Thursday, March 1, 2012

Not Your Ordinary Dream List

So a couple of weeks ago I spent the night at one of the most amazing sister's house, you can visit her blog Here. As soon as she opened up her door, I could feel the warmth, the love, and the spirit of God in her house. She has such an amazing relationship with God that it is evident as soon as you meet her.

I will never forget that night but there are a few things that I took away from being there, one being the purpose of this post.

Everything in her home had a purpose or a meaning. She had all these stories behind each work of art, each furniture piece, it really made her home her own. I find this so true, one may have the most beautifully decorated house, but if it's so cookie cutter, anyone could live there. I want people to see my personality in my home.

In a little picture frame sitting in her living room was her Dream List. A list of all the things she wanted to do, things that made her smile or brought delight to her heart. She told me about all the things she put on her list and how she has almost done everything on her list, and so she just keeps adding because, well, quite frankly, we shouldn't stop dreaming.

She encouraged me to compile my own dream list. She said she thought of things that she wanted to do when she was little that she had almost forgotten about but really wanted to do. Her one piece of advice, that I LOVE was this: 

"Make your dream list something only YOU can do. Many people have things such as "I want to be married with 5 kids in 10 years" but that requires another person, and you aren't in control of that. Make sure you pray and ask God to lead you to what your first dream should be."

Well here it is folks. Here are my hearts desires...

Have a Wonderland Room

Go to Monte Carlo

Buy a car for someone in need
"You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!"

Open up my cupcake shop/boutique
(I've had the idea since high school...before cupcake became cool. lol)

Have a quiet time at Regents Park in London, my favorite place in the World.

Go to a movie alone

Go to Dubai

Make a mini movie of my testimony 

Go to a fashion show in Paris during Paris Fashion Week (that would be me sitting next to Anna Wintour)

Get a portrait painted of myself 

Study the Bible with someone who is "Quiverfull" 

Learn Farsi

Learn Krav Maga

Become a Master of Fondant

Go to Japan and get 2 suitcases full of Hello Kitty things aka Life Time Supply
(Of course some would be gifts... lol)

What are some of your dreams?


  1. So glad I'm typing this because I think if I had to speak it my voice would fail me. Girl, I'm so touched by your post. I pray often for God to use me, even in small ways, so I'm happy that spending time together inspired you to dream. I was inspired too because you just renew my heart about women...that we are loving, strong, trustworthy, and have exciting dreams. My prayers have always been that God would use my home to comfort people and be warm. Go God! I luv u and will keep praying God glorifies Himself through your exciting dream list and this blog where you often share your heart. The pictures are a great visual…now I can wrap my mind around what a wonderland room could be. *grin*

    1. Ahhhh yes! Im glad the visuals helped. I have many more of the Wonderland room on my computer. I just love it! I'm doing it next year when I move into an apartment :) super excited! God has definitely answered your prayers about how you use your home. When I think of you it brings joy to my heart. Love you!!!

  2. Stephanie! This is amazing. I LOVE your pictures. And some of your dreams are just adorable (Wonderland Room! -- and girl, I have a dream to go to a European country so I can help you with one or two of those -- Paris Fashion Week? Quiet Time in Regents Park? Both? Soon?! :D) Yay, for inspiration to dream and dream BIG. I want to have a Starbucks Date with you though. So we can talk about God, dreaming and life. Also, I have a close cousin stationed in Japan -- just saying. ;) I love you!

    1. Yes! And I just realized that I put the caption for the pictures of Monte Carlo that said Dubai... lol... But yes! Let's do it!!!! Would be TOTES AMAZE! hahaha jk. I just sent you a text

  3. Thank you for your comment & follow!..I am new to blogging but love it so far & came across your page & instantly related to your posts & I'm excited I found ya!
    I LOVE this post & the idea of a dream list..what an awesome idea!
    I feel the same way about my future home...
    I love all that you observed at your sisters house, what a great inspiration.
    This post also reminded me of my favorite verse...
    "Delight yourself in the ways of the Lord and he will grant you the desires of your heart" Psalm 37:4
    Excited to get to know you!

    1. I am fairly new too... Started in August. It's awesome how my blog has grown. I'm sure yours will too. Yes! You should most def do a dream list. I am going to print mine out this week and frame it. So I always remember that I should take time to work and pray about them... I have a vision board as well with some of these visuals as well as short term goals and character traits I want to work on. I love that verse as well!

      Glad we found each other :) Let me know if you need anything.

  4. AAH! A huge hello kitty decal on a window ! lol

    Oh- and that is awesome that you started an invisible children club at ur U! I ran into someone just last week who was talking about that organization- and I gave a presentation on human and sex traffciking last thursday and actually touched on military prostitution a bit.

    We should keep in touch- maybe we can do a joint blogpost soon on this! Let me know what you think! :D

    God bless

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