Just had to share a little “beautiful” and “imperfect” today…
First of all, even though there are a lot of “perfect” looking photos on my blog, I live in a very “imperfect” home most of the time!!
This is what my kitchen counter looks like 90% of the time. I’m sure yours does too
Some of my past life I spent too much time thinking about and working toward a perfect home and life. I crashed and burned a lot of times and paid for it emotionally, physically and financially. I thought if everything looked perfect that I would be happy. After “hitting bottom,” the truth set me free. I know my blog has a lot of pretty images which I enjoy capturing on my camera but it is just a small perspective for an instant. I want to capture images that are real and honest and hopeful. Too often I look at home blogs and pinterest and become dissatisfied with my home and life.
I hope I can learn to integrate my passion (Home and Garden Styling) with Hope and that after you leave you will feel good instead of dissatisfied. If you read this and have an idea for me, let me know. Images impact us and I want to use images that impact for good….I’m working on it!
Here is a music video by Jamie Grace about “a beautiful day.” Hope it encourages you!
I love re-purposing items. It’s thrifty and fun! I used a queen size sheet that I picked up at the Goodwill and cut it into 4 equal pieces for 2 sets of curtains for my living room windows.
I had to sew and hem the edges and had to measure everything twice to get it just right but it all worked out!
We’ve been in our current rental home for 5 months now and my to-do lists for each room are coming along. I love that the walls are white and I can choose just about any color scheme.
my friend lent me these “coffee table” books and I need to get them back to her!
The “popcorn” container was re-purposed…the outside moss came inside and was re-purposed and the wood from the coffee-table was re-purposed (my husband built it). Yea!!
I thought I was done showing Christmas stuff but I just had to share these adorable Burlap stockings I made to sell in my booth!
I made 6 different ones.
Actually, no one ended up buying these so I will keep them for myself or try to sell them again next year. I always make what I love or buy what I love to sell in my booth. That way, I can keep it if it doesn’t sell or gift it!!
I insisted we get our family picture taken at the tree farm when it was about 14 degrees…this is one of the takes!
this is our tree…with the presents…and blurry. but I still like it!
and last but not least…a very nice moment with my brother…
We grew up watching the movie, “The Christmas Story” and we gave my brother a pj set that we made him put on right away. You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out.