BrOwn EyEd fOx is back and you’re gonna want to marry her laundry room.
FlowerPatchFarmGirl created quite the pad for her Ruby girl.
I dream of a gallery wall like this.
Yes. That’s a homemade floor lamp. She said it was pretty easy!
I never think to put a mirror off center. People who do things out of the ordinary are cool to me.
I’m on a paintasmanythingsgoldaspossible mission. This is calling my name.
I’m so glad it’s Friday!
Andy is taking our boys to the braves game in Atlanta tonight, and Lydia and I are going to have a girl’s night.
I plan to be in my pjs by 7:30 sharp. It’s gonna be awesome.
We’re gonna grab breakfast with friends tomorrow morning and then hang at home
for college football the rest of the live-long day.
Have you got any plans this weekend? Spill it.
My fall touches are very simple this year because life is calling for it.
I think I like this simple, natural look better anyway.
Why do I ever even attempt doing anything more elaborate? Simple is me. I gotta remember that, huh?
Last week, Laura from finding home blew us away with fall home tours from 16 bloggers.
I was tempted to scratch my plan for simple, but then I remembered that I’m learning to listen to myself.
You know I love words, and the words that are coming to me in this season of life are:
slow down. breathe. listen. be present.
This mantle is whispering all of those things to me!
And, in keeping with my usual seasonal decorating philosophy, it was super easy and super cheap!
I literally had everything that you see minus the three little pumpkins.
Three cheers for simple.
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chic is hosting a fall mantle party,
so head over if you want to see more mantles than you know what to do with today!
796. my friend’s good report from her drs yesterday.
797. an extra long hug from luke this morning.
798. a great counselor.
799. a great workout when I didn’t feel like going.
Change always turns me inside out. Always.
I don’t know why my reaction to it ever catches me by surprise because I always respond the same.
I don’t do it well. I like routine and structure and a plan. I like things to stay the same.
But they never do because they weren’t meant to.
I’m finding that change is one of God’s most useful tools in my life;
it surfaces who I really am in the worst & best ways.
Change is absolutely a major player in the game of life.
It so often is the catalyst needed to shake things up a bit and move me nearer to God and to my most authentic self.
However, I wish it weren’t so uncomfortable.
It produces waves in my heart and mind that feel bigger than what I can handle.
And I almost always find myself fighting against it, at least in the beginning.
Let me tell you…fighting against it is exhausting because it’s like walking up stream…against the current.
Sometimes change happens unexpectedly, and it throws your life into a total tailspin.
But sometimes change happens because you decide for it to, and that’s the change I’m in right now.
My kids all went to school this year because we knew it was time and we decided for them to.
You’d think this would be the easiest kind of change to welcome.
I realized this week that I’ve been doing it again…
I’ve been afraid to slow down because the feelings that have come with this new season are uncomfortable.
Change isn’t a function of life’s cruelty but instead a function of God’s graciousness.
I’m waving my white flag…surrendering my fight.
Y’all, I’ve got a fall pinterest board with almost 400 pins on it,
which means there’s not an excuse for me to keep things the same every year.
I wouldn’t want to anyway. A little change keeps things exciting around here!
Around the middle of August, I start letting myself think about my pumpkin spice candles.
I know some of you think I’m crazy, but follow my thought process…
My kids start school at the beginning of August, and the start of school always means fall to me.
Remember when we used to start school long after labor day?
Well, labor day has come and gone, and my kids have all been in school for 4 weeks now.
You’ll be happy to know my candles are officially lit.
Not only that, but I’ve started gathering ideas for my mantle this year.
Remember when I showed you that extra large piece of art we bought locally to go above the mantle?
I thought I’d show you some of the inspiration I found today…
So many great ideas, right?
These lovely ladies are holding their annual fall linky parties, and these parties help me get my act together.