Friday Favorites · Holidays

July 4th Weekend {2020}

July 4th wasn't much different for us than usual - Paul often works on the 4th, and I'm not a huge fan of fireworks or sitting out in the heat - so not having parades or fireworks shows didn't bother us. 🙂 I headed to Tennessee on Thursday evening and spent the first part of… Continue reading July 4th Weekend {2020}

Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Prepare For Christmas In July

I know that many people are horrified with how early those Christmas displays begin to appear in the stores. It doesn't bother me - I love Christmas and really enjoy planning and preparing for the season. I find that planning ahead makes Christmas much less stressful financially and emotionally and helps me to to enjoy… Continue reading How To Prepare For Christmas In July

Friday Favorites · Holidays

June 2020 Review and Monthly Favorites

This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links ❤ I'm wrapping up June with my favorites from the month. I've got a bunch of things from a wide range of categories. Let's jump in! Memory Favorites: It's amazing how much fun you can pack… Continue reading June 2020 Review and Monthly Favorites

Decor · Holidays

Decorating for Easter with Blue and White

This year I just felt like keeping it simple and neutral for Easter. Sometimes I drag out all the pastels, but I didn't want to end up redecorating the whole house at the end of April. Adding a few Easter touches into my lightened up decor makes it simple! I loved using touches of ribbon… Continue reading Decorating for Easter with Blue and White

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

How To Enjoy The Holidays – When There Are No Children In Your Home

The holidays are so kid-centric in our culture and there's nothing wrong with that! However, for those of us who do not have children in our homes, it can be easy to feel left out of the fun or like we're enjoying a less magical version of the day. Whether you are a young, single… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays – When There Are No Children In Your Home

Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

This is our 10th Christmas together, so I thought it would be fun to share one picture from each year. The one above is from Christmas Eve 2010, just a week after our wedding! 2011-  and the vest that Paul doesn't wear anymore. 🙂 2012 - the last Christmas my Gramma spent with us before… Continue reading 10 Pictures on Friday: Our 10th Christmas

Faith · Holidays

3 Things To Pray Before Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time - and it can also be a miserable time. No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it's a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren't able to be with you for Christmas. It's… Continue reading 3 Things To Pray Before Christmas