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Welcome to our Site! (+ GIVEAWAY)

We welcome you all to our second site! I am so excited about this new journey!

design-

We purchased a farmhouse we will be renovating. We built the current ranch home we are living in 15 years ago, when we only had two kiddos. I guess it is safe to say, we have outgrown the home. We have been praying and looking for land to build a new home on for years. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t find something we absolutely loved.

In September (2020), there was a home that went up for auction and we purchased it (all the details coming SOON). It is an older home that needs some remodeling but we fell in love with not only the home but the property itself. Just absolutely dreamy.

I love following DIY and decor accounts. Seeing the “before and after”, and the process in between. In our marriage, I have a vision or creation and my hubby brings it to life and that is what we will be doing here. We make such a wonderful team together

So, join us on this new journey!

faith-

Though I love design and decor and am so excited to share that, my faith is a huge part of who I am. The last few years have been quite a journey for me and my family and I want to share that here. Sometimes, being vulnerable and open is scary, especially if you aren’t a person that likes to share too much of your personal life (aka ME). But, in the past, when I’ve been open and honest with the struggles of being a Godly woman, wife and mother – it spoke to so many of you. That, my friends, is something so beautiful! Reading through your comments, tips and struggles inspires the rest of us to strive and be a better person today than I was yesterday.

I was raised in a conservative home and though my faith was solid, until a few years ago. God showed me I actually had many things that weren’t based on Scripture at all! It was a rather scary realization and I’d love to share that ALL here.

giveaway details-

We are currently working on a SHOP that will be live soon where we will be selling these beautiful signs and so much more. But, in the meantime, I’d love to do a giveaway for 2 of you to win a customized sign to celebrate the launch of our new site!

Choose your board design:

-SIZE: 2’x3’, 2’x4’, 16”x24”, 12”x24” or 12”x20”.

-STAIN: Neutral Black, Classic Gray and Walnut Brown.

-SIGN: And choose from one of the personalized phrases below. (We have the Family Established sign in our living in a 2’x3′ and the As for Me and My House in a 2’x4′ in our office.) You can also personalize a phrase if you don’t like any of the ones offered.

RULES:

  • The giveaway is valid for US residents only, must be 18 years of age (or older). I wish I could do Canada as well but the shipping is SO EXPENSIVE outside of the US.
  • Use one or all giveaway entry options for more chances to win.
  • Winners will be randomly selected on December 7th, 2020 and notified via e-mail. You must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.
  • If you are having any trouble with entering, feel free to leave your questions in the comments or use our CONTACT form.

WINNERS: Winners for the giveaway are Lyuda and Lena. Please check your emails to choose your gift and respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. 🙂 Thank you all who entered. There will be more giveaways like this, AND, we have a store coming with all of these signs you can purchase.

Enjoy some pictures from our fall 2020 family photoshoot!

The beautiful children God has given us. Yes, it is so hard to raise them but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Benjamin just turned 17 years old and is a junior in High School.
  • Joseph is 15 years old and a sophomore in High School. He just got his driver’s temps.
  • Elizabeth is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. She is so sweet and innocent. Loves to organize and clean (like mama like daughter).
  • Nathaniel is 9 years old and in 3rd grade. He is the goofball of the family.
  • Abigail is 6 years old and in 1st grade. She is Miss Fashionista and still clued to her mama.
  • Elijah will be 2 in January. He is talking up a storm and so fun to be around. He is so adventurous.
  • Seraphima is 7 months and is just an angel, like her name. She is such a good and quiet baby.

On November 30th, my husband and I will be celebrating 18 years of marriage. Almost seems unreal. He truly is God’s greatest gift to me.

And the men of the family.

Thank you, Jesus, for this family of mine.

Though 2020 has been a year of surprises (good and bad), I’m so grateful that our Heavenly Father is unchangeable. He is, was, and always will be the same.

What has 2020 taught you?

Wishing you and your family a wonderful finish to this year and a blessed 2021.

Fondly,

Tim, Valentina and kiddos.

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  1. What a new beautiful site and beautiful family!!! I’m excited for your family and faith updates too ? those signs you make are amazing! I’d love to win one ?

  2. Hi! I love to read your blogs. You are so inspiring. Yesterday was thanksgiving and it looked so different this year than the past 20 years. Immediate family only, unlike the 45+ family members that usually gather. And I thought to myself “if only we knew we were in the ‘good old days’ before we leave them”. And I decided to try to remember that THESE are the good old days. To be grateful in the moment as much as possible. I even thought how amazing a sign with that saying would be. And today I see your giveaway. It is as if it was meant to be!! I really love this idea. If I win, I would love to have the 2’x4’ sign with that saying on it. (I have a large wall in my living room empty and waiting ;)) thank you so much for sharing your beloved family recipes, your spiritual transparency, and vulnerability. We have a lot in common! Keep up the great work!

    1. What a great way to look at it, Nadia. THESE really are the good days and to enjoy every day we are given.
      Thank you for being a part of our online family and I’m so glad to see others are going through similar life experiences. If you will, I’ll reach out to you with your family’s last name.

  3. Valentina, I’m so excited for you and your family on starting this new blog. I loved reading about your walk with God and getting encouraged in my faith through it. If I could do a personalized sign, it would say: “Did you spend time with God today?” As a reminder that spending time with God alone is the most important part of day.

    1. Julia, what an amazing idea for a sign, I just love it. Thank you for being a part of our online family. You are so sweet!

  4. Hi Valentina,
    I’m so excited for your new website!! I’m a huge fan of your blog posts and always enjoy reading about your beautiful family and get inspired by your faith. Those signs are absolutely beautiful and I would love to win est. family sign for our house:)
    Thank you for sharing about your life with us! Looking forward to your posts!

    1. You are so kind, Lyuda. Thank you for being a part of our online family. We so appreciate you. Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings.

  5. If I would make a personalized sign I would write a scripture :… And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8.
    It’s a reminder for me to be fair with people that surround me.

    1. Oh I love this one too, YES! We will have to add this one to our shop as well (when shop opens). It sure is such a wonderful reminder, Olga!

  6. I have been following your other blog for several years and have enjoyed so many recipes. But I have to say I really enjoyed your faith related blogs, it was always an encouragement to read!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Anna. I hope you’ll enjoy all we will be able to share on the new site. 🙂

  7. Such beautful family pictures!!! I am excited for your new blog! If I would make a personalized frame, I would choose words from the poem or a verse from the Bible that would remind me of God’s grace and mercy.

    1. Thank you so much, Tatyana. I’m really looking forward to this new journey as well. It is going to be a good one.

  8. Hi Valentina! Beautiful site. I wish you blessings with it! I always enjoyed reading your posts.
    If I were to win, I would like the 2×4 sign, not sure on the phrase yet. Probably the As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

    1. My favorite way to spend time with my family is cuddling in the couch with hubby and watching our kids play in the living room.

      1. That is so special and sweet, Lena. (And truly the best feeling in the world.) Wishing many many blessings upon you and your family.

    2. That is one of our favorite Bible verses. A constant reminder to live a life pleasing to Him. Wishing you a blessed finish to this year.

    1. You’re so kind, Irina. Thank you for being a part of our online family. Wishing you and your family many blessings as we finish off this year and into 2021.

  9. I have enjoyed reading all your personal family posts for quite a while now, they are inspiring. Thank you for that. Lately, when I’ve been visiting your other site and all your personal posts were gone, I actually got a little worried and was wondering what happened! I’m excited to read more about your journey here. I would love to have one of these signs for the new house we plan to start building right after New Years. I would probably chose a scripture. May God continue to bless your family and wish I you and your family a merry Christmas!

    1. Lena, your sweet comment totally made my day. I’m so glad you noticed those disappeared even before we made the announcement. That just warms my heart and inspires me to keep going.
      How exciting that you are building. That is just WONDERFUL. Blessings your family so everything goes smoothly with the building of the house, I’m so happy for you.
      Lastly, thank you so much for being a part of our online family. We so appreciate having you.

  10. Have a blessed wedding anniversary! Wow 18 years! My hubby and I just had our 5th on the first of the month. I’m looking forward to reading your personal posts it’s good to learn from people who have had similar struggles. I would really enjoy having a post about raising children and how you keep order in your home. Thanks so much for the hard work you put into keeping the blogs running. Have a blessed day!

    1. Congrats on your 5th, Luba. That so wonderful (and so much work)! I agree, there is something so beautiful when we come together and can be open and honest about our struggles and help build each other up.
      Thank you for being a part of our online family. <3
      I can't wait to share all the neat things we have planned for the new site.

  11. Love to see your posts! I can’t wait to read your blogs on faith and how things have changed for you. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  12. Congratulations on the site, you have a beautiful family! I’m excited about faith and family blog posts:)
    The signs are so pretty, hope I can win one:)

    1. Tatyana, I so appreciate the kind words. From the bottom of my heart thank you. Wishing you and your family many blessings.