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Wondering what you’ll find here?
Its real simple.
I share easy ideas for heart and home.
Few of us have all things flowing towards us, few of us are living in ideal circumstances or in our dream homes.
But that never stopped a good life from happening.
Friend if you love thrifting, a bit of DIY, good coffee, making something out of nothing and a few good words, then I think your gonna like it here.
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House Shaped Things?
I’ve long been obsessed with all things house and homey – rooms and spaces and windows and walls and fixing them up and making them look pretty. I’ll quite happily do that anywhere at any time but there’s no place like home.
In the beginning there was an empty room, a little bit of space, a little bit of light, a little bit of time Grace McGleen – The Land of Decoration
If I were to sum up what I hope my home to be, I’d say easy on the eye and inspiring to the soul. Lovely in a way that demands little and gives much, that makes you smile, that welcomes you in, that sits you down.
Some days I succeed, some days are iffy and somedays I wonder why I bother at all but I’ve worked out over the years, (more than a few of them lean), that big dollars, big skills, big time and big smarts aren’t prerequisites to a comfy home or to get within shouting distance thereof.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can Arthur Ashe
You’ll find me saying in one way or another over and over again that the smallest of changes can make the hugest of differences. Often we look for the big changes and the gigantic answers and the total makeovers – but they come along only once in a while – if ever. Give me small steps taken often any day that add up big differences – in our homes, in our families, in our faith.
Home may be the most powerful word known. And, you know, sometimes home isn’t a place you find — but home becomes the place wherever you are. Sometimes home is tiny, like a quiet crevice in a wild world you can crawl into & exhale & listen to your heart beat & hear His whisper. Sometimes home is a dream come true simply because He who is Truth led you there. And then sometimes home isn’t what you hoped for but Hope can find you anywhere
Heart Shaped Things
I live an hour or so just south of Sydney in the beautiful Illawarra and on days when there’s a good strong breeze I can smell the ocean. That’s still a treat for a girl who grew up in the heat and dust of country NSW a million miles from the water and a million miles from feeling at home.
I share home with one husband and two gorgeous kids, Ethan 18 and Olivia 15.
I still can’t believe I have them and I’ll never stop being grateful to God for them. All of its grace, all of it more than I’d ever hoped for.
We moved here from Sydney in 2005 full of big plans. Some we have seen through, some we are still working on and some that have sat back and laughed at us.
We’ve more bunnies than makes sense, two cheeky dogs, a chook and a lizard.
Each Friday I publish a short simple post called the Friday Recliner. Its a little reminder that rest is important and doing things we love and just for fun are too. Consider it a permission note to enjoy your weekend.
I share: a good word, a good look, a good idea and a good read (sometimes two) and occasionally I throw in a good laugh or a good listen.
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