Wednesday, October 27, 2010

john 14:27


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this verse is one of my favorites.

i hope it brings peace and joy to your heart today! i mean it.

much love,

mary morgan

thanks martha.


martha stewart loves halloween. check out some of these halloween costumes for kids i found on her website (thank you katie for referring me).

this saturday is pumpkinfest in downtown franklin and i COULD NOT be more excited.

i already love little kids that come in the store, but little kids dressed up like little chickens or cowboys is going to be pretty much the best day at work EVER.







thanks martha.

much love,

mary morgan

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a prayer.

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may this prayer be on repeat in your mind today. print it out and paste it on your computer screen if you have to.

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, October 25, 2010

rockin' my world.

a few weeks ago our house church leader gave us all a cd of some of her favorite worship music. there was one song on the mix that i just put on repeat over and over and over. and i tried searching for a week a couple of words of the lyrics to find out who sang this song (yes, i said week, i couldnt remember enough of the lyrics) and FINALLY i found who sang it and my world changed..

ladies, and lets be real, ladies.. meredith andrews.


i immediately went and bought her new cd on itunes for my weekend trip to atlanta. i love spending time driving alone and especially when i have new music to listen to.

by the time i was on my way back home today i had learned almost all the words of the cd and i just couldn't get enough of every song. each one has a different message yet applies to my life and love for our Lord. i found myself in tears of joy driving down monteagle mountain singing my heart out. people probably thought i was a mad woman. oh well.

after a little bit of research i found out meredith is not only a songwriter/singer but she is also a worship leader in the chicago area and you better believe if i am ever in the area i am heading to that church.

i love all of the songs of this cd, but especially " come home" which she wrote for her brother and "what it means to love" which she wrote after meeting an HIV positive boy in haiti. its good stuff.

this is the song i had on repeat for a good week. please go check out her music. it will rock your world, just like its rockin' mine.

In Your Arms

I’m turning the world off
Embracing the silence
Walking away from all the voices
That are Screaming in my ear

I've been too caught up
I've been so stressed out
All of the noise replaced the whisper
That used to be so clear

So I close every door
Put my face back on the floor

And I'm in Your arms
Where I belong
There's no other place for me
Than right where You are
Some things just don't change
When I call Your name
You never hesitate to wrap me in endless grace
When I'm in Your arms

I’m letting my fears go
Giving You control
For You are the one who holds me closer
In my soul's darkest night

Everything I see
Is so temporary
So help me to run the race before me
With eternity in sight

Now I close every door
Put my face back on the floor

To sit at Your feet
At Your table of mercy
To gaze on Your beauty, my Lord
To drink from Your well
And be changed by Your glory
How could I ask for more
Jesus, how could I ask for more


much love,

mary morgan

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ruffles.

what can i say, i love ruffles. add a ruffle to ANYTHING, well almost anything, and instantly i fall in love.

we carry a line at the store that is nothing but ruffles.. india rose.

drool with me..

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on a daily basis i hear phrases like these,

"do you think this ruffle is too big?"

"i think it needs a little bit more ruffles."

"how cute would this be with ruffles?"

"lets add a ruffle pillow!"

and its phrases and moments like those that i realize how much i love my job.

and a little inspiration from audrey, because im feeling good..

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."


much love,

mary morgan

Saturday, October 16, 2010

boots.

i have been looking for a good pair of boots for years. literally.

don't get me wrong, i love my cowboy boots but i need something a little bit more diverse. and every time i shop for boots i get super intimidated by the price tag and flake out. every season.

so this season it time to be a big girl and bite the bullet. here are some boots that i love, and i hope you do too.











WINCHESTER by FRANCO FORTINI


much love,

mary morgan


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

what faith can do.

i woke up this morning to the coverage of of the mine rescue operation going on in chile and was totally rocked to the core seeing the power of God working through these men.

like many americans a couple of months ago i heard the news about these 33 men trapped below the earth and my heart broke for them, for their families, but also like many americans i forgot. i forgot about these men and what they were going through.

but God did not forget.

God was there.

He was with these men.

as the men emerged from the ground they praised Him. they rejoiced. they kept the faith. they believed.

and by no accident this song came on the radio at work today.. and yet again i was rocked to the core.

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think its more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can!

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do
That's what faith
can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise
-kutless

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I was with God and I was with the Devil, they fought me, but God won. He took me by my best hand, the hand of God and I held on to him I never thought for one minute that God wouldn't get me out of there.
-Mario Sepulveda, a rescued miner

amen.


much love,

mary morgan






Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the fruit of prayer.

amen!

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, October 11, 2010

dreamy whites.

the awesome thing about my job is that i get to do a lot of fun research.. like looking at blogs. i am always looking for great inspiration or ideas for different projects and i came across this blog a few weeks ago and i am in love.


love, love, LOVE the headboard and the frye boots beside the bed.



love, love, LOVE the tin ceiling, the chandelier, the hydrangeas


and here is her daughters room..








love the pink peony pillows and the little green chair. so sweet.



i love your blog, i love you home. thank you dreamy whites for having such great style.

much love,

mary morgan



sneak peak.

did you know a chicken lays one egg every day?

well i had an idea. to create artwork and designs that bring joy to the viewers heart.. every day.

i am still working on what i am going to create exactly and honestly it will probably be a long journey but here is a sneak peak of my new business venture..


cant wait to create. i'm off to joanns.

much love,

mary morgan

cath does it again.

my cath kidston catalog came in the mail this week, all the way from across the big pond and let me tell you.. cath has done it again.. melted this southern girls heart.

i just cant get enough of a good floral print.


Provence Rose Cereal Bowl Set of 4

Briar Rose Tea Mug

Provence Rose Laundry Bag


Spray Flowers Soup Bowl

Bunch Flowers Mini Saddle Bag

Winter Meadow Weekend Bag


Provence Rose Set of 3 Cake Tins

Rose Eiderdown

Regal Rose Bedspread

Stop & Smell the Roses PrintHome is Best PrintHold Your Horses PrintTaste of the Good Life Print
how cute are these prints? my favorite is the "hold your horses."


i love you cath.

happy monday!

much love,

mary morgan