Tuesday, July 22, 2014

High Five

Wow, its been forever since I visited, let alone posted here. Just had some words floating around my head and needed to get them on paper/blog.

Started working out again yesterday after a long (read: verrryyy loooonnggg) time of NOT working out. 2.3 mile walk yesterday with some killer hills, and a 1.8 mile walk today. Its amazing the difference that two single walks/workouts can make. My mind feels clearer and more positive.

When I woke up this morning, my muscles protested.
"Get back into bed and be still- we are hurting here!" 

And again after my 1.25 hour commute.
 "Just where do you think you're walking to, missy?!" They said.
"Just get me across the parking lot to the building, please! Ouch!" 

Every step I took today was a constant reminder of the hills that I climbed and overcame (literally) the day before. As the day passed, the protest turned into yearning to move more to erase the stiffness that I was experiencing. After the drive home and the ouch factor from moving after sitting still for an hour, I got ready and hit the road again.

As with any repeated motion, your senses take over, guiding your body to keep on moving while your mind wanders. Left. Right. Left. Right. I was reminded of a verse:

"Be still and know that I am God."

I had to laugh out loud. Here I was walking, using muscles that haven't been used in too long, completely in motion. It was at this point that I realized that it took complete movement before my mind could be still enough to marvel at the wonder of the creation that I was walking through.

It was on the first day's walk that I was nearing home again, and I was walking so slowly, laboring so completely, I didn't know how long it might take me to get back. Just then, I saw a baby rabbit sitting in the grass beside the road. Rabbits just happen to be one of my favorite animals since I was a child. When wild rabbits in our neighborhood would normally scamper back into the bramble at the first sight of danger, this little guy just sat there and looked at me. He sat still as I passed him and as I looked back he slowly hopped away, cotton tail and all. If that isn't a high five from God, I don't know what is.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Room Envy

How amazing are those two chairs?!


Lovely breakfast nook

Another beautiful nook I'd like to escape to. Would be even more awesome with a few floating shelves for books.
From Keri Russell's home. Love the modern meets rustic feel.

Lovely built-ins

Russell Brand and Katy Perry's home. Such a great common area

Perfection. Can I have those stairs too, please?

So cozy and beautiful while remaining totally functional

All images via my Pinterest here

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beautiful on the Outside

I love looking at pretty home exteriors

Beautiful door colors

Side porches=love

Love the shingle siding and big front porch

Craftsman style is my favorite

Cute and country

So pretty for a beach or lake house

All images via my Pinterest here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm Gonna Get Pinched...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm going to have to scramble to find something green to wear today. Don't want to get pinched!

St. Patrick's Day is my favorite of the lesser known holidays and has been for many, many years. No, I've never drank green beer. And I went to college in Columbia, SC which has a St. Patrick's Day party to rival Savannah, GA, but I never managed to attend in 4 years. Yes, I'm lame. No, I love St. Patrick's Day for another reason.

John Mayer. Take a listen if you've never heard this one before...

*Swoon* I love John Mayer.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from this half Irish girl!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Window Wonderings

There's a little nook in our living room.  On one side of the nook is the side of the fireplace and on the other side is a narrow window (pardon the lack of photos, camera is dead, charger is missing). It would be pretty simple to build a little window seat there, and with a hinged top it could even provide storage space for extra blankets and pillows.

This image was my inspiration:

I'm totally in a soft grey/blue phase right now. And this photo is speaking volumes to me. It's making me want to build my own little window seat right now to relax in and enjoy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Favorite DIY finds of the Week

So I've been homebound this week after having an outpatient surgery, and what better to do than catch up on all of my favorite blogs and find tons of new ideas. I have a few goals for my home that I would like to complete this year and there is never a shortage of inspiration to be found on the net. After lots of time spent reading, I've compiled a few of my favorites. I swear, if I can be half as talented and original as some of these DIY bloggers, I will be one happy lady!

(Click on the photo to get the original post!)

Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating made this beautiful sunburst mirror. Can you tell what it's made from? Wood shims from a home improvement store! Beautiful and genius!

Michelle at Prudently Painted Vintage gave her own version of  board and batten. If there is one DIY project I never tire of seeing, its Board and Batten. I plan to use it in my dining room and can't get enough of all of the different ways people make it work beautifully in their homes.

Kimba was inspired by some other great spring wreaths she saw, and made her own version of a spring wreath using fabric flowers. So cute and chic.

Cindy did a fabulous side table makeover from a Goodwill find for only $20! Inexpensive projects that pack a lot of creative punch are the best!

Did you have any favorite projects this week? Or maybe you made something fun? Do share :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving/loved seeing Black Swan!

Saw it last night and it was so intense. If you are into psychological thrillers I would definitely recommend it.

I'm loving that we are getting our house appraised this week so we  can move forward with our refinance. We chose a 15 year loan so we can knock some major principle off, which will help us down the road when we choose to sell.

I'm loving Netflix!

Hubs and I have been watching Netflix through our Wii and we have been having fun spending time together and watching hub's favorite (and my new favorite) show, 24. We are on season 3 so far!

What are you loving this week?