Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bloggett of the Day...SOMEBODY NEEDS THIS!

I just know you do!
My little shopping find, half price now at World Market!
I absolutely adore this metal display cabinet. I have been hoping to use it in one of my client's homes and have suggested it a couple of times....just hasn't worked its way in yet, well now might be the time!
I love the industrial feel, but it would work in so many different settings; contemporary farmhouse, casual rustic, cottage chic, and of course modern…Just depends on where you place it and what purpose it assumes. 
Endless possibilities!
Was $899, now $449....
Have a gracefull shopping Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crying In My Cinnamon Toast.....

This past Sunday we moved our last boy to college!


~Garrison Lee Shaw~
Sam Houston State University,
Criminology (I stand corrected, most of the time!)
Criminal Justice Major, ROTC & Bearcat Marching Band
And much to mom’s dismay, soon to join the Army National Guard with a heart set on becoming an Army Ranger after college; 
no small feat, please pray!
GARRISON AND ST. PHILIP (my other boy!)
YES I LOOK TIRED....AND HE LOOKS READY,  please read on!!!!
After 33 years of raising boys, my first born in 1981 and my last in 1996,
I’m freeeeee ~ but all I have done for the last three days….is sit in my work space, think, worry and cry in my cinnamon toast…
Someone please kick me in the seat of my pjs!
With three guys happily launched into their futures and doing well, all who made it through their formative years without tragic incidents or life changing lapses in judgment, I consider myself blessed beyond measure!  God is so good!!!
I keep telling myself, it is time to stop worrying, rearrange my empty nest and start kicking things up and around a bit.   But I’m a worrier by genetics, thanks Mom.... 

 You see, I left Garrison all by himself
 (band members checked in a week early)
…On the 4th floor of an antiquated dorm in a miniscule room
(my Lord, it is smaller than the one I stayed in at Southwest Texas in 1975) 
...Sleeping on a bunk/loft bed
(with NO rail, what on earth are they thinking with all those college kids who know no limits?)
Where no one will know if he falls off in his sleep, hits his head on the edge of the desk, lands on the concrete floor in the middle of the night, no 911 call to be made!!!
This is the way my mind works…..don't laugh~
So after 3 pretty much sleepless nights, texting each morning “just to check in” and praying for an answer (2 out of three ain’t bad), I’m hanging up my worrying “genes”, putting on my work pants (allbethem a bit cinnamon toast tight), rearranging my work space and looking forward to some creative escaping!
So come along with me as I find my new “sonsgone” self!  I’ve got a lot of new ideas, GraceReclaimed vignette of the week, GraceReclaimed Trunk Show Return and a bit of client work inbetwixed!
It’s about time I got to it!!!! 
Happy Back to School, No More Cinnamon Toast or Excuses and….My Grace Reclaimed!
Love to you who care, b

p.s. to my garrison....don't forget where HOME is!