Monthly Archives: October 2013

What I Am Listening To {Issue1: Community}

Sweet Friend,

I have seen you at Wal-Mart, in the drop-off line at school, at the pediatrician office, at playdates, working on homework with your kids, making a meal for a sick friend, and folding clothes late at night.  You are constantly pouring yourself out into the lives of your family and friends.  You give of yourself at church, at work, and at home.

All that pouring out…aren’t you empty?

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Autumn Warmth

Homemade country breakfast with my brother. A walk with my boys. Tractor rides for the kids. Birthday party for my baby.  One last boat ride of the year. Pumpkin carving. Fishing with Papa and the kids. Throwing rocks in the lake with my little boy. Steaks on the grill. Fire pit and the stars with my husband. My heart is full.

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Simple Autumn Centerpiece

Good morning, Friend.  I hope your weekend was great!

As you were looking through my pics the last time we met,  you may have noticed my autumn centerpiece.   It was very simple to create.   The basket is one that I bought several years ago from Southern Living.  It has been a very versatile piece.   I added some small pumpkins and gourds that I bought when I took my kids to the pumpkin patch a couple weeks back.  I had already bought some yummy

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Creating a Family Command Center

Good morning, Friend.

Hope you have something warm in your mug on this cool Fall morning.  I have a cup of Green Mountain English Toffee (love my k-cups!) with cream and a little homemade salted caramel.  My cousin gave me a jar and the recipe.  I will have to try it to make it myself.  Of course I will let you know how that goes.

Speaking of projects, I am so proud of my family command center.  I am blessed to live in a cozy house, and by cozy I mean little.  So there isn’t much room for a lot of extra furniture.  I have to have multiple uses for each space if possible.

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So Glad You Came!

Good morning, Friend!

Seeing as this is our first cup of coffee together, we should get to know each other!

Number one thing you should now about me is that like it or not I live from one cup of coffee to another.  I really need an IV drip of it. I used to blame my need for coffee on my kids, but now that they sleep through the night (for the most part) I can only say that I typically burn the candle at both ends.  (Make no mistake…I love my life!)

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