The Writing on The Wall

June 8, 2012

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I am working on one last project before the studio is done and ready to reveal.  I think every room should have a personal touch to it.  Whether it be a family photo, a piece of art you created yourself, or a family heirloom–it is so important to inject something meaningful into each space.  While the studio will be my own personal place I can create art and be inspired, I really wanted to add more meaning to the room–while still keeping it a relatively blank canvas to photograph my art. And that is how the final project was born.  Without giving away too many details (wouldn’t want to ruin the big reveal, right?) it involves my new personal mantra:

“Be open to whatever comes next.” I searched and searched for the right words that weren’t too profound and cheesy but spoke to me and moved me.  These are them. Not to mention, fitting for the studio that we so desperately wanted to make a second nursery for the last eighteen months.  Chris and I are learning, in many aspects of our lives, that happy surprises and disappointments and trials and change-of-plans are abundant.  God has a plan for us and it is a waste to not be happy and open to whatever comes next.  So that’s the writing on the wall. Hint? Maybe. Maybe not.

What’s your personal mantra?

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Last thing.  I GET TO PICK UP CHRIS TODAY!!!!!! Happy Friday, indeed. :)

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  1. Glad you found us! I am not sure what website you are talking about. I just found this particular one on Pinterest. Hope it helps!

  2. Jmbstudent says:

    Did you post a website that helps people make personal mantras in different situations. I ran across it but can’t find the website/blogpost anymore! saw your blog on a friend’s FB wall–great stuff!

  3. Lettie says:

    I love this. It makes a room so much more personal with things like this. I don’t have a mantra, but this inspires me to come up with one!


  4. YAY!!! have fun with your hubs tonight :)!!! i love the saying…i have to find a personal mantra to put somewhere in the house, i love the idea!

  5. My newest mantra is “She believed she could so she did.”

  6. meaganbriggs3 says:

    You made it!!!!!! (ps our phone chat made me sooo happy! I needed that chat!!!)

    Daily mantra? Not sure if I have one. But I do love the quote from Pres Monson, choose your love, love your choice. Not only does it work with your spouse, but I think anything in life that we love. Agency and then the positive consequences that follow :-)

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