Monday, November 12, 2012

Focusing on the season of TODAY. And a GiveAWAY!

**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND COMMENTS ARE CLOSED**
The winner of Leen's "Gather" graphic giveaway by random drawing was Kerri with "Your house always looks so warm and cozy! I just want to curl up with a hot cup of coffee or tea and chat and read scripture with ya! Since I am in a different season (Ava is 5 and Caroline is 3) I would be sure to leave the girls at home! It is so hard to keep the seasons separate when they seem to rush everything in retail. I have made myself the promise that I am going to be sure that we fully embrace and savor every moment of Thanksgiving as I GATHER with my family! XO" Kerri, email me at lemonademakinmama@comcast.net with your address and I'll get this sent your way!
 How I de-Christmassed- my heart and mind for Thanksgiving.

Ah friends... how are you? I'm squishing two posts into two side-by-side days, but I had to because I wonder if you can relate to what I'm about to share.  I've spent the better part of August, September and October working on, selling, and thinking about several holiday items for my store (most of which are already sold, Praise the Lord!) and because of that... I spent a lot of time thinking about Christmas.  In fact, I kind of missed a chunk of Autumn in there because my head was so buried in thoughts of a different season.

I have two big bags sitting in my studio, filled with things I've been working on as side projects for the Christmas season.  And that's not bad... but it's so easy to be thinking ahead that I miss the wonderful season going on around me.  (And can I just say, the stores don't help, with the darling Christmas goodies around every aisle corner!)
I'm a planner at heart and I do this in every facet of my life.  As I pondered this idea, it struck me that I'm doing this with my kiddos... (Not currently enjoying a certain moment in the season with one of my kiddos and longing for another season... it's been a very difficult month to say the least.) I do it with our life and my husband's job circumstances... I do it with personal goals and dreams, you name it.  I always want to jump to the more pleasant looking season. 
 Today, like a Heavenly breath of fresh air, I read, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens" Ecclesiastes 3:1 (emphasis mine)
 I read chapter 3 further, and came to, "12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God." (emphasis mine) 
 I felt more than a little convicted.  Do you remember the other day I was chewing on living life to the full?  I felt so down-hearted because I couldn't wrap my brain around it at the time.  But today it seems clear.  To live the abundant life that God has planned for me (and you) we need to embrace whatever current season of life He has foreseen to place us in.  Be happy and do good... eat, and drink and find satisfaction in my work and see it as a gift...
 And what do we do with a gift?  We say "thank you" for it.
 That one hit me full in the face and I leaned into it.  I gathered up the next season's items that were beginning to sneak into my heart, mind, home and tucked them safely away for the appropriate time... And I mean that figuratively and literally.
Then I hung my grandmother's old turkey platter in my kitchen, printed Psalm 100 and finished fluffing my nest "Thanksgiving style." I long for an abundantly full life... not merely an existence.  How ironic that it appears to begin with thanksgiving and contentment in the current season. 
 
  Switching gears for some of my Instagram buddies... I showed this shoe cubby the other day and they want details.  I promised them details so here goes.  (grin)
 As you can see... we changed the hallway... again.  (View previous arrangement here) What can I say?  When it's not right, it's not right until it is right... and when it is right you feel it.  You know?  Of course you do.  The bench stuck out a tad too far, and the crates below that held our shoes were scraping my bead board and causing problems, plus the rug kept getting peed on by puppy Daisy.  Blech.  I'd been eyeing this shoe cubby from Ikea since last year but hadn't had the right spot.  Then it occurred to me... "RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALL!"  Duh.
 I moved the kiddos chalkboard elsewhere (they used it for the first week of school then no longer seemed to need it) and re-hung cute little hooks and alphabet plaques across the hall.  It's perfect for them.
 The biggest thing I wasn't sure about were that this cubby anchors right into the wall.  My man was in charge of all that and it worked out great.  Also, he wears size 13 shoes and I had doubts that even one of his shoes would fit... I can tell you now, that each of us can fit two or three pairs into each bin... and Adrain can fit one whole pair into a bin!  This kind of organization is life changing for me  I hate piles of shoes... hate them I tell you!
 It has also (side note) given me a sweet nesting spot for my new collection of vintage cameras.  Ha! (Can you really call it a collection when you only have one?) The squished and tiny green lamp was from Target.  (I walked right by all that Christmas stuff.)
And before we get to the giveaway... I have to say this to those of you in a different season with little ones and toys scattered all over the place, looking at my super clean house and longing for another season.  (grin) Today was laundry and "cleaning day" so while the hoodlums were cleaning their rooms (something I make them do only about every two weeks) I used the opportunity to snap my post photos before anyone "lived in" the space.  (By which I mean before the dog started stringing her toys around, the kids started eating snacks and playing, and mail and purses etc started getting dumped onto the island.)  And yes, though I'm a clean-y and keep a very tidy home because I'm a bit of a freak of nature in that regard, our home doesn't look this pristine all the time.  Just saying. Though it was nice while it lasted. 
As we prepare our hearts for THANKSGIVING I'm giving away one pretty gray "GATHER" graphic from Leen the Graphics Queen. I love Leen because I sent her an email saying, "Leen, I want a word to stick on a platter... can you make me a 10 inch long "GATHER" word in gray?"  And she waved her magic wand and there it was.  Perfection.  I love that Leen.  (FYI-You can put your "Gather" word wherever you'd like... I wanted mine on a platter.)

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92 comments:

  1. Your house does look lovely and serene. You can tell that you make an effort to make your house homey and a refuge for your family. So glad that you were able to put Christmas aside so that you can revel in Thanksgiving!

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  2. Your house is beautiful:) I've pinned all kinds of rooms from your home!! I'm loving the shoe organizer and might have a place for one just like it!!! I've had coffee with a new friend and the biggest compliment she has paid me is in hearing her tell others how calm and peaceful our place is. That warms me to the core!!!

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  3. I love seeing what you have tweaked in your home. Such a daily inspiration. I swear I was thinking the same thing about the holidays while I was roaming around target and I did not let myself go into the Christmas isles. I love Thanksgiving and I hate the feeling of being rushed from one holiday to the next. It never feels like it did when we were kids and it took forever to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas. I wish we could have that feeling back again. But I am taking my time and slowing down for the seasons, to enjoy the beauty each one holds. Thanks for another beautiful post!

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  4. Love your touches of fall! I was and am loving fall, but I decided to do things different this year. I have added a few extra weeks to enjoy all things Christmas. The house won't be decorated until after Thanksgiving. But, the celebration has most definitely started in my soul. :)

    Thanks for showing the new backpack area! I never noticed that divide in the wall until you put the backpacks there. Way to use the space well. I always admire your clean and tidy house. Someday, someday....:)

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  5. I also abhor piles of shoes. ABHOR, I tell you!! I have three kids under the age of 4 and they have winter boots and shoes and uggghhhhh. Thank you for sharing about enjoying this season, I needed to hear that today!

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  6. girl....i'm finding we're alike more and more all the time.
    clean-y freak of nature?! ummm! that's me! :)
    xoxo

    whew! i'm not alone. :)
    also...your house is always inspiring and beautiful...and psalm 100 is my favorite!

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  7. Yet another post that so resonates with me. I love Autumn and find it sad to rush through and ignore it in pursuit of Christmas. And let me say I LOVE CHRISTMAS! But we host Thanksgiving at our house every year and I love how cozy Autumn feels in my house. I just really try to enjoy each season/holiday as much as possible. The sweetness of each flies by so quickly!
    Also, love that shoe rack...I need to get myself to Ikea! <3
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Jamie

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  8. You house always looks so warm and cozy! I just want to curl up with a hot cup of coffee or tea and chat and read scripture with ya! Since I am in a different season (Ava is 5 and Caroline is 3) I would be sure to leave the girls at home! It is so hard to keep the seasons separate when they seem to rush everything in retail. I have made myself the promise that I am going to be sure that we fully embrace and savor every moment of Thanksgiving as I GATHER with my family! XO

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  9. Great job! I like the hallway even better than before.

    --Sarah

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  10. I love reading your blog, Thank you for the sweet reminder to live for today. That is such a hard thing do to sometimes...

    P.s. I wish I could just copy your house, I love all the attention you pay to the little details and making it homey and beautiful.

    Kelsey Tolsma

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  11. Aah - love that shoe cubby. My SIL has one, and uses it well. She thought she might have to hand it down to me when they moved (no room in the new house), but they moved to a different house than they thought (military), so she had room afterall. Oh well. Guess I'll have to save to get one of my own. I think I have just the spot for it... =)

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  12. Oh man. This hit me straight in the heart this evening. I find myself wishing away the days almost as soon as I get up. We recently moved and what should have been a shorter commute for hubby has been replaced with more hours due to a promotion with no raise (strange right?) I find myself thinking "I can't wait until XYZ, and then I'll get to be happy" on a daily, if not hourly, basis. I really appreciate your perspective on this. It helps to know I'm not alone and to see how you work to overcome it. Its very inspiring. Thank you.

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  13. Oh girl, I am always looking ahead instead of just enjoying the now. Love all your Thanksgiving touches, beautiful as always :)

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  14. Love your blog! Always such an encouragement to me. Though we are currently walking thru some trials, God is good ALL the time and your reminder to me is that I need to be in the moment, I know God gives the perfect measure of grace for each moment and I just love that! Your home is so lovely! So are your Spirit filled reminders! Keep them coming!! And thank you!!
    Debbie Schulte

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  15. I wish we were neighbors.. we would be the best of friends. Your posts the last few months have spoken all the words I have needed someone to say to me. Thank you so very much!!

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  16. you rearrange your house more than i change clothes i'm pretty sure! just wait til i have a house that's mine and i can uncover all my stuff in boxes and we'll have a rearrange race!! :)

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  17. Love the message about enjoying the season we are in. I have been catching myself doing the same thing. Thanks for this reminder!!

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  18. Happy Thanks Giving. Enjoying the season is so important. I love the anticipation of Advent but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all because it is all about the family, love and giving thanks. The only expectaiton is that of good food and fellowship.

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  19. Thank you so much for reminding us to enjoy the season we are in! I just put away the Christmas craft project I was working on...it can wait! Thanks!

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  20. In this season of my life gray is my new favorite color and I am attempting to learn to be a house that gathers people in, SO, I would love that gray gather. Thanks. Donna.

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  21. I love posts about your home fluffing and tweaking! You have the best ideas. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the here and now. I'm right where I'm supposed to be. The GATHER graphic is beautiful. ♥

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  22. I am "gather"-ing my family together for thanksgiving and would love that platter!! Luv the lmm

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  23. I am "gather"-ing my family together for thanksgiving and would love that platter!! Luv the lmm

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  24. Ok, I must admit that I've wondered about the "clean-ness" of your home. It always looks so perfect. Mine always looks so live in. I wish I was more on top of cleaning, but I just don't have it in me. I think. Not that I am dirty...not dirty, just blankets and cups scattered around. You know?

    Anyway, you have a lovely home. I really do like that shoe organizer too. I should see about getting one myself.
    ~FringeGirl

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  25. your photography is awesome!
    i love your perspective on the simple things of home!
    just beautiful!

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  26. your home is cute as always! hmm..now you have me thinking about shoe cabinets :)

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  27. What a treat...two posts for me in one day. :) I love the shoe organizer...I cannot get our shoes under control!
    Your home is so lovely. We are far from that and not just because we have little kids who have toys out all the time. Blech. I won't get into that. At any rate...I long for that kind of simple beauty and order. :) Thanks for giving us a peek.

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  28. THe reminder to find satisfaction in my work and see it as a gift was perfectly timed. Thank you.

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  29. Well I love that turkey platter my mom had one also not sure what happened to it that is such a great heirloom. I agree lets enjoy thanksgiving before getting wrapped up ic Christmas.

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  30. that shoe cubby is a perfect fit :) that is exactly what i need for my currently non-existant shoe storage!! also...that platter is amazing!

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  31. Love it all...the thoughts, the decor, ... Your blog.

    Happy thanksgiving!

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  32. Your hallway feels good! Thanks for the before and after shots. You have such a beautiful home and great taste!

    PS - I love your Grandmother's platter!

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  33. I love Thanksgiving. One of my favorite times of year. Love your home, Sasha. Always. :)

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  34. Beautiful home. And thank you for the reminder to not hit the fast forward button to Christmas. We have much to be thanking the Lord for and this season is a great reminder of that!

    Love the 'gather' graphic too!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  35. Sometimes your posts just make me want to cry! I need the Word of God. Simple as that. And He has used you again to speak volumes!!!

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  36. Great thoughts on enjoying the season. We have been in a very difficult "season" for the past two years (jobs, or lack thereof, family relationships, marriage crisis, adoption TOUGH stuff, etc ...), but we are truly learning to be THANKFUL and content right where the Lord has us. We hope and pray for new life direction . . . but don't focus too much time discussing or pondering what direction that will be.

    Hope your week is BLESSED!

    Laurel :)

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  37. LOVED this post right before heading to bed...I adore you for inserting the portion about "other season's" as I sat wistfully drooling over your sparkly floors. I, too, am a 'everything in it's place' kinda girl...but with a 2 year-old amongst us, I would be chasing my tail all day. I save any and all pick-up for the end of the day...than it's time for Momma to put her feet up and recharge before tomorrow. I know you remember those days, this post proclaimed it and I needed that. :) Hope the week ahead is blessed and full of abundant grace. xoxo

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  38. sasha, you have such a lovely warm welcoming home. happy happy thanksgiving!!

    -stacy
    stacyleaw@yahoo.com

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  39. I love the word "Gather" and have wanted it hanging somewhere in my home since I saw it in my friend's home a couple years ago! And I LOVE your home Sasha! Happy Holidays!

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  40. Love the shoe storage! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  41. You have a beautiful home. I know what you mean by feeling like you some how had Fall pass you by. I feel the same way and can't completely put my finger on what happened. I'd love to win the word GATHER. I'd put it on a plate, too :)

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  42. Great post, house looks wonderful. I didn't realize Thanksgiving is next week! Lots to do, especially in my heart. Praying that everyone's time to GATHER is one of peace and blessings.

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  43. You have such a lovely, peaceful home. I'd be thrilled to win! I'd put GATHER on a platter as well - perfect!

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  44. I tend to do the same thing with the seasons - each and every one of them. Why do we do that? Maybe it is from being planners and moms who have to have everything ready and in place. What's that saying...something about pay attention to the little things because some day you'll realize they were the big things. So true!

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  45. A Great blog post to read today:)
    Embracing the moment and the season and the phase. I find I struggle with this alot lately. As I try to savor my last few moments with my 2 year old as we anxiously await the arrival of baby brother in about 7 weeks. I have so much to prepare and do, but yet am really almost done with everything! I want to enjoy each phase as oppose to wishing away days until the next. Thanks for your words today! Only pumpkins and toddlers around here until November 23rd:)

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  46. What a great idea to hang the turkey platter! My mom painted one for my Grandmom years and years ago and when my Grandpop passed away last year, my Grandmom did heavy cleaning and ended up giving it back to my mom who is giving it to me (once our house is out of reno-disarray) but I am afraid to use it because I don't want it to get broken. Hanging it up may be just the ticket! I'll get to enjoy it more and not worry about it and just use some white ceramic Homegoods' platters that can be easily (and inexpensively) replaced if broken.

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  47. Ikea...oh how I love thee. We had two giant shoe things like that in MN. Great invention. Your house looks so pretty as always.

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  48. I love the shelf above your couch. It looks so nice and that plate really looks special up there. The shoe caddie is PERFECT! In fact, I was looking at the same one for my laundry room. Then, after rummaging around in our basement I decided to re-do an old dresser for the same purpose. It's really starting to look nice and I can't wait to get that project finished. I, too, am in a difficult season and I'm so ready for "the next" which I know will be so much better. I'm trying to make the most of this time and be thankful for the blessings that I do have. On Sunday at church, our pastor encouraged us to worship Him and praise Him as if he has already answered our prayers. Wow! My worship totally changed and my heart felt lighter, yet fuller. I love that!

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  49. I think that we as women may struggle a bit more with enjoying the current season because we're such planners! I feel like I've been able to enjoy fall more this year because our budget has not allowed for a lot in terms of Christmas. It's been very refreshing!

    I love the "Gather" graphic... our home tends to be a gathering place, so it's perfect!

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  50. I've been eyeballing that storage unit from Ikea all year...I may just need to pull the trigger and buy it. I love the way you "styled" it in your home :)

    Hugs,
    Angi

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  51. What a clean and cute house you have! We don't have a specified entrance way in our condo but I can dream about mine looking as fresh as yours! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  52. Yay for Thanksgiving! I'm glad you are able to focus on Thanksgiving, but what blessings that the Christmas things are moving in your shop too! :) Lovely home, astounding island, feels peaceful - thanks for sharing.

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  53. I love when you post pictures of your home. It is so refreshing and cozy. Your children and husband are very blessed to have such a creative "Mama!"

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  54. Love the new entry way look and thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I know what you mean about honoring thanksgiving before letting the Christmas creep in. Hard but so worth it.

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  55. I love your home. It looks so inviting. And I love that shoe cabinet!

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  56. Oh my gosh what a beautiful home and loved the blog! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  57. I LOVE the shoe organizer...the closest IKEA is 6 hours away but we plan to go there soon. I plan to bring one of those home with me!! Thanks for the inspiration! I also am trying to live in the moment. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and words.

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  58. My favorite time(s) of the year are Thanksgiving (so much to be thankful for!) and Christmas (celebrating JESUS!!) Love the beautiful pictures of your lovely home! What a great post....a reminder to us all. Praying we all will learn to "rest" and "enjoy" every season GOD'S loving hands provide for His children! Be blessed!!

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  59. loving the shoe bin, how cool I was I had an Ikea closer.. Love seeing pix of your house. Wish you could decorate mine for me.

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  60. Your house is gorgeous, can you come to Michigan and decorate mine?

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  61. I can totally relate with the shoe thing. I have all boys and they leave shoes everywhere and it drives me nuts. I love the shoe caddy and I am wishing I had an Ikea here in Missouri. I will have to look online and see if it is in the budget.

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  62. I agree so much with what you wrote about. I just read in Ecclesiastes about a month ago. What a wealth of wisdom to draw from. I fall victim to what you wrote about and I appreciate the reminder!! :) I love your grandmother's platter. My husband bought me one on ebay years ago and I hadn't even put it out this year so I dug it out and placed it in my dining room before commenting. :) I love Thanksgiving and feel sad every year that all it seems people want to do is breeze through it and shop, decorate and worship Christmas...yes, I said worship Christmas instead of our Saviour!! =/

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  63. thanks- you give such great insight that i know i need reminded of!
    tonya

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  64. I love that platter. And your house! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  65. You made me feel SO MUCH BETTER about the shape of my house by this last comment... I currently have a 4 and 5 year old... and always see your house and think hmmm...hmmm... uhhhh yeah I better clean! So thankyou for that little side note... it eased my worried mind!

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  66. I have 4 munchkins & am also a clean freak... however, the Lord has so beautifully been showing me that THIS season of life is precious with the kids & He has helped me to embrace THEM more & not embrace the drive for a perfectly clean house... makes me appreciate the cleanness all the more when it is clean! :) Love, love the "gather" platter!

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  67. Love the platter and the changes that you made. My home is getting there, slowly but surely.

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  69. Thanks for sharing the Psalm. It was perfect for me today.

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  70. I can so relate..you inspire me though to not forget to slow down and focus more on this season..the giving part.
    so proud of you for lack of a better word...:)
    you are such a home builder .. i love that about you
    you look darling in that mirror
    xo

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  71. That shoe cubby is very cool. Is it weird to call a shoe cubby cool? I say, no. :)

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  72. Just had a whole comment typed out and had to refresh the page!!! Lost it!!! BOOOO

    I was trying to say that I love the moments where things finally come together - whether its unlocking a mystery of God or finding the perfect solution to a pesky storgage issue - those moments of completion are so awesome!!!!!

    Your home looks amazing!!!! From your front door to your cozy living room!!! I love the shelf arrangement and the "B's"!! I love the GATHER platter and think that it looks perfect right where it us under your adorable chalk board!! I do happen to think that it would look perfect on a shelf of mine!! I even have that same white platter ;) lol

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us!! You are such an inspiration in so many wonderful ways!!!! Happy Thanks Giving!!!!!

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  73. Your home is warm and inviting, as always! Your sweet 'GATHER' platter puts me in mind of the song we sang at summer camp before every meal "We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing ..." I know it's a little odd to sing hymns from the 1600's at summer camp, but I always loved the ending of the first verse "... He forgets not His own." Timeless encouragement for all believers, I think!

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  74. Your house and blog are just lovely. Gather is a great word for Thanksgiving. We gather each year to celebrate with family, gather each week to give thanks with Believer's, gather each day - just you and God - to be thankful. A season of gathering and thanks all year long!

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  75. I love when you share pictures of your home...it's beautiful! Thanks for the great shoe storage idea! I'm going to be checking out IKEA now!

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  76. i totally know the whole, lets embrace Thanksgiving first feeling. i feel it, too! there are christmas lights up in our neighborhood already! the kids love it, of course. but i'm still thinking of turkeys. : )

    that shoe bin is amazeballs. wow. there's a rumor that charleston is gettin an ikea in the next 2 years. i so hope that is true!!!!

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  77. How about I needed that post.I am in the same boat.Looking for another season,rushing to it like all my answers are there.I am in probably the hardest season I have ever been in. Thank you for the verse.I am going to go home after work and read it. Oh and the plate is great.Would love to win.

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  78. Love that shoe rack! I have been looking for a cute shoe rack for a long time. Thanks!

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  79. Reading this post truly brought a calm inside me! November for many years has seemed rushed and hurried. Fall is filled with football games, choir concerts and teenager activities...school begins and before we know it, we find ourselves preparing for Halloween, scrambling for his birthday on the 2nd and then slipping right into Thanksgiving and my father's birthday on the 25th. All of these activities are things we look forward to and relish the opportunity to experience, yet it seems that Christmas is creeping in from all directions. I cannot wait to put some of your ideas into place! This year i will start small since it is only a week out, but no better time than now to begin! Thanks again for sharing!

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  80. I always love the look and feel of your home... so warm and inviting!

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  81. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Thank you for the reminder of enjoying the season of life we are currently in!! I started crafting and listening to Christmas music, and it was my son who gently reminded me that I was blowing through the Thanksgiving season. Oh how I do NOT want to miss out on any opportunity to be Thankful to our Lord for His wonderful attributes and many blessings! Keep up the beautiful posts and pictures - they are an inspiration to so many of us!!

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  83. I love the plate! I also love how real your blog is:) I feel that we are also speeding through Thanksgiving towards Christmas......

    Quick question, do you have a trick for hiding all the nail holes? Or do you just quickly spackle and paint? I'm seriously afraid to move things around because I don't want to deal with the nail holes.

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    1. Great question. I use my finger and the teeny tiniest bit of spackle for each hole. I wipe off all but what's filled the hole itself and once dry and swipe of touch up paint makes it like brand new. :)

      If it's a huge hole... I spackle and then spray texture over it before touch up paint.

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  84. Love those cubbies for that tight space behind the door! And the plate!

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  85. Love the plate...just heard my first Christmas song on Air1! Trying very hard to focus on Thanksgiving.

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  86. Love your plate....and YOU! God matures us when we thank him in ALL our seasons....love your heart. It's so easy to say when we're nearing the end of a hard season, right? ...so much harder when you're in the middle of a hard one.

    I went through 6 weeks of blood, sweat and tears with my oldest at the beginning of the year....when I was in it, I thought there was no way I'd survive it. And, here I am...alive and well...AND the best part....I've let go of him a little in the process....which seemed impossible in those 6 weeks that the lord was nudging me to loosen my grip on him. (Hi. I'm Tara and I love to manage and control my kids.) Praise God for his work in my heart during that "desert."

    Every time he takes another piece of that control out of my heart, I felt lighter..more free...and full of peace. That bondage is for the birds!!!


    Your home looks beautiful....I'm like you...I love a clean house, but we definitely live in it. :) Sometimes, the area I'm capturing for a post looks beautiful, but the area to the side of it and behind it look ridiculously messy.

    The cubby is the perfect fit....although I must confess that I make my boys keep all their shoes in our garage...a 12 and 10 year old boy produce STINKY feet & shoes.

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  87. I LOVE your house! So cozy! I love your posts too... always makes me smile and think! Thank you for that :)

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