Dreaming of pretty corners and new spaces….

Love these kid corners:

By the way, incase you didn’t know this about me….

one of my favorite things are blanket forts:

Love everything about this house tour….

Aren’t these colors amazing!?:

And lastly, I want a loft bed sooooo bad:

These are my dreamy inspirations today.

Hope you enjoy!



Happy List:

Thought I might start doing a list of lovely things I find that are inspiring, something I wish for, or just plain pretty. Hope you enjoy!

1. Came across these moccasins at Darlingtonia Moccosin Company. Sooo cute!

2. I am totally in love with the look of vintage lace right now. I have dreams of using all the bits of lace and doilies that I have collected over the years on everything from sweaters to pillows for my couch…

3. Dreaming about having hair long enough to play and have fun with. My hair grows sooo slow. No matter what I put in it or don’t put in it. No matter how much veggies I eat, my hair grows at the same pace, slow. So, for now, I’m just dreaming.

4. Having fun keeping up with Elsie’s Project Restyle Flickr Page! Lots of amazing ideas and creativity going on!

5. Love following the Blog World of Bleubird and her sweet little family. Her New Years Pics make me giggle. Her hubby reminds me of the guy in The Hangover in this one….

6. Blog Lovin’ is the best and most efficient way that I have seen to keep up with blog reading. It really helped me to be able to clean out all of my toolbar files that I’d been keeping full of blogs, projects, and recipes.

7. I’ve been listening to Frou Frou again. I haven’t heard her in a good while. As soon as I heard “Let Go” it reminded me of my first year being married, being pregnant, and becoming a mama. This video is actually Imogen Heap singing it, but the photography in it is super pretty too.

8. SNOW! I know, I know. I’m probably the only person in NC that wants it to continue to be cold. BUT I have sooo missed REAL winters. I hate how it normally gets up to 70 degrees right before Christmas here and then it “ices” (no actual snow) sometime February and that’s it. Nope! Not this year! This year it’s actually cold enough to wear a coat and has snowed REAL snow several times! Too bad I lost my favorite coat. I found a great replacement at Goodwill tonight, but they wanted 20 bucks. 20 bucks!!! Can you believe that!? For a thrifted coat. I think it’s time to broaden my thrift store horizons and venture out.

9. Amelie and Alice Photography is one of my favorite places to get inspiration for taking pictures of the kiddos. She has some amazing shots! The one above reminds me of a picture I have of myself when I was a little girl. My mom would was dishes and I would stand on a stool ( I was probably 3 or 4), with my apron on, and dry them while we starred out the window and talked. Someone took a picture from behind us. It is one of my favorite things I have from childhood. Check out Amelie’s blog!

10. And lastly, I am totally inspired by all of the women around me who have either had the experience of giving their babies a gentle birthing process, those around me that I have had the privilege of assisting in their amazing journey, and the amazing women that are the “brains” and the experienced that I can call on at any moment to get inspiration, understanding, and encouragement on my own journey to becoming a Doula. I am so excited for every opportunity I have to be a part of the process of a gentle birth. (more on this later….)

Hope you have a great week ahead!


Good Times For All….

This has been a great week…productive and fun. Joseph has gotten some very fun opportunities that I’m sure you all will hear about. God is so good and always right on time.

I, on the other hand, have been wrestling with some of the things I’ve planned to do for the year that have not taken-off yet. To be honest, I have been frustrated with God’s timing. Funny isn’t it… that I would ever think that He didn’t know what He was doing. When all along, in another area of our lives He has shown us that He has it all laid out perfectly. I am learning to rest in Him and at the same time not procrastinate. God always has us covered. How awesome it is to know that.

Saturdays are always fun. They consist of getting ready for Sunday. 🙂 Sundays are our busiest day of the week. Which makes me laugh since it used to be the day of rest. Joseph and I would love to rest, but Sundays are too exciting to rest. Joseph loves what he does and I love to support him and help any way I can. Tonight helping meant making yummy food for tomorrow so that he can come home and rest… for about 2 hours… then go back. 🙂

Friday: Dinner at Rose’s House

Friday night we got invited to our friends home for dinner. It is so awesome to take time to sit, eat, and share stories about life. What an amazing woman Rose is. Someone that God obviously adores considering all that He has blessed her with. For one thing, she has amazing kids. A beautiful woman, mother, and friend.

Thursday: Time for ME!!!

After the baby was in bed and the house was quiet I took some time for myself. Recently I have realized how much this is needed. I am learning to find and cherish the very few quiet times of my day. Sometimes I have to just make them happen in the midst of chaos. Not to say that my life is that chaotic. But it can become that way if I allow it to. It may sound completely silly to you… all of you… but I was at the library the other day and saw a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and remembered reading the whole series as a little girl. I decided to begin at the beginning of the series and work my way through. It’s a little harder than I thought to find time to read anything but the essentials. But I decided to make it happen anyway. I’ve been reading to Scarlet and she loves it. She’ll sit through a whole chapter, just laughing and listening to my voice. Gosh… I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter baby girl.

I have never loved life as much as I do at this very moment. Stuff always happens: Scarlet spitting up on her clothes the second I put them on her, unplanned situations, traffic 🙂 …. but I could never have asked for a better life. I try to constantly remember never to take life for granted. I want to always remember to take time for myself so that I can take care of my family and love people well. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?

…Loving people well.