Remember how I mentioned that 2011 is officially the year of new beginnings? Well I thought I'd do a little series of posts updating y'all on WHY exactly that is so. First of all, most of you already know (since I've talked about it ad nauseum) that we are moving into a NEW house. Actually, this weekend we are FINALLY starting that process by beginning with some demolition! Wohoo (ps - shoot me an email or message if you're in the Atlanta area and want to help with that this weekend)
Now if I'm honest, I really love decorating my home. And I like nice things. And I like my house to be PRETTY. Unfortunately, there are a couple roadblocks in these preferences: 1-nice things cost money, which we don't have a lot of (shout out to working in the ministry and living on support) and 2-We ARE moving into "the hood," so I don't want my house to be SO nice that it stands out as either a target for robbers (yikes) or that our neighbors and kiddos don't feel comfortable coming over and hanging out. On the other hand, we DO (sorry for all the caps today, I promise I'm not shouting) want our house to be a home. We want the kiddos to see what it looks like to have a permanent home, a place that is a refuge and a comfortable escape for them. For most of the families we work with, the concept of home ownership is completely foreign. Most of them have lived in many different apartments, dragging along their belongings in garbage bags and never even bothering to unpack, knowing that the stay will only be temporary.
All of that to say (hey I never claimed to be concise), I am planning on nesting in our new place for sure. So one of our new beginnings this year is starting to build our NEW home in our NEW neighborhood.
And here's a little of my inspiration for your viewing pleasure. So you can keep me accountable to actually decorating our little place.
The Lettered Cottage, Holly Mathis Interiors, Jones Design Company . . . And probably some other places I missed - sorry!
2-I REALLY miss Cottage Living magazine. Which I realize sounds totally lame but it was EXACTLY my style and I just can't find another source of inspiration that I love.