Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Printable Party Decor

I don't have a lot of extra time this morning, but I thought I'd hop on a show you some new things that are slowly going to be making there way into my Etsy shop. This past spring at my Mom to Mom group, a friend of mine asked me if I'd ever done any of the printable decorations that she'd seen all over etsy. In particular the ones over at how doe she?. She wanted something similar and I was willing to give it a shot as long as she didn't mind being my guinea pig. She agreed and I set out to make her just what she was looking for and more. Her party turned out so cute! Thanks Meredith for all the great pictures!

So keep a look out, as I add more and more of these packages to my shop.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Restless In Carolina Book Review

Do happily ever afters really exist? Bridget Pickwick doesn't think so, and she pushes that idea on everyone she's around, including here five year old niece, Birdie. After a storytelling session with her niece, and her refusal to say "Happily...ever....after", Birdie is brought to tears by Bridget's real take on "Happily ever after." Since Bridget lost her husband, Easton, four ears earlier, she's held to the idea that happily ever afters don't exist and God doesn't answer our prayers. He just does what he wants. When she is confronted by her sister, Bonnie, she's faced with the realization that if she doesn't let go of the life she lead with Easton and live her own life, she's going to go to the the grave with it. She slowly begins to turn back to God for guidance and a new chance at finding her happily ever after.

In Tamara Leigh's third book in her Southern Discomfort Series, you'll get to revisit characters of the past as they all continue to help their Uncle find forgiveness and right the past wrongs that the Pickwick's have done. You'll find yourself right back in the small town of Pickwick with all it's southern charm.

Restless in Carolina by Tamarah Leigh (Chapter 1)

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Marshmallows, Goldfish & Peppermint Patties

Hope you all had as much fun this weekend as I did!

My Holiday Weekend Top Ten

10. Having both sides of our family over for a cookout. (We're family kind of people)

9.   Having half of them stay the night....which means some serious rounds of board games.

8.   More desserts than you can fit on one plate!

7.   Grilled corn on the cob....yumm!

6.   Watching Josiah drive his cousin, Cally, around in his Jeep power wheels for the first time. Can we say major cuteness!

5.   Eating lunch at a diner and watching Josiah stand up and dance in the booth because he can see his reflection in the mirror across from us.

4.   Ending a majorly successful week of potty training. Monday was met with zero accidents in underwear all day!
2.   Singing Chris August's Candy Wrap (Josiah's favorite) in the car with my man on the way home from watching fireworks

1.   Bringing our favorite snacks (marshmallows, goldfish & peppermint patties) to the lake and watching the fireworks with our family and community. Hearing the squeals of delight from tons of little people along with Josiah.

Bonus: Instead of sleeping most nights, I was sucked into this awesome book this weekend. For any of you out there that liked the Hunger Games.....this is a must read