Let go and Let God

I’m finding “let go and let God” a common theme in my life right now.  A mantra I keep needing to repeat over and over again when something isn’t going my way.   I don’t see myself as a controlling person (it’s not what I would consider one of my strongholds, believe me, I have others.).  But, when looking back at situations I’m going through it seems to be what I keep going back to.  FullSizeRender

I feel this intense responsibly for how things workout and it’s really not my job.  When I’m faced with a conflict in a relationship, parenting, finances ect. I find myself having this big discussion with God on different ways to fix the problem.  Lord maybe if you do this than this will happen and it will all work out.  I’ve got some good ideas!  I do come up with some elaborate scenarios in my head.   When I realize what I’m doing, I laugh at myself and can just picture the big guy shaking his head at me and saying Ang, I got this I don’t need you to come up with ideas for me.  What I need you to do is just listen to me and be obedient in what I’m impressing upon your heart to do and I got the rest.

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Then I got to thinking and I asked myself am I doing that?  Well… I just drew a blank and had no idea.  In the last six month I have started keeping a prayer journal so I went back through it and started looking at what some of my prayers were and jotted down some things I thought the holy spirit was asking me to do. I wanted something tangible to look at and the first three things on my list were:

  • Let go and let God
  • Trust Him
  • Be patient

All of those things are really hard for me and I’m not perfect by any means, but I can say that those top three thing I have been dilegently trying to do.  I keep trying and he keeps reminding me. Lol, sometimes I feel like a little kid that needs to be reminded over and over again util it sticks.  I’m so thankful for His patience, Amen!

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Realizing that I’m not responsible for how things are worked out but what we need to do is the what God asks us to do. This is a really heavy weight lifted off my shoulders and one that I’m not equipped to carry, but He is!

So again I tell myself to LET GO AND LET GOD.

So I can take a deep breath relax and enjoy the little things in life like tissue paper flowers.  I’m getting ready for a little party at my house and thought it would be fun to add some color and spring to the inside of my house.  Ok…Ok… it’s my birthday this month and I wanted an excuse to tape big tissue paper flowers to my wall.

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They’re are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest on how to make these so I’ll spare you all the details.

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A couple tips I found out while making them though was:

  • I used 5 pieces of tissue paper for the body of the flower
  • 2 pieces of tissue for the center of the flower
  • I secured it with curling ribbon (it doesn’t need to be tight)
  • Fluff  then tape to your wall with painter tape

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God Bless,

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P.S. just in case you need another reminder like I do –  “Let go and Let God.”

 

 

 

Clothes Pin Cord Tidy

I found this great idea on buzzfeed.com check it out for a detailed tutorial.  I right away got a hold of Heidi so we could plan a girls craft day :).  Her daughter Madi came over with her to help us out and to visit.  It’s so nice to have a hip teenager around to give us tips and ideas.

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A pop of fun for my book Shelves

I gave my little book shelf a face lift by adding craft paper with polka dots of course!

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This is what it looked like before.

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I found two different papers I liked in my craft closet so I hung both to get an idea of what looked best.  I thought I would like the white polka dots because the shelf is kind of dark and I thought it would lighten it up a bit.  After hanging them side by side I decided the black polka dots actually brightened it up a bit.

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I didn’t want to do anything permanent because I’m constantly wanting to change things around in my house. The paper I found at Target on clearance around Christmas time. These are the items I used for the project:
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After taking all these pictures I decided to add some more books to the bottom shelf.

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One of my kiddos already broke my 5 sad, sad!!!  That’s why I don’t spend a lot of money on my things! Thankfully my 5 was about $3.00  I must run back to Ben Franklin to get another one.  I might try glueing it first though!

Tips:

*When styling a book shelf I usually check out Pinterest first.  Even if you don’t have the same accessories you can get ideas on lay out and how they put things together.

* I usually start with my books and spread them around.

* Then I add layer with my accessories

* Take your time and leave it one way for a while to see if you like it.

It’s defiantly not perfect, but I loved how it turned out. My seams didn’t line up the way I wanted them to and the paper didn’t lay perfect, but its good enough for me. It gave my shelves the pop of fun I was looking for.

How do you style your shelves? Do you have any helpful hints I can use?

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