ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

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Another one bites the dust. I’ve been sitting, snuggling, sitting, snuggling……… all good things unless your baby girls feels like this. If she wasn’t in my lap, she’s been here most of the day. It took AK about 48 hours to get over this, so hopefully with lots of Vitamin C, essential oils and good [...]

THIS IS HOW WE EAT

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Thanks for letting me rant yesterday. Today I feel so much better. Things could be so much worse. Instead of complaining I should be thankful. Thank you for all of your encouragement! I still don’t have the MRI results back. I may not get them until Monday, but that is okay! I feel like if [...]

IF I DIDN’T KNOW…..

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If I didn’t know that my God ordered each of my steps, if I didn’t know that all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, If I didn’t know that He had a plan and a purpose for my life…..this week would have totally [...]

THICK CHALK PAINT? { NO PROBLEM}

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I got ready to do some painting this morning and realized the lid on my pure white chalk paint had not been on good for months. Air got to it and it was thicker than molasses, even a little clumpy. Not only was it thick but there was rust and flakes of dried paint all [...]

Back to the Grindstone

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Phew!!! I feel like I have been on vacation for weeks! Oh wait…..I have!! I have to say I wasn’t ready to see my big baby go back to school today and I am certain she wasn’t ready either. I have so enjoyed my them over the past 4 weeks. With that being said I [...]

PARSNIP FRENCH FRIES { I TRIED SOMETHING NEW!}

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I have been trying to soak up every last second of the past few days with my kiddos. I am one of those weirdos who is not ready for their kids to go back to school. I like my babies being home! I have not done any work at all. I have a desk that [...]

A LOOK AHEAD INTO 2013

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I’ve been doing a whole lot of thinking, and praying about 2013. It looks different, it feels different. Our family is being stirred by the Holy Spirit, and pushed out of our comfort zone for what is ahead. Only God knows what that is, but I am sure it is marvelous. I didn’t lay out [...]

RESTORED ORDER

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Like the majority of all of us, the new year represents a fresh start and prompts us to re focus on new goals and priority adjustments. We just had our family meeting to come up with the Wright family “rallying cry” for the first quarter. I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I tell [...]

CHRISTMAS IN REVIEW

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Well HELLO!!! Long time no talk, huh? After getting back from Disney we had a bout with the flu. Over the past 7 days I have had a 5-year-old glued to my side, lap, hip, bed, or just about anywhere I went. She is still not well! This afternoon, day 8, she has a 101 [...]

B- METRO MAGAZINE {Home for the Holiday}

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Well, we are finally home from our magic bubble, that is Disney, and back into the real world! That place really is magic when you are there. Nothing else really mattered for the whole week except for loving on our kiddos and each other. I think we were all bummed to have to come home! [...]

CHRISTMAS MAGIC

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Good evening my sweet friends from the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World.   Abbie is celebrating her birthday here and we are getting our Christmas on at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. For some reason, I thought I would be able to blog here at night. Umm….. Not a chance. We have been [...]

WRAPPING PAPER – IT’S A TWO-FER:)

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One of my favorite things to buy at Christmas is Hobby Lobby’s wrapping paper. Most of the time it’s 50% off and you get 100 square feet of thick, nice paper for 4 bucks. The best part about it is that it can be used all year around! You get a two-fer! Just because it [...]

MY FAMILY ROOM NEEDS YOUR HELP

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Happy, Happy Monday everyone! I am anxiously awaiting my issue of B-Metro Magazine today. I just saw the article for the feature of my friend Rachel’s home. I had the privilege of helping Rachel and my friend Paula Coldiron style her home for Christmas for the shoot. They were able to use a lot of [...]

ETHAN ALLEN CABINET AND A PEANUT BUTTER JAR

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I just finished up this sweet little vintage Ethan Allen Cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, kitchen scale. I took it into the store today and did some re arranging. The top on this piece was that really dated maple varnish and had many scratches on it. I stripped it down to its’ beautiful [...]

FAUX METAL TOP TABLE

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My sweet friend Kennesha over at Restoration House Interiors, used my video tutorial on how to achieve a faux zinc table top. I am so glad someone else tried it out, I have been dying to know if the instructions were clear. I think every table will be different, but you still will achieve the [...]

VINTAGE INSPIRED GIRLY GIRL CHRISTMAS

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It’s always a whole lot a crazy around our house in November. November 2nd is our anniversary, November 4th, my husband’s birthday, the 12th my 5 year old’s birthday, the 15th my birthday, the 16th my mother in-laws, not to mention Thanksgiving, school parties etc etc…. Needless to say there was some serious celebrating last [...]

PHEASANT FEATHERS AND A MAGAZINE DEBUT

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My husband just got back from another hunting trip with his dad in South Dakota. My prize when he comes home is always pelts of beautiful feathers and some pheasant to cook. The feathers came at just the perfect time this year. I had the privilege of helping my friend Paula, and my friend Rachel, [...]

WHAT A DAY…. { book winner}

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Today our trip to the allergist turned everyone’s smile upside down around here. AK my oldest was fighting it all the way there. If any of you have ever had this done, you know how miserable it is. Bless her sweet heart is allergic to everything under the sun and her arms were on fire. [...]

“INSPIRED YOU” REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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Today is an exciting day for my sweet friend Marian, aka, Miss Mustard Seed.   Her book, Inspired You: Letting God Breathe New Life Into Your Heart and Home has officially been released for purchase. I have the privilege of knowing Marian personally. She is every bit as Godly and as genuine as she comes [...]

A Letter From Summer

I am sharing this with you in honor of my friend. She leaves behind an incredible legacy. For all of those who followed her story, prayed for her and loved and encouraged her family, even from afar, this letter is from Summer to you. “I Win” – the story written by Summer Kempfer This story [...]

Some Catching Up and a Tribute to My Friend

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Boy, I have been feeling so disconnected from you guys over the past few months. I feel like I have just not been totally here. Let me debrief you. I have had so much on my mind. We said good-bye to my sweet friend Summer in an emotional but joyful tribute to her life and [...]

Summer Wins….and HE wins.

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Summmer Sunshine Kempfer is in the arms of Jesus today. I will be forever changed by her unshakable faith, her friendship, her infectious smile and her love for Jesus even amongst the most difficult of circumstances. Please continue to pray for her precious family. Jeremy and the kids have a long hard road of recover [...]

Road Trip { a simpler life}

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The girls and I took off today with my friend Monique and her two girls down Highway 280 to visit a friend of hers that she had not seen in like 20 years. They had a sweet little reunion, I made a new friend and our kids had a BLAST. I have to tell you, [...]

BURLAP BOW TUTORIAL

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I’m still working on being an eloquent deliverer. There are a lot of Um’s in this video, but hey….. At least you will know how to make some darn cute bows. Enjoy!

Burlap Bows Anybody?

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Over the past couple of years, I have made bows out of burlap to sell in my booths over the holidays. They are always a big hit, and last year I shipped them all over the country. They are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, making them wonderfully transitional. Actually, they could even move into wedding [...]