Tuesday, June 14, 2011

If they can do it then why can't I....Paint

I am setting July as our paint project month.  My husband and I went to go look at paints at Lowe's on Saturday and returned with questions like 'do we know what we want', 'do we know what we are doing', and 'can we find an interior designer'.  Even though there was a bit of trepidation in can we do this I am not giving up in my desire to this on our own.  If they can do it then why can't I?

We returned with one sample and will test the paint in a few areas around our house along with some other colors once we go back.  In my quest for inspiration and tips I was directed to where she has such a good post on Keeping Things Cohesive With Paint.  Something in the way she has mapped out where in the house she painted has really helped me in narrowing down what I want the end paint project to look like.  I am ready to venture to Lowe's again for two or three paint samples in creating a color palette for our house.  I can see this now in my head how, with the color we choose, the house will look like.

These are diagram that really brought cohesive ideas in my not so artistic brain:

My engines are getting reved up for this project...well at least the part of finding the color that will emphasize the welcome we want every person to feel when they are in our home.  Taking one bite at a time as I know the actual laboring part will be that labor.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

If they can do it then why can't I?

I am looking at embarking the journey of painting (and if successful some other do it ourselves projects) our home with my husband.  The painting that has taken place in our house since we moved in was contracted.  However I am feeling like I, like we should do it if all these other people do...why not?

  • Maybe why not because in certain projects I do not have the patience.
  • Maybe why not because the edges are intimidating....I am perfectionist so if I think it is not going to be straight then get a professional
  • Maybe why not because patience......

Okay so in trying to make this list of 'why not' I am seeing that there really is no reason we cant do it!  There are so many blogs on people who redesign their home or show how to that I can grab inspiration from.  I invite you to join the journey of "If they can do it then why can't I"?   I will post our true honest pictures regardless if they look good or goes to building my home even if I am not creative, artistic, crafty or handy!

On this note we are headed to search for paint....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday on Thursday!

For the past years my husband and I have not had the kind of summer we are having as either we worked at Discovery Camp or we did not have school age kids.  With this being our "first Summer" since Alex graduated to First grade we are having loads of water fun!  They seem to want to play with water everyday.....

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kneading of life

You the know the prayer we have "Lord here I am, I give you my life"? It seems to a prayer that I have from season to season.  Those words were rolling around in my heart for months that I would just trust God that I knew what He called me to do. Too many details to go into but I do say that God has been stretching me and showing me areas in my heart for improvement through His love. We are in this kneading of life that only God can do. In short I am home with the kids seeing the days before me filled with change.  

In change we have two options, one to be scared and resist and the other to embrace it with hope.  By embracing the new change I am declaring good days as God is in me, God is my husband and God is my family.  With God there is only good for He came to give life, breath of life that fills the lungs of every area that we encompass.  

I am looking forward to seeing the following posts that will come as now I am stay at home mom turned working mom to stay at home mom perspective is not the same!

Let the Hope in this change begin.....