Christmas 2013.

Christmas 2013.

Yes, it is 2014 and I am FINALLY getting the time to post about Christmas (last year ;))  On Christmas Eve, the same as every other year, we traveled to Lancaster to visit and have “Christmas” with my Dad’s side of the family. We surprised my grandparents with a large collage photo of all the … Continue reading

The Eve of the Eve of the Eve.

The Eve of the Eve of the Eve.

Jarid was not an easy person to buy a gift for this Christmas.  Every time I asked him for ideas, he would either tell me he would think about it, or say things like, “I don’t need or want anything, as long as I have you”… UGH. Lame! Just kidding.  I eat.that.stuff.up.  I had gathered … Continue reading

DIY Bleach Pen Shirts

DIY Bleach Pen Shirts

When I first saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew that I’d have to try it.  If you’re anything like me, the comfiest shirts you own are also the most boring.  You know what I’m talking about…the basic, solid colored, v-neck t-shirts.  BOOOORINNNNGGG.  I decided it was time to make them a little  bit more … Continue reading

Oh Nuts!

Oh Nuts!

My sweet friend, Sam at OH! Nuts, sent me an email a few weeks ago, asking if I’d like to try out a couple products from his site to blog about… YES PLEASE 🙂  Oh! Nuts has quite a variety to choose from, so it took me a little while to decide!  They’ve got bulk … Continue reading

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Our home is completely decked out at this point… the adorned  Christmas tree, the framed printables (thank you, Pinterest), and the end table decor combined makes for one quite festive living room. Of course, I still have a handful of gifts to buy, even more to wrap, and a bunch of baking I’d like to … Continue reading

Seasonal Preparation.

Seasonal Preparation.

This time of year, everyone’s “to-do” lists seem to be a mile and a half long.  There is always something to be done.  While I adore all things Christmas, I am not a fan of the cold, the insane shopping malls (and people), or icy roads.  Biggest pet peeve = incompetent drivers.  As a Christian, … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

I can’t believe it’s here.  December.  Wasn’t it just yesterday I was posting about Halloween??  It sure feels like it…yet, last weekend, I found myself on a Christmas tree hunt with our family and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner around a full table, not once, not twice, but three times… Even my nails are looking festive. I … Continue reading

Great Coffee, Good Vibes.

Great Coffee, Good Vibes.

Thanks to BzzAgent, I had the opportunity to try out some of Green Mountain’s Trade Certified K-cups.  Unfamiliar with all of the benefits of drinking Fair Trade coffee, I did a bit of reading on the website…Here’s what I’ve found! “The Fair Trade movement allows farmers to get a fair price for their beans, which … Continue reading

Shrimp Fried Quinoa & Rice.

Shrimp Fried Quinoa & Rice.

Jarid was a hero and brought home Chinese for us last night.  I say that because we had dinner guests on Monday and I had just finished putting away a sink (and dishwasher) full of dishes that were washed and dried.  The last thing I wanted to do was dirty more.  Amen? Anyhow, my typical … Continue reading

Enough.

Enough.

My daily devotional struck me pretty directly this morning.  See, I have a weakness for fashion and clothing.  It’s the only thing I really spend money on, other than food, bills, and tithing.  In fact, if you follow me on Pinterest, you can probably attest to my ridiculous amount of “Threads & Accessories” pins. Of … Continue reading