Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Master Bedroom Updates

Since we have been married we have rented and moved and rented and moved and rented and moved again. Its been fun. For real... an adventure and a test of our faith in God's perfect provision.

And God provided Waynesboro, Virginia. And we are still renting. ha.

We are starting to look for a house in our new home, and while that is a frustrating process I am reminding myself that God knows what kind of little house will make my heart smile, and provide a canvas for some creativity.

In the meantime I have been searching for some much needed furniture for our neglected Master Bedroom. Since we have been married I have focused more resources on the rooms that most people see when visiting our rental spaces.

I finally found an iron bed frame that I love. And I found a quilt that is simple and lightweight and washable {Miss B. like to climb up into our bed to wake us up in the mornings}

I loved the way they came all tied up in white ribbon!

I found this quilt from West Elm. My dear bff kate's mama gave her a duvet cover from here for her last wedding shower. I had originally found a different green quilt from Tuesday Morning online, but when I went to order they were out of green and only had pink, and let me tell you that Jay LOVED loathed the idea of a pink bedroom. So I kept looking and really love what I found. 

 It is far from a finished project... mainly because I am still waiting for a bedroom I can paint, but also because I need a bed skirt, and I want three white square euro shams, and some fun white and mustard yellow decorative pillows. I have seen a few that I will post later for some decorative feedback! The white pillows are from my guest bedroom and aren't planning to stick around. They aren't quite what I have in mind, but the search is part of the fun right?

Hope you have a wonderful week! We are headed to the very snowy, and freezing Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a mini winter vacation and on to texas for the annual Chick-fil-A Seminar. Prayers for my poorly circulated toes are more than welcomed :) 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines!

I love my Valentine.
We had our first "official" date on Valentines day 7 years ago! He surprised me with flowers on the table that night
... and on our kitchen table today when I got home from work :)

"We love because He first loved us."
- 1 John 4:19

I am so thankful for my sweet husband, and for so many people in my life that I get to daily love on {and be loved by!}... but most importantly I am thankful for true, eternal, forever kind of love, from my Father who continually teaches me what it means to Love that real kind of Love that isn't always easy or full of flowers but is real and genuine and worth it. 

Happy Valentines!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

These are some of our favorite because they are different {and they are super simple to make!}

3/4 cup Four
1 cup old Fashion Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1 tsp Vanilla
1 large Egg
1/3 cup Toffee Bits {or crushed Heath Bar}

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, & salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place sugar & butter in a large bowl and beat with mixer at medium speed about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Beat well. Add flour mixture. Beat just until combined. Stir in toffee bits. Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet {baking stone} and Bake 12 minutes-ish. 
Makes about 2 dozen. 

 Hope you enjoy! Happy Weekend! 

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