Friday, 11 October 2013

Soothing Blue Dream Bedroom

There is nothing more soothing to me than the color blue. I have always wanted a blue bedroom, but somehow I've always end up with a different color. I've had lilac, peach, hunter green, plum, and even pink. Never blue.

Well that's going to change. After spending a couple of hours creating the following mood board for the Debenham's Dream Bedroom Competition, I realized how much I truly need to go blue in my bedroom. Just looking through the Debenham's catalogue and picking out the beautiful blue items calmed me down after a stressful day. Imagine what it would do for me if I was surrounded by it each night! So it's resolved: win or not, I'm going to be redecorating my bedroom to a nice soothing shade of blue sooner rather than later.

I had a great time choosing items for my mood board. I started with the little blue bird that you can see on the right. It was whimsical and such a light touch that I knew I had to include it. Once I decided on that shade of blue, things quickly fell in place. The Antoinette chest is just gorgeous, and I love the Duck Egg 'Pollen' curtains. I could imagine myself losing myself in a book on the chaise lounge covered with the blue throw. The bird cushion seemed a perfect fit to complete the picture.
I wanted a piece of wall art, and the three tone "Live, Laugh, Love" print struck me because I feel that I need to stop each day and reflect on what is important in life. In fact, I feel quite a strong connection to each item on the board and am really happy with the results.

Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed. The winners of the contest will be chosen by Jen from Love Chic Living and Annie from Mammasaurus. Wish me luck!

Calming Blue Dream Bedroom

Aqua textured throw
£40 -

£30  -

£7 -

Total: £2117.40

Joyful, Joyful

There is nothing greater than love. When I was younger I thought I knew what that meant. Thankfully, I have experienced many loves in my life. I have a wonderful husband who I love dearly. I have two beautiful children who bring me joy everyday. I have great parents and a lovely sister and brother. I have an amazing extended family of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. And despite all this I am sitting at 44 just beginning to understand what love is all about.

Looking back, I realize how selfish I have been at times. How self centered I've been at different points in my life. It reminds me of the part in A Christmas Carol where Jacob Marley tells Scrooge, "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business." 

I hope to go on a voyage of discovery that will probably last the rest of my life of how to really love others. It all begins with my own attitude - with my thoughts and preoccupations. I have so much to be joyful about, and I wish to share this joy with others.

This blog is going to be a space where I can simply put down my thoughts. Some will be deep and others not so deep. It's all about me - warts and all. I will write about my faith journey, my life journey, and my hope that I can become the person that I know in my heart I can be.