April 22, 2012

Bedroom Project

For the past few days, I've been working on a project that I've wanted to do for awhile now. But everytime I wanted to start it, something came up from the holidays to a daughter having surgery. So I finally took the time to do this project and I'm so glad I did. I needed to do something that I've wanted to do. I've felt like I haven't been too productive lately. So here is what I started with.
This is the wall that I painted when we first moved into our house a couple of years ago. I guess I was going through a dark time, because I hated this wall shortly after, but didn't find the time to change it until now. So here are the steps that I took to create my new wall.
I started by priming over the red and then started with a blue wall. I glazed over that with tan.
Then I added a light blue.
At this point I felt like I needed some depth. So I added black to the original blue color and painted that on, which really looked like a dark gray, but it gave me the depth that I wanted.
I then added a celeron color. At that point I felt like I'd ruined the wall. But once a few years ago when I was working on another wall, I told my husband, "don't judge a wall until it's finished."
That is the attitude I should have taken. I then softened the wall by adding more light blue again. I finished by washing the wall with the original color and here is the end result.
I like this top picture the best because it really shows the blues. This has lightened my room a great deal. My husband even likes it.
So my next project is a dresser. I will be posting pictures as soon as I get it done and show the whole effect. It's so nice to check this project off my list!! ;0)

April 10, 2012

Too Intouch

So the past month I've been playing with my new I-phone. And I've come to the conclusion that I am now way too intouch. It seems like I'm never away or can catch a break. I now know when I get emails (both work and personal). I know anytime anyone I know posts on facebook. I get messages if people don't want to call. I actually have my whole church ward directory at my fingertips.

The directory isn't a bad thing. There are many times I need a phone number and it's right there. But sometimes I think that I liked my life a little less complicated. I liked leaving work at work. I liked not knowing everything everyone was doing on FB. I've even become less of a blog reader. I used to read the blogs I like each day, but now I'm lucky if I read them once a week - because I want a break from knowing what people are doing. I hope that isn't a bad thing.

But I've decided that I will be taking a break. I don't know for how long, but I've lost the desire to be here. I will be back, but for now know that I appreciate your friendship but it will be awhile before I post again.

April 01, 2012

Gratitude To My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ

This weekend is a special weekend for those who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. We get to listen to our Prophet and learn what our Heavenly Father desires for us, that we can better our lives and one day return again to Him.

I am grateful to a Loving Heavenly Father that continues to speak to a living Prophet in our day and time, to help me understand His will. For His direction in my life. I am grateful to have a testimony of this. To know that my Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. That He has a plan for me. That He is aware of me and my struggles in this life and that He loves me as his child. That He wants me to return to Him.

As a parent I think it is easier to understand His love and concern for me, as I have love and concern for my children. I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior. I am grateful for His loving atonement. He has made it possible to return to my Father in Heaven through His love and sacrafice if I will only repent and live the life that He asks me to live. I do try to live a life that my Savior would be proud of. I know there are many times that I fall way short of this, but each day is a new opportunity to try again. For this I am grateful.

I love conference weekend! I am grateful for the opportunity to have the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life!