Saturday, February 22, 2020


 After an allergy scare, I’m thankful for two happy and healthy girls at home with me right now.

I’m thankful for new recipes and iced passion tea to cheer me up after a cold, dreary day.

I’m thankful for daffodils. They remind me that spring is coming!

Blue skies! We’ve had weeks and weeks of rain, so the blue skies have made me happy.

My kitchen. I love it! 

Happy Saturday! 💕

Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day!

May your day be filled with delicious chocolate, cozy coffee and happy memories!!
Ours certainly was. 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A Getaway

The day after Christmas we headed to Branson for an overnight trip. We stayed at one of our favorite hotels...they have comfy rooms, an indoor pool for the girls and the best breakfast! We enjoyed shopping, eating, and just getting away as a family. It's one of my favorite traditions!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Christmas Morning

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

We stayed up so late getting everything set up just right. I wanted twinkle lights on the tee pee and the stocking stuffed and ready...

There were squeals and giggles by both girls.

I pulled out the Polaroid for a nostalgic feel...

The look on Ella's face says it all!

Christmas dresses from Belks. Perfect Christmas sweet girls.

Oh boy, I had to bribe to get pictures...too much excitement for the littlest. ;)

Christmas breakfast! Homemade cranberry bread, cinnamon rolls, coffee and puppy chow!

Their last gift was a letter...with pictures from Oliver the Elf and one last surprise! We took the girls to Branson for an overnight trip the day after Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Our Christmas Home 2019

Sharing a glimpse into our Christmas home!! I’m making Hashbrown casserole before heading out to Christmas Eve Dinner. I pray you have a blessed Holiday with your loved ones. ♥️

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmas Scenes

We’ve been baking, cleaning, wrapping, visiting, partying, and falling to sleep quickly in anticipation of Christmas morning. Only four more sleeps!

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Excuse me while I walk down memory lane...
11Years ago he asked me to be his wife. 
I love that he designed the ring.
Two of the stones belonged to his grandma.
We were engaged at Ashly’s at the Capitol Hotel. 
The dessert that night was amazing. ♥️
Getting to wear that ring felt amazing.
Still does.

 Love you baby!!

Monday, December 9, 2019

A Christmas Chat

It's 70* outside, today! And tomorrow, the temperatures are supposed to drop drastically and there's a sight chance of flurries & sleet! So, what does a tired mom do? Bribe the kids with snacks to snap a quick Christmas photo. I try to get a themed photo every year.

Also, my house is a total disaster! As soon as I sign off here, it's time for laundry and a speed clean. I should feel guilty, but I took time this morning to read, homeschool, and spent a few minutes outside with the kids. Priorities, folks!! ;-)

Speaking of Christmas-y things....I have not finished my shopping. I am not even half way done! I'm one of those gals that likes to shop during the hustle and bustle. It's really the only time of year that I like the busyness.

In other random news, we have four Christmas trees up. I secretly want at least two more...

Happy Monday!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Hanging of The Greens

We participated in the Hanging of the Greens at our church last weekend. Donuts, coffee and sweet fellowship. I’m thankful for these traditions to share with my girls. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

Last week, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We hosted Thanksgiving dinner for Josh's side of the family. I made a roast with his Mom's homemade noodles, hashbrown casserole, green beans and cream corn. For dessert, I made a pumpkin pie and his dad brought an ice cream cake. It was a pretty low key evening!

On Thanksgiving day, we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving parade while I prepped food for Thanksgiving dinner with my parents. I made Watergate Salad (think Green fluff dessert) and cream corn. My kids spent the night with my parents, so we headed home for Egg Nog and a Christmas movie! We watched Noelle on Disney Plus.

On Black Friday, we set out to start our Christmas shopping, and I snagged a few Christmas decorations that I had my eye on. Two tiny pink trees for the girls room, and a red throw blanket for our living room. We had a lot of fun, and it was a pretty slow day out!

We actually decorate for Christmas in early November. That gives me the opportunity to slowly decorate and take our time. To date, we have four trees set up. 😊 I'll have to share our house tour soon.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week...

Happy Friday!


 After an allergy scare, I’m thankful for two happy and healthy girls at home with me right now. I’m thankful for new recipes and i...

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