Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tile set

So, I thought I should show you my amazing blunder, and perhaps I could render a little sympathy.  You see, I did this amazing first time tile job (if I do say so myself), but then I was foolish and allowed a whole lot of tile set dry onto the tiles... Well, I had a reason at the time.  You see, those itty bitty tiles are 2"x 2" and 2"x4", and when you try to wash them they wiggle around. 
but if you don't wipe them off for days weeks it gets REALLY solid.  I was in denial, I regularly sat and looked at it, thinking "It shouldn't be too bad."


After about 5 minutes of scrubbing, I remembered that this little pasty stuff is holding great big heavy pieces of tile on the wall in mid air essentially.  It's really strong.  The picture shows the side I've done on the right, the left side... well let's just say I'm righthanded.  *sigh*

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My New Entertainment Center

So, I wanted a new entertainment center to fit perfectly under my new TV (which isn't really new anymore, so as to give you an idea of how long I've been wanting one.  But I don't have money for one (did I mention there's a new TV?) and then I found!  There I got the idea of reusing old fiberboard furniture, but it took me awhile to figure out I had just what I needed already.  So, drumroll please...
What do you get when you take one  small bookcase,
plus one shoe shelf thing,
plus another small bookshelf thing?

Well, after you throw on a left over piece of MDF, you have a new entertainment center! 
I'll post more pictures after it's painted... but knowing me I wouldn't hold your breath for the finished product!!
And all it took was a best friend with a nail gun, a two year old, 2 homeschooling children with no focus, a circular saw, and less than 2 hours!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Return With Honor

Love, love, LOVE how this came out! I put it over my front door, so my children (and husband and I) see it when we go out!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

For those in the trenches...

So, I haven't blogged in a while, but I've been thinking a lot about this and I need to get it out there.

I read this book on WWI this summer. I never really understood it before, my schooling always focused on Hitler and WWII. But in a nutshell, Germany and France were fighting over a piece of land for centuries, which at this point France held, and was fortified at its German border. Germany decided to take it, again, but approach through Belgium where there was less fortifications. Britain joined the fight, but the 2 Allies basically sent people to die over the no man's land against a well entrenched German army for years. Then, they started running out of men.

France was desperate. They were losing the war, the war they felt was justified because they were defending their homeland. They were fighting the battles as nobly as they could. Due to extensive circumstance, America showed up, with fresh people, a new resource and new plans of attack, and the war was won.

Why do I tell you this?

It makes me think of our youth. The young people, of my faith and others, who are out there, in the trenches every day, fighting the valiant battle. They feel they are running out of manpower, they feel they are losing the war because they struggle through the battles, and even lose some of their good buddies along the way.

But even when you hit the point of despair, America is coming. There are more of you than you know, there are angels all around you, to buoy you up, you are on the Lord's side, which is the side who will win the war, we have been promised. Just as the people on Earth when the Savior was born began to wonder if the sign would ever come, you must hold to the faith, because the war will end, and we will win!! I love you, the Lord loves you, hang in there!