Thursday, June 17, 2010

Change

Everything is changing. Not so much me but everything around me.

Usually life has always seemed so steady. Nothing has changed drastically. Friends have always been there. Siblings have always been there for family dinners or church on Sunday. Summer has always involved being outside, swimming at the lake with friends, camping and sun bathing.

But now, everyone is moving on and growing up. If I turn my head one way, people are getting engaged. Turn it the other way and people are moving. Turn it just a little bit more and you’ve got pregnancies.

And here I am, still standing where I always have. Everyone seems to have taken the step across the threshold of adulthood. I haven’t quite mustered the courage.

I still feel like the 10 year old girl who climbed trees and played house with my sister. I daydream about being a superhero. I’d love to have Indiana Jones’ job. Seriously. I secretly believe there is more to this world than what we can really see.

But reality awaits.

My sister is getting married in August and then will be moving to Mississippi to live with her new husband. From there, who knows where he will get stationed. Across the United States? Europe? Who knows?

I can tell you I am trying to thoroughly enjoy every moment I have with her up until her wedding and the inevitable move. She’s just always been home with my parents (except the school year she spent in Wayne). I can count on seeing her every weekend. But she’s growing up and getting married and soon she’ll be gone.

I know it’s supposed to happen! And I’m really, really happy. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother-in-law than Bruce. She will be in wonderful hands and I know the road trips to wherever they are will always be fun.

But I will miss seeing her and her messy room; her crazy, just-rolled-out-of-bed hair; her laugh; borrowing her clothes or jewelry; watching Harry Potter at mom and dad’s; taking my cats to get funny hair cuts from her at the vet; and just being able to have the whole family together.

Last weekend was the weekend of engagements. And to all of my friends and acquaintances who took that step, congratulations. It’s an exciting time and I keep all of you in my prayers.

God has a reason for everything – I don’t doubt that. Change is hard, though. Especially when it involves family. Maybe once I take that step someday it will become easier to accept change.

No matter what, though, I will always daydream about having magical powers and pick shapes in the clouds.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bookshelves

Can you say heaven?

My idea of a perfect home would have the living room/office/bedroom covered in bookshelves. I adore bookshelves. All shapes, sizes and colors. They're adorable. They're calming. They're comforting.









MoRe DeCoRaTiNg

BATHROOM!

I have no idea what I want in a bathroom. I have a white-ish shower curtain with some cool flowers on it. The colors in it are light yellow, pale green, light turquoise, pink and some tan. So any of those colors would probably work. I think I'd also like to recreate some of the flowers on the shower curtain and paint them on the wall in some areas. Or I might go with something totally different. Again, just brainstorming ideas...

Just pay attention to the wall colors here.... ;)

Here are some things that caught my eye...







I love vintage stuff so I'll be venturing out to garage sales and antique stores for little trinkets and treasures.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

dEcOrAtInG iDeAs

Ah, painting, decorating, rearranging and starting over! I'm moving to a new place at the end of this month and here are some of my decorating ideas. Have any you'd like to share? Let me know. And tell me what you think of the ones I've posted!

BeDrOoM

I have a lime green comforter and brown sheets. So I'm thinking of something like these colors. I'm also thinking of adding a tree with lime green leaves. Not real sure, though. I have to draw that one out first. I just think the colors are bright and happy and my bedroom is my go to place when I need to think or relax.



(Love this one the best.)

Hopefully I can do this. Keeping my fingers crossed. Should be a challenging project!




LiViNg RoOm


Here I'm striving for a look that says, "Welcome." It's the first place my guests will go and I want them to feel welcome and have the room feel open and comfortable. Just don't know what colors yet...

Really love this one. It's somewhat neutral and yet bright so it'll make the room look bigger.

Here I like the combination of the turquoise and orange. So classy. If I do this, I can have the kitchen be orange and have them really connect together.

I like this color but I think it's too much for the living room.

I'd like to do a wall of pictures like this, also.

So pretty.

I have yet to get to the bathroom or kitchen. Maybe tomorrow.