your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – carl jung
Category Archives: My Home
good morning ya’ll! so happy you stopped in. i have been smiling all morning thinking of you..really!
remember this home tour?
i didn’t want to go there because i knew i would have to co-exist with old memories.i wanted to go because i told God to lead me on the road to Somewhere
and block any road to Nowhere and that i didn’t want to go anywhere that He didn’t go with me.
i was being schooled in trust. it was hard. i am thankful for those 2 1/2 years.
would you join me on my first home tour over at heathers Home Made Lovely tour?
Welcome to Home Made Lovely, an inspiring home tour series.
knock knock..panic rises to my throat and i run to see who it is..if i am going to answer the door..or hide.today when people come we hide .. don’t answer the door the house is a mess! when june cleaver was the norm unannounced guests were treated differently. they were welcomed with freshly baked muffins and coffee. not so much anymore. these days you will find me answering the door in no makeup paint clothes and a messy bun..excuse me while i take the paint brush
WELCOME to our little home…come on IN
i’m Tiffini from The House of Belonging and am seriously humbled that heather asked us to share our home. heather – you have been an instrument in the hands of God i kid you not. it was the kick in the pants we needed to start putting the house together. we have been collecting stuff for months. so thank you friend.
keepin it real girls – if you came on any given day right now my house would be a HOT mess! we have been re-creating re-doing re-modeling…just RE-ing since we moved in one year and four months ago. you can read more about how it all started here and let’s just throw one more iron in the fire and run a home business of which takes the majority of my day with little time for cleaning house or making dinner. And i fall into bed with what i wore that day..
so when at 45 i am creating my first home..at least on the inside. i have never owned a home yet. one day i hope too but for now..this is good practice..and my new mantra is
..this came to me the other day driving.
i don’t know if i am restoring this home or it is restoring me. i am finding more and more of myself here and as i do feeling more and more of a belonging.
so here are some peeks at the rooms we are currently working in
we are blessed to have my mom use Grace’s room to style new curtains for her shop. i implored her help on some fabric i’ve had for 6 months. i told her what i envisioned and she sewed this sweet pair of curtains and added yellow pom’s for texture and color.
we got this fun dresser down at RE where we had our shop before moving the business to our home.
13 year olds spend LOTS of time here. in front of the mirror. she put this little Target desk together all by herself after we all had a meltdown brother included until my son in law came and saved the day. she hung paper lanterns and a little chandelier above her desk and the little collage wall she did. i am happy to see her owning her area by creating her heart in there as well
her little nightstand. she keeps her journal & Jesus Calling there. Jesus Calling is a must have for every person!!
champ. her bear we bought her when she was in competitive gymnastics. for 5 years 30 plus hours of her week was spent at the gym. half days of school and then gym until 8-9pm. can’t believe we..she did that. she still sleeps with him.
still have the UGLY chairs..but lots of pretty new pillows. a few we got from Target’s Threshold line and two my mom sewed for us…one from some scrap fabric and another from an old tablecloth that i got at a thrift store. i find JOY in re-purposing don’t YOU?
LOOK at the sweet little bunting that grace surprised me with. she hung old pictures from twine with clothespins and when she ran out of those she used paper clips…i only have a handful of pictures of me when i was younger with my grandma and she hung those plus the all of my 5 kids…i cried. it was so sweetly perfect in every way. i am keeping it on the mantle for the spring. it makes my heart happy. it is what matters.
over christmas we planked either side of the fireplace and covered the mantle with a piece of trim. i want to redo the whole fireplace but what a difference a little paint makes..and some planking right? it is the little things..
we added some wood shelving to hold collections ..
nikki and i fell in love with some bar stools at world market. to expensive at the time. at wal-mart they have these little stools for 25 dollars. we bought one..just one to see if we liked it. we did so then we proceeded to paint it..not sure whether to paint all the same color or each a different so we bought one can of green spray paint. primed it and then painted..and fell in LOVE. now we are going back to buy two more stools and paint them both GREEN.
i wanted a little window cover in the kitchen and picked up some flour sack towels and some cute fabric and yes….pom poms everything is cuter with pom poms..amen. and asked mom if she could whip me something up…and she did!
LIVING ROOM COLLAGE WALL:::
THIS is what i am excited about the most! our collage wall – i have wanted one for like EVER! LOVE from so many of my friends…and still more we’ve ordered and has not come yet… standing here looking at it i just SMILE BIG we built the x-console from ana white’s plans and painted it yellow. i have yet to distress it… we bought two UGLY lamps and spray painted them white and got two shades from Home Goods and wow!!
and i FOUND A MAP!! every home i am in love with has a map and i wanted one SO BAD!! i am happy happy happy
did anyone watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday with Brene Brown? Chrissie told me about it and nikki and i watched it a loved it all..we cried when she read this. i printed and framed it..seriously! i am finishing up her book too…
we planked this wall and added a little ledge and hung pictures of the kids that we had printed at staples i built frames for the pictures by following handmade homes ebook:))))
wreath inspired by my sweet friend Jeruselum’s new book The Handmade Year .. a MUST read
BABY GRANDS ROOM:::
very small spare room turned baby grands room for when they stay:) painted it .. RH glacier – added some yellow stripes to an UGLY popcorn ceiling and some playful curtains then comes lighting and decor…maybe a built in of some sort. lots and lots of happy and FUN for sure
planked one wall ( we lurve planking ) and painted. i think we are going to stain it and then hang sconces on either side – a cool light fixture ..some industrial touches..there is that technical word;) we are sketching ideas for his big tv and we are working on turning his small closet into a desk area for studying gaming. he goes off to college next year. he is a senior he graduates in may fourth one down…ONE to go
i am just doing what feels good to me. being inspired by all things and if i don’t like it i can change it. at the end of the day me and the kids live here. we are what matters.
i am carried by so much of YOUR encouragement and love.
there has been a shifting in my heart from SOMEDAY to ACTION by taking baby steps NOW! call it mid life whatever but time is so much more precious. urgent. that if i don’t start making changes that i long to see NOW the story will never be written and the dream won’t be realized.
thank you for stopping by our first ever home tour….
hey there:) we’ve had some questions on our home..how we have been settling in so i thought i’d take a little time and share some bits and pieces
we recently spent some meaningful time sitting down and purposefully asking ourselves the 5 w’s and h on how we wanted our home to feel.
we moved in and then hit the ground running with work, surgery and well…life. time flew and four months later we were in an empty home!
we moved in with not much furniture so the main living area was bare. we have slowly been acquiring some little things but the big pieces eluded us.
we finally got a couch from ikea and a chair from home goods. no more kiddo’s and me piling on my bed watching tv….boo!
i am so grateful that God led us to this home and that i faced the fear and took the risk and called on it!!
I work hard at being intentionally present in living my life these days
the sweet little feminine table we scoured for WEEKS for..we found it in our new favorite little shop.
i added a fun pair of pillowcases for spring/summer..i love the pops of coral and mustard …they make me feel happy HAPPY in my bedroom. i was pleased with their quality. and look at that cute tag and buttons!!
i am painting and distressing a dresser that i will replace the little grey table. still waiting for the perfect little lamp to find me
i am working on a new Grace’s prayer sign for her room. i wrote it for her in a post and nikki turned it into a sign.
here is our exodus home pinterest board. i really do use it for ideas and inspiration
what do you use for inspiration? are you a slow and steady decorator or are you a whole room at a time kinda girl? in my dreams i am a whole room
now go out there and live courageously ok?…xo
i really do use it for inspiration and ideas
i don’t want to forfeit the miracle
it is more than a sign business friends
don’t get me wrong...it is the business that God is using to help on the road out and i am overwhelmed with gratefulness
i have been at the end of my rope…for a very long time
jan silvious once said that letting go is the hardest challenge you face because it requires you to lay down every weapon, hook, rope, cord, or device you have for maintaining control…when you let go you determine to trust that God himself will faithfully handle whatever situation your letting go creates – from foolproofing your life
the YES i have been eluding to is my first ever HOUSE!! all on my own
because it is something that only God could have done.
so for years i agonized over all of THIS…finances are just a slice of the pie of course but it explains the no resources to have a home
however – God has been watching over His word to perform it…you know He does that right?
i feel so loved by Him…so SEEN
i have no words for it..but face on the ground weeping..thanking Him
walking after emptiness they became empty?
traveled down roads like this much?
i am seeing rivers being made in the desert
i see these years being recycled for our good and God’s glory
He is showing me that His power really is limitless
this is a God sized dream that scares me half to death–but shouldn’t it? maybe this means i am on the right road for once?
oh abba…my God, You are bringing us home to a land you have prepared for me – You have laid out this gift before me