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The "it" list

Happy weekend! Clinging to this promise for some very big prayer requests lately: "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will given you." John 15:7
Check out the great links and have a lovely weekend, see you Monday!

Hooray for Friday! The "it&…

Quirky chic

Love the element of surprise in all areas of life, but paricularly in decor. Rooms shouldn't be so serious, but fun and even quirky! Mister Ed brings that element to our home and every single person who comes to our house makes a comment about him, I love it! Here's some other great examples…

The Versatile blogger award

My dear friend Katie nominated me for the Versatile blogger award, thanks girl! Here's how it works: 1. Thank whoever gave you the award. 2. Tell 7 things about yourself readers might not know 3. Pay it forward by nominating other bloggers!
Here's my little unknown facts!
1. I met Jesus when I w…

Roman shade how-to

Here's the how-to for how I cheated my way to roman shade bliss. The purpose of these shades in my dining room were two fold; something pretty and something to cool down a room with six windows during summer heat! The supplies are simple: bamboo shades {home depot}, substantial fabric, spray g…

Weekend review

Our weekend was full of fun! Chuck E Cheese's birthday party, old friends, new toys, fresh fruit and a lesson in decorating I'll never forget.

My sister truly is a rebel without a cause!

I call this shirt a "party in the back"!
Sunday night panini's {tomato, basil, and mozzarella…

The "it list"

My weekend is all filled up with parties, lunch dates, and my roman shade DIY!! Check back Monday, I should have the how-to pictures. Until then dear friends, God bless and happy weekend!

The "it" list blazes on... don't you love Fridays? Take some time today or this weekend to check …

Planet blue {for less}

Heading to the beach in a couple of weeks and planet blue has got that casual beachy vibe down, just not a huge fan of the prices! Here's the looks for less:
{skirt-shopbop, top and necklace-F21}
{dress, hat, and sandals-F21}
{romper-VS, sandals and bracelets-Charlotterusse}

Mud on the tires

Gideon got an early birthday present, his first real bike. I was all prepared to teach him the in's and out's when off he went! While I was preoccupied snapping pictures he approached a down-hill slope that's when I realized I neglected to show him the brakes. Bad Mommy. Let's just …

Squadron Picnic

Husband and I had some down time together at his squadron picnic. Where summer time foods abound, live music, canoe rides, and this beautiful scene stole our breath. It was a welcome respite from the stress of the week and husband got to say the blessing, so cool.

Pulled pork and a revelation

This is our go-to meal for Sunday night Bible studies, feeds the masses and always is a huge hit!

My revelation: I prayed about 6 years ago for a couples bible study to meet in our home. But despite my attempts, pleas, and prayers no one came. It literally just occurred to me God answered my prayer …

The "it" list

Happy Friday, I'm in great company on the "it list" for the next couple fridays, which sweet Jill put together so beautifully, check out all the links and have a lovely weekend!

It's Friday again and we're back! The best of the web is right here! Take some time to check out t…

Sara's wedding inspirations

My friend Sara is getting married this December and enlisted me for needed inspiration and direction. So I came up with three different inspiration boards featuring her bridemaids dress in each, giving her varying palette options. Which one do you guys favor?!

Answered prayer

Remember when I was on the verge of a parental breakdown? I needed change for Gideon. Well, I prayed and prayed some more and guess what? He answered. Took care of a patient whose daughter runs a small private preschool which meets in a church. Eight kids per class, field trips galore, and curricul…

Goodwill blouse

Husband and I had a lovely dinner date the other night and I sported my $4 blouse!

Freezer paper onesies

I've got some serious baby girl fever and had lots of fun personalizing these baby shower gifts for two newborn girls!

{I actually colored this in on the paper just to see how it would look!}

Easy peasey, you could really have a field day with this and since it was my first time, I stuck with sim…
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