Progress on the Bonus Room Renovation

Hey!

Progress.  Oh, how I love progress in a renovation!  We had managed a sizable dent into the project at the end of last weekend. The framing for the closet was beginning, the nail holes in the wall were puttied, and the bamboo flooring was acclimatizing as the work ended.  Some of the wall also got painted to see if the color was the right choice.

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During the week, my husband  roughed in the closet and started preparing it for paint.

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A week ago, my son-in-law ripped out the flooring in the bathroom.  We discovered that the underlayment needed to be taken out because the previous owners had used the wrong kind.  They had used particle board.  Poor Devin, he was back at ripping flooring out this weekend too.  We have to put down plywood as an underlayment for the new floor.  They had also installed the particle board under the sheetrock.  Messy job.

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A lovely place to sit and contemplate … NOT!

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At the end of Easter weekend:

Ceiling fan: √
Closet: √
Closet Doors Installed: √
Walls painted: √
Flooring stacked and ready to go: √

 

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The end is in sight.   To see the renovation from the beginning, click here.

Blessings,

Mimi

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”  1 Chronicles 16:8  NIV Bible

Mistletoe Marketplace 2013

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Yesterday, I spent the morning at Mistletoe Marketplace.  I look forward to this event every year.  I love seeing the decorations and doing a little shopping with a friend.  Usually, I take the opportunity to start some of my Christmas shopping but yesterday, I shopped for me.

The money raised from this event goes back into the community to fund projects for children like a Children’s Cancer Clinic and a summer camp for the under-served.   Over 150 vendors from across the country set up booths in our Trade Market Center.  The theme this year was “Be Merry” and the colors were bright pink, turquoise, lime green and bright blue.

I thought you might like to see a few pictures to get your holiday ideas flowing.  I saw many DIY possibilities. : )

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Wooden beads painted black and strung together with vases lined with greenery leaves

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These snowball trees would make excellent DIY projects.

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Decorations in the brunch tent

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Hanging open air terrariums in glass globes

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I apologize for the blurry shot but I wanted you to see the reindeer up close and this shot was the best of the bunch.

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A toppled-over-on-purpose tree for another aisle

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Still need more inspiration?  See these past Mistletoe Marketplace posts here and here.

Are you ready for the holidays?  What do you like to do to get in the holiday spirit?

Blessings,

Mimi

“They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7 NIV Bible

A Time for Everything

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I’m taking a couple of weeks off from posting but not from writing and reading all of the other wonderful posts out there.

 

 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV Bible



I’ll be back in June!

Blessings,

Mimi

Prayers for Boston

Prayers for Boston

When spoken words are not enough;

“…For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”  
Isaiah 49:13b NIV Bible

When words for prayers don’t come;

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to 
pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.   
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes
 for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”  
Romans 8:26,27  NIV Bible

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been impacted by the tragedy in Boston.

Mimi

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 
 2 Corinthians 1:3,4  NIV Bible