Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Why I don't read your e-mails anymore...

I have a few dear people in my life that I call "Wall Watchers". They are the ones that post news stories or political information on their FaceBook walls and comment on them. They are the ones that forward e-mails on to you regarding events of the day. I don't know if our "Wall Watcher" friends realize how important they are in the church today. They are critical and I am very grateful for them.

Of course, our enemy would like to discredit them. If our "Wall Watchers" cannot be trusted, then how can the people be warned? Unfortunately, I have a few "Wall Watchers" that do not check their sources. They forward every e-mail that comes across their path and post too much to their FaceBook wall. They cry out at every shadow and tree. No one can trust any information they send.

A word to the Wall Watchers: While it is the job of the "Wall Watcher" to sound the alarm, it is the right of the people to judge if it is true or not and if they will take action. It is not the job of the "Wall Watcher" to become self-righteous because he has seen the enemy first. It is also not their job to become indignant when we find their information to be faulty. We understand that no one is perfect and misinformation will slip through. However, continued distribution of misinformation discredits the watcher and eventually the whole city is in mortal danger. Yes, we are aware. We are informed. Don't talk down to us and please don't flood our e-mails with misinformation.

What can we do about an untrustworthy watcher? Should they be dismissed? They have to be. I don't even open the e-mails of these people anymore. I block their FaceBook postings.

Guest Room #2 - Cajun Cowgirl Theme - Cowboy Shabby Chic!

I decided to redo the "toy room" since I don't have need of it any longer. I needed a second guest bedroom for our frequent out-of-town guests. I was so thrilled when the theme of the room all came together quite quickly. A dear family friend was coming over for the first time. She is a talented barrel racer from Louisiana and their family has been friends of ours since I was in High School. These people are more like family than friends. Her mom and dad are like my Aunt and Uncle. We recently reconnected and I am so glad that we did.
 
Back to the room. I found an old picture in a closet by George Rodrigue before he was in his Blue Dog phase. It is of the Mamou Riding Academy which apparently is a painting that caused some controversy. Here is the story if you are interested 
http://www.wendyrodrigue.com/2012/02/mamou-riding-academy-fact-or-fiction.html I love it all the same. The white colors worn by the riders go well with the white and natural bedding and the old white bed frame. I pulled out the American flag in a pillow on the bed.
 
I wanted some natural linen bedding. Boy is that stuff pricey. I stumbled upon a company that made it here near Houston. The price was half what I had seen elsewhere. I ordered it and waited weeks for it to be made and shipped. It was worth the price and wait. Gorgeous!!! http://www.superiorcustomlinens.com/ I found some beautiful cotton lace sheets and a white comforter at Home Goods.
 
I told a friend at work I was looking for some old fencing boards and a dresser. She had both she wanted to part with. I was so excited.
 

Farm fresh!
The dresser was truly "farm fresh". When we pulled it out we had to spray it for bugs. There was a nest of crawlers who were not thrilled to leave. It had some old packing tape across it which I had to scrape away. I cleaned and cleaned it with everything I could find suggested on the internet. Wood soap, Nok-Out (which normally works on everything), wood oil, more wood soap. Nothing. It still smelled so bad. I was ready to drag it to the road. Finally, as a last ditch effort I tried alcohol. It took two applications but it absolutely killed the smell. I put on a few drops of cinnamon oil on the back of the drawers. That made it smell so great! I could have used cedar oil too since I'm pretty sure it is cedar. I need to check it for lead paint. If it is lead, I'll encapsulate it with a flat sealant. I just didn't want to touch the original finish. It is the perfect crackle and age that everyone tries to mimic. This is the real deal.
 
The fence was easy. I did a little dry brush with white and green paint and put some of my trusty glaze. I put a spare board on crosswise. My husband cut the rotten parts off the bottom and cut the top straight across. I love it!
 
 
 
I couldn't resist this feather wreath
Christmas ornament. It will go perfectly
all year long.

Here is the dresser all cleaned up
I always put a crystal container filled with
snacks and water for my guests so they
can help themselves if they get hungry or thirsty.
 
I redid this old mirror with a chalk paint finish and glaze
Bedside table is an old silver luggage rack
off Ebay and some vintage suitcases from my
friend Gail.
I dressed up a plain table lamp from Hobby
Lobby with some cute trim. Love it!
 

Retro looking new fan

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