Thursday, September 8, 2011

Grace For The Good Girl (etc.)

Excited about this book!

One of my favorite blogs is Chatting at the Sky. I'm not exaggerating when I say I want to "star" or link to everything Emily posts. Her blog mostly focuses on two concepts: living life in light of God's grace, and finding the artist within and setting her free. Needless to say, those are currently major guideposts in my own life, so I really benefit from her thoughts.

I pre-ordered Emily's book, Grace For The Good Girl, and was thrilled to find it in my mailbox yesterday. I am definitely the target audience for this book and can't wait to start reading and highlighting. I admire her for having the courage to share the message God placed in her heart, even though she didn't feel "qualified" to do it. I hope that someday, I'll have the guts and the right words to do the same.


In other, around-the-house news, it was Gandalf's birthday yesterday. He turned nine. :)

Gandalf's birthday

And I finally found a place for my house's nameplate! It'll be replaced soon by a fall wreath I'm planning to make, but I'm glad to have it up temporarily.


And I'm seriously considering painting all my hallway picture frames white, a la Young House Love. My house is otherwise devoid of black, and I feel like it makes the hall seem darker. But I can't decide. Thoughts?



  1. I think white frames would be adorable! And is that little girl picture you? It's such a cute picture!

    Oh, and I love your sign. I forget, did you say you painted it? It's adorable. :)

  2. I think white would look great!
    And I definitely need to read this book...

  3. Yes on the white picture frames! I also love chatting at the sky. I didn't know she wrote a book! I will have to look into that. :)


  4. Carol - that's me! My grandmother took the picture for a photography class she was in at the time. It's probably my favorite picture of myself. :) And yes, I painted the sign at Seize the Clay.

    Alanna, you can borrow when I'm done. :)

    Thanks all for the picture frame input! :) I might just do one and see how I like it. I'm a little afraid to take the plunge, but at least if I want to paint them black again, it'll be easy.

  5. I love black picture frames, but I definitely think that making them white would brighten things up if it's a dark(ish) hallway. Plus, the walls look a little yellowish/tanish and I love white and yellow/tan together - so homey.