Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bathroom Mirrors!

I went to the mall by myself the other night. This is something that very rarely happens! I realized on this trip that I really need to do it more often. I am so much more productive when I don't have to take little ones to the bathroom a hundred times!

Well, since I did not have 4 extra sets of hands with me, I decided to go into Kirkland's. This is a store I love to go into, but I usually avoid because my little ones love to touch and pick up all the beautiful, breakable things! It makes me so nervous I just can't "enjoy" the store.

Anyway, I am so glad that I was able to go in and dream.... Honestly, I believe God lead me into the store that night. They were having a sale on their green tagged items. I have found many things in their scratch and dent sale. It is usually something that a can of spray paint or hot glue can fix and make as good as new!

I looked around a little and then made my way to area where they had all the damaged items. There leaning against the counter were 3 large mirrors. The mirrors were in tact and the frames had just a few scratches on them! I looked for the price tag expecting to see this beautiful framed mirror to be marked at least $50.00 (the original tag said $79.00). Boy, was I wrong! It was only $15.00 and so were the other 2...I was excited beyond belief! (Still am!)

These mirrors will be perfect over the vanities in the kids bathrooms! All I will need to do is prime and paint them! How awesome is that!

I couldn't help but compare prices. I went online and saw that at the local home improvement store, bathroom mirrors this size would easily cost us $100.00 each. What a blessing to get all 3 of them for $45.00!

I am so thankful that God takes care of us...even in little things like bathroom mirrors!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Starting the Journey

We are starting a new phase of our life. We are planning our dream home! In June, we purchased 5 acres of land. This is something that we have been wanting to do for several years. The Lord has closed the door many times, but now He has made our dream a reality.

I am having so much fun looking through thousands of house plans and decorating ideas! It is amazing how much you can do from the comfort of your own home... and with four small children, this is a must!

I thought it would be fun to share with you the process we are going through in building our new home. I also want to share decorating ideas, mistreatments, and thrifty finds. I have been so inspired by all you in the blogging world. I just can't wait to get started on my own!!!!

I know I need to learn patience. It could still be a little while. We need to sell our house before we start building, but until then, I will continue to gather ideas and try them in our current home!

THEN when the time comes..hopefully everything will go smoothly... and quickly!

(Did I mention that I need to learn patience!)

The day the land was officially ours, we went and took pictures. The kids loved having so much room to run and play!

This is the beautiful view we will enjoy each night!