Monday, June 20, 2011

One year














I can't believe its already been a year since I spent some time in the Philippines. I was thinking about it yesterday and what a great experience it was. I went with a wonderful group of people, and we were able to do lots of service for the people of Bohol. We also had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cebu temple dedication. Vaccines for the Philippines is a great organization, if anyone is considering doing humanitarian work I would highly recommend going with them! I am grateful for spur of the moment decisions, on a whim I decided to go and left about 2 weeks later. I am so blessed that I got to see and experience a beautiful place with beautiful people. They are so nice and generous. They would give us anything and everything they could, even though they are so poor they don't have much to give. I fell in love, and ... I would go back in a heartbeat.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The latest project




Stephanie and Steve were so nice and gave us this shelf/mini bookshelf they were no longer using. I have been wanting something to put under my big mirror in the living room and discovered this would be the perfect fit! I have been loving gray lately, and it goes with everything so that's the color I decided to paint it. I also love picture frames so I thought this would be a cute way to display some of our favorite pictures. (even though I haven't put them in yet) I didn't have to sand this one down, but I did end up doing 3 layers of paint. (4 on some shelves) I got some frames from hobby lobby,one from my mom, and two from west elm. (that's where I got the owl too, I LOVE that store. Shout out to Stacey for the introduction) Oh and I was looking everywhere for a turquoise frame, but couldn't find one I liked that wasn't too expensive. But then I thought why don't I just paint a white one with the turquoise paint I used on my desk?... and it was a hit. ANYWAY I love love love how it turned out and it was so fun!! (except for when I couldn't get the shelves back in where I wanted to. I might have been a little frustrated. You should ask Taylor about it.)