After all, a bravery that is fought for from a soul who is afraid is a powerful thing against anything that opposes it.Read More
I have a story to tell you, but brace yourself for some highs and lows, people. This house that we call home now, the one most of you know as the #phillipsfamilyfixerupper, was a gift from God. And before you discount what I’m about to say, sit here and listen to me for a minute.Read More
When we moved into our fixer upper this room was the designated “formal” living room for a house built in an era for fancy sofas that were too look at but not sit on. Because the furniture that we brought with us never felt right, I started to get the itch to want everything new, which wasn’t an option. But more that that, the living room was a part of our home that was seldom used.Read More
It feels like I should be talking about how to DIY your way to a beautiful house. But there’s a time for everything, so this time, I’m talking about something that I love even more: how to love the home you’re in.Read More
The school of life has taught me to hold it with open hands.
I have tried desperately to control it. I really did believe that if only I could maintain the appearance of a perfect marriage, perfectly behaved kids, perfectly styled house, perfectly executed devotion to God, that He would see my said “appearance of perfection” and make life go my way.
I’ll bet we can all imagine how that turned out for me.Read More
I wanna talk about what I like to include in a well-appointed guest room. Although I don’t have one of my own, (my kids get the boot and we give their rooms to guests when we have them) I love to style pretty guest rooms, and I’ve been hosted in the loveliest of homes. Side note: Don’t listen to anything I say if you don’t, in fact, want people to want to stick around. If somebody gets on your nerves, feel free to disregard. But if you want to love people well, keep reading, and I hope I can give you a few pointers on how we created this pretty room, too.Read More
I go in homes every day where the mamas want a look they see in the blogs, on Pinterest, or wherever they find their inspiration. They want the throw pillows.Read More
This morning I had a great conversation with a friend about finding her “dream house” vs. finding a home that she can love others well through. It has me thinking about my own journey over the years and this photo is a reminder of how far I’ve come.Read More