I've been in my home for six years, which we moved in and setup shop to make it livable but I never 'finished' any of the rooms the way that I want them. So, I've started a project. I figure baby steps...one project at a time and why not blog about it. I've started working on my main floor Familyroom by painting the walls Raffia Cream. I LOVE this color. It really has lightened up the space, which was needed since the room only has one window.
I've decided to tackle the fireplace. The brick surround is the same brick the builder used on the outside of my house. Not very creative, huh? The mantel is wood and I don't plan on changing it.
I was never one to
remember to take vitamins every day, except for when I was pregnant with my
children. But when I was diagnosed with Lupus, my energy levels was always on
empty. It was more than being just 'tired'. I always felt like I had just
finish running a marathon. Seriously. I tried drinking coffee, which end up
being an addiction and I would have about 5 cups a day just to make it through
the work day at the office. Talk about crashing when I got home, well...I
wasn't fit to do much afterwards. Then one day, I tried Vitamin Water.
What is Lupus? Lupus is a
chronic inflammatory disease. Basically, your immune system attacks your
tissues and organs. Lupus is not the same for every person that has it. There are 4 different types of lupus: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), discoid lupus,
drug-induced, and neonatal lupus. I have the most common one, SLE. Lupus can
affect many different body systems such as: joints, skin, kidney, blood cells,
brain, heart, and lungs. To learn more about Lupus visit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/DS00115
The main thing I want to
point out and focus on is "Living with Lupus". Having this disease
doesn't have to rule your world, you can still have a life. But don't get it
twisted.....there are many complications and risk associated with this disease. However, there are things that you can do (that are
in your control) to live your best life possible.
I LOVE cast stone fireplaces. Cast stone surrounding is so pretty and elegant. I like the the thickness and the clean lines. I love how it comes in a range of styles. You can go with something totally glamorous and ornate or you can keep it simple. I like it simple.