30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 7: ONLINE SHOPPING

Two words. AMAZON PRIME! I went from about 5% Christmas shopping done to 75% Christmas shopping done in one morning!!! On a day like today where we woke up to so much snow,… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 6: GENUINE COMPASSION

I was watching the news last night and saw that this man, “Secret Santa” is back at it again this year, handing out $100 bills, anonymously, and wanting nothing in return but for… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 5: STENCILED KITCHEN WALL

It’s amazing how one pretty thing can make a girl so happy, and that is making me wonder “why did I wait so long on this?”  My freshly stenciled kitchen wall is giving… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 4: THE STENCILED WALL

I’ve been on the hunt lately for the perfect stencil.  I knew that I wanted to stencil the big vaulted wall in my kitchen, but wasn’t dead set on any particular pattern that… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 3: THE INITIATION

I received a new calling in the ward so I no longer work with the scouts, but with the darling young women ages 14-15.  One of the first days together with them, two… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 2: HIS LOVE

Since my little round with Bell’s Palsy I am reminded all over again how much this guy loves me!   This picture is “pre – palsy” obviously! He loves me in spite of my… Continue reading

THE DAY MY FACE FELL – AND DAY 1 OF 30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE

Sometimes when I don’t get enough sleep my eye will twitch.  It happens often and always goes away after I get good sleep.   That is until last Saturday.   All day long my… Continue reading

MILITARY / CHEVRON / AND 30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE

This weekend was an interesting one…. some fun things –Hint: it rhymes with “schmenciling a schmall” (blog post to come) … and  ONE BIG SCARY thing.  But I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.… Continue reading

30 DAYS OF THRIFTED OUTFITS – A COMPLETE LIST

**  I tried really hard to make sure the majority of every outfit was thrifted, and when I say “thrifted” I mean that it was either purchased at a second hand store,  given… Continue reading

A SMALL THANKSGIVING

It was nothing like Thanksgivings that I know and love.  It was small and it was quiet, which for me coming from a family of 7 other siblings, was quite a change! But having… Continue reading