Della Devoted!: July 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

High Five For Friday

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup hosted by Tif@ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Danielle from A Sprinkle of Joy.  Danielle is a wife, mom, cat lover and chocolate lover. She enjoys cookie decorating, crocheting and all things crafty. She also has her own Etsy shop. She participates in a Thursday Idea Box Link-up where you can share creative posts that range from DIY, home decor, recipes, and so much more. Please stop by and visit Danielle's blog. I know you will love it!



This has been a long and hot week. However, it has been a good week. God has surely blessed us. We have been having air conditioner problems but I am thankful that the Lord blessed us to get a new one. That's one less thing to stress about. Isn't God good!!! Let's recap my favorites from this week.

1) I have a new favorite place to shop through online. It's called Giving Assistant. It's a cash back website that gives you cash back with the highest cash back rates while also allowing you to donate a percentage to your favorite charity. I chose Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky in memory of my mom. I get great cash back and still manage to help fund a wonderful cause. Please read my review here. 

2) It has been a great week for garden food. Who else shares my love for fresh garden food? I made some delicious Cucumber Salad and we have enjoyed it all week.



3) I'm loving this photo of Raylan. It was so hot outside this week that we stayed inside most of the time. I guess he got bored and decided that his hot wheels needed a good washing. 



4) I celebrated my 2nd Blog Anniversary this week. I seriously cannot believe that I have been blogging for two whole years. Time flies when you're having fun! Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway here for a chance to win a $40 Target Gift Card!

5) Justin and I have found a new Netflix favorite. We started watching Stranger Things. It definitely holds your attention all throughout the show. Have any of you watched it? I really like it so far.

Well that's a wrap for my week. I hope you all have a safe and blessed weekend. God Bless You!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

2 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

I can't believe I have now been blogging for 2 whole years! Time seriously flies by when you're having fun! Blogging has been such a wonderful adventure for me. I have made many new friends through blogging. I have also met some blogging friends in real life which was a ton of fun! Blogging has been more than a creative outlet for me, it is a way of life that I have come to love. Blogging has also opened up many wonderful opportunities for me. There are just so many wonderful things to say about blogging that I simply cannot list them all. I will forever be grateful for my wonderful friends and readers of the blogging community. You all are awesome and since I love you all so much, I'm giving you a chance to win a $40 Target Gift Card as a way of saying thanks for helping me to celebrate 2 amazing years of blogging!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Cash Back for Charity

This post is sponsored by Giving Assistant.  It also contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Like most women, I love to shop! However, I always love to save money when I do shop. Being a stay at home mom,  I am on a budget so I need to save money where I can. Recently I came across a fabulous website called Giving Assistant. Giving Assistant  is a  cash back website that gives the highest cash back rates for stores that sell high-quality products ranging in all categories you can think of- beauty, home goods, food, tech- you name it. 100% of the affiliate commission goes to their users, the users  can choose to donate some of their earnings to the charity of their choice, and it’s free to join. I chose the charity Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky to honor my mother's memory. She passed away in 2005 from a horrible battle of Ovarian Cancer, so this charity is very near and dear to my heart.  

I made my purchase through Rue 21. I always shop there so why not get cash back to shop where you love! I have had my eye on the cold shoulder tops for a while, but didn't want to spend a high price just on one top. So I caught it on sale for only $5, can you say deal?

The process was super easy to do. I just went to the website of Giving Assistant website, created an account and typed in the name of the store in the search bar. It shows right there on the search bar how much cash back that you will get for shopping at the store of your choice. Rue 21 gives up to 5% cash back.


Once you type in your search, you are led to another page which provides you with a link for your store. This page also tells you the amount of cash back. It also provides you with up-to-date coupon codes to save you extra money.


Once clicking on the link to the store of your choice, you are free to shop as normal. See that wasn't that hard! Here is the Cold Shoulder Top of my choice. Original price was $12.99. I got it for over 60% off for only $5. Now that's my kind of deal!


By shopping through Giving Assistant, you can also save money at various other stores. For example shopping at ebay will earn you 1.2% cash back, shopping at Amazon will earn you  a 1.5% charity donation and shopping at Old Navy will earn you up to 4% cash back as well as many other great stores. 

I  must say that I had a wonderful experience with Giving Assistant and I will most definitely continue to use it to shop with. I love the fact that I can get a percentage of money back when I shop but most importantly I love how I can donate a percentage of my cash back to my favorite charity. It's a win all around for me! 

Please take the time to shop through Giving Assistant. You won't regret it!

Friday, July 22, 2016

High Five For Friday

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup hosted by Tif@ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Heather from My Glittery Heart. Heather is a wife and a mom who loves Jesus and her coffee. She is a craftaholic who loves glitter and stickers. Heather has her own Etsy shop that you can check out here. Heather also started up a new linkup for recipes that you can view here. She has a wonderful blog. Please stop by and say hello to Heather!



Other than a little bit of stress, this has been a fantastic week and for that I am thankful. Let's rewind to my favorites...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Columbus Zoo 2016


Over the weekend, Justin and I took Raylan on his first zoo trip. We wanted to go last year, but decided to wait until this year so he would be able to enjoy it more. Raylan is such an animal lover so I knew he would be really excited. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

7 Years of Marriage



On this day 7 years ago, I nervously walked down the aisle to take my husband's hand in marriage.My life changed for the better when I married my high school sweetheart and best friend Justin. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

High Five For Friday

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup hosted by Tif@ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Emily at A Little Bit of Emily.  Emily blogs about life, fashion, recipes and so much more. She has some pretty great posts like this one of Looks Lately and this Homemade Chex Mix.  Please stop by and say hello to Emily. I know you will enjoy her blog.


This has been a very lazy week and for that I am grateful. This was my first official week off from summer classes, and I have done absolutely nothing except take Raylan to a few fun places. I plan on being more productive in the next few weeks, but I needed to relax this week. Let's recap my favorites from this past week.

1) Last Weekend, we took Raylan to a birthday party. He had so much fun with the kids and the adults. I love this photo that I snapped of him when they were throwing balloons at each other. You can just see what a fun time he was having here.




2) Sunday we had a little cookout at home with just us and the family. It was so nice to be able to enjoy good food and quality time with family. The weather was nice too. I love cookout season!



3) My dad took us out to eat this week and of course Raylan had to sit with his poppy. I wanted to snap a good picture of them together but it's clear Raylan wasn't in the mood for pictures. Typical Man lol!!!


4) Raylan decided he wanted to help make his daddy's dinner bucket for work one night. I thought this photo was hilarious. I'm not sure how much pop he thought his daddy needed but he was trying to load him down lol. I guess he didn't want his daddy getting thirsty. 



5) Our local movie theater hosts free movie Wednesday's in July for kids. This week they showed Zootopia and had a real life petting zoo before the movie. Raylan and Tif's little boy Kane loved the goats. They cried when we had to go inside. They wanted to stay with the goats. It was such a nice little event. I'm so thankful that our area hosts things like that for children.




Well that's a wrap for my week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Have a safe and blessed weekend! God Bless You!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

What I'm Wearing This Summer

What I'm Wearing this Summer


I don't really care for Summer, it's too hot for me. However, I do love all of the fun activities  that you can do during the Summer. I also love all of adorable fashion trends that can be worn during the Summer too. The clothes are so bright and comfy, and let's not forget the beautiful sandals.  Sandals are a favorite part of my Summer attire too. One can never have too many pairs of sandals. Today I'm sharing with you my must have Summer pieces that I have already worn several times.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Dishes Can Wait


It seems like every day there is so much to have to do around the house. Mornings start with breakfast and then it's a whirlwind after that. It feels like the house will never get cleaned and that pile of dishes will never get done, but those dishes can wait...

Friday, July 8, 2016

High Five For Friday

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup hosted by Tif@ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is April from The A Team. April lives in Canada. She loves Jesus, her husband, family, summer and Christmas. (I love Christmas too!) She is a community support worker. She uses her blog to spread awareness about infertility. She also takes part in a link-up called Show and Tell Tuesday which is pretty neat. Please stop by and say hello to April!

I am so glad that today is finally Friday! Today is my last day of Summer classes and I am so excited!!! I get a break for 5 whole weeks before fall classes begin. I can't wait to relax. Other than finals week, this was a great week. We had a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July. I hope you did too. Let's recap my favorites...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How I Style It: Nautical Attire


Welcome to the July installment of our "How I Style It" Blog Hop!  This is a monthly Blog Hop where we all get together to show you how we style our favorite fashion trends, and invite you to join us in showing off your passion for fashion as well!

                                  Today we are sharing our Nautical Attire

Friday, July 1, 2016

High Five For Friday

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup hosted by Tif@ Bright On A Budget, Katie @ Cup of Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!



This week's featured blogger is Kristina from The Kontemporary. Kristina is from Germany but is currently living in Texas. She is always collecting passport stamps and shoes are her biggest passions. She is married and is currently working on her MBA in Marketing. She shares her personal style, experiences and adventures on her blog. She has a wonderful sense of fashion. Please stop by her blog and say hello!


This week has been a pretty good week, except for the miserable heat. I wish it would cool down just a bit. I'm hot blooded so I burn up easy. This week has also flown by. I  can't believe that today is  already July 1st! It Won't be long until Christmas now. Let's rewind to my favorites from this week.