Friday, September 23, 2011


Today, I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for instafriday.

I spent Sunday afternoon dressed as Elmo for Family and Friends day at church. So fun!

I brought out all my fall decor this week. Our boys and I made these pumpkins last year using this project recipe.

Anytime is a good time to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character! Discounted halloween costumes make great Christmas gifts! Last year, my boys got about 6 or 7 costumes and I got them for 75% off after halloween.

I made garland for our mantle using supplies I already had. Pine cones, twine and circles cut from cardstock. Super cute and TOTALLY FREE!

We snuck away to our favorite park one day to enjoy the beautiful breeze.

Went on a dessert date with my little guy. He chose Krispy Kreme. (I was good and didn't get anything. YAY for willpower!)

We took a field trip to see the Butterfly Lady at a nearby park. She's a NC expert on caterpillars and butterflies. The boys had a blast holding and seeing these real creatures up close!

What did you do this week?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dove's Devotion

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faihfulness."
~Lamentations 3:22-23

Saturday, September 17, 2011

girl's best friend

Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend?
She may happen to be totally smitten with her wieney dog, Ralphie.

I received a custom order request this week for a 5x7 "Ralphie" frame.
Do you have a favorite furry four-legged friend?

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Today, I'm linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for instafriday.

The days are cooling off here in NC. I'm enjoying riding my bike in the mornings.

Homeschooling is going well. These make coloring a breeze. No sharpening. Genius!

This house near us has been sitting empty for over 2 years. I feel we must occupy it, so it doesn't get depressed, don't you?

My pup. Sometimes naughty, always so stinkin' cute!
{he's terrified of my new phone's camera}

Mom knows the way to her men's hearts. Super easy and always a hit.

Got my hair done. Finally. Six inches cut off and some color.

Soccer started this week. I love soccer season!

We started this new devo this week. The boys love it and so do I. The cover alone is just plain cute!

We've been sneaking in some evening swims before the pool closes for the year.
Oh, and my baby (on the left) lost his first tooth. *sniff*

Sunday, September 11, 2011


{thoughts and prayers for those who lost their lives~

and for those who continue to fight to protect mine}