>It’s my BLOG Birthday!

>As of tomorrow, I will have been blogging for 1 year! I want to thank all of you for being AMAZING this year…I still can’t believe there’s close to 700 of you following my silly blog.  I would have never known about this blogging community if it wouldn’t have been for Brooke at All Things … Continue reading

>THIS is why I love summer!

>Drive less than 10 minutes from my house, and you’ll come across one of my favorite places: Bobwhite Acres is a local farm which grows their own produce, and lets you pick your own produce when it’s in season.  You may remember my pictures from the fall when we went apple picking. Now that it’s … Continue reading


>OK, I know I know.  You have heard about Pinterest from every blogger out there by now.  BUT I just had to share my LOVE!  Seriously…love!!I first heard about it and said, “yeah, yeah, another social networking site that I really don’t have time for…” WRONG OK, maybe I shouldn’t spend so much time on … Continue reading

>We did it!

>Well, after 3 years, my husband graduated from Westminister Theological Seminary!  And I’ll brag on him for a minute…he ended with a 3.9 GPA too…so proud of him! The night before graduation, the school held a dinner (which we got into for FREE – because my husband also works for the seminary…woohoo!)  We got to … Continue reading

>So thankful for some BIG news…

>In a world where so many people find so many things to complain about…I want to spotlight what I’m so thankful for this morning! Hot coffee in a real (and cute) mug – this is very exciting because mugs were one of the last things for us to unpack in the kitchen – no more Styrofoam mugs … Continue reading


>Don’t forget to enter my give-away!  It ends tonight…I’ll announce the winner when I post “20 Below Thursday”! I’ll leave you with some pictures that make me happy: Buckley rockin’ a doggy T-shirt…begging me to take it off of him: Both of my boys fell asleep on a Sunday afternoon: This was taken like 2 … Continue reading


>So, I’m just minding my own business, checking my blog, and I look at my followers number. It’s at 499. I mean, that’s just cruel. And it decided to stay that way for a while, too!! It was killing me, but I didn’t want to ask for another follower 🙂 Finally, that magic number- 500! … Continue reading

>A thankful Saturday morning…

>Do you ever feel like you’re surrounded by negativity? I’ve had a few weeks like this…so I wanted to make this a strictly happy post, about the things I’m grateful for this morning… 1. A clean playful dog who loves to snuggle with me in bed before we get up on a Saturday morning, and … Continue reading

>NEW Blog Design

>When I began blogging in the summer of 2010, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no goals for how many followers I wanted, where I wanted to blog to go, etc. I was just doing it for the fun of it. Not much has changed since then! 🙂 I … Continue reading

>Free & Cheap…just the way I like it

>After a very tiring work week, I ran to the closest ReStore to look for “treasures”. Last time I went, I really didn’t find much of anything. Yesterday, I scored! Wanna see?! I got this beauty for $4…don’t worry, she’ll be much prettier soon 🙂 Can’t wait! Bag of thread: $1.50Bag of buttons (I can’t … Continue reading