Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sanctuary Berkeley's First Service

Oh. My.Goodness.

This has been a crazy few weeks. Most importantly: SANCTUARY STARTED LAST SUNDAY!!!. Okay, I should have told you before, but seriously I was so busy I didn't even think about it (plus the 10 people that read this thing I know in person and told already). Good thing that this will be going on every Sunday at 10am, right?

I am so proud of the Sanctuary Team. They have become family and I love them.

We are meeting at Washington Elementary in Berkeley (see flyer below for details). The school is perfect. There is a beautiful space for the kids, a HUGE play yard, a large multi-use room (with chairs) that we are using for the sanctuary, a little area for coffee and goodies and a new friend, Rafael the Janitor.

This space is wonderful. It's what we needed. The Lord provided it and it's awesome.

There were people there that I've never met who had heard about the church through a website or from word of mouth. How awesome is that?! Some friends came down to visit us then we all went out for lunch at La Mission then we scooted over to get some coffee at Local 123.

I honestly feel spoiled to know that I will be spending my Sundays worshiping God in this beautiful city with my beautiful church family.


If you would like to know more about the church or would like to give to us please check it out here.

Here is the flyer that will tell you more about where to meet on Sunday's.

p.s. mid-week prayer is starting on Wednesdays at 7:00pm this week (I think it's this week). If you want info please sign up for the emails (they are sent out once or twice a month).

p.p.s. There will be a Superbowl party. You will want to attend. It's going to be totes clutch.

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Friend, Peter Lundblad.

Most of you should know of Peter. He is an amazing photographer (I'm not just saying that to butter him up, he is REALLY good). He and our friend Micah came down and I took them around Berkeley and Oakland so Peter could take some photos. Little did I know I would be in some of them... (eek.)

Why don't you jump over to his blog to check out what he does.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I have picked a decor theme for my apartment.

After much inspiration searching and design absorbing I have picked a "theme" for my apartment: Industrial Vintage.

My tastes have changed and evolved a lot since I started "collecting" things. Most of the stuff that I have now I don't love as much as I used to. I'm hoping that I will be able to work all of these things into some semblance of the cuteness that I see in my mind.

Right now my apartment is FULL of junk that I don't use/ don't need and I am going to get rid of a lot of it by Thursday (that's a goal- I won't be heart broken if it doesn't happen) and fill my apartment chalk full of new and more functional things. My only rule: things MUST be donated before any form of shopping/ bringing things into my house is allowed to happen.

These are some of the  things I want or have inspired me:

Ektorp love seat found at Ikea.

Rast nightstands from Ikea. Idea and photo from Apartment Therapy. These will house my shoe problem. I''ll stain them very dark.

Awesome vintage/ industrial fan. Found this little beauty over at Amazon.

Hand made afghans. These beautiful granny squares are made by  Rebekka at Dear Friend,. I'm thinking of knitting one or two.

I swooned when I saw this beautiful shelving unit. It is made by  Killer B. Designs

This little lovely will be my new coat rack. I've been wanting one of these for a while. I will leave the galvanized pipe unpainted and the wood will be stained dark to match the RAST stuff. I found the tutorial over at Hrrrthrrr.

I really want an awesome file cabinet. I found this one via google on tini.  Or maybe I'll get a metal one and spray paint a stencil on it... hmmm...
I think I'm going to do this or something like it on my nightstand drawer faces.  This is also from Hrrrthrrr.

I am so inspired by Elise over at A Beautiful Mess. She recently was married and has been doing a home tour. I have been totally inspired by the way that she combines all of these pieces. 
I love these Terrariums. I feel like I wouldn't kill this and I really love how cute these are... I can think of one vase that is awkwardly sized for flowers but PERFECT for something like this. These little beauties are made by Emma over at Food Coma.

I was also inspired by this post at apartment therapy about getting rid of boxes that you do not need anymore. Ahh, purging.

I am planning on painting my coffee table and a bookshelf white. I am hoping to have this finished before Sanctuary Berkeley starts Sunday morning services in 4 weeks (what?! crazy awesome *happy squeals*) and I have people spending the night at my abode. I'm also hoping to host a bible study and prayer night or weekly crafting night so I definitely want to have less clutter in my space and more function. I am excited to see what my home will look like once it's done and I'm excited to have house guests warming my home on a weekly basis... That reminds me... I am going to need more quilts for the air mattress...

Hopefully I'll have some great updates and photos to share!