while the snow is still flying outside, the springtime decor has sprung inside.
i have been eyeing these cafe shelves for some time and i really really like the idea of having two shelves to change out the decor for the season. sometimes thinking about decorating an entire room seems overwhelming in my mind and in reality two completely decorated shelves can make a better design statement.
here is what i chose for our spring shelves (everything was from shopping around our house except the owl and little tiny lamb, both from hobby lobby)
"be filled with joy" print by katie daisy.
i also think it is so important to mark your homes with God's word. we use index cards and handwriting assignments taped to the walls with Bible verses but dee's artwork sure makes a pretty display of such strong truth. and right in the entryway, to set the tone, to welcome, to remind us all.
and do you see the a. dor. able. michigan pillow??!!! yes, i am THAT excited about it. This was sent to me by a fellow michigander, Jill of Cora Anne Designs .....
too cute, i know i know. and the back is navy and white chevron. ahhh. chevron just makes me happy. and this pillow is quality work. please, go visit jill's blog, they are renovating a lake house right now and its super cute.
blogging has connected me with so many people from so many parts of the world and from so many different walks of life. the idea that people take the time to read my blog is humbling, and that many of you take the time to email me fills me with sincere THANKS.
thank you for reading. thanks for encouraging me through comments and emails.
fact: just last week i was having a doozy of a day. grey skies outside, not motivated, and not feeling like i was accomplishing....well, anything. i open up my email to find one that began like this
"I want you to know that your blog has been such a tremendous inspiration and encouragement to my wife and me........"
this gentleman went on to share their home building experience and thanked me for sharing my faith and life. wow.
he (as well as all of you have emailed such kind words) was such an inspiration to ME.
to take the TIME to say THANK YOU. to you guys, to people around me. do you even know how many thank you notes i have written in my head? i'm great about thank you notes for gifts but just random notes of encouragement, of thanks.....so many times i just let it slip by.
i'm going to try to be more faithful to say thank you. do write a note of encouragement. because i KNOW how much its appreciated!