Pottery Barn

O Pottery Barn. How I love thee. One of my life goals was to register at PotteryBarn for our wedding--- And I did. I was able to purchase my dream Duvet Cover [which we still have never taken out of the packaging, because we can't stand to buy a King Down Comforter when we have a queen size that works perfectly fine] and a few other lovely, lovely items that I will hold dear to my heart for many years.

The problem lies in the fact that I love bargains, deals, and the inexpensive... Much of which you will never find at the o-so-wonderful Pottery Barn. So my compromise: Document all the beautiful things I see and desire so that one day I can create a more practical, inexpensive version.

Exhibit A: this beautiful bar/buffet. the great display shelving. and the collection of green bottles. love it. all.

Exhibit B: So Manny and I have A LOT of books. Our office will most likely be just walls of bookcases. But I particularly appreciate this one for a living room.

Exhibit C: Everything about this wall I LOVE. The frames, the keys, the pictures/prints. This certainly is an achievable goal.

Exhibit D: To an organization freak like myself... This is organization heaven! And one day I will have something very similar.

And lastly just a few other things I find particularly GREAT:
So there you go. Pottery Barn- I love you. But will never spend the amount of money you require. So I will be inspired by you and copy you.

James 4

wow. lots here.

verse 4: anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Why in the world would i choose to be an enemy of God??? being a friend to the world... what does that mean? you accept it. you chose earthly things instead of Godly things. you don't put Christ first. I do that a lot. I choose to be an enemy of God often.
verses 7-10: Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn, and wail. Change you laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.
Submit to God. I am a sinner. My mind is rarely focused on Christ alone. I am prideful. I need to mourn my sin. My sin is so big I need to grieve it! But at the same time...Christ loves me so much if I am humble, if I purify my heart, and ask for forgiveness HE will lift ME up. Thank you.
verse 12- who am I to judge my neighbor? ... There is only one Lawgiver and Judge.
How often do I judge everyone??? all the freaking time.
Lastly Boasting about Tomorrow- If it is the Lord's will...
Man, I need to say that more.

Lately I have been struggling with the awareness of my sin. I have been asking the Lord to make me sickly aware of my sin... Reading passages like this can do that!!! Thank You.


everyday I see something that inspires me. most of it is for things yet to come. I figure I need to start keeping a record of all these things... room ideas, baby stuff, cute things, beautiful things, things I want to make, etc. so here it goes the beginnings of what inspires me.

nursery... ok so no baby anytime soon, but I LOVE this! Darling nursery from meandwee.com
And this use of yellows, blues, and pinks too!


ok enough about the nusery for the baby girl I don't yet have...