I’m a décor inspiration junkie. I can spend hours on Pinterest and can’t recycle a décor magazine until I have checked that I have torn out every motivating page that sings a bit of beauty and order in my heart.
I’m a wife, mom of 3, artist, daughter, “housewife”, volunteer, designer, friend, and I strive to live it all out as a faithful follower of Christ. My mission is to create and appreciate beauty and order. You found me here at a place to celebrate the beauty and order that resides in my life, my home, my path along the journey and the “parties” or celebrations that includes.
“Beauty” can have a bad rap- it can be seen as so external, superficial, glamorous and surface.
The beauty I mean is a beauty that has been broken and redeemed. Like a seashell that God created as a home for a creature and then long after it is tossed and tossed against rocks in the sea and shoveled with the grains of sand until it is softened of its hard edges. Then you or I glance at that shell and although there are so many shiny pretty ones out there, we gravitate towards it and snatch it as a souvenir of our beach memories.
Order is part of life. I mean an order not void of mess but more intrinsic. The order of what makes sense. How we spend our time- the choices we make in relationships and with things all show the world our “order”- what matters most to us and in what “basket” we put it in. The order of our stuff does demonstrate our thinking, our doing and our values. To me it is the reasons behind the cute organizing labels that speak of the person.
Beauty, order and celebration come together in the open children’s book on the couch where my daughter and I read a book last night, next to her dirty socks that slipped off and never got put away among many other things still scattered around the room. Beauty and order come together in the family that laughs and cries and knows real pain and celebrates joy. It is the painting that the young man painted with heart, memory and meaning beyond the brush strokes. Beauty and order are intertwined in the celebration of a lifetime of memories.
I personally have never been a great writer (or singer but that doesn’t stop me from belting out a worship song) but I’m not going to let that get in the way of the message in my heart to express my mission. As a fellow human, I trust you can see past my imperfections and find value here just the same.
My hope is that you will consider and celebrate the beauty and the order in your day-to-day life and home and look at and look beyond the “pretty stuff” and see deep beauty and life order that is worth intentionally celebrating.