Friday, July 31, 2009

Hooked on Monograms

It's Friday! And you know what that means.
Time to show everyone what we're hooked on at
Hooked on Fridays!

Today I'm hooked on monograms.
Actually, this is the thing I'm addicted to at the moment.

These are a few of the "M"s I have around my house.

I'm linking up with Julia at Hooked on Houses!
Wonder what everyone else is hooked on today?

Thursday, July 30, 2009


What would you do with this?
Or put in it?
Suggestions welcome.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Camp Experience

Chloe had the opportunity to experience camp this weekend!!
And she LOVED it!
This weekend's mini-camp gave the younger campers a taste of what an entire week would be like without being gone for 7 days.
She was able to enjoy the serene setting, lots of games and crafts, sweet friends and most of all God's creation.
She is almost ready for a whole week next summer!!

Couldn't have been blessed with a more perfect weekend!!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hope your weekend was fun.
It was hot and humid here.
But not hot enough to find some good deals.

This little bunny hopped right in my arms and for a $1, I took him home!

This little star wreath was too cute to pass up. It only cost a dollar!

My favorite find was this purse. For $3, it was equipped with pockets for everything I carry around!

Not sure what I'll do with this flower! It measures about 18" tall.

After a coat of Heirloom White, I'll hang this in my hallway!

Swing by Southern Hospitality and see what everyone found this weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2009


It started with a few raindrops.
Then a deluge of water!
At first, the mommy in me said, "You can't play in the mud. Think of the stains and dirty hands!!"
But they were enjoying the moment.
So, I gave in...
and enjoyed it too!

It ended with with this.
The assurance that God is the ultimate promise keeper!!

I'm unwrapping this moment with Emily at Chatting at the Sky!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The kids thought this bug was "cool"!
I'm linking to A Familiar Path's Show and Tell Monday.
I used the macro setting and was delighted to be able to see the detail in this bug's wings!
I hated that I cut of his/her antennae!!
Swing by and check out all the other links!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Daddies are special!
They can be rough and tough but gentle when necessary!
They wrestles, play ball and horsey...
over and over and over again.
"One more time Daddy!"
Sometimes they even play beauty shop complete with toe nail polish and curling iron!

What a special gift to be able to share this life with my husband.
AKA Daddy!
I'm linking to Emily at Chatting at the Sky!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thrifty Treasure Monday

Happy Monday!

I had so much fun this weekend.

I found treasures galore!!

The candle holder with the glass egg on top was $1.

The finial thingy was 1.50 at Hobby Lobby.

I drooled over this table cloth for $3.

The color is the inspiration for my kitchen which I hope will be painted soon.

This little cutie as 1.99 also from Hobby Lobby!

This little glass jar reminded me of a Hershey's Kiss!
It was 0.50.

I needed a home for my black-eyed peas.
For 0.50, you can't beat it!

Please stop by Rhoda's and browse all the thrifty treasures!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


(St. George Island, Florida)

You have made known to me the path of life;

You will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:11

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Funnies

Attempting to put on sister's underwear!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

Oswald Chambers

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Do You Love?

I love...
Wet, grassy feet,
sweet baby faces,

funny faces

and Popsicles on a hot day!
What about you?
Swing by and see on what others are hooked!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Every Morning

We have recently had to make difficult decisions regarding my husband's business.
Heart wrenching is an understatement.
As a result, uncertainty, anger and resentment have reared their ugly heads!
Pain, sadness and anxiousness seem to prevail.

Beautiful sunrises remind me of God's mercies and how they never end.
They are new every morning.
We have hope.
I praise God for who He is and what He has done!!

22It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not
23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness
24The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self); therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him
25The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].
26It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord
Lamentations 3:22-26

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

Happy Sunday, soon to be Monday!
How was your thrifty weekend?
Mine was...okay.
Not the best of finds but I'm still happy.

I spotted this beach bag and grabbed it for $2.
I'm a sucker for cute totes.
The candle holders were 2/$1.

This wreath was a buck. (Shells from the beach)

Milk glass vase was $3.

Bunnies were given to me from a friend.

Chloe and I spray painted them white and she instantly regretted it.

This plate was a quarter. I added an "M" from Hobby Lobby and a cute ribbon.
What do you think?

Swing by Rhoda's and all the other thrifty shoppers!

Saturday Fun

Our good friends Maddie and Kyle invited us over for dinner tonight.
We had soooooooo much fun.
This young couple has got it together.
They love each other. love their friends and most of all they love God with all their hearts.
Thanks guys for sharing your life with us!!

Sawyer was able to check out Kyle's cop car!!!
Chloe and Sawyer could not get in the hammock.

Chloe the animal lover.

Can you feel the love tonight?

Hang on!