After today, sitting and watching all of the tragedy happening in Japan, it’s kind of hard to talk decorating. Nothing like a Tsunami and a huge earth quake to bring it all back into perspective. Take a few minutes to pray for this devastated country and hold your babies and your family tight and tell them you love them. I know I tell y’all this all the time, but don’t get so consumed in what you are doing…blogging, painting, crafting,working, that you forget about what’s really important….. your relationship with the Lord and your family. We never know what day might be our last. I’m preaching to the choir here, because I have to constantly tell myself this!
Okay on with it…..So I’m not sure I have told y’all this but I am currently re decorating EVERYTHING in my house. My husband and I have been married for 14 years and we got married REALLY young. I was 19. I had NO idea what I was doing, decorating wise, or how to be married for that matter! HA! My first kitchen in my tiny little apartment, I sponge painted a bright turquoise color over white walls and thought it looked awesome with my new jewel toned over sized chair and my hand me down 1970’s orange floral couch. As my taste evolved I became drawn to really bold and bright color. I fell in love with reds, and greens, yellows and toile’s. I still love all of these colors and patterns but as I get older and my life gets busier, my desire for simple, soft, neutral, calm and soothing furnishing beckons me. A few months after Elijah died, I started to take my mind off of my situation by stripping everything out of my house. I went DRASTIC. I sold and got rid of everything but the living room furniture and our beds, without even thinking that I didn’t have the money to replace any of it! Smart I know. My poor husband didn’t say a word. So now, nothing in my house matches and I am working on one room at a time. Y’all, even my cheap old particle board bed broke and my mattresses are on the floor. I’m not even kidding. The only “done” room that I have is the one that you have seen. The breakfast room.