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For fun I am posting random pictures of some spaces we have had in the past few years. I do enjoy being creative and making my house a home..

Carrera marble love. It is just so beautiful. What can I say, I love.

Carrera marble love. It is just so beautiful. What can I say, I love.

Our living room of our newest old home when I was trying to figure out pillow arrangements with my friend Michelle.

Our living room of our newest old home when I was trying to figure out pillow arrangements with my friend Michelle.

One time pre-baby's birth my friend Erinn helped me completely redecorate my entire downstairs in our town home and walls. I was nesting! What can I say. She did a great job with my then gallery wall.

One time pre-baby's birth my friend Erinn helped me completely redecorate my entire downstairs in our town home and walls. I was nesting! What can I say. She did a great job with my then gallery wall.

Our boys' bathroom might have been my favorite space we designed in our town home. Once in awhile I get a message or text from someone saying they have seen my bathroom on pinterest. I never did take that great of pictures of it, but it sure was cute! Holly Mathis helped plan it out with an e-design consult. She did a little blog write up a few years back that was so sweet.

Our boys' bathroom might have been my favorite space we designed in our town home. Once in awhile I get a message or text from someone saying they have seen my bathroom on pinterest. I never did take that great of pictures of it, but it sure was cute! Holly Mathis helped plan it out with an e-design consult. She did a little blog write up a few years back that was so sweet.

Do you ever buy something and then sell it awhile later for the same price you paid or maybe even more or else just only a little less? I tend to do this. When someone loves something I can't help but want to give it to them or give it away or I always keep them in the back of my mind for the future. In this case someone came and gave me money for this piece of art which helped us when we were preparing to travel to pick up our sweet boy Asher. I am a firm believer in giving away quality things. Things that are painful to give. Same goes for selling, it should be beautiful and I should love it. I really loved this Sugarboo piece of art that was hanging above our crib at one point.

Do you ever buy something and then sell it awhile later for the same price you paid or maybe even more or else just only a little less? I tend to do this. When someone loves something I can't help but want to give it to them or give it away or I always keep them in the back of my mind for the future. In this case someone came and gave me money for this piece of art which helped us when we were preparing to travel to pick up our sweet boy Asher. I am a firm believer in giving away quality things. Things that are painful to give. Same goes for selling, it should be beautiful and I should love it. I really loved this Sugarboo piece of art that was hanging above our crib at one point.

This was my baby's nursery in our newest old home. I loved walking in this room. So peaceful and simple and still fun at the same time. Thanks to my friend Molly for coming over right after we moved in and helping me arrange and hang art. Some people are just really good at creating simple. She is that person! 

This was my baby's nursery in our newest old home. I loved walking in this room. So peaceful and simple and still fun at the same time. Thanks to my friend Molly for coming over right after we moved in and helping me arrange and hang art. Some people are just really good at creating simple. She is that person! 

I like this bowl from Crate and Barrel. And have always loved these tolix chairs since purchasing them five years ago now.

I like this bowl from Crate and Barrel. And have always loved these tolix chairs since purchasing them five years ago now.

I loved this little corner of our old place. My husband still gets to enjoy this space while our home is on the market.What is not to love? This is the comfiest chair ever. Pottery Barn Leather Thatcher chair. I got it as a floor model price and then got 15% off mover's discount. Not bad! Currently for sale. :) Message me for details!

I loved this little corner of our old place. My husband still gets to enjoy this space while our home is on the market.What is not to love? This is the comfiest chair ever. Pottery Barn Leather Thatcher chair. I got it as a floor model price and then got 15% off mover's discount. Not bad! Currently for sale. :) Message me for details!

This is my view from the new place. Every morning I wake up and give thanks. Every evening I take pictures of the sunsets. There is something about being able to see the sunsets just the way God made them that is just so beautiful. No houses in the way, etc. Just water, clouds, trees, mountains.. exactly as they were created.

This is my view from the new place. Every morning I wake up and give thanks. Every evening I take pictures of the sunsets. There is something about being able to see the sunsets just the way God made them that is just so beautiful. No houses in the way, etc. Just water, clouds, trees, mountains.. exactly as they were created.

House of Belonging Art makes me happy. So do white walls.

House of Belonging Art makes me happy. So do white walls.

That is the end of this very random blog post! Guess where we are headed tomorrow, Lord willing. New York City! Hillsong conference here we come! 

You are lovely.

xx,

AnaLisa

Townhome Living: Baby's Nursery

This nursery was so fun to decorate!! It was such a sweet space, complete with a twin bed and crib. I wanted each room to be maximized with the most sleeping/beds arrangements possible to help house more overnight guests.

Here is sweet baby girl's nursery, the third bedroom in our townhome.

Note to self, take better pictures of my finished spaces in the future. This room was filled with natural daylight and the pics don't really reflect that. I loved this space! Nursery design is so fun. Nothing better than celebrating a new life come into your home.

Blessings,

AnaLisa



Townhome Living: Boys Bunk Bedroom

Today I want to show you how we had our boys' room set up! For quite awhile it was just one boy and a few years later there were two! I love this room because it was a room of joy for me. Joy in the waiting, joy in the planning it out and expecting for the brother to come as we were waiting on a referral for one or two boys age 0-4 from Uganda! (Later to find out we were expecting one three-year-old boy in Uganda and one baby in my belly-twins!) :) We were planning it all out, even then. Waiting, putting our hope in the Lord who knows all things and knew exactly how it was all going to come together.

Holly Mathis Interiors helped come up with a design plan, see below. She was so fun to work with over e-design.

Look how little my munchkin was. here is 3 yr old sweet Andrew....Oh Andrew you displayed such beauty and kindness to your sibs even then, praying every day for them to come home. Praying for them wherever they were. Fully believing without a shadow of a doubt that they would be home, sleeping in this bunk bed with you. Yes and yes! Amen. Your prayers were answered!  

Look how little my munchkin was. here is 3 yr old sweet Andrew....Oh Andrew you displayed such beauty and kindness to your sibs even then, praying every day for them to come home. Praying for them wherever they were. Fully believing without a shadow of a doubt that they would be home, sleeping in this bunk bed with you. Yes and yes! Amen. Your prayers were answered!  

Live in a townhome? I think bunks are a great option! The boys loved them! They have since gone on to a new home where they will be loved by two other sweet boys I know!

Happy Thursday, lovelies.

xx,

AnaLisa

Townhome Living: Master Bedroom

We moved into this town home about 6 months after my husband started residency. We were happy to have more space after living in a 370 sq ft loft with a newborn-6 mo. old. I was excited to decorate a new space but didn't have a lot of money to spend. This room turned out just as I had imagined it at the time. Fun, colorful, and multi-function. The armoire housed our computer, printer, etc. and turned into a little office station. The wall color was Benjamin Moore Atmospheric blue. We absolutely loved that wall color. In the day it would be a gorgeous blue and at night it turned a little darker and still beautiful.

Click on image to scroll through some pics. My apologies for the poor quality images. You do what you can do, you know. Can't do it all! Try, but sometimes you gotta just work with what you have and today these are the images I have of this space.

The white frames are Ikea Ribba. The rug Nate Berkus HSN. Duvet West Elm. Bed Room and Board outlet. Nightstands Ikea. Mirror Vivaterra. Armoire Ikea. Chair Pier 1 Imports. Pillow Anthropologie. Lamp Maine Cottage. Chandelier Overstock. Drapes Ikea. Bed Pillow Etsy.

It was a sweet little space that I have fond memories of Andrew's first four years of life in. Just me and him and lots of loss but also lots of very sweet memories with me and my boy. Doing life while daddy was constantly working and gone. Overnights, all weekends, well basically gone all the time during residency. And me and Andrew hung out, he would walk down the hall and climb into that gigantic King bed and make himself right at home next to me. There was a sweetness to this town home and the memories we shared there.

Have a great day, lovelies!

xx,

AnaLisa

 

Townhome Living: Living Room

Considering moving to a town home? Wondering how to decorate it? In the next week I am going to be sharing one space a day from our old town home. We loved living there, there were endless miles of bike and walking trails, two community pools, someone else to mow the lawn for us, a sweet little patio outside, a sledding hill right outside our front door where all the neighborhood kids could play and sled, it was a cush life. Yes, there were neighbors right next door, but I really didn't mind. In a lot of ways it made me feel safe knowing someone was there. We spent a good five years here. Hard to believe, but true! The longest we have ever lived so far in our 11 years of marriage. I liked our little abode. Thanks for letting me share with you these next few days!

Townhome Living Room

Isn't it so cute. My style has sense evolved to all white everything and barn woods and texture. But at the time I was loving anything fun and with some color!

The Pottery Barn Jute Rug has remained an excellent purchase! We had it in our town home and were able to move it with us to our next home where it is under our dining room table. I love this rug! It was always peaceful walking into this space.

Our son loved to sit on these two stools that were purchased at Urban Outfitters long ago. I have since seen them for sale at Joss and Main and Home Decorators, I think?

We had just a tiny space to seat lots of people. We tried to maximize the seating by adding the ottomans, sleeper sofa, armchair, another extra chair. It didn't change the size of the room but functionally it helped to feel like we could host people.

How much did I love this Restoration Hardware coffee table. So much!.. Love the texture for pictures.. what I didn't love though was once Asher and Annabel were around and getting slivers because of the unfinished wood! No thank you. Coffee table got sold on craigslist just three years after purchasing it. That's ok, you win some you lose some. Still got about 2/3 of my purchase price back when I sold it. Basket is from Pottery Barn. Box from West Elm. It was nice to have a tray on the top of the coffee table for a little texture.

This was my favorite little seating area! It was my favorite little chair, from Crate and Barrel. Stool from etsy. Art from etsy (seen this pinned all over the place, and YES I owned it! :) I could sit there and drink my morning coffee and listen to some worship music and just let it wash over me. I loved that little spot. When we moved from our town home I gifted this chair to my good friend Jessica. She always loved the chair and I knew it needed to go to her. Sometimes you need to give away the things you love, you know?! Not just the nastiness. I always try to give good things... my favorite things.

So there you go! Our town home living room. I hope helped some of you if you are working on decorating your own small space or town home. Working with the corner fireplace was a little challenging but we did it, and I love how it turned out!

What are you all up to lately? Do I have any readers these days? Would love to hear from you in the comments!

xx,

AnaLisa