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Celebrating Our Time Together With JORD

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I don’t often talk much about one of the most important people in my life.  He was there before the boys and he is one of my biggest cheerleaders.  He is my companion and my partner for life.  This is Chase, my husband. This year marks a special one in our marriage.  Like many (dare I say ALL) marriages, ours is not easy.  We fight, we argue, we complain but we love.  Through it all we love.  Last year we were coming out of one of the hardest years of our marriage yet, through our faith in the Lord, we have come out of it stronger.  Our relationship is by no means perfect, we are still learning, but keeping God at the center has brought us to a new, more understanding place.  We are now coming into our best year of marriage. November 20, 2017 will mark our seventh anniversary and I never really thought much about the seventh year until recently.  Seven, in biblical terms, is a significant number.  Many sources I’ve found say that it symbolizes completion or divine perfection.  We are by no means divine or perfect and we certainly aren’t complete, but I love knowing that it…

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It’s Been A Minute…

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Somehow I’ve ended up taking a month long brake from blogging.  A MONTH.  And I have to say, it was much needed and accidentally came at the right time.  If we’re going for complete honesty here, I was in the middle of one of those blogger identity crises where I had no idea what I was doing anymore.  I loved blogging but had no idea if anyone was reading my stuff, was my stuff any good, why am I doing this, and so on and so forth.  So I stopped.  I stopped stressing about getting something done just to be able to push the publish button and sat back a decided to refocus. I stopped worrying about applying for campaigns or reaching out to companies to do collaborations because, while it was really awesome to get those things, I didn’t find my voice in it.  I love small shops and of course I love the companies that I applied for sponsored posts for but in all honesty, I’d just rather purchase from them, post about it if I want to and share that way. So why even blog anymore?  Because I want to share my DIYs still, I’d like to…

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Ten Little Things #146

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1. A sweet little ballerina in my class 2. THIS video 3. Moments this week where my small group study has helped me understand more of the Bible 4. Gav earned his yellow belt at tae kwon do! 5. Fun painting something for my family 6. Fun at Gav’s pre-K fall festival 7. Amazing intensive on leadership at our church 8. Movie in my parents’ neighborhood…fall breeze and free popcorn! 9. Inspiration to start a new type of journaling 10. A great time with high school ministry home group What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments. XO, Kelly

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Hey, It’s Wednesday!

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I keep typing and deleting this post 5 million times.  At first, it was turning out to be a vent session but that’s just not me.  As I typed up all the things on my mind, including the actual pain that is, I’m pretty sure, a cluster headache, I realized how trivial and “first world problem”-y it all was.  Yeah, I have a long to do list, but I’ll get it done.  It’ll all get done.  So instead, I’m sharing a picture of my fun little faux pumpkin piece which is a result of my attempt to actually do things from Pinterest again.  You can check out my Pinterest “bucket list” HERE. Also, pumpkin spice glazed pepitas from Target are amazing.  Run, buy some, and thank me later!  Oh fall, I’m so glad you’re here!  See…positivity. It’s a beautiful thing. Happy Wednesday, y’all!  Keep your heads up, praise the Lord that you’re here, and bust you way through the rest of the week.  In other words…”Wake. Pray. Slay!” XO, Kelly

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Ten Little things #145

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1. Ro giggling during freeze dance at Gymboree 2. Playing with snapchat with Gav 3. Making a chalkboard client happy with just my first sketch! 4. Checking things off the to do list 5. A brand new coffee mug 6. Chopping off 4 inches of my hair 7. Gav and Ro “playing” piano together 8. My mom trying to get used to her Apple Watch and the texts that come out of it…hysterical! 9. Watching Gav and hubby swing together in the backyard 10. Open baptism at church…such a beautiful thing! What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments. XO, Kelly

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From Pinspiration to Reality

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I have to admit, my Pinterest game is super weak these days.  I’ve gotten back in the habit of pinning 5,000,001 things and doing nothing with it.  So sad, such wasted inspiration.  I used to try to do them often (see my Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It posts HERE) but then life kinda happened and I stopped. Then, last week I shared my fall bucket list (see it HERE) and it got me thinking.   Enter the Pinterest bucket list! These are all pins that I have on other boards that are just sitting there.  And you know sometimes certain good intended pins can get lost depending on how long ago you found it.  So I sifted through my boards and started repining them to a new one entitled, you guessed it, “Pinterest Bucket List”.  I ready to dig in and get these projects going! What’s on my list so far? – A weekly clothes sorter for Gav to make getting ready for school easier/quicker – DIY “Poo” pourri (don’t judge me) – A pumpkin vase – Kid activities – Faux fondant – about 101 recipes that I’m dying to try What’s on your Pinterest bucket list? XO, Kelly

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Ten Little Things #144

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1. Ro’s first Gymboree class 2. One of my students that had been out for months due to a horrible freak medical incident is back in class!  Praise God for her healing! 3. My mom was able to go back to full days at work after her surgery 4. A kind gesture from a dance mom 5. Sharing all the fun pics from Ro’s party 6. A great 1 year check for our big sweet baby 7. Finally, NO MORE FORMULA! 8. My hometown’s annual fall festival (checking that off the fall bucket list) 9. Watching Gav have a blast jumping and making sand art at the festival 10. Ro finally started waving!  He won’t do something new until he’s ready! What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments. XO, Kelly

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Our Fall Bucket List

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Yesterday was the first day of fall and I could not be more excited!  This is my favorite time of year.  The scents, the activities, and, being a Georgia girl, the (eventually) cooler temperatures.  A few months back I created a rotating seasonal bucket list (you can see it HERE) and the time finally arrived to change it for fall. Did we check everything off of our summer list? Build A Sand Castle Picnics Swim As Much As Possible Go To The Aquarium BBQ Almost!  And we technically ate snacks while at the beach so, that’s sort of a picnic, right?  Sadly, there was no BBQing to be had.  We had some time towards the end of the summer but that’s when the weather decided that rain was a good idea.  EVERY DAY!  But we had a wonderful summer filled with swimming and camps. As for fall, I want to do the traditional fall activities.  I always do!  But this year, I have my heart set on apple picking.  I’ve never done it and know it will be fun for the boys. My home town has its annual fall festival this weekend and I’m beside myself.  I can’t wait!  This…

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Ten Little Things #143

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1. Finishing details for Ro’s party 2. Ro raiding the snack basket 3. Seeing a student who’s gone through some very trying health issues 4. Roman turned ONE! 5. Riding the carousel with my boys 6. Delicious cupcakes 7. Gav got another stripe on his Tae Kwon Do belt 8. My aunt came in town for the party 9. Roman’s Lumberjack bash! 10. An easy Sunday afternoon spent resting (and then, of course, cleaning) What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments. XO, Kelly

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Ten Little Things #142

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1. An extra day with the hubby 2. Receiving an amazing box of goodies 3. Starting back to small group at church 4. Ro started to play peek a boo with us 5. Goodies for grandparents at Gav’s school 6. Finishing up almost all of the party details for Ro’s lumberjack bash! (you can see it on Instagram with the hashtag #romanslumberjackbash) 7. Helping out my bestie prep for her son’s party 8. Dinner with my parents 9. One year old cactus fiesta for Grey! 10. Another wonderful gathering for high school ministry What brought YOU joy this past week?  Follow along on INSTAGRAM for more joyful moments. XO, Kelly

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