Friday, November 2, 2012

Squeezing in a quick post before the WeEkEnD. (And a winner)

As I sit down to post photos of my kitchen island, in my dry, safe, home, I can't help but feeling an ache for those affected by the hurricane.  My heart breaks that there is such overwhelming loss and motivates me to reach out where and when I can, to help.  It also makes me stop and let thankfulness wash over me.  Thankful that each day is a new day for each of us, and the sun still shines down on us.  I love the month of November because I feel that thankful heart at every new turn in spite of circumstances and loss.  Twice today, the sweet reminder that "His eye is on the sparrow" has found me.  My sweet East coast friend Becky, posted on it  earlier this week and even included my favorite rendition of the song by Lauren Hill.  I love how she sings it! 

I always say that if God gives you the same message TWICE in one day...it's because He wants you to listen up!!  So with my heart still heavy for personal (not moving) reasons, mingled with sadness for some of the East coasters that don't have ANYWHERE to call home, I found myself offering up thanks for His eye watching over me, right here, right now, today.  Even me.  (And yes.. you.)  Precious thought, yes? 




We chose a rich, greeny-based deep gray called "Night Owl" by Sherwin Williams and we are in love with it.  We debated long and hard, reviewing many a pinterest photograph for inspiration which I may show another day.  We chose it because it was neutral and not seasonal.  It grounds all the white but doesn't scream at you in the process.  My man walked in last night and said, "This just makes me happy."  I'd say that's a job well done then, wouldn't you?

Huge thanks again to Half Pints Prints for the awesome giveaway! The winner by random selection, was "Little for a little while"  (Contact me at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net and I'll hook you up with Amber to claim your prize.)

"Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself where she may have her young- a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.  Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you."  Psalm 83:3-4

Happy Weekend sweet things!


24 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely beautiful! I really like it.
    We have everyone in the NE in our prayers. Our family & friends are there, thankfully they are okay, although a couple without electricity. My heart goes out to those who lost their homes and our friend his entire business.

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  2. The island looks amazing. Great job. Big hugs. Have a great weekend! ~Sally

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  3. LOVE the grey!

    I'll have to keep my eye out for you at the S.W. Paint Store. :) Hubby is a professional painter and he buys much of his paint at S.W.

    Hope your weekend is BLESSED!


    Mama D. :)

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  4. I am in MA and although we were hit by Sandy, we were not affected by it as much as our friends in CT and NY. In the news today it talked about people in NYC who live in high rises and are not able to leave because the elevators are not working. my prayers are also for all of the people who are volunteering to help those in need! as always, the picture of your kitchen is so cheery and welcoming~I love it!

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  5. Looks gorgeous friend...just stunning. Makes me happy alllll the way on the other side of the country. Happy weekend. His eye is definitely on you;)

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  6. Your posts are always so well written! I've been really down in the dumps today and now I'm kickin' myself for not turning to the Lord and talking to Him about it. Well it's no too late! Thanks for the reminder that His eyes are always on us.
    I loooove the gray island!! It looks really wonderful!!! Great color choice! I'm going to have to pin a picture of your gorgeous kitchen for sure!

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  7. Lovely island! Prayers to all those affected on the East coast as well.

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  8. Perfect! It makes me smile too. :)

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  9. Your island update looks fab :) Actually it resembles my island alot! I think our grey that we have on ours is Sherwin Williams "CityScape". Its a nice grey, but at certain times of the day when the light hits it, it appears blueish (which I dont like!) One day I will paint it....just dont tell my hubby ;)
    Thanks for the reminders from God. I need to stop and listen more. ALOT more!
    XOX

    ps - once again, I adore your chalkboard!!! You rock it ;)

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  10. That line about "His eye is on the sparrow" reminds me of a really good book I just read by a new author, Joanne Bischof called BE STILL MY SOUL. I highly recommend it!

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  11. His Eye is on the Sparrow was one of my grandmother's favorites and played at her funeral. It is a great hymm, and a great reminder that He is watching out for all of us, you and me too!!!!

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  12. Love it...the post and the island and the "listen up!"
    It's true...such devastation puts things in perspective.

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  13. Your island looks very striking, I like the name of the paint! It's been simply horrible watching the news of Sandy causing destruction, the loss of lives and people losing their homes. I give huge thanks for my humble little home and send prayers for those affected. It stops you in your tracks doesn't it. Hope you have a lovely, peaceful weekend Sasha.

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  14. Love the color! Perfect and practical

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  15. i love it!! a lot! i have a thing for grey :)

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  16. So glad you are all so happy with the paint you picked for the island! It's amazing what one little change like that can do, isn't it?

    God's been giving me some extra "listen up" moments this week. Even random texts from friends have had me paying extra close attention to somethings I've been needing to hear.

    Happy Sunday to you!

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  17. I'm dying. DYING. I love that color so much. As always, you have great taste. And I hear you about the hurricane victims. Ugh. I was thinking yesterday, why does it take horrible events such as this to remind us how grateful we should be, you know? The other day I was stressing about not finding the right bed skirt for our spare bedroom, which literally could not be less important. Then the hurricane happened and I just thought, you know, life is pretty darn good. Hopefully we can carry these lessons in our hearts for longer than the storm.

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  18. it's hard to watch was is going on on the east coast
    and not feel so bad and helpless. it's so sad and it gives
    a person a different perspective on the 'big' things we get so hung up
    on in our every day life.. (in reality, they aren't as big as we thought).
    loved your island makeover.. we repainted our bathroom cabinets a similar
    gray and i love love it. wonderful choice in color :)

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  19. I know--so sad about all the hurricane damage and all that people have lost. Really puts things into perspective. On a positive note, I love your island. The color is really warm and homey. If you ever happen to be in UT, I think you should come over--we can paint things and shuffle crap around my house, bake and take pictures of everything. We're living parallel lives girly!

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  20. Sasha!
    It looks amazing....I LOVE the color you guys chose.....it adds so much to your space. Isn't it crazy how you can make a small change, and it can make such a difference?

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  21. Love the island, the hubby and I have a DIY project planned for out island too!

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  22. that verse makes me cry....
    love the color you choose...really adds a cool vibe in the kitchen.
    ps...i got my big prints..now what to do with them. I thought I'd let you go first...lol!
    I gotta make about 50 signs before I can work on my house again:)
    xoxo

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  23. Your island looks so nice! Great job! Thanks for the scripture. What a beautiful verse on this day. I'll have that song in my head the whole day and that makes me happy.

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