A Week in Review is a new series where I summarize all the latest updates of farm and fixer upper life in one spot. Last week was a pretty big week between scoring some great antique finds, finishing the master bedroom, and celebrating my birthday and our baptisms.
A Week in Review: February 2020
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A week in review began
I started the week by sharing about my new blog series; A Week in Review!
It’s no secret that we have a lot going on at the farmhouse. Although I’m never short on content, I don’t always find the time to sit down and share it on the blog. That got me thinking about how busy everyone is! I know it’s hard for me to keep up with social media, so I figured you might have the same problem. That’s how I came up with my new blog series “A Week in Review.”
Every week I will be sharing a round up of what happened that week. I thought having it all in one spot would make it easier to catch up when it’s convenient for YOU!
You can find the first post from this series HERE.
Master Bedroom Progress
The day was filled with a whole lot of washing, scrubbing, and oiling pieces for the master bedroom. I love antiques, but my least favorite part is cleaning them up. It will all be worth it when it all comes together, which will be soo soon!
Earlier I took a break to snap a picture of my paper whites in bloom. I get these every Christmas and love when they finally open. It always makes me so excited for spring!
Sitting Room Progress
Welcome to the construction zone we call home.
My dad has been working hard to shiplap this room for me as a birthday present. He is the best! I’ll be doing a more detailed post on how we add shiplap to our home soon.
In other news, my in laws went with me tonight to pick up a dream piece of furniture that will live in the master bedroom. It’s so good that even Kurt loves it! He doesn’t “love” most of the stuff I bring home like I do, so when he does it’s a big deal. Can anyone else relate to that?!
The big move
I am currently doing a happy dance because Kurt and I moved our bed into the master bedroom 💃
Why is this so exciting?! Other than the fact that I get to wake up in my dream bedroom tomorrow morning, I will also be taking pictures of the room tomorrow! I am hoping to share the big reveal on the blog this week including two big antiques that I got this week. It’s taken everything in me to wait to share them but I promise they are worth the wait! (You can see the full reveal HERE)
Fusion Mineral Paint – Ash (Lamp color)
Similar Lamp (this is a thrift store find)
Similar Glass Vase (the ones pictured are vintage finds)
A little motivation
It’s all in the details, am I right?!
That seemed to be the theme of my day today. It started with taking pictures of the master bedroom and trying to capture all the little details that make it so special. I spent the rest of my day working on little details in the sitting room; patching holes, sanding trim, and scrubbing baseboards. It wasn’t what I consider fun and at the end of the day there was no visible progress but that attention to detail is what will make the finished product shine.
Moral of the story, we all have days when it feels like we didn’t get any thing done, we weren’t productive, or things just didn’t go the way we had hoped. When you are feeling like that, try to focus on the little things, those details that remind us that we are work in hard, we do make a difference, and things are never as bad as they might seem.
Master Bedroom Reveal
MASTER BEDROOM REVEAL PART 2 IS OFFICIALLY ON THE BLOG! Check it out HERE.
I’m spending the night celebrating my birthday with my girl friends so instead of writing a long post be sure to check out all the pictures I shared of the master bedroom!
Happy Saturday! I am off to more birthday festivities but wanted to hop on and say thank you so much for all the love on our master bedroom restoration, it means so much to me. There is no like, comment, or share that does unnoticed. I wish I could express how much your support means to me and motivates me to keep working hard to restore our home ❤️
A special day
Sunday was a really special day. Not only was it my birthday but Kurt and I were blessed to be surrounded by family as we were baptized this morning. It was perfect.
Below is a snippet from my testimony. I pray that sharing this piece of my heart might just be what someone else needs to hear today ❤️
“A lot led up to my decision to trust Christ alone for my salvation. Looking back, it is amazing to see the small seeds God planted along the way that lead me to this decision. It is no coincidence that the people and messages that God exposed me to along the way were direct signs from Him, which ultimately brought me back to a life devoted to Him. One of the biggest influences was my husband, who modeled continued trust in the Lord, regardless of the current life circumstances. After attending witnessing how God worked in other’s lives around me, I made the decision to accept Christ as my savior and I gave Him all of my trust.
Since making this decision, I no longer feel the need to try to control my life and I find comfort in knowing that God has a plan for me and my life. I strive to put God first and trust him fully. As a result I am much more calm, patient, and a better version of myself. I am also more grateful for the countless blessings in my life and take comfort in difficult situations knowing that God is good and has a plan far greater than I can see.”
A Week in Review Summary
That sums up the second “Week in Review.” I hope you are finding this series helpful and inspiring in some way. As always, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. It means the world!
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