Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Hey everyone!  How's your Tuesday going?  Mine has been super.  It started with an early morning dental appointment!  An hour and over $250 later, I'm feeling better- not normal but better.  I allowed myself a nice long nap after my morning.  Sweet sleep.  It always helps make difficult days a little easier.


If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter, too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite tip. Enjoy!


A few storage and cleaning solutions that speak for themselves!
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Blessings,
Lisa

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Blog Look #2

Happy Monday everyone! Today is the first day of school in the Lewisville household. The kids are thrilled ... on a very small level. I'm a mom of two middle schoolers and a high schooler! Feeling a bit older these days and thrilled ... on a very small level myself.

But seriously, it makes me realize that I only have 4 short years left with my oldest. Four years to influence and teach her.  Four years to greet her every morning with a hug and a smile. Four years to warn her about all that's ugly out there and four years to encourage her to never stop dreaming. My greatest desire is to see her grow up and always desire to worship, serve, love and thank God.  I'm not sure where that will take her, but as a good friend reminded me this week, I'd rather have my kids far from me and close to the Lord than close to me and far from the Lord.  Big difference. 

Four years.  Just four short years.  I want to say like John, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3Jn 4)." To that end, I will cherish every moment of these wonderful teen years.  That's right, wonderful teen years.  Whatever age our children are right now, cherish it.  That's what I've chosen. If they're little crawlers, you're in an awesome place of mommyhood.  If you're sending them off to school for the first time, you're in an awesome place, too.  And if you're like me with big kids now, cherish these times.  Every age, every moment with our kiddoes is an absolute gift.  Don't let others "warn" you or  tell you how awful this time is going to be.  They are adults in training.  They'll make mistakes and have bad days, but we as parents are there to remind them they are uniquely created and divinely loved by their creator.  He has a wonderful plan for their lives and I'm here (along with Mr. Lewisville) to help them remember that truth.

So last week I introduced the new blog look.  I'm keeping the overall look, but changing the colors every Monday.  How do you like this gold color?
Last week, it was coral.



In three weeks, I'll have you vote on your favorite color.  Be sure to check back on Mondays for the new color blend.  So far, you all seem to love the coral. Me too, but there's something about yellow and black that I love!

Have a Blessed Monday,
Lisa


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pretty White and Coral Desk

So a few weeks ago I picked up this desk for $5 at a yard sale.  Let me say that again.  Desk. $5. Applause, applause! I could barely contain myself when I saw the price and gladly and quickly gave the woman my Abraham Lincoln to claim my prize. It's real wood with dove tail drawers that just needed a little love.  Want to see the transformation? As my kids would say in their best deep cartoon voices, "PREPARE TO BE AMAZED!"


But wait.  To really appreciate the beauty of this desk, lets look at the before pictures.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Good morning, good morning, good morning, it's time to rise and shine.  We have blue skies today and the kids are on their last week of summer vacay. The best part is my partner in crime has the day off too, so there's fun in the sun to get to and experience. 

 If you're new here, welcome to Lewisville!  Today is Tips and Tricks Tuesday! It's a good day to visit here.  I like finding simple solutions to everyday living and sharing some of my favorite tips with you all!  You can find most of these tips on my Pinterest Tips and Tricks board, where I'd also love to have you follow along.  There's always facebook and twitter, too.  If you want to pin these tips on your own board, just click {source} below each picture.  It will take you to the original source of the tip, and it's always best to pin from the original source.
Leave a comment and tell me your favorite tip. Enjoy!
Over the last few years, wine racks have become the thing to buy for your home.  I agree!  And I don't even drink wine.  Imagine all the organizing you can do with them. Look at these ideas.

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's a NEW Blog!

Well, hello everyone!  It's been a while since we've all come together, but it's finally here.  It's a new day and a new blog.  It almost feels like the first day of school to me.  Weird.  I'm excited and a little nervous all at the same time!

So first, let's talk about the obvious.  What do you think of the new look?  I'm still tweaking a few things of course, and the accent colors might change...every Monday; but this is what you'll be seeing for the most part.  Not sure about the black and white stripes, although I have a thing for stripes, just not sure about how our eyes can adjust with them in a background.  I guess we'll see???

Next, I cleaned up the side bar a bit.  I'll be keeping the advertisements down to a minimum. 

Next, the schedule.  I love all DIY, decorating, organizing, cleaning and pretty much all things home.  I'll still be posting about those things but my greatest passion is writing devotions for women.  So, every other Monday I'll be doing just that!  I'm most excited about this new part of my blog and I hope you'll stick around to read them! 
I'll also be adding some gluten free recipes on Fridays because my family has been going through a trial also known as Celiacs.  It caused much concern over the last few months, but we are through the worst of it.  We've learned so much and have adjusted our recipes, so why not share them!

I'll be keeping Tips and Tricks Tuesdays just in case you're wondering.  Many of you have expressed how much you like those post.  I hear ya!

And, yes, at some point I'll need to change that 3 year old picture of me that that was taken 5 years ago.  It's the little things. 

Thanks for your patience everyone.  I really needed some time just to spend with the family and get re-focused, renewed and re-energized.  So I'll see you tomorrow and be sure to come back on Thursday too for my latest furniture Transformation.  Wowzers! You won't believe it!

Blessings,
Lisa