A Place for The Books

Last week, I went to my secret place and purchased an old door. I had no exact plans for the door and to be honest, no place for it. I was in the mood to get crafty and use my hands and I figured that I’d find a solution for the lack of extra space later on. As I was driving home I was thinking about all the furniture that was already delicately placed in my room. The thought came to me that if I wanted this door to be a part of my room’s decor, it had to serve a purpose as well. Seconds later, I knew what my new door was going to be transformed into: a bookshelf! You see, although technology is rapidly moving forward and allowing people to read books on Kindles and Tablets I may be one of the few people who have not joined this movement. There’s something special about going to the bookstore and picking up a fresh book, feeling the pages, and writing thoughts and doodling within the pages. With that said, I have more books than I have space for. A bookshelf was most definitely needed.

So in the spirit of making my lovely door bookshelf – I found some lovely bookshelves that would be perfect for a home.

Ready to see some bookshelf inspiration?


This may be the most amazing library I’ve ever seen. What I would do to have a room in my house like this. Absolutely brilliant in everyday.

Via Bookshelf Porn

Via Bookshelf Porn

I love this concept as well. Transforming a whole wall into shelves and topping it off with a ladder!

Via Bookshelf Porn

I adore this room. The bookshelf is wonderful, but I think I mostly love it because of the grand piano.

Via Bookshelf Porn

Gosh. I can see this in a kid’s room! So brilliant!

Via The Blog on the Bookshelf

Can you imagine this being in your house? To die for! It reminds me of My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn.

Via Stumble Upon

Well, that’s it for now! I’ll be sure to show you the finished product of my door!

But for now, here’s your only sneak peek.

Do you have any favorite book shelf styles?

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Love Does

Over the past couple months I’ve seen some buzz via Twitter about Bob Goff’s book Love Does. I’ve been interested in reading it, however regardless the countless number of trips to Barnes and Noble it always slipped my mind to pick up a copy. Monday, was the exception. After stopping by my office (aka Starbucks) and getting a few emails sent out and a Venti Iced Carmel Macchiato with a pump of White Chocolate Mocha, I finally found myself in the aisle marked “Christian Inspiration” of B&N.

A chapter into the book and I can tell that it’s going to be a good one. I mean the title alone is captivating and truth telling.

If I were to quit reading after that one chapter, I think I would have gotten the point of it…

And that’s this:

Live a fully engaged life. Choose to be a person who DOES instead of one who is always planning. There may not always be a “next time”. We are the means, the object, and the method that the Lord chooses to carry out His plan on earth. God can choose anyone and the beautiful thing is that He has chosen ordinary people. “We need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the “do” part of faith. That’s because love is never stationary. In the end love doesn’t use keep thinking about it or keep planning for it.”

Simply put: love does.

Find a need and do something about it.

So good. Right?

I have course have tons of thoughts floating through my head, but I’ll leave those for a later date. In the meantime,  if you’re wanting a good read stop by B&N and get a copy of this book otherwise I’ll keep you updated on what I think about the book!


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