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 Recently I saw a Facebook post with the Bible verse below, with a followup about how the author was grateful for simple ways the Lord has fulfilled her longings- even something as simple as a finding piece of furniture she had been searching for to put in her entryway.

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Lately I’ve found that it energizes me to work on little seasonal crafts (if you can call them that) or tasks to make this house a home. Our days are filled with a lot of activity that is diaper changing, sippy cup filling, and food preparing…cleanup…repeat, so it is indeed sweetness to my soul when these little projects are actualized. I love the feeling of accomplishment and having an outlet, if you will. Here’s what I’ve been working on:

I’m slowly but surely working on this gallery wall in our family room- having family photos printed and rummaging around for black and white frames.

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I’ve been quite intent on getting pictures hung around the house and as a result many aren’t straight (oops!), but by golly they aren’t on the floor anymore!

And spray paint is my new best friend! I think it helped spruce up this $2 mirror and 50¢ frame:

 

I saw this idea for All Souls’ on Pinterest:

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Prayer candle for departed family and friends.

The girls love having a lighted candle at dinner, and I like having a written visual of the deceased we’re praying for especially this month.

Bonus holiday decor:

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Hard to see, but the girls had fun putting up (and up again and again) those kitschy window decals in the playroom- only ¢97 at Walmart!

 

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