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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer Scavenger Hunt


Summer is here and that means it's time to enjoy it all that we can. I always try to think of all kinds of fun things for Raylan and I to do. It seems like I'm always planning something for us to do, but there are times that I run out of ideas. I want him to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, so a Scavenger Hunt is the perfect solution to bring his boredom to a halt. Scavenger Hunts are a great way for children and families to enjoy nature and bond together. They are also great for when you are on a budget. The ideas  of Scavenger Hunts are limitless, you just have to get creative. Here is my Summer Scavenger Hunt List that I've put together for Raylan. You can use mine or create your own, either way you and your family are sure to have a blast. Happy Hunting! Have Fun!

Friday, June 8, 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) This has been a beautiful week. The weather has cooperated and hasn't rained much, so Raylan and I have tried to enjoy it as much as we can. We have had backyard picnics, read outside, took long walks, played in the sand and have had so much fun together.

2) We finally got our swimming pool put together and filled up. We've been in it a time or two but the water is still pretty cold. This weekend it's supposed to get up in the 90's so the water should feel pretty good then. 

3) Raylan and his little friend got to go do crafts and watch the Lion King this week at our local community center and movie theater. The crafts were so much fun and the movie was free with a purchase at the concession stand. It was such a great event! Every Wednesday all throughout June they play free movies for kids. I can't wait to go back!

4) My aunt was in from Florida all last week and it was so good to get to spend some quality time with her. I hardly ever get to see her except for maybe once or twice a year. She definitely spoiled Raylan while she was in. We were sad to see her have to go back.

5) It's also been a great week for water balloon fights. Needless to say, I did not win those fights. Raylan and Justin had me soaked! I love spending time with my little family and having simple fun!



1) 7 Simple Water Activities for Kids by Erin from Simple Purposeful Living 

2) New York City Day 1 by Tanya from The Other Side of the Road

3) 4 Easy Ways to Style a Striped Dress by Savvy Southern Chic

* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to link-up below. Have a blessed and safe weekend!




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

45 Fun Things to do this Summer



I can't believe it's June already, can you? That means summer is right around the corner. Kids are on break and it's time for some fun in the sun. I love doing several things throughout the summer and making as many memories as I can with my little family. I have rounded up 45 Fun Things to do this Summer. Most of these activities are free or budget friendly which is always a great thing, so there really is no excuse not to have a great summer. Get started in on the fun now! Have a blessed, happy and safe Summer!

What are your plans for Summer?

Monday, June 4, 2018

TBB Asks - Summer Lovin Edition


Happy Monday Everyone! I can't believe it is already June, can you? I'm excited  for all things summer and all the fun things that come with it. Today I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog and sharing with you some of my summertime favorites. I would love to hear what your favorites are too!

1) Walk or Bike Ride? I love walking, especially out in nature. It's just so calming. It's good for the body and mind.

2) Favorite Picnic Food? Grilled Hot Dogs with onions and peppers. I also love any kind of fruit!

3) Pool or Lake? I love seeing the lake, but I prefer to swim in the pool.

4) Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream? Vanilla

5) Ice Cream Cone or in a Dish? Ice Cream Cone

6) Flip Flops or Slides? Flip Flops

7) Jean Shorts or Jean Capris? Jean Capris

8) Favorite Summer Fruit? Watermelon

9) Corn on the Cob or Cut off the Cob? Cut off the Cob

10) Favorite summertime song? All Summer Long by Kid Rock

11) Favorite summertime activity? Swimming and sitting by the firepit at night

12) Favorite Berry? Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry or Blackberry? Blueberry

13)  Bikini's,  tankini's or one pieces? Tankini's or One Pieces

14) Dresses or Skirts? Dresses

15) One Word to describe Summer? Fun!


Have a blessed, safe and fun Summer! Be sure to make lots of memories!



Friday, June 1, 2018

High Five For Friday: Counting My Blessings





1) I have learned that there are some truly kind hearted people in this world. This week my family and I have been surprised by random acts of kindness from several people. These people have truly been blessings from God and it's proof that good people still exist. 

2) This kind of goes along with number one, but I'm still in awe of God's blessings. It's amazing how God blesses us  and provides for us at exactly the right time. His timing is perfect and far better than what we could have planned. 

3) I've finally started on a new book. I feel like I haven't read in forever. I definitely need to start reading more often like I used to and learn how to relax. I'm currently reading Meant to Be by Melody Grace and it's such a great book. I've also gotten to enjoy coffee and have a good bible study on the porch early of the mornings and that has been so peaceful. I love front porch sitting especially of the mornings.

4) My husband had his second surgery yesterday. He is home but he is in a lot of pain and is pretty sore. The doctor said the surgery went well considering all that he has been through. I'm thankful for God's protection during his surgery. These few weeks have been so rough, but God has brought us through it this far and I know he will continue to do so. God is so good  y'all! Like the image above says, we should count our blessings not our issues.

5) My neighbor is currently putting up  Raylan's swimming pool that my dad bought him. I'm so excited and cannot wait to get to relax in it. I know we will have a blast in it this summer.

Instead of continuing with a featured blogger each week, we have decided to switch things up a bit and pick out our 3 favorites posts that we have read from our bloggers each week. Mine are below.. Don't forget to check them out!


1) Best Affordable Shorts for Mom by Erin from Simple Purposeful Living.

2) 2018 Summer Capsule Wardrobe by Cute Capsule Life

3) Gingham Edition by Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine.


* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to link-up below. Have a blessed and safe weekend!













Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Have Yourself A Spiritual Reset



Some might think that because someone is a Christian, that they won't have bad days. This is simply not true. Too often, people assume that Christians should always be in a good mood. However, there will be days that a Christian is in very low spirits even when striving to be faithful and passionate. It is completely normal for a Christian to feel this way at times. Life is not perfect and neither are Christians. We can't always be happy and outgoing. When we have those low times in our lives,  this is when Christians need to have a Spiritual Reset. 


Some tips to having a spiritual reset are the following:


-Go Outdoors

  • Spending time in God's creation, walking in Nature can be a calming experience. Praying outside in God's splendor is very uplifting
-Pray
  • Sometimes it is as simple as opening your Bible and praying to the Lord for direction. Maybe you are being dragged down by hardship, and Encouraging Bible verses can help.
-Daily Devotional
  • While turning to the Bible daily is normal, keeping up with a daily devotional or journaling daily with the Word keeps you on track, focused, and you might just get a perspective you weren't thinking of to reignite your spiritual fire inside of you.
-Interact and Help Others
  • Often, by being there for someone else who is in need or feeling down, whether family, friends, or fellow church members, you can lift yourself up. 

-Watch Christ-Centered Movies

I hope that you find these tips to be beneficial for you. A Spiritual Reset is much needed for Christians so that we can strive to do the work of Christ to our best abilities. God needs us to be on top of our game and if we need to take a reset, then that is perfectly okay. God wants his followers to be happy and healthy. We can't give God or anyone else our best if we aren't at our best. 

Friday, May 25, 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.

This has been a very rough and trying week. I picked Justin up from work last Saturday and took him straight to the emergency room. Well they transferred him to another hospital via ambulance and he had to have emergency surgery. He had two large Kidney Stones in each kidney that had his kidneys completely blocked off. The doctor said that he was almost in Kidney failure. They placed in stents in each Kidney to allow his kidneys to drain  and allow all of the swelling and inflammation to go down. He will have to have another surgery on the 31st to take the stents out and burst up the kidney stones, so please keep him in your prayers.

1) I'm so very thankful that God spared my husbands life and his kidneys. Even though he is in terrible pain, things could have been much worse. God is so good and such a wonderful protector.

2) I'm also very thankful for the wonderful prayer warriors who have prayed for Justin and for those who have checked on him this week.

3) My roses have been in full bloom and they are so beautiful. I love God's beautiful handiwork and I love beautiful flowers. They just brighten everything up!

4) My dad bought Raylan a pool and we are so excited! We can't wait to get it up and get to enjoy it soon. I know we will have a blast this Summer. Isn't it crazy how much grandparents spoil their grandchildren?! I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful dad. Not only for what he does for us, but for the wonderful man that he is. He has the kindest and most caring heart of anyone that I know. He is so good to everyone.

5) I have totally been obsessed with the Royal Wedding this week. It was such a beautiful wedding.  Meghan and Harry are so adorable together and you can really tell the love that they have for one another. She was such an elegant and gorgeous bride. I just love her! 



Instead of continuing with a featured blogger each week, we have decided to switch things up a bit and pick out our 3 favorites posts that we have read from our bloggers each week. Mine are below.. Don't forget to check them out!



1) Caramel Filled Oreo Brownies by Danielle from A Sprinkle of Joy

2) Memorial Day Menu by Stephanie Spring

3) Home Decorating on a Small Budget by Whitney from Come Home for Comfort



* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to link-up below. Have a blessed and safe weekend!