Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Seek His Wisdom

These two journal entries really go hand in hand, though I didn't create them at the same time. In Job 28:12-19, it describes in perfect visual imagery that the Lord's wisdom is certainly more precious than any jewels or gemstones. One thing I always want to strive for is to walk in His wisdom. As long as I seek His wisdom first and not try to do everything on my own, or my way, I will walk in His blessing.

In Daniel chapter 2, Daniel goes to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and asks them to help him pray for wisdom to help interpret the king Nabuchadnezzar's dream so that they may live. The focal point of my entry is the section of scripture that Daniel spends praising the Lord for giving him wisdom and thanking him. Even as I seek the Lord for wisdom in all things--I want to always praise and thank Him with equal passion and gratitude. God is faithful and He always looks out for the good of His children. When you seek after His wisdom, you will surely find it. Then, be sure to thank Him for it when you do.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Craft Room Makeover

This entry has been a long time coming....a year, in fact. A year ago, I set out to do a makeover of my craft room. Everything in it was just as it was when we moved into this house 7-1/2 years ago. At our old house, dear hubby built a craft desk for me, so when we moved in I asked him to build me a cabinet shelf and a small table to coordinate. The craft room was the last room on "our" list of things to do when we moved in, so while he built me the items I requested, they weren't exactly finished. I went 7 years without doors on my cabinet shelf. ;)

I knew I wanted to paint the walls a color that would brighten up the room and I definitely wanted to use a Stampin' Up! color. I chose Sahara Sand. I took my piece of card stock to Lowe's, and they matched it up perfectly! I'm obsessed with turquoise, and you can find it throughout my house. So it seemed like the obvious choice to paint the accent pieces of my furniture in the craft room. I bought some chalk paint and got busy painting the wood furniture pieces.

The wall d├ęcor was the hardest thing and is the whole reason that I'm a year late in sharing this makeover with you. I wanted to get it right. For Christmas, Mike bought me a scratch off travel map that I can scratch off the countries that I've visited. After I scratched off the 12 countries that I have traveled to, I purchased a frame and hung it on the wall. That set the tone for the rest of the wall. I purchased another map, this time a US map and decided to cut out photos of Mike and I for the States that we have visited together. This is still a work in progress, but I got enough of a start to hang that on the wall as well. While walking through Hobby Lobby (swoon!), I saw the PERFECT wall piece--it says "my happy place" with "happy" in gold font. I fell in love. ;)

We have now officially repainted/made over every room in the house, except the kitchen...and that will be a HUGE undertaking that won't happen any time soon. :)

Without further adieu, here is the makeover....needless to say, I'm super happy with how it turned out!

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