Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good-bye Wallpaper!

Today I'm linking up with Susan at for Metamorphosis Monday.  Be sure to visit her site for tons of AMAZING inspirations.Wooooweee....this paper was really bad. This is our living room, and while the colors were OK, the pattern was ridiculous
                                 So....we ripped it all down, and is a BIG room.
                                    Sweet children...helping out their crazy parents.
Once we got all of the wallpaper down, you would think we would be on easy street, right? Not hardly. See those two big windows with the ladder beside them? For some reason, underneath the windows, everything was completely rotted out. The wall paper was wet, and the sheet rock crumbled in our hands.
I am sooo thankful to have a husband that knows all about carpentry and home repairs. It took a lot of work, and you know, sheet rock work is super messy, but he did a great job on fixing the whole mess.
                                                        So we finally "got her done".
Now the room seems so peaceful and serene. I love the warm colors, they just work perfectly with our stuff.     We found the stained glass at an antique shop and it was just the perfect fit for a "needy spot".
                                          As you can see, we love old things and warm colors.
                                                  Sophie LOVES my red chair.
                         I LOVE this old mirror I'd been trying to find a new home for.
                           This picture is too dark, but I really like the shadows and the glow.
The colors I used were brown paper bag on top and umber on bottom. I am soooo happy to have this room done!!! Now on to my new STUDIO!!!! Can't wait to get that finished and share. Have a great day in the Lord!

Friday, April 9, 2010


                     Nothing more fun in the whole world than seeing the happy faces of children.
              With spring comes laughter and swinging, chasing butterflies and eating supper outside.
                                         Oh to be a child swing with true happiness.
                                      To laugh with the all your heart just because you're having fun.
                         I'm so happy spring is here to make little faces fill with inexpressible joy.
My son's girlfriend is from Columbia South America. She is very sweet. Her English is very good, but she has a few "unusual" terms. I think they are endearing. One thing she does is, when she wants to express a very strong feeling, she adds "-full" to the end of a word......any word. Like....if a dish had a very berry taste, she might say it was very berryfull, or......someone made a comment that my son treated her like Edward from Twilight..(never seen this before so I have no idea if that comment is true), but she says, no...he's much better than Edward, but he does Edwardfull things. Today I felt very happyfull, and I think I understand that to it's fullest.