Sunday Thoughts, October 2nd

The sermon from last Sunday has been something that has been on my mind a lot lately. Towards the end of that sermon our pastor mentioned that he woke up that morning with a feeling that people of his church are in some kind of battle. A battle of addiction, grief, loss, or anything in that nature. He then asked for those that are battling with some kind of emotional or physical battle to stand up so him, along with everyone else in the church, can pray for them. Jonathan, eighty percent of the attendees, and I all stood up. I was not expecting that many people to be standing up with me. I almost did not want to stand up because...Read More

Holiday Season Challenge

For the next three months I want you to write one positive thing that happened to you on that day. You do not have to write a lengthy story but just a couple words or a sentence will do. The point of this is to get you to reflect on the positive of your day. So maybe it was something you saw, something that made you laugh, an event, a scripture, a song, or simply the weather. Whatever it was, write it down. The end of the holiday season you will have three months worth of positivity written down to remember. The next three months can be stressful and hectic for everyone but that is not how it is supposed to...Read More

DIY Fall Banner

Happy Autumn. I am SO ready for sweaters, warm tea, & football. Oh, and for Yuma to get with the season. I am done with 100 degree weather! Anyways, Lets celebrate with this quick and easy DIY Fall Banner. Materials: Only four things! Burlap I bought a roll of navy blue burlap from WalMart Twine This hot tangled mess of mine is also from WalMart. Hot Glue Gun w/ sticks Scissors Directions: Five minute kind of quick! Cut burlap into rectangles. Glue the twine an half an inch from the top of the burlap. Continue for each piece. When starting the banner leave an inch or two for hanging purposes. In between each burlap piece leave about an inch. Place...Read More

Sunday Thoughts

As you may have read before I am your typical military spouse. Read here. My husband had made the gracious decision to re-enlist and because of this I decided to put myself out there and get more involved in the military community. If this is going to be my life for a while why not, right? Right! I got involved by volunteering with the unit's family readiness program. I won't go into too much detail of what this program is because it is beside the point for this blog post. But it is basically a resource and referral program for the families within the unit. I was appointed as a Family Readiness Assistant in the beginning of the summer. With the title...Read More

But Shoot, It Was 99 Cents

GOODWILL FIND. Almost every morning I get asked where his cover is or we argue on who has to go upstairs to go and grab it. & then this gem was found at our local goodwill. But it was bright blue. My first upcycle, woohoo.  Here is the before. I started to paint in the corner and then remembered that I needed a before picture! My plans for this piece is to hang it by the front door and use it as a catch all for my husband. All the stuff he will need to get him through the day will all be right next to the front door. No more six in the morning hunting. It is laminate but no...Read More

DIY Mouse Pad

I think cheap may be my favorite quality in anything. & along with cheap, I like easy! Here is a very cheap & easy DIY mouse pad. A mouse pad was on my list of things that I needed. There are cheap enough mouse pads out there where I could of just gone out and purchased one but where is the fun in that. So, I made my own chic mouse pad for absolutely no money. This DIY was an upcycle of materials and supplies that I had laying around my house. I encourage you to do the same as you do not need to use the materials that I have listed below. Get creative and make your own unique mouse pad with this DIY....Read More
Flower Keepsake

Flower Keepsake

For the boys: Buy the girl some flowers. For the girls: Save them forever. In this beautiful decorative piece I have every single flower that my husband ever bought for me. From the first bouquet, to pre Marine Ball celebrations, and to the just because flowers they are stored in this piece as a keepsake. If my house was to ever catch on fire this would be the first item that I would grab to save. I will probably never understand why receiving flowers is such a grand gesture but seeing them everyday really helped when my husband was away. Not only does this work as a cute home decoration but there is that special meaning behind it. This  specific decorative piece is from Pier One. It has...Read More

DIY Save The Date

Do it yourself. It is possible. You can do this. My wedding is what unleashed my inner craftiness. I handmade so much for my wedding and it saved me hundreds of dollars that I did not have. The best part about making things yourself is that you can get it to be exactly the way you want with the correct wording and colors. Before you spend the money on anything for your wedding make sure you cannot make it first. I would then like to share with you how I created some of the things from my wedding starting with my save the date cards. Don’t worry, I am not the craftiest of the crafty and this project is so...Read More

DIY Greeting Card Keepsake

Written on the inside of them are usually special messages that you would want to save forever. But, how do you store them? You could just store them in a box and find that box when it is time to move or you could make this lovely book to show them off. I bring to you a quick and easy DIY to collaborate all the greeting cards from your events into one lovely book. Supplies Cards Hole Puncher String Scissors Paper   Instructions Divide the cards into two piles based off of their size. Hole punch the top left and bottom left corners of the bigger cards Hole punch the top left corner only of the smaller cards. Cut your paper...Read More