Today as the girls were napping, I spent some time discovering new blogs and really enjoyed my findings. Reading blogs leave me feeling two ways..the first is relaxed and inspired (the best), the second is a bit of jealousy and discontentment (the worst). Some days it is hard for me to see other peoples' exquisite homes and beautiful families. On these days, I have to stop and remember all that God has given Adam and I. We both have jobs, great jobs, we have a home, a pantry filled with food, two cars with a full tank of gas, a crazy adorable dog, and LOVE. Life is wonderful and I hope all of you remember this as you are reading blog after blog and seeing things you do not have..as Adam always says, "Good things are coming."
On a more positive note :) Blogs are wonderful and I am thoroughly enjoying writing one about my life here in VA with Adam and Colden. I want to thank you for taking the time to read about us and sharing such encouraging and kind words in your comments..they really make my day! While on the "blog" subject--
These are the top three things I look for in blogs:
- Design and Decor (ALWAYS LOVE SEEING HOUSE
- Crafts for Adults and Children
- Adorable Babies/Families
After realizing what I LOVE viewing and reading about in blogs, it occurred to me I have never shared my home with you. Adam and I are still "renters" and plan to be for quite some time but we are in love with our place. It is little and attached to another family (it is a duplex) way out in the middle of the woods, but we love it! The outside is nothing special BUT the inside has so much character and that's what we love :)
Adam and I were extremely blessed throughout the years (and at our bridal shower/wedding) and were able to fully furnish our little home. Most of the furniture came from my first townhouse I shared with three other girls in college and the rest were gifts and purchases from weddings gifts. There is always room and many ways to continue decorating our home and making it better, but we had a budget when we first moved in and I am proud to say we stuck to it! We have lived in our home since June 2009 and we feel "at home" as well as our guests and that's all that matters to us!
- Pictures of our home
- Some of our DIY House Projects
- The beginning of a Bedroom Makeover ;)
Thank you again for reading. I would love to know how you personally feel about reading blogs, writing your own, and what you specifically look for in blogs. Remember, you can always comment as Anonymous! I look forward to your comments/thoughts! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday afternoon--almost the weekend!