Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I am so excited that Marianne asked me, Paula of Two Ellie, to share in her series "Love The One You Are With". As I have shared with her countless times on one of our coffee or lunch dates that our home is simply not my dream home. It was purchased as a home we were only going to stay in for two years and then we were going to buy "the one", but of course times changed and now we have been in this house for over 4 years. Ha. Needless to say this series is perfect for me. I had to learn to make this home into "The One I Love". The living room was the room that gave me some trouble. It has a funny layout within the open floor plan. From the entry you walk into this space. The fireplace is in the corner, the kitchen is to the left, the door to right is the master, and the sunroom now dining room is directly behind. There aren't many walls to work with so everything kind of has to float. A standard sofa felt funny in this room. Made it to angular for my taste so when the Mr. and I came across this sofa from Rowe I was smitten. We got a killer deal on this piece so the fabric is not exactly what I would have chosen, but saving over a grand made up for that. This room has evolved over years. The always constant is my antique coffee table. It was my first big home purchase when I was in college. The pillows on the chairs are not really mine. They are from Tracery. Doug was kind enough to let me borrow them when I was shooting my home for a local magazine. My pillows were on back order and I needed something to fill the space. To be honest if I hadn't already bought the others these would have had to of stayed home with me!So this was the room that gave me the most trouble, but I must say it's now one of my favorite spaces. It is perfect for movie watching, greeting clients, and just enjoying family. It holds so many pieces that are dear to me. It also makes for a great pass through for the kiddos when they are riding their scooters indoors. I must say I am now content and this is now home for however long that may be. It truly became the one I love.
Thank you Paula, I can say with first hand knowledge your home is so warm and inviting and full of personal touches!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
PS-Lights, TV, etc. are remains of the office that have not found a home yet.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Yesterday I opened the mini fridge in the new office and it made me smile. Not really sure why, I guess because it looked so like me. And just like that, for whatever odd reason, I was reminded why I work like a crazy person.
Another inspiring moment came recently while reading this quote from Emerson of EmersonMade:
The first thing is to decide on the deepest level that the thing you love doing is worth doing, so much so that it is worthy of obsession. That’s the fire that starts the engine. After that, you must promise yourself to work extremely hard and do good work everyday, and that you will never give up, no matter what. Just say, “I will never give up, I will never give up, I will never give up,” like the little engine that could. When you decide this, everything you want is yours —it’s just a matter of working hard and pushing through the hard parts with a grin on your face. The grin comes from knowing you can do it because you decided you would.
Now if I could just get my hands on that dress she is wearing.....
PS-Yes, that is actually V8 in the fridge. Turns out this mom-to-be developed an aversion to veggies once pregnant so I have to get it any way I can.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Working on so many other nurseries I thought I knew what I would do for a crib. I thought it would be a painted Jenny Lind...
I still really love this look and I am sure I will use it again sometime (above images are not mine, I will try to dig some up). However, I think I want to do something different. I have really liked this Ikea crib for a while now but I am just not sure. Has anyone out there used an Ikea crib? I would love to hear some feed back. I am drawn to the panels and really the color of the wood too which is surprising.
So who knows what it will be. As soon as I really get into gear I will let you know what I am thinking!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I have said here many times before that I am worrier, it is part of my nature and something I struggle with. However, it has become a lot better as I learn to leave it all in God's hands. A few people have asked me if I am scared to take on a new office- some wanting to know from a business perspective, some wanting to know with a child on the way. No matter what the reason for asking, the answer is yes. Well, sort of.
In the past month I did have a major panic attack, full on sobbing to be honest. Then God reminded me to leave it in his hands and since then I have not worried for one second.
The point of this is to say whenever I take my eyes off of God or try to run my life without Him in the forefront panic always makes its way back in. The other day I realized this so clearly and it made me think of this story:
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Matthew 14: 25-33
Friday, May 13, 2011
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
*Also, if the format of this post is funny on your screen it is my computer's fault (yes, the computer's, not the user), not Chassity's post. One of these days it will be fixed.
I absolutely adore my kitchen. Love the ceilings, the big island, the marble backsplash, and the farmer's sink!