Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A little more settled even.

Another quick home-update.  This past weekend, I finally got around to hanging curtains and oh-what-a-difference.  Suddenly, it feels homey and warm.  I also flipped the position of the yellow & maroon settees.  It feels a little more natural with the room setup.









We're trying to figure out what to do on the wall above the piano.  Current thoughts include hanging acoustic panels (possibly with an art print or with some of my music-related photos printed on them) because the room definitely needs a little acoustic treatment.  Another idea is to hang 2 guitars & a banjo up there (it'd be nice to have them out and grab-able at all times).  Still deciding.

This whole process makes me look back on when we first got married and moved into our first apartment together.  We had such a mish-mash of furniture and decor back then.  It took 4 years for that apartment to finally feel homey and "like us."  We have such a better start this time around.   All of those pieces we purchased for our last home are working beautifully in this new home, but it's a bigger place and there's still a lot to figure out.  It's so much fun designing and problem-solving and trying to make everything feel natural.  I'm in love with the whole process!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quick House Update - Photos

Slowly but surely, we've been getting more settled into our new house.  I've been very anxious to take on new projects but have had to take it fairly easy for health reasons.  Here's a few snaps of areas that we've worked on so far.






New ceiling fixture.



Haven't really done anything with our bedroom quite yet besides new bedding.

Finally hung a mirror & art in the mini-bath!

Still to come: the piano area, the office, the guest room, the kitchen 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

#thriftscorethursday

Just a quick "thank you" to everyone who has emailed me and sent their prayers in response to my last post.  Today, oddly & unexpectedly, just happens to be a really great day for me.... so I wanted to post something here!

I want to send you over to my friend Megan's blog to witness the start of #thriftscorethursday.  Megan & I met in music school and now she runs this really awesome blog called Rental Revival.  She's a DIY-er and thrifter (which basically means that she's awesome) and it's been really fun to watch all of her projects and home decorating!

I decided to participate by posting my own "thrift score"....


It's an old road sign (a "median" sign, I suppose) that I bought in Columbus, OH almost 6 years ago. It was the summer of 2008 and I was killing some time the day after my good friends Katelyn & Rob got married.  I ended up finding this perfect specimen of an art piece.  It's been hanging over our bed for the past 5 years (it hung in my bedroom at my parents house for a year before getting married).  Since Christopher & I  just moved to a new house a few weeks ago, it's currently looking for a new place to hang.  In the meantime, it's quite stunning sitting against the exposed brick.

If you're a fellow thrifter or have some awesome thrift scores, join the #thriftscorethursday hashtag party by posting your own pictures every Thursday!  Let it be known to the world that this is the first time EVER that I've used a hashtag.  Seriously.  Only thrifting and home decorating can bring me out of my hashtag shell.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Asking for prayer.

I'm not the most active blogger.  I don't even know how many people follow my blog on a regular basis, especially with the sparse and irregular posts.  Sometimes weeks pass between one post and the next and occasionally months.  Perhaps there's a small handful of you out there?

Regardless, if you do follow this blog, could I ask for your prayer (if you're a person who prays)?

A few days ago, I started a new blog to begin documenting the "health issues" which I've been going through for the past few years.  I just simply need an outlet to vent about the journey that I've been on.  In the past, I've mentioned a little bit about my problems on this very blog right here but I haven't gone into too much detail about it and certainly haven't "journaled" about it here.  The reason being: I like posting "pretty things" here.  I didn't want to turn this "pretty" blog into something different.

So, on the good days, perhaps I'll continue to post here when I can (and perhaps, it will become my one & only blog again someday once I'm healed).

If you care to follow my "other" journey (which I'll probably be updating very regularly), you can do so here: http://itchyskinjourney.blogspot.com

But, really, no pressure to follow.  It's not the most pleasant of topics.  In all honesty, I probably wouldn't follow it (at least regularly) if I didn't have reason to.  But, at the very least, could you say a quick prayer for me right now, wherever you are?  Could you pray that I make it through this with my faith intact?  That maybe, just maybe, my healing can come sooner rather than later?

I hate to sound so dramatic, but after two years of dealing with this, I just have to tell things how they are.

Thanks so much, everyone.

Love,
Stace