I love this season, and already I feel like it is going by too fast. This year, as my schedule is getting busier, I have felt like God has been challenging me to slow down, simplify, and savor the moment. Even in the midst of a busy schedule, to remember what really matters, take a deep breath, and be intentional. This means being intentional with my time management, with my budget, and with the relationships of good friends I have all around me. Continue reading
Several months ago, I wrote a post about the grandmothers in my life (you can read it here), with the intention of doing another on grandfathers. I haven’t forgotten, but am just now getting to this one. And since this weekend was one of my grandfathers’ birthdays, I figured it would be the perfect time to sit down and write this. :) Continue reading
After watching an episode of Undercover Boss this weekend on Netflix about a flower shop, I decided that I needed flowers on my kitchen table–right then. Continue reading
I think all of us–including me, sometimes–feel inadequate when it comes to having people in our home. Continue reading
I recently returned from a trip to China with Show Hope, an agency that gives adoption grants to eligible families waiting to adopt (see more in this previous post). Show Hope also funds several special care centers in China. While there, I stayed in Luoyang, at Maria’s Big House of Hope.
I think I am becoming an accidental “do-it-yourself”er (DIYer), just because of the sheer fact that I don’t like to spend a lot of money on most decorating stuff. My latest project was for my new office, which had two chairs that were decked in the 60’s avocado green and bright orange.
I knew as soon as I saw them: something has to be done with those. Continue reading