Thursday, October 31, 2013

Where do we go from here?

I'm sitting on the floor of my empty dining room as I write this thinking, where do we go from here?


The past couple of months, we have had to trust the Lord with all of our hearts. Leaning not to our own understanding, praying for Him to direct our paths and to show us the path of His purpose. How fitting is it that, Proverbs 3:5-6 is the yearly verse for Jake and Allie's school (Wake Christian).  We have the verse written on our chalkboard by our side door and we read it each morning before we leave for school and then we see it on the banners when we drive into their school. It has been a constant reminder to TRUST.

Trusting is hard, especially when you do not know where to go from here. We stepped out in faith from monthly income, we sold our house (in 8 days) and as of tomorrow, we have no place to live. Two uhaul trucks are sitting in our driveway with no where to go come tomorrow at 11:00am when we sign the papers to close. We have prayed and searched for the next house, but nothing! Not sure why God has not opened that door but, we must trust. This is indeed the scariest thing that we ever done. We took a huge leap of faith and have to keep reminding ourselves that although in our eyes, our future is unknown, God knows and is working it out for our good.

I am incredibly thankful for our friends. They have been such an encouragement to us. Just today, the kind words of a friend through a facebook message was just what I needed to hear. And, the Dunkin Dounuts that were dropped off at our house tonight made me cry (I know, I'm weird). But all of this has showed me how blessed we are to be loved.

So, where do we go from here? We shall see.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fabulous Friday Favorites - Bamboo

Today Fabulous Friday Favorites is all about bamboo.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants and has a long history of use in Asian style furniture.
Faux bamboo furniture is chic, airy, and can make a space feel more open. You can easily paint bamboo to give it a fresh look and feel. 



1. Brass bamboo console table for Horchow.
2. Bamboo shades pair well with curtain panels.
3. Bamboo chair from www.1stdibs.com
4. Mirrored bamboo tray table/bar car for Lulu and Georgia
5. Antique gold faux bamboo chandelier from Charlotte & Ivy
6. Gucci Bamboo shopper leather tote in off white.
7. Bamboo pink embroidered pillow from Outerbanks Trading
8. Faux bamboo mirror (One Kings Lane, Etsy, or your moms shed out back)


Below are some great uses of bamboo furniture

Your #entry is where you make a fabulous first impression, so we immediately swooned over the bamboo fretwork of this slender console #Horchow
Brass Bamboo Console Table - Horchow


bamboo trellis wallpaper, blue dresser, round mercury mirror, console table design for hallway
Bamboo trellis wallpaper - image from One Kings Lane
 
Jonathan Adler - Brass Bamboo Chairs
Jonathan Adler Brass Bamboo Chairs
                                 
Double red bamboo mirrors over dresser. Love.
Painted bamboo mirrors  - Kiki's List
             
                                       
-Jenn

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fabulous Friday Favorites - InStyle Magazine Inspired

When I received the November issue of InStyle magazine in the mail this week, I drooled.  The forest green color and the beautiful Taylor Swift with those bangs were right on target.

There is a color crash course in this issue on forest green. They call it a "right" color as winter approaches. It is sophisticated and soothing to the eye. 

Whether you are wearing forest green or using it in your home, it pairs well with of course black, but also navy, pale green, gold, and birch. InStyle designers even pair it with bright pink.


Pictured above are a pair of forest green skinnies with brown riding boots.

Forest green is a great home accent color shown above with the pillows and chevron curtains.

Recycled wine bottles are a hot item, used a lot for candles.

If you "can't see the forest for the trees", step back and take a better look at the many blessings around you. You could get a whole new outlook on life and love.

-Jenn

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fabulous Friday Favorites - Pinterest Inspired Leopard

I love leopard and believe that every room needs a touch of animal print. 
Eddie Ross from Better Homes and Gardens says, "leopard gives a high end look to any space".
I totally agree. And, I believe it brings elegance, sophistication, and goes well with any color. 

My Fabulous Friday Favorites this week is inspired by my leopard love pins on Pinterest.


1. Waiting on Martha blog
2. Leopard coat
3. The Pursuit of Style blog featured on Glitter Guide
4. Faux Leopard Rug from Joss & Mann
5. BHG - Eddie Ross Apartment
6. Leopard Ottoman from Allen Kirsch & Associates, Inc - Clearlake Drive project
7. Leopard clutch from Clare Vivier

So, let the wild side free and add some leopard to your interior space and your wardrobe.


                    We love this quote by the lovely Diana Vreeland!



-Jenn

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fabulous Friday Favorites - Threshold at Target Fall Edition


I love fall and this weeks Fabulous Friday Favs comes from the Threshold Fall line at Target. 

I received this Target brochure in the mail and loved the new fall items. They were eclectic, luxurious, had sophisticated embroidery, and were decoratively cozy.



Some of my favorites were:



1. Brass Egret $18.99
2. Crane Toss Pillow $24.99
3. Cable Knit Pouf $54.99
4. Knit Tassel Throw $34.99
5. Wood and Brass Finish Egret Bookends $29.99
6. Wood and Brass Square Accent Table $89.99
7. Artisan Glass Bottle Lamp Base  $34.99  and  Chevron Burlap Lamp Shade $24.99
8. Squirrel Toss Pillow (in stores only)

Can't beat these prices!!
See you at Target.
-Jenn