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This morning, after a family breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and bananas, then sending Mr. Wonderful out the door to hockey with the kids…….it felt so good to climb in a car all by myself (moms, I know you’re with me on this!) and head up to my own mom’s house to spend a few hours transforming her dining room table.This Thomasville table already has quite a history.My mom was walking through a warehouse 25 years ago and saw this table top, legs removed, lying upside on the warehouse floor.  Pulse quickening, she quickly scanned the area for the matching table legs, found all four, and nearly passed out when the man let her have the table for a song.Mom stripped the whole table and restained the top and legs in 1989, the year I graduated from high school.  I’ve always loved the legs and detail on this gorgeous table, and as…

What a beautiful weekend.Sister sleepover with pedicures Saturday night, pizza with family after church this afternoon, and a newly painted console table.Does it get any better? :-)My three kids spent the night with my sister Friday night, and with Mr. Wonderful away on a snowmachine trip, I didn’t have to think long about where I would spend my evening.At my favorite thrift store.  Of course :)Have you been admiring all the pickled, whitewashed and driftwood-style furniture pieces we’ve been seeing everywhere for the last year or so?  I love this Durham collection of tables from Ballard Designs:The whitewash wood complements the dark metal beautifully. Traditional wood with a twist…a bit of metal for that modern edge.Here’s another coffee table.  I don’t remember where I found this picture, but it’s been in my inspiration folder for awhile now:And, of course I LOVE this chandelier which we finally received this month after it sat on the backorder list since October:Here…

Unlike I promised last post, this post will not be showing my bathroom re-do yet but I assure you it will come soon! :-)I’m back :-)Can you believe I’m still working on painting my hallway?Yes, it’s true.  With Mr. Wonderful’s surgery, a daughter with strep throat, wrapping up our Bible study, and 3 family birthdays over the last two weeks, I have found very little time to paint.A couple nights I even took the night off and laid down beside my husband to watch Netflix.  We started a BBC series called “Wives and Daughters” and are really enjoying it.I am on a lifelong journey about spending my time wisely.About prioritizing my God, my family, my projects, my ministries.About learning how to really rest.  And more importantly, when to really rest. So as I sit down to post this afternoon, I realize my unfinished hallway has been a wonderful lesson for me.  In the…