Mom Space Updated

I have been ill with walking pneumonia all week.  However, yesterday I finally felt human enough to do some home projects.  Lee and I found a desk and a chair.  The kids put my chair together and Lee tried but putting together a desk is not his thing.  So, we returned it to WalMart and they are putting it together for us 🙂  Ask and you shall receive.  God is good!  I should have it tomorrow.  I’m excited to finally have this space as my own.

I still have to find a rug and some other knick knacks but that is the fun of this project.  Creating this space that is mine.  Creating the space that will bring me closer to God.  I could have bought a lot of things but spending time with my daughter and creating things with her before she leaves home makes this space even more special for me.

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I have updated my mantle and made it makes me feel great. I still have some projects to complete but that is 100% of the fun of this project

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This is a project my daughter and I are working on ……..it’s not complete

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Another incomplete project

Stay tuned as I continue to update on this blog.  I’m just excited to have the time (due to a new job) and the resources (due to a new job) to create this space in my home.  God has blessed me with a wonderful new job that lessens my time away from home with an increase in income. This door was opened as I turned my life back towards the Lord and I will never forsake him again.  I am blessed from my relationship with Him.

God is good all the time, All the time God is good.

Goodnight and God Bless,

A blessed woman

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Creating My Prayer/Mom Space

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

What is Prayer/Mom Space?

Prayer/Mom Space is that place you go to think and talk to God.  That place that brings you peace in the middle of a storm.  It can be your spiritual space in your heart or a physical space in your home.   I decided to make my space physical and devote it to the Lord because without Him I would have nothing.  I also needed a space away from my bedroom, away from the kids, away from life where I can just sit down and turn off the world.  That is the only way this blog can exist.

How do I create a space?

Simple.  First and foremost, pray.  Ask God to help you find a space you can go and meet with Him privately.  You will be amazed at what He says to you.  Second, research ideas..  What appeals to you?  What makes you sit down, close your eyes and say “ahhh”?   For me, my space has to be in a corner of the living room.  So, two things have to happen.  First, it must go with the rest of my living room decor and second, it must be able to take me away from one of the main areas of our home.  Fortunately, we have teenagers who have forgotten our living room exists anymore so distractions will not be a big issue for me.

What is my style?

I am not an interior decorator.  I like to create things but putting them together to create something beautiful in my home is a challenge.  However, if I have something that sparks an idea or a few ideas I can create some very beautiful spaces.

Here’s my first process:

  • Set a timer for 30 minutes
  • Gather magazines
  • Just cut out what appeals to me
  • No thinking; just cutting

Once you are finished gather your pictures and analyze what you cut out.  You will find some theme to them.  For me, I like french country, rustic country and all things country.

My space will look something like this Rustic 2 Rustic livingwpid-img_20140812_211909.jpg

This is the area of my home I will use to create that space. I rent my home for now so I am limited to what I can do.  However, in June/July/August we will begin looking for our forever home and that means no holds barred for this DIY-er.  Lee loves my home “piddling” as he calls it.

Excuse the dog, she was a little tired and needing of attention:)

My second process I will be do the following:

  • Pray: God help me find some spaces that appeal to me.  Reveal to me the style you wish for me to have to align Your will with my will. 
  • Set my timer for 30 minutes
  • Get on Pinterest
  • Create a Board for my space
  • Search for things of interest to me-mom spaces, prayer spaces, heart rooms, rustic offices, french country; whatever God places on my heart to find.
  • You can find my Mom Space Pinterest board when you click here

My girls will join me if they are around but for the most part I like to do stuff like this alone without distraction.  This is a very important space for ME!  This is key to making it successful for you.  It is YOUR space.  I have to tell myself that because many times I forget and let the kids take over spaces mentally, spiritually and physically.

I am not a selfish mom but I am learning to be one.  Not because I’m mean and selfish but because I have to do what makes ME happy.  I have to do for ME to do for others.  ME is not a word a lot mom’s use very often.  When I am with God that is my time.  It does not belong to anyone else. In a house full of strong-willed Type A personalities -it can quickly be forgotten. But remember, He is Your Father.  He is THE King of kings and Lord of lords.  So you can afford to be a selfish, princess or diva for a few moments of planning for Him.

Finally, I will go shopping.  I will search Craigslist, go to Canton (huge flea market in TX), hit the Goodwills and Salvation Army’s and as a last result go to the furniture store.  Remember there is not right or wrong to this process.  This is MY process that God put on my heart to share with you.  Tweak it, use it, don’t use it but remember whatever you do it will be right for you and just as You are fearfully and wonderfully made as told in Psalm 139:14 so will this space for you and God be made. God does not make mistakes!

How will your space be created?  What will it look like?  There is not a right or wrong answer.  This space is subjective.  It is yours!  Your opinion is the only one that counts.  But I would love to hear about or see your space so please comment below or link to this blog.  I will share mine as soon as it is created.

Whatever you do to create your space do it with this verse in mind and in heart.  Pray it over the space you will be using.  That’s what I have done.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.  Philippians 4:8

Goodnight and God Bless

A Blessed Woman