4.18.2014

A Good Friday

Good Friday has always been a special day for our family.  The significance of the day weighs heavy on our hearts as we remember the sacrifice that was made for each of us. The story of redemption makes my heart full and my eyes break with tears.  

Last year I found an excerpt from the blog, Jen Hatmaker, and I wanted to share it again with you.

"The story of our redemption breaks me. I simply cannot get over Jesus. His humanity moves me beyond words. His suffering shatters my heart. His courage leaves me undone. I am aching, so gratefully devastated. By his wounds I am healed, but his scars mark me too, and I am tender to the touch. The story that crushes me also saves me, and there is nothing to do but worship through the tears."

We are so incredibly loved. Have a great Easter weekend!

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4.16.2014

1 Year Moments

Last night we got to celebrate the first birthday of our sweet God Baby!  She has been such a huge blessing to Tanner and I over the last year, and we couldn't be more happy to be a part of their sweet family through this honor.

Her big birthday celebration will be this weekend when they travel home for Easter, but last night we threw a little version for her at our house.  Sister is a good eater, so I knew the cake would be right up her alley...and boy were we right...she dug in!

Here are a few moments from the night!
I love this cake-covered face!

         
Look at this walking machine, and sweet bother's face!
First finger, and first bite of cake!


          
         
Sharing a little cake with Tanner...

Thank you for stopping by! I hope y'all have a great Wednesday!

4.15.2014

The Black T


Black Tee (Banana Republic) | Shorts (J.Crew) | Sandals (Target) | Belt (The Limited) | Purse (Coach) | Hat (Target) | Bangles (BaubleBar, The Limited) | Watch (Michael Kors) | Necklace (Nordstrom Rack) | Earrings (Francescas) | Sunnies (RayBan)

I live in tees on the weekend, especially when summer rolls around and everything else is too hot. Over the last few years I picked up a few favorites from J.Crew and Banana Republic but I was in need of a new one in black.  A few weeks ago I was in Banana and saw this soft one with a satin trim and knew I had found the one.

I love pairing it with these soft shorts (that currently match the color of my legs; goodness!) and floppy hat.  Perfect wear for a no fuss Sunday.

Hope you are having a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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4.14.2014

Easter D.I.Y. - A Classic Centerpiece

Easter is just around the corner and I'm so excited.  I love the celebration of His resurrection and the excitement of sharing a special day with the family.  For the last few years we've cooked dinner for Good Friday at our house and this year I wanted to put together a simple centerpiece for the occasion.

I had a few bags of plastic eggs left over from last year, and moss from a previous DIY I knew I wanted to use, so I decided on a simple and sweet tiered display with glass canisters.

There are so many variations you can make on this arrangement; I don't think you can go wrong with soft colors, different textures, and simple placement.

I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients
- 3 Glass Canisters; varying sizes
- Moss; varying textures and colors
- Plastic Eggs; varying sizes, colors, and types
- Wooden Letters; I got letters to spell "He Rose"
- Neutral table runner
- Pastel Place Mats with patterned napkins


Directions
1. Fill the bottom of the canisters with moss to your desired height.  Be sure to mix up of the colors and types of moss to create depth.

2. Top the canisters off with eggs; mix up the size, colors and textures.  TIP: I filled mine pretty close to the top with eggs, but if you don't have enough eggs to do that you can make the base taller with more moss.

Easy, easy DIY for this Holiday!  I hope you enjoy, and have a great time getting ready for Easter this week!

Have a wonderful Monday sweet friends!

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4.11.2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Loves!

1. And We're Walking: This was pretty much the highlight of our week and time with this sweet baby so far! We were t-minus 7 days from her first birthday and she has been pretty uninterested in standing for long, let alone walking, but during a visit on Tuesday she got a little encouragement and took her first steps!!! That encouragement was in the form of a lollipop and boy did she get a going! TV and I can't believe we got to see her first steps; what a gift!  I almost cried and we've probably watched the videos of her 20 times since then.  Can't wait to see what she is doing Saturday!

2. Small Things:  Enjoying a sweet evening walk and good conversation with my man friend.

             
3. Spring Time Storm: Monday evening brought a surprise Spring time storm, the kind that starts off soft and sweet, and then roars into crazy lighting and sheets of hail.  I had a picnic on the rug by the back door and watched it come down; it was perfect!

4. Texas Wildflowers: Beautiful flowers in every shade of the rainbow are everywhere right now.  The window for Texas wildflowers is small, but it is worth every second.  I can't wait to sneak away this weekend and take more pictures of these beauties.

How was your week? I hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you for stopping by!

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4.09.2014

A Few Fun Facts...

I haven't got too personal on here lately so I thought it might be fun to answer a few questions for you.

Just as I was thinking that, I ran across this Blogmopolitan Quiz from Two Thirds Hazel and thought what better starting place:)

I hope you enjoy!


Hope you are having a wonderful day!

4.08.2014

Shine Bright


Dress (ASOS) | Belt (The Limited) | Sandals (BCBG) | Clutch (Target) | Flower Studs (Francescas) Bangles (Express) | Watch (Michael Kors) | Sunnies (RayBan) 

I've been on the hunt for a kimono-type dress for a few months, and when I saw this one in bright Spring yellow I knew it was the one.  I was a bit nervous about the fit; sometimes I feel like this style can make you look more wide then you are due to the extra sleeve fabric around the waist, but this one seems to have the perfect amount.  I've worn it with no belt and flip flops for a casual day of errands, and I've also dressed it up a bit with a belt and heels for a night out.  It is extremely versatile and the color makes it the perfect statement piece for Spring and Summer.  

Do you have any kimono-type dresses in your rotation?

Hope you have a great Tuesday!!

Linking up with these wonderfully dressed ladies today: Mingle MondayStyle ElixirPlane Pretty, Trend SpinRandom WednesdayThe Pleated Poppy, and Vodka Infused Lemonade.
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