Friday, July 31, 2009
My mind whirled with ideas and I remembered a hook rug that my mother had made that had hung on the wall in our home growing up in Connecticut, it was an image of a red biplane on an off white background and I knew if she still had it, that it would be perfect to hang above the crib. So I asked mom it she still had it and sure enough she did, she had it tucked away in a drawer and when we pulled it out it looked a little stained, so in hopes that modern cleaners would not do it damage, I put the rug on gentle cycle with some OxyClean and out came a beautiful new looking rug (air dried of course).
I must say though, like when he was a little baby, these moments in the early hours of the morning when its just me and one of my little boys and I get to cradle him in my arms and rock him back to sleep . . . . . these are the moments that I LOVE and cherish.
Even now though in the moments after I have settled JonJon back into his bed and await the next moment he will awaken, I am thinking of another mother who worries for her little man laying in a hospital bed. I am grateful that prayers are being answered for Stellan and that for now there is hope of continued improvement. I know that our God is the great physician and that He will provide for Stellan and his family.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I love Christmas, the lights, the ornaments, the cards, but most of all the meaning. I love hearing hearing the story of Christ and sharing it with my children on Christmas Eve just before we tuck them into bed. But one of the biggest things I love about Christmas, is decorating my home for the warm cozy season as we draw closer to the day of celebrating Christs birth.
This season Southern Living at HOME has added these beautiful brightly colored metal decorations to our Christmas decor collection. WHAT FUN these ornaments will be to add to your shutters, doors, gate, garland on the mantel or fence, just about anywhere your imagination can go these beautiful metal ornaments can go. In addition, they have added a matching stocking hanger to the collection. I don't know about you but I can't wait for Christmas in August, to buy add these adorable decorations to my Christmas decoration collection.
So excited about this falls Southern Living at HOME selling season. Southern Living at HOME has come up with so many fantastic new products and exciting new style ideas for the Fall Catalog. Learn more at my Southern Living at HOME webpage about how to be a part of my team and get tons of FREE PRODUCT, and about the Hostess and Customer Specials for July and August. New fall catalog launches August 1st.
As for the specific reasons for this blog:
First, 4 years ago God gave my husband and I a miracle in the form of our first son, and two years later our second son. Learning how to accept and receive God's grace and mercy along the three year journey toward becoming a family, is something that I know many other couples have or are going through and I feel our story might help encourage and uplift.
Second, I have discovered that the very thing I prayed for "a family" brings the most amazing roller coaster ride into my daily life. I am a mother of two boys, David now 4, and Jonathan 23 months. Each day my very active boys find new adventures to get into and the stories of these adventures have made so many of my friends laugh when they read about them on facebook, that they said I needed to be more consistent in writing them.
Third, Although I am richly blessed to be able to stay home with my boys, my education and career background is architecture and interior design. So, I miss being a part of the design world on a daily bases and hope that the projects I share from around my own home (which are inspired by my own crazy constantly working mind, magazines, books, TV, and of course other design blogs) will also inspire your creative energy.
And Finally, I wanted to blog, because 6 years ago God brought a company into my life that enabled me to stay home with my boys, still have my hands in the design world, and make plenty of wonderful friends with beautiful ladies. Southern Living at HOME helps me to share incredible home decor, organizational, and entertaining products with ladies who also love creating a home that is warm and inviting to all who come through their doors. Helping to create a home of "Southern Hospitality" ANYWHERE in the country is what it is all about. I love my Southern Living at HOME products, I love my Southern Living at HOME family, and I love my Southern Living at HOME friends!
Hope you enjoy learning more about Me, my life's journey, my family, my design style, and about Southern Living at HOME.