2014 Instagram {in review}

I'm glad I'm not the only one that has been re-evaluating their online presence and adding a little more breathing room into life. I have no doubt that stepping back from the online world is the #1 reason I have read five, yes F-I-V-E, books since Christmas {more on that in a post next week}. That might be average for some, but that is HUGE for me ... probably a record since becoming a mama 10 years ago and feeling like I lost some of those brain cells that allow you to concentrate on anything for more than 8.2 minutes. But ... I also miss documenting bits of life around here. So I'm, like always, trying to find the balance. Here's a re-cap of my TOP 10 Instagram photos of ... Keep Reading

Goodbye 2014 / Hello 2015!

I wanted to pop-in one last time before we close this year out and get a FRESH start on the new year!! My recent weeks have been wonderFULL of time with family and friends. What a joy to have my Mom home for two full weeks, splitting her time between my house and my sister's house. I've also been soaking up the time having both my Sweets + Little home with me. Add to that a brand new great-nephew and this holiday season has been filled my heart with so many sweet memories. Of course, don't think that there weren't moments of stress, emotion and exhaustion that set in too ... thankfully though none of them ruined or dictated any of our memories. So, from our house to yours, I want to say ... Keep Reading

Friday Favorites // Five Things

So ... I intended to post this last week and I was going to be all 'whoop whoop' I posted three times in one week. Pride cometh before the fall. Then this week hit and I don't know what to blame it on, but I have been in a F-U-N-K. Just one of those weeks where everything felt off and harder than it should. But Thursday righted me right side up and I feel like I'm going to start Friday on the right foot for a great weekend. Okay, a few of these are a little dated, but seeing as how I was barely blogging this summer ... bare with me, okay?   Target Boyfriend V Tee I bought two of these t-shirts early in the summer season and quickly fell in love with the casual fit and style. In fact, I ... Keep Reading

Friday Favorites // More happy …

Well, that last post went over like a lead balloon didn't it ... ba-dum-dump. Apparently ya'll aren't excited about Whole30. So ... let's move onto some more happy with another Friday Favorites {yea! a second post ... I can almost call it a series}. Get ready, there's a bit of a "joy" theme. First, a few shares from The Queen Bee Market. While speaking at the Choose Joy Event, I had the lucky timing of shopping the market. I was most looking forward to hugging Mique & Jessica. Of course I couldn't resist a little happy coming home with me. This kitchen towel. I always tell my boys everything I make tastes better because of the love I add! Now I have proof. It's almost too cute to ... Keep Reading

Friday Favorites // A little bit of all things happy right now …

I'd like to say that this will be a new weekly post ... BUT ... that would somehow imply that I kept an editorial calendar and posted regularly, eh-hem. So let's say I like the idea of this and hope to have it show up more than just this one time. Here goes ... a little bit of all things happy {of the tangible sort} going on right now in my life:: After FINALLY finishing The Book Thief  (also a brilliant book), I jumped right back into The Light Between Oceans and flew through it. Such a good book. Not the best timing (or was it) subject matter wise as I headed down to Choose Joy, but just another story to keep all thing in perspective. It's a heartbreaking and beautiful story of love ... Keep Reading