Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Arrangement

As you will remember... I bought some flowers, and put them in a vase on our mantel in an attempt to make a spring time arrangement. Although I liked a few things about it, I decided that it's just not me.
So then I had to get creative. Thank you for all of your suggestions, because they were the inspiration for my new idea! I spotted these vases in our cabinet and a light bulb went on in my mind.
I went and grabbed a bunch of little green fuzzy ball things out of a vase in my bedroom. I divided them up into the three vases and ta-da!
I also decided to hang the painting instead of leaning it (just for a change-up), and I added two little grasses.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out, and I didn't even have to buy anything.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Promise is a Promise

True to my word, I am posting some new material today (hooray!). I have been looking for a new rug for our living room for over a year, but I had a couple of criteria. 1. It had to be approximately 9x12 2. It had to be less than $500 and 3. I had to love it. This is why it took a whole year to find this rug!

I liked the rug we had in our living room, but I didn't like the tan on tan on tan color scheme of the room, and I didn't like the large orange stain that we had to keep covered by a piece of furniture.

Here's my before photo. It's pretty old (before our yellow love seat), and pretty messy, but it's the only one I could find of our old rug.
And here's the pretty rug we found (and my husband looking quite comfortable watching Myth Busters)!
We bought it from a store here in town called Furniture Affair. It's a model home furniture outlet, and we LOVE shopping there. The rug is from Pottery Barn, and they sold it to us (in perfect condition) for $330. I couldn't believe it! It was a major score.
It's not as modern as I was picturing, but my more traditional husband loves it, so I didn't even have to talk him into it. And I love it too :). The blue is so soothing.

On a side note, I bought some new flowers at Hobby Lobby to create more of a spring arrangement for the mantel, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to take them back. The modernist in me is rebelling. I'm going to have to find something more funky.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Don't Lose Faith

I have a few things I'd like to post about, but I haven't had the chance. So, here I am using my phone to blog at the airport. Our little garden has been growing slowly but surely, and we also got a new rug for the living room yesterday. I can't wait to show you! We're headed off to Frezno this weekend, but hopefully I'll have a new post ready to go by Monday evening. Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I had this bright idea to buy a whole bunch of cardboard letters to put up above the sink. I wanted them to say "eat, wash, repeat." Wouldn't that have been cute and clever? I thought it would at least be better than the Van Gogh print that we had up there (which I like, but is a little boring).
Unfortunately, when I got all the letters home, they were way bigger than I anticipated. So, after I painted them with black chalkboard paint, I decided to only hang the word "wash."
But it still didn't look quite right. It was way too stark, and felt a bit out of place. So THEN I thought that it would be cute and fun and spring-y to glue some floral fabric to the letters, and look! I love it!
I love how the fabric ties in with the mirror color (don't mind Dave... he just happened to be in my shot :).
And here's a close-up only because I really love this fun fabric and I want you to get a good look at it.
These cardboard letters are $3 apeice at Joanne, so go get creative!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Music Video

Dave and I spent pretty much all of Monday shooting our new music video. It was so exhausting, but so much fun! Bradley Gregg was the director, and his wife, Dawn shot these awesome photos (in addition to helping us with the storyline, costumes, models, etc.). She's basically really great.

Here I am in Dawn's hat (which I didn't end up wearing on-camera), hanging out with baby Heller #2.

There were some really funny moments.

And there were times to be serious.

We had such a wonderful crew.
AND the location was fantastic! We shot it at Modern Manor in downtown Phoenix.
The furniture and decorations there really made our video unique and beautiful. What an enormous blessing!
All of the the footage is complete, but now we enter the editing process where it all gets pieced together. We've seen the Lord working through every step of the process, and we pray that He continues to lead and inspire us to create something wonderful that brings glory to His name.