Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mom of the Month- Corinne Johnson

It's that time of the month again, one of my favorite posts of the month!  It's time to honor another Mom and let her share her story.  This month's Mom of the Month goes to Corinne Johnson.  Corinne and I have been friends since high school and lost touch for a few years.  The lovely gods of Facebook brought us together and it was so great to reconnect!  Corinne is a great mother and just like the rest of us she has her hands full!  These Mom of the Months are meant to inspire moms like you.  We all know the hard work that goes into motherhood.  We need to depend on each other, listen, encourage and lift each other up.  I hope these stories every month will encourage you and maybe give you a little tip or piece of advice!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

First Day of School 2014!!

So it's official- we have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader in the house!  Reagan and Hunter both started school today!

This past weekend my mom took the kids out to buy them a little bit of school clothes.  Hunter and Reagan wanted to give us a "fashion show" to show us what they got.  Hunter mentioned he got some reversible shorts.  So he came back out to the living room and had his reversible shorts on backwards.  Mike and I started giggling.  I said "Hunter, reversible means you can turn it inside out and where the other color inside."  Poor little guy, the butt of his pants were in the front.  I am sure that wasn't very comfortable.

With that, I made sure he was wearing his shorts the right way this morning as I drove them to another school year.  Reagan only has 2 more years left and then they will be at separate schools.

I love that they are in school again just not sure I am ready for them to grow up.

The last few years I have taken their picture and wrote down some of their favorite things.  You can see the 2012 picture and the 2013 picture of their first days of school.

On top of starting out another year, it was Hunter's birthday.  Big day for Hunter and yes he was bouncing off the walls :)

Heading to the school.. I am a little excited to get my house back to quiet for a few hours

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Happy Birthday Hunter!!

My sweet baby boy turns 8 today!  I can't believe how big he is now.  He has filled our lives with laughter and joy, and definitely kept me on my toes.   July 21, 2006 was the hottest day of the year in 2006.  Like 118 degrees hottest day!  Oh it was awful but this little Blondie with hardly any hair, made his debut and melted my heart.
He has a big personality, loves to argue, loves baseball and still loves to snuggle.  I am beyond blessed to have him in my life and I thank God each and every day for him.  He is such a blessing and I am excited to see what his life will bring for him!

Happy Birthday Hunter!!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Get Your DIY On- DIY Summer Fun Features!!

25 Ways to Summer-ify Your Home 
 Hey friends! Every month my Get Your DIY On co-hostesses and I challenge you to come up with a project based on some sort of theme. This month's theme was "DIY Summer Fun," and you all certainly rose to the challenge! There were so many fantastic projects shared that is was hard to just pick a few to feature, but here are some of our very favorites:
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Summer-y Room/Space Makeovers

Making It in the Mountains
Deck Reveal by Making It in the Mountains {April's Pick}

Live Love Larson
Summer Front Porch by Life. Love. Larson {Christy's Pick}

The Interior Frugalista
Outdoor Living Space Expansion by The Interior Frugalista {Christy's Pick}

Hearts & Sharts
Vintage Guest Bedroom Makeover by Hearts & Sharts {Krista's Pick}

Teeny Ideas
Decked Out Deck by Teeny Ideas {Mandy's Pick}

Planting Projects

Place of My Taste
Pallet Flower Pot Hanger by Place of My Taste {April's Pick}

My Love to Create
Old Drawers into Porch Planters by My Love 2 Create {April & Krista's Pick}

Simply Swider
Old Windows into Window Boxes by Simply Swider {Abby's Pick}

Summer Art

Home. Made. Interest.
Hello Summer! Painted Block Set by Home. Made. Interest. {Mandy's Pick}

A Prudent Life
DIY Nautical Art by A Prudent Life {Abby's Pick}

Live. Love. Larson.
Summer Lovin' Chalk Wall by Life. Love. Larson. {Krista's Pick}

One Krieger Chick
Watercolor Outdoor Sign by One Krieger Chick {Krista's Pick}

Refresh Living
Boat Oar Address Sign by Refresh Living {Mandy's Pick}

Elegance and Enchantment
Nautical Hebrews 6:19 Printable by Elegance and Enchantment {Mandy's Pick}

Outdoor Decor

Home. Made. Interest.
Butterfly Summer Wreath by Home. Made. Interest. {Abby's Pick}

One Krieger Chick Mason Jar Caddy
Mason Jar Entertaining Caddy by One Krieger Chick {Krista's Pick}

Tiny Sidekick
DIY Outdoor Curtains by Tiny Sidekick {Christy's Pick}

House in the Heights
Patriotic Mason Jar Vases by House in the Heights {Mandy's Pick}

Tiny Sidekick Chandy
DIY Outdoor Chandelier by Tiny Sidekick {April's Pick}

Summer Furniture

Making It in the Mountains Ladder Shelf
DIY Ladder Shelf by Making It in the Mountains {Abby's Pick}

Joy in Our Home
Fun & Colorful Metal Chair Makeover by Joy in Our Home {Abby's Pick}

One More Time Events
Footboard Makeover by One More Time Events {Christy's Pick}

Meet the B's
DIY Outdoor Bar Cart by Meet the B's {April's Pick}

Lake Girl Paints
Sunny Adirondack Chairs by Lake Girl Paints {Christy's Pick}

Little House of Four
Work Bench from Pallets by Little House of Four {Abby's Pick}

Weren't those projects fabulous?! You guys really outdid yourselves this month! Don't forget to come back on Sunday, August 3rd at 7 pm EST and link up your very favorite Room Revamps! See you there!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Daily Inspiration

How many times do we think He isn't listening?  Faith can be hard, it's a challenge all the time.  It's hard to not know what the plan is but it's not our job to know... it's His!

I hope this encourages you this week with whatever you are facing!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Funny!- Strawberries

Oh goodness- sons can be a pain in the butt. I have an eerie feeling Hunter will do this to us one day. It makes me giggle because you never really know what your conversations sound like until your 30 year old sons mock you- LOL


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful!  I need to say this everyday.  I need to remember to be thankful for all those in my life.  All those small things.  I need to be thankful for relationships and lessons learned.  I am thankful for family and friends and I need to remind myself to be thankful everyday.  We all do.  Life is short and we really have so much to be thankful for.  Our lives won't be better when we get that job, our lives won't be better when we have more money.  Our lives will be better when we realize all we can be thankful for!

Each month I jot down 5 small things I am thankful for- it's a nice reminder for me to remember even the little things in life and how much I need them!

1. Catch up with Friends-
I recently was able to have a little lunch with an old friend.  I hadn't seen her in about 6 months and it was so nice to be able to catch up and reconnect.  I really wish I could do that more often and with more friends.  I know we are all so busy but taking an hour for a good girl talk really can make your week!  Thanks Ashley!

2. Date Night- 
Mike and I just went on a date night for the first time in 6 months.  I know... WHAT?  We know we need to do this more but seriously it's adding one more thing to do, one more thing to organize and one more thing to pay for.   I know dumb excuses right.  It was so nice and so needed.  It's great for couples to get out there to spend some time alone :)

3. Netflix-
So we finally jumped on the band wagon and got Netflix.  Actually Mike got the Roku for his birthday so we signed up for Netflix through there.  And I will say, I have no time to watch TV anymore but I love watching movies. I love the fact that I can watch a movie anytime I want which is usually at 11 at night when everyone else is asleep.  I finally get to watch that girl lovely movie with no gripes from anyone else.  Yeah for sappy girl movies!

4. Memories
Recently we lost someone in our family.  Losing a loved one is never easy but having memories that you can reflect and talk about really helps get you through a grieving process.  It's nice to remember fun times, sweet times and all the little things.  Thank God that he provides us the ability to remember, we really need those in our heart.

5. Blog Followers
I just want to say that I am truly thankful for each and every one of my followers.  If you are on Facebook or Instagram, Twitter or Google +, I am thankful for you!  I appreciate you checking in with me and seeing what is going on in this little world of mine.  I do not know all of you but I encourage you to at some point introduce yourself and let me know where you are from.  I would love to meet you!

Tell me what are you thankful for today?

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