The Robinson Residence

Monday, September 25, 2023

Blessing Our Home with His Word

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15
The Robinson Residence is coming along, y'all! Our family is filled with so much excitement and immense gratitude to see our family home come to life. We have had a lot of patience these past 2-3 years, and I am just in awe that in a few short months we will call this place we have designed from the ground up, our home. All the glory goes to God. ALWAYS. He has blessed us tremendously our entire lives and there's just no way we could ever possibly repay Him. However, our family will dedicate our life to Him and live by His word.  From the start of our home build, we knew once the framing of the house was put up, we wanted to pick out our favorite scripture and put them in certain rooms in our home. Right when you walk in, in our foyer and underneath our main staircase, we picked Joshua 24:15 as is states: "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." And that is exactly in fact what our family will do. We will build our life upon His love. He is our firm foundation. 

"Love is patient, Love is kind."
 1 Corinthians 13
Brett and I both agreed and really loved this Bible Verse for our Master Suite. It is a simple yet crucial reminder for everyday life in marriage. Just as His word states, Love is Patient and Love is Kind. Life with 4 young kids, Brett running his own companies, and me being a full time stay at home mom + homeschool teacher.... life gets busy. However, no matter how busy life gets, our marriage is a top priority. Brett and I are a team. We are ONE. Forever and always! I love this life we have created together, and I couldn't thank Him enough for blessing us with one another. He knew we needed each other; He knew we would bring out the best in each other, and for that I am forever grateful. 

"She is far more precious than rubies. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31
"God is with her; she will not fall." Psalm 46:5
For our sweet Sophia Grace's room, we picked out these two bible verses. Our girl has such a strong love for the Lord. She is bold, brave, and she knows who He has created and called her to be. As a mom, it's amazing to witness such confidence in her faith at such a young age. It brings tears to my eyes. The happiest, happy tears. We are so beyond blessed to call her ours! Our first baby. We love her so much.

" The Lord will keep you from evil, He will keep you safe. He will protect you as you come and go, now and forever." Psalm 121:8
For our Noah we picked Psalm 121:8. Noah is our sweet soul. We love how gentle, kind, and loving he is. We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store him. We know it is something so unique to him and special. The Lord will be with Noah wherever he goes in this life. We love him to death, and we are beyond blessed for this sweet boy.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened or discourages, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Our miracle, Oliver! He is our spunky and wild child. He lights up a room when he walks in with his infectious and contagious personality and is just a beautiful soul. For Ollie's room we went with Joshua 1:9, to remind him to always remain STRONG! (Like Hulk!) The funniest and CUTEST thing: I read out loud a couple of the Bible verses and he picked this one because the word "Strong".. he flexed his muscles and said "I STRONG! I HULK-MAN!" We are so blessed for him. We love our Ollie Bollie!
"And you shall love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." John 8:32
We picked John 8:32 for our precious baby Theodore's room. I wish we would of snapped a picture with Theo in his room and Bible verse, but he was asleep during this. And you know what they say... never wake a sleeping baby!! Let that baby rest, and that is what Mama follows.  Anyway, we are so beyond blessed for our precious Theodore. Theodore completes our family, and he was a gift sent from up above. Our goal for him is to learn to know the Lord and have a relationship with Him. If he does just that, we have succeeded at life. That's what it is all about. We thank Him every day for this precious angel he has blessed us with. We love him forever. 
"You will be blessed when you come in; and blessed when you go out." 
Deuteronomy 28:6
At our entryway, right next to our front doors we picked Deuteronomy 28:6. As Christians we are called to serve others and to share His word and inspire others to know the Lord. My goal in life is to bless those who come into our home with love and compassion. I want people to feel welcomed in our home. Loved, not judged. Our home is a safe place for everyone, and this home is filled with not perfect people, but people who aspire to be like Him.
" For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God." 
Hebrews 3:4
Our kitchen is the heart of our home. This is where we gather in the mornings to start our day off. This is where we reunite together at dinner time after our long and busy days. This is where we say grace and thank Him for everything. For life, for our health, and for each other. On our main kitchen island frame, we picked Hebrews 3:4. We owe it all to HIM. I have said it once and I will say it again. All glory to God.


Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Robinson Residence + Ranch Home Build: The Very Beginning

     Hi guys! The home building process is going by super quick!! We are so excited to watch our home get built from the ground up day by day. The progress that has been made is absolutely amazing. This has been a dream come true for our family and we are beyond grateful and blessed. All glory goes to Him, always.
  I wanted to do a home building blog series that takes you along our building process. I wanted to start from the very beginning, prior to the foundation being poured.
     In our family, everything begins with a good foundation. That foundation is a Christ-centered foundation. Committing our lives to Him is the best decision we will ever make, for in Him all things are held together. He is our glue; He is our saving grace.  If we do not build on a good and solid foundation, our building will fall. Therefore, we are building our house upon the Rock.
     Before our building crew laid the foundation of our home, we decided that we wanted to highlight all of our favorite verses regarding a firm foundation in Him and then plant our family Bible 10 ft below where our house would be laid. This was a very special moment. As soon as that Bible dropped, I knew there was nothing but good to come in our Home. All thanks to Him. 
     We’ve been praying over our home every step of the way. Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and our family, and we knew we wanted to honor Him in all things during our home build. Stay tuned for the next set in this series!

 "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27

 "Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:47-49

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.1 Corinthians 3:10

 "And no one can ever lay any other real foundation than that one we already have – Jesus Christ. (Build your life on Jesus, the only sure foundation!)1 Corinthians 3:11

"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Theodore’s BEARY 1st Birthday


     We can BEARLY believe our sweet Theodore Graham is ONE! The time has flown by so quickly. It truly is so bittersweet. I have enjoyed every minute with him by my side. Our Teddy is such a joy. He has the sweetest soul. One of his nicknames other than “Theo” is…”Teddy”. His middle name is Graham.. he’s our Teddy Graham. How precious?!

      At his Newborn photoshoot in one photo he was holding a mini stuffed bear for his name..that photo is one of my favorites of all time. When looking back through popped up and I just knew this was the perfect birthday theme for our Theodore. A “BEARY” happy birthday indeed. And of course, that precious photo was displayed for our family to see and reminisce on how much our sweet boy has grown this year! 

 I had so much fun putting together and planning everything for his First birthday! If you know me, you know I LOVE to throw a party. I love all the planning and thought that goes into it. From the adorable cakes, to the high chair banner, his precious lil’ gentleman outfit, and to the precious Teddy Bear party favors and everything in between…you just have got to LOVE 1st birthday parties! 

  I kept Theodore’s 1st birthday party very intimate, with family only. I was able to really enjoy myself, the experience, and my time with him. 

I’m so blessed to be your Mama, Theodore Graham. May God bless you and be with you, always. I love you!

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Monday, June 28, 2021

A Whimsical Countryside Tablescape

     Hi sweet friends! Today I am so excited to partner up with MacKenzie-Childs to bring you this whimsical countryside tablescape that I created on the back porch of our barn! I love to host and gather our families at our Ranch and of course, I love for things to be pretty and dressed up for them! A table is one of my favorite things to decorate. With the view of our backyard pond I thought it would be gorgeous to setup a whimsical outdoor tablescape for us to enjoy during both Spring and Summertime! 
     I love all things MacKenzie-Childs. If  I HAD to pick one pattern,(such a hard decision because I adore them all). I would say Courtly Check is my absolute favorite. I adore the black and white check. It is such a classic and timeless yet bold pattern and can go with SO much for so many different holidays/occasions/theme's! 
     There is something so beautiful and whimsical to me about Courtly Check paired with light pinks, purples, and pastels.  I arranged this floral arrangement myself in one of my favorite vases. I use this vase for majority of my special occasions. It is just a statement piece and when it is out, you're allowed to keep the rest around it simple if wanted!
     I use our Courtly Check Enamel Dinner Plate's for everyday use + special occasions. That is what I love about these plates! They are super versatile and you can dress them up as well as down. I also use our Courtly Check Pitcher weekly when I make our iced tea, it's very practical! I also use it at all of our Holiday gathering's & celebrations. I have and do highly recommend the large size. as it's always the perfect amount to serve all of our guests!
     Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this tablescape as much as I did creating it! My family and I have enjoyed outdoor dinners with a beautiful view and beautiful decor! If you try something similar to this, send me photos and let me know! I would love to see. Have a blessed week!!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Brett's 40th Surprise Birthday Party- Hibachi Style


     This month my sweet husband Brett turned 40! The big 40! I am so proud to be his wife and stand by him. In his 40 years of life, he has accomplished so much. He is a successful entrepreneur, runs and owns 3 companies, he is the hardest worker yet is still the most loving and present husband to me and father to our 3 children and most importantly.. he is a Godly man. He deserves it all! 
     2020 has been a crazy year and despite all of the crazy restrictions, I knew I wanted to make his 40th birthday special! Something he'll always remember and just a little reminder of how special he is to me and how much I love him. .
    I decided we were going to go with a SURPRISE Hibachi themed party! Something fun and unique!  Brett loves all types of Asian foods, it is easily his favorite kind of food. So when I spotted JC Hibachi on Instagram I knew I had to book! JC Hibachi is a top quality Japanese catering and personal chef here in Houston and surrounding areas. I couldn't recommend him enough! The experience was amazing. Not only was his food absolutely delicious- he was so entertaining! He interacted with us and the kids with funny props to throwing rice in our mouths. We were constantly smiling and laughing!
     For the Party set up, I wanted it to be an intimate scene at our Ranch in front of our pond. It was a very relax feel! I wanted the hibachi grill to go under a tent. I went through Avalon Event Rentals  and rented out a 20x20 frame tent with leg drapery and I also added a black chandelier to the tent! I was very impressed with how it all turned out. It was beautiful.
    Next up, I had to have a main "WOW" factor to the party set up! I spotted GF Lit Marquee Letters on Instagram and just knew they had to be apart of this special event for Brett. GF Lit offers 4 ft marquee letter's/numbers/symbols that light up! I received so many compliments and "WOWS!" on this statement piece! I got mine stacked to say "BRETT'S 40!" and once again I could not recommend this Marquee vendor enough!
      I wanted to add something more to "BRETT'S 40!" Marquee Letters! I wanted to add a pop of color and dimension, to really make the letter's stand out! I knew just who to call who could make it happen! My sweet friend Isabella from  Balloons by Isabella. Her and her husband are the sweetest power couple duo and made my vision a reality! They did a beautiful cascade of balloons on each side of the Marquee Letters. They also added some Asian styled hand held fans and an Asian bamboo umbrella. All of Isabella's work is beautiful and breath taking! She is also a sweet heart to work with and I 10/10 recommend her to you for your next event.
     Of course, we had to celebrate with a sweet treat!  I received the most beautiful Japanese themed cake from  The Cake Boutique By Miri ! I was absolutely blown away by her art. The cake was beautiful and so detailed. Also, yes.. it is hard to find someone who does a beautiful cake. However, it is even harder to find someone who does a beautiful cake AND they can make the cake taste amazing too! Miri outdid herself! Her cake was not only was delicious. It was so moist and her cake flavors and fillings were out of this world. She homemakes her own jellies for the fillings. I went with her most popular flavor-Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Jelly and Cream Cheese Filling. I can see why that's a favorite. IT. WAS. SO YUMMY!! I am going to be using her for a lot more events to come!
     Last but NOT least.. a MOBILE BAR SERVICE! That was a must, right?!!! I searched and searched and came across the coolest one. Something that I knew Brett would really be impressed by. The Tap Truck. Seriously you guys, I have never seen something like this in my life! I loved this so much because unlike all of the other "mobile /bubbly bars" this had the more masculine feel which is exactly what I wanted for my husbands birthday party! This one was SO UNIQUE! That's what I loved most about it.  Basically the best local craft beer and wine coming out of a cool vintage pick-up truck! What!? How awesome. They provide cocktails and liquor as well. The owner, Tiffany was super responsive and easy to work and schedule with! She was the one at our party serving us and she was a doll! Nothing but great things to say about her and her company! Contact her if you're looking for a unique factor for your next event!!
     I had such a blast planning this for my sweet Brett. He deserved it all and more. He was SUPER surprised and couldn't believe it! This party was a success and I truly hope Brett knows how loved he is by us. He is our rock! We love you!

* A huge thank you to all of the Vendors who were apart of this event and allowed for my vision to come to life! I couldn't recommend them each enough and feel so honored that they were apart of such a special day and celebration.

Marquee Letters: GF Lit Marquee Letters @gf_lit


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