I have to say it... Your kindness on my previous post and my stupid car crisis (I say "stupid" because it could be so much worse) really lifted our spirits and encouraged us. I wanted to respond back to every comment within the comments but I haven't had time to finish that yet. Hoping to finish that up today as I'm home with a sick kiddo today but no promises. We came up with a temporary solution (borrowing a car for a few weeks) and what we fear might be our only other solution long term, short of a miracle. We won't know for a few weeks if we can even pull it off and I fear... (and this is the raw part that I wish I wasn't struggling with) that God might not allow the solution we came up with because He might be better glorified by us being at rock bottom-no solution, long term, and struggling and struggling and struggling. Did I really just admit that? Yes. Yes I did. I am doing a study on the "God that Jesus knows" and I feel like all of my ideas about who I thought God is are being challenged right to the root system with this present crisis and man I hate that because I thought everything was all figured out and now I'm realizing that just because my mouth and brain know something, my heart might actually fear and believe otherwise. Ugh. Anyway, that's an entire post for another day but we'll have to chew on that at some point because I don't think it's going anywhere in a hurry on me. Right now it still kind of makes me weepy and afraid. Which I don't think is what God is intending from all of this. So yeah, I'm workin' on that.
I actually came here to share a DIY project that I had finished before the great car debacle of 2014 and I didn't mean to get sidetracked vomiting out the ugly in my heart right now. Thanks for liking me anyway.
Anyway. Sometimes I do things and think, "Oh that's not really post-worthy" but then later I think, "Well why not? Someone out there might like to read about that!" Today is one of those days. I've got a small project that probably isn't really post-worthy, but I'm posting on it anyhow. Because I can.
rolling basket with casters. Incidentally, casters are one of my love-languages. The other day I came home and saw four huge industrial sized casters on the garage shelf and I asked my man what they were for. He responded, "They're for you. I saw them and knew you'd find a use for them."
I think I want to marry that boy and have his babies.
And I will find a use for them, never fear.
The basket is from Target, several years ago, and I taped it off and painted it to make it look dipped a while back. I love baskets that are big and can be moved from place to place, season to season, as you need them. I might store some games for summer table-top use in it... or I might move it over by our sliding glass doors and use it for the in and out summer paraphernalia that needs a temporary home.
You'll want to make sure and get screws that are long enough to go through the basket, the wood and the caster base. You wouldn't want to buy the wrong length and then have to make a whole separate trip to Lowe's to get the correct length. Trust me on that.
more functional rolling item! (Oh and the gorgeous sign above our desk was made by Tiffini over at House of Belonging. Cause I know someone will ask!) (grin)
house tour pictures, here, and some changes there are soon to come as my mother's day gift (again, before the GCD of 2014 happened... was the purchase of subway tile for my kitchen. Apparently it's all been taken care of, though I felt guilty and tried to return it or prevent the install earlier this week, saying, "Let's just put that toward the Great Car Debacle of 2014" and my man said "No" and that it was too late anyway since it's already been taken care of.
Ugh. I suppose I'll have to just sit back and relax about that one and let myself get excited... because I really have wanted to do get subway tile for years. Though I can't help but feel heavy guilt thinking, "Well if only we had known... we wouldn't have put the $ down for that! (Not that our tiny tile project cost would have made much of dent in the car situation since my man gets a screaming deal on tile and instal through his company... still.) (I feel I have to explain this all to you.) (This is what I'm talking about when I say overshare-er. I care way too much about not being judged falsely or harshly and I hate that kind of stupid insecurity but there it is. Raw honesty. I'd better stop now before one of my BFF's tell me to knock if off. It's been one of those weeks.) By the way, my friends would be hugging me by now after telling me to stop. Just so you know. (Can you say basket case? Goodness.)
On a different note, I did just add a few new flour sack dish towels into my shop- they have been sitting in my bin for months and I haven't had a day to get my self in order to finish and list them. (I've got a few irregulars as well for half price) *I WILL NOT BE MAKING ANY MORE OF THESE AFTER THIS BATCH SELLS OUT*
watercolor grocery list (which I've only got a limited supply of as well.) It is the most useful thing I've made in a long time! You can attach it to a clipboard or add adhesive magnets to the backside and keep it handy for jotting down things before you forget them. The best part is that it's a 5x7 in size, so it's not too big for a fridge face. I head of someone who just takes a photo of what she's written down with her phone, and then heads to the store. Love that.
You can click here to shop!
Okay friends, that's it for me, for today. I want to share a bunch about my new part time job but it's going to have to wait until I can figure out how to share all that encouragement in one small post! God is good. And that's what I keep reminding myself of with this car crap. Ha!