good morning friends. i realized this morning that for some reason i took an unplanned week away from blogging. not like that’s any sorta big deal but i felt the need to state the obvious. to me anyways.
i’ve started a short series on what’s worked for me in my little world of organization. well all that talk spurred me on to clearing out some spaces ’round here & tackling a few painting projects that have spent too much time looming in my mental to-do list. i still have a few things to chat with you guys on that subject so stay tuned. for now if you’d like to review~
- the transformation of a clutter chameleon
- how i unified a plethora of photos in our home
- junk mail you are not the boss of me
so i mentioned i’ve taken on a few projects around the house. january is such a great month for that, don’t you think? so first up, i painted caroline’s room a charcoal grey ( or do you say gray?) and one large wall now is chalkboard. her space is uber cool now & very her. since the budget for this was zilcho basically besides the cost of paint/supplies and new desk we’ve kept things reasonable. as soon as i prime the chalkboard & get a few things situated i’ll share some pictures with you. i used the left over ( not so cheap) chalkboard paint & painted our downstairs tiny bath. every room except for that little space is creamy white. i have no earthly idea why i left it seaglass blue but i did and it needed to step up its game. so now it too is mighty cool in it’s chalkboard glory. hopefully this weekend i’ll tackle the girls bath upstairs & use the remainder of the charcoal grey and give it its’ own little facelift.
i did a major declutter, organize, throwout & give away with what i used to referred to as my art station north. ( essentially a table upstairs i used for storage of all things art supplies, most of which was during my brief stage as a scrapbooker. gone are those days). art station south is the large worktable in my garage for messier projects such as painting or potting the occasional plant. anyways. cleaned that baby out which took an entire day. i kept thinking to myself that i’d share the process with you guys but it wasn’t pretty. bottom line, the back of the suburban was loaded up & the lady at goodwill is probably not a fan of me & all my craft supplies. but so be it.
my saint of a husband has requested a garage sale.
shoot me now. i love that boy but am not a fan of all the saving-of-stuff, in a new place, known as my garage ( insert frowning painful emoji face) until the big day. once i decide to let it go, i’m ready to let it go. but. early spring we’ll do the garage sale thing & i’m praying we make more than $34.65 because who wants to be married to someone that says “i told you so”? we’ll either make bank and he can say that to me. not that he ever would. or. well. let’s hope we make some cash.
i’ve been clearing out some book shelf space ( we have a large one in our bed room & a large one in our bonus room area as well). we love books around here but can’t keep every single one of those either. unless of course we remodel our garage into a library. where’s joanna & chip when you need them? okay let me pause here. joanna & chip are the cutest & coolest couple ever. i love how they relate to each other. notice, despite his silliness, she never acts like he’s a goob. she laughs at his jokes & clearly respects him. it’s obvious he adores her. they play up each others strengths for sure. marriage 101 success! and while we’re on it, my crush on jo-jo is intense. her style? my goodness. love everything. girlfriend looks fabulous in her freepeople slips paired with jeans and the jewelry…love. in my dream life i live in texas ( have dreamed that one since i was 11) on a neighboring ranch (duh) and we’re friends and i’m skinny therefore we share clothes. the end. ( oh. and if anyone knows the story on the bracelet shown below, do tell)
so last week was the 3rd annual noonday conference. i needed to pass on the travel & such this year so i stayed behind. know how when you’re not able to be somewhere with your buddies and it seems like every picture is a painful reminder of your buddies without you & the 3 day event actually was like a 6 day getaway for many of them and you almost cry because you aren’t there but the pictures keep rolling in ……? no?
we roll out our noonday collection spring line later in february!! i’ll need to sell a few of my samples to make room for some new pieces so stay tuned for that. i’ll try to give you guys a 24-hour heads up as they tend to go fast. don’t forget about the #styleforjustice release. i’ve seen many orders roll in for the fun vibrant tote bag ( which might just be showing up at a big event soon? maybe?) one thing i’ll encourage ya’ll to do…as far as current pieces, many stay but many go as well. if there’s something you’ve had your eye on you might wanna grab it. pieces don’t always go on sale before they’re sold out or no longer available.
if you’re interested in hosting a party, i pinkie promise it’s not an overwhelming gig, shoot me an email & we can chat a little about what’s involved. while i’d love to help encourage you in making your show a success , it’s really just a sweet time to round up some friends, serve some chips & salsa and maybe a glass of wine and i’ll do the rest. i absolutely love sharing about the artisans who are now living different lives because of sustainable income. we can get some dates on the calendar because you’re going to love the spring release!! ( february 17th!)
are you guys watching the Becoming~ The Unfolding of You series? this free course has blown me away! i can’t remember anything like this…its just so special you guys, so special! the story videos,while they’re each so different, all point to the cross and how jesus has met them right where they are. they each have shared from such places of vulnerability. gosh. they’re so sweet & so real. you’ll be blessed i promise!
my precious friend sophie hudson, aka BooMama, has written another charming & hilarious book, Home Is Where My People Are! sophie loves her people well! sister has taught me much about loving the simple every day & loving that comes from a grateful “for your people” heart!
& lastly a little corner in our home that feels all fresh & wintery to me. the hello beauty full sign is by the crazy talented tiffini. do you follow her on insta? her feed is like a daily devotional that will bring you sweet words of encouragement!
okay my friends, go forth & love your people well! i’ll be back soon!