Della Devoted!: 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Importance of the Teal Pumpkin Project


In the last couple of years, Teal Pumpkins have been popping up all over the place during Halloween. You may have seen them on display at homes or businesses. They represent The Teal Pumpkin Project. A project that is very near and dear to my heart.

Friday, October 13, 2017

High Five For Friday: Apple Festival & Fallen Leaves





 Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Caramel Apple Cake


One of my favorite things about Fall is all of the delicious foods! I love most anything Caramel Apple Flavored, so this Caramel Apple Cake is no exception. It's the perfect Fall treat that you need to make now!

Friday, October 6, 2017

High Five For Friday: Southern Momma


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How I Style It: Fun Halloween Look


Welcome to the October  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 Halloween and Fall Styles...

Monday, October 2, 2017

TBB Asks: October Fall Theme


It's no secret that Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. The vibrant colors, the cool crisp air, all of the lovely scents, and the delicious food. Fall is such a cozy and happy time, so what's not to love about it! I always enjoy Q&A blog posts because it's a great way to get to know one another, so I'm super excited to link-up with this month's Fall edition from The Blended Blog. I can't wait to see what everyone's Fall Favorites are. Here are mine...

Friday, September 29, 2017

High Five For Friday





Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fall Floral Dress


We are officially almost a week into Fall, but not really Fall weather. It has been super warm in Eastern Kentucky, too hot for my comfort anyway. If you know me at all, then you know I love Fall and Fall weather. I am very hot natured! Even though it's still warm, I like to dress for the season. So, this Fall Floral High-Low dress is the perfect dress to transition from Summer into Fall.

Monday, September 25, 2017

11 Favorite Fall Traditions



Everyone has a favorite season and Fall is mine. I love the vibrant and beautiful colors that autumn displays. I also love the cool crisp air and all of the delicious foods that come along with the season. Every year I make a Bucket List and quickly begin to check things off. This year, I want to share with you 11 of my Favorite Fall Traditions.

Friday, September 22, 2017

High Five For Friday- Harvest Festival Fun



Happy First Day of Fall Y'all! I'm super excited that my favorite season is finally here! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

30 Facts About Me



I have officially been the big 3-0 for almost 2 weeks now. At first I was a little depressed about turning 30, but now I'm learning to embrace it. I might as well accept it because I can't change it.  I still don't feel my age though, most of the time I still feel like I'm a teenager. Life has not been easy at all my last 30 years, sometimes it has been just plain hard and full of a lot of heartache. However, I am still very blessed. God has always been good and faithful to me.  I have a wonderful God that I serve, an amazing family, a wonderful husband who is also my best friend, and an amazing son that is the light of my life and also my whole world.  God has blessed me far more than I deserve. So with that being said, I want to share with you 30 facts about me now that I am 30.

Friday, September 15, 2017

H54F: Birthday Trip



Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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 from the past week each Friday.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Events in Kentucky: Holley LS Fest

Over the weekend, my husband and I attended the annual Holley LS Fest event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Beech Bend Raceway Park. It is an event that any car enthusiast or racing addict would love.



Friday, September 8, 2017

High Five For Friday- Birthday Celebrations



Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday linkup 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 from the past week each Friday.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How I Style It: White After Labor Day


Welcome to the September  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 White After Labor Day Styles...

Friday, September 1, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here! High Five for Friday is where we come together to share five highlights from the past week each Friday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Back-To-School Printable Lunchbox Notes


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Can you believe it’s already that time again? Back to school always seems to sneak up on us and even though the summer has come to a bittersweet end, there are fun ways to to make the beginning of a new school year super sweet. Printable lunch box notes are a great way to jam pack your little one’s first couple days with a smile.

Monday, August 28, 2017

An Open Letter To My Toddler Son



My Dear Sweet Boy,
     
    As Summer is coming to an end, I just needed to reflect upon a few things. You are now at the tender age of three and a half years old. Oh, how I wish you could stay this age forever. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Events in Kentucky: Airport Days


Every August, my family and I look forward to attending Airport Days. It's an annual event held at the Big Sandy Regional Airport located within our county. It's a fun-filled day with plenty to see and do.

Friday, August 18, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Benefits of Story Time Programs



Last year when Raylan was only two, I enrolled him into the Story Time Program at our local Library. I had heard and seen on social media all of the fun things that they were doing with the youth, and decided to give it a try.  I knew it would be fun but I did not realize all that he would benefit from it.

Monday, August 14, 2017

7 Money Saving Changes to Make Now



It's no secret that in this day and time, we all need to save as much money as possible. Everything is so expensive these days and it's hard to make ends meet, especially when you live paycheck to paycheck like we do. You get to a point that you are tired of struggling, so you decide to make some changes in your spending habits. Here 7 changes that my family has made in order to save money.

Friday, August 11, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Getting to Know Me: TBB Questions and Answers

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Today I am doing something different on the blog and taking part in a fun questionnaire from the ladies over at The Blended Blog. These type of posts are always so much fun to read.  I love getting to know all about other bloggers, so I figured I would join in on the fun and let you all get to know me a little better. 


Friday, August 4, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Relaxed Summer Style


 I like Summer, but I do not enjoy the heat. So when it comes to fashion, I keep things very minimal and basic in the summer to keep from burning up. You could say that my style is very relaxed.

Monday, July 31, 2017

How to Have Fun This Summer on a Small Budget


Summer is already almost halfway over. It seems like it has flown by. You're probably wondering how you have let the summer slip by without doing anything fun. If you're like my family, it's hard to do much when you're on a small budget.  However, this summer has been anything but boring. Here is how my family has had fun this summer on a small budget.

Friday, July 28, 2017

H54F: Anniversary & Family Time




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


I have missed you all! Since the blog has been down for the last week, let's recap my favorite highlights from the past 2 weeks.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

11 things I've Learned from 8 years of Marriage




Today Justin and I celebrate 8 years of marriage. Before marriage, we were high school sweethearts and dated for 5 years. Marriage is such a beautiful thing, but it's not always a walk in the park. Here is what I've learned from 8 years of Marriage.

Friday, July 14, 2017

High Five For Friday: Lake Days



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

Let's recap my favorite highlights from this week...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day Trips in Kentucky: Carr Creek Lake



Having lived in Eastern Kentucky for nearly 30 years, I had never heard of Carr Creek Lake State Park. Recently, I was on instagram and saw some breathtaking pictures taken by a lady who lives in the same county as I do. I asked her where they were taken and she told me Carr Creek Lake State Park. I googled the name of the park, and to my surprise it was only an hour and a half away from me. How had I never heard of this place before, especially with it being so close? So my best friend Melissa and I took off one day to find such a beautiful place.


Friday, July 7, 2017

High Five For Friday- Fireworks & Nature Trails


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

Let's recap my favorite highlights from this week...

1) We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. It was great spending time with my little family and it's nice to be able to get a photo of us, especially all of us matching.

2) Over the weekend, Justin and I took Raylan on a little nature trail. I absolutely love this photo of Raylan playing in the creek. It really showcases how the simple things in life can make a child happy. I want to have this photo put on canvas.


3) We watched some beautiful Fireworks at our town's 4th of July celebration. They play live music, have watermelon eating contests, great food and of course beautiful fireworks. It's such a great little community event.


4) This is a wedding cupcake cake that I made for last weekend. I love the Turquoise and White theme that they went with.



5) I have had finals this week and I am so exhausted. I'm hoping to do a lot of relaxing. What book or netflix suggestions do you have now that I actually get a little bit of a break?  I also hope to do some pinterest projects.




This week's featured blogger is Amanda from Cupcake N Dreams. Amanda shares about travels, her favorite dessert spots around the world and her favorites in beauty and fashion on her blog. She has a great blog. Please stop by and say hello to Amanda!


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to linkup below. Have a blessed weekend!









Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How I Style It: Rose Novelty Print


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 Novelty Print Styles










I love all  novelty prints. I especially love large Novelty Prints that really make a statement. Even though the 4th of July has passed, I still want to share my red, white and blue in Novelty Print form. We can wear red, white and blue colors all year long anyway. I love how the red roses in this top really pop out with the chevron stripes. I added red pants to make the red roses stand out even more. The pattern mixing is a good thing for this top. I used to be afraid of pattern mixing, but I now find it a good and fun thing to do. Besides, fashion should always be fun and never boring! I added white shoes to keep with the theme color of the outfit and so that I wouldn't have an overload of  vibrant color . It's a fun and festive look that can be worn anywhere. The roses are perfect to wear all summer long.

To achieve this look:
Top//Rue 21
Pants// Rue 21
Jewelry// Gifted
Sandals//Thrifted

Now join in to see how the other fashionistas in this blog hop styled their Novelty Prints and check out their links below:

Bright on a Budget
Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Bloglovin’ | Twitter
Della Devoted
What Nicole Wore

Friday, June 30, 2017

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 TeaBecky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Let's recap my favorite highlights from this week...

1) We took Raylan to watch Disney Cars 3. He was so excited! It was such a cute little movie. We also stopped to get Pizza at our favorite pizza place. It was a great family day.




2) My best friend had her baby this week and I can't wait to meet the little guy. I wish they lived closer so I could get to spend more time with them.

3) I have been trying hard to lose weight. I have even been exercising. I know it isn't much, but I'm proud to say that I have lost 4 pounds. At least it's a start. I'm excited!

4) We've had some cooler weather this week and it has felt like fall. Raylan and I have enjoyed being outdoors. We have had picnics and flew kites.

5) One of my other best friends and I took a little day trip and explored to a lake that we had never been to. We went to Carr Creek Lake State Park. It was such a beautiful little place. It had little waterfalls and even had it's own beach. I can't wait to take Raylan back. I know he will love the sand and water.



This week's featured blogger is Laura from Fantastically Four. Laura is a wife and a stay at home mom of two. She shares encouraging words and parenting tips on her blog. I love her most recent post titled Embracing the Messiness of Mom Life.  It's such a great read. Please stop by and say hello to Laura. You will love her blog. 


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to linkup below. Have a blessed weekend!






Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Brights


When I think of Summer, I think of Bright Beautiful Colors. I love the beauty that Summer brings! I also love the fun and fashionable colors that can be worn during summertime. Patterns can also be fun and bright. My main goal for summer is to keep cool because I am hot natured, so when I'm putting an outfit together for the day; cool and comfort is my main goal. This Summer Brights outfit is my favorite for coolness, comfort and style.








I love the pattern mixing and bright colors from this Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Tank. Anything Lilly puts me in the mood for the beach or summer fun. The mint from this tank is a perfect match with the shorts. All of these colors scream summer fun! Of course, I had to add in some bright accessories as well.  It's such a comfortable outfit that can be worn anywhere. It's great for date night, a day at the park or at the race track.  

What Summer Brights are your favorite this year?

To achieve this look:

Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Tank//Gift
Shorts//Old Navy
Dexter Lilac Sandals//Thrifted
Bangle//The Navy Knot
Necklace//Thrifted