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January, 2012

  1. He’s doing.

    January 26, 2012 by louissa

    i don’t always like when He starts opening bits of my heart, revealing the areas of weakness.

    but how i like the change that comes when i humbly ask for His help to overcome.

    via


  2. friday favorites

    January 20, 2012 by louissa

    my kitchen.

    what newlywed starts out in such a luxurious space? i’m particularly fond of my baking corner.

    sprinkles & color.

    the husband asked if i could make cupcakes for the youth meeting tonight. they’re nothing fancy but they’ll taste good and i had color to put on top! i do love color!

    old.

    i’ve read a few books lately set in the late 1800s/early 1900s. and i’ve been following the growing-in-popularity downton abbey. and sometimes i almost forget that i’m not part of those stories and i don’t live in that time period. my trips to retrieve our mail from this postal box do not help.

    walks.

    they aren’t daily but they’re often. i like my owls.

    lipstick.

    when i actually take the time to put a bit of mascara on — it’s there! just look at the top lashes. — i reward myself by letting lipstick accompany. yes, i’m that pathetic. in order for me to actually take the 20 seconds to darken my lashes i have to promise myself something that i love more.

    texts.

    i know, you’re jealous right now because the very best of the best picked me.

    food.

    and that is one large calzone. now we can slice it and run. because friday nights are those kind of nights.


  3. everything happy

    January 18, 2012 by louissa

    the sun is shining, bringing my home’s temperature up from it’s typical 65 to a boiling 70.

    tonight is a homemade macaroni and cheese sort of night. that was my requested birthday dinner for years. no, it’s not my birthday but i still want it.

    my hands are dry and cracking in the worst way possible. it’s from the floor mopping, dish washing, bathroom cleaning life i lead. and i like it.

    the husband gives me lots of kisses. and calls me “princess”. and holds my hand every minute when we’re in the car. and talks to me a lot. and makes sure that i’m talking. a lot. and is everything i could ever want for my best friend for life.

    our mornings are earlier recently. they’re a full hour of making breakfast, bible reading, and bible memorizing. together.

    my heart is everything happy. content. at peace. joy-filled.

    and i guess i just wanted you to know that. know that i’m okay.


  4. (untitled)

    January 12, 2012 by louissa

    sometimes the husband is late coming home from work. i’m left hanging in the kitchen surrounded by the aromas of an almost-ready meal which makes my mouth salivate and my tummy start to rumble (no, i never read winnie the pooh).

    all this is everything sad.


  5. a picture sort of update

    January 3, 2012 by louissa

    with the gift of a new camera for christmas there’s been much fun documenting random bits throughout my days. the husband said, “you are so strange,” when he saw me taking a random photo of our dinner table last night.

    i already knew this.

    we’ve been here for 2.5 months and in that short amount of time it’s gone from a brand, spankin’ new looking place to a very occupied looking house. right after pushing “publish” on this i shall go downstairs to vacuum and mop my incredibly dirty floors.

    we have a constant stream of people coming through our wooden front door and we like it like that. i’ve been quite convinced from the very start that this is the the perfect place for rest & relaxation and that was proven to be true when my daddy stayed in his pajamas for 24 hours straight while playing games and sipping tea. who knew the man could do such a thing?!

    christmas was here in our green home. and now it’s gone. our first christmas tree together was an absolute fail.

    we had little ones at our home this past weekend. they are happiness to my heart.

    if anyone knows anything about our green home then you know that the husband bought it three years ago when it was a dilapidated mess. he has finished the majority of the house but there are little projects here and there that still keep us busy. with the continual flow of guests we decided that finishing our two extra bedrooms is priority. have i mentioned how much i love my windows? i also love the color of this bedroom.

    the husband makes me exceedingly happy. yesterday he built the shelves for our walk-in closet!

    and me? i’m here, spending my days in our green home. i’m enjoying looking at our backyard in the evening light…

    and i’m getting used to making dinner for only two (too many leftovers). the husband is a good sport and lets me make all sorts of dishes he’s not accustomed to (curried chicken and lentil stew anyone?!)…

    and of course, in the moments when i’m not trying to get our house to look spankin’ new again, i usually have a paint brush in my hand. polyurethaning the closet was this morning’s project.

    now, to clean those floors i go.