sweet gratitude, III

Trying to slow down more and remember to smell the roses. Sometimes it can be hard to really live in the present, without looking forward with “I can’t wait”s… for me, being thankful for what is going on right now helps.

Loving lately:

warmer weather, eno time,

warmer weather, eno time,

pinterest ideas,

pinterest ideas,

oatmeal and coffee to start my days,

oatmeal and coffee to start my days,

verses God shows me just at the right time,

verses God shows me just at the right time,

fresh picked flowers, walks with friends,

fresh picked flowers, walks with friends,

of course sweet snuggles,

of course sweet snuggles,

and spring wishes!

and spring wishes!

“give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you..”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

From The Happiness Project: Gratitude is important to happiness. Studies show that consistently grateful people are happier and more satisfied with their lives; they even feel more physically healthy and spend more time exercising. Gratitude brings freedom from envy, because when you are grateful for what you have, you are not consumed with wanting something different or something more. That, in turn, makes it easier to live within your means and also to be generous to others.

What are you grateful for this week? Something amazing? Just getting through?

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Heritage Red

A few months ago, after seeing a need for affordable rental homes in Collierville, my parents bought a house!

While checking it out, I saw a random old desk in the shed. It was pushed into the back corner adorned with lots of random junk so I only saw a quick glance of the front of it, but I knew I had to have it!

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The previous owner left it there & my parents said it was all mine! Months passed…. and finally this weekend we went to get it!

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It turned out even better than I remembered or expected! It is especially deep (atleast 3 feet!!) which makes for lots of workspace. Also, it is made of oak… great quality. And so heavy!!

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My dad and I picked up 3 bottles of spray paint from Home Depot in “Heritage Red” and immediately got to sprucing this baby up!

[This method known as the “impatient-must-complete-project-today” version. Always my first choice!]

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We chose “Heritage Red” to avoid the bright, stop sign red while still matching this part of my room

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A good coat and a couple hours in the sun left me with
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A new/old desk I absolutely adore

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that matches my $25 loveseat perfectly!

I can hardly wait to introduce them!! (The loveseat is in Starkville/Desk in Collierville) Come on May!!