Seattle Part II

Well…. you all had a chance to take a peek at Lissa's gorgeous home. After all of your sweet comments I believe that Lissa now loves all of you forever! After Lissa picked me up from the airport we headed to Snohomish for a little shopping. I think we had more fun looking and taking photos than anything else. It was here that I shared with her that I have been thinking about getting my nose pierced with a VERY …

A Little Beachy, A Lot White and 100% Gorgeous

Becky lives in Minnesota and can have a hard time with all the gray, snow and cold during the winter. She was having an especially hard day when Lissa told her that we would come and visit her. I had NO idea about that deal!!! I received a voice mail soon after from Lissa (in her cute voice) telling me what she had promised….and hoped that it was ok. Serious? Minnesota in the winter? Cruel. I then called her back …

Lay It Down

When this year started I chose a word to reflect what I hoped the year would hold for me. The word for me was FOCUS. I usually have too many ideas in my head about my business, home, children, friends etc. I find it really hard to focus sometimes and accomplish the things that are most important. I am easily distracted and can waste time. After I chose that word I prayed that the Lord would help me focus from …

Sleepless In Seattle

I am heading to Seattle tomorrow morning….EARLY! I am so excited. Not only will I get to play with friends the whole weekend…I will also be visiting a city that I have never been to. With my camera in hand I can't wait to explore. Becky and I will be staying with Lissa. Sasha will also be joining us on Friday night for dinner. I can't wait to tell you all about it and to show you some of my …

Perspective Changes Everything

This is the post on dreams that I hope I can express the way I want to. I have the thoughts in my head and heart and I hope it all comes across the right way. I remember very clearly years ago having a bad day. Not a bad day in the whole scheme of things…just one of those days when I was listening to myself and not talking to myself:-) One of those days when nothing was right in …

Is It Just Me?

This may be the post when you wonder why you read my blog. Is it just me…or are there more prescription commercials than EVER! I am not a big TV watcher. Don't get me wrong.  I have my shows but I watch them without commercials. This weekend I saw so many commercials during a Lifetime movie. Lets just take a detour in the middle of this post to talk about THAT. I have not watched a Lifetime movie since before …

Friday Favorites

Here are some of my favorites right now. I hope you enjoy this post…I always love hearing what you guys are loving too. I could drink coffee all day but I only allow myself one cup.  The rest of the day I really try to just drink water.  At night I love a cup of tea while I am working or reading.  This is my current choice. I have told you about the Moroccan mask that I love but this …

Ask Yourself

This is the second in a four week series on dreams. Four weeks will not unlock all your dreams and make them a reality….I am just hoping that this series will get you thinking…which will get you acting on your dreams. This week I want to ask you some questions and I am hoping you will answer them in your journal. I think this one is huge for many of us! I asked my husband tonight and I love what …

Dear Kelly,

Dear Kelly, Thank you for taking our daughter to the Daddy Daughter Ball for the past five years! Thank you for being the daddy that goes out of your comfort zone to bless our daughter. Thank you for every time that she mentioned how excited she was to go to the Daddy Daughter Ball that you told her that you were excited too. Thank you for counting down the weeks…then days…and even hours for your special time together. Thank you …

Obsessed

When I watch a movie I am paying as much (or more) attention to the house/decorating/landscaping as the characters and the storyline. He used to laugh when I would lean over in the middle of the movie and say, "did you see that wainscoting…did you like that mantel….we should move to France….I want a huge oak tree in the front yard…" I could give more examples but I think you get the point. I am annoying during movies. He has …

Training Is The Opposite of Hoping

I am so excited that you are here! Every Wednesday in February I will be doing a post on DREAMS. Our beautiful, wonderful, amazing dreams! The first thing I want you to do is to truly open you heart and your mind to the dreams that are stored within you. Please do not compare yourself or your dreams to anyone! Your dreams are unique and special…just like you! Grab a journal, notebook or sheets of paper. As we go along …

Art Across The Alphabet

I wanted to share with you a book that I have loved and enjoyed with all three of my children. It is fun for the kids and easy for me to put the projects together. When each of my children have been around three years old we have worked our way through the book Art Across The Alphabet. You can find the white letters at Lakeshore Learning or probably any teacher store. If you have the time you can also …