Della Devoted!: December 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

H54F: Christmas Recap

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 Trista from The Classy Chaos. Trista is a Christian, wife, mom and an accountant. She loves to read and she lives on a farm. Trista has some wonderful posts like this one of 2016: A Year to Remember. Please stop by and say hello to Trista. 

Christmas was such a wonderful time. I am so sad that it is already over. We truly had such a blessed Christmas. Not because of gifts, but because of  remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season and  precious time with our family and friends. Let's recap my favorite photos and moments from Christmas.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Traditions to Try with Your Toddler


Christmas was so much fun this year! I knew it would be a blast with Raylan, but I had no idea how magical it truly would be. At almost 3, Raylan really got into the Christmas spirit with me.  It has by far been my favorite Christmas. We made so many wonderful memories together. This year was the start of some new traditions that we will continue each year. Here are some Christmas Traditions to Try with Your Toddler...

Friday, December 23, 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 Audrey from Five Foot Nothing. Audrey is a food and fashion blogger. She has a great sense of style like this post about Tips for Mixing Plaid and Stripes. She also has some great restaurant reviews. Please stop by and say hello to Audrey.

Now let's recap my favorite highlights from this week...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Christmas Card

  I love fixing up and mailing out Christmas Cards. I look forward to it every Christmas. I also love receiving Christmas Cards as well. I happily put them on display in my home for everyone to see. Since I have my cards all mailed out, now I can share our family Christmas Card with you.

Friday, December 16, 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 Jessica from Just Jess. Jessica is a follower of Christ, a southern belle, book worm, bargain hunter and runner.  She has some wonderful posts like these Sunday Sayings with bible verses and these 12 Days of Gift Guides. Please stop by and say hello to Jessica

This has been a good and relaxing week. Praise the Lord! I'm finally on Christmas Break and I must say that it feels wonderful. Let's highlight my favorites from this week.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Best Christmas Sweater Vest


With Christmas Season, comes plenty of Christmas Sweaters. Christmas Sweaters may be tacky but they are adorable all at the same time. To me, there is nothing more festive than a Christmas Sweater. I just love them all, especially this sweater vest.

Monday, December 12, 2016

25 Frugal Ways to a Magical Christmas


It's down to crunch time and Christmas is almost here. Your Christmas list seems to be getting longer and you are completely stressed out. There are so many things to get done in so little time. It's time to take a step back and remember that Jesus is the real reason for the season. He is the reason that we celebrate this magical Holiday.  We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of it all that we forget to show our children the true meaning of Christmas and how magical it really is. So with that in mind, here are a few free ways to make Christmas a little more magical again for yourself and for your kids.


Friday, December 9, 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 Kate from Green Fashionista. Kate is a life and style blogger. She is a mom, a lover of fashion, travel and coffee. She has a great blog. I love her Holiday Party Ready post. She puts together a great list of things  to wear to a Christmas Party.  Please stop by and say hello to Kate. 

Thank God It's Friday! This has been a very stressful week with Raylan sick and Finals. Thankfully Raylan is on the mend and finals are over. Hopefully I can relax some. Let's recap my favorite highlights from this week.

1) Reading the word of God and tons of coffee have gotten me through this stressful week of studying for finals. With God all things are possible and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!



2) This bible verse has been very fitting for this week. It reminds me that God is bigger than any problem that we might face.


3) This is my favorite Rowdy the Elf Shenanigan from this week. Rowdy has the right idea of relaxation. Raylan loves Rowdy!



4) I love this Christmas photo of Raylan. Isn't it beautiful! He loves trains so I just had to have this fixed of him. It reminds me of  The Polar Express.


5) Don't forget to checkout this month's How I Style It: Christmas Colors post. Buffalo Plaid is where it's at.



Well that's it for this week. Stay warm. We have snow in the forecast for this weekend. God Bless You!





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How I Style It: Christmas Colors



Welcome to the December 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 how we style Christmas Colors.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Bucket List

Christmas Season is finally here and I am so excited! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Often, we get so caught up on all the gifts that we think we need to buy and we forget the real reason of Christmas. We forget that Jesus is the reason that we celebrate Christmas. He should be praised far above anything else. We also forget to have fun and make memories with our families and friends. I made a Christmas Bucket List to help me to remember to keep Christ in Christmas and to take time to make memories and just enjoy the peacefulness of Christmas. I want to share that list with you. Hopefully it will give you some inspiration too.




What is on your Bucket List of things to do for Christmas?

Friday, December 2, 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 Catherine from A Short Blonde. Catherine is  a professional latte designer, full-time adventurer, part-time dessert baker and assistant for her husband’s design company. She has some great posts like this Holiday Wish List for Babies. Please stop by and say hello to Catherine.

This was a fairly good week until Raylan ended up in the ER last night with really bad bronchitis. Please say a prayer for him. He's feeling pretty bad and I hate seeing him so sick. On a happier note, let's rewind to some of my favorites from this week.

1) Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I can finally post Raylan's Christmas photos. I am so in love with them. I couldn't decide which one to put on this year's Christmas Card, so of course I put both of them on there. 


2) Justin had a 4 day weekend because of Thanksgiving break, so we took Raylan to look at Christmas lights. Looking at Christmas lights is by far one of my favorite things to do during this time of year.  It's even more fun now that we have Raylan. He was amazed by all of the lights.





3) Raylan received a FaceTime call from Santa this week.  Raylan didn't know what to think. I think he was in shock. Download Video Santa app. It is the cutest thing ever.



4) Raylan made me the sweetest little craft at Story Time this week. I would rather have something made like this than something store bought any day. I treasure little things like this.





5) Raylan heard a knock at the door and guess who it was? It was Rowdy the Elf with his suitcase. He said he was moving in until after Christmas. Raylan's not sure what to think about Rowdy.



Well that's a wrap for me. I hope you all have a blessed weekend. Say a prayer for Raylan and for me, I have finals next week. God Bless You!