Our post had their twice annual bulk trash pick-up.
This is where anyone wanting to get rid of furniture
ect. can do so and everyone rides around looking for
"treasure"! Anyway, I lucked out and found some pretty
cool stuff. I even found an antique chandeliere which
I will show you next post after my friend hangs it for me
in the master bedroom. It's GORGEOUS!
The chalkboard wall attracts a lot of visitors as you
can see. Everyone that comes over signs the wall. It
has become a good spot for the kids to write their
thoughts and mama's notes to the kids. Every other week
I wipe it clean and we start over. It's been fun!
I have been looking for some chairs like these. My table is a bit
more modern, but my style is eclectic and I like new and old mixed
together. So these chairs were an ugly green and I spray painted them
wrought iron flat black and sanded the edges. I like them.
Been wanting to buy a recliner....but I've resumed my slow year
(a year I purchase second-hand, recycle, repurpose) So I got these
super-uper, comfy leather recliner, that I put a corduroy brown
slipcover over! It was free.
The table was a bulk trash find....solid wood and has that cute
The iron cross candle holder was a freebie...art by my son.
Antique oil painting reminds me of farming in NY. Freebie on the
road ...I love the art.
Bookshelf I found this week...much needed for homeschooling the
girls downstairs...I'm not running upstairs all the time getting
books and putting them away. Artwork is the ruins of the Colosseum
from my son!
I've been very fortunate to hear from my soldier nearly every
day this past week. They finally got a phone at his new post,
and he can get a free 20 minute phone call. He's had some
pretty tough missions here lately, and I'm praising God for
his provision of safety for my soldier. Your prayers are
coveted and thank you for praying for him and us!!!
We started our second week of school...both me and the kids.
I don't have enough hours in the day to get all the stuff
done I need to get done. I feel overwhelmed at times,
especially with all these photoshoots I've been doing. But
I'm thankful for the extra cash. I'm trying to prioritize
my time everyday. Some things don't matter, some things
have first place. My time with the Lord and my kids are
first....and learning to say no sometimes, when I'm wanted
or needed in ten different directions, not panicking if my
cupboards and drawers are disorganized, and the car hasn't
been vacuumed yet. I kinda wished the other day that I was
back in that tiny, two room cabin, where life was simple,
one bowl and a cup to each person, unschooling everyday
outdoors, cooking over a campfire or the crockpot, riding
bikes and taking long hikes. Maybe one day....