Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spinnin' wheels.

 The rain, gray and drizzle has arrived in the Pacific Northwest.  It never really affected me until last year, but I can tell that I'm already over the "grainy season" (gray, rainy season) because I want to paint everything that moves a bright, happy, mustardy-yellow color.  (I'm resisting the urge to paint my kitchen island the color on the end of the paint strip.... but oh... what do you guys say??  It's only paint right? It would be rather fun... just not sure I'm that brave.  (I've also been considering a kind of dirty blue-green, or gray as an alternative.  Sheesh.  Gray?!  Like I don't have a enough of that outside? But that would be really cute too, wouldn't it?)

I finally had to break down and move that big long stripey rug that was under my kitchen sink because 1) it was too big for the area and I kept fearing a trip 2) It didn't lay flat on the corners which is enough to drive a person batty without the rain outside.  I was happy to score this little gold and white number from Target.  It's machine washable.  Hallelujah.

I have so many things in the back of my mind plan-wise currently that I don't even know where to start.  Does that ever happen to you? I'm painting on old dresser in my closet this bright yellow.  It might be the most fun project I've ever done.  Who knew.  But it's got the wheels rolling... because now I feel like I need to do something with my whole closet- like finish the trim and paint the walls in there to match my bedroom.  I have a feeling it's going to be a gorgeous finished product when it's done... but that's a project for another day.
 I've also got family photos on the brain.  I made a fun necklace with clearance beads but now I just have to figure out what everyone else is going to wear.  I'm dying for a good photo shoot.  I want to do a huge canvas print wall and rework and refresh my gallery wall space a bit.  We'll see how that goes.  It's in the works as I speak though... a few huge prints ordered already and waiting to be finished during non-garland making free time.  I'm a little excited about it.

And YES garlands are in production this week.... and even though all 100 are currently reserved, if you think you still want one, email me to get on the wait list because I have already had cancellations and movement on that list so you never know.  (lemonademakinmama@comcast.net)
 I know... you want to know about the interview Adrain had for the Ohio job.  See the bags?  Lack of sleep...  We are all fighting head/chest colds right now which I'm going to blame the bags on, rather than worry.  Ha!  Adrain did the interview Monday and it was a great interview... he was the most qualified candidate and was really well prepared etc, however he is convinced he didn't get it because there are 8 local guys also applying and the gal interviewing him seemed pretty keen on "knowing" the person she hires. We'll know for sure later this week... but in the meantime, we are trying to make peace with the probable disappointment of a "no."  And to the dozens of you who sent me emails on Monday letting us know you were praying for our family and Adrain's interview, I felt so overwhelmed by your love and support.  Thank you for being such an encouragement to us. I read them all to Adrain and he loves you guys too! It's fair to say that I was more excited/hopeful about this possibility than anything we've crossed paths with in the past three years, and my heart keeps praying for God to just surprise the heck out of us and say "YES."  (He does that sometimes....right?)
 Case in point- hoodlum puppy.  She was a total surprise.  (She starts puppy kindergarten next week.  And she had better learn something there too! Her head is mostly full of air.  But she sure is sweet and she does walk beside me like a champ with her little tail wagging happily.)

Claiming these words today as I try not to spin my wheels in life and all it's details and worries;

2 Samuel 7:27-29 (emphasis mine)
Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign Lord, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”
 



37 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed about the job. I say be bold and paint the island. You can always paint over it! I had yellow cabinets in my kitchen in my early 20's and it was cheerful and fun....

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  2. Ummm...did I miss something? What is the garland you speak of...I must know! Oh and as far as painting the island, go for it! It's only paint and can be changed if you really can't handle it. I'm in love with that mustardy yellow these days. Really hoping the job happen...you would so love the midwest and lack of rainy seasons.

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    1. These Christmas tree garlands from last year... :)

      http://www.lemonademakinmama.com/2011/11/hall-decking-with-heart.html

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  3. Stopping by for the update. Two things stick out to me... 1. great interview... 2. most qualified... God will do the rest -- even when it comes to working in the heart of the interviewer who is set on knowing the person she hires. And remember, even if the answer is no -- there is nothing better than GOD'S PLAN. Hugs! ~Sally (still praying!)

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  4. been wondering...waiting to hear. trying to not to ask you... and i say GO FOR BROKE...paint that buggar YELLOW!!!!

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  5. Glad to hear the interview went so well. Having it go well and knowing your husband is so qualified will give you even more reason to TRUST God however it turns out! I love moments like that....Moments where I find myself even more assured that I am His and He is keeping me.

    I'm with you...I don't even like yellow very much. But, I have taken the gray/yellow/white thing hook, line, and sinker!

    Paint your island. You can always repaint it if you hate it. With the amount of tan you have in your house, I would personally probably go with a green-blue color. But, yellow may be just what you need right now!

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  6. i agree with becky...paint that thang yeller! but maybe wait to see if adrian got the job. maybe not everyone wants a yeller island ;) crossing my fingers for you too!

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  7. My fingers are crossed too. Oh and I like your shoes :)

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  8. Good luck on the job! Although, and I know this is ridiculous, if you guys go, I will miss knowing that you are just up North of me here in Portland. THAT IS SILLY, I KNOW! Anyway, can't wait to see the dresser and I say go for it on the island. Why not???

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  9. funny I checked in this morning to see if you had an update on Adrain's interview! hoping everything turns out for the best! and love the 'do!

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    1. That is incredibly sweet... thank you girl. :)

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  10. New follower and commenter here! I hope and pray that all goes well for your husband. God is in control. Oh, that paint color is glorious! I love it.

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  11. Love, love, love the rug and mustard yellow paint color. Hoping puppy kindergarten works out. Praying for your answer to prayer. Also, if you decide to make more "give thanks" napkins, can we get a heads up the day before you list or do you plan on having a waiting list. Take care and looking forward to hearing about the family photo shoot details. :-)

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    1. I can always do a custom order provided I can get ahold of the same napkins I was using for those. I'm about to begin printing my Christmas ones so let me know if you want to work out the details of a custom order. :)

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    2. I haven't been on blog for a few days due to family issues. I absolutely want to do a custom order for a set of give thanks napkins. Due to my spending limits through Christmas (ha) I will just order one set now and get two more sets later as I can and you can. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  12. Go for the yellow color! It's one of those moves that you will be so happy with! How could you look at that color and not smile? Praying that you get your answer on the job front--that waiting is so, so hard. Remember, I am the (fellow) Buckeye here in Ohio waiting for you to let me know of your new address so I can drop off some gluten-free cookies and the newest issue of BHG? :) Yes, that's me. Know that whatever is supposed to happen, will happen. Only He knows the plan.

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    1. yeah!! I'll totally take those cookies and magazine too! LOL STill waiting... and praying... and waiting...

      No news is good news right?

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  13. i'm nutso. i totally sent you the wrong lowercase letters button. and now i can't find the other one i made. blame it on my bronchitis. LOL. anyways, now i'll read the post and then leave another comment.

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  14. still praying for that job stuff. may His plan be revealed and bring you peace!!

    i love the mustard color for the island. and your shoes?? stop it. too much cute right there. i love that rug, too. my mom gave me a rug to put by my sink, but after spilling stuff all over it on two occasions, i am letting the linoleum go bare - less work. but it's totally not as cute!

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  15. How did I manage to miss that we are neighbors??? I'm in Arlington. :)
    Secondly, been praying for God to do his thing with the job situation. I say no matter what happens God has your back and you can rest in that His will being done is right where you want to be!
    Third, family photos right now are perfection!
    Fourth, PAINT THAT ISLAND! Its just paint, and just like hair if you don't like it change it! :)

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  16. Oh, I love this scripture. Thank you. I so needed encouragement to start my day. Thank you for reminding me where my focus should be, even in the midst of soooo much in your heart right now. Praying God's great things over your family!

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  17. I bet God has something up his sleeve that is better than you can imagine. He is going to knock your socks off!!

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  18. O geez somehow I ask silly questions. I already bought mine you would think I would realize these were the same things. Thanks for the clarification though :)

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  19. Keeping my fingers crossed that God's will be done in regards to the job situation. That said, I'd be thrilled to have you join me in Ohio!

    Saying prayers and a hug.

    PS: Hair is fantastic! :)

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  20. praying ya'll feel peace as the lord leads you right now.
    prayinig that grainy season clears up. i can't imagine! we struggle with major heat....greener grass right?
    thank you for encouraging me about dan and those wierd hiccups. i had no idea adrain had them before. i was wondering if he was going to need a muscle relaxer

    love your new print.
    pinned & shared it!!

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  21. The yellow to the left, have had that color on my counter since 1979. Been there so long, it has made full circle! Looks great with my green walls and red and black accents. All white dishes on open shelves. Easy country lining!
    About the job, I pray for God's perfect will for you, for there you will be the happiest and most blessed and satisfied! Grace for the answer! In the precious name of Jesus!

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  22. The yellow is just so pretty the kitcken island would look so amazing in yellow do it! Your puppy is so big and cute as cn be.
    Happy painting!

    ps I posted the Pear Bar recipe hope you like it.

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  23. i love your love for yellow and your dislike for grainy days...ME TOO! and I think I would go for the yellow bar...you can always change the color.
    I am ordering big prints too for my mantle..trying to think of a way that is cheaper than canvas..those are EXPENSIVE!
    I can't wait to see what all your doing..it inspires me so:)
    hope it is sunny today for you..it is grainy here:( but I am practicing thankfulness:)
    xo

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  24. Lovin the yellow! Praying for your family too! My hubby had to leave us in FL to go work in NY. We are planning on all moving in 2 months. I am so excited about leaving Florida and moving back to the NE. But, waiting for the ball to drop and things not to work out...again. Hoping and praying God will suprise me too and all will work out! Heres to both of us embracing positive change!

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  25. Please do tell the name of that paint color! It is the exact shade of mustard-y yellow that I need in my dining room!

    And I say...PAINT THE ISLAND!

    Hugs!

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  26. Paint the island yellow! It will brighten your kitchen and your days ~ :)

    I know this job thing is often frustrating, however, I do know that God's plan is perfect as is His timing. He always brings us something a jillion times better than we can imagine. We don't know the applicants in Ohio nor the reasons one of them may get the job...their circumstances are unknown but He knows. It just comes down to our faith and trust in His plan.

    Hugs,
    Pat

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  27. Random but where is the rug in your photo from? I LOVE it!! it would go perfect with my mustard/gray living room!

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