Tag Archives: before and after

Once Upon A Time.

Campus life is in FULL swing.

Yesterday, we were on the Horseshoe with 5,000 other people watching sorority Bid Day. (Now THAT is a hilariously interesting experience…another post for another day.)

Once upon a time we used to have time for Home Repair Projects.

Here’s a quick “Before & After” shot of our deck that Joel and his brother stained this summer.


This pic is just to show you the color of the wood BEFORE Joel and Hunter spent 12-hours straight staining it…


It is so beautiful and so weather-proofed! Thank you, Hunter and Joel!

Can’t wait for it to cool down so we can have a little “Fall-Kick-Off Party”! I hope that it will be cool sometime before November this year…though it’s doubtful.

Hope you are loving those last few days of summer!

Yard Sale Find!

I can’t wait to figure out what to do with this lovely treasure that I found at the Freeman’s Adoption Yard Sale.

(If you’re in Columbia today, stop by 701 Whaley!!)

I completely convinced Joel that I loved this painting and HAD to hang it in our kitchen. He was so gracious (or sleepy, I can’t decide) that he just said, “Oh. Okay, sweetie.”

I am thinking I could try and make it look something like this…

(Ballard Designs)

Or this…


Or the traditional chalkboard approach.

(design sponge)

I just don’t want it to look cluttered…thoughts?

Off to breakfast, some ministry partner development and other Saturday fun!