With a slight drop in temperature outside, my energy level seems to have risen!   Yesterday I moved THIS Hoosier cabinet to the sun porch.  It had been in our small laundry closet and took up precious space.

I replaced it with the upright cabinet below (thrifted for $8 and painted by my husband).  I'm so THRILLED with the result!

Sitting UNDER the Hoosier cabinet (and long forgotten by me) was this indoor fountain.  I'd always wanted one.  Years ago we were visiting an art show featuring art by students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  I saw this fountain, admired the design, and purchased it (for a fairly high price by my standards).

When we moved, it found its way to the floor underneath the Hoosier cabinet in the laundry closet. Now, it's on TOP of the cabinet,  making a soft bubbling sound as the water tumbles from the "spout", over the rocks, and into the water....

Quietly refreshing. Restorative. Peace-inducing.

I'm going to gather more information and make sure it's working properly.

"The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life..." (Proverbs 13:14)
"The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life..."  (Proverbs 15:27)


  1. Nice, I love fountains anywhere. Your blog looks so good, take care, Gina

  2. Oh, I love the sound of fountains, a running mountain stream...or softly falling rain!! I agree with your other commenter...your blog looks great!
    In His Love...Deb

  3. Thank you, ladies, for your compliments. I did this with that new blogger template.

  4. I love fountains, too. Very soothing,
    sleep-inducing for me. Love the cabinets
    Haven't tried the new blogger template
    but your blog looks great.

  5. What joy and sense of excitement shifting a few furniture around can bring into our lives.

    The $8 cabinet in your laundry area will surely be put to good use, and the Hoosier cabinet has finally found its rightful place.

    Your indoor fountain is one I'd also like to have. Love the sound of water while I read or journal, or listen to music.

    Yes, your new blog look is just like you. I'm scared to make the change though, cause I heard that sometimes everything gets lost in the process. Was it easy for you?

    Blessings on your Saturday evening, Rebecca.


  6. I have a small fountain in my bedroom as I love the sound of it, it relaxes me. Hope your weekend is going well my friend....:-)Hugs

  7. honestly didn't seem that difficult. A little trial and error maybe.

    Somehow, rearranging furniture seems to stimulate my mind and emotions positively. Imagine the pleasure God must feel as He re-creates and restores sinners to a state of grace! Imagine His pleasure when our lives are rearranged and realigned with His will and purposes for us!

  8. That is a sweet fountain...very nice. :) The Hoosier cabinet is a treat as well.

    And wanted to say that I so love your background here as well. Blogger has finally gotten on the *cool backgrounds* band wagon.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Love your background picture. Nice work.

  10. I agree, I feel so energized when I move furniture around to create what feels like a more comfortable and different environment! I love that something so simple can be so revitalizing!
    You did a lovely job Rebecca and I think the founatin must be a wonderful peaceful addition to your room. I love the soft sounds fountains make.
    Wishing you a peaceful day!

  11. Isn't it truly amazing what a little cool air does for our energy and stamina! I am looking forward to fall! I love your fountain, it is very unique. And the Hoosier cabinet seems much more fitting where you moved it! The upright seems more appropriate for a laundry area! Good job my friend! And could you send some cool air this way? Tuesday is supposed to be 99, yuck!
    Love Di ♥

  12. "Quietly refreshing. Restorative. Peace-inducing."
    Perfect word pictures of the Fountain of Life!

    I love the cabinets and the fountain with its aged look.

  13. I love the sound of water...I have an outdoor small pond so I can hear it.
    Oh, I grew up hearing this..."mom, where are we going?" She would reply, "to Kalamazoo Michigan to get a load of goats." I never knew there was even a place until I was an adult.
    This Texas girl has never been to Michigan...maybe one day.
    I love what you did...I have been finding some treasures at thrift stores also...have fun!!!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)