Friday, August 26, 2011

the story

aaah what the heck...

i might as well share the story...thE story. the story of where i've been.

i was married


for over five years.

you knew me back then....i was cluelessly hopelessly oblivious to this storm that would crash my shore.

one day my husband (aka vintage modern boy) decided he didn't want to be married anymore (i'll spare you the carnage). it was rough. like an amputation with no pain meds, actually.

i believe marriage is forever, and i thought he did too. but he wanted out, and i was ripped in half. by him. (and sadly, his family, too.)

i prayed and prayed and prayed that God would come through and piece us back together.

He came through, but He didn't piece "us" back together.

He made me whole. without him.

and that, my sweet friends, is basically the story.

oh and one more thing:


that is the key to all this. the key to life. the only goal we should have. what drives us.

it's LOVE

and if you don't have it, you have nothing.

you are nothing.

i learned how to love, really love. even when i wasn't loved back. and forgive. it's easier than you think, when you learn how to love.

but to learn how to love...

you need to learn how to be LOVED.
by the One who IS Love.


"" Luke 11:9-10

"i have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3

"...and the greatest of these, is love." 1 Corinthians 13:3

Life: Renewed

Hey! I'm back!!

I have to admit I had forgotten about this little blog...until a random blogger reminded me (thank you ;-) ).

A lot has happened since the last time I posted...

The good, bad, and the ugly...

But mostly the good...

I am inspired once again...

and in love again :-)

So here's to new inspiration and new love!

(hopefully the next time I post won't take a year and a half)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


hello friends!

i just wanted you to know i have not forgotten you.

unfortunately, i've been dealing with some pretty yucky stuff for the past month and a half. but God has been so good to me.

someday, i will share more about it.

until then, i would so appreciate your prayer.

i will be back...soon.

miss you all!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday: Upcycled Sweater Stockings

a few years ago, my sister and i made these stockings out of old sweaters that we thrifted, felted, cut out, and then stitched up by hand with some chunky yarn. i love how rustic and homey they look. every year that i pull them out of the storage box, i think of the day we made them. they are so very special to me!

(i should also mention that my sister is an amazing seamstress and should start her own Etsy shop...once her little ones get a bit older, for her sake!)

thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Joan at Anything Goes Here for more Vintage Christmas Monday fun!

Friday, December 4, 2009


a tree transplant

in this post, i showed a photo of my branch tree sitting on the little table below. unfortunately, it had to be moved due Vintage Modern Boy running into it quite frequently...don't ask me how, though by the fifth time i started to get a little suspicious. so to avoid a potential tragedy (i.e. broken ornaments or VMB losing an eye), i moved it to a safer location. which meant a new arrangement for the little table.

i wanted to keep the same feel...a bit of nature and a bit of sparkle. i'm very happy with how it turned out. i think this smaller stick, in a very, very old liquor bottle, is much more appropriate for the space. the mercury glass and that oh so sweet little bottle brush tree give it sparkle and warmth.

as for the big branch, it now happily (and safely) resides on my bedroom dresser. i think it is a much better spot for it as well. and it has been reunited with my "jewelry branch" that came from the same tree.

a happy ending for all!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday: Mercury Glass Ornaments!

hello! today i'm joining in on Vintage Christmas Monday hosted by Joan of Anything Goes Here.

i thought i would share some of my favorite vintage mercury glass ornaments...

i began collecting them a few years ago after i found some boxes of old Shiny Brite ornaments at a garage sale (for 50 cents a box!).

in an effort to display them and keep them safe from our Christmas tree climbing cat, i put them in this bowl that i got on clearance at Target a few years ago. (ironically this bowl was adopted by aforementioned cat as his preferred napping bed when it was empty...though not anymore!)

i like the bright funky retro-ness of them...they remind me of the decorations in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"! (the colors are really quite wonderful in person, but i just can't seem to get a good photo of them)

thanks for stopping by! now go check out all of the other Vintage Christmas Monday goodness at Anything Goes Here!