Moving to a new city can be exciting but very stressful at the same time. If you have been following along with the blog then you might already know that we packed up from Houston Texas and we are now living in Austin Texas.
The last time I was in New Mexico I was five years old. When my best friend invited us to go with her I couldn’t pass up the opportunity because I’ve been wanting to make a trip that way. I was hesitant about going because we are on a budget, trying to buy a house and all. It all ended up working out. We would have loved to travel all over New Mexico to explore but we didn’t have the time, nor the money. We decided to pick one place and explore that one town. We picked Carlsbad. Carlsbad is only about 5 hours from my hometown Abilene, Tx. I drove to Abilene and stayed for the night. The next day we took off to Carlsbad Caverns.
When you see the title “Appreciate Your Bad Experiences” it almost makes you think it sounds ridiculous. As crazy as it sounds it can be very true to learning and growing from past experiences. You can look at a bad situation in two ways. It can either be a blessing in disguise in some way, or it can leave you bitter and worst off. My pick is for a bad situation is to teach me something.
We all can probably think of at least 1 bad experience in our life. Some of us may even have a very recent bad experience with Hurricane Harvey. It’s important to get to a point of accepting the situation and to make the best out of it.
We have desperately been needing a date night since the move to Austin, Texas. We have been extremely busy dealing with house business such as selling our home back in Houston and buying a home in Austin. On top of that school is about to start, plus trying to get settled into our apartment has not been so easy and trying to get on a schedule. A date night is just what we are needing.
God’s word is the truth and the enemy will do all that he can to confuse and deceive us. I’ve experienced the fire of the Holy Spirit and I want to be able to continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I want to keep growing and expand my faith. I was taken back by some discouragement that I received from someone close to me. I woke up this morning and I prayed and read the bible. It’s funny and amazing how God works. I had something in my heart and I couldn’t necessarily put into words until I got a text from a sister in Christ. Everything that I felt and I couldn’t say she said in a text from a devotional.
It’s time again to get the kids ready for school. There is the school shopping, taking care of all the paperwork to enroll your kids into school, getting in to see the Doctor for a checkup, shopping for supplies, also getting back on a routine. It can all get really stressful.
Many people hire professionals to stage their home when they are trying to sell their home. For me, I wanted to do it myself. If you have been following Positively Beautiful Life then you know that we just moved and we have our house on the market. I get how someone would want to just hire someone so you don’t have to hassle with it. I wanted to save as much money as I could during this transition and this was one area that I could save the money if I did it myself.
Yes, it can be a lot of work but there is also a self of pride and accomplishment when you do it yourself. You don’t have to be a professional in order to stage your home beautifully. Here are a couple of tips.
It has been way too long since I’ve posted, but I promise I have a good reason. Our life at the moment has changed drastically. If you follow me on any of the my social media handles such as Facebook or Instagram, then you may already know what’s been going on. Mr. PBL, my husband, was laid off a while back and he had to find a new job. His job is now in Austin Texas. We are officially living in Austin and our house is on the market in Houston.