I feel like I have not had one second lately to do the things I love. Sometimes I get kind of angry how every month in the winter is supposed to be SLOW, but it never is. I feel like winter broke a promise to me. YOU TOLD ME we would would spend hours being lazy together…
The other day after I dropped Elle (Oops, I mean Elin, she is supposed to be Elin at school now) off at school, then me and the two littler ones ran into one of my favorite Mennonite thrift stores. You know why I love the Menno ones? Because they sell fabric.
I bought this green striped fabric for .50. I am sorry, but THAT is a rush right there. It kinda got me in a short creative mood that day so I snapped a few pictures. I lost my Art room to Sterling’s room. I am so fine with that. I now sew in the guest room. It is probably my favorite room in the house. I love the paint I picked for this room, the room is usually clean because no one sleeps in it, and the room is big- and those are the three reasons why I love it.
I laughed all the way to the bank on this one. I found these pillowcases on clearance at target that I wanted for our bed, but they were those long King-sized ones. So I brought them home and trimmed them off. There was pretty much fabric left. I ended up making this FREE skirt for the girls out of the waste fabric. Score-sies.
Working on spring clothes for the girls. Shannon was talking lately about how cool JCPenneys is. I agree! I just bought a few blouses for the girls there that are lovely- a few are pictured here.
Sterling is 3 months now. We.love.him.so. He hangs out on the bed when I am working.
I LOVE dreamy paper. I found a large vintage roll of beautiful, quality paper at the thrift the other day. Personally? I thought it looked delicious in this delicate, green frame I had.
Had to you know, blow off some dust and freshen up a few things while I was in there.
If you have an old clock that does not work- taking it apart and framing something in it is fun. Paper or a photo of any kind.
That is the face I kiss a million times a day.
A fun pillow I slapped together out of a faded dishtowel. I like it’s laid back vibe. Faded dish towel, meet thrift store insert. Live happily together forever.
Another shot of the guest room.
I picked up this skillet from a THRIFT STORE (Where else? I am sick of typing the word ‘thrift’- it’s kinda hard to type!) for under $20 bucks. I love it so much I want to marry it. Making things in this pan, changes E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. I have a gas stove, so that plus this = almost camping. 🙂
OKAY. Well, I have about 1 million more things I would love to say. Soul & heart type conversations. Sometimes I just LONG to write and write and write, but I never can. I love the stage I am in right now with my little family, and feel I have probably never been happier. But I do so want to spend time being here more- writing about things that matter– not the latest little do-dad that I sewed or whatever. My soul just craves it sometimes. And right now there is so much on my mind, I might have ponderings overload. (Mission conference + 7 by Jen Hatmaker: chapters Waste and Spending + great conversations with women/my husband I look up to + WCRF + media fast)
If you are in the mood for a good read, check this out. We heard Mike Yankoski speak the other night. WAS NOT DONE LISTENING when he finished speaking!
Also, this song was a favorite at the mission conference: Beautiful & convicting.
Well, I need to lickety-split. For now, that’s all I have time for. It is literally bedtime on the dot right now.
So what are you pondering these days?