A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

Hello Friends!

I was grateful for a break from life over the holidays. I did just about nothing. Well…except completely revamp my house for Christmas and then bring it all back to the basics afterward. But that is just fun, so I don’t count it as work. My next post will be some full view photos of my home with my brand spanking new camera lense my hubby bought me for Christmas. So be very excited. 😉

But today I wanted to share a little side bar! I’ve loved photography for quite some time now and have decided to open a little shop right here on Grace In My Space with some of my winter prints. My focus will be on landscapes, interesting architecture, and farmhouse style…including a cute cow or two. At least for now. Until I find something else that I love to capture. Because that is how it goes. My attention may be that of a goldfish.

But I wanted my lovely readers to be the first to know that my prints are available for purchase if you love them and they can be found on my Shop page. If you don’t love them, then don’t buy them. (You can see that I was born for sales…)

But if you do, I’d love to see how you style them in your own home either via contacting me here on my blog or by tagging me on Instagram! And now, drumroll please….

A little preview of my two faves for your viewing pleasure.


{Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.} – Dorothea Lange


Hello my friends,

Today I want to do something different. I want to share a little piece of my heart with you.

This beautiful girl is my “first child,” Ahishakiye. When my husband and I were newlyweds and penniless we decided we still had more than so many throughout the world and we sponsored this sweet girl through Compassion International. Now, 9 years later, she is blessing us as much as I hope we are blessing her.


It is her 14th birthday today. It is hard to believe we have witnessed her growth, her trials, her joys, and her successes these last nine years. And we have watched her family grow through the birth of 5 new brothers and sisters. We are blessed to know that our financial support goes to help their single mother support their family after the passing of her husband.




I tell you this because I have partnered with Compassion International this holiday season to raise funds to help children across the globe just like Ahishakiye. Children who are born into such dire circumstances and deserve so much better. I come to you between now and December 31 for help in raising awareness for Compassion’s ministry, to encourage you to consider sponsoring your own child, to pray, and, if you are able, to give towards my $5,000 fundraising goal. This money will go directly to Compassion’s Critical Needs fund.


If you want to learn more about this amazing ministry for impoverished children around the world, or would like to donate (done directly through Compassion International and is also tax-deductible) then please visit my campaign webpage here.


If you would help me in spreading awareness of this amazing ministry you can also share the photo below with a link to www.actforcompassion.com/grace-in-my-space for more information.




Whatever you can do, I pray that you are blessed immensely by it. Thank you for taking the time to consider the good you can be for those in need. Blessings my friends.




{He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. Matt. 18:2-5}