Monday, July 21, 2014


The act of being saved from sin is redemption. And while it is fully evident through Christ's public display of affection that He has redeemed all of us, we are still given small tokens to remind us. These acts of redemption are personal. They are just for us. They are to remind us that even through struggle, heartbreak, and loss we are God's. He will provide. He will lift us up out of our sin, out of our heartbreak, out of our struggle, and redeem us. God will love us. 
Oh, and how He loves us. 
He has redeemed my family. He has seen two lives torn from divorce and brought them together to create a perfectly modpodged family filled with His grace and love. He has created this family not because we love one another, but because He loves us. Because He is the redeemer. Because He knew what we needed, and He always provides. Always.
 I am so blessed to call these crazy people my family. We have endured an ultimate heartbreak together as well as a joyous celebration all within the same month. We have endured nights of nonstop laughter and giggles as well as anger and hurt feelings. We aren't from the same wombs, the same blood line, or the same side of the country. But we are. We are from the same God and he has redeemed us. He has given us new life to celebrate his love and his grace. Lord, I am so grateful for the hearts you have brought together not only to love each other, but to love in you and delight in you. 

p.s. We totally loved pizza night! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Be our guest? Guest Bathroom Reveal

   It seems like it is taking a million years to get this house together. Granted, we have only lived here for less than two months, but I yearn for the moment I can walk through my door and see this house exactly as I envision it. I know it will take time (and money...don't tell my husband). I know, I know. I will just take this one room at a time, and eventually I will fall in love with this little old house. 
  If you ever plan to visit my home chances are you will need the Lou, lavatory, bathroom, or powder room. Whatever you call it, you will most likely see it. With this in mind the guest bathroom was on my priority list.
   The guest bath at our apartment was the only room I was completely satisfied with in regards to decor. So obviously I had to bring it to the new place. This is the only room in my house that you will not find gray. It is also the only room you will find brown. I'm not a brown decor kind of gal. To be frank (can I call you frank?), I'm not certain I even like the color. I ADORE gray. It is kind of becoming an obsession and taking over every wall in my home.... 
  My first order of business (insert business in the bathroom joke here) was to give the bathroom a fresh, clean coat of white paint. But then I remembered I needed to patch up a terribly horrible wall situation. So that was fun. Seriously, who rents a house to someone looking like this? 
Just call me Handy Nanny! 
Go ahead, you know you want to. 

But then again... who accepts a rental agreement with a wall looking like that.... We do. 
No worries though, I know my way around putty and a patch.
Now I just need to figure out to clean that nasty rust.

Ready for a photo spill of the good stuff?? 
Here is our new guest bathroom!! 

Shelves: Garden Ridge
Reed Diffuser: Garden Ridge
Shower Curtain: Home Goods
Rug: Meijer
Basket: Meijer 
Towels: Meijer
Owl Soap Dispenser: Meijer 
Bird Cage: Michael's 
Blessed Book: Gift
Lace Hoop Art: Wedding Decor 
Wooden Sign: Meijer 
Flowers in basket: Wedding Decor

What does your guest bathroom look like?
Do you have a post about it? Share your link in the comments, I'd love to see it!