Monday, January 23, 2017

In the Morning when I rise...

Since my husband and I moved in to our home about a year ago, we've been consistently making it our own. It is a beautiful home already, but it's so fun to add personal touches and more character. So when the hubs was on a work trip in December, I became determined to put up curtains in the kitchen before his return. (It's amazing how quickly you can get something done when you realize that the entire neighborhood can see you baking by yourself at night!)

So in typical fashion, when I got that project done, I realize there is something else to tackle. As soon as I had the curtains up (I used wall anchors and everything!), I noticed that they looked a little low. They were straight and all, but now there was this huge empty space above the windows. I knew I wanted to fill the space with something meaningful, since it is a main focus point in the house, and I knew I already loved the phrase, "In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus." It was just a matter of finding the right way to display it. 

Add in the fact that my husband is a pretty amazing woodworker and owns his own business, and the outcome is pretty much unavoidable! (For real, though, he creates some beautiful pieces! Go check out ) He helped me pick out a beautiful piece with some sweet looking gnarls and grain, then prepped it for me. All I had to do was paint! 

Don't get me wrong, it took a while to paint, but it is pretty relaxing and I'm SO jazzed about the outcome! Now every time I walk into my kitchen, I get this amazing reminder that all I need to start my day is Jesus. Plus, I think it really completes the aesthetics of the room. 

Wookiee doesn't seem to care or notice. I suppose as long as he can still look out the window at the neighbor dog and cat, he's happy. 

Since my hubs and I make such a great team, we've added painted signs like these to his repertoire, so   check out his website if you're interested in a sign like this for your home! That is about as salesy as I get, but I'm pretty proud of it and it has transformed our kitchen to a home with a purpose!  

Now if you'll excuse me, I could use a little bit of Jesus and coffee this morning. Have a beautiful week!