Behind the Scenes: Beauty and the Beast


Crystal started this link party today and I had to jump on board. This picture is my new living room wall which I LOVE!!  But this link party is about what you DON”T see.  Crystal’s goal is for us to just get real!  None of live perfect Pinterest lives.

We redid this wall because it was full of divets and holes and well…it needed some TLC, it’s the Beast that became a Beauty.  Now if you could get the panoramic 360 of this room you would see that behind the couches there are stacks of homeschool material that needs to be sorted and sold (Beast).  You would see the chair that needs a new slip cover (Beast).  You would see the piles of decorating items that I DIDN’t use (Beast).  Yup, I have one redeemed wall (Beauty) and the rest is a bit of a mess…two weeks later!!

But I am so thankful for this one place of reprieve!! (Beauty)

I am linked up at Crystal’s, you can click on the button to go over to find some other Behind the Scenes stories!! 🙂

About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.

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14 Responses to Behind the Scenes: Beauty and the Beast

  1. Crystal S. June 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Love this! And that family photo is stunning 🙂 So glad you linked up today!

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      this is a great idea Crystal. We all need to know we’re not perfect!! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. comealivejenn June 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I love it! I love the idea of showing the Behind the Scenes. And i love that wall! And I just feel such a breath of fresh air reading your posts dreamer! And by the way thank you for visiting my blog.. for your lovely comment! Have a Blessed Tuesday!

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

      Thank you so much. You should come link up with Crystal fellow dreamer! 🙂

  3. Kristin Hill Taylor June 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    LOVE that family photo and the whole wall. Thanks for reminding us that you can’t capture the whole story of our real lives in one photo. 🙂

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      So true! That photo itself could have been another story! 🙂 Thanks for coming over.

  4. April June 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Love your wall!!! And yea I totally get the beauty/beast thing. Haha. I just took a pic of our new appliances in our new house, but what you don’t see is that we have no furniture yet, just kids’ toys scattered all over the place 😉 thanks for visiting me from the link up!!!!

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      It was my pleasure to visit! Food and toys, what more do you need? Then there’s nothing to climb right!?

  5. Tonya Salomons June 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Love the wall!!! And the photos. Thanks for sharing your Beauty & Beast story today.

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. It was a lot of fun to put together.

  6. Anita June 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    I LOVE your wall and you’re not the only one with beastly piles lurking around the house ;). Now that my nest is empty, the beast piles are fewer, but I’m guilty of having a few!

    • Lani June 4, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      So are you telling me that the piles aren’t going to go away when the kids do!!? I think maybe I knew that. Thanks so much for coming by!

  7. nursenan72 June 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    one beast at a time! Oh and I’m with Anita on this one- they don’t go away in fact- i got more when my MIL went into assisted living, and more when both the mothers passed away 5 years ago- now I’m trying to get my head around developing scrapbooks with family history in them.

    • Lani June 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

      I guess it’s a good thing I have a big house then?

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