My Pinterest Attempts

Last year for my birthday I got to make over our Master Bedroom. Our walls were bare and sad. Used to, I would put anything on a wall just to have something on it. When we built this house I said I wouldn’t put anything on the walls until it was exactly what I wanted. It’s been a struggle for me, looking at emptiness, but our Master Bedroom is finally decorated!

I of course went to Pinterest for ideas and I came across this photo as one of my inspirations. I knew if I could find those shelves (except longer…) it would be perfect!

The Inspiration
Photo from Kaley on Instagram

I also came across this photo for our other wall. I liked this one because it shows how to decorate around a tv.

Inspiration 3
Photo from

So how did ours turn out? Well it definitely doesn’t look exactly like theirs. Our bedroom is a darker grey color (and we have black furniture) so it changes the look quite a bit; but I was still super excited for how it turned out. I couldn’t find the shelves in our town so I looked online and found some. They were mediocre and they cost $300 so…we made our own.
The white shelf above the television was actually supposed to be our living room mantle when we built our home but it looked odd above the fireplace. So I kept it, painted it white, and used it as a shelf in our bedroom.

We did our shelves a little bit different than the first inspiration picture, which was all Josh’s idea and I loved it. I stained the wood, spray painted the things Josh used to hang the shelves and voila! Done!

And that’s it! The bedroom make-over. Thank you Pinterest for all of your ideas – you never disappoint.


Calling on Jesus

Every time Melody goes to get her bike out of the garage I always tell her “Watch out for the Highlander. Don’t hit it with your bike.

Well, this afternoon she went to ride her bike while Josh and I were in the kitchen when all the sudden I heard a thud. I went out in the garage to find this…


I looked down as her precious face looked up at me and with tears in her eyes she said “This happened. And I just prayed to Jesus. I prayed that he would tell you and you would come out here and help me.”

My heart was happy.

I have been teaching Melody that in “freak out” moments we don’t freak out…we pray. We call on Jesus. And although this was such a minor incident, this was her “freak out” moment. It wasn’t a minor deal to her.

This is where it starts. This is where the training is. The garage. The home. The playground. The dinner table.

To see training pay off brought joy to this momma’s heart.

Psalm 145:18 says that the Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.

There’s no situation too small and there’s no situation too big for Jesus. He wants to be the one we call out to first, every time. When an “uh oh” moment happens, we pray.