Thursday, January 22, 2015

#Our Project 52/Photo #3 Guilty Pleasure





Thank you all for following along it has helped my accountability to this space tremendously.  I must admit that I sort of struggled on this week's photo...Guilty Pleasure??  I mean really, what should l choose?  I thought long and hard on this and since I have curtailed some of my GP's like, the RHO series, sweets and bread, to name a few.  So, what in the world would I share with you all?  I drink tea some mornings and coffee on others.  The mornings I drink coffee I use creamer and do not add any extra sugar.  So, I started enjoying this creamer and love it!!  I don't even miss the sugar at all.  I have seen some all natural, diy recipes out there, but I am a bit too lazy to try them.  Oops, did I admit that in writing??  I might try one of these, one day soon.
  How about you? 
 How do you drink your coffee?  
What is your guilty pleasure??

Everyday Eyecandy
Lipgloss and Binky


Taken with my Android Camera Phone


Friday, January 16, 2015

#Our Project 52, #2 Morning








My morning starts off by a prayer for the day before my feet hit the floor.  It is quiet and I can't see anyone or anything that needs my immediate attention.  I pull on a ratty well loved sweatshirt from college, wash my face and brush my teeth.  I am usually looking forward to coffee, but lately tea has been the go to.  I received a little goodie bag filled with some teas from our local  tea garden for Christmas.  I have only tried the green tea and I have not had any thing so fresh and pure in a long while!  This tea was so smooth, I did not miss milk, honey or even sugar!!  It is that delicious!!  This was a welcomed treat and I hope to try more of the teas in the future.  After tea service, the morning progresses into checking for hats, gloves, lunches, farewell kisses, hugs and prayers for the children and then a load or two of laundry, Hubby and I will have a meeting of the minds before he goes to conquer the world, a run, bible study, dinner prep, errands, dog walking and cuddling, etc., etc.  There is still time to join us here and here.

Happy Friday!
What does your morning look like?
What are you doing for the weekend?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Project 52 Photography Link Up/Who Are You Photo #1




 I am participating in the Project 52 link up with these lovely bloggers .  I have seen these link ups in the past and thought they were so cool, but not my cup of tea.  I loved looking at all the photos, but thought that I could not possibly manage to track a photo everyday with a theme attached.  I decided to throw caution to the wind and try it any way.   Please join us here.   It is so easy going that you can drop in as often as you like or every week if you can.

 This week's topic is Who Are You??





I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, runner, crafter, wannabe sewer, lover of Jesus, coffee, books, color, pens, people watcher, dreamer, once relaxed-now curly, tote bag fanatic (ok, addict), anything Orange, Mexican food, Tiramisu, boot wearer, lip gloss devotee, ATLien at heart although I am a Houston, TX girl for life, I am not great at speaking about myself or taking selfies! I am constantly looking for ways to live life better,  I am wearing my new favorite earrings from a company that is near and dear to my heart!
 I hope to pursue an opportunity to represent them soon.
If you visit their site
you will learn why my heart strings are tugged really tight right now!!
Stay tuned...

OK, your turn!!!






Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hello and So Long










Hello There


Hey there, it has been a while and I hope to hang out more here in the New Year, even if just to pop by and say hi.  I for some reason have it stuck in my brain that if I don't have something to say, I should not be here!  So, if I just pop in and share a photo or a quote, that is what you will see!  Fair enough?  Cool!

  I have been reading your blogs and keeping up with all you have been doing for the most part.  You guys have been rocking some great giveaways, fashion, scoring some great thrift finds, spending time with family, etc, etc.  I have gained so much inspiration and encouragement from reading your posts.  Thank you, thank you!! 

  I have tried to push through and get here to share, but to be honest the last few months of this year have been so heavy and it hardly
seemed in good taste to post anything at all.  I am really looking forward to closing this year out and embracing 2015.

  How about you all? 

 What are you looking forward to?  


#NYE Virtual Meets Reality

#NYE Virtual Meets Reality






If I were going out on the town to a swanky location with my hubby, I would get all fancy and wear the following.  Yet, reality reigns and I will most likely be wearing this to our neighbor's to roast s'mores, set off fireworks and toast the ball drop! What will you be wearing virtually and real time?





#NYE Virtual Meets Reality by classicfunk featuring an open front cardigan

Cotton dress


$195 - peopletree.co.uk


Open front cardigan
blackfive.com


Cotton shirt
mttmnyc.com


Madewell legging
madewell.com




Kate spade purse
renttherunway.com


Kate Spade stud earrings
saksfifthavenue.com



MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com


Eyeshadow
$3.89 - eyeslipsface.co.uk




Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Listening



It's always so great when I can spend time alone with our children individually.  It is even more special when they ask directly for time set aside to "talk" or in this case for me to "listen".  Life is so very hectic and complicated, yet fun and fulfilling all at the same time right now.  Do you all remember 7th Grade??!!  I do, and let me tell you I was not even in the same register as my girl right now.  I have to really go to a place to access my 7th Grade file to recall what it was like for me.  My girl is so together, and not in a know-it-all, I got this and you don't kinda way.  No, she is more like apart from God I can do nothing and with Him all things are possible and let's be friends because you are a safe place and I like the way you care about others too.  She is the kind of friend I wish I had growing up, especially in the turbulent tween, teen years.  So, when she asks to go chat after church because she has a lot on her plate, well Fro-yo happens!!  I won't share any of our conversation here, out of respect for her privacy, but it all went well.  We even ended our little date by taking a few shots in the backyard.  She is always taking my photos, so I suggested that she join me.  That's all for now.

 Have a wonderful week!










Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Humble Return

****Happy Fall to all, as you may have noticed this post was written a few weeks ago****

Greetings to all!  I hope you have been well since we last visited here?  I have been on the ride of my life over the summer and now in the present school year!  I have had some time to ponder, reflect and meditate on what I believe will be an exciting season in my household this school year.  There are many changes here in my little nest and I am sort of in Mama Bird mode, fiercely protective.  I feel at times like I am "learning" on the job so to speak.  It's all very fascinating and humbling to say the least.  There is much at stake here at the present  and I find myself holding on and letting go simultaneously.  
  What's going on in your nest? 
 Happy First day of Fall!


**Just a few shots from our most recent beach day**