Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mason Jar Vase

Got this idea from Pinterest!!

  • Mason Jars - Any size (I used the 1 pint) 
  • Can of multi purpose spray paint - I used goldish/bronze 
  • Flowers ( I got a simple bouquet from Hobby Lobby) 

I did these outside, for obvious reasons, put down some newspaper and turned the mason jars open end down. Sprayed one coat, let it dry, sprayed another and voila!! A super darling vase!!

Be careful of drips and bubbles!! Spray several inches away and don't spray long bursts of paint. Turn spray paint can upside down and spray to get rid of bubbles.

It's really easy and adds a touch of class to plain mason jars!!

Something I Need to Remember...

Adventures in Canning!!

I love canning. Yesterday evening my mom and I made some delicious peach jam. Our neighbor gave us a ton of peaches. I used this recipe I found on Pinterest. It was simple and tastes amazing!!

Now to make some from scratch biscuits :) 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Good habbits

Lately I've been trying to set some good habits. The past few months I've been in such a terrible funk that I haven't felt like myself.

I've felt:
And just down right... yuck.

Zero motivation. Zero... umph!! I had none. Zip. Nada!! I wasn't up for anything. I would go to work. Come home. Sit. Watch The Office. Go to sleep. Repeat.

I was stuck in such a rut I never thought I'd get out. I'd almost given up... I didn't care about almost anything. I didn't feel the 'typical' symptoms of depression but I know it was some form of it.

Perhaps it was this horrid Merced heat?? Sure... we'll blame that. I swear... the heat turns me into a grumpy mess of sweat.

Lately I've been feeling like this weight has been lifting. I really need to pray about it more... Pray that God can cleanse me of this horrid feeling!! I know he can and I know that he will. I almost feel like myself again!! I've been going on walks with my mom in the evening. It's given me just enough of a boost that has kick started something inside me.

I needed to do SOMETHING as far as exercise goes. I was getting close to none. Ah ha!! That's my problem!! I've been living like a bump on a log for a while now and it's catching up to me. I know I can't live my life like that. I need to exercise. I need to get over my fear of the gym. I NEED to get my butt in gear. I can't live the rest of my life like this.

I kind of think I've become comfortable like this. I've become acustomed to being invisible. Do I not want to be noticed? I guess in a way I do but I don't. I don't want people to notice me and I just sort of float on by. I go about my business as they go on about theirs.

I pray this burst of energy sticks around. I pray I push past these walls I've thrown up and not live in fear. I pray. I pray. I pray.

I need to pray more. I need to delve deeper into the word. I'm going to. These are just a couple of my doable goals. All goals are doable if you want them bad enough.

And right now... I want them. Bad. :)

xo J