I'm super excited that it's my SITS day today :) Please take some time to look around and make yourself at home. I sure hope you'll take a moment to follow Welcoming Spirit, and check us out on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Welcoming Spirit is a place where I share about our home renovations, DIY projects, stories about our 2 1/2 year old son (he goes by Zoom around here), and spiritual reflections.
This blog started in 2008 as a way for me to chronicle, journal, and share my journey as a retreat leader. Leading retreats and sharing my writings with people is my passion (even though I'm a project manager by day, which I also love), and I've been delighted by the study of religion since way back in college. For my master's degree, I went to Yale Divinity School, which was an amazing experience. I have to admit that I'd love to be a full time speaker / retreat leader and blogger. Some day it will happen :)
In the mean time, we bought a 1971 "casita" last year; it was a short sale and we've spent a lot of time dolling it up. Last year we redid the floors, painted the whole house, and put a new roof on the place. This year, we need a new garage door (there are mushrooms growing in ours...how does that even happen?!?), and we are going to paint the kitchen cabinets. Wish us luck ;-)
Over the past couple of months, I've done few fun projects around the house.
I created a feed sack bulletin board:
I stenciled our hallway and dining room:
I updated the hardware on our front door, and shared my steps on "how to paint a peephole" ("peep" - it's even Easter-themed!):
And we took a trip to The Sea Ranch:
Lent has been a "big" season for me; my former room mate from Divinity School and I have been leading a Facebook group and posting reflections every day. If you want to read those posts, you can see them on the Lent link in the navigation. And my Good Friday (that's today!) post is also up for reading :)
And, if you want to link up to a Wednesday Linky Party, my friend Kristen and I host those every week. You can check out our writing prompt calendar in the side bar --->
Zoom and Sean and I want to wish you a very Happy Easter, and thank you for stopping by! I sure hope you'll leave a comment or two, and follow along for our future adventures.