so.... before this post you should listen to this song... Home by Edward Sharp.
maybe open it in another window and litsen to it while you read.
songs is on... ready to go?
we moved to this little farm house rental in march.
it's cozy and we love it here.
in case you don't know our back story or forgot.... we moved to be in smaller community, closer to our kids' school and to use the other house for craft weekends. it was such a big decision but has been nothing less than awesome.
our bedroom at the (now) Craft House was a ridiculously LARGE room.
it made no sense to have a bedroom that big...it was GIANT.
but of course we also got very used to that size of room after 7.5 years.
and now our bedroom is more of normal to smallish size and has also taken some readjusting too.
we got our bed when we first moved to the craft house.
and craig has said several times "i can't believe you haven't painted it yet"
but who has time for that? not me right now.
and it's fine how it is.
we have my grandmother's night stands that she had in her bedroom my whole life.
she always had her rotary dial phone where i have my computer. :)
the bottom part pulls out to give more space or tucks in if you don't want it.
mine is always out and filled with junk... over flowing onto the floor and all around.
while's craig's is tucked in with nothing on or around it.
that is such a true picture of US.
my jar of heart rocks...such a fun collection over the all the years of motherhood.
my "be intentional" art work was several years ago by Jeanne Oliver.
what got me determined to take care of our room and make it a priority after 9 months of not...
even though it's a rental...
was because of this sign from Between You & Me.... with the lyrics from a song that remind me of our decision to move and take crazy steps to do what we needed for our family.
as we tried to make those big decisions last spring that song was on the radio at all the right times.
and i would smile and know that we were doing the right thing.
all we needed was each other.
no matter where we lived... we were HOME.
so i hung the sign first and then worked around it with pictures of us over the last 21 years.
we have been married for 18 years but dated for three years before we got married.
this print from Studio Mela was the perfect touch.
the butterfly pillows are at target right now.
they needed to live at the farm too.
marriage is a really big deal.
you vow to stay together FOREVER.
until you die.
so... it really should be honored and cherished and nutured.
surrounding us with reminders of where we came from, who we are and are becoming is one way to do that.
between You & Me has a pretty shop filled with signs you will love!
if you go to her shop and use the code WHATEVER you will get 10% off your purchase in january.
that is awesome!!
tara YOU are awesome.
so... go look it over and find the sign that would spark some creativity in your home.
yay for discounts!
yay for rockin' hot marriages!
yay for teeny farm house bedrooms!