johns journal

Jesus. Travel. Lifestyle.

Lucite Love

Some of you may absolutely hate this trend, which is okay, but I'm so into it!!! I love how perfect the lucite coffee table is for small spaces perhaps such as my living room. Its clarity doesn't occlude the space, keeping things wide open and can mix with a variety of styles. What's yo…

I want to be like Joseph

image via audreyhepburncomplex
Came across the story of Joseph in Mark Batterson's newly released book, Primal. It is so revolutionary to me, I must share! For those unfamiliar with this biblical character's colorful story, here it is in a nutshell. He's cast out from his family for bein…

Currently Craving: Becky Drolen Vintage

Came across a fantastic etsy shop: Becky Drolen Vintage with killer pieces check out some of my favorites!


Our christmas day was filled with dancing...

new oxford heeled shoes
a few new trains for the track,

a token christmas picture
and to spice things up my sister and I cooked up our favorite indian dishes reminsicent of our trip (here) Chicken masala with basmati rice, naan bread, and lentils

Welcome to our world

Happy Birthday Jesus and Merry Christmas everyone! Blessings from us to you and yours!

Here's one of my all time favorite Christmas songs, so beautifully written, listen here

Design Sponge

So thrilled and humbled to be featured on design sponge, pop on over and check it out!

Merry Christmas Eve!! I'm working today but hoping to spread some Christmas cheer at the hospital then off tomorrow for the big day at home, yippeee!

A partridge in a pear tree

Our home covered in red and green, Merry Christmas!

Winter wardrobe

After four very warm years on the subtropical island of Okinawa Japan I've forgotten how to layer and have zero winter clothes! Really liking the look of black jeans lately, so here they are three ways; a casual plaid look, a snuggle up by the fire- sweater outfit, and a date night with husban…

John Deere angel

Our home covered in a blanket of snow
The John Deere angel who dug us out while hubs was away in Texas!

The cookies my sister made that kept us warm, ooey goey yumminess.

Favorites friday: O Holy Night

Images this week inspired by the holiest of nights!
"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
Nativity practice via wideopenspaces


Christmas woodland tabletop

red plates, placemats, and reindeer votive holders-Pier 1, taupe tablecloth-target, Pinecones and snowcovered cranberries-Joann's, bark/feathery tree-Homegoods