So a few months ago, two of my sweet Instagram friends started a home decor company called Gable Lane Crates. They send out monthly and specialty crates, filled with home decor, straight to your front door! How cool is that!!! Continue reading
Hello Friends! Welcome to our One Room Spring Tour! I have teamed up with 25 other bloggers to bring you a one room tour of our homes. Each day this week will be a new room of the tour. I have the pleasure of starting our tours off with my front porch. I’ll share how I bring spring to my front porch and you can also get links at the bottom of this post to see all the other blogs as well!
Pondering today on “love one another, as I have loved you”.
You know human “love” and God love seem to be very different. I would even propose that most of what we call “love”, isn’t really love at all. God IS love. We’ve read that, we’ve heard that and probably quoted it to others, but have we ever really pondered it?
So if God IS love, what does love look like? Of course that is way too vast to answer in my short pondering, but we can at least start the process.
Love is giving…all that you are and all that you have for the sake of another. God’s love doesn’t have “boundaries”, walls of “protection” or limits. It is focused on pouring out and filling up others.
Love is compassionate…it looks beyond the things that you say and do and sees your heart. It understands that the REAL you is in there, sometimes hidden by hurt, experiences, circumstances within and beyond your control. Love sees deeply and understands fully.
Love is patient…it knows you are a work in progress and it walks with you in each baby step, runs with you in each race and soars with you as you fly high. Love even sits with you when you can’t seem to move at all. Each stage and season, it is consistent and fully there. It never leaves.
Love is acceptance…unconditional and complete. Love doesn’t try to change you, but it transforms you by its embrace. It’s the arms that wrap around you and hold you until you finally let go and fall into belonging. You belong to this love and it is a part of you.
This is the tip of the iceberg of a pondering that will take a lifetime and beyond to fathom. So the question for you and for me is …do we really LOVE others as He has loved us? Or do we label something “love” that is inferior and far less worthy?
For me, as I ponder on TRUE love, I am compelled to take an honest look at my relationships that I call “love”. I am stirred in my spirit to go beyond this human idea of love and move into the realm of real love. The place where I truly love because I have been truly loved by Him.
Have a blessed Sunday my friends and LOVE well!
You know spring is that time of year when we all come out of winter hibernation and “refresh” everything…our wardrobes, our nails, and our homes. I’ve teamed up with some precious bloggers to share how we “refreshed” an area of our home for Spring. You will find links to all their blogs at the bottom of this post.
I had been planning to do a wall treatment of some sort behind the bed in the master bedroom. I had a hard time deciding between brick and shiplap but in the end, I went with the cheaper and easier option…shiplap. And instead of doing just one wall, I did them all. The other big refresh in this room is the floors! I had been wanting to get rid of the nasty carpet for quite some time…well, since we moved in. I love the clean look of wood floors and the fact that they are actually “clean”.
Here is a photo of how the room looked previously.
And this is how it looks now.
I added some touches of aqua for the spring. Some buffalo check panel curtains and pillows made from dish towels.
I commissioned the talented Ashley Anthony to create a painting to go over our bed. The Shady Grove with 5 sheep that represent my 5 children. I just LOVE it!
I painted and distressed the pine hutch that now holds our TV. I hate cords and screens so I hid the cords in some wooden boxes and the television is behind a chalk board.
I love bright crisp white bedding to bring a cool feeling to the room during our hot Georgia summers. The Euro shams are from Homegoods, the white lace shams are from Gilt and the “I Love Us” is from my sweet friend Erin of Bows and Burlap Designs.
Our bedside tables were painted a country grey by Annie Sloan but the color came across green in low light. I freshened them up with The Olde Barn Vintage Milk paint in their picket fence color and I like it much better.
We have a small sitting area in our room where we binge watch Netfilx and HGTV. I also have lots of family pictures here. The antique lamp is from my Nana and I played with it all the time when I was a little girl.
I hope you enjoyed my master bedroom spring refresh!
Please visit my other Spring Refresh blogging friends listed below. You will be so inspired!
Welcome to Spring my friends!!! Isn’t it so refreshing to open the windows, start the grill up and swing on the screened porch?! I have teamed up with some of my very favorite home decor loving friends to bring you the Spring Has Sprung Hime Tour. We are each sharing how we add a little light and fresh spring to our homes. I invite you to take a tour of the Shady Grove and then click on the links below to see some of the most beautiful and inspiring blogs! Enjoy and Happy Spring!!!