Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Home Decor Ideas

Now that we finally have our house, my brain is brimming over with fun decorating ideas! Of course, my Pinterest account is packed with them, but here are some of my favorites that I would absolutely love to have in our home! I am so excited for all these projects and most of all, PAINTING! After renting for 6 years, I finally get to paint walls! It's kind of intimidating and scary but it's going to be so much fun!

coral stools!! // that back splash is gorgeous //  painting our cabinets white with bright accents (like the chairs!) // DIY butcher board counters 

doesn't that throw scream snuggle me?? // a beautiful mid-century wing back chair // my favorite gray couch I've found so far, put together with some orange pillows!

adorable antique glass door knobs // DIY tufted upholstered headboard // tiled stair case // faux fur desk chair- this will definitely be going into my office!

I am so excited to decorate our house! I can't wait for all the shopping, thrifting, DIYing and planning! If you want to see any other inspirations I have for our house, check out my boards on Pinterest.

** The above links are to where I found the images, they may not be the original sources. If anyone knows them, please tell me so they can get the credit. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

We bought a HOUSE!

Sorry I've been absent the last little bit, we were too busy buying our first house! I just wanted to say thank you for all the "likes" on Instagram and Facebook, which I'm taking as congratulations. I'll be posting more soon about all the upcoming projects! Stay tuned! I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday! I'm going to spend mine cleaning up so it's squeaking when we move in!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Finding a Happier Me

I couldn't go back to sleep after Jared left this morning, so I checked the blogs I follow and came across an answer to my prayers. The things she said are things that I have known before at some time in my life, but had forgotten and needed to be reminded. Sometimes it just takes a well worded thought to break through the barrier our minds sometimes build around certain topics. Check out her post here.

Lately, I've been trying to find a job, but every place I applied to just filled me with dread thinking of going there every day. I've been trying to find what makes me happy so I can do that as a job, but I can't seem to find jobs offered here in Elko that are for the creative minded. At least no openings at the moment. This has gotten me thinking about my life and what I really want to do with it.

I have always had a hard time finding what I'm passionate about. I enjoy so many different activities at different times that I don't really stick to one for long. I have realized though that graphic design is something that has always stuck with me. I studied creative writing for 5 years, and photography for 1, when all along I should have been doing graphic design. This is why students should try a little of everything, because I had no idea what graphic design entailed until my senior year of college.

So, today is going to be dedicated to figuring out what makes me happy and how I can keep doing that in my life. A lot of soul searching, scripture reading, and praying is going to be happening around here so hopefully I'll figure out a plan of action soon.

See, this here, making this made me happy :) Too bad I only have Word to work with haha!