We’ve Been Busy Around These Parts

We've Been Busy Around These Parts

Wow a couple of days went by with no post! Ever wonder what bloggers are up to when they don’t post? Well if it is me, it is because I’m doing other life kinds of stuff and sometimes it means I’m doing projects too! It is hard to sit on your rump all day blogging AND get stuff done around the house. At least it is for me. OK, my absence also meant I was pinning. You know how much easier it is to push PIN than it is to create a blog post? HA!

So this week I’ve been working on a new project!

Remember that hallway that I hung my new command center in? The one I said I needed to repaint someday? Well, someday was now. I couldn’t stand it any more. I just really wanted to clean up the hallway. The walls were dirty and dinged up and I was loving my command center so much I didn’t want to keep being reminded that my walls were in need of paint. So, I’m fixing that.

I’ll update you on that project soon (oh, and see my new step stool in the picture? Now I have my BFF and a step stool so I’m much more equipped now to whip projects out!).

And other than painting, I spent quite a bit of time dealing with rebel dog Jack. You might have seen this on Facebook, but he was having a grand ol’ time hopping around the sofa being crazy when he tipped my pretty turquoise lamp right over on the floor and broke it. The lamp that used to sit right on the table next to my white sofa. WAHAA! Sadness. I think I can glue it but I couldn’t find my super glue so for now, it is taped. Classy.

What are you up to this weekend? Are you watching the Super Bowl?

The Hiding Place {Finding Solitude}

The Hiding Place {Finding Solitude}

Finding Peace & Quiet

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have to hide in my own house. My house gets L-O-U-D.

I like quiet. So I hide.

My main source of refuge? The shower. When my kids were younger I would go in the bathroom and shut the door just to steal a few moments alone. It wasn’t really quiet though because there would be lots of banging on the door and small voices saying “MOMMY!! AW YU IN THEWRE? COME AWUT MOMMA!” My kids are old enough to leave unattended now, so I can hide in the shower where I can’t hear anything but beating water. BLISS!

Even though I spend a lot of time around people (and I love my kids!), I crave a sense of true peace & quiet (not just the absence of sound!).

Today at (in)courage I’m sharing some helpful tips and insight into our need for solitude and how to find it!

The Hiding Place {Finding Solitude}