And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7
We are almost one week into our kitchen remodel, and I think we're on the upswing. Old cabinets are gone, most of the new ones are up, and just a little more to get that part of the project completed. Our new appliances have been delivered, with the refrigerator proving to be the most hair raising to get in through the door, and up the stairs to its destination. It's gonna be nice!
So here are some more pics. . .
Had to take off the railing to get the fridge upstairs. . .
Our new cabinets, awaiting set up.
New cabinets going up ! It's going to be so nice, loving it already :)
It's been a long time coming, but we're finally ripping out our old, dated kitchen, hurray! So that means a lot of dust and clutter for a few weeks around here, but it's going to be worth it. I suppose that there isn't a lot to say about a kitchen remodel, so I'll just post some pictures of our work in progress.
The cabinets are going. . .going. . .
You find out how much is stored in cabinets once you have to empty them. Our dining room table is making us look like we need to be featured on an episode of Hoarders ;)
Hello December! The year is quickly coming to a close, and I feel myself already behind as it relates to the holidays. Maybe it's because Thanksgiving came so late this year. Whatever the case, I'm eager to get in gear and start the holiday preparations.
As far as everything else goes, the month is looking busy. There's a few more weeks of school before we break until after the new year. And because we're crazy, we decided that this would be the perfect time to replace our old kitchen. I'll be posting pics and the progress as we go. The finished product will be great!
I have several books that I would like to get started for read alouds for the girls, so I suppose we better finish the current two that we're in the middle of.
I also feel that it's a good time for me to take Nancy Leigh DeMoss' 30 Day Challenge to encourage my husband, which includes refraining from saying anything negative to him for that time. I think it will be a very good thing, but yes, a challenge. I'll update on that as well.
And of course, to round out the month that features Christmas, there are holiday parties, dance recitals, baking, family visits, special craft projects, and shopping! It's enough to overwhelm me, but I'll take it one step at a time.
Most of all, I'm hoping to make this season count, not rush through it in a frenzied, and stressed out manner. I want to create some good memories, enjoy my family, and enjoy the Christmas season in general.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a lot to get to, so that's just what I'm off to do!
Already time to wrap up the month of November. I'll finish it up with a catch up on my list of thanks for the last 4 days.
Day 27 - I'm thankful for a warm house during such cold temperatures, when I know that so many don't have this luxury.
Day 28 - I'm thankful for a day set aside to remember all of our blessings, big and small.
Day 29 - I'm thankful for a day to recover and rest from a busy day of cooking and cleaning, and anticipate the coming holiday season.
Day 30 - I'm thankful for my family. They are forgiving, and long suffering. They are my biggest cheerleaders, and fun to be with. They know me better than anyone else, with my many faults and weaknesses, and still, they love me.
just wanted to make you all aware of a great sale that Lilla Rose is having for Black Friday. It goes from Friday, November 29, 2013 through Saturday, November 30, 2013. You'll find beautiful hair clips for up to 50 percent off! These are great stocking stuffers, and I'm on my over to the site to see which ones I'm getting for my little fashionistas.
Bonus: Free shipping on all orders over $50.00! Happy Shopping!
Some women have a gift for beauty. They just seem to have a natural flair for always looking put together. They know how to style their hair beautifully, dress in the latest fashions, and carry themselves with style.
Guess what? I am not, nor have I ever been, one of these kind of ladies. No matter what I select when I shop, I still feel frumpy. I'm not any better with hair. I do the best that I can , but it's an effort.
I was blessed to have two daughters. I am not one of those moms who can do her child's hair up in an adorable French braid, or fancy flippy do's, pony tails are about as adventuresome as I get. When I had to put my eldest's up in a bun for her latest dance recital, it nearly gave me heart palpitations.
Now, my daughters are very different. One is just like me, she is pretty much a no frills, "I wanna be comfortable, so don't really care too much about fashion". The other is definitiely a fashionista. She loves color, fashion, and is always changing up her hair style, often several times a day. She has inspired me to at least attempt to learn a few ways to style her up.
In this pursuit of beautification, I was thrilled to have a chance to review an extra small Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose, and see if it made hair styling as easy and fun as I 've seen it advertised.
When we received our pretty little clip, my stylish sweetie was eager to try it out. They come in a variety of sizes, six to be exact, from mini all the way up to extra large. You'll find convenient sizing tips on the website . They offer a great video for this very purpose, and show a variety of examples, hair textures and types. After watching it, we determined that the extra small would be what we needed.
There are so many beautiful clips to choose from, with selections for every season. We spent a long time browsing, and oohing and aahhing, over all of them. Makes me wish I had longer hair, but I will style vicariously through my girlie girl.
Then it was on to the actual fitting of our clip. It's all one piece. All you need to do is pull back a section of hair, position the clip around it, and then clip the Flexi on. It has several notches on the back to help you achieve the most secure fit. Easy, even for me!
So what do we think? We both like it a lot and are pleased. Little girlie has already selected a few more for her wish list. It's a really nice product, and we are new fans. Your little girls, and you grown up girls too will like them too! Try one, and we bet you'll recommend them as well :)
Boy, I seem to keep missing my days here! Time to get going before I get further behind!
Day 25 - I am thankful that God's kindness leads to repentance. He doesn't treat me as I so very often treat others. This is to my shame. I want to condemn and criticize. God does not do that. He does, however, give me enough rope to get myself completely entangled. And in that, He is stripping away the traits and habits that are displeasing and dishonor Him. He softens the heart. And I'm so grateful that He cares enough to want my best, and not allow me to stay in this state. The sanctification continues.
Day 26 - I am thankful for my husband and kids who get so jazzed about surprising me, and making me feel loved and special. They are quick with words of encouragement and affection. They are very special blessings.