Thrifty Finds

Friends. It's May Day. Which actually means pay day! I got to put a precious $10 bill in our "Home Decor" envelope, and to my extravagant and marvelous surprise, I still had $5 left from last month! That's $15.

Loren is out meeting with some college guys to talk about Jesus and man-things. So I thought I would take this opportunity to go visit the Arc!

I spent $7 and bought all of these frames! SEVEN. DOLLARS. I spent another $6 to purchase these precious water bottles.

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It's time to fill the frames with photos taken by the one and only Kiley Barnes with K. Barnes Photography. Have you heard? She is engaged. I wonder if her business name will change - I keep wondering that. Also, if you need a photographer, she is SO GOOD. She lives in Benton County of the Willamette Valley, in Oregon. {And from what I know, her parents live in the great Klamath Falls so she goes all sorts of places for photography!} Basically, if you're around, call her up! She loves what she does and she is gifted at it. Loren and I always have a blast.

Tonight as I sifted through the piles of frames, I thanked Jesus for the moments I was spending doing something I enjoy. I thanked Him for the money I was able to use to purchase things for our home, which I love. I want to remind you to do things you love. Even if for just an hour, make time for it. Fill your cup. I forget to so often, really, that doing things simply because you like them is okay. And that I can do them alone and that allowed. We all forget. {Right? Maybe?} It's the curse of the facade of needing to be busy - make time to do things you enjoy and don't feel bad for it. Don't pretend like it's a hassle, just do it. If we don't fill our cup with things we enjoy, we will and probably already are running ragged and really, let's be real - when I'm ragged, I'm not much help to those around me. I become a self-centered mess. Fill your cup, just do it. As Nike says.

You are wonderful humans. Really, from my heart to yours, I think you're wonderful.

Check out these little beauties!

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20140501-194123.jpg Yes, I am outside doing this project because it is simply pleasant.

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Visit K. Barnes Photography HERE.