How grateful I am for the freedom we have today.

What are you grateful for this very day?


Blessings to you and your loved ones,