Calm Amid the Chaos

In Fire and Rain I was on a mission to find the perfect bench for the firepit area. The bench purchase was a little outside my comfort zone, but I wanted to enhance the sanctuary vibe encompassed by the yard. Well…Tada!

Once the bench was in place, I wanted a little table, or outdoor pouf to sit between the chair and bench. This is the worst time of year to find outdoor furniture, but I drove to all my favorite stores to see my options. Instead of furniture I saw stacks of unopened boxes of Christmas trees. 😮

The table in the photo was at Target, in the Magnolia section with no price tag. (There’s 3 things right there that scare my wallet.) I found an employee to scan it for me, and when she told me the price, I laughed out loud, and exited the store. The next morning the table was still on my mind, but I continued to Google ‘outdoor side table’. I saw one at Urban Outfitters that looked similar, but with shipping it would cost more than the one at Target, so I followed my heart back to Target and gave the table a home.

This entire process brought up the thought of ‘what a year can do’. There’s a noticeable difference in what the yard looks like now compared to last year, but it took an entire year to get it here. We want immediate change, but lasting change occurs gradually over time. I wouldn’t have made these furniture choices a year ago, but I’ve been pondering the possibilities for months. It’s a foundational start, but more time will pass before it’s complete.


I don’t invite people to my home very often, but this year I want them to feel invited in. This space was created to connect and soak up some calm amid the chaos.


Here’s all of the posts about creating spaces:

Wide Open Spaces, Fire and Rain, In My Corner, and Spaces to Grow.


13 Comments

  1. I love it! Very inviting! ♥♥

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you lovely! ❤

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  2. Perfect. I’ve always been a fan of putting things together gradually. It takes time to find just the right thing. ❤️

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Hello Dawn! I agree. Part of the fun is stumbling upon just the right piece when you’re not really looking. Good things take time. ❤

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  3. Laura says:

    My passion is creating the coziest, most inviting spaces. Problem is, I’m an introvert so no one else ever gets invited!

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Aw. That’s kinda sad. Maybe your heart is preparing you to invite people in. Thank you for sharing. xx

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  4. gr8ful_collette says:

    Love it! Xx

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you lovely! xxx

      Like

  5. gr8ful_collette says:

    So where did you end up getting the table then, friend?

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Hah! Thank you my friend for catching that, and it’s been added it in. I went back to Target, and left there with the table and no regrets. ❤

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