Monday, August 30, 2010

A little Peak...

Into my kitchen eating nook. This is what it looked like before...






and this is after ...



Notice the beadboard? YAY!!!!! I have beadboard now! Oh, how I LOVE beadboard! The new paint color is called Toasted Pinenut by Sherwin Williams. It's a great neutral color and goes with everything. What a difference a little paint and beadboard make. I am having new curtains made for the windows. I should be getting them any day now. I cant wait! Next, I will be painting those cabinets!
Have a great day! :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

~My Heart Sings Sunday~











A GARDEN OF FOUNTAINS


Behold, My hand is upon thee to bless thee and to accomplish all My good purposes. For this hour I have prepared thy heart: and in My kindness I will not let thee fail. Only relinquish all things into My hands: for I can work freely only as ye release Me by complete committal both of thyself and others. Even as was written of old: "Commit thy way unto the Lord: trust also in Him: and He shall bring it to pass". (Psalms 37:5)


I will be thy sustaining strength; and My peace shall garrison thy mind. Only TRUST ME that all I do is done in love. For adversities must of necessity come. They are part of the pattern of life's pilgrimage for every individual; and who can escape them? But I say unto thee, that for those who walk in Me, and for those who are encircled by the intercessory prayers of My children, I shall make of the suffering, yea, shall make of the trials a stepping stone to future blessing. (2 Corinthians 4:17,18)


My arms are around thee, and never have I loved thee more! I will make thee like A GARDEN OF FOUNTAINS whose streams are fed by the mountain springs. And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Isaiah 58:11)




~Experts from Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts~

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Love This!

This is an actual car commercial...it's great! Happy Thursday! :)


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My New Kitchen Coming Soon~

We live in a modern suburban home with a very modern suburban kitchen...you know the ones with basic cabinets, appliances and boring big white bulider tiles everywhere. We have lived in this house three years and have painted and repainted the kitchen three times...I know, pretty bad huh?

I decided it was time I get some help so I contacted a home decorator... I emailed the very sweet and talented Holly of Holly Mathis Interiors and she so kindly came to my rescue in a very short notice (as my husband was tired of playing checkers on the kitchen walls and had already hired someone to repaint) I had no clue what to do before the painter came...luckily, I too live in TX and not very far from Holly so, she came over and helped me...It was soooo much fun working with her! She has such an eye for decorating and had the most wonderful ideas. Holly wrote about my kitchen on her blog, you can read about the different paint options we discussed for the cabinets here on her post about painting cabinets.

There were many different paint options we discussed but narrowed it down to about two of them. Im still a little torn between painting my cabinets gray or black, although I have always been a lover of white cabinets, I am leaning more towards painting them black since I have white corian counters and it will tie in nicely with many of my black accents around the house. Here are a few more paint color options...

This is a picture of what my cabinets look like now...



White?? (notice my brown hardwood floors? Ha!)
black?

maybe white AND black??

grey...I love grey!
Here are a few kitchen photos I like for inspiration:

Unknown Source
Unknown Source
Better Homes & Gardens
Country Living
Better Homes & Gardens


Stay tuned for a kitchen reveal coming soon!