It’s a Baby Girl!

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Apparently, I only get the itch to blog when I’m talking about babies! My last post was nearly a year ago and about my cousin’s baby boy. We have had a busy year and I plan on keeping up better on here with our goings-on. I’m sure my parents would like me to continue. ūüėČ Today, I am excited to share the news that I am going to be an Aunt! My little niece will be here before we know it and I cannot wait to spoil her rotten. That’s what Aunts are for, right?

A couple of weeks ago we had a shower for my sister-in-law to celebrate the little one and it was such a blessed time with friends and family. I was in charge ¬†of the decorations and in my typical fashion, it took forever and a day to get them done. Out of necessity, I started planning and working on everything back in January. (It can be difficult to fit time in for crafting! ) I put my Cricut Expression to work using several cartridges, including Flower Shoppe, Baby Shower and the butterfly from Cake Seasonal Sampler. ¬†Several of the decor items will also be used in Baby’s nursery and I used colors that went with the crib bedding. ¬†Having two boys, I REALLY enjoyed making all the girly flowers and butterflies.

We are thrilled to see our family grow and I know my Brother and Sister-in-law will be wonderful parents. Baby Girl is already loved so much and as the Psalmist wrote “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” Psalms 127:3 (NLT)



Its a Baby Boy…

Scrapbook. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Of course, working on this cute little scrapbook makes me long for another little one, and no doubt I would have another precious baby boy.¬† ūüėȬ†¬†I wanted to share my latest project, a gift for my cousin that is due with her first baby soon.¬† Continue reading »


A Peaceful Evening

Lately, my faith has been tested.¬†¬† In fact, I would say that my faith is tested on a daily basis! If it weren’t, I would question whether what I believed was even real or true. There have been circumstances with my family’s health, finances and even work situations¬†that have discouraged and disappointed me, many times over. Continue reading »

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner

Last Week.

Last night, we had pork chops.¬† Tonight, I’m not sure yet. ūüôā

I wanted to share this easy recipe I prepared the other night. For us, it was a little change from the usual ground beef¬†fixin’s and you can certainly tailor it to suit your mood and family very easily.¬† I love the fact that its all done in one pan, and I used my trusty ol’ black iron skillet. The inspiration for our dinner can be found here¬†by Martha Stewart.¬†At times I’ve found her ¬†recipes overly complicated, but at least¬†I know they’ve been tested and are probably delicious. My version is perhaps even simpler than the¬†original recipe. ¬†My mother-in-law gave me a copy of her new All-American ¬†cookbook¬†and the recipes seem to be easy to follow and yummy¬†as well.¬† I’m looking forward to adding some new¬†meals to our usual repertoire. Continue reading »

A New Creation

We have been so busy since I last shared here and with subsequent posts I plan on catching up a bit on our recent¬†goings-ons.¬† ūüėČ In fact, with my¬†“busyness” I failed to realize until today that Mother’s Day¬†is¬†THIS Sunday, as in three days from now. A few weeks back I pinned a cute idea on¬†Pinterest for Mother’s Day¬†cards. I hate it when¬†I’m prepared, yet unprepared at the¬†same time! Unfortunately, it¬†seems to happen quite often. Hopefully, the grandmothers will forgive us when they receive these cute cards in the mail a day or so late. Continue reading »

Springtime Crafting

Crafting is one of my favorite hobbies and its even more enjoyable on a rainy Saturday evening when my boys are watching March Madness. (Sidenote: college football begins in 157 days… ūüôā )

It’s a week before Easter and I decided to make some decorations. Continue reading »

A little gravy…

Well, it’s been about three weeks since my last post and obviously there have ¬†been A LOT of changes for our little family in that time. That last week in the old apartment, I was not motivated to cook or clean! For someone who vacuums religiously everyday, it was quite the departure from my normal routine. Continue reading »

Lego Heads

This past Christmas¬†Legos invaded our home. Both boys enjoy playing with Legos and knowing their Daddy and Uncle’s enthusiasm for them, I guess they will never stop thinking little plastic bricks¬†are pretty darn cool. ¬†Junior delights in ¬†the building process and JD does what three year olds do best – he’s an expert demolisher. Continue reading »

Morning Reflections

Morning Reflection

This morning I woke up before¬†5 AM. Anyone that knows this family, KNOWS we are not exceptionally early risers. However, I couldn’t¬†get back to sleep and besides thinking about the laundry I needed to get caught up on, I began to think about my friends. Even more specifically, thanking God for my friends and loved ones. Continue reading »