Monday, February 8, 2016

Checkers Table

Y'all, I work for the best people.  My job is a small job, and I call it play because I so enjoy doing it. I merchandise/decorate for an antique place (The Antique Barn in Gallatin Gateway, MT) and I only work a few hours a week.  

While at work each week, I have been eyeing this awesome checkers table in another dealer's booth.
checkers, table, antiques, game table, vintage, side table, old schoolhouse, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/checkers-table.html
It reminds me of the checkers table that my grandparents had in their upstairs hallway landing in their old farmhouse.  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Verses

bible verse, inspiring verse, faith, God's Word, hearing from God, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/sunday-verses.html
Happy Sunday! Do you ever feel like you are waiting to hear from God, but don't? You are waiting for an answer, waiting for some good news "God mail" and it doesn't seem to come? I am learning that when I am not hearing from God it means I am usually not listening very well. Maybe I am not listening because I am waiting to hear what I WANT to hear. Or, maybe my feelings are clouding what I am hearing and I am not believing what God is telling me. I am learning that when I can't seem to hear God's voice, I need to dig into his Word more and talk to him more in prayer. I am also learning to "force" myself to hear from God during those times when maybe I don't want to listen by asking, "God, what are you saying to me about this?" And when we listen and hear from God we get the added bonus of increased faith which always makes life better. Have a great week!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Foodie Friday: Protein Packed, Gluten Free Granola

granola, gluten free, protein, breakfast, healthy, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/foodie-friday-protein-packed-gluten.html
My Celiac diseased, granola loving husband was a happy man when, about a year ago,  I started making homemade granola. 
granola, gluten free, protein, healthy, recipe, breakfast, quinoa, chia seeds, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/foodie-friday-protein-packed-gluten.html

Monday, February 1, 2016

A-DOOR-able Bench

So, last night at 9 o'clock I spied this half door piece that I have had for quite awhile.
old door, bench, salvaged, DIY, chippy paint, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-door-able-bench.html
And knowing that I needed something new in my booth, I decided to quickly piece together a bench.
bench, DIY, woodworking, old door, salvaged wood, chippy paint, minwax, wold blanket, plaid blanket, entryway, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-door-able-bench.html

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Verses

bible verse, god's word, sunday verses, friendship, inspiring verse, women encouraging each other, support, photography, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/01/sunday-verses_27.html

Women supporting women are my favorite.

Girls, women, chicas, ladies, friends--we are all in THIS together.  Life is hard, but pulling for one another makes it easier.  

Supporting one another, sharing ideas and knowledge, and parenting and marriage advice (when wanted) makes things better, not worse.

I am not sure why we feel the need to compete with each other, to judge each other, to gossip about each other, and to withhold help and prayers rather than simply supporting one another.

Helping and supporting other women does not take away from our worth, but adds to it and so much more.  I promise, reaching out to other ladies and loving them will get us so much further than competing with them. I am giving you a goal, an assignment: in the next few days reach out to someone who needs help, whether it be with their business or kids or home.  Don't judge them, don't speak badly about them, don't compete with them--just help in some way!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

EASY Centerpiece DIY

cen·ter·piece
ˈsen(t)ərˌpēs/
noun
1) a decorative piece or display placed in the middle of a dining or serving table.
2) an item or issue intended to be a focus of attention
centerpiece, DIY, 5 steps, Valentine's Day, fusion mineral paint, copper paint, tray, natural decor, candles, balance, scale, old books, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/01/how-to-make-centerpiece.html
I enjoy creating fun and unique centerpieces for each season or holiday.  I think keeping a centerpiece on the table encourages us to keep the table clean and free of clutter.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Scrappy Shapes

I am sure this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me or has read my blog, I am a saver and I have a tough time throwing some things out.
scrapwood, reclaimed wood, miter saw, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/01/scrappy-shapes.html
My motto is, when life gives you scraps, SAVE and USE THEM! I keep a bucket at the end of my chop saw and pretty much any piece of wood that is four inches or longer goes in the bucket. (And yes, the bucket overflows and then the wood piles up around it.)

Last week I played with the scraps and made some scrappy shapes.
scrapwood, salvaged heart, reclaimed wood, jigsaw, rustic decor, bear, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/01/scrappy-shapes.html

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Verses

inspiring verse, bible verse, God's Word, inspiration, photography, road, path, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/01/sunday-verses_24.htm
Happy Sunday! David so wanted to know God, follow Him, and do what would please God. David certainly did not always get it right, but he was always seeking, even during the difficult times. Sometimes it is really hard to know where God wants us to go, what he wants us to do, what his plan is. We feel lost or stuck or even like we are going backwards. We worry and stress, not knowing what "the plan" is. And it is hard and tiring to feel like we don't know where our road is going and, we question if we are even on the right path. But, God knows, he knows where we are going, he knows why certain things happen on the road of life. When we seek Him--read the Bible, talk to Him in prayer, look for Him--He will ALWAYS guide us. And knowing He is leading the way brings us comfort, knowing He knows where we are headed brings us peace. Have a great week and let God make the path.