Friday, April 20, 2012

Laundry Room Mini Makeover

I didn't like all my laundry and cleaning supplies, etc. to be on display like this, since the laundry room is right next to the kitchen, in plain sight. It looked way too cluttered.
So, I decided to use some curtains that we had in our bedroom last year in the laundry room to hide the mess. I turned one of the panels sideways and hung it using curtain ring clips, so that it would be the right length and width to hang over the open shelf, from wall to wall. After some trial and error, I found a thinner than usual shower rod that works great! I tried a tension rod first, and it was so flimsy that it bent right away, plus it was always falling down. This rod is very sturdy. :-)
 I had hung some cafe curtains across the middle of the window last year, so I just moved the rod up to the top of the window instead and hung the matching curtain panel using the clips. Way more privacy at night, and it looks so pretty, too! :-)
                                          Nathanael clearly approves of the changes. ;-)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

I recently added these words to our master bathroom, and they are so appropriate for Resurrection Sunday! I love seeing this quote every time I walk into our bathroom.
It is so wonderful to know that our Redeemer liveth!
"I serve a risen Savior He's in the world today.
I know that He is living, whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy; I hear His voice of cheer;
And just the time I need Him He's always near.
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He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
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In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary, I never will despair;
I know that He is leading, through all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last.
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Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, The Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind."
(By Alfred Henry Ackley)