When looking for a home after moving to Kansas, we had a “want” list that included many things – a garage, three to four bedrooms, lots of windows, at least two bathrooms including a master bathroom, and a great room for entertaining guests. Did we get all of those items? No. Did those “missing wants” get replaced with even better features? Yes! No, we didn’t get a master bathroom. But instead we got a gorgeously huge sunroom attached to a beautiful back deck. What our home lacked in more modern style homes, our home gained with beautiful features only an older home could possess.Read More »
Owning a home built in the 1930’s comes with so much character (it was a huge selling point for us) but lacks in the modern appeal of master bathrooms and larger closet space! It is a good thing I was (and still am) in love with our sunroom and back deck, that having practically zero closet space and the smallest second story bathroom didn’t matter in the end to us!
Once receiving the keys to our home, we took an entire evening to walk around our home and dream up what our home could look like . . . what we could do to make it our own.
I knew something had to change about our second story bathroom!Read More »
Let me tell you, this past year has been one to remember. After much discussion, prayer, and feeling lead in one direction, Brian and I started 2016 by packing up our entire town home and moving a state over to relocate beginning a new adventure in our marriage. Was moving an easy decision? No. Did I spend months and months crying wondering if we made the right move? Yes. Did I trust God and my husband? Yes.
When dating, Brian and I didn’t see ourselves owning a home within five years of marriage. We didn’t see ourselves moving back to Kansas. We saw ourselves living overseas. We saw ourselves doing ministry and helping those in third world countries. We prayed for those opportunities. Despite what we wanted, we mostly prayed for God to use us in the way He knew He needed us. We prayed for his guidance and to make any “big” life decision clear and to “go” smoothly. God knew our desires and thoughts for our lives, but in the end, it was His will that won. Today I couldn’t be more thankful.
With the new Harry Potter book coming out this week I thought it would be the perfect time to share this Harry Potter inspired DIY Wood Decor I made recently!
When invited to a bridal shower, wedding, or birthday party, I am that one friend who rarely looks at the wish list and/or registry. If I do, it’s to know the individual’s or couple’s common theme. I am “that person” because I can’t help but follow my heart which happens to be led by the love language of gift giving/receiving.
I want my gifts to others to be personal and unique to their style. This DIY wood frame was no exception.Read More »