Thursday, October 29, 2009

I've got that feeling....

Do you know what I am talking about? Its that feeling you get when you are doing something you love and feel so accomplished with?? The warm and giddy kind of feeling :). That's been me this week. This whole time I have been at the Poet, I haven't felt good about my booth. At the beginning of this week, I felt like I needed to build a awning out of old wood......so that's what I did! Well, with my little brothers help, I did it. Building it was easy...putting it up on a concrete wall --- NOT so easy. Lets just say I was popping the IBprophen that night (haha.....I really was sore!) Anyways, there is a gorgeous old house downtown Monroe that I have noticed a lot of wood on the porch. The house has been undergoing renovations for a few months. So I contacted the owner and asked if he had any wood he could spare. He said he did!!! So here I GO --- (now I could do this allllll day long!) --- I pull up in the yard and start asking away about what he needs and what he doesn't need. I left with plenty of wood for the awning and a awesome old door......everything I needed in abundance (you know the Lord said He would do that for us when we trust Him! -Luke 6:38 & Prov. 3) Now, to someone else, getting a lot of old rotten wood may seem so ridiculous. But to me......it was the BEST! You see......God DOES care about our own secret desires. He knows things in our hearts that no one else may ever know or understand. But He cares......because we are His number 1 priority!!! So that has been my week! Here are some pictures for you to see the DRAMATIC changes that have been made this week,. I am so very happy with it now.

Do you see that I painted it "Chocolate kiss"?! I am loving this color!!! I painted a lot of my apartment this color. Its great......it goes with everything and every season.....and it is such a rich warm hue......


Yep.....that is my prized ole' door! I think the lamp inside adds such warmth!


This BED!!! Hands down - this is my favorite piece I have ever had. Seriously!!! The crackled paint and shabbiness is perfect. All original!!!


I enjoy this business so much. I hope you are living a life that you enjoy.

I have not forgotten about adding pictures of my apartment on here. It is taking longer than I thought it would to get put together!!! But as soon as its done.....I will add those pictures for you to see my little nest!


Alright....after a long days work, its time to hit the hay. Have a great rest of the week --- hang in there....the weekend it almost here!

Blessings in His Love forever....
Rachel

Seek first (above your wants and desires) My kingdom (My way of living and doing) and My righteousness....then all these other things SHALL BE added to you in abundance. Matthew 6 - this is true and so worth it!

5 comments:

  1. Just look at the transformation!!!!Unbelievable! And I know the house you are speaking of..I think you may be a true writer as well! Hugs, Janna

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  2. fabulous finds! Here by way of Jannas blog.

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  3. WOW! I mean really WOW!!!
    I'm deep down shabby and usually gravitate in my desires toward creamy whites' and soft pinks, jadite, buttercream, aqua... but this CHOCOLATE KISS is awesome and ... GOES REALLY WELL WITH ALOT OF THEE OTHER colors I just mentioned. No surprise that a couple days ago, I changed my blog background to a chocolate and aqua. How funny is that?
    That bed is incredible!! Your whole booth; and I'm amazed at what you did. The LORD truly gave you the desires of your heart. HE knows what you needed, and He provided beautifully!

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  4. Hi Rachel,
    It's me again Marguerite. -- I had to drop in today to ask you who makes that chocolate kiss color? Like... where did you find it?
    I'm smack dab in the middle of redoing our living room and actually have dried white trim paint all over my fingers as I type. lol
    I'm thinking about painting the bricks around our woodstove that chocolate color and doing the mantle boards white. I'm hoping you write back and let me know so in the next couple days I can pick up a quart of it. Our chimney bricks leak a little and we have no way to fix it all right now. Currently they are painted white and they keep bleeding through a horrible rust color. I thought the brown might cover it up better and it's so pretty! If you get a chance, please let me know. THANKS ABUNCH! lea

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