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Collage Friday and a BIG BIrthday!

Happy 25th Birthday to my oldest son - Jeremy!
Jeremy and his fiance Kerri!  Love ya baby!

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Welcome friends to another Collage Friday and a glimpse into our blessed lives!   Today I bring you our trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire!  We spent 5 days there last week and words are not going to do this place justice!   

We hiked...we observed...we rested....we prayed....we hiked some more....we took a gondola ride 4100 feet up to the top of a mountain....we were a family and I loved every stinkin minute of it! 



The leaves were just starting to change!  I was really hoping to see a moose or two...but nope, just the sign...lol...


Our main purpose for going to New Hampshire (6 hour trip for us) was to see the NASCAR Race - however I did not bring my camera to the race so you wont really see much of the race on the post today!  lol....however we did stay at a Jellystone about 40 minutes from the track - an…

Wordless Wednesday

Collage Friday

Well there goes another week wiped off the calendar.....where DO the days go?
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It's FRIDAY and I wanted to tell you all how much I appreciate you stopping by and visiting.  I love to take pictures of the children and their accomplishments...what we are learning and the occasional bear in the yard....lol
Before I forget, I am hosting a great giveaway I would love for you to enter!  Easy entries - click HERE for the details and to enter!
Linking up, as usual, with Mary over at Homegrown Learners...won't you join me?!


This week was a "short" home school week.  (In fact, as you are reading this we are a few states away in our travel trailer at a NASCAR Race!)   This week we had a chance to use our new paints that we won from Lara's Place and a Cup of Grace.   They smell awesome. Made from all natural, organic veggie and fruit extracts!  We had a ball painting with these!��…

Halloween Banner Giveaway and Review

Hello everyone!  I am excited to bring you this post today!  Halloween is a fun (not scary) time in our family.  Traditionally, we host an “over the top” outdoor Halloween Bash inviting over 100 people. It’s so much fun to style and host! (This year is no exception!)

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I am always trying to find great quality d├ęcor that will last party after party (keeping my budget lower each year).   This year is no exception.  Just in time for my planning process, I was contacted by Michelle, of Signazon.com, I was excited to partner with her and Signazon.com for our upcoming Halloween Bash!

Here is a little bit about Signazon.com
Based in Dallas, TX but with multiple production facilities across the nation, Signazon.com is the top online custom business signs design and manufacturing company. We have been deploying the very latest in ecommerce technologies, creative template-based design, and commercial ma…

Wordless wednesday

My little obsession....

I have had a little obsession as of late. 
  I have been watching this National Geographic show lately about living off the grid(Life Below Zero)and have been feeling the urge to purge...get rid of STUFF...live simpler....live OFF THE GRID! 
 The thought of very little IRL interaction with the outside world appeals to me. (I know that statement will be shocking to a lot of you considering I am such a party thrower....) 
I love the idea of finding every day resources to live and hunting for our own food makes me smile.  Call me crazy I know! Is this understandable to anyone?  

 Social media, TV, THINGS are all cluttering my life, my mind, my soul....I am the only one who wants turn in their designer handbags, Tiffany jewelry and a plethora of kitchen gadgets for their own chickens for eggs, a huge sustainable garden, solar panels on my roof, a barrel to catch the rainwater, using all natural cleaning supplies, go to sleep when my body tells me to and wake up when it does also?  Is anyone …

Collage Friday

Happy Friday the 13th Y'all!
Still have my southern twang from our trip south!  LOL
So glad to be back to Collage Friday and join all my friends over atHomegrown Learners!  It's been a few weeks as we have been traveling a lot!  
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After much prayer, I decided a few months ago that it was time I took a trip south to see my ailing father.  It was not a decision I came to lightly, as I knew I had to bring my children (hubby had allocated all the remaining time off he has coming and could not stay home with them or come with us)  and honestly, was not sure if I wanted to "see" my dad in this weak state.   I was happy when my oldest son asked to come with us to see him one last time. That made my drive down much more pleasant.
So if I was going to go, I was bringing them ALL with me.  I will admit, I was a little nervous as to how they would react to their Grandpa as his ailments hav…

Wordless Wednesday

He will do great things......compassion for others

While on vacation, during a busy time at the boardwalk, Zachary spotted this man playing a guitar. Immediately he asked me for some money and I had no idea why at first...then he started walking away from me, among a busy crowd...of course, I yelled to him "where are you going"...he turned to me and pointed to the man.  I waved him on....he put the cash into the man's guitar case and walked back to me.  Even typing these words I am overwhelmed with emotion.  His heart is full of love and compassion for others.  He will do great things! (he already has....) 1 Peter 3:8 To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;