I apologizing for being MIA. Now that our internet is up and running, I can finally start sharing more!
We moved in shortly after my last house post. The upstairs is still mostly unfinished as we have focused on completing the first floor where we spend most of our time. As I type, my husband and our friend/neighbor Terry are grouting the bathroom tile so that my husband can finally start taking a shower rather than being forced to take baths every day. (I, on the other hand, love a good bath!)
I have really enjoyed "crafting" my home, and as of this point, we have already managed to rearrange the furniture three times (at least)!
Everything is subject to change as we get things completed. In fact, since I took the photo above, things have changed again since some friends of ours gave us a children's craft table, so the coffee table is now back by the couch where it belongs.
Before that it looked like this:
I love the open feel of it which allows us to be pretty flexible with furniture placement.
And I've been hanging up pictures and decor, which is always fun.
I love these pieces, the top piece is a pen and watercolor painting I made, and the hoop art and framed floral piece come from an incredibly talented fabric designer friend of mine, Ellie over at Taffy and Twine. Her work is so amazing, and I can't wait to start working on the children's rooms because I definitely want to use her designs!
My husband and our good friend Mike put together this truly gorgeous table using two vintage sewing table bases and some wood milled from trees in the area. It's probably one of my favorite pieces in the house.
I still can't believe this is our home. When I look the first story, I am reminded that this was supposed to be it. Our house was just supposed to be this downstairs area with a little crawl in sleeping loft for the kids. I am amazed by all that God provided for us, extending passed everything we hoped and dreamed for. (In fact, today, we were given a couch! We had been wanting one for the upstairs reading area! And, my husband received free tile that was leftover from job, which allowed us to tile our shower.)
I feel like God has been speaking to me about His plan and purpose for our home. I want people to be able to enter these doors and feel peace and rest. I want weary mamas to be able to come here, relax on my couch with a cup of coffee, and not have to worry about if their children break something or draw on the walls. I want it to be a place people can come and get go of their burdens and feel the love of the Lord. A lot of that vision stems from the vision the Lord recently gave my husband and I as we sat down to talk about raising and homeschooling our children. Hopefully I'll get a chance to write about that soon!
Thanks for checking out our home! I'm glad to be back to blogging. If you have a blog, please leave a comment with your blog link so I can get to know you!