Wednesday, January 4, 2012

This New Year Thing

This year has had such a flat start to it - I'm in such a slump. It may be due to working most of the Christmas break (trying to figure out Quickbooks) and not doing as much stuff with the kids as I wanted. Or it could be due to a few other things weighing on me. I'm trying to work through it. So, as a diversion, I thought I would go add my Pinterest button onto my blog. Then, as I was reviewing my layout, something drew me to click on the first button (Imparting Grace) I have for links to other blogs, and I found the perfect formation of words that I needed today. God is awesome!

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
(Psalm 51:10-12, ESVUK)

Sometimes I can get so bogged down in my own feelings, what I want (for me and my family) that it is hard to see past it and have an open heart. I have been praying each night for a renewal, for forgiveness, for hope. It will take some pushing, but maybe we can get the connection back.

And it makes me want to refresh my house too. Today was the first day I really considered painting my kitchen white - fresh, clean. Should I do it? I KNOW my husband would L.O.V.E this!!

And the light floor - had never even considered that until now. I like the wood cabinets, stainless steel, black countertops and then everything else light. Mmmmmm..... back to the store to price this option out. All I would have to do is paint, tile and work out a black countertop option that would fit our budget. Not that much, right?? hahaha....

The other project going through the processes (very complex ones at that) in my head at the moment is a new wreath for the front door. I have decided that I need a Winter Wreath. I have put 85% of the Christmas decorations away, which included the front door wreath. So, in tune with my fresh-renew theme, here are my inspirational picks from Pinterest. (UPDATE: went to Michael's today - have some materials to begin!!)

Source: via Kathryn on Pinterest

Source: via Kathryn on Pinterest

Source: via Kathryn on Pinterest

Source: via Kathryn on Pinterest

Oh, I am so excited to start! Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Hoping your 2012 is one full of love, light, faith, happiness and good health.


  1. One of the most challenging typical products which you can use in your kitchen countertops can be granite. Granite has grown the slowly far more well-liked choice like a kitchen countertop for the hardness. Granite is frequently sound for scrapes.

  2. I like that kitche! You would do a great job!! And the wreaths.... I personally
    Ike the pun one ones:)
    I too have to keep praying for positive and a renewal. There is always a battlefield in my mind.
    Prayers for you my friend