To begin the 2014 holiday house walk from the beginning go directly to Jennifer Rizzo.
hello…welcome did you guess who the surprise house was?
it is lilypad cottage! To begin the walk from the beginning go directly to jennifer rizzo
i am super nervous and excited to have you over…crazy right?
i am most comfortable behind the scenes aka…wallflower this is risky and vulnerable but to be afraid and do it anyway
well that IS what living courageously means to me
besides this is just SO fun to be a part of sharing our unique personalities in our homes and give JOY and encouragement to others
come on in…would you like a cup of hot chocolate…coffee? i have christmas music playing and candied pecan & pumpkin pie candles burning my kids get told they smell like syrup or pie at school…i always laugh i may have a candle burning addiction…hmmmmm
i like to feel cocooned. safe. i am learning that neutral, woodsy and words do that for me home is good..but to me..the heart is above all things that is what i love to talk about
decorating a home for Christmas is a lot of work and time so with that in mind we decorated our home to keep everything up all winter long when we take the tree down it doesn’t look overly christmas
i am so happy with the balsam hill flocked tree. i wasn’t sure which to choose flocking or not but i think we made the perfect choice for our ornaments and the comfy feel we wanted
compared to the last two years our mantle is very subdued and we LOVE it
But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love I Corinthians 13:13
2014 has been a year of overcoming, taking risks, battling the giant fear, forgiveness and new beginnings BIG changes. big. i want to remember every christmas this specific year God’s faithfulness provision and protection
i LOVE my bedroom it brings me real joy to come in here. i answer Etsy convo’s from here every night:) someday i will share why this wasn’t always the case it is a God-story
when i read the book atlas girl by emily weirenga it truly changed my heart i saved these words for our vow renewal STORY does that doesn’t it? puts skin on words and goes out and heals people thank you emily for being so brave to share your story..xo
one of my favorite things is my drop cloth bedskirt that my mom made for me since it is custom she could make it long and full you just can’t find that in store bought bedskirts i
ok…aren’t these pillowcases from house seven darling? i couldn’t resist getting a pair for grace
it was lovely having you over!! thank you for spending time with me and i pray that whatever your circumstances God’s LOVE finds you right where you are wrapping His arms around you tight and that you know KNOW know that YOU are not alone!…xo
click on over to unskinny boppy for me…i know you will just love her!
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i am sharing a bit of my story with an amazing group of women in Becoming: a FREE study that begins THIS january!