Saturday, June 17, 2017

When Life Isn't What You Expected it to Be

This post has been a long time coming, but I thought it was time to share my heart with you...

At times I wonder, "Who cares about what's going on in my day-to-day life and the life of my husband, Josh?", but part of the reason I began this blog was as a means to record our journey and the places God takes us. Our life is pretty simple and mundane, but I know one day I will want to look back at old posts and see how far we have come and also I know that I have some family and friends who like to be kept in the loop so here I go...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Planters For Days

One of the most enjoyable things to shop for when buying plants is the perfect home for them! Although it is fun to search for the perfect planter for the perfect plant, it can be a bit challenging as well! I rounded up some of my favorite planters for you guys so if anyone is interested...
look no further.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May // What I Read

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 

I had heard a lot of things about this particular book and then when I saw that Hulu was making it into a television series I just had to read it. 

Set in a futuristic world that at one time was the United States, women have been diminished to nothing more than domesticated servants, prison guards, and child-bearers. With the rapid-decline of fertility, especially among the women of the higher government officials, a select few have become "handmaidens" and are used only for the purpose to provide the population with offspring.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Visiting The Hiding Place / The Corrie ten Boom House

Last May, Josh and I had the privilege of visiting the ten Boom house in Haarlem, about a 15 minute train ride outside of Amsterdam. One of my main reasons for wanting to visit The Netherlands was to see the home and city that Corrie ten Boom originated from. The Hiding Place  is one of
my favorite books of all time and if you haven't read it then by all means do so!
It will leave you inspired, uplifted, and in awe of God's grace.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the story, Corrie, along with her father and sister, created a safe haven for Jews during the Nazi occupation in Holland during World War II.

Friday, May 19, 2017

How to repot your plants

I mentioned recently that I was pruning my fiddle leaf fig tree and was starting three new plants with the trimmings. They are finally getting tiny roots and it's so exciting!! I'll be sure to keep you all posted on their progress. :)

Houseplants can really spruce up a home and create a very beautiful design element. If you keep your plants alive long enough (haha, if you are like me this will come with much trial and error) than eventually you will have to repot them. ProFlowers created a step-by-step guide on how to repot a plant and they reached out to me because they wanted to share it with my readers! They give some super simple guidelines on how to create a new home for a plant that has outgrown it's old one. I hope this information will be helpful to you when caring for your green friends!

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just a beginner, it’s always nice to keep a few tips and tricks on hand that’ll make your life easier!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Readings from The Blue Castle

For those of you who don't know, I gathered inspiration for my blog (along with it's name) from L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle. The book holds a special place in my heart. I remember reading it as a young girl and becoming enchanted with the story of Valancy, a young woman who lives a very drab existence but after a doctor's diagnosis she finally begins to truly and passionately live. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inspiration Series: White Dresses

I've decided to begin doing an inspiration series occasionally as a way to share my inspirational finds. I've always been one to LOVE to show others what gets me excited and makes me happy, for I've found part of my happiness is seeing others partake in it too. :)

First up: White Dresses!

In the past couple years my love for dresses has grown and I feel most beautiful when wearing one. As much as I love a nice floral frock, there is just something about a white dress that makes my heart skip a beat.

Here are some of my favorites images that I have collected. They are just so fun to look at you know?