Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Summer is flying by!
Amongst the busy-ness of this season, my computer decided to go hay-wire, ONCE AGAIN.
So we were down & out of the internet world for a while.
Might I say, it wasn't such a bad thing...

We are all doing fine & dandy. I have lots of adventures, projects & things to post about, so hopefully I'll be able to update a little more often!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Here I go again, posting pictures of myself, like most Wednesdays.
I feel super silly doing this every week...and I will probably always say that.
My wardrobe is nothing to boast about & even if it was, I wouldn't want to.
It's just an inspiration & motivation to look somewhat decent.

Anyone find themselves finally showering & getting all dolled up an hour or two before their husband comes home from work? Some days, he gets home early & catches me still all sweaty, in running shorts, hair pulled up in a messy bun & no make up on. And those are usually the days he tells me I look beautiful. What a blessing to have such a great guy! :)

This outfit is from Tuesday. It was hot (like most places). We ran out to the bank & to walmart in the morning - I was in my running shorts & tank - to make sure I ran once I got a chance to in the afternoon - and then we spent the afternoon INSIDE in the AIR CONDITIONING while Roguey napped. Hence, the longer sleeved shirt! Nothing fancy, but I'm trying!

 Denim Shirt - Plato's Closet (Exton, PA)
Black Tank - Target
Shorts - Gap Outlet (last year, Lancaster)
Leopard Flats - Target (old)

And this cutie was being a whiney butt during our mini photo-op, so she got her picture taken too!

Thanks for reading & Happy Wednesday! :)
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello Monday

Well hello there Monday, how are you?
Hello friends who read my blog!
Thanks! :)

Hello cupcakes at Miles Mt. Race Track

Hello bouncy thing - what a big girl!

Hello cousin Colton's dirt bike! Boy, it won't be long before Rogue is asking for one of these...
Hello Mr. Blue Eyed Racer!

Saturday we spent some time over at Mile Mt. dirt bike race track. Clint's cousin, Cameron, was practicing on Saturday. Rogue absolutely loved watching all the bikes, before he finally conked in Daddy's arms. It is VERY rarely that Rogue falls asleep in our arms anymore, so we both fight over holding him when it does happen...I lost, bummer. Next time!

Hello to another week in the heat of summer.
It's going too fast...please slow down!

Linking up with Lisa for Hello Monday!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Don't Let Your Fire Burn Out..."

"...Cause somewhere, somebody needs a reason to believe."

I love this song by Britt Nicole. It is so encouraging!  :)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Kitchen Corner & 2 Spaghetti Monsters

Since it's what I like to do, I thought I'd post some pics of the new apartment that we moved into at the end of June.
We really love it here. It has such a cozy feel. Although it is a second story apartment, that is completely upstairs, we have started to get used to it.

Everything I have & do is constantly changing & a work in progress. I'm working on finding my style in a chic way! :) Most of our things are handmade or seconds. I find it's a very fun way to decorate & it adds a lot of character to our home.
Since we are still renting, I try to use things that I can take with us when we move again. I'm also using things that I am hoping is defining us as a family with incorporating what I hope becomes "my decor".

This is our kitchen island. Right now, it's functioning just as our "paperwork" center in a kitchen corner. Very accessible!
(Somehow during the move, the bottom cabinet doors got off track, I need to get Clint to fix them!)
It was gifted to us for our wedding from Crate & Barrel. I love the butcher counter top & the white cabinets!
If we ever own a house, I would want our cabinets/counters to be just like this.
The backside of it flips out to be a little bar to put stools at. I do have some stools that I need to redo sometime. I'll save that for another post. For right now, we like it where it's at.

I painted the sign on the wall - it's 1 Corinthians 13 "Love..." It's amateur & I hope to get better at painting signs! I used stencils for it and just a tan colored paint for the words.
The memo board was a hand-me down from Vonnie! (Alot of my things were given to me from her, you will notice)

I love this little display.
The glass bowl I found at Goodwill. Right now I have my birthday cards in it. I'm going to switch stuff in & out of it for different holidays & seasons!
The empty frame I painted white. It has some beautiful texture to it. I think the white paint really brought that out.
& a simple white vase with a fake flower.
The white vase, a wonderful lady from our old church brought over with fresh lilacs in it & a meal, after I had Rogue last summer.
I also want to paint the green basket (seen in the 1st photo) white. The green just isn't working for me. That basket is usually our paperwork we are "using", as well as pens, our Bible, and the camera.

So that's it for tonight! I'm just going to take this one area at a time, to not let myself get carried away.
I mean, I do have a dear husband, 2 wonderful children, cleaning, laundry, cooking, paperwork, & all the rest of the busy-ness of life that is oh so demanding ;)

These are the 2 spaghetti monsters wonderful children I mentioned.
They wanted to just eat the meat sauce out of the pan, so we dumped the spaghetti in the pan & let them have at it! The end result: red tomato sauce, sticky sketti, & a bath...Gotta let them be little!

Thanks for reading & I hope you check back to see everything else I want to share!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

I almost feel ridiculous doing this every Wednesday (or every Wednesday that I can).
It truly is hard getting dressed into something nice & attempting to look nice.
When I do force myself out of my jammies, it's usually into another pair of running shorts & a tank.
But I'm TRYING to do better! This really motivates me, so I'm hoping to keep up with it more!

White Button Down - Old Navy (last summer)
Green Dotted Skirt - AE outlet (Rehobeth Beach, 2 summers ago)
Brown Flips - AE outlet (Lancaster, 2 summers ago)
Brown Belt - Walmart
White Ball Earrings - Green Dragon Flea Market (Ephrata, PA)
And I just LOVE wearing white nailpolish :)
And, AND yes, that's the cute little creek outside our new place :)

I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!
Happy Wednesday All!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday
Hello back to blogging
I know I've been MIA...moving & breaking my computer can be the blame for that!
Hello new place - we love it here!
I'll try to post some pics of my favorite little spots sometime this week!!!

Hello to my morning babes!
Hello Rogue
Notice he is already eating...chocolate chip muffins...

Hello Carly
She is a very slow waker...

Hello to the beautiful frame that Clint made for my birthday!
I ordered this 11x14 picture from Shutterfly. I get emails from them occasionally for discounts/freebies & this was free. Absolutely wasn't going to pass that up!
Clint said he would make me a frame sometime...and he did!
I love it!

Hello to this beautiful quote my mom had hanging on her fridge. It's perfect!

Hello new opportunities!
Hello trusting God in every way! :)
I'm linking up with Lisa for Hello Monday