Friday, October 21, 2011

Flashback Friday!

Father daughter quality time and love.....
Robert comes home today after being gone all week and the girls are ready to see him!

Love is Forgiving

I just finished reading the! Oh my goodness, I couldn't put it down. It was definitely a page turner and I highly recommend it. If you love 'love' stories then this is the book for you. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. The book is about a young girl (at the young age of 8 years old) who is sold into prostituion. Angel is a bitter woman who trusts no man. God tells a man named Michael Hosea to marry her. He does and she learns to love---until fear overwhelms her and she returns to her formal life because that's all she knows and feels she's undeserving of the life Michael is offering her.
It honestly couldn't have come at a better time for my life. I'm currently attending a women's bible study at church and our study is on the book of Hosea in the bible. The book of Hosea is such a great story about our forgiving God/Father. I had several girlfriends mention this novel book to me and I'm so glad I listened. 'Redeeming Love' is based of off the book in the bible that we're currently studying-in a romantic sort of way, yet very true to the word. This is a wonderful love story. Please read it. It's AMAZING! It's one of those that you'll not want to put down. I promise. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Living Room Makeover

For as long as I remember, actually for 8 years now (since I got married and became a homeowner), I've had the same colors in my living room. Reds and maroons. I got sick and tired of them. Almost too dark and winterish. It.was.time.for.a.change.
You may remember this blog...well with my bff's help (thanks by the way!) we made it happen...all under $100. You know, since I don't work anymore. I needed color in my life in a cheap way! I have nothing against reds, but no mas en mi casa! Too Kirklandish. I love the store but have you ever walked in and felt as though you threw up dark reds and oranges? Yeah, you know I'm so right! Well, I wanted to move away from that and I decided to use my favorite colors. Our living room needed a major change and change is good. My living room was depressed.

So, here are the before and the afters....
Notice...the reds
Plain walls
and windows with no curtains...too simple.
Red shag carpet, red pillows, red paintings, red stuff on the fireplace
So from that above to this......Bringing life and color to a boring room
So fresh, crisp, and clean huh?! so pretty and feels a little more open.

Notice I added the two iron gate looking things to replace the mirror above fireplace (used to be on floor), I changed the candles to a light blue color. I love my fireplace now. Also notice I added decorative blue and green balls to our coffee table. :)
I replaced the old europe scene oil paintings to fabric art. The most awesome and creative idea I came across on pinterest. I had never heard of such a cheap way of doing art. This fabric was on sale at Joann's fabric store.

Changed pillows from solid reds to blue designer pillows.

Took out red shaggy carpet to open the room a little more.
Added family pictures...
The other side of the room. I took the mirror that was above fireplace to this wall.
It's still a little plain, but better than nothing.

 And one more look at the main area of our living room.
So thats my new living room. Watcha think? Pretty good for only changing a few things like the fabric art, buying blue candles, putting the curtains and holders, changing the pillows, etc... all for under $100. Colors make such a difference and I'm so happy with the turnout! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Flashback Friday

This was October of last year. We went to a little local place where we got to pick out pumpkins and mums. And this year, we're doing it all again.
Arianna and her cousin Isaac.
Look at Avonlea! My goodness how she's grown in one year. So baby like.
 Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EESTA is back!

That's right yo! I'm back and ready to get this bloggin' thing on again! I've missed it. I've got things to share! Yep I do. But today is not that day. I feel disgusting and gross since I just cleaned a room full of nastay throw up. My child is sick and I don't like it! But yeah, it's already 10:30pm and well, I'm not feelin' it at the moment-the writing and all. But I me AND ya'll best be ready. Don't you just love my grammar?! I don't know why I have so much fun pretending to be ghetto. I'm not good at it but I like to try. :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Has Esther gone missing??

Why no! Well, maybe a little if you cared. I've been computerless!!!! And by the way, I still freakin' am! And let me just say how much I've hated it.
So any ways, I've been gone a while right, did you miss me or even notice? Please do not answer that because my feelings will totally be hurt if you didn't even notice. Ughhh! Whatever. I haven't blogged in almost a month peoples!!!
So I thought I'd get on here, on my sister's computer by the way and simply say, Hello blog world! I could never in a million years be Amish! How the crap?!!! I love me some amish, but nope! Yes, I'm wierd and now I'm rambling, so bye! Perhaps I'll be back sooner than later.