Monday, August 29, 2016

What I am Wearing - Styling a White Denim Jacket

One of my wardrobe staples is my white denim jacket that I purchased years ago from the GAP.  It can be worn year round with anything from dresses to jeans.  It also can help you transition your sundresses from Summer into Fall.  I am sharing a few ways I have styled this jacket.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

My First Time Using a Cricut Explore Air

Thanks to Cricut for providing me with a Cricut Explore Air!  
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So as most of you probably know, I attended Haven blogger conference in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I was able to try out products I had not previously used before, including a Cricut.  I had heard of it and know people who use one, but I honestly thought it was just for scrap booking and making cards. Man, was I wrong!  Cricut can do so many things, from art pieces, to monograms, to T-shirt lettering...the list goes on.



Monday, August 22, 2016

Under the Sea Themed VBS Ideas

I am the Vacation Bible School Director at my church and have been for several years now.  I enjoy looking at all the different themes and coming up with our own variation, since my church does not usually purchase the standard curriculum.  This year our theme was Finding Jesus Under the Sea and I am happy to share some of our ideas to inspire your next birthday party or VBS.


Once I decided on the theme I started pinning; check out my Pinterest board to see all the fun ideas!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Illustrated Faith is at Family Christian + A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Do you like to Bible Journal like I do?  If so, you have to check out the new line of Illustrated Faith (aff link) journaling Bible accessories at DaySpring perfect for journaling in your bible. 


Monday, August 15, 2016

Haven 2016 - My First Blogger Conference




I am officially a Haven Maven!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of the things I was up to in Atlanta.  So what is Haven, you may ask?  It is a DIY and Design conference for bloggers where you can network, meet with brands, and choose from a plethora (yes, that's a word!) of blogger education sessions.  I probably will not be able to adequately put in to words the amazing time I had, but here goes...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our Basement Renovation - More Walls and a Door

In my last update, we finished the second part of the plumbing and ran some of the electrical.  Since then, we have mainly been working on getting the rest of the walls framed out (boring stuff...I know!) At the time of the last post, we had only built the walls that were necessary for the plumbing, so we still had 1 wall in the bathroom, along with framing the two doors in the bathroom; the doorway wall in the laundry; and the closet in the hallway.  We also installed the main door to the bathroom; be sure to read on for my #1 tip on installing a pre-hung door!

Monday, August 8, 2016

One Pot Pasta Dish Featuring RAGU Homestyle Sauce



In honor of back to school, I have partnered with RAGU Homestyle to share a one pot pasta dish that will save on time and clean up, while allowing you to spend more time with your family!  Pasta is one of my weekly go-to dishes because it is easy to prepare and you can customize the flavors.



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Deck Tour

Since we spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, I post lots of pictures of my deck.  Today I am going to show you the entire space and how I decorate it for Summer.  I love bright colors and have chosen a yellow, red, and blue color scheme for my decor.


Monday, August 1, 2016

What I am Wearing - Beach Style

My family took our annual beach vacation a couple of weeks ago to Myrtle Beach, SC.  I enjoy getting away and recharging, especially at the beach!  I also get to wear several of my summer outfits that I do not get to wear on a daily basis at work.  Here is what I wore, the few times I changed out of my bikinis!


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