johns journal

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Memorial Day

Our Memorial weekend was low key and relaxing just what the doctored ordered to get rid of my cough.
Hung the flag.

Husband found a snake in the backyard and they couldn't stop playing with him, I ran for cover!
Went to church and almost hit a state of panic when the nursery was closed meaning Gid…

Friday Favorites: Summer kickoff

So relieved to see this week come to a close... treaded in some deep waters-sickness, troubled patient {more on that later}, husband gone, and Gideon falling off 2 story rock wall-he's okay. So you can imagine how appropriately "everything falls" ministered to me. Now with great relie…

Summer Wardrobe

My favorites for Summer time!
{Top-jcrew, shorts-asos, shoes-gojane, shades-F21}
{Romper-asos, shoes-gojane, jewerly-F21}
{suit-asos, romper, shades, and sandals-F21}

{dress and shoes-asos, shoes-gojane}

{dress-asos, shoes-gojane, necklace-banana republic}

Pick me up

Thank you for your generous outpouring of solutions, tidbits, and truths regarding raising children. I treasured every response and read them all very slowly so as to sink into my thick head! Feeling under the weather today after a very memorable {in a bad way} patient yesterday and the aftermath of…

Mothers of strong-willed children unite

{such a perfect picture for this post!} So what I forgot to mention yesterday during our texas trip recap was how challenging our 3 year old is lately and especially during our time there, truly a pistol. I don't think I've shared too much about Gideon's temperament but it definantly fal…

Did I say Dallas? I meant Fort Worth!

I got my cities mixed up, but boy was I glad because Fort Worth Texas was a gem! It was a whirlwind of time with Nana and Papa, splashing in the pool, seeing the sights, sampling bbq and fish tacos, and catching up with dear friends. We wore ourselves out quite literally and all brought home a coug…

Black and blue

Member those readers I was admiring? Got a pair and tried them out, very fun and perfect for covering tired eyes.

{and for those of you horrified by the glasses!}

Off to Texas today, miss you guys! Back with a full report soon.

{Cheating} Roman shades

Here's the finished product, I really love how it came out! Skilled sewers avert your eyes, I sprayed and hot glued my way to roman shade bliss. Yep, its true! The fabric is from Ballard and the bamboo roman shade Home Depot. I simply cut out the fabric, spray glued the shade and stuck it on. T…

Favorites Friday: Gone Country

In light of our upcoming trip to Texas, I'm dreaming of the slower pace that comes with country living. I was born in the North, but I swear I'm southern at heart.
How cute are these chicks? via audreyhepburncomplex
Country table via country living
I love square-dancing via country living

To paint or not to paint, that is the question

While I love our dining room chandelier, the notion of painting it white has crept into my mind and won't let go! So I need your help to decide!
Here it is, now imagine it white, popping off of the gray walls also keep in mind the ikat roman shades going up on all 5 windows and our dining room a…