Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

The Empty Tomb (NIV)

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Master Bedroom planning

I am finally getting around to decorating the Master Bedroom. We have a small room, dark wood sleigh bed, antique bronze chandelier, tan walls, white trim and white linen curtains. I like the idea of the 3 frames above the headboard. I would love to get these end tables from Target and place the mercury glass lamps with gray/blue shades on either side of the bed. I would also like to find a little dresser and antique it with the white washed look and hang a pretty mirror above, possibly in the gold. I am usually not a lover of gold but this one is sweet and not overpowering. Then we have the linens. Oh French linens how I love thee. I love the beige, cream, gray and blue hues. So relaxing. They are spendy so not sure if I will ever get them, but I will keep searching. Now, off to put this all together and see what I come up with. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ramblings... am i in a midlife crisis??

Well folks, again I haven't blogged in forever... Christmas part 1 post..yep there's no part 2. After coming home from vacation and finding 3 cats in your house that had fun messing it up, the Christmas decor went away quickly. So, then I think what else am I gonna post. Everyone has such beautiful pics or crafty ideas or resolutions or some big revelation.

Not me, I am pondering once again what am I here for? I love my blogging friends I have made. The internet has connected me to so many amazing people and I love that. But sometimes it's just one sided. Ya know me commenting on things and never getting anything back but thinking oh we're internet friends! good grief get a grip. I need to get out more and really be with real life friends.

This world is so full of immediate gratification and making you want more all the time. I have always, since I was in junior high, loved the world of interior design. I loved playing in my aunt and uncle's shop. I always dreamed that one day I would have one of my own. Then real life played out and nope, so far, not happening... So, I am a mama to three wonderful kiddos and have an amazing hubby. I was so lucky to stay at home for 10 years and raise my kiddos. Then worked at my sister's daycare where I could bring the kiddos along after school. Now I work in the school and have my summers off. Still not feeling fulfilled.

I find myself pulled more to the posts online of the poor, needy, orphans, brave women, people making a difference!!! For example: Jen Hatmaker posts that want me to dig more into the Word and seek out what God really has in store for me (and has prompted me to call my nearest homeless shelter and take a meal to the family living there) and all the while cracking me up with her humorous stories of real life.  Currently reading her A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study. I love Shannan Martin's posts about her adopted kiddos and her moving to an area where most people would want to break out of to be able to give themselves and their kiddos a place to make a difference. I love Kimberly Taylor helping out the kiddos in her mama Barb's Home of Angels in Uganda and the clean water project. I love Paige Knudsen's raw, honest, sweetest posts about her kiddos and her struggles and her triumphs all while keeping it real and lookin' good! ;) Edie has opened my eyes to hospitality and meal planning to make my life easier and not feel like a failure when I get home from work and have nothing to cook, so in goes another pizza... Meal plans are AMAZING! I have loved taking Jeanne Oliver's courses to help me spark my creative side. To know that it still exists! Now I am taking her Create Health Course and can't wait for the changes ahead. I am inspired by Lissa Whitlock whose journey has been amazing and her love for Jesus radiates through her! My first blogging friends Gretchen and Lani who I am so lucky to have met in real life!! Their love for God shines through and they are so very creative and make amazing creations. These are just a few of the amazing women I have met through this remarkable world wide web. There are so many more...

So, then I have to sit and ponder what am I doing that is making a difference? Am I using my full potential to be all that God wants me to be? Is there something more? Is it to come in the future and I am just in the early stages yet? So many questions so little answers. So, I pray and wait and see. I know as we grow, I am gonna be the big 40 this year yikes!!!, our goals change. What do I really want anymore? I have always been drawn to the homeless. I have had an idea for awhile now but I tried to make it happen through my Church and they turned it down. So, then you think well, I guess that wasn't meant to be.. Or was it just not the right timing? We are here for "such a time as this" as the Book of Esther says. This is my time to do something big so people will be blessed. So my kids will live to help others and learn by my example. So that the Light will Shine through me.

I have loved picking up photography and capturing beautiful scenes and have been blessed to be able to help some amazing family members decorate for their wedding days. I have been blessed to be able to travel, which I pray I can do forever!! I have met amazing people from all walks of life. I feel for those who are from broken homes, who need to be loved, who need a second chance, who need their dignity back. So, I may not be posting decorating pics all the time. The blog is named ReInvented Style but I think it may actually have a new meaning. Sometimes we all need a chance to ReInvent ourselves. To make us a better person. To become who we were always meant to be. Stay tuned for what's to come. A new day is dawning...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas 2013 Home Tour Part 1

Welcome to our home in Nebraska. It's been freezing temps and some snow so we have been making it cozy inside where we like to snuggle, watch movies, eat comfort food and sip hot chocolate. Come on in and join us...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hello Fall

Here are a few pics of Fall around the house. And one of the outside. Our first snowfall of the season. Yay fall!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Operation Backyard Patio Update!

Well after a lot of painting and power washing we have progress. Here are a few after shots of the patio makeover. Still have some things to do but it is definitely better than it was. I love the look. It is carefree and relaxing. A perfect spot for a lunch or dinner or drinks with friends. Have a look:

The lanterns are from Ikea and the silver pots for my herbs. I have some things to add to the walls and I am redoing a chandelier to hang above the table. Metal, crystals and rope!! I have also moved my plants around and added some more so I will have to show you those pics as the summer progresses. I also have the other side of the patio to do. I would like to have a fire pit and am working on having a bar under our kitchen window and adding some stools kinda like this pic:

So, continue to stay tuned to see what else I come up with! Hope you're all having a fabulous summer!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Project Backyard Patio Underway

Summer Vacation is making me get our landscaping projects all planned out. I am starting on our Backyard Patio. We have a patio under our deck on the East side of the house. My plan it to put a table and chairs down there and make it feel intimate and relaxing. These are some of my inspiration pics:

I love the white painted table.

I love the white curtains and the lanterns with candles. I also love the whiskey barrels and touches of wood accents with the greenery and white.

I love the greenery! I would like them in galvanized and black pots though.

So, I painted our old dining table white and the chairs gray.

I also bought white curtains from Ikea for $4.99 a pair to hang! Score!
LILL Sheer curtains, 1 pair IKEA
I also have ferns in black pots and white impatients and geraniums ready to go in galvanized pots and I think I will put some lavender in my old galvanized wash tubs! I am so excited to put everything together. I just need to get the deck stained and then I can transform this ugly space into my relaxing patio. Stay tuned...