Monday, January 31, 2011


{how exactly does this happen?}

Thursday, January 27, 2011

my BIG plans

my plans for today include folding this ginormous 5 load pile of laundry.

what are you doing?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are - no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."

~Matthew 5:5 MSG~

Thursday, January 20, 2011

{new pretties}

little bits of fabulous have been added to my shop recently. Like this:

and these...more colors to come!

Use coupon code: LOVEYDOVEY to get 10% off your purchase.

Offer good in both of my shops!

Monday, January 17, 2011

This Message Was Brought To You By...Your Candy

We bought a bag of JellyBellys to eat at the movies and found this one inside.

If he can find a reason to smile knowing he's about to be eaten, surely you can, too.

Have a happy day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves."
-Romans 12:10

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mama's Nest

This little cutie is my most favorite Christmas gift. It was given to me by my husband and represents the two chicks in our nest {they're more like two pterodactyls some days, but alas, my darlings}.

My sweetie ordered it from The Vintage Pearl and in case you don't know, Erin, is a momma of four. She and her team can create this necklace and other handstamped jewelry that'll make you scream your head off. {if you don't believe me, go check her out.} There's something for everyone.

I've already got my eyeballs locked onto something else for Valentine's Day...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011



How do you chill in the wintertime?

{i heart snowmobiling}

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hooray For Vaca! {part 1}

This Christmas was a rough one for me. It was the first one without my mom and everywhere I went and everything I did sent painfully reminders that she is gone. I tried to make the best of it because I know that Christmas was her favorite time of year and she would have wanted it that way.

Thankfully, my in-laws had arranged a family vacation to Colorado back in the spring which proved to be a very nice distraction.

Have you ever gone dogsledding? If you're anything like me, when you hear the term, you probably picture a warmly dressed person in animal pelts behind a group of dogs making their way across snowy Alaska.

By the way, have you watched any of the Sarah Palin's Alaska series? Love it!

Ok, back to dogsledding. We had the privilege of going with Alpine Adventures, Inc while in Colorado. What a great group of people! They currently have 103 dogs, each one looks different and of course, have their own personality. One thing they have in common though, is their desire to pull! Watching them get chosen to be the ones on your team is a treat. They spring high into the air and bark continuously until you're on your way.

{and please don't leave comments about animal abuse. I am a HUGE animal lover. These dogs are well cared for. I wouldn't have supported this venture if I thought otherwise}

I fell in love with one particular dog named Quebec. It was SnuggleFest 2010 for she and I.

My husband and I were given a quick lesson in mushing and we strapped the boys in for our trek across the open range. The boys enjoyed taking turns riding in the sled. Cozy and warm.

The dogs just follow the path made by the snowmobile that our tour guide, Jeff, drove ahead of us.

{my cute mushing hubby}

Stacy and Jeff were so accomodating. They are SUPER with kids and taught my brother-in-law who has Down Syndrome how to mush. And even though he is a little nervous around dogs, found it fun and exciting.

{the boys with our guide, Jeff}

{ our oldest with his favorite dog, Glory}

...And here's your's truly mushing. Who would have ever thought? I told you I was distracted real good.