Saturday Musings 


I hope you have had a wonderful week. We have been busy this week with Vacation Bible School, but it has been a great week.


We had planned to cook out and fish with members of our church, but the weather interfered. We did get to eat and fish a little before the storm. How pretty is this view?


And this little cherub was too entertaining:


Here is What I’m reading this weekend:


   Tour an industrial farmhouse in Iceland


Vintage Decor Ideas
Have a wonderful weekend.

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Saturday Musings 


My grandmother’s Christmas cactus
For as long as I can remember, my Nana has had this Christmas cactus, which she got from my great-aunt. I have always admired it. Lately I’ve been reading about the benefits of house plants and how they can purify the air.

Pure breathing air isn’t just good for your pulmonary system; it’s good for your mental health as well. Having indoor plants promotes happiness and a sense of calm.

My grandmother gave me some starts from her Christmas cactus when we went to see her last week. I’m rooting two sections of it: one for my home and one for my classroom this fall. I am also working on growing some other plants indoors as well. More on that later.

We celebrated July 4th last week with a church picnic and some watery fun!


Then, we went to see some fireworks.


We are also doing some other fun things this weekend. Yesterday, we helped decorate for Vacation Bible School. We might not have been a big help, but we had fun.


 We will be meeting up with church friends for a cookout tonight.


Who knows what else we’ll do?

Aubrey thinks this plant stand is a nice seat.

And now for a few updates: 

I painted our living room over spring break and it was a chore! We still need to paint our bedroom, the office, the dining room, kitchen and the playroom. I am hoping to get the playroom and office knocked out this week. We shall see.


I am continuing to be blessed by this wonderful bible study. I am also still looking for active participants who are willing to join me in this study. You will be incredibly blessed!

Health:

I’ve learned that I have arthritis in my back and hip, and that is what’s causing my back to hurt. I went to the doctor and was prescribed physical therapy and medication. I’m trying a few holistic methods as well. 


Trim Healthy Mama:

I was doing so well with THM and was almost 100% on plan, but then i went on vacation and I got off track 🙁  I was feeling cruddy and putting weight on, so I’m trying now to get back on plan. Slowly but surely I am getting there!!

Here’s what I’m reading this week:


Worthing Court: How to Make a Screened in Porch a Relaxing Oasis


Stonegable: Secrets to be a better home decorator

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Saturday Musings

I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful weekend. We have had a wonderful week and now we’re just having a low key weekend with family.

Last week, we had a birthday. Our oldest turned six.


We let Emorie choose what she wanted to do (within reason). She chose to go to the trampoline park


To Chick-fil-A 


And to BuildABear


Then, we had dinner at her favorite restaurant in our town. She had a blast!

This week, she had cheer camp:

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​Aubrey is loving having Mama at home for summer:



                          Home:

On the home front, we are working to finish our entry way and dining room! We also have some bigger projects in mind but I can’t talk about them yet. 

 Here is what I’m reading this weekend: 


Country Living: Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Fall

The Nine Dollar Polish Queen Elizabeth Always Wears
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Weekend Reading 


Happy weekend to you!

Something big happened around here this week: this little sunshine finished her first year of school.

She is now a kindergarten graduate! Her last day of school was yesterday, and in August, she’ll be in first grade.

She has had a great school year.

This little stinker rocked her first ponytail and looked adorable.

It’s rainy here this weekend, so you can find us inside, enjoying some cuddles and watching some movies.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

The Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley

If you’re looking for a Bible study, I highly suggest that you check out this one. I’ve only just started and already I’ve been so blessed.

BHG: Mothers Day gifts

Simple ways to increase the curb appeal of your home

10 plants that will purify the air in your home

A yard built for parties

Have a wonderful week end.

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Saturday Musings: Another trip around the sun

Happy weekend to you! Today marks 32 years I’ve been on this earth. I’d like to think I’ve got a lot to show for those years, but truthfully, I’ve got a lot more things I still want to accomplish. That’s enough seriousness for one day.

They’re my greatest accomplishment.

This past week was a busy one with lots of fun projects, but we’ve got more fun in store for you next week. Here’s what I’ll be sharing:

  1. Monday: How to turn a cheap piece of artwork into a cute farmhouse chalkboard
  2. Tuesday: A reorganized china cabinet
  3. Wednesday: Wordfull Wednesday with some “quoty goodness”
  4. Thursday: Creating interesting container gardens
  5. Friday: a farmhouse entry way revealed

And here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Modern Parents Messy Kids: secrets to gorgeous plant pots

Setting for Four: How to grow a cut flower garden

BHG: Best plants for rock flower beds

BHG: Your Guide to Common Weeds

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

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This week has been crazy busy. I was on spring break, but managed to clean out closets, paint the living room, clean out the out building, and wash the porch furniture. I also got to volunteer at my daughter’s school for her Easter egg hunt. 


Isn’t she cute? She’s growing up way too fast. 

This little stinker fought a nasty virus this week but is feeling much better.


Here she is modeling her sister’s rain boots.

We are off to an Easter egg hunt at church today, and then back home to get ready for Easter Sunday. I hope the Lord blesses you and your family. 

Here is what I’m reading this weekend:


Country Living: Old fashioned plants you need in your garden right now


Country Living: Small Mountain Towns to Visit this Summer (#1 is Jackson County, NC, which is home to my alma mater)

Southern Living: 21 DIY Easter egg ideas

BHG: No-dye Easter egg ideas
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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Week in Review Wednesday 

Happy Wednesday to you. Last week felt like fall but now we’re seeing temperatures in the eighties again.  North Carolina has some odd weather, to be sure. It may not feel very fall-ish, but it is at least looking like fall.  Our trees they are a changing.

We are actually in the process of tearing out our flower beds in the front and reworking them. We aren’t sure what we want to plant in the beds, but we are actively looking for ideas.

Miss E had the busiest weekend of all of us.  She went to the State Fair on Friday, to a cookout and party on Saturday, had a play date Saturday, and then had church and Christmas play practice on Sunday. Also on Sunday, we celebrated my father in law’s birthday.
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And then this little stinker took a few steps this weekend.

I hope you have a great week!!

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This week was a quick and very busy week for us. We are glad that it is over, and we can slow down and take a break. That being said, let’s make sure we take the time to pray for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Many of us are safe in our warm, dry home, but others are not so fortunate. Let us always be grateful for what we have and in prayer for all others.

This weekend, I am catching up. I’m catching up on some long neglected house work. I’m catching up on some organization projects that have not yet been completed, but that also will simplify my life when they’re done. I’m catching up on some work for my job. Amidst all of those things, I’m also pausing to enjoy my family and enjoy these fine pieces of reading material.

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Country Living: “Inside a 200-year old farmhouse”

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Southern Living Mess Makers: Behind the Scenes

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House Beautiful: Inside Frank Sinatra’s Secret Mountain Getaway

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BHG: Stylish Marquee Projects

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm and dry, and be safe!

Here’s a little preview of what’s coming up on the blog this week:

Super Easy Taco Soup
Bathroom Cabinet Organization

Week in Pictures

Outdoor fall tour

A free fall printable

 

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Week in Review 

My sweet family is having an awesome week and I hope yours does,  too.

This tiny girl is getting bigger and more grown up every day.  Her little personality is coming out more and more. 

Even when she’s grumpy she’s still so much fun. 

And our sweet Emorie.  She is loving school and is learning so much. 

And she’s growing soooooo fast!!


We are all doing well and enjoying life. 

Even though the weather is rainy this week, I hope you can find some sunshine.  Thanks for reading. 

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Week in review Wednesday 

What a busy but wonderful week.

We started our weekend by purchasing a big girl booster seat for our kindergartener.

I decided it was time for a change, so I had my nappy waist length hair cut to my shoulders. It looks and feels so. much. better. Thanks, Crystal!

This little cutie has really been tossing out the smiles lately! 

On Sunday we went to church and this girl looked so grown:


On Monday, I moved out of the classroom I’ve occupied for the last five years.I am excited about my new journey but will truly miss my friends and the community in which I taught. 
I moved my things into my new classroom, which I will begin setting up this week.


I have a busy rest of the week ahead but can’t wait to share all those happenings with you next week! Make it a great one!!
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