Thursday, March 17, 2011

Love for Etsy

I remembered to wear green while listening to the radio on my way to work. Whoops!

If only I had the vintage bow ties below - I'd pin one on me and share the rest with all of you.

Instead, I'll spend my morning avoiding the pinch.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Craigslist Chairs

Saturday morning we are headed to Memphis for BBQ and good music.

We'll pass through Jasper, where I'd love to beverly hillbilly a few of these porch chairs into the back of our pickup.

Twenty bucks each, patience and effort would transform them beautifully, like this redo seen on Design Sponge.

Have I mentioned my craigslist addiction?  It is out of control, people. Not so much the purchasing as the looking, looking and more looking.  Today I'm making a ten dollar purchase that I'll be sure to share with you soon! 

Have any good recs for Memphis?  I'd love to hear! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Art of Brick Laying

Through an inspiring book and our newlywed small group, we stumbled upon the simple, yet revolutionary concept of brick laying.

I am so challenged by this! 

Life is not formed by great catastrophe or triumph, but by the small choices we make each day. How easy it is to overlook our daily actions and interactions with others!  

I am now in the painstaking process of forming daily bricks for the foundation of my life: attentiveness to my husband, quiet time with God, pursuing passions and interests and even menial tasks like straightening up our apartment before bed. These desires encompass many of my goals for the year, with one small difference.  I now know that they can not be accomplished overnight.  

Goals are realized only by a daily investment of laying bricks.  

What better visual inspiration for brick laying that the picture above? Through hard work and daily dedication, Caryn, created a lovely quilt for warmth, snuggling and cheery thoughts whenever needed.  

I would love to recreate this, however, my sewing skills are extremely limited. Instead, I'll start on an apron using the fabric I bought nearly 6 months ago. 

What bricks are you laying today?
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