Mother’s Day for Single Moms feat. JES Designs


With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I think it’s common to hear or read encouraging words to mothers.  But I feel like there is a voice that needs to be heard, to be touched and that is the voice of the single mom.

Being a single mom is not something I’ve really talked about on my blog.  I am not divorced but have been separated from my husband for a few years.  Though I don’t feel fully equipped to share words that might inspire, might lift the spirits of these mom’s, I feel led to do so nonetheless.  I guess, who better to understand than someone else in the trenches of the single parent life?   Continue reading

In The Midst of Darkness

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I’ve been in a kind of funk the last few weeks or so.  You know the kind where you feel like you have a cloud over your head and as you look into the future, it just seems very dark.  Hope was lacking in me.  

This carried over through Easter Sunday and later in the afternoon, as I was sitting on the couch, waisting time on my phone.  I realized that I needed to get up, and it seemed like going outside would be a good idea.   Continue reading

Intentional Shopping (Part 3 of Style Series)

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Hello friends! We finally made it to the last part of our Style Series. Thanks for following along this far.  If you missed the beginning of this series, click here.  Today we’re chatting all about shopping and how to make it an intentional process, instead of quick impulse buys.  I know I’m guilty of buying things with out really thinking through if it was really going to work for my closet.  In fact, there are a number of mistakes I’ve been doing when it comes to shopping and maybe you can relate: Continue reading

Developing Your Personal Style (Part 2 of Style Series)

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Hello Friends! I’m back at it again sharing the next part in my Style Series.  If you missed my intro or part 1 one, check those out first, so you can follow along. This is by far is the most fun, interactive part of the series because who doesn’t want to find out what “your personal style” is?  I mean, isn’t that such a fun goal?!?  Now first, I have to say, I am by NO means a pro at knowing my own style or a pro at fashion.  I mean ya’ll, I’m SURE I’ve made many fashion flops as I like to push the limits with style, and sometimes those don’t go so great. LOL I am learning right along with you all, and I’m just going to share some tips that I have been implementing! Like I told you in my intro post, a lot of these tips come from things I’ve read from Caroline, of the blog Unfancy and her capsule wardrobe planner.  So let’s dig in. Continue reading

How to Have a Happy Closet (Part 1 of Style Series)


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My goodness!  I have been meaning to get this up sooner, but the sickness I thought was out of our house, decided to hit me.  It was definitely not a fun one. I was on the couch with the kids binge watching “Dr Quinn Medicine Woman.” Am I the only one who loves that show from the 90s? Well, I’m hoping that with spring here and hopefully the weather changing, we will have no more sickness! Whew!

On to the first part of my style series. (If you didn’t read my intro, then stop and do that first!)  I titled this “How to Have a Happy Closet” because often our closets are NOT a happy place. They can be an exploding mess of chaos and sometimes we wonder if we should even dare to enter! Continue reading

My Style Journey (Intro to 3 Part Series)

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Hello there lovelies!  Hope you are all enjoying this month of March.  It’s been quite a busy last few weeks for me, and now I’m getting back into the swing of blogging.  Boy I missed it and missed you all!

First about this outfit.  Aren’t the colors fun?!? I love the black and pink.  I’m not into super girlie or floral styles, but I love how pairing these blush pants with black makes it more chic and grown up. This Lands End jacket was a score as my mom passed it along to me when she didn’t want it anymore. It’s an amazing quality and of course my forever 21 suede booties just go with anything.  They are for sure a staple item. But onto the BIG NEWS! Continue reading

I Didn’t Know How to Love

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I just had to share another post in light of Valentines tomorrow. I love this holiday. Can you tell? Well, I wanted to share a little journey I’ve been on the last 7 years. Maybe you can relate and connect with my story.  Hopefully it will encourage you, especially those of you who are not particularly excited about tomorrow.

When I first got married at almost 21, a reality hit me. I realized that I didn’t know how to love someone. I began to see that it was more than a feeling more than an emotion, but I still didn’t know what it truly meant. Continue reading

Your Perfect Pink Valentine’s Lipstick

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Well, we are just a week away from Valentine’s Day, and I thought it would be fun to help a sister out and give you 5 pink lipstick options to wear for the big day. Don’t worry I’ve got you bold lippie girls covered as well as you girls who love a good nude shade. I have a thing for pink lipstick and went through my collection to find the ones I thought would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know why, but there’s something about how gorgeous and feminine a pink lipstick can look.
Here are the colors I picked. Are you excited to see which ones I chose when there are a sea of pink shades out there?   Continue reading

Faux Leather Look & A Call to Pray

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It’s a new week, and I’m really having more fun shooting some outfit of the day photos.  This was my Sunday church outfit.  The kids and I drove by a school to snap these fun shots.  We really do “drive by” photos with Emma snapped in her carseat taking photos through the open van door.  It’s quite the crack up, but she doesn’t like getting out when it’s cold.   Continue reading