Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I want to escape. Why does it feel like all of the most impotant things in life get clouded by the things you have to do? Why do we need money to live in this world? And why do we have to waste our days in a place that drains us and makes us unhappy and leaves us no time for the things that we love to do and the things that really matter in life?

dreaming today and seeking the Lord to be in a space of calm and peace.

....I have't had my coffee or quiet time today.... and it's cloudy and cold outside

Monday, August 30, 2010

street of dreams

a few of my favorite things from the Portland Street of Dreams

this super efficient office space (with sliding door in front of it to hide the mess)
this couch
this backyard garden
this awesome fire pit space with room for lots of friends
this fabric
this Robin Damore wall. she rocks and is so talented
this wine rack
these french doors in the master with a tiny balcony
this amazing eating space
(this whole house was amazing and my pictures do it no justice)
this rug
this seating area (not a fan of the color mix)
again, more of the amazing house I can't do justice to
those framed windows and pillows

anyone else in Portland check out the Street this year? what were your thoughts?!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

the kitch!!

yahoo for DIY. 
the before.
and the after:
and some flower from my garden :)

wish I was here wednesday

loungin' drinking some lemonade, or sangria!
and you're ALL invited!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

kitchen update

YAHOO almost done. I can't wait. It really hasn't been that bad- my husband is a stud and works his tail off--

we're almost there---

some before shots again:

The updates:

finish product soon to come!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

heart full of peace

what does it mean to have a heart full of peace?
a heart not longing for the next?
a heart that is present where God has placed it.

I am struggling so much with this right now and feel like it's been a tough season.
I remember feeling like I wanted to be done with college when I was there, when I got done with college all I wanted was to be engaged, when I was engaged all I wanted to be was married, now that I'm married all I want is a job that I love. AH what is the matter with me?

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake."
Psalm 23

what does it look like to not be in want? what does that feel like?

This year the Lord has been teaching me about being peaceful and joyful where I am at.
Each and every day is a gift from the Lord, let us rejoice in it. I do have so much to be grateful and thankful for- it just doesn't feel like that a lot of the times in my moments of sadness. We aren't called to rejoice when our lives are in perfect order or there is no struggle happening. We are called to rejoice daily.

If we spend so much of our day and time feeling ungrateful and down about our situations we could miss what God has for us in it. He is shaping our character daily. Molding us more and more into the men and women He created us to be, but what if we miss it? What if we don't open our ears enough to hear what He has to say? Will we miss blessings on the way? Clarity? Character building? Opportunities? I think so.

Working on being more joyful and living life day to day. Tomorrow has enough trouble of it's own.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


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