Category Archives: My Home

i spotted it here..a new blog to me that i LOVE:)  her photography captured me from the start.  i knew it was a red letter words–it was a dee:) and the word beach sealed the deal so i if you want one click here. I loved it so much i went to check it out.  keepin it real..since i do not live in a real beach house i wasn’t sure that would “fit” in my bedroom but then saw this one and it was PERFECT for a coastal bedroom not on a coast…SAil ( coastal ) and DREAMs…for the bedroom.  i choose the denim color.  thank you JILL:)  OH – the signs are in dee’s SUMMER section!

this girl…what can i say?  i have never met her but i love her voice..her heart..and her clothes.  i follow her instagram here.  when i saw this picture i knew i had to have that belt buckle.  i have never owned a belt buckle..thought it about time.
nikki is designing a shirt to match it..a black baseball shirt with pink writing.  i ordered from junk gypsies.  now to find a vintage belt and sweet christi from the brown shed has been so sweet and helpful to me….xoxo


i must admit i have a little social media depression from time to time.  it flairs up now and then…have you heard of it?  now i am to smart to fall for this totally but i do believe there is some truth to it.  i even fall prey to being sad seeing all the vacay’s and homes and wishing….well you know what i mean…so i do have to keep a tight check on my heart.  that is where everything flows from;)  grace suggested i take some time off of all social media, maybe i should?  here is a quick little tidbit on stepping away for 48 hours if you have a small business or something.  interesting for sure!


1 tsp. of brown sugar – 1 tsp. of white sugar and 2 heaping tsps. of fake coffee mate and pour in the steaming coffee and stir and then sit down and enjoy some one on one with
our abba. oh so good!


i am trying to curl my hair lately.  not working for me so much.  are you trying anything new with the hair lately?


: : i have a magazine addiction



and a candle one..ugh


terrible phone pic but LOVE the new chairs at Target..thinking maybe the blue chevron for my new office?  what about the burlapy ones?  kitchen table maybe?


this was also cute… target apothecary cabinet.  i want need something next to my bed besides a bar stool for a table.  like really.  i am 45!  but i think i can find something cheaper at a flea market and paint it..what do you think?


here is our office inspiration.  i will be giving sneak peeks on our bathroom redo #houseofbelongingbathroomredo and our guest room turned office on instagram.  don’t ya just love it?  nikki and i bought a door for the desk.  i think we are getting in over our heads.  we must take more home depot classes!! ( note to self )


i was at the dentist with g ( i hate/fearful of dentist..he made me leave) so i
perused travel mags and saw this...i am go on a pilgrimage.  i am reading rebekah lyons freefall to fly and in there she was reading a book pilgrimage of the soul.  i ordered it.  when grace graduates i am so in greece.  i might not come home.  you will have a place to always come to friends.  wouldn’t that be nice.


nikki and i are starting Shaun T’s T25 on Monday.  together.  we will share all the deets on monday…hoping to inspire YOU.  i of course will do a modified approach to eating due to my stoma.


LOVE love love this sign.  it is in my bedroom right now.  the words…..i want to make them part of my flesh.  i want to live and breath them.  i struggle so letting light frighten you?

i am deeply grateful for your love of this sign.  these words.  they are my heart for my grace.  my children.  thank you for supporting us.  we couldn’t be where we are without YOU!


this didn’t end up coming in on time.  july 12!  so we are on concrete board right now but so much better than squishy mold.

i will post all the before pics in another post…but here is a sneak peek that was on instagram

Photo: :our holiday project-- #ihavewaitedforever #goodbyemold #coastalbath

Photo: ::can I just say CLEAN!! Bye bye mold--I am soooo excited:) #coastalbath #houseofbelongingbathredo

i will end on this note:

GO now….we laughed the whole time.

Photo: ::OMG!! Nikki & I are still laughing!! #hilarious #amustsee


going coastal cottage..the paint

hey there ya’ll-

nik & i are changing everything up because they tell me it is a woman’s prerogative.  name it and claim it i say

we are thinking of a more of a coastal cottage vibe.  I am already thinking I may have to change my blog header … again! ugh!
anyway…back to the subject–what always draws me in magazines and blogs is coastal cottage.  i seem to be able to come undone-

there is no rhyme or reason for this other than i know when i walk in my home i want to sigh.  i want it to embrace me

whispering let all the dirt and grime from the days struggles fall away.  this is your safe place

is it that way for you to?

and the red gingham curtains weren’t doing it for me so into the shop they go



i don’t have that gift
you know the one?  the choosing the colors- furniture…the one that makes those crazy amazing boards…yeah…i am so not that girl

so what do you do?  you copy and give credit

so laylaashley — we applaud you for using your gift in a way that helps others and not only that you do it so selflessly & and are sweet enough to share
it.  we love you..thank YOU!

our small main living area is painted benjamin moore’s ashwood.  ONE of our favorite colors… we haven’t tired of it yet.  we found the color in this post

it is high time we start loving on the rest of the house don’t ya think?

so we scoured our favorite blogs and our pinterest pins and came up with these coastal cottagey colors

so what does one do when they suck at painting?  well they hire their sis in law.  the perk in this is that you don’t have to get just climb out of bed and open the door!


nikki’s room was painted behr’s irish mist

my office was painted benjamin moore’s gray owl lighted 50% per layla’s instructions:)
and the bathroom will be painted benjamin moore’s gray lake — the demo will take place over the fourth of july weekend…yay!!
now in dakota’s room we ( meaning nikki & I ) painted gray owl and we planked one wall.  he told us the truth that the gray owl looked to blue and he wasn’t happy so this time I let him choose. not sure what to stain the plank wall yet…..gotta do more scouring…ha!


here is a sneak peek at our bathroom floor tile…eek!  it should be in any day so be watching Instagram for the in between stuff k?


Carissa my sis in law has been an answer to prayer.  you’ve had those right?  it was just timing.  she has also been helping
me catch up on all our sign orders so we can re-open june 28 with a blank slate..or darn near anyway.  we have been kickin  some butt!


girls!  i am putting down roots in this home.  it isn’t ours we rent.  it is the kids nana’s home so there is a long history here.  I have struggled with for the last year but for whatever reason God placed us here and i am going to choose daily to trust His plan.  it has made all the difference to just rest in that trust instead of fighting it.


carrissa has talked us into a summer painting party.  to paint the outside of our house.  our BRICK house?  doesn’t everyone have a paint party?  be watching cause we will ask for your input on the color we paint it k?

are you taking advantage of summer to change things up a bit in your home?  do tell…it’s your prerogative who sang that song?


we RE-OPEN again the 28 of JUNE — there are some goodies this time.  there will be LOTS of new signs to choose from.
REMEMBER we are only open for 10 days!


i am selling our red gingham custom drapes & a blog sale

i bought three swim tops–no bottom’s yet.  not sure what to do about that
was a guest at my mom’s and had my dad’s hamburgers..the only one’s beside mcdonald’s i can eat right now
repainted our yellow X console table white


bought a slipcover and took it back –  i do believe slipcovers are for the birds!
i bought a few dresses that are comfy with my new equipment hanging on me…which i am getting used to–slowly:)
oh..and a rug — took it back too
ate way to much french fries dipped in honey mustard and oh..have your tried guacamole ranch..anything with an avacado right?
painted, sanded, nailed & boxed signs

what did you do this weekend?


before i forget we are having a blog sale of sorts.  since my shop is deactivated until June 28 i thought i would take advantage to
continue the RE-BOOT on the house a bit.

we will open the doors of the ETSY shop around 9ishgotta have my cinnamon roll & coffee first

we will be selling two pairs of the gingham curtains my mom made us PLUS more stuff ( a few pics of them )


this sign purchased from World Market a few month’s ago


Amazfest Giveaway


july 4 weekend our bathroom is going BYE BYE …i AM OVER.the.MOOM.excited!
the mold and grossness is yuck and before we rip it out i will video it for you because when i saw this girl talk i about fell over in love!

we all gotta video ourselves to hear each other..what do ya think?

ok..gotta go to bed.  i am tiiiireedddd.

see you tuesday at 9ish…be there or be square

hugs hugs hugs to each and every one of YOU!


all that glitters–a NEW Sign

some posts ago suzanne left wrote this to me in the comments and i sobbed.
words hit me that way sometimes.  deep down.  to my core.  where only abba can touch.
i knew then that was to be a sign.  all of our signs are birthed in my heart first.

these words remind me of a verse that God spoke to me years ago in Isaiah 42:3.  I don’t know why.
A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.

Nikki (if ya’ll are new around here is my oldest daughter).  she just turned 27.  we live together.
when we are out and about and i call her honey or babe..i think people look.
she is beginnning to put together her bedroom and has had a pinterest board for it.

and it is all things gold and glitter
so i knew i had to do this sign for her in gold glitter.

 fast forward to this weekend.

here savannah shared her own glitter monogram art and nikki was like EEK!  i want one.
savannah is selling them to help offset the cost of a trip.

so in the middle of our breakfast at waffle house we ordered one.  that is how we roll.
perfect for any glitter room.

if you want to check out nikki’s pin boards click here.

The All That GLITTERS Sign is 2′ x 4′ and framed.  this one is old white background and gold glitter with a stained oak frame.
you can customize it to your hearts content.  pink, blue, red glitter…whatever
framing is a fun way to add color as well.

if you want to purchase one click here.

::::::::::::Our new Etsy shop MoXie opens February 28::::::::::::

MoXie….a ridiculously courageous clothing co.

we have a big photo shoot this weekend…beyond humbled for the week.  LOVE LOVE this one…have you heard it?

jason aldeen The Only Think I Know

praying the words of this sign light upon your heart today….xotiff