johns journal

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This bedroom had me at hello

The seagrass wallpaper has been a long time favorite of mine and if we ever live somewhere longer then a few years I would save up for some! And that fabric on the chair, double swoon. This room is from ballard designs where I purchased my beloved fabric for the roman shades I did on a dime! At le…

Boaz's cake smash

If I sat a watermelon or even a tomato in front of this kid he would have gone to town and chowed down which would have been a great show! Unfortunately or fortunately for me he isn't all bonkers for cake yet, but the pictures still turned out cute! Can't believe he's one year, I feel …

If you have a girl, you need these

This is one of my favorite shops on Etsy, LOVE the name, Giddy up and grow. Such creative and refreshingly different hair adornment!

The little (studio) shed that could

It's finally here and virtually finished. The story of this little shed is a long and sordid one! We went through trial after trial including the guy we paid to build it running off with the money and knocking our whole street out of power when the electrician wired it for sound. When it was a…

Circles, squares, and an awesome deck set

We have roughly a year left and then we find out if we will be here longer or move. So there will be no purchases for the house in light of a possible move, but if our time is extended my list is getting longer by the minute for things that need updating or replacing. Honestly, I don't think w…

A well-mixed home

I love a home that looks collected over time and well-lived in; where anyone can feel comfortable. Sometimes that's pretty hard to pull off but this home does it with ease, take a look!

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His grace

Just reflecting this morning on all the people God put in my path that led me to Him. They were bold and brave enough to tell me about their relationship with Him and because they did, I really got to Live. His grace confounds and overwhelms me, so completely thankful today.

Recipe for a room: Americana redefined

I'm launching a little series here on the blog, "recipe for a room." I'm simply going to show you how to put together a room pretty quickly and easily that will make your eyes dance and please your wallet. I have no training in this nor do I consider myself expert, so this is jus…

Didn't see that coming

We happily fell of the grid for the last few days and were delightfully relocated to Virginia Beach because of our 4 day power outage! That storm rolled in with a fury and to be honest I've never seen anything like it nor hope to again. A funny little thing happens when we lose power, we lose …
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