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Crown of Laurel Leaves is moving to a new home!

Would love for you to come on over…

www.crownoflaurelleaves.com

Love to you!

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At Christmas time something serious shifts…It is like I live in another world…

It has just begun to sink in…the whole Christmas atmosphere…I never want to fake excitement.

I want it to be real…Holy Spirit induced…

And He always does.

It is this magical world I am put in, where I envision what is happening in every Christmas song, I envision directing marvelous Christmas plays and theatrical productions, I cry at the drop of a hat at the thought of what it meant for Christ to come….for us. The mystery consumes me. I pretend I am Jo from Little Women with dreams and books in her head…

I become a little bit weird.

I have, as of late, been reading Maris her books in a very very brilliant accent.  I don’t know what accent it is. I would say British/Scottish. She loooooves it. It is honestly a lot of fun…You should try it!

We make our second annual magical tent (here’s to you, Marisa!) ….and play until it comes crashing down…We have been dancing and singing to Michael W. Smith’s Christmas album…one of the best…I make up dances and try to teach Maris Marie…

I laugh more…We laugh more…

Life is richer at Christmas. Thats just the way it is….And would you like to know why I think that is so?

Because the Christmas season, in my opinion, is a small…teeny….tiny…glimpse of what Heaven will feel like.

Thats my theory, sweet honey’s!!!

And that picture of Mac in the bear jacket made me laugh until I cried!!!! He is enormous in that thing!  And so cute!

I hope you are soaking up the magic!

Much Love to You!!!!!

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Wanted…

 

We need a puppy.

We have the perfect house and yard for one.

It is time…

Now we just have to find one!

Preferably a mut…Preferably free…

If you come upon one…will you let me know?

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Much love to you!

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Facing the Dark

Fear has held me in its grip…It has been tighter lately…I wonder if it has to do with postpartum…After Maris was born I went through agonizing anxiety, panic, fears…

Davis was born next and then three months later I was pregnant again.

I think pregnancy almost brings me some sort of security…The strange and awesome fact that it’s not just me… There is this other one being formed by the Creator…it brings an unusual sense of “you can’t touch me”….I am with child…I am in progress…

And then, after Mac was born things were so insanely busy…We were getting ready to leave…Trying to find time to just breathe…

And now….I’m breathing….It’s just me…Now I am discovering myself as a mother…And while I am enjoying it and reveling in the grit and blood and sweat and tears….God is making me face the darkness…the darkness of what holds me in its grip…Fear.

Fear manipulates me.  It says to me horrible things that could happen. To Me. To those I love.  I won’t write this or that…I won’t speak this or that…For fear that it might be the end.  Fear keeps me from totally enjoying and loving what God has given me…simply because I fear once I do, it will be taken away from me.  All the while, life is drifting by…and fear keeps me from living. Fully living.

Yesterday morning I was praying….Crying and begging God to help me with it. To answer me. To help me get over fear of death.

I went to my Esther Bible study.

It was on fear.

I cried the entire time, trying to hide it from the other women who I didn’t want to see my ugly crying face…

Beth Moore spoke God’s words directly to me…

I knew God was telling me it is time. Time to get over this. Time to face it and break its power over me.

If the worst did happen…God would be there…and He would get me through…

I am wanting to be free…praying to live fully…enjoy deeply…And when satan’s tactics come and his lure to fear beckons me…I want to be able to laugh in his ugly face…

Sorry this post is depressing…Just what I am going through lately…

This life as a Believer in a world like we live in is no. freakin. joke.

But we have a hope that is great and a God that is greater. He will redeem.

Love to You Dear Friends.

 

 

 

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This Sweet Home…

Come on in…

And my favorite room in the whole house…

The Bathroom!

It is spacious and far away from little ones…

Please forgive me for taking so long to blog…The last two weeks have been exciting but extremely stressful…

Our new home is so wonderful…I wake up every morning kind of in shock and pinching myself that we are actually in a house this pretty and a neighborhood this sweet…and so close to Walmart :)…

I still have so much work to do…and it is so hard getting unpacked and things in their places when it seems like everytime I start to do something, someone needs juice or a hug or a spanking…

So, I am resolved to take it one day at a time and if our house is a mess….then it is a mess…!

I am really trying to learn the skill and discipline of playing with my kids and not being so obsessed with how my house looks…It is really hard to do!…

I hope you are doing fantastic and having a great week!

I will post more pics soon! I am currently working on the bedrooms…

Love to You!!!

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Home Decor Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

So I’ve been looking through magazines, searching the internet, trying to find inspiration…trying to find ideas that fit in with the way I want our home to look…

I am beyond engulfed in the task before me…I know it is just decorating a home…but you have to understand…home decorating is one of those things with me that I become completley obsessed with…when I was little I would at least once a month rearrange my room and repaint my room it seemed like once a year…aint that right momma!…it is a love…and I am honestly a little bit scared…

It’s been almost 2 years and 2 babies ago since I have lived in a home I could call my own and do whatever the heck I wanted to with…so I am easing into it with excitement and uneasiness at the same time…if that makes sense…

I love homes that don’t look like they try to hard…but homes that are warm…that feel lived in…homes where you would not be afraid to spill something or put your feet on the couch or lay on the floor…Homes where there are books everywhere and an atmosphere where you could curl up with a book and take a nap…

In terms of Home Decor…I am a maximalist…I love stuff everywhere…not necessarily cluttered and messy…just lots and lots of art/books/fabric/patterns/pillows/colors…

So the pictures above are kind of what I’ve gathered as my faves….everything I love about rooms in 5 or 6 photos…

I hope to record on the blog my progress as I go…

Will be posting pics soon of the bare bones!

Much Love to You!!

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Needing Older Women

 

I jump in the car ( ok minivan)…by myself…and head to Walgreens to pick up a few things…

I drive through downtown Fairhope, noticing all the yummy shops and wonder why I never take an afternoon to window shop….Like I could afford ANY of it…but nonetheless…I resolve to windowshop one Saturday soon…

I pull into the parking lot at Walgreens and glance at myself in the rearview mirror….

Holy crap…is what I think…I had forgotten that I only had one eye that had eye make up on it because I got sidetracked this morning while getting ready and went out the door not even realizing one eye did not have make up…Not to mention my hair….Oh, my hair…

I walk in and hope to goodness that I don’t see anyone I know….I walk down the hair product aisle and pick up some volumizing mousse for my sweet sister and wonder if the product could help my poor hair….No, it can’t, I say to myself….

I grab a few other things and check out…

I get in the car with just this awful feeling…this, I need a makeover because I look like a tired and worn out mom not a young 27 year old but I don’t have the time for such things, type of feeling…

I pull my long unruly hair up with a rubber band and head back to the house.

I drive back thinking on this…thinking how wonderful it would be if it were easier being a momma…juggling babies, dinners, looking sexy for Daniel and keeping myself attractive for him, cleaning, spending desperate time alone with God and keeping our relationship passionate, keeping my own fears and worries in check so that I don’t completley lose it….and just now…I look at that list and think….Um….yeah….right….

I need help….If only the Proverbs 31 woman could appear like my fairy godmother and tell me where I’m going wrong…and advise me…and help this poor little thing…

I’ve been talking with other young mothers lately about the verse in scripture for the older women to teach the younger women how to love their husbands and their children…which are the two most important, all encompassing things anyway, besides Loving God…and we all just agree how we desperately need this….

We are clueless, we feel like we are drowning sometimes, and sometimes we so wish we had an older woman…who HAS BEEN THERE…done that… 🙂 a woman who fiercly loves her Lord and has raised children and has been in the trenches of motherhood and can share with us her stories…her experiences…the ways God helped her through the young years…the ways He blew her mind in the teenage years and the years of letting them fly….the ways her marriage was changed, strengthened, tried, and made golden….

We need you, if you are an older woman, find a young mother….take her to coffee…keep her babies so she can go grocery shopping…share with her your life…

I have determined to do this, Lord willing, when I grow older, even in a couple of years, to find a young couple and bless them…bless her….pray for her…laugh and cry with her….tell her that what she feels is normal and God will guide her through………as we go get our hair done… 🙂

Just some thoughts today….Hope I made sense… 🙂

Happy Saturday Sweet Ones!

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