Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I think we had one of the best ones yet! I lost both of my grandmother's this year, only two months apart. It's surely not the same without her smiling face to help celebrate!

We are living with my mother currently until we move into our house. It was so much fun to go to bed on Christmas Eve and then wake up all together Christmas morn.

Christmas is a time of visiting with family and friends. When you've lost some of the ones you love most, you have to focus solely on the reason for the season, JESUS! 

We started our festivities the weekend before Christmas in St. Augustine, FL at the Nights of Lights. It was cold and we were enjoying it.

We enjoyed dinner and then headed out to the heart of town. Trams and Carriages lined the streets, while Christmas music played throughout! It felt like Christmas!

 We were late to our carriage ride and didn't want to wait two more hours, so we walked the town. 

Then, we come to Christmas Eve! Santa brought the waffle iron I've been wanting. We made waffles and enjoyed each other before we heading out for those last minute items.

A Williams Sonoma Christmas is always so much fun!

We enjoyed riding around looking at Christmas lights. My nephew is almost 3 and he was such a joy this year! Everything was so exciting to him.

Christmas Eve before bedtime. He was getting ready for Santa!

CHRISTMAS MORNING!!! Santa came!!!

Mama reminding us to Never forget the Reason for the Season, JESUS! We sang Happy Birthday to Jesus!

We enjoyed the rest of the day. Relaxing and eating a hearty meal with family! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Homemade Laundry Detergent - (Powered)

Repost from 4/2014...

I have been reading about this powered laundry detergent on so many blogs lately. Seems everyone is putting their own spin on it. I used this in the past for quite sometime, however, mine was liquid. I can't tell you the agony I went through trying to dissolve the bar of soap. That is the only reason I stopped making my own. I really enjoyed that it last for about 7-8 months and only cost me around $20 for all the ingredients. I thought how easy would it be to DIY my own "powered" detergent. Hey! That means I don't have to stand over a hot stove and stir, stir and stir.

I went to Wal-Mart and purchased the ingredients to make my own again. This is what I opted to put together to make mine.

My Homemade Laundry Soap 

1~ 4lb 12 oz box of Borax
1~ 4 lb box of Arm And Hammer Baking Soda
1~ 3 lb 7 oz box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1~ 1.3lb  container Oxy Clean - no perfumes
2 bars Fels Naptha Soap, grated or use your ninja
2 containers Downy Un Stopables 

Mix all the ingredients in a large container. This recipes makes a huge amount of laundry soap!

I put about a 1/4 of the soap in a big glass jar and made a pretty label for it. I purchased this cool jar from Target to store it in while using. I used the Martha Stewart chalkboard labels to make it my own. They work perfectly for this use.

I've read where you are to use about 2 tablespoons per load. I use about 3, and add them directly into the tub/drum. I also add vinegar to the dispenser for bleach.


Happy Friday Y'all!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Favorites!

It's Friday! Boy am I glad! My plans this weekend consists of football, baking, more football and relaxing! I can't get enough of football this year. Lot of upsets make it fun and enjoyable!

I'm linking up with Andrea over at Momfessionals!

I shared my #RelovingTheMonth photo on Instagram last night. I'm amazed at the pumpkin posts I've made over the last month! I'm a pumpkin addict!

We are having a great time over on Instagram on Wednesdays! #WhatsInMyBasketWednesday is a hashtag full of wonderful inspiration. We are having giveaways too! Pop on over!

I got a little happy mail from a sponsor that is hosting another one of my hashtags #StyledWithSigns. 

To get me started each day, I need Jesus!

Target has the cutest line of Fall mugs and such! National coffee day called for cute coffee mugs and cozy blankets!

One of my Instagram friends posted this yesterday! I couldn't agree more! 

Happy FridayY'all!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fall Bucket List

Hi Guys!

I'm SO ready for crisp mornings, the smell of bonfires and all the other festivities that FALL brings. It's my favorite time of the year!

I decided to put together a "Fall Bucket List". I'm going to do my best to complete them all. All items on my list are some of my favorite things to do. I can't wait for bonfires on the farm, roasting marshmallows, drinking apple cider and SMORES!

Happy Fall Y'all!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday Friends! Today is the day we talk about the things that sails our ship! This has been a trying week as I laid my sweet grandma to rest!

I found this vintage suitcase that was used for props in hollywood movies. I made a little vignette and entered it in a contest for Instagram...


Please send FALL! I  miss the cooler weather and all the festivities that Fall brings….BRING IT ON!

When I came back to work on Thursday, I came back to a huge bouquet of flowers. My company had sent me flower so brighten my day!

I made a Hobby Lobby run and picked up quite a few things to decorate with.  I love to decorate. If you following me on Instagram, you already know this :)


Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday Friends! Today is the day we talk about the things that sails our ship!

Sunday morning we woke up and had no coffee... So, a trip to Dunkin Donuts was in order! Doesn't this vignette scream FALL? Gimme a match and cooler weather! 

We brought donuts for the whole clan!

We also took this beauty for her Senior pictures session! We came home and I took a few out by my neighbors shed.

I've been LOVING this Maybelline Pumped Up Mascara. It's a must try!

I'm part of a group of ladies on INSTAGRAM hosting a series every Wednesday called #HomesWithHeart Each week we give you a theme and you show us a picture with your favorite story! Come join in on the fun!

I was also a part of an Insta Sister swap #swapitlikeitshot2015 My sista sent me the best goodies!

My Sambo hurt his leg. Vet has him on Valium and anti inflammatories. But isn't he gorgeous?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Friends! It's time to share our favorites of the week!

Doesn't this mug say it all? I'm not trying to wish my life away, but Friday is my absolute favorite day of the week! Thanks to @Homegoods for this lovely mug!

And then Saturday rolls around and you end up eating mini powered donuts with coffee. I guess Saturday mornings run a close race to Friday's :)

My baby fur boy is growing so fast! +HomeGoods  has a great selection for them as well.

You know I'm a sucker for cute coffee mugs! I've also thought about upgrading my Keurig.  

And then My new bedding from +Anthropologie . Isn't it lovely?

You can find me here also!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Reclaimed Wood Pallet

Don't you just love FREE projects? I work in a facility where we get deliveries that come on pallets. They are always readily available to me. I have a few projects in the making. I can't wait to get started on them!

My mother purchased a farm about a year ago and is turning the old house on it into her own little farmhouse.

I brought home this pallet and she went to town.
She's using it as a towel holder in her bathroom.
She has added a rustic flare throughout the entire house.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Hey y'all...I'm sharing some of my favorites!

My baby boy needs obedience training! He's one sweet boy, but will test your patience and eat every thing in his way!

Adding in a lil summer decor before I pack it all up! We have a contract on our house and are praying it sells with no complications...

Memorial Day Decor!

My son and I grilled Angus burgers for Memorial Day on our portable charcoal grill. Worked out well! We were tag teaming it!

Discovered a new neighborhood in our area! This church is part of a gated community! We fell in love with this property!

We celebrated my son's graduation with a party for the family! Hung out by the pool and just had a great time!

I mentioned these last week in my favorites! They made it again! I get a different variety each week! Loving them all!

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