Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My first DIY!

Before and After... well... ok there will be an after. *sigh* I'm not the brightest and I completely forgot to take a picture of my before lamp. Basically it was a wicker cylinder that was falling apart and kinda gross looking.

A lot like this... only uglier... and on an ugly metal base. :) Anyway, I picked up the beauty at my grandmother's house (ready to go out to the trash) along with some spray paint in a fancy named color I will call "white." Now of course things can't be too simple... so this few hour project has turned into half a week so far. It's not my fault though! The weather was a sunny 90 degrees when I got started... and now it's 40 something and raining! ugh! Anyway, after pictures to come, my loves!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sneak Peek:
Here's what's coming up!
30 days of Thankfulness!
My first attempt at reapolstry (with before pix I promise)
Before and after pictures of the bathroom, the back door and the fireplace
And much more love!!!

Have a great Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Me? A Sponsor?

Ok, I'm in tears. I'm at work and I'm in tears. I was just reading over at The Gypsy Mama (yes I know it's from September... I'm a newby blog addict!) and my heart is fluttering in my chest. I can't give monetarily. I am going through a difficult time "living like no one else so that later I can LIVE like no one else!" and GIVE like no one else. But for now I'm sticking to what I can. I tithe (don't judge but this is new to us... and what a blessing it has been). I've also been giving of my new found couponing skills (free toothpaste and dish soap to the lady who watches Braden... I was surprised how grateful she was). On top of that, I have been giving on my home. I am decluttering, and taking bag upon bag to the Benevolance Center up at church. But now, I'm on the phone with Compassion waiting to speak with a representative on how I can become a child correspondant. This is so exciting!