Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Decision 2014 Christmas Trunk~

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Should I or should I not? 
It is obvious I've got some stuff to share with you, my friends and clients....
So what's the problem???
Let's see...
Again, the roof is leaking in the Old Charlton House!
Again, St. Philip is working in Austin and will be flying the country next week
...saint to do list squashed!
Again, I still have way too many ideas and projects swirling around!
And again as usual, my "maid"
 is busy decorating my clients' homes...
so no white gloves will be allowed!!!
With that said, 
In not so graceful Belinda fashion,
I just can't help myself!
So, I'm shooting for December 6th, 10-1,
I'll keep you posted...  
So come all ye faithful friends and clients!
Decision 2014
GraceReclaimed Christmas Trunk Show,
almost certain to ... B

A Day Full of Toil, Prayers and Elation

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As I toiled away the day trying to decide whether to
Open the GraceReclaimed Christmas Trunk or Not...
I found myself extremely distracted, my head and heart full of thought and prayers about something much more important!
You see this was the day my youngest,
Garrison was anxiously waiting to find out if he would become part of
Phi Gamma Delta at SHSU. 
When he first mentioned that he was considering a fraternity at Sam;
it was with great hesitation his father and I accepted the fact that he would spend more time than we would like to imagine pledging and working toward being accepted into this family of young men. 
Since neither of us were a part of this kind of thing in our college days, you know...Eons ago; we were somewhat clueless about the extent of commitment required. 
But we reminded ourselves, when something is important to Garrison, there is usually no stopping him.  He is headstrong, hardworking and loyal to a fault.   Obviously qualities that make for a good Phi Gamma Delta brother!

 Because, He’s in! Hallelujah, I think!
So excited for this guy and his drive to be a part of something bigger than himself!

Congratulations GARRISON Lee Shaw…

Now can I buy you flannel instead of chubbies???
Gracefully proud and praying this is part of God’s awesome plan for him!!!  Mom (B)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's beginning to look alot like....

A GraceReclaimed Christmas Trunk Show!

Date and time to be determined....indecisive I am!
Someone just needs to get a bit busier!

I am so thankful today, cozy in my almost warm old house...
For the time to do the things I love and for a husband who supports and even celebrates my creative, busy, and much too demanding self!
For the gift and blessing of my life's work, the freedom to choose how much or how little...and for the trust of friends and clients who honor me by allowing me to share it!
Stay tuned and warm!
Grace and peace to you, b

Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekend Snag....Fiddle Leaf Fig

Quickly wanted to share, as they will not last long.
The latest indoor plantcraze….as far as I know! 
The Fiddle-Leaf Fig!!
Ficus Lyrata,  is a species of fig tree, native to western Africa.  It grows in lowland tropical rainforest.  As a house plant, this fig is very easy to grow.  Provide morning sun or very bright indirect light and keep evenly moist, not wet or dry.  Trim as needed.

 I’ve seen them all over blog land, in design, in the home.  Just love the large green leaves and the structure of this thing.  I had also seen them listed at IKEA,
 known for inexpensive furniture solutions with impossible to read assembly instructions and inexpensive house plants…Yeah right! 
I don’t make it there often, too minimal for me….
But by way of getting lost last week in the 610 Loop craziness,
my Mom and I ended up there.
No Fiddle Leaf Figs to be found!! 
Thank goodness, I saved you the trip, DON”T GO THERE!

Go to Garden World Express, Hwy 249, ignore the construction craziness……it is worth it!
This little beauty was only $7.50. 
I bought three.
1 to kill, 1 to replace it and 1 for a friend!

Proverbs 27:18Amplified Bible
18 Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit; so he who patiently and faithfully guards and heeds his master shall be honored.
Thank goodness, this isn't the fruit bearing type!!!!!!!

My attempt at caring for a large living house plant with no worries, as Christmas tree time will quickly replace any remorse I will feel if I lose them both. 
Gracefully fiddling with a fiddle-leaf fig, b