Monday, August 25, 2008

Spiffed-up kitchen

So I have probably mentioned to most people I know that I love to read design blogs. They are so inspiring! I think the best part of them is the lovely photography of creative people's homes in tip top shape. I like to imagine that when not staged they look a little more like mine and that with some professional photography mine could appear more beautiful like theirs, but anyway it is so fun to see things decorated so nicely. Does reading design blogs make me focus too much on possessions and appearances? Maybe. Probably. But I am so happy to read in the Bible about how God himself had specific design ideas for his temple and fashion ideas for the priestly robes. Now my home is not a national temple and I am not a priest, but I do like to think that since he dwells in me as a Christian, he can be glorified by a place (my place) becoming more beautiful. I also love to think that I can use the creativity he shares with me as his daughter by decorating my humble abode.

All that to say, Paul and I undertook a pretty big polishing up of our kitchen in the last few weeks. I love it now. Here are some before and after pictures:


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

b b b b b bad

Today I am not at work and it's not night. Seems like an unlikely time to post if you go by the pattern of the rest of what I've put up. But the other day when I was talking about how I love reading my blogs, my friend Beth said "you should blog, Emily." I told her I didn't think I could put up much worth reading and that I didn't like being in the spotlight, but apparently that was a lie because here I am again.

I think what would help this be worth looking at is pictures. So let's try one.

This picture is super nerdy, but also, I think, fun. Paul and I had an incredibly nerdy and fun time on this thing in Roatan. Underneath the picture in our album it says "b b b b b bad" which Paul said made things even worse. But seriously, aren't we? We took this thing all over the island of Roatan visiting things like deserted beaches, roadside mango trees, touristy ziplines and an iguana farm. I loved it.

That was before our anniversary. Now we are lightyears (2 weeks) past our first year, and life is
good. And that is definitely worth blogging about, right? : )