Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day everyone! We are enjoying a family day today, complete with a morning parade, a walk with the dog and a visit to a gluten free bakery.  Lots going on for us, but I wanted to introduce you to BLOG LOOK number 3- Red.

How do you like this color compared to the coral header?

Or the Gold color from last week?

You can vote in two week to tell me your favorite.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aqua Spray Paint

Hello Everyone! Happy wet Thursday to you all from the Mile High city... or there abouts.  I have a quick and easy little project that I wanted to show you.  I re-painted a little side table I found at a thrift store a few years ago.  This time I used spray paint in a color we're highlighting in my girls' room.  Man, I love spray paint.  Little finds can be transformed in a few minutes for a few bucks! I think I'm going to have to a section just for spray painting items on this blog.

 I love having a pop of color like this, but look at the before picture below.  I paid half price for the table so it was just $1.50.  It wasn't perfect, but seriously whose going to complain for a dollar fifty.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Hey everyone!  How's your Tuesday going?  Mine has been super.  It started with an early morning dental appointment!  An hour and over $250 later, I'm feeling better- not normal but better.  I allowed myself a nice long nap after my morning.  Sweet sleep.  It always helps make difficult days a little easier.

If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter, too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite tip. Enjoy!

A few storage and cleaning solutions that speak for themselves!






Monday, August 25, 2014

New Blog Look #2

Happy Monday everyone! Today is the first day of school in the Lewisville household. The kids are thrilled ... on a very small level. I'm a mom of two middle schoolers and a high schooler! Feeling a bit older these days and thrilled ... on a very small level myself.

But seriously, it makes me realize that I only have 4 short years left with my oldest. Four years to influence and teach her.  Four years to greet her every morning with a hug and a smile. Four years to warn her about all that's ugly out there and four years to encourage her to never stop dreaming. My greatest desire is to see her grow up and always desire to worship, serve, love and thank God.  I'm not sure where that will take her, but as a good friend reminded me this week, I'd rather have my kids far from me and close to the Lord than close to me and far from the Lord.  Big difference. 

Four years.  Just four short years.  I want to say like John, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3Jn 4)." To that end, I will cherish every moment of these wonderful teen years.  That's right, wonderful teen years.  Whatever age our children are right now, cherish it.  That's what I've chosen. If they're little crawlers, you're in an awesome place of mommyhood.  If you're sending them off to school for the first time, you're in an awesome place, too.  And if you're like me with big kids now, cherish these times.  Every age, every moment with our kiddoes is an absolute gift.  Don't let others "warn" you or  tell you how awful this time is going to be.  They are adults in training.  They'll make mistakes and have bad days, but we as parents are there to remind them they are uniquely created and divinely loved by their creator.  He has a wonderful plan for their lives and I'm here (along with Mr. Lewisville) to help them remember that truth.

So last week I introduced the new blog look.  I'm keeping the overall look, but changing the colors every Monday.  How do you like this gold color?
Last week, it was coral.

In three weeks, I'll have you vote on your favorite color.  Be sure to check back on Mondays for the new color blend.  So far, you all seem to love the coral. Me too, but there's something about yellow and black that I love!

Have a Blessed Monday,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pretty White and Coral Desk

So a few weeks ago I picked up this desk for $5 at a yard sale.  Let me say that again.  Desk. $5. Applause, applause! I could barely contain myself when I saw the price and gladly and quickly gave the woman my Abraham Lincoln to claim my prize. It's real wood with dove tail drawers that just needed a little love.  Want to see the transformation? As my kids would say in their best deep cartoon voices, "PREPARE TO BE AMAZED!"

But wait.  To really appreciate the beauty of this desk, lets look at the before pictures.