We all probably have a decorator that we love watching transform a space. Whether it’s Joanna Gaines, another HGTV star, or a favorite blogger, we can be awe struck seeing them smash out walls, replace flooring, tear out all the cabinetry and then replace it with the perfect substitution. Then we look around at our own home and feel
- overwhelmed by the process it would take to change it.
- under-prepared financially to afford it.
- inner despair at the desire to improve it.
But I’m coming to encourage you today about how you CAN make a difference in your home! Continue reading “Just Do One Thing”
Wow. This has been a fun week full of fun things and many blessings. Let me share them with you!
What I did: When a new month rolls in, I love changing out my chalkboard art. Here Continue reading “Projects, Purchases and Plans”
There’s a project that I’ve wanted to do in my kitchen from the day we moved in. There was no backsplash, and oh, how I knew I needed one! Splatters from the stove, sink and electric skillet were making a non-removable mess. We waited until the resources were available to go ahead, and the time was NOW!
I’m really pleased with the results and think it updated the kitchen and also really gave it a completed look (not that there aren’t other projects on my list!). I’m sharing some before and after photos on my video today.
Also on my video is my way of keeping the stove and oven clean. I admit that I have a bit of a fetish about a clean oven (ask my girls!), but to me it’s not only an important safety factor, but a clean stove top and oven help the kitchen look clean and inviting. I often use high temps when I’m cooking and I don’t want the remaining grease and splatters getting hot. It only takes me a matter of minutes each time I clean it out! My tips are easy to do.
Here’s the video and pics of my kitchen update!
Is there a project you’re wanting to do in your kitchen? It’s worth the wait! Keep dreaming but then also praying for God to provide!
I actually felt a little bit of a fall breeze this week! Maybe those fall temps will indeed be making their way to Tennessee! To match the season, I’ve added my touches of fall decor to the living spaces of my home, as I shared with you here.
Today I’m sharing my entry way and outside areas. The first place that welcomes our Continue reading “Fall Decor 2018 – Part 2”
Being a lover of summer, I waited until the first day of fall before I pulled out my fall decorations. Now that it’s all out, I’m smiling at those cooler breezes and autumn skies. There is definitely something truly cozy about fall and its decor.
Low lights and twisty branches…
Twinkly lights and warm hues…
Pumpkins of all sorts – fabric and ceramic. An old mason jar with a battery operated votive inside adds a little whimsy and shine to the tabletop.
My desk area got a new chalkboard design. I found a drawing that I liked, then I made it my own…
I added my list of books I love to the binding of the books.
My kitchen chalkboard is my favorite. I found this idea on Pinterest and then drew it in my colors and added the leaves.
Next time I’ll share my front entry way and the outside decor!
Have you decorated for fall? If not, I hope you’ve found a little inspiration here!
When other people step into our homes, they can see things that we cannot see. We can grow accustomed to a pile here or a poorly placed piece of furniture. I recently had an old friend with me for a few days. She happens to have a real eye for decorating. She offered to give me some rearranging advice and I was thrilled to accept! She noticed things that I had overlooked, and her eyes and her touch brought a refreshment to my living and dining room!
Continue reading “Decorating Refresh”
Refreshing the decor in my home seasonally is one way I show my love for my husband. Does that seem strange? What I mean is I want our home to be inviting – not just to our guests, but to HIM! I want him to feel that happy sigh when he walks in the door and finds things welcoming and comfortable. It’s never going to be perfect, and we don’t strive for that standard. We just want it to be a place that draws us and others in, has a cozy warmth, and extends the love of Christ to any who walk in our doors.
Continue reading “Decorate Your Home To Show Your Love”