Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our Handmade Dining Table


Last year, a relative of my husband's posted a photo of her birthday gift from her husband, a gorgeous handmade harvest table. I was in love with it and almost immediately began searching Pinterest so that my husband could build us one of our own. On Pinterest, they're known by the majority as "farmhouse tables".

Monday, August 17, 2015

An Easy Thrifted Vanity Bench Upgrade


About a month ago I finally reupholstered a vanity seat. I've had the vanity bench for about 3 months now. It had been sitting in my garage with the rest of my DIY to-dos.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Flashback Friday: Our 2013 Florida Summer Vacation {Part 3}


Early last year I began a flashback series during winter, posting photos from our family vacation to Florida in May of 2013. Well, for whatever reason (laziness and procrastination, more than likely) I stopped and I'm picking it back up now, so here it is :-)



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wife Wisdom Wednesday {A Quote From The Paradise}


Today's quote comes from one of my favorite BBC British costume dramas, The Paradise. I didn't write down who said it, but I think it was Katherine.

I LOVE British costume dramas, I could watch them all day. My favorite is Downton Abbey :-) I may have already watched every single show and movie that Amazon Prime and Netflix have to offer.

Monday, August 3, 2015

You Don't Have To Wait a Year to Introduce Your Child[ren] to a New Relationship {My Two Cents on Ciara's Situation}

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I don't normally get into celebrity gossip, but I was drawn to this drama because I went through a similar situation and I grew irritated from all the negativity on social media from single men with children regarding their disagreement with Ciara's personal choices involving her child and her man.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Christian Homeschooling Lesson #1: Comparing The Black Panthers & The Confederate Flag



Outside of this blog, I'm normally a very vocal person on social issues, if we're Facebook friends, you see a little, however, I use Evernote as my emotional outlet. I don't know anyone, personally, as passionate about learning and being informed about the same issues as I am. I research current issues and type as if I'm preparing for a blog post but the incomplete piece just stays in one of my Evernote notebooks. I have about 30+, I'm sure.

This blog is normally my online safe haven from negativity, a place to focus on growth and encouragement, but lately, I have been so bogged down with racial issues that I am a little bit over whelmed, to be honest.

While cleaning out my phone, making more space to download more apps and take more pictures, I was reminded of my own personal experience with racial issues on the world wide web that took place about a month ago.

I joined a [exact title] Christian Homeschooling Families facebook group in order to gain some advice and encouragement from other believers regarding their homeschooling experiences, but as it turns out, I gained a little too much information about their experiences that have nothing to do with homeschooling. There were a lot of positive topics in the group, but there was an equal amount of negative. It's a predominantly white group, which I don't care, I can learn from anybody. We're all brothers and sisters in Christ, right? I add that because many of the topics that were brought up were very insensitive to other races in the group. I'm guessing a main clique of women within the group kind of took over and thought it was a safe place to share their racist racial views.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Home Decor Haul & Shopping Tips! {Thrifty Thursday}

Hello Ladies!

I'm currently in the process of updating my home decor and I recently caught some really good deals at Hobby Lobby, Savers, T.J. Maxx, and Big Lots, haven't been to T.J. Maxx, or Big Lots in ages! Today, I'm sharing my finds and also giving a few tips on how I stay within budget when I'm shopping for home items.

Here we go!

A few small items to go around.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CoParenting and the Role YOU Play {Guest Post!}

Hey lovelies!

I go by Bijee or simply “B”, and I blog over at Womans Reflection. It’s a place of encouragement, motivation and discussion on issues we face as moms, wives, singles, friends, and everything in between. I’d like to think when you stop by you are at least given a new perspective and/or some encouragement on your journey. Really excited to be here today taking over Britney’s space.

co parenting and the role you play

Friday, June 5, 2015