To Be Content

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“…for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.” -Philippians 4:11

That’s a quote from the Bible peeps – written by Paul while he was in prison – not me declaring that I have figured out how to be content!

Fridays Unfolded

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Hey Hey! Friday’s Unfolded agAAAaainnn! Man but the weeks do fly by so fast. My 2 youngest are in Kansas, Travis and I are enjoying some good conversations with our Teenager now that she’s the only child in the house for a bit. I found a cool stack of free pallets that I hauled home this week. I shared some pics of my girls and some Mud Huts this week on the blog. I also shared how I made the stencil and stenciled my Mom’s kitchen soffit.

And I had fun going through the links from last weeks Fridays Unfolded party :D

Mud Hut Creations

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Are you ready for summer yet? You know I am! I’m never ready for cold weather – I really should live in a climate that is warm year round. I don’t, though, so I make the best of it. (most of the time)

Today I’m reminiscing a little – I posted yesterday that my 9 and 11 year old girls are on their way to Kansas with their Grandparents. And it made me think back to our last trip to Kansas. We went last summer – seems like a long time ago already. They had a lot of rain before we got there so the creek beside my sister’s house was up and flowing over the dirt road. All the kids, from the youngest to the teenagers played in the water – and the mud. They made some pretty cool Mud Hut Creations and I want to share them with you.

Girls. Sisters. Friends.

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Girls. Sisters. Friends.

Daughters of mine – these three keep life from ever being dull or boring.

They keep me from becoming too self-centered and complacent. They frustrate the living daylights out of me sometimes (on a daily basis) they make me lose my temper (only occasionally) they make me want to climb the walls and pull my hair out.

How to Stencil Words on a Wall

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Stenciling on a wall isn’t hard – it just takes some time and patience. If you use a roll of paper or stencil film it would be easier as you could cut your stencil all in one long piece. But I don’t have a roll of paper or film this long, and honestly, I haven’t been able to make my (affiliate link) silhouette work right with a roll and no cutting mat. It’s supposed to but I can’t get it to pull properly without the cutting mat. Also the rolls of (affiliate link) stencil film I sometimes use cost enough I don’t use them for a project this big or that I will use only once.

In Christ Alone

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In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

Friday’s Unfolded!

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Oh wow, peeps it’s time for Friday’s Unfolded already! I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s been cold here – really cold. Like, make-me-think-I-moved-to-Siberia cold. I simply bump the thermostat to 72° and dress warm :D And boots, scarf, hat, and gloves are a must along with the winter coat when I have to get out. I’m dealing with it ok, but I am ready for Spring whenever it wants to show up! 75 days till April!Oh wow, peeps it’s time for Friday’s Unfolded already! I hope you’ve had a good week. It’s been cold here – really cold. Like, make-me-think-I-moved-to-Siberia cold. I simply bump the thermostat to 72° and dress warm :D And boots, scarf, hat, and gloves are a must along with the winter coat when I have to get out. I’m dealing with it ok, but I am ready for Spring whenever it wants to show up! 75 days till April!

Giveaway – Don’t Forget to Enter!

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Don’t forget to go enter the giveaway I have going on now! Enter using rafflecopter – simple and easy – find the post here.

Yes, You CAN Paint a Piano!

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I haven’t found anything yet that I positively would not paint. So I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear me say, ‘Yes, you CAN paint a piano!’

A piano may seem like a huge, daunting task. And if you take the whole thing apart and paint each piece and put it all back together, then, yes I would think that a huge, daunting task.

But if you just want the piano to have a better look, and it isn’t an expensive heirloom piece, it really isn’t that huge or daunting a task to paint a piano.

The Nesting Place and Nate Berkus

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If you don’t know yet, I’ve become quite the football fan this year. Most Sundays find me watching every game I can. I do wish I could choose which game, but we haven’t signed up for cable tv so I am stuck with what the stations air here. I spent yesterday watching first the Packers and then the COLTS win in the playoffs. The countdown is on to the Super Bowl!

And after the games were over I decided to get my giveaway put together for you. I’ve had this in the plan for awhile but like a lot of things lately, I kept putting it off for one reason or another. But it all came together finally, and though it would have been fun to do this giveaway for Christmas, or New Year’s it’s here now and I hope you like it!

Friday’s Unfolded

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Friday’s Unfolded time again! We took a break over Christmas and New Year’s so it’s been awhile but it’s a New Year and time for some New Sharing! And time to link up those New projects and decor and whatever ‘unfolded’ for you recently!

A Chandelier and a Cow Hide Rug

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How’s that for a fashion statement? A Chandelier and a Cow Hide Rug. Can those two items really co-exist in the same decor scheme?

If you know me well at all, you know my answer.

OF COURSE! They co-exist quite nicely :D

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