Heart Art // 7.12

Today's post is short and (hopefully) sweet. I wish that I had a handful of photographs to show you from our new home here. But, as you can see, I do not! What I want to share here today is the seventh installment (yes! from July!) of my Heart Art project. (It seems that I am running late everywhere, in every capacity of life, even in my creative outlets! Shoot, I was even late posting this post!) When I wrote about our new home several weeks ago, I mentioned the quote 'what you wait for waits for you', a quote that I oddly enough found in a children's book! And, it's kind of stuck with me ever since. Last night, for the first time since we moved house, I pulled out my paints and calligraphy pen and set to work.


I am so thankful for how our home is coming together. The living spaces in this home are drastically different from that in our previous home. There is a large living space directly as you step through the front door that includes the kitchen, dining area, as well as a sitting area/wood burning stove. Off of this large area, through french doors, is a guest room/sitting area. Our third living space is located downstairs, in the daylight  basement. As you can imagine, going from one common living area to three(!) has been a little bit of a challenge, in terms of furnishing them, but a good challenge none-the-less. Just today, we picked up a mid century console that we spotted on Craigslist for a steal of a deal. My favorite part of it? It has a radio and record player that are in mint working condition. Now to begin our record collection!

Thank you for letting me share yet another installment of Heart Art with you along with our latest family addition! I hope to share more soon. By the way, do you own any vinyls? What are your favorites, if so? Happy Monday to you! (Also, this little 5x7 watercolor/calligraphy will appear in my Etsy shop tonight if you are interested in purchasing it.)

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  1. Josh has a growing vinyl collection. We Mumford & Sons, Gungor, John Mark McMillan, Bing Crosby, and Bob Marley. =)

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  2. we *have*, that is!

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    1. Those are great choices, Loraena! Those are definitely on our list as well : )

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  3. Congrats on your new addition! Love good Craigslist finds. :) My dad had a record player when I was little and played the Carpenters and Bing during Christmas. Great memories for your boys in the making!
    I'll definitely be looking for your new piece on etsy. We're still waiting on a home, but I'm confident I'll find the perfect place once we're settled!

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    1. Beth,
      I loved reading about your dad and his record playing! I do hope that this addition will bring many good memories for our family also. I just loaded that little piece into my Etsy shop last night. Also, I pray for you when God brings you to my mind. I can't wait to hear how he provides, whether or not a house is in the plan!

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  5. Love that console- just beautiful!!!

    I see you living that quote- you seem to be so patient to wait and find quality things you want to live with. I am the complete opposite (for which I am not proud of!!) I am so impatient that I will not wait or save! If I have money (and Wil is exactly the same as me) I have to spend it all on cute frou frou. So my house is full of cute frou frou - and I basically love it, but sometimes wish I would wait a bit more and have higher quality.

    I am dying to see more pics of your house!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Sara,
      Thank you! We love it too. The boys hang over the edge and watch the radio (and Job loves to try and flip off the switch and then runs away dying laughing at himself : ) I have to tell you, I still have lots of growing to do in the patience department. Just this week, I put both of the boys in the car (right about Job's naptime, mind you) and started driving an HOUR away to pick up two rugs that I knew were the complete wrong size that we needed, *but* they were *such* a great deal. About fifteen minutes down the road, I called Steve to talk things through and he told me I should put my money towards the rug that I really really wanted-- a West Elm rug. I turned the car around, and after three other items sold on Craigslist, I placed my West Elm order and I cannot WAIT to see my rug! Steve has been a huge help to me in the impulse buying area. I still struggle pretty badly with it.

      p.s. I think your house is so full of beauty. I would never think of it as low quality!!!

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  6. Oh my heart. I must say, you will love adding to your vinyl collection! We have a record player in the basement and with records for 2/$1 at any Goodwill...it is hard not to be drawn in! (p.s. Make sure to take them out and give them a good look-over for any scratches...even if it is a one-of-a-kind, the "hiccups" get old fast.) ;)

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    1. Erin! I am so glad you commented because I had completely forgotten that Goodwill sells records! Yes! I'll be heading there right away : ) And, thanks for the tips about the scratches. I can already see Steve and I running to the player and snatching out a broken record. Our patience levels aren't probably where they should be, hehe! : )

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  7. that console is awesoooome! would love to find something like that around here, but heaven knows I've tried. maybe i'll get lucky one of these days ;)

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  8. Whitney,

    I'll wish some Craigslist luck your way! : ) Seriously though, we were thrilled to find this little piece. We bought it from the grand-daughter of the original owner and she told me it was one of the very first things her grandpa bought for her grandma when he landed his first job. I love knowing that. We will take very good care of it, too!

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  9. Yay for new homes and new inspiration!

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    1. Christine,

      Absolutely! We're having so much fun getting our new home together. Slowly but surely is our motto around here : )

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