Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Wednesday, February 17


I have the coolest tool to share with you!! If you are anything like me and love rearranging furniture in your mind...this little gadget will be as fun for you as it is for me. We recently purchased a sectional and some home accessories from this really funky interiors store called IO Metro. Well I was on their website checking to see if some barstools we fell in love with were on sale and I came upon the Room Planner.

this is our master bedroom now...but I have some big plans for it!

So I went online last night and after measuring some of our rooms and the furniture in it and created rooms with the exact dimensions. You can add windows, accessories, all kinds of furniture, all types of doors, ceiling fans, name it! It is so awesome because without killing my back trying to see if I like a different placement of furniture...all I have to do is create furniture to the exact measurements of mine and then move it all around with a click of the mouse. So questions like ...Will I like the bed on this wall...Will having the dresser here block the closet door...Will the room look too heavy on one side with this chair here... were all answered and it was nothing like what I originally planned in my mind. It solved some issues I was having in the back 2 guest rooms and our master bedroom. It also has outdoor landscaping so you can make plans for your interior or exterior. I think this would be a fabulous tool for new home owners, kitchen renovators, nursery planning, bathroom re-designs, or even just trying to figure out how to rearrange your furniture to make room for a Christmas tree. As you can see in my rendering you can even add magazines and fuzzy house shoes!!

Now that I have my plan of action thanks to Room Planner, I just need to find a program that finds time on my calendar to actually move the furniture! Maybe next month!

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