Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!

This is the dearest man ...
I have been truly blessed to have him in my life
Sweetheart ~ may God continue to watch over you
and keep you safe every moment of your life.
I love you dearly <3 p="">

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter from everyone here at
the Desert Dragonfly home

It's the Cadbury Bunny ... kinda


Friday, April 18, 2014

Shabbat Shalom

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark,
Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone
had been removed from the entrance.  So she came
running to Simon Peter and the other disciple,
the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken
the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know
where they have put him!”
John 20:1-2
He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you
are looking for?”Thinking he was the gardener,
she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me
where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to
her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in
Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not
yet ascended to the Father.  Go instead to my brothers
and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father
and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news:
 “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he
 had said these things to her.
John 20:15-18

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Have a wonderful and blessed Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

Shabbat Shalom

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
 blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the
disciples, and said,Take, eat; this is my body.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it
 to them, saying, Drink out of it, all of you, for
this means my 'blood of the covenant,' which
is to be poured out in behalf of many for
forgiveness of sins.
 But I tell you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit
 of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in
my Father's kingdom. And after singing praises,
they went out into the Mount of Olives.
Matthew 26:26-30

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weeks 5, 4, 3 & 2~ Master Bedroom/Bathroom (Also the Kitchen, Guest Bedroom/Bathroom - Whew!!

Sorry I haven't posted .... I've been super crazy busy at work, Mr. got knee surgery (just out patient but he was still laid up for recovery) and we have been watching the Baby Princess (funny I remember not sleeping much when my kids were born but I don't remember never sleeping LOL) ... which means nothing around the house has gotten done and now I am really in pinch.  And then above that I didn't even bother taking pictures *.* Super lame ... I know ... so I will post older pictures since we haven't renovated these rooms yet. I was cleaning the master bedroom and bathroom while Mr. tackled the kitchen and Prince took on the guest bathroom and bedroom. The info below is just on the two master rooms since those are the ones that I was doing and I will have to touch bases on the other two rooms some other time.

I kind of worked these two rooms in tandem ... when I was washing the curtains I was sorting under the counters and when I would spray down the shower and I would change out the laundry and by then the shower was ready to be scrubbed. I thoroughly cleaned every nook and cranny of the bathroom and boy did it need it. I had to get real with myself and toss out things I knew darn well I was never going to use. Which wasn't as painful as I thought it would be - I kept saying to myself that 'I can not make room for the new until I get rid of the unwanted' and that seemed to help ... actually it helped so much I tossed out a full kitchen sized trash bag of stuff! I didn't even know I had that much old or expired stuff. As I was cleaning these two rooms I made a conscience effort to really look at my d├ęcor and truly acknowledge what I was wanting to keep after we renovated. So into the donate pile went little wire baskets, votive holders, the curtains and even a large conch shell that I have had for soooooo long that I don't even remember how I got it. Seriously ... why would I buy something like that. Or is it one of those gifts that float between family members like a bread machine? Now the room looks like I just moved in but I can really start putting some effort into doing these rooms. The bedroom wasn't as bad and that is because I didn't even tackle the closet. I straightened up the piles of shoes and the unused purses -- I only use one at a time and the only reason I stop using a purse is because it has broken a strap, so I have no idea why I think I am one of those girls who changes purses with outfits because I am not and I am not too sure if I want to be. The closet will be revisited when we do the rooms because I want to get closet organizers and change out our gold trim sliding glass doors with something else - I was thinking curtains since the cat likes to sleep in there and is always getting locked in. Sorry Bobby ... Plus in Feng Shui the mirrored closet in front of the bed brings negative energy in the bedroom and I definitely DON'T want that!

this bathroom looks like I just moved in -- super bare

I love an organized linen closet

my night side table
the glasses are from our wedding
my absolutely favorite book
As for the Feng Shui of these rooms: the bathroom is in the helpful people/travel corner (element is metal and colors grey, white and black), the bedroom is in the love corner (element is earth and colors are pink, white and red) and in between those two rooms (which is half of each room) is the creativity/children section (element is metal and the color is white). This is A LOT of things going on in these two rooms and the color scheme isn't quite what I was wanting .. I was hoping for green/white or beige/white palette but maybe I can lean towards a grey color scheme instead.

Yea .. that just might work *smiles* As long as it isn't too modern - I might be able to live with it. I also am wanting to add some pictures of the Mr. and me in the bedroom and take out the kids' pictures since I am going to do a family wall in the living room above the couch (see the living room post). And maybe find a few photos from our vacations to add in the bathroom since that is in the travel section (see this post) .  We are still debating if we will add curtains and blinds or just blinds ... I think we might add the curtains - this room is south facing and not only does it get HOT but also BRIGHT! Great during the week days but not so much on week ends *giggles* If we get our way - in the bathroom we want to move the corner soaker 6 person tub - which never gets used - and get a normal size tub. Change out the cabinets - I am not sure if we will paint them or replace them. Remove the shower insert and put in white subway tiles - maybe with the grey pebble flooring. And I want the medicine cabinet removed and either replace our mirrors above the sinks with two medicine cabinets with black frames that we saw at Ikea or just frame those mirrors. Oh and frame around the windows like the rest of the house. Yup ... tons of plans for these two rooms. Can't wait to start =D