Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Makes Me Feel Emotional

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. I am in full hostess mode. I get to decorate, create, love, cook, bake, watch feel good movies, drinks hot tea and coffee and reflect on all I have to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday, FUNDAY

I HATE crowds, I hate rude people, I hate fighting over something. With that being said, I LOVE spending time with my girls. That is what Black Friday means to me. It is not about the TVs, Game Stations or Games. We do not set out with any expectations on merchandise, the only expectation is that we are going to have a great time together and we are going to most defiantly laugh at someone else’s expense. Usually the laughs come at seeing others get mad, upset or impatient.

Monday, November 18, 2013

30 Days of Thankfulness Days 6-10

Peace, Love and EnJoy

Christmas Time is Coming

Everything around me seems to be pointing to Christmas, we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet! I think I am starting to cave. The main reason is it takes about 5 days to get fully decorated for Christmas at our Cabin. Being the 28th,Thanksgiving runs late in the month this year, if I wait until after Thanksgiving, I will be running too far into December. So the decorating will begin this weekend.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall, Our Favorite Time Of The Year

For Sweet Man and I, fall is our favorite season. It is a time for cuddling, hot cocoa, tea and coffees. It is a time for sweaters, campfires, blankets and sitting about enjoying the cool breezes. Most of all Fall reminds us of the place we most long to be, The Mountains. So it is no wonder that I decorate our Log Home for Fall as it was Christmas.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mountain Fall Weddings

We live in Florida and are quite accustomed to beach weddings, which are beautiful. Since my heart is with the mountains, I love a mountain wedding. Sweet Man and I were just riding away last fall in North Carolina. No real destination. We are notorious for a day with no plans at all and see where we end up.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hospitality, a Forgotten Art

I truly believe if God had another gift of the Spirit, it would be hospitality, maybe the writer forgot to mention it, or just maybe it was lost in translation. Hospitality is defiantly wrapped up in other spiritual gifts. I know for a fact that it is one of my gifts. When I say Hospitality, I don’t just mean hostessing/Hosting, I mean guests too. Our culture as a whole today has lost it. I wish we could find it, but we are living in a memememe society. You HAVE to make a conscious effort to find it and keep it!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Promise Breakers

As I was sitting in church, our sermon was on "Covenant Keepers-Losers Weepers", it was a reminder that we as a society are nothing but a bunch of promise breakers. Church looks no different than the world. Of course there are good hearted people in church who do their best to serve God. There are also good hearted people of the world who do their best to be good hearted people.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hats off!!!!! I mean ON!!!!

Original posting April 2011 
As most of you know, I was in Guatemala for 10 days with my baby girl (don't tell her I said that, she is 17) and a group of wonderful people from our Church . It was an amazing opportunity. We to help put a roof on the dormitory for Faith In Action. If you get a moment, check them out. Think about becoming a sponsor, donate, visit.... as we did....

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gardening 101

Ha!!! 101, 102, 103…. I could go on. This year was our first attempt at Gardening, and of course this family cannot do anything 101, it was 1001, HUGE! Well huge for a first garden. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rain Lilies

It can get super hot in Central Florida. Which means that lawns turn crispy in the summer. One thing that brightens the day is seeing the rain lilies pop up. Over the years, I dig them up from the lawn and plant them in beds. This means I have groups of them all over. You should try it!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Be Light In The Darkness

Matthew 5: 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Stay at Home Moms are Underrated

I admit it, I have been very blessed, our girls have been blessed, sweet man has been blessed, the whole family has because I have been able to stay home with the girls.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tea For Two

I have such a passion for tea! I do not discriminate, any tea will do. Of course like most, I have my favorites. I usually choose a herbal mix with a fruity taste.. At nighttime, I love a green tea or a chamomile Will do just fine. There is a large misconception among tea drinkers. They think tea is loaded with caffeine. It is just the opposite!! Take a look:

Monday, February 11, 2013


The bible tells us that it is only by grace that we are saved, there is nothing we can do to earn the grace. It just is, like God. There is no need to explain, there could be no explanation as to why we as sinners should be given eternal life in the glory of our Savior. I cannot think of one thing I have done that could possibly earn me the grace that my Father has shown me.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Who Influences Your Children’s Lives?

I saw a cartoon not long ago that the top half were parents asking child, what is going on at with their grades? Then the side half is of today and the parent asking the teacher the same thing. Roles sure have changed in the last few decades in what we are excepting and what are setting as examples in our home. And then we had our family pastor at our church lead services and what impressed upon my heart is to follow:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Things I learned in 2012

Although at times we all go through the stage thinking we know it all and there is not possibly anything else we can learn. I however am humbled each year as I reflect in the lessons the year brought to my life. And 2012 is no different….