My Beautiful Dresser!

This is a bit of a brag post, about my amazing husband.

We had a bit of a space issue in our house. We have two closets which is totally enough but we desperately needed something with drawers. All of Shaun's clothes that couldn't hang were literally thrown on the top shelf of his closet and I have no idea how many times all those clothes came down in search of one t shirt that was buried in the bottom. So we started checking the thrift stores for dressers. We couldn't find anything! So we started looking at some cheaper furniture stores. I have expensive tastes and so does Shaun. It is not on purpose we just like things that tend to cost way too much money. The dresser I feel in love with was....$1299. Not a hot chance that was happening.

Back when we first got married Shaun always used to joke that he would like to be a furniture builder. I never thought I would see the day where he built anything. My husband is an accountant and he is the smartest man I know but I had never seen the handy man side of him.

Shaun got it in his head that he was going to build a dresser. I was a little bit scared but figured worst case we would waste a bit of money if it didn't work out and I would end up with no dresser.

My anniversary gift was a beautiful dresser. And I am baffled that it turned out as amazing as it did. Apparently I married a man who can do pretty much anything he sets his mind to. I'm incredibly proud and I have a beautiful dresser full of t shirts so that laundry is much less frustrating.

Please ignore the grainy iPod photos.

It's starting to look like a dresser.

All fits and look great, hard part is done.

After the first coat of primer.

The finished product, I think it's beautiful!


Changes in Life

Lately life has been full of big decisions. Decisions made while holding tightly to Gods Word and promises and full of trust and hope. I have full confidence that I have made the best decision for Shaun and I.

I'm leaving my job. After four years it feels a bit like a break up where we leave on good terms and walk away friends, but there are still a lot of weird emotions you don't expect. I'm leaving the best boss I probably could have ever had and some of the closest friends I have made in my life. I can truly say that I will miss most of the people that I spend my days with and the community that we have at my job.

I don't do things halfway, that's not me. I fully commit in all ways. This job has seriously consumed more of my life than it probably ever should have and it will feel so weird once that giant chunk of brain space is freed. There are so many areas of my job where I feel tired and really need a change. That is part of the reason why I'm so excited to start my new job as it included absolutely nothing that I did at my current job. It is a huge change. I'm thrilled to work no evenings and weekends. I know health wise it is one of the best things that I can do, to force my body to wake up at the same time every single day. It will greatly impact my migraines and sleep patterns. It will also include a lot less worry and take home "energy."

God has guided me every step of the way in this decisions and I love how He has come through on every single thing. Big things like working next door to my husband with the same hours (does it get more blessed than that) and small things even as I shopped for new work clothes He opened up some great deals to allow me to get what I need for my new job for very little. I'm so thankful. He is so good and I never would have left my current job without a pretty serious direction from Him and He led me.

What a great God we serve.

So I start after September long. Pray for me if you want!


New clothes!

Holla!!! Finally did some shopping this weekend. I've been super frustrated with my wardrobe lately but having made a one year no mall commitment I held firm and spent several days crying with nothing to wear. Don't get me wrong I have clothes, so many clothes that I can never choose what to wear. But...they are all from high school. I really don't wan to dress like I'm in high school anymore. I seriously was ready to look like a grown up. 

So anniversary weekend was the one year up. So we went shopping! Yay! My closet is making me smile again. And the best part, I just took three times what I bought to the thrift store so my closet no longer overwhelms me. And I like everything in it. And it all fits because apparently I've lost some weight. So now I feel like way more of a grown up with slacks and blouses and skirts. Out to mcc went the classic Jean mini, anything ripped (including preripped jeans), a ton of Tshirts (really who needs 30+Tshirts that is ridiculous), a bunch of really tacky dresses, and three heavily patterned lululemon sweaters I spent way to much money on when I was young and struggled to part with in spite of the tackiness.

So the wardrobe is sorta at a starting over point. Trying to replaced instead of just add ridiculous amounts of clothing. I also have a new clothes that I actually feel really good about myself in. It's hard to feel 'blah' everything you leave the house. 

In spite of everything I just typed I really didn't buy that much but it all works together to make tons of different outfits and I got some key pieces that will work with some stuff I have already. 

So the closet is really nicely organized now, and I will smile all week when I open it up!! 

My husband spent almost the same amount of money on me for his wardrobe, lots of work clothes. He always looks so sharp.

Well back to the anniversary goodness. (which included an amazing breakfast in bed!)