Monday, July 21, 2014

Kitchen Preview

I shared this shot on Instagram last week of a recently completed client kitchen.  Just a little sneak peek…wait til you see the rest….
Image Marianne Strong Interiors

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quiet Time

Wow, how has another week come and gone?  I hope you had a good one and I do plan to be back to posting regularly…one day.  I read this line this week in Restless: Because You Were Made For More by Jennie Allen and it really hit home.  Guilty as charged...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Afternoon Snack

I love this picture- the shot setup, the beautiful pieces incorporated, the mix of woods.  I am dying for that sideboard.  I hope you all have had a good week.  I hope to be back here soon more regularly….but you know how that goes.  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Quiet Time

Read this earlier in the week from Jesus Calling, a devotional I know I have mentioned several times on here but it is so good. A great reminder and convicting at the same time...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quiet Time

But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 1 Corinthians 8:6

Happy Father's Day.  This year is particularly special given the birth of Samuel this week.  I am so thankful for love and forgiveness of our heavenly Father, the father he gave me here on Earth and the man he blessed me with to be the father of my children.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Samuel Strong Is Here!

For this child I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.  1 Samuel 1:27

Our newest family addition, Samuel Hopkins Strong arrived Tuesday, June 10th in perfect health.  We could not be more smitten and everyone is doing well.  
 For those wondering how Henry is adjusting this picture about sums it up….He thinks Samuel is great but trucks, trains and diggers are still much more interesting.  He has been really sweet, he is going to be a great big brother.
 I hated to come home because the nurses and staff at St. Vincent's make life so easy in the hospital but I did want to share with you what was waiting when I came home.  Thank you Kitty and Alexia for this gorgeous surprise….
I hope y'all had a wonderful week as well!  I will be in and out as we adjust to becoming a family of 4.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quiet Time- Necklaces For A Cause

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

A good friend of mine is making these oh-so-cute necklaces with proceeds going to Casa Josef, a Romanian Orphanage where she worked.  There are so many colors and animals to choose from and they come in adult ($20) and children's sizes.  E-mail her @ for more information.  For more information on Casa Josef please visit:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Day By Day

This past Tuesday we went to the doctor thinking we still have two weeks until this baby arrives and it turns out we are day by day at this point.

There is still a lot to be done and the race to the finish reached a new level this week, but if there is one thing I have learned over the years it is that rushing is never a good thing and patience really is a virtue. A virtue I must continually work towards.

This week I was able to "see" progress on some projects and that was a great gift as the clock winds down. For example... this wallpaper went up and once the rest is done you are going love this before and after!