Wow! This week has been a whirlwind!
Since last Thursday, I have had over 10,000 hits on my blog and my followers have gone from 89 to 221 and counting…
I cannot tell you how much this blog has blessed me over this past week.
Many of you know that my mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. She started chemo this past Thursday. This has been the most difficult period of my life.
But the Lord has used this blog to be a HUGE source of encouragement to me.
Many, many prayers went up to the Lord on my mom’s behalf that day. And they are continuing. What a blessing!
I have received so many wonderful emails from so many of you to offer me even more encouragement through prayers and scripture.
It has been medicine to my hurting heart.
I received one email from a super sweet blogger, Mandi, over at http://customvinyldecor.blogspot.com/. (This is her business blog that is full of adorable ways to use vinyl letters and sayings. Go check it out!)
She read the blog about “Liquid Prayers” and knows that I am going through a hard time. She also saw the post about my newly painted black garage door.
She offered me a free vinyl “welcome” for my door.
Mandi is also the mother of 3 boys, so we have a lot in common.
I got the “welcome” sign in the mail today and immediately put it up. It took less than five minutes! Love it!
Then I took the Southern Living basket that was on my front door, changed the flowers to fall decor, and hung it on my garage door.
I love it! What a welcoming sight when I am coming home each day. It makes me smile. Thank you, Mandi! And God bless you for blessing me!
Since I have over 100 new followers, I wanted to highlight some of my projects that I have posted the past few months.
I’ll link them to the original post so you can check them out quickly.
My blog started with this project…
I turned two rather ugly chairs I got at Goodwill from this…
You can see the transformation here.
Then I took this little stool that I got at Goodwill for $3.50…
added some paint and burlap and created a wonderful little monogrammed stool.
Then I bought a hutch at a yard sale for $70.00 that went from this…
You can read about the process I used to paint the hutch, here.
My next project was my absolute favorite! I found this wonderful buffet at Goodwill and paid $55.00 for it.
And with a little paint and glaze, it now looks like this…
Click here for the post about my buffet.
And lastly, my Ballard Designs inspired entertainment center! I took my big, ugly brown corner entertainment center…
and used the same paint treatment as my buffet, and it turned out beautifully…
My husband had to help me with this one! Check out his handiwork here.
Well, those are my highlights, but there are little projects that are scattered in between that you might enjoy.
Remember to enter my Cafe Shelf giveaway here. I will announce the winner this Friday!
I have visited so many of your wonderful blogs, and I am looking forward to many more fun blogging days with you!
(Some of you have asked about my mom. Today has been her worst day yet. She is barely eating or drinking. It is taking a toll on her, my dad, and me, my sister, and my brother. We need your prayers. Our hearts are breaking. There is no way I could describe in words what we are going through. Yet I know many of you have been there and truly understand. Pray for her healing. Pray for my sweet Dad. He feels so helpless. She is the love of his life. And pray for my precious sister. Her children are older and she is able to stay with my mom more and take care of her. We are taking turns staying the night with Mom, but Cyndi is staying the most. She is physically and emotionally tired. But she is an amazing woman of God and she is relying on Him for strength, as we all are. She started a blog a while back, but hasn’t had much time to post. You can visit it if you would like…http://lovinlifeasapastorswife-cyndi.blogspot.com/)
Much love to you all,