Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Girls Night

What girls night would be complete without Baja Fresh, nail polish and lots of laughing?! A few a my close girlfriends came over this weekend to hang out and it was just what I needed! For all of my close girlfriends who are reading this but live far away, I wish I could have girls night with you too, whenever we wanted!
On a different note: I have no idea why....BUT I have been feeling kinda lonely lately. I have no idea why I am writing this for everyone to see but if it means you will pray for me then I would love it and this is probably going to be worth it. It's not the kind of loneliness I have felt before like the kind you have after you break up with your first love and you just wish or hope you could be married and fall in love with the person of your dreams. I have been through that and it helped me to be able to face those feelings of loneliness and it even helps me in times like now because I know that this will pass and it's really not that bad. BUT it still doesn't take away completely what I am feeling lately. I have so many (amazing) close girlfriends and my family (also amazing) is close to me and I have a million other things I am thankful for and yet I still have been battling these feelings of loneliness. It's the kind where you know you have lots of good relationships but yet somehow I still have been wondering where do I fit into life right now and what is my purpose and where is my place? I will stop rambling now and just ask you to pray for me if you think about it and if you have any advice or thoughts I would love your input.

Monday, September 15, 2008

repainting the guesthouse

I woke up yesterday not loving the "new" color

my dad and i decided to repaint it

It took lots of work

but i am really happy with the results

i slept much better last night with the new color

What do you think of the new color? I think it looks even better in real life than on my computer screen.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

for my friend sara and everyone else who is wondering why I haven't been blogging lately

So here are the before and during pictures-I will post more after I finish

I really, really have been wanting to post something fun and new but I have been busy with two things lately. First I had a garage sale last weekend and this weekend I painted my guesthouse. I am so excited because I have been wanting to do both of these things for so many months now.........but where do you find the time? Finally I found it and not only time but help. My Dad has completely helped me with everything from the garage sale work to prep work, to painting. Wow, it has been very tiring but so worth it! We finished most of the painting today but we will finish all of it tomorrow. I picked out the paint color but it looks a bit different than I imagined. I still really like it and plus it's hard to tell how it will really look until you get all of your furniture and stuff back in the room.

Also I made 400$ at my garage sale, can you believe it? I saved up money to buy the paint and I wanted the really good paint so it would look good and clean up well and when you buy good paint you only have to do one coat verses cheap paint where you usually end up doing 2 coats. All that to say my dad and I went to the paint store and we used his friends (who happens to be a professional painter) discount at Sherwin-Williams ( it was all legit the store employees gave it the OK) and he ended up paying for the whole cost of all the paint and some supplies. We couldn't believe it.

God always provides more than I could imagine! Thanks Beau for letting me use your discount, it made my day! Thanks Dad for all of your help. I could not have done it all without you. Also a special thanks to my Mom for all of her help with the garage sale and to Katie for helping us paint today.