Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday { Blessing Counting Day}

Blessings #33-#39

33) Little Samuel rolling all over the floor getting into things, and making cute little sounds.

34) Strength to keep working even though I was sick and didn't feel like it.

35) A brightly colored homemade baby quilt spread out on my living room floor

36) A wonderful husband who is such a good Dad, and who prays with me

37) A really good crowd showing up  to our little country church on Sunday morning.

38) A fun baby shower for a friend's first baby

39)  Riding home after church Sunday night, leaning back, listening to country music, my baby in the
       backseat, my handsome wonderful husband driving... and thinking how much God has blessed my

"In Everything Give Thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus Concering You."
-1Thessalonnians 5:18

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Love of Giveaways

Here are some wonderful giveaways happening in the blog world.

Keswick and Country  -This lady is giving away a beautiful springy necklace from Etsy.


French Farmhouse 425 -    This lady is giving away a cool necklace made from a french pendant.
                                              Very neat!

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  - There is a sweet giveaway going on here for an adorable canvas
tote, and two little adorable burlap gift bags. Go check it out!

MarleyandLockyer - This delightful Tasmanian (Australian) artist is having a giveaway for a pillow
cover of your choice, as well as a set of adorable tags, and a cute wooden brooch. Go enter! The
giveaway ends on Monday Australian time.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wardrobe Inspiration - {Love Month}

Last week I got to go to a Friendship banquet with my husband. Every year, the college where we work puts on a Friendship banquet, and they do a very nice job of it. Usually, most everyone dresses up really nice, but this time they did something different and gave it a country-western theme! I dressed up as a modern ranch lady. It was a very fun time. I do love beautiful dresses though, and this month is a nice month to wear them if one has them!
So here is your inspiration for a "foramalish" occasion!

P.S. If I were wearing this particular dress, I would probably wear a pretty pink cardigan with it, or something similar for modesty

"...her clothing is silk and purple..."
    -Proverbs 31:22b

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Do

Here is a very beautiful movie created by my dear friend Mercy Campbell. The song is written by her sisters Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. You can buy their CDs at Above Rubies  They are so beautiful and inspiring to wives and mothers. I volunteered for this ministry for around 8 months before I got married, and they feel like family to me! While you are at their website, sign up to get their free magazine. It is truly amazing and such a blessing to get in the mail! This is in honor of Valentines Day and the meaning and beauty of marriage!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Romantic Movies

My Favorite Romantic Movies

1) Jane Eyre
2) Princess Bride
3) Ever After
4) Sound of Music
5) North and South
5) Persuasion
6) Pride and Prejudice
7) Love Comes Softly

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February { Love Month } Wardrobe Inspiration -Date Night!

Imagine your sweetheart was taking you on a lovely Valentines Date. Where would you choose? There are many options...out to dinner,to a concert, to the symphony,to a play.... or something outdoorsy...but this post is about what to wear to a romantic fancy date, and here is some inspiration.
Date Night

P.S. If I were wearing this outfit, I would probably wear a pretty lace camisole under it to make it more modest, and still pretty!

"....."her clothing is silk and purple...."
        -Proverbs 31:22b

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday {Blessing Counting Day}

Blessings #27-#32

27)Tons of laughs from my baby while playing with a fun toy
28)My amazingly carved "Willow Tree" figurine lighted by a pretty lamp. It
depicts a mom, dad, and baby. So precious!
29)Our heater that puts out warmth and pretty fire(It is almost as cozy as
a fireplace!)
30)Having so much fun giving my husband gifts every day until Valentines
31)Red tissue paper and darling little heart shaped sticky notes!
32)Enjoying the fellowship of friends who invited us over for ice cream
after church last night.
33)A big seafood bash on Friday night.