God Bless Our Love{Master Bedroom Roomspiration}

“God Bless Our Love” came from a beautiful song by Peter Breinholt called Grow Old With Me.  If you haven’t heard it yet, prepare to be swept away.  The first time I heard it, it reminded me of my marriage.  You can hear the song at the end of this post.

I am ecstatic to share these photos with you!  I don’t know about you, but my bedroom and closet are usually the last on my priority list.  I decided to use the deadline of Roomspiration’s last day to link up, which is TODAY, and get it done.  Nothing like working at the last minute.  I’m linking this one to Just A Touch of Gray.

So we have these picture windows and I haven’t wanted to add window treatments because I love the view.  I’m afraid it might distract from the view too much.  What do you think?

The double doors go to our bathroom.

Shan’s Tips for making your Master Bedroom a couples Oasis:

  • No photos of the kids in the bedroom.  It almost kind of seems like a sin to suggest this, but think about it; we have photos of our kids in every room of our home, right? {At least we do.}  Your Master Bedroom should be a place where you are reminded of the love you and your spouse have together.  It won’t hurt to have one room where you don’t have photos of your kids.  I promise.
  • Photos of you & your spouse.  It’s nice to have at least one photo from your wedding.
  • If possible, try not to have the following things in your bedroom: work items, toys, laundry, hobby stuff…these all take away from the Oasis theme.  You want your room to be a place for you and your spouse to relax and enjoy.  If you’re not sleeping, then you want to be focusing on each other in the room, no distractions.  You can read my thoughts about the importance of Special Time HERE.

Yes, that is my wedding dress you see on the dress form in the corner.  Thanks to one of my very best friends of all time, Kelli, for the idea.  I walked into her Master Bedroom and fell in love.  She, too, had her wedding dress displayed in her room.  My wedding dress was stored in a wedding bag taking up precious room in my closet.  I liked the idea of having it out to see every day.

I feel the dress is a symbol of our wedding vows/covenants.  It has been a good reminder on those days when my husband & I have had an argument or a bad day.  When I walk into the room, I remember that our love is for better and for worse, together forever.  I have to say, it was a little weird at first.  After I first hung it up, when you walk into the room and see it in your peripheral vision…you tend to think someone is there.  We are all used to it now and know it’s not some ghost or anything. {snicker}

On our wedding day…sigh.

I found this mirror for an excellent price of $35 at a local discount store called Walls.  I figured it was the perfect size to hang over our bed.  DH helped me hang it with the Hercules Hooks.  They really work!  They were very easy to use and I don’t worry about it falling on top of us while we are sleeping.  That would be bad!  Anyway, once I found the mirror I knew I wanted to put “God Bless Our Love” on it.  At the present time I can’t remember the name of the online company I ordered it from.  In a future post I will share how I applied the vinyl words with photos and the name of the company I ordered it from.

I use a shadow box, one you can open and close, to display necklaces and jewelry.  Glad to finally have it hung up.  It used to be sitting on top of my dresser for over a year.

I splurged and bought these 3 drawer pulls at Anthropologie.  I wanted a special place to hang my special necklaces.

Hubby bought me this necklace for my Birthday.  It is made by a wonderful company called Harley & MaudeNotice the Family & Joy charms?  Had to share that one 😉

If you are a long time reader of Family Brings Joy, you will recognize this.  I am SO grateful I decided to buy this wood saying “Happy Wife Happy Life.” (T.J. Maxx)  I heard my husband say it once with chagrin.  However, there is much TRUTH to those words.  Don’t you think?  Sometimes husbands need to be reminded of this. 😉  {Love you, honey!}

This is a very special wedding photograph for us.  We were so poor when we got married that we couldn’t afford to pay for any reprints of our wedding photos.  All we could afford was our 5×5 proofs.  One friend bought this 8×10 for us as a wedding gift.  Oh how I cried when I found out how much the photographs were!  AND cried once again when we called the photographer {after we finally could afford buying larger portraits} to find out they had destroyed our negatives.  Sadness.

Found the above beauty at a local store to give my hubby for our 17the wedding anniversary this past May.

The cedar trunk has been passed down to me from my Great Grandparents.

If you recall from my Living Room photos, I love the ocean.  It’s my most favorite place…the waves…the sand.  Ahhhh wish I could be there now typing this on the beach.  Here are two other bottles of sand from our adventures as a family.  These used to be clear, but over time the sun has turned the bottles orange.  The shells are ones we picked up from the beach while on our Disney Cruise for my 40th birthday.  And the photo of the handsome man, {which is DH, of course } was taken on the beach of Disney’s Castaway Cay.

Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I always love to hear from my readers.


P.S. : I was not paid by any of the companies I mentioned in this post.

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Birthday Wishes {& Roomspiration Master Bedrooms}

Happy Birthday to my Son who is 13 today!

Significance for 13…Facebook!  Last night we emphasized to our Son how grateful we were for his patience.  The age minimum for Facebook is 13.  We expressed our gratitude for his integrity.  He could have easily gone onto Facebook and made an account sooner than now.  I hope Facebook will be a good experience for him.  I know there are instances of cyber bullying.  My husband and I will have to monitor things carefully.  Extended family members: look for J’s Facebook invite today.  Feel free to wish him a Happy Birthday 😉

I hopped online last night to look up a good teen boy birthday card I could ‘whip up’ for him to go with his gift.  Ha ha ha…none to be found!  So I came up with this idea:

The photo of my Son & I on the inside of the card is from several years ago.  I wanted one of both of us together.  Unfortunately, he won’t let me take photos of him anymore.  They are few and far between.  Is that a boy thing?  All you Moms of teen boys out there, help a Mom out…have you experienced this detest of being photographed with your Sons?

I thought I could find a good photo of our Master Bedroom quickly this morning to add for today’s Roompsiration Blog Hop & Link Party.  HA!  Unfortunately, it is hiding from me in my files.  Oh how I wish someone would come and organize my millions of photos on my computer for me.  Any takers???  Instead of delaying the post further, I’m giving up.  Hopefully I will come across it and can add it later. 😉

You will be incredibly impressed with Nashville’s own Just a Touch of Gray’s Master Bedroom.  It has been a delight to become acquainted with the beautiful Rachel.  You can tell she and her husband have already created a beautiful family together.  The presence of children do not make a family.  The marriage union of man and woman begins a family.  I love to see how she & her husband work together on their projects.  Their Master Bedroom is another example of their brilliance in restoration of their home and decorating.  My favorite is the last photo with her adorable dog.  You will have to go there to see it! 😉
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Again, if you have a Master Bedroom you want to share, please join us for the party!  You are invited!  Head on over to Just a Touch of Gray.  Link yours up or sit back and enjoy the eye candy.

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