Chalk Wall

Hey everybody, long time no see! I hope you all had a spectacular Fourth of July last week. I took the day off to spend time with friends and family and I’m so glad I did! Our son wasn’t a fan of the fireworks and he got really scared. As a mom, all I want to do is calm him down and make him feel safe, so he slept with us until the fireworks died down. It was such a sweet moment. Anyways, this week I’d like to tell you about the first fun homeowner’s project I did! I’ve been seeing all over pinterest about a DIY chalk wall, and I thought one wall in particular in our home office would be perfect for that! Let’s get to it! Continue reading “Chalk Wall”

Making Changes

My toddler turned one and a half this week. It’s a big milestone for him! He’s walking now, communicating more effectively, laughing a lot, showing distinct interest in things he likes. He’s turning into a little boy right in front of my eyes! I often sit back and am amazed that Taylor and I created life… a living being with his own thoughts and emotions and opinions of the world… we made that! His personality is shining through stronger each day, and I am just beside myself. He is a mild mannered, easy going, light tempermented child. I sometime joke that God is tricking me into believing that parenting is really this easy so I will have more children! With all of the emotional and physical growth my child is going through right now, I thought it would be wise to be more intentional with my parenting. I decided to be purposeful in the things I do, the things I buy, and the things that I teach my child going forward. My first step is being purposeful in transitioning out of a crib, then making conscious choices with his toys and play time. Continue reading “Making Changes”

Decorating Your Home for God’s Glory

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am a home decor addict. I have always loved to express myself creatively through the things I put in my living space. When I was a kid I played the Sims just so I could design, style, and decorate a house! I am trying to keep this verse in mind when it comes to decorating my new house. This months’ faith mom’s topic was about decorating your home for God’s glory. Needless to say I came prepared to take lots of notes! Continue reading “Decorating Your Home for God’s Glory”

Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers

You know in “Say Yes to the Dress” the bride rings a bell when she’s found her wedding gown? There should be something like that when you close on your first house! Taylor and I closed on our first house on March 1st, but there was no bell to ring. Instead there were only papers to sign and keys to receive. Nevertheless, the feeling of responsibility, excitement, accomplishment, and happiness was enough celebration for me! This is the story of our journey to buying a house for the very first time. Continue reading “Honey, I’m Home! A Journey for First-time Home Buyers”