Thursday, December 10, 2015

A New Chapter

Hello friends!  Lately I've been thinking about a lot of things.  What is my purpose, what is my mission?  Am I using what God has given me to bless others?  Am I using my time in a way that is pleasing to Him?  These are just a few, but really these thoughts go on and on.  So then I started thinking about this blog and why I started it years ago. 

I began this blog when my children were still very small and I was in the process of fixing up our first home.  I was so excited about our home and all the projects we were doing to make that home our own.  When we first purchased our home, I browsed around online for decor inspiration which usually resulted in me feeling sort of discouraged that our house wasn't as fancy and dolled up as what I was finding online.  Silly I know.  Even so, I was encouraged to make the best of the home God had blessed our family with.  I grew to love that house and honestly today I still miss it. 

I decided to start this blog as a way to share thrifty projects and budget friendly home decor ideas to hopefully inspire others. I wanted to share our modest home and encourage others that you can create a home you love no matter what kind of house you have or what your budget may be.  I loved it!  I met so many friends and connected with so many people who shared the same passion.

Fast forward to now, and there are so many blogs!  There is inspiration everywhere you turn, so is my contribution making that big of a difference anymore? Probably not. I don't mean that in a bad way at all, I just mean that at this time I feel like God is telling me He can use me in other ways and maybe I can fill a void somewhere else, somewhere I'm truly needed. Does that make sense? I hope home design and decor is part of that along the way because I do love it, but if not that's okay too.  This blog was started as a way to encourage and inspire others, and it was something I felt really passionate about.  Today I feel like inspiration is plentiful with thousands of blogs, Pinterest, Instagram and more!  I feel my blog is no longer needed, therefore I've decided to close this chapter and move on to the next thing God has in store.  I don't even know what that is yet.

I'm sure this news probably isn't a surprise to most since my posts have become fewer and farther between.  I truly feel God is calling me to close the door on the blog, so that He can open another door, and I need to listen.

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed along and been an encouragement to me along the way!  I still love to decorate and I'll be working on our farmhouse for years to come!  This blog and it's archives will still be available for you to visit even though I won't be adding any new posts.  I don't want to leave anyone hanging on our unfinished rooms in the farmhouse, so as those spaces are completed I will add the after photos to our home tour page.  Thanks again so much!  Love to you all!  God bless!