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Décor that Educates!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

There’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie. Summer’s long afternoons that stretch into late nights make it prime time for some celebrating. Whether you look forward to grilling out or making s’mores over an open fire, summertime’s fun gives us hope as winter wears on. There’s nothing more fun than celebrating baseball games with our boys or going to get popcorn and hotdogs at the baseball field hosting our favorite teams. This set of lamps brings the nostalgia and baseball memories front and center to their rooms! This particular time of summer, we also look forward to celebrating our yearly traditions. Some folks travel with family and friends to a particular vacation spot at their favorite beach, lake or amusement park. Others may look forward to relaxed mornings and extended evenings with late sunsets. Decorating our homes...

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The Gift of Time

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Do you ever feel like you fall short in prioritizing time spent with the people you love most? I do. Time has a way of slipping through our fingers, no matter how hard we try to make every moment count. Clocks represent the many seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years we are privileged to breathe, create, love, influence, and celebrate the wonderful lives we’ve been given. But, sometimes, we fail to see time as a gift because our ‘to-do” lists demand so much of us. No wonder we fail to live life to the fullest or to be fully present in any one single moment. Today, let’s celebrate the gift of time: past, present, and future. And let’s think of new ways to appreciate the gift we’ve been given. Clocks hold a special place in my heart,...

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Words That Matter

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. _Ephesians 4:29 ESV One of my favorite things to incorporate into my decorating plans are inspirational words stamped on boards, tea towels, magnets and the like. Well-used words have the power to inspire, challenge, and encourage people.  And because people matter to me, I want to use words well. Children remember our words for years after we have spoken them. I’m guessing most of you can remember a time when someone didn’t use their words well. The impact still lingers in the deep recesses of your heart, still, today? I understand, friend.  I have a few painful memories tucked away, too. But I love that we are given...

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Decorated Corner Spaces

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

I want to share an idea today for those boring kitchen countertop corner spaces that usually end up filled with toaster ovens, food containers, and other unsightly items stuffed into them. This makes our kitchens look messy, cluttered, and creates a feeling of chaos. Why not jazz up your corner space with a mirror positioned on the angle, a lamp, a picture of your family in a special frame, and a small container of greenery—live or artificial. If you aren’t into the bling thing like the picture above, then add some vintage details. Why not purchase a wood framed mirror? Paint the frame your favorite color, and…BAM! You can use candles instead of the lamp and a pedestal bowl with lemons (real or artificial), instead of the greenery. Either option will add life to the space. Remember, this challenge...

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Light Your World

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 0 comments

Moms and dads, welcome to my home! I am intentionally simplifying my décor. I’ve been thinking a lot about how grateful I am for “all things light.” I love candles, lamps, and fireplaces—anything that flickers and casts shadows across the walls of my home. If you come over for a visit—day or night—you will surely find candles burning, and a lamp or two turned on before sundown. There’s something magical about the soft, warming glow that candles project. I love how they seem to magically whisper to our souls,“Relax, take it easy, calm your mind, all is well.” And even if all is not well, at least we can escape our painful, stressful, realities—if only for a moment. Light has a powerful way of recharging our minds and refueling our souls. My best ideas have come to me when...

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New Year, New Royal Mindset

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Making Your House a Home | 1 comment

How is it possible that January is here? There is an undeniable excitement in the air since turning the calendar page to a new year. 2017 holds wonderful possibilities for each of us, and I pray we will each recognize a brand-new sense of purpose in our lives. While decorating our home is important, and a fun thing to do, I think it’s even more important we start the year by decorating our minds. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Our purpose, as parents, is to raise kind, loving, respectable, and responsible little people who will become kind, loving, respectable, responsible big adults someday. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from...

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