Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 13

This quote was submitted to me by one of my favorite bloggers and I believe my most avid reader, Mekenzie from Interiors By Kenz.  She is just beyond uber talented and I absolutely love her.  We met in Altanta in August when we was in town for the Haven Conference 
She's tall like me!!
When she told me this quote I knew I had to make a graphic for it!  What an awesome way of saying don't give up and keep striving for better!  

I am definitely keeping this one on my inspiration list.  

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #15

This one is so good I'm posting two different versions of it!  I think sometimes we get so ahead of ourselves thinking about what's going to happen that we lose track of all that can happen in between yesterday and tomorrow.  Not taking in the present, can only lead to regret down the road.

Take some time and just breathe.  Be patient.  Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year... They will all be here before you know it.  Make sure you make something awesome to look back on in the meantime. Be Virtuous!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Open Call for Testers for My Newest Creation

What Time is it?!


If you creep my instagram then you may know that I started and also finished (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!) a new crochet project this past week, despite having been swamped with schoolwork from my least favorite class I have taken these last almost two years, but that's for another post altogether, ugh...

Watching The Big Bang Theory really got me in the Geeky Mood to make Finn

Anywho, I don't know if you remember from my Halloween costume post last year, but we are big dorky fans of Adventure Time here at our house, and we thusly dressed the kids as Finn and Jake.

"Adventure in Ooo"  Adventure Time Halloween Costumes for Kids

Well I decided after considering it for quite some time that I was going to dive in and make my own Finn the Human.  Adventure Size.

Finn is taller thn Grace! and she's a tall 3 year-old!

This was SO. MUCH. FUN! I had such a blast designing this and writing the pattern and even though I will probably change just a couple things I am so proud of the job I did on this!  (Yes, I am indeed tooting my own horn)
The kids had so much fun playing with Finn.
Tristan started drassing him up in costumes and
Grace was wrestling him.
We took Finn to visit "Bandad" and they chilled out in the recliner together

Now the question I have for you is, who would be interested in this pattern for an oversized super awesome Finn? I'm considering having a couple people test the pattern and then maybe putting it on Ravelry, what do y'all think?

Who would like to be a tester?  

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 14

This is a very valuable life lesson.  This is not to say that one should never depend on others, just that no one has your best interest at heart more than, you guessed it, YOU!  

When I was younger I was what I like to call a chameleon.  I just morphed into whoever I spent the most time with.  I took on habits I didn't actually like, I pretended to like music that I actually didn't and I pretended to like people I actually didn't like.  Just to blend in.  I like to think, in my own defense, that everyone has their "chameleon stage".  I consider my Chameleon stage to have been a HUGE waste of time in my life.  Instead of figuring out what I liked and what I was into I just adopted all my character traits from others and it delayed me figuring out who I really was.  What a waste.  

I love this quote because we all need to realize that WE know best for OURSELVES better than anyone, and if you follow along with someone else's plan, it will NEVER be tailored to you the way that your own would.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

My First Blogiversary Giveaway!

It's The Sepia Puppy's Anniversary!  Whoop-whoop!!  Let's start this party with a little bit of obnoxious!  

Now it's time for the good stuff!

Meet Our Giveaway Sponsors

We'll start with the Anniversary Girl:

Hello Sweetie Lovelies!  My name is Bethany from The Sepia Puppy and I'm celebrating my 1st Blogiversary!  I am a Wife, Mother of two, Full-time Student & Part-time Blogger.  I love photography, art and all things crafty & DIY. I am working towards my B.S. in Psychology & Christian Counselling.  I am smitten with my husband more everyday and my kids keep me laughing daily.
I'm Bre from Peacoats and Plaid. I'm what you might refer to as a "die-hard creator". Stay at home mommy by day and a dance teacher by night. Throw in a little diy/crafting here and there and that's me in a nutshell.
 My name is Allison and "Okay, Allison" is my little blog about my little life. I say whatever is on my mind at the time, lacking pretty much any filter for what is deemed appropriate.  I seem to observe humanity from a perspective that a lot of people are thinking, but would never speak aloud, or for god’s sake- write down.  I love other funny girls who like to eat and take naps with puppies.   I love art, music, crafting, and of course, writing.  Everything I say in my blog comes from the heart, the stories are all true because I've lived them.  If you like to laugh and smile, read on.
SweetDappity: Two ladies making buttons. Fahmida does the designing, Julia does the businessing - together they are the magical dual guardians of this here button emporium. You are welcome to spend your money here - or not, we don't know your life

Jamie's husband surprised her with a logo and business plan for their company Saturday Morning Pancakes and the rest is History!  They make some of the coolest and funniest products and have even been featured on Good Morning America!  They have a little girl together and are based out of San Clemente, California.  

My name is Mrs. Victoria Aguila and I am from Los Angeles, CA and I blog over at Life as Mrs. Aguila (Faith, Hope and Treasures), about life as a Daughter of Thee King, being married to Mr. Aguila, and about being a Shoe Collector, a Makeup Junkie, a Shopping Addict and a Coffee Lover.  I work full time plus have an AVON/MARK side business.

Kaz Palladino is an illustrator currently living in San Francisco. She is addicted to adorable, geeky and weird things - which is how Awkward Affections was born. Awkward Affections is about evasive love, nerdy sentiment, and fun cultural niche. The goal is to help keep beauty, nostalgia and happiness in everyday life!
Julie is the redhead that blogs at Redhead Can Decorate.  Julie is from Buffalo, NY and is married to Rick, her college sweetheart, and they are blessed with two girls Daphne 13, & Valerie 11.  Julie's passion is cooking and decorating their home with innovative, creative, DIY ideas.  She shares all of it on her blog.
My name is Tara, I'm from Easy Makes Me Happy.  I'm a wife and a mother of four. I grew up in Alaska (the beautiful and the cold) and I'm pretty sure this is where my family will grow up too.  I love to crochet, design, and craft. I absolutely LOVE being able to share everything with you via this blog, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Behind every chocolate chip cookie and every sprinkled cupcake on this blog is a burgeoning photographer, an emerging entrepreneur, an experimental baker, and a social networker. I’m Ashton, the face behind Something Swanky! And I believe in doing what you love and loving what you do.
 Hello! I am Kathe, with an e. I began blogging as a creative outlet. I was born in Washington state and moved with my family to Colorado as a teen.  I married, had two sons, divorced and worked my butt off to make sure my boys had everything they needed.  Then, I met Mr. B, He is the reason and cause of my laugh lines. Bottom line, I am a woman of a certain age that is still trying to find herself after raising two sons and finding my own true love later in life. Someday I may figure out what I want to be when I grow up! Until then, let's have some fun!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Our First Friday Coffee Date!

So after seeing Chelsea from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles do these little Friday coffee date vlogs I thought I just had to get in on it. I stay  wanting to do vlogs, but I never know what to talk about! I emailed her and asked if it would be okay and apparently this is a much bigger thing than I once thought!  TONS of folks do these and I think it's just plain adorable!

So here is our first Coffee Date.  (Hopefully the first of many!)
And let me go ahead and apologize for all the hair flipping I do in this video...

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge:

My Instagram:

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino recipe:

The water bottle holder pattern:

My Avocado Ranch Dip:

BTW, How awesome is Smallville?! You can buy the whole series on Amazon

 (I haven't finished the series, so please no spoilers!) This has been a saving grace for me since we ditched the dish

Are you also a chips & dip freak?

Is your daughter/son also a super copy cat?

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #12

Einstein, as we all know, was a truly brilliant man, and as we can see here from this quote, not just in the Physics arena.  I think that a lot of times we get these things out of order and a little twisted. If we go on in our lives making the same mistakes over and over, not only are we wasting good sense and time, but we are also not using our most valuable resource, our own choices and memories.  We are our own personal history book.  If you don't learn from your past, you are doomed to repeat it, plain and simple.  Next, there are too many people who don't use the present as they should, they spend it either dwelling on the past, or focusing too much on the future, or what we wish we had.  This is a damnable offense, in that the only time we can live in is the present.  Focusing too much on what we want in the future is different than hoping for it, hoping for the future means staying positive and planning ahead, making choices today that will help you tomorrow, that's the key.

We should never stop questioning and evaluating ourselves and those around us, what we believe, what we trust.  Never be just a sheep, look for answers to your questions, don't take anything at face value, examine it!  An inquisitive mind is a useful one!   

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #11

I used to be a pretty angry person.  My dad told me a long time ago that when you stay mad and hold grudges, you're really only hurting yourself.   Well of course when I was younger I thought that was just plain stupid.  how is it hurting ME?!  I didn't do anything wrong!  Well, It took me years to finally figure out what he was talking about.

When you hold grudges against people and don't forgive, you dwell and when you dwell you just get more angry at how you can't let it go and then it starts the whole cycle over again, and then you end up projecting your anger and mistrust on other people who may not have ever done anything to hurt you, then you end up blaming them for why y'all couldn't be friends and then the whole huge stupid cycle begins again.

Forgiveness is not for the weak.  Sometimes we have to really sit down an evaluate why we are withholding our forgiveness.  This is not always an easy task.  It's hard to turn the microscope on oneself and say, "hey what's wrong with you!?"  but it is ALWAYS a learning experience when you are able to.

Forgiveness doesn't make what someone did to you all right.  It doesn't take away the hurt, and it doesn't make them a better person.  But it does make YOU a better person.  I have found that when I forgive someone it flips a switch inside of me, and I can feel the tension rise up off of me, like a weight off of my heart.  It is a true testament to one's character who can truly be forgiving.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Homemade Restaurant Style Fried Calamari

I'm gonna teach you to get Restaurant quality Calamari in the comfort of your home!

Even from the time I was a kid I have always LOVED calamari.  It was my favorite thing to get when we would eat out at Italian places.  If it's done right, it is just oh, so good!

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Last year I saw that in the freezer section at my grocery store they have frozen raw calamari, I was shocked!  You see, since we live in such a rural area, they don't carry some of the fancier or odder things because there just isn't a market for it.  Anyway, I decided to be bold and buy it and I took it home and cooked it up and holy smokes, it was so easy and sooooo good.  We went through it so fast it was ridiculous! Ever since then I have been wanting to make it again and do a post about it.

Well, I forgot about it.....

 I try to always add something new when we have leftovers, to make if feel a little less redundant.  So, Monday evening I was looking through the fridge and freezer trying to come up with something for to go with leftover spaghetti when I happened upon a package of frozen raw calamari and thought, YUP!  What a perfect combination!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

We Ditched the Dish

Well, We did it.

We ditched the dish.

The days of recording our favorite shows and complaining about having to watch live tv are through.

With my husband's new job came new financial challenges.  You may remember from this post that he is currently living in two places.  An apartment that we were SO blessed to have been hooked up with, and here at home with us, 1.5 hours away from work.  This new chapter in our lives has presented some new challenges, and reminded us of some old ones, not the least of which is the pay cut that we took for this job.
When I tell people how significant the pay cut was to take this new job people think that we are nuts, but let me explain:  The schools here in the county we have been living in are rated between 2 and 3.... and that's out of TEN mind you!  That's horrible!  Don't get me wrong, this place had its uses and charms, and we are all too grateful for the opportunities that we have had here, but we have always known that this place was just a pitstop for us.  The schools in our new county are rated up in the 8 and 9 range!  Good gracious, what a glorious change!  I know that leaving the good money and taking less all for the sake of providing our children a better education and a better community and really, a better quality of life was the righteous choice for us to make for our family, and I am proud of and stand behind that decision, no matter how hard this is. 

What we've gained...

In a way, ditching the dish is something I have been secretly wanting to do for a while.  Having "cable" hinders us from getting up and getting going.  It keeps us from interacting as much with each other.  It keeps us lazy, and it keeps us plugged into the TV when we should be plugged into each other and having quality time together.  

Cable is a trap.  Don't get me wrong, I am  having withdrawals (to a certain extent).  I hate that I missed Sister Wives on Sunday, and the finale of Top Shot All-Stars, and Futurama, and Adventure Time (lol, that's an odd collection, huh), But something I am definitely NOT going to miss is the $73 per month we were paying for it.  Having cable or satellite is a luxury and not a necessity, so we kicked the dish to the curb, and we aren't looking back!  

We aren't totally lost without it though, we still have tons of shows on DVD and enough movies to make your eyes bug out, and oh dear the video games!  We are still able to entertain ourselves, only none of those other sources of TV fun make you feel trapped the way satellite/cable seems to.  And frankly, it is so much easier to get lost in TV because there are so many choices, you can hardly step away.  But with all these other things, you can only be sucked in for so long, and then you get kind of bored.  

Another thing that rocks about ditching the dish is that I have gotten back into reading more.  I didn't realize how much I missed it.  So that's a bonus!  Right now I am speeding through the 3rd installment of the Fallen series, "Passion".  It's not too bad, and it's a pretty quick read.  who knows what is next, I'll probably read Catching Fire again so that I can refresh my memory before the movie comes out (<---so stoked about this!).  I'll probably throw the Twilight and Harry Potter books in the queue as well, I can never go too long without reading them through again.

What comes next...

I just found out this morning that another house we looked at a while back, which ended up going under contract, is back on the market.  Could this one be our house?? Who knows.  But Lord knows I'm on my knees daily praying for the opportunity for us all to live together again!  I want so badly for us all to be together, and to be homeowners for the first time!  

I know God will bless us in due time, and unfortunately for my nerves, I just need to keep praying and stay positive and most of all trust that when the right thing comes along God will set it aside for us! 

I hope y'all are having a PERFECTLY AWESOME long weekend and I look forward to hearing from you

(nudge nudge comments? nudge nudge) lol

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Friday, August 30, 2013

House Hunting Rocks & Sucks

Hello All, and let me start by saying, UGH.

We have been on the hunt for houses in the new place where my husband got a job in June.  It has been kind of a culture shock because the housing market there is much different, and you get a lot less house for your money.  I get it, really I do, the schools are better there (a huge reason we chose to move there) and it's a nice place on the whole, but it just really sucks for people like us.  My husband is the sole provider while I'm in school and so our income is limited, ipso facto, so are our choices.

The reason house hunting rocks is because it is so fun to go into these places and just see the differences in space and architecture.  It's fun to see the way that other people decorate.  It's fun to wander around the empty ones and imagining where you would put all of your stuff.

The Reason it sucks is that we have kind of run out of choices.  We were on the hook for this one.  Then it didn't work out because the owner was giving his current tenant first opportunity to buy and she got approved.  Back to the drawing board.  There are a ton of houses for sale in the area, but the average price is in the $300-500k arena.....  do you know how much Cops get paid?  You don't?  ok, let's just say not enough to buy those, not by a long shot.

So, here we are.  Dying for the opportunity to get moved into, might I add, our first home, and yet, we are coming up empty handed over and over.  I just wish I knew what God had in mind for us, because I really felt in my heart of hearts that it was that one.  I'm just a little lost.

Hopefully in a few months we will be able to look back at this time and understand what the purpose of this back-and-forth and all this waiting was, but as for now, I'm stumped.  We are just so desperate for the change, and for the opportunity to be home owners we can taste it.

More waiting....

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sharing a Laugh

I watched this video this morning and couldn't stop laughing.  I just thought I would share it.  

I found this through one of my favorite websites for goofiness and hilarity,

Mind you, some stuff on this site is NSFW (not safe for work) and even in this video there are a few suggestive answers to game shows questions, so viewer discretion is advised.

You should also be warned that you can, and most likely will, lose HOURS or maybe even DAYS looking at all that this site has to offer....

You have been warned!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #10

Sometimes, I have extreme difficulty taking off my little tunnel-vision-goggles and stopping to just take a look around at the big picture.  It is so easy to get caught up in everyday crazy that we don't really look around at what is passing us by, or what is happening just outside our line of sight.  We think we can control EVERYTHING and when we can't we get so angry and disillusioned with life.  I personally have to override my crazy once in awhile (easier said than done) and stop and smell the proverbial roses.

It helps me as a Christian to know that there is always one constant in life, one thing I can put my finger on and say, "yeah, that's real", something, or more accurately Someone, who is a constant, who is always there and always cares and is the absolute truth of life. It's like spinning around and around as a kid and if you don't have something to keep focus on you get dizzy and out of control. But with God as the one thing to stare at and focus on, sure everything else is still crazy and spinning like mad, but he's there, keeping everything in perspective and keeping you from totally losing control.   That's one of the reasons that I love this verse from Psalms 46:10, it tells me, "Hey!  stop what you're doing and for Pete's sake settle down!  I've got this"

If I just keep doing what I know is good and right and I just Trust in God the rest of the time it's gonna be fine....  So just settle down.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Meeting Bloggers in REAL Life

I follow a good deal of blogs, as most bloggers do, and I will not hesitate to say I do not read every single post from every single blog I follow.  Sorry.  It's just not possible.  Between Wifing, Momming, and Studenting (lol, how much do you love my new verbs?) I have just a tad bit of time to sit and read blogs before I have to get back to business of one form or another.  That being said, a blog has to be especially  fantastic for me to subscribe via email.  To me, email subscription to a blog is like the most fangirl thing to do when you really love reading someone's content on the regs.  I say ALL of that to say this:

There is one blog, that no matter what, I always have and always will read every single post from, and that blog is Interiors by Kenz.

 I absolutely love this girl!  her writing style is so fun and light it really makes you feel like you are just having coffee with her, not reading through paragraphs on a monitor.  She is so creative and really versatile and extraordinarily skilled at what she does.  Not only is she an awesome writer and DIY-er, but she also is so extremely well-rounded and there is more than meets the eye with this girl!  She plays violin in a symphony, and she's a pilot!  Like, whowhat?!  When I read her about me page I was blown away, I thought, no, there is no way in heck that she is actually a real person!

As you may have read in a previous post, at the beginning of this month I got to meet my blogger idol, Mekenzie from said blog.  She is just as delightful in real life as she is on the interwebs.  Which brings me to my next point and back around to the title of this post.  

Meeting bloggers in REAL life makes you feel a little bit like a stalker.  

It's weird.

We had an awesome breakfast at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Atlanta, over which we talked about all the things that had been going on for her at the Haven Conference that weekend and my much less exciting adventure of getting through the toll road with only $.43 thanks to an extra  nice cashier, and also about the vast differences in our climates (She lives in Utah).  But I found myself asking questions based on all the millions of little factoids I knew about her from reading her blog for months and months, and like I said, it makes ya feel a little bit stalkery.  I talked myself out of this weird little feeling and really enjoyed being able to connect on a personal level with someone I have admired from across the country for such a long time!  

Have you met a fellow blogger and felt this same sensation?  
please tell me I am not alone in this!   

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #9

I'm starting a new series of Wise Words today, All of which look like Chalkboards.  
And really, Who doesn't love this chalkboard trend?

These are some seriously wise words from Ayn Rand, author of Atlas shrugged (among other things).

It is so easy to compare ourselves to others, and to feel jealous and resentful, but this isn't how we better ourselves.  We have to really be CREATIVE to find our own way, and challenge and compete with ourselves, and not EVERYONE else around us.  We need only improve and maintain ourselves to really be happy.  If you go through your whole life trying to beat down other people you will never feel complete because there will always be someone else to beat down just behind them.  Where as if you look only to bettering yourself then there is no limit to what you can accomplish.

Not to mention that you can keep people around to support you instead of smashing them under your boot on the way.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Checking Up

Rainy day here in GA 
Well, I know apart from Wise words posts, I haven't really posted in a little while.  It's been a little stressful and busy around here.  We are house hunting and the like and that can be very irritating at times.  We found our perfect place, but there are other complications around it that are out of our control.  We are ready to go on it but we can't yet because of other people.  I hate feeling like I don't have any control!

Me and my Bunny-girl hanging out

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 8

I know that I have the issue now and then when things get difficult or tense where I look at myself and think, "Ugh, what the point??  Why am I trying so hard?!"
This verse from Galatians stays on my inspiring passages list for just that reason
So that I can look at it and remind myself, 
Nothing bad can come from doing good.
Sometimes the good that can come takes longer than we may like, but it's on the way.

Just be still and wait for it.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 7

I'm off of Swifty at the moment, however, I do love this line from "Ours"
I think we have all been able to look back at how either someone treated us or how we treated someone and realized the REAL reason for the throwing of stones and felt a sheepish for not noticing it before.

I have spent a good deal of time the last couple of years seeking out people who I know I have not been as kind to as I should have been, not only to make myself feel better about my poor behavior, but also, hopefully, to give them some assurance and closure.  

It's hard to admit you're a jerk.
But I have done it. 
And I think all parties are better for it.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!


That's right everyone, the most treasured time of year has come again!  I can hardly contain my excitement or my record-button-pressing!

It's Shark Week!!!

And on behalf of the sheer awesomeness that is Shark Week I have made a roundup of some of the most awesome arts and crafts and handmade delights that the interwebs can provide!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 6

This is something that has always been a personal struggle of mine.
It has come more and more easily to me however in recent years to trust the one Thing I know for sure above all else and that is God.  

I took this picture on a road around the corner from my house, you may remember it from this post.

I thought that the curve in the road that you can't see around was the perfect personification for this scripture. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 5

I took this picture out in my front yard of our pear trees when they were in bloom this spring.

They were so gorgeous
and I remember wishing they just looked like this all the time, and that got me thinking to how temporary everything here on earth is.

That's why I chose this verse from Isaiah.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Our Baby Dinosaur

When we got pregnant with our daughter, Grace (aka Bunny), we knew almost instantaneously that I was pregnant.  In fact that is one of my husband’s favorite stories to tell.  But I’ll save that one for another post.  

Anywho, I was a little bummed about our first appointment because it was so early on that I knew she wasn’t gonna look like a baby yet.  She was gonna have a huge t-rex head and little nubs and a tail….  Babies are weird…  This is where Bunny got her first of many nicknames:  Baby Dinosaur. 

8 weeks.  not much to see here.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Marital Hilarity

So much has been going on lately, I have really been losing track of just about everything:

my schoolwork that needs to be done
my exercise regime
my left flip flop....  
(Where the heck has that thing gone?! I'm seriously considering just mis-matching shoes to see if anyone notices...)

Anyway, I have been neglecting the blog a little bit and I want to fix'er up before it gets out of hand like last time.


My husband is my best friend.  In just every possible way.
We have our romantic moments
And our silly moments
and our just downright hilarious "bro-moments"

I have joked with him for years that he got a great deal with me.  I grew up with 7 brothers so I know my way around the male brain and sense of humor all too well, so he got a great gig marrying me, because I can be a sweet little wifey, and then I can be his bro.
He doesn't particularly like me referring to myself as a "bro"... none-too-sexy I'll admit, but I can't think of a better way to describe it.

Anywho, here is a little marital-hilarity plucked from my own life that I thought I would share with you all.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday # 4

I try my best to really take in the beauty around me as much as possible. 
Although sometimes it is just too easy to get caught up in daily mish-mash to stop and smell the proverbial roses.

The day I took this picture it had rained and stormed all day long 
Then in the even it started to clear up and amounted to such a beautiful golden sunset.

So, I thought that this verse from Luke would be really well-suited.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Awesome New {Albeit Unseasonable} Shop Items!

So, you saw the Maggie scarf the other day
Now it's time to reveal the rest of the goods I've been working on for a while!

I love all of these scarves but, Lord knows I don't need one right now, nor do I need seven!
Do you know how hot it gets down here in Southern GA?  Jeepers!
So, anywho, I have put them in my Etsy shop for you to partake if you should desire!
(click the SHOP tab at the top of the page to check it out!)

So, first up we have...
This charming little foxy loxy

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wise Words Wednesday #3

I took this picture myself out in the front yard, you may remember the post
It was one of my favorite photography posts because it was unplanned and turned out amazing anyway.

Sometimes all it takes is just stepping outside with your camera and no plan at all to capture something truly beautiful.

Ok, stepping out of my deep hipster hole.

If you like it please feel free to let me know in the comments below and you are more than welcome to share it, just hover over for the "Pin it" button.

Thanks Y'all


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