Sunday, August 21, 2011

Visual encouragement

 I want to share our recent decor addition to our master bedroom. I have wanted to add something to spruce up our walls, for a long while now, but just have never known what exactly to put in the space. And let's face it. I am challenged in all things interior design or anything that involves using the creative part of my brain. 
Just ask Brandon, my mom or really anyone who knows me well. Someone will try to describe this perfect decorating idea or tidbit and I will just stare back like a deer in headlights. Then after about 15 different descriptions in order to help me "get it," I start to shake my head in agreement, or perhaps change up my facial expression, although really I have no clue what they are talking about. 
Thanks, dad for not passing down your creative gene.  
Anyway, one day I was browsing the internet, looking for inspiration, and found this awesome site
I then saw this Jeremiah 29:11 decal and new I hit jackpot. I started to get excited as, for once, this was 100% my idea and my find! I knew exactly where I wanted it to go and promptly ordered it online. There is an empty space of wall to the left side of our night table that can be seen as soon as you turn the hallway and start walking the direction to our bedroom.  
The decal came in last week and we hung it Friday evening. The process took three hours but that is another story for another day.
 (Side note - Everyone please tell Brandon how much you like it as he swore to me Friday night, after he developed several blisters from rubbing each individual letter so long, that we will never be hanging a decal in our house again...end of discussion. Little does he know I have already been searching for a super cute decal for a future nursery...shhhh... don't tell.)

I love that each time I walk towards my bedroom I will stare at this piece of visual encouragement. Multiple times each day I will be greeted with this reminder of hope which in turn provides my heart with peace. Whether it be related to my fertility journey, ED recovery, or some other issue on my heart on any given day, I can be still and know that His plan is perfect. 
He knows what is best and He wants nothing more than to shower his blessings on each of his children. On me. On you. And the cool part...each day this promise remains unchanged. The challenges we face in life are not God's secret attempts to hurt us or bring us pain. That doesn't mean we won't hurt b/c He guarantees that we will. But He doesn't leave us us to fight or grieve alone. 
He is right there, holding our hand, and each day brings us the promise of Jeremiah 29:11. 


  1. I love this! So encouraging! I pinned it, hope you don't mind. Found your blog through comments at Simple Mom, looking forward to reading more!

  2. Finally I can see the decal you were talking about since it wasn't coming through on my phone. I definitely love it and "both" of you did an awesome job. P.S. I'm looking forward to seeing the next "secret" decal!

  3. Love it!! I'll be sure to tell Brando what an awesome job he did. :)

  4. Thanks, Wen :) The decal looks way cooler in person (at least in my opinion, plus I really need a new camera). See ya soon I hope!

  5. This looks terrific! So beautiful and such a blessing to read daily.

  6. I LOVE this! I love wall decals {& way to go Brandon for putting it up!!} and that has always been one of my favorite scriptures. Way to go!
    I have been thinking of you & praying for you today! Love you girly!


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