by design episode #13: When Anxiety Creeps In & Some Thoughts on Rugs

In this week’s episode we chat about anxiety. Who hasn’t at some point struggled with this, right? ! Us girls chat it up about times we’ve done battle with anxiousness and fear, and we share some of the things that have helped us along the way. We’re hoping it encourages you today!

We also talk area rugs! We discuss the impact they have on furniture, give some tips on proper rug sizing, and also share some of our favorite places to find deals.

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Ok friends… Enjoy!
Lyn & Dannette

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James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” {emphasis ours}

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Matthew 6:25-35 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Freedom in Surrender – Lyndsye’s blog post about an anxious time in her life

John Piper’s sermon where he talks about God’s sovereignty in the story of Joseph

The story of Joseph and his brothers…Genesis 50 {we touched on Genesis 50:15-20}

DESIGN CHAT: Some Thoughts on Rugs

#1 – Rugs are the anchor that pulls the room together.

#2 – You can put a rug over carpet. We do it…and so can you!

#3 – Don’t be afraid to pull your furniture off your walls and anchor it all in the center of the room with a good sized area rug.

#4 – When choosing a rug for a dining room table, add 4′ extra to both the table top length and width so that you have room for chairs on each side (which equals out to 2′ per side.) So for a 4′ x 8′ table top, you’ll want an 8′ x 12′ rug. Make sense?!

#5 – Where we love to buy rugs…

#6 – Trying layering rugs to bridge the gap between furniture pieces and connect spaces.


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