It's been a good day here. I took my sweet baby out to Hobby Lobby and I found a new lamp and a lamp cord cover (my new favorite thing) for my new end table. I had been looking for a round pedestal-style table for the living room, but hadn't been able to find anything. But then last time I was home, I saw one of my great-grandmother's antiques that my mom had and ask her for it---and it's PERFECT! We put the Pack n' Play away for now, because I really don't think we'll use it until Evy needs a playpen....so now the room looks more open and airy I think.
Also, when I was in Cape I went into an antique store with my sisters and found some artwork. I have never regretted buying the antique art I did for the dining area, so I went ahead and bought this set of three. My sister thinks I should leave them in the frames they're in to keep the "vintage" feel, but I am contemplating re-framing just to give it a newer look. What do you think I should do?
In other news, I have slowly but surely been learning to use and utilize coupons (one of my 101 in 1001), and on my first trip I saved $40, and yesterday I saved $50! I'm not a couponing maniac by any means, but it is encouraging to know that I'm saving us some money. I had a coupon for any L'Oreal skincare product, and I bought this:
It is AWESOME!!!!!! It smells great and leaves your skin SUPER smooth and soft. I rarely rave about products, but I just had to tell you about this one. It was a really good find.
Quick Bachelorette prediction: Jillian (who I really like because she seems really sweet and genuine) needs a guy like Jake, the airline pilot. Cute, great job, no foot fetish (you know what I mean if you watched the premiere!).
Oh, and I changed my mind about Idol. Adam had some great moments, but he's just become too weird and predictable. And I love the idea of a worship leader winning American Idol. Oh, and he's also from Arkansas, where my grandparents live. GO KRIS!!
Speaking of Arkansas, my Nana made me SUPER HAPPY when she gave me a recent issue of Celebrate Arkansas magazine---it had the DUGGAR FAMILY on the cover and a great article! I think I need to make a visit. See my grandparents, stalk the Duggars, and have lunch with Kelly and Harper. Yes, I should plan that :o)
Okay, I feel like I need to address this:
Is anyone else totally depressed by this? I had a sickening feeling for awhile that things weren't going well, but this is just so sad. For those who have been living in a cave, Jon and Kate are having major marital problems. What makes this so bad is a) they have 8 children, b) they renewed their vows last August, and c) they (casually on the show) profess to be Christians. Now, I know that Christians can have marital problems--no one is exempt. I'm just sad because I feel like they have both wandered from the Lord and what is really important: not fame or money, but family and their relationship with God. I am praying that their marriage and family will be put together again. The new summer season premieres May 25, and from the commercials I've seen, it looks like they're going to address the problems. I'm expecting a lot of vagueness, but who knows? Maybe they'll just be honest and upfront with what's going on. I'm praying for the Gosselins!
On a more exciting note, Lynwood, the church my Dad pastors in Missouri, has launched its new website! I helped with the design and programming of it, and I'm so excited about it. Go to my Dad's blog and tell him what you think of the new website!
And of course, no post is complete without my little Bitson...she's been going through a phase of waking up again in the middle of the night...so I've been extra tired recently. But every single time I get up with her, it's like the Lord automatically puts the thought in my head, You need to be thankful that you HAVE a daughter to get up and feed, and that she's healthy and happy. Keep your perspective! Truly, this thought has entered my head every single time I've gotten up groggily to take care of her. It's a privilege to do it, and I need to remember that, even when it's hard!
I love you so much, Evy Kate! (And you too, friends!)