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Celebrating Our Time Together With JORD

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JORD Conway Series Wooden Watch
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.

Celebrating your Husband with JORD wooden watches

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 is a complete number for our God.  It is a good number, a holy number.  So this year I wanted to do something special.

JORD Conway Series Wooden Watch JORD Conway Series Wooden Watch

In November we will be doing a photoshoot that I can hardly wait for but in the mean time, I wanted Chase to have something special to celebrate our time together.  Enter this gorgeous piece by JORD.  Chase is not one for jewelry, but he loves watches.  He likes them mainly just for practical purposes but he has to like the way they look too.  When I showed him the Conway collection from JORD, I knew it would be the perfect fit.  He loves the wooden body and darker colors.  JORD’s wooden watches come in a variety of finishes that are beautiful but he was definitely sold with the darker options like his piece in sandalwood.

Celebrating your Husband with JORD wooden watches

Now, let’s talk about wardrobe.  Chase’s dark piece doesn’t exactly scream spring but it definitely goes with just about everything he owns.  He does have a neon orange fishing shirt (that I never let him wear!) that I don’t think would go very well, but that’s about it!  He can also attest that, while great for looks, it holds up during play time too.

Celebrating your Husband with JORD wooden watches Celebrating your Husband with JORD wooden watches

He loves showing his new wooden watch off and I love seeing him wear it.  And while this year is pretty special for us, I look forward to many more!

JORD Conway Series Wooden Watch

Want to win a JORD piece for your handsome honey?  You’re in luck!  Enter the giveaway below for you chance win a piece from the JORD Conway series. Everyone who enters but does not win will receive a $25 gift code.  Contest ends 4/23/17 at 11:59pm.

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  Can’t wait until the end of the contest?  Use the code j17gavandro15aa for 15% off all Conway watches. (code expires 6/30/17)   For more gorgeous wooden watches from JORD, check out their women’s collection and more from there’s men’s collection. XO, Kelly

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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 get back to that.  I’m constantly crafting and I enjoy being creative. I want to keep this as a log of motherhood, especially these early stages.  I want to connect with other people.  That’s the exact reason I started blogging in the first place.  It was my way of feeling connected to the world again after Gav was born.

Another reason this break has been a happy accident is because I have been super busy!  I’ve been blessed with so many chalkboard art clients, commissioned art pieces, and photography work that something had to give.  I want to share that all here as well.  So I guess to some it all up, why still blog?  Cuz I wanna!

There will be some changes here and there and I will be in and out.  My hope is that by the new year I will have all of my ducks in a row and be ready to tackle a tight but doable schedule.  This hopefully will also include a switch over to WordPress. *fingers crossed*  As for now, I’ll be popping in from time to time, sharing this or that.  If you have stuck around, THANK YOU!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I pray that you will continue to visit my little corner of the web and walk with me on my journey.  Want to know where you can pretty much always find me?  Follow me on INSTAGRAM and say hey!

Check out what I’ve been up to and stop by the SHOP and my PHOTOGRAPHY site.

XO, Kelly

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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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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 weekend marks the 33rd one and I wouldn’t miss it.

I’m also looking forward to getting the boys Halloween costumes together.  Gav wants to be a “firefighter monster” (for Halloween and as a career choice apparently) so it should be interesting.  Or, since he’s 4, he may change his mind next week.  Stranger things have happened!

What’s on your fall bucket list?
XO, Kelly

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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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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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