Saturday, October 18, 2014

Chandelier is Up!

Yesterday was spent playing musical fixtures.
This room used to be our living room, now our dining room.
This is where the ceiling fan used to be. 
The ceiling fan in my son's room was on its last leg.
Because the ceiling fan in this room was large it needed to go in what is now our 
living room. 
The living room fan went to my son's room. 
Needless to say my husband spent the day swapping out fixtures in three rooms.
He is awesome, and I love my new light fixture.

One of the things I love most was the total cost of the light.
Fixture was $2.00!
Can of oil rubbed bronze spray paint $5.00.

Total cost $7.00!

If I had purchased a fixture like this new it would have been close to $200.00.
Love my new light and love the cost.!

Lots more work to do on this room. 
Sorry about the poor phone picture, 
So excited when a plan comes together!

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hindrances to Creativity

My full intent was to blog for 30 days straight without interruption, but 
I have made major progress in an area that I haven't been able to in quite some time. 
I have been working on what I believe to be a major obstacle for me
and many others when it comes to the area of creativity. 

Things have been out of order here in a major way for quite some time.
Life happened, and then I seemed to lose the focus that enabled me to 
keep my home orderly, and therefore freeing me up to be creative.

You see when I feel like I need to be straightening, clearing clutter, taking care of the daily stuff,
I choose to believe that I don't have time to be creative.
I seemed to have just been in a fog, unable to concentrate well enough to simply get daily things done.
 I have had a way of letting life circumstances get to me that way.

At the beginning of the month I purposed not to let the first and most important thing take the back burner.I needed to make sure I am taking time to be in the Word daily. 
Simply put, I am asking God to help me get my focus right. 
For the first time in a very long time I am actually making progress. 

I have been working room by room, cleaning cabinets, drawers,
and actually choosing to let go of some stuff that I do not need, I haven't used in a very long time,
or I just have too much!
If I get really honest there can be so much that is just excess!

Far too often, this is what things have looked like. 
Notice the open door. Well our dog knows how to open it, if he could only close it behind himself.

I am liking this so much better!
And this makes me want to be creative, not all the clutter that distracts me. 

Lastly, here is Chloe enjoying her new pillow cover that I put together today. 
The pillow is just canvas duck material. I have tried to make the dog beds look pretty,
but they just get dirty, and I am needing something easy to wash and durable. 

Have a wonderful afternoon.