I had a little Metamorphosis last week! I’ve been wanting to change the bedding on The Husband and my bed for so long. But it’s a budget year and I couldn’t find anything in my budget. Which, for this unnecessary project is next to nothing. Really…I wanted to do it for under $100.00 bucks. We have a king size bed…Here’s the before…Bindi says she’s really tired of it. Just look at her fed-up little face.
Here’s what I found for UNDER $100.00! Guess where? Walmart! It’s that new-ish Better Homes and Garden line. I was worried, I’ve never bought bedding at Walmart but I love it!
Now, all of it was on big sale from the already super cheap prices…but this isn’t JUST 1 comforter set…
It’s TWO! The pumpkin paisley and the brown matlese! Both came with pillow shams and the paisley came with the bed skirt!
The rule was…that the bed “clothes” had to match my curtains. I didn’t want to replace the curtains too! And just look! The paisley pattern has the same brick red as my curtains…
Here’s the break-down…
Paisley Comforter Set: $40.00!
Brown Matlese Set: $35.00!
And now…here is my latest book review from a Thomas Nelson book…
Most of you know I’m a blog-book-reviewer for Thomas Nelson. This book Fresh Start, by a Teaching Pastor at Saddleback Church, is my latest read from the program. I was drawn to the book because of the title. Who doesn’t want a fresh start in one area or another? I half expected the status quo self help book, but was pleasantly surprised.
There are Seven Ways Till Sunday to get stuck or in a rut in life and Pastor Doug hits all the major ones. Things like your past, your hurts, your conflicts, your rejections, your anger are addressed and put into perspective in ways that give hope and ideas for starting fresh.
My favorite chapter was “Pride vs. God-Sized Dreams”. Maybe it’s my age but after a series of broken dreams I started to wonder if all my dreams were the wrong ones. Pastor Doug said this: “…moving from who we are, to who God wants us to become, involves a spiritual scalpel.” The idea of new dreams, ones from God gave me much needed hope for a fresh start in the midst of shattered dreams.
The book helped me take an honest look at areas where I may have gotten off track and gotten stuck. It was practical and encouraging with a healthy dose of reality check!
TTFN Peeps…Happy Monday~ Prayers for us all as we live our legacy one day at a time!