johns journal

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Favorites Friday: Simplify

Lately I'm feeling an overwhelming need to simplify and slow down. Got the message from a couple blogs this week and Sunday's sermon, someone is really trying to tell me something.
We plan on hitting the library today, one of our favorite slow places.
Japan reminds me of simple and slower li…

Dan in real life

Rhode Island has been on my mind lately, thanks to my dear friend Taryn, who's getting to live there for a year, lucky gal! So for a virtual visit, I turned to "Dan in real life." It's been out a couple years now, but I just picked up a copy at Target. I'm now enamored with Rh…

Full Weekend

Were back from Jersey! We had a fun full time and are so happy to be back home. There would have been a ton more pictures minus the jersey typhoon that greeted us and if I remembered my nikon memory card, grrr. All in all our time was filled with some good friends, good eats, and lots of animals!


Favorites Friday: Retreat

I've missed you guys this week!! I was called into work on my day off and next thing I know the week was over! I couldn't be more thrilled because I'm off to New Jersey for some well-needed R&R! Here's hoping for good weather on my retreat!
Get-away look and feel via thecitysage


Spent our day off together enjoying the beautiful weather and taking in the Potomac river at Quantico Marine Corps base.

Also toured around adam's helicopter hanger, Gideon can't get enough of those mighty helicopters!

Motivating steps!

Our master bedroom

Mirror and faux throw from TJmaxx.
My sister crafted the headboard out of spare wood in the garage and I upholstered it with batting, fabric, and nail heads of course!

Ikat pillow from westelm
This rug was on clearance at target, good score.

His and her dressers from ikea!
I actually found this geisha p…

Favorites Friday: Combinations

Here's some fresh combinations I came across this week. Hoping to put the finishes touches on the master bedroom and share with ya'll Monday!
brooches and flower bouquet so different via thisisglamorous
baby pictures in the living room via highglossblue
grilled cheese with tomato soup, so clas…