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Friday, October 19, 2018

High Five For Friday





Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

1)  Raylan and his class had their first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch this week. It was so much fun! They all had a blast. If you are ever in Eastern, Ky, I highly recommend visiting the White Oak Pumpkin Patch. There is so much to see and do! The kids stayed busy the whole day!

2) Did you hear that Hocus Pocus now has a book sequel out? How exciting is that! I'm purchasing that today! You can order yours here.

3) It finally feels like Fall Weather outside, actually more like Winter. I made my first Veggie Soup for the Season this week. I love good comfort food when it's cold out.

4) I had the strong urge to redecorate the house and also add more Fall decor last weekend. I absolutely love how it turned out. I guess cold rainy days will do that to you during the Fall.

5) I've started planning and making a list for my Christmas Shopping. Have you started planning or shopping yet? I started a layaway back in September for Raylan, but now I'm planning for everyone else.


1) Optimism Challenge by Shelly from The Queen in Between.
2) Fall Trends: Corduroy by Chery from Cheryl Shops
3) Easy Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Pizza by Danielle from A Sprinkle of Joy

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Why I Blog and Why You Should too



When I first started this blog in 2014, I was more than hesitant to say the least. I had admired other bloggers and loved reading  their blogs. I  wanted to start a blog myself but couldn't get up enough courage to do so. I wondered what I would blog about. I doubted myself and I compared myself to other bloggers. I was afraid my blog wouldn't be as successful as their  blogs. I told myself that no one would read it. Eventually I built up enough courage and took the plunge and I'm so thankful that I did. Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me and it really has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. These are the reasons why I blog and Why you should too.


  • I get to be myself!  Whatever I want to talk about or feel that is on my mind, I share it. 
  • I have developed some pretty amazing friendships through blogging and have actually met some bloggers in real life.  I can truly say that some of these bloggers are the dearest friends I have ever had. They are also so very supportive and uplifting. 
  • Everyone has a story to tell, so I tell mine. I tell about my faith and my family. 
  • Everyone also has hobbies they love. I share about my love for food and fashion. 
  • Blogging has given me a confidence that I never had before and I must say that it feels great. 
  • I have made a little bit of money from blogging and that has been a great help to my family. However, it did take me a while to earn a little money. Even if I never made a dime, I would still love blogging because it is now a hobby of mine and I love sharing what I feel is important to me or the things I enjoy in life. 
  • It gives me a sense of accomplishment and makes me feel important, especially when I know others are reading and sharing my posts.  I love when I see a post of mine Shared or repinned. 
So if your are debating on starting a blog, just go for it. Don't do it for money, do it because you want to show the world who you are. Everyone has a story to tell, tell them yours. Tell about your faith , family, Show off your recipes, sense of Fashion, your photography skills or anything else you want to show the world. Just be you! You will not regret starting a blog! Be patient and post at least 2-3 times per week. Your blog will grow fast before you even realize it. Don't give up and I promise someone will read it! Go for it!

Monday, October 15, 2018

How To Pamper Yourself After Work This Fall



I love Fall! It is such a beautiful season and the temperatures are absolutely perfect.  It's a season of change but sometimes change can be hard on a person. It's hard to get to enjoy the season as much as you would like when you work. With Daylight Savings Time change coming up, it's getting darker earlier which leaves less time to enjoy the Fall evenings once you're home from work. Some people even suffer with seasonal depression when Fall arrives. They also can suffer with several allergies and dry cracked skin when cooler temperatures set in. So even though Fall is such a wonderful season, one must take steps to Pamper themself for their well-being. Here are some ways to Pamper Yourself After Work This Fall.


  1. Go for a walk or run before it gets dark- I love walking on cool Fall evenings. There is just something about the fresh crisp air and the exercise from a walk that makes me feel so much better. 
  2. Read a Book- My favorite way to relax is curling up with a blanket and a good book. 
  3. Drink Hot Drinks- I love a good hot cup of coffee, cappuccino, or hot cocoa. I love sitting on the porch listening to the sounds of nature with a hot drink in my hand. 
  4. Take Vitamins- Vitamin C for Immunity and Magnesium for Bone and Muscle Health. Magnesium is also great for depression and anxiety. It has worked wonders for me. In fact, Magnesium has many great benefits. 
  5. Hydrate your body and skin- We all know that we need to drink plenty of Water, which I always do. However, we also need to hydrate our skin. Lotion up! Use plenty of lotion every day to keep from getting dry cracked skin. 
  6. Do more of what you love- Engage in your favorite hobbies, watch your favorite Halloween or Christmas movies, go to your favorite places. Have a good laugh and just be happy.
  7. Eat your favorite comfort foods- I love to eat soups and chilis during the Fall. I also love to bake my favorite desserts, preferably anything pumpkin. Just be sure to incorporate more healthy foods in your diet. 
  8. Pamper yourself at home- Paint your nails, try a new makeup look or take a relaxing hot bath while burning your favorite fall scented candles.
  9. Sit around a fire- I love sitting by our firepit, while roasting marshmallows and making s'mores with my little family. It's just so relaxing.
  10. Be around family and friends- It's ok to have your alone time, but be sure to be sociable and be around others. There is nothing better than a good conversation with someone you love or care about.

Make time to pamper yourself, get plenty of rest after work, be healthy, be happy and have a great Fall! 

Friday, October 12, 2018

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights or five favorite things from the past week each Friday.

1) Last weekend we attended our second Fall Festival for the year. We went to the annual Kentucky Apple Festival. It has always been my favorite. I look forward to going to it every year. The food is always so delicious. There are many vendors and rides for children so there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Raylan loves attending the festival. The rides are his favorite!

2) Raylan and I have been having quite a few Halloween and Popcorn Movie Nights this week. He is just like me, he loves the holidays.

3) Fall weather has finally arrived in Kentucky this week and I am  one happy girl! Now I can enjoy being outdoors without being miserable. 

4) My dad surprised me with some Pumpkin Donuts after work yesterday and they were so delicious. He knows my love for all things Pumpkin Spice is real. It was the perfect pick me up after a long day of work.

5) Now that it is October, I have really started wearing my Fall Fashion. I have broke out all of my Hocus Pocus attire and I'm loving this Pumpkin Spice Outfit that I wore. 



1) The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Whitney from Polka Dotty Place
2) Pretty Spooky DIY Jack-O-Lantern Bracelet by Erin from DIY Adulation
3) How Do I Make A Mom Friend? by Erin from Simple Purposeful Living

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