God’s Faithfulness In Our Struggles

God's Faithfulness In Our Struggles

For quite a while, I've wanted to share about the struggles our family has been going through over the last 5 months. I would sit down to begin typing and the words would not flow. But this week, I heard a song that said what I've been wanting to say. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I enjoy sharing songs that I love. When … [Read more...]

Back To Reality!

Back To Reality

Well, we are back from vacation and it's time to get back to reality! We had a blast, but it's true, there's no place like home! I'm ready to get back to some fashion & beauty posts. But today I'm going to spend a lot of time answering emails and catching up. So I thought I'd share a few pictures with you today. I hope you don't … [Read more...]

My Weekend + June Birchbox

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Good morning! We had a busy weekend! My sister, Traci got home from Nicaragua last night and we met her at the airport to welcome her home. I was so glad to see her! This is Colt waiting for Aunt Traci to get off of her plane. Eli, Traci's youngest son has his arm around Colt. So sweet! We also had a wedding of a dear friend to attend on … [Read more...]

{Day 21} Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

Day 21 Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

The first Sunday of October I shared about passing on our faith. Last Sunday, we realized that life is short and today I want to share with you what my Mom taught me about looking for blessings. Psalm 67:1-2 says, May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us.  My Mom looked for ways God was blessing her even in the … [Read more...]

Life Is A Gift!

Life Is a Gift

Today I'm looking back at the last few weeks and I'm reminded that life is a gift. James 1:17 says, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Many of you reading my blog know that I lost my Mom in 2009. One of the things that Mom's death taught me is … [Read more...]

A Day That Hasn’t Gone As Planned!


Good morning afternoon! Ever have one of those days that nothing goes as planned? Well, that's been my day. It started with no internet for several hours (I still don't know why). I had a limited time to get what I needed to get done online and of course, no internet! When the internet did come back on, this little guy woke up from his … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Recap!

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Good morning! I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful and you were able to spend some time with your family. I had a great Mother's day even though the weather wasn't the best. It was cool and rainy. Yuck! After church we went to the Beaumont Inn for lunch. It's becoming a Mother's day tradition and I love it. If you are … [Read more...]

A Day To Celebrate!

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Today, I'm celebrating my daughter, Courtney! It's her birthday! Woo hoo! We're going to spend her birthday doing the things we love. Shopping and eating! Courtney is a wonderful wife and mother and I love watching her with Colt Allen. It's amazing to see your daughter, as a mother. We love spending time together, although … [Read more...]

What I Wore~65th Wedding Anniversary

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Good morning! First, let me say how much I loved meeting all of you yesterday! I continue to be amazed that so many of you stop by here. It was so much fun to hear about you and your families. You are each precious! Because of this blog I have had the pleasure of meeting women from all over the world. Isn't that crazy?! Now, I … [Read more...]

A Week Without Internet!

Good morning friends!! This has been a crazy week for me. I decided at the last minute to go on vacation with my brother and his family. My sister and her family were with us for a few days. I've loved spending time with my niece and nephews! What I didn't realize when I decide to come was the place we were staying would not have … [Read more...]

Christmas 2011 and Some Fashion

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Hey Friends! Well, Christmas 2011 is now over and I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of glad. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas but I'm exhausted! Christmas morning was super special because of this little guy. He smiles all the time except when we start taking pictures. He seems scared of the camera~he better get over that! I had … [Read more...]

25 Ways To Wear A Scarf!


Hello friends! I hope today finds you well and you're enjoying these last few days before Christmas. Things are crazy around our house~Cory, our son is home from law school. He is such a blessing to me! He is full of energy and a great sense of humor. He keeps all of us laughing. We also have Kitty with us and her thirteen year old sister, … [Read more...]

Countdown to Christmas ~This Makes My Christmas!


Happy Wednesday! This month has flown by, who am I kidding, this year has flown by! But here we are 4 days until Christmas. Every Wednesday we've been trying to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Today I want to share with you a special tradition that our family participates in each year. About 17 years ago my husband felt called to a … [Read more...]

It’s The Weekend!


Aww the weekend is here! I'm always thankful for Saturday mornings when I can sleep a little later. Today I'm going to spend some time with this little guy...... Have I mentioned how much I love him??  I have kissed that face so many times, I'm surprised he has any cheeks left! Courtney and I are heading to some specialty stores today to … [Read more...]

Find Time to Enjoy Fall!


Fall is in the air! Leaves are turning and temperatures are starting to drop. There are so many things we have to do but I hope in the midst of all the demands in your life you'll take some time to enjoy this time of the year. One thing I love to do is spend time with my family and this past week we got together and headed to … [Read more...]

It’s Been Two Years……


Thank you to everyone who entered the Thirty-One Giveaway! I'm so glad I don't have to pick because I wanted you ALL to win. I used my WordPress “And the Winner Is” plugin to pick the winner. Your Winner (confirmed) Author: Kelly Caton Comment: permalink Facebooked it! Congratulations Kelly! Today I'm … [Read more...]

The Green Bean Sandwich Club


I have a crazy family! Well crazy in a good way. We love a celebration and we will celebrate just about anything. We recently celebrated some birthdays and the theme was green beans. I told you we were a little bit crazy! We started The Green Bean Sandwich Club (my husband thinks we've lost it!) Now that may not mean anything to … [Read more...]

Guess What I’m Waiting For!


Let me warn you before you read this post you might get picture overload! We are now in the waiting game with Colt Allen's arrival. Courtney is 37 weeks today and so he could come at anytime! Earlier this summer, Courtney and Chris had some pregnancy photos taken and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you (don't worry, I won't … [Read more...]

A Baby Shower of Blessings


Good Monday morning friends! Wow! I feel like we are running in high gear around here! We are super busy preparing for Colt Allen's arrival. We are getting close to having his nursery finished and I can't wait to show you! Yesterday Courtney had a "family" baby shower. It was soooo much fun! We were surrounded by the people who know … [Read more...]