This coming March will be 3 years since we moved into our cozy little gift of a home. And is it sad to admit that its taken me almost 3 years to get into the groove of decorating my home? Once we added kids into our mix, I realized that everything you do takes SO much more time and energy (duh…). My indecisiveness doesn’t help things either. But, I’m happy to report that last spring we painted our living room (yes,…I said I was indecisive AND also very late at posting pics…) Its called “gypsy magic” and it’s made by Behr. I loved how the color turned out. And I also love my color theme that is beginning to evolve as the days go by.
It took me a while to find a curtain that I liked and felt went with my bold purple walls. I went back and forth on a few panels I had seen at Anthropologie, but ended up stumbling upon this fabric at Hobby Lobby and knew right away this was what I wanted. It was bright and happy and melded well with my walls, but wasn’t overbearing. I’m still trying to decide what I should do with our HUGE window and if a small panel should go up top or how I should work that….or just keep it open without anything on them. Not sure…any ideas? I love all the colors in the curtain panel and right away gravitated towards that gold color…hence the gold accent pillow on my chair that I scored at a local estate sale. I love how the colors in my curtains still mesh rather well with colors in my stained glass window. I’m liking how its unfolding.
This house has been a gift from God. I remember the first time we walked through it, after looking at a bajillllllion million house and placing offers on numerous houses and losing them and being SO bummed,…and thinking as we walked through that this house was WAY too nice. There was NO way we’d get it. It was the nicest home we had looked at,…everything was complete. It was too good to be true. And at first we didn’t get it. Someone outbid us…but then we got that call from our realtor, in the middle of a snowstorm, while we were visiting our family on the east coast. And our realtor told us it was ours,..that the other bidder fell through and we could have it, but needed to act fast. J drove out in the snow to fax our paperwork (when nearly everything was closed because of the snow!) and it was crazy,…and surreal. But, it was OURS! And it was an amazing feeling. I remember thinking there was NO way we should have gotten this house. We had put bids on SO many other houses and never got them and this was the nicest house we had looked at. It was totally a gift from God. He knew what we had desired and what we needed. And he gave us far more than we deserved. In the midst of discouragement and thinking we’d never find anything, God provided. He knew what we needed.
I don’t know how long we’ll be in this home,… but I’m so thankful for it and the gift it has been to us. So thankful God provided this haven for us. It’s far more than we need or deserve…but so very perfect…