SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Well Done

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I always grew up knowing that actions speak louder than words, but I don’t think I realized how important that is until later on in my life. Actions will always speak louder than words, you can say all of the things you want to about your world, your intentions, and your relationships, but at the end of the day what really matters is the job you did and the actions you took. I think in general people tell each other a lot of things, they tell themselves a lot of things, but what really separates us is the actions we take. We can tell each other we want deeper connections and different relationships, but actions are what matters. You can tell yourself all you want that you’re going to get up early and work out, blog, clean the house (whatever the case may be) but what really matters is if you actually do it. Now I am a dreamer, a thinker, and a planner. I am amazing at those things. I can dream up the biggest plans, think of the most amazing things to do, and plan them out. What I am going to strive to do this week, and beyond, is focus on the “doing” part. Focus on saying what I want, and working every day to achieve it. I am going to strive to let my actions speaks for themselves.

 

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HOME-SPIRATION: Painted Ceilings

From my extremely limited painting experience, I have come to realize that painting the ceiling is possibly the worst and most difficult part of the whole ordeal (so naturally David is the one who has painted all of our ceilings! Thank goodness for him!) This home-spiration, while back breaking, is such a great way to bring color and a bit of quirk to any space! Plus the idea is perfect if you only want to paint one wall, why not the ceiling? Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for painted ceilings.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Stripes! I can imagine you would need a professional for that, but they are so fun!

Stripes! I can imagine you would need a professional for that, but they are so fun!

Understated gold for your living room.

Understated gold for your living room.

Painted ceiling with fun wall paper!  I love this color contrast!

Painted ceiling with fun wall paper! I love this color contrast!

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What a fun pop of color for your bathroom!

What a fun pop of color for your bathroom!

Subtle gray. LOVE.

Subtle gray. LOVE.

 

REINCARNATION: Rustic Chic Living Room

This reincarnation look comes from lots of inspiration searching for our living room. I am craving a cowhide rug and sectional, and on one of my many searches I came across this great living room!

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Here is how to get this look at home…

The CARLISLE UPHOLSTERED Sectional with Chaise from Potterybarn, in Twill Cream for $2939

The CARLISLE UPHOLSTERED Sectional with Chaise from Potterybarn, in Twill Cream for $2939

This is the perfect neutral cowhide rug. The LIGHT NATURAL COWHIDE RUG from World Market on sale for $314.99

This is the perfect neutral cowhide rug. The LIGHT NATURAL COWHIDE RUG from World Market on sale for $314.99

 

WICKER BASKET PENDANT LIGHT for $149.99 from Dot & Bo

WICKER BASKET PENDANT LIGHT for $149.99 from Dot & Bo

This is the perfect rustic coffee table from World Market. The AIDEN COFFEE TABLE on sale right now for $289.99

This is the perfect rustic coffee table from World Market. The AIDEN COFFEE TABLE on sale right now for $289.99

Glass Cloche Terrariums from World Market ranging from $19.99-24.99

Glass Cloche Terrariums from World Market ranging from $19.99-24.99

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Be Brave

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I am so grateful to have the opportunity to write another Sunday Inspiration post. It has been awhile and I really have missed the time to reflect on some really amazing quotes (I have a whole stash on my desktop!). I think for a long time in my life I had a problem being brave. Being brave scared me because I didn’t know what would come of it, what would come of me speaking my mind, doing something I had never done before, or facing something extremely difficult or painful. I was afraid of being brave, I knew I was capable of being brave, I was just too afraid to try. I have realized this really isn’t any way to live! I want the ability to deal, fix, tackle any challenges that come my way and not shy away from fixing anything. Now that I have the ability to pray for braveness I no longer worry about what might come my way, I know that I can always ask for what I need and I will receive it. Everything we need we already have within us, and that is an extremely beautiful realization for me.

HOME-SPIRATION: Concrete

This week is a huge week in our renovations, we finally have floors! Not just any floors but beautiful amazing hand scraped hardwood floors. So this post is an ode to the three months that David and I spent with concrete floors. Here are my favorite home-spirations images of concrete in your home! Hopefully we will never have to see that much concrete ever again, unless its in this beautiful way!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: What Happiness Takes

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I just adore this quote, because of its complete and honest truth. I am a true believer that happiness is a decision you make, and staying happy is a that decision being repeated over and over in your daily routine. Happiness is not a destination but a side effect of courage, work, and intentional behaviors. Obviously anything worth having is worth working for, but I think the really hard part for me was finding that courage and without a doubt happiness takes courage. Only a short time ago I had a really big fear of missing out, of not getting the approval of others. I would buy concert tickets not because I wanted to see the band, but just because I was afraid of missing out. It is such a freeing feeling to know that I am courageous enough to say no to plans because they won’t make me happy. I am courageous enough to tell people my hobbies don’t include going out to bars, but blogging and obsessing about my next home DIY project because that is what truly makes me happy. Never be ashamed of the healthy and happy decision you make in your life just because others might disapprove.

HOME-SPIRATION: His and Her Office

This past weekend I surprised David and gave him his office back. Many of you might be reading this wondering what happened to his office in the first place? Well my kind and gracious husband-to-be let me turn his bachelor pad office (full equipped with bo-flex machine) in to a quirky quest bedroom and a full time clothes closet. I finally came to my senses and realized that David and I both need a space to work and feel comfortable! From that, the idea of a his and her office was born. Next came the challenge of surprising him, luckily he was off to a fantasy football draft and golf outing with his friends this past weekend so it was the perfect time. More on the surprise later, first here are some of my favorite his and her office home-spirations.

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I love the masculine leather chair next to the feminine upholstered chair! Hellooo his and hers!

I love the masculine leather chair next to the feminine upholstered chair! Hellooo his and hers!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

This might be more suited for a small business, but I love it anyway!

This might be more suited for a small business, but I love it anyway!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

What a perfect view!

What a perfect view!

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