Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Don't you just get the "itch" sometimes to redecorate? I sure do and honestly, it's been a couple of years since I've felt it...but over the past week, it's been creeping up again. It started with wanting to re-do Brooklyn's "little girl" room into a "pre-teen room" since she is turning 10 tomorrow. I got nowhere with that though because furniture costs TOO DANG MUCH! Yikes! All I realllly have to have is a large desk/shelving unit and I can work with everything else we already own...but gee whiz...the ones I've been looking at (which match or at least coordinate with her bed and dresser {white}) are anywhere from $699.00-$1899.00!!! I'm starting to think the piles in her bedroom floor of hats, scarves, belts, headbands, leggings, purses, etc. aren't THAT horribly bad afterall! ha ha
Anyway, this got me started wanting to get new living room furniture---since we now have, I think, 4 holes in our couch---anywhere from the size of a baseball to the size of a basketball! Thankfully, it is an italian leather sofa and the holes are in fairly discreet places, so it's not as awful as it sounds...but still, we only have one couch in our house that seats 3 people...and there are 4 of us, so it would be REALLY NICE to have a couch AND loveseat or sectional or something so we can ALL sit comfortably together.
But one gives that stuff away for free... and debt? --No can do! I am!!...redecorating my blog and guess what!?! It didn't cost a CENT! ha ha :)

Lastly, I HAVE to add...that I am BY NO MEANS IN ANY WAY complaining in this post. I am so unbelievably grateful for all that we have and I would never trade all the new furniture in the world for being out of I am actually VERY THRILLED that we have what we have! ...and I know that in "due season" when we've saved up for it, we WILL get new furniture. Until then...I'll look at the bright side: It doesn't even matter if the kids spill their WHOLE hot chocolate on the couch...because 1) it's leather and 2) virtually nothing can harm that thing any worse than it already is! ha ha

I think this post should have went on my "personal" blog instead of this workout blog...seeing as how it had NOTHING to do with healthy eating or was THIS blog I "redecorated" it is. :)


*Ashley Lou* said...

I totally get it! I would check craigslist and there is a thrift store in Sapulpa called the Saving Place that I fell in love with a few months ago. So far, I got a crib and dresser combo (okay, from a friend) for $100, a cherry changing table for $40 (from Saving Place) and lots of smaller stuff for next to nothing at various places/times. Don't be afraid to look for something that isn't the right color, either...You might find something that would work for much less and paint is CHEAP. Also you can really personalize it that way (paint cubes on a desk combo different neon colors, etc). Really, you could totally redo her room for less than you think...Just gotta be creative! P.S. Like the new blog layout!

Kels Anne said...

Hi, I started p90x jan 1 too!! ;) check out my site

Rene' said...

love the biceps! whoa u went with the killer workout photo to correspond to the workout blog! :) like it!

Rene' said...

Dan built my first bookshelf (as a surprise Christmas present) when we still lived in Vegas. Maybe Matt can buy some wood and make something ???

KC said...

Love the "re-decorating"! :)