Della Devoted!: 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

My whole family loves Snow Cones. In fact, there is nothing better on a hot summer day than a nice cold snow cone to cool you down. We used to get several over the summer but that ran into money. We are saving money by making our own and now we get to enjoy delicious snow cones all summer long.

Friday, June 23, 2017

H54F: Sunsets & Comedy


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!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 Bible Verses for when you're Overwhelmed


We have all been overwhelmed before and it is a terrible feeling. We may be overwhelmed from sickness, finances, school, marriage, jobs or anything. The truth is there will always be something that can overwhelm a person. Sometimes we feel like just giving up and throwing in the towel but God doesn't want us to do that. There is hope in Christ alone. He gives us his Holy Word to reassure us and calm our fears. Here are 7 Bible Verses to read when you're overwhelmed.

Friday, June 16, 2017

H54F: VBS and Summer Fun


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!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Bucket List

While Fall is my favorite Season, Summer is my second favorite. I don't like the hot weather because I am hot natured, but I do love all of the fun activities that you can do during the Summer months. There is just so many more things that a person can do during Summertime that you can't do during other seasons. Now that Raylan is 3, he is old enough to participate in many fun activities and make wonderful memories. So, I have compiled a Bucket List of things that I would like for us to do with him this Summer.


Monday, June 12, 2017

No Bake Strawberry Pie



 I love Strawberry Pie, especially during the Summer. There is nothing better on a hot day, than a delicious piece of Pie. If you are looking for something easy and festive to make for your fourth of July celebration, this is the perfect recipe for you. It's a no bake treat that will save you from having to fire up the oven, but most of all it is delicious and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Friday, June 9, 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!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How I Style It: Tropical Shirt for Summer


Welcome to the June 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 Tropical styles.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Renovation on a Budget: Reclaimed Floors


I was so tired of looking at our carpet and wanted a change. I had been wanting hardwood floors for a long time, but our funds wouldn't allow it. However, one day when Justin and I were out on a date we came across the perfect idea for our floors.

Friday, June 2, 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, May 30, 2017

Summer Reading Kickoff

Today is the first day of the Summer Reading Program at our local Martin County Public Library and we are celebrating in a very big way. I'm also celebrating with Raylan at home. Here is how we are kicking off Summer Reading...

Friday, May 26, 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, May 25, 2017

Vintage Gold Leggings


*I received these leggings in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*



As a toddler mom and student who is always on the go, leggings are my best friend.  I love stylish apparel but I also love being comfortable. These days comfort usually wins over style, but all that has changed since I have been introduced to Legging Army. Now I can enjoy both at an affordable cost.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Superhero Takeover Party


On Saturday, Raylan and I attended our first ever Superhero Takeover Party at our local community center. It was such a wonderful fun-filled day that left us with many wonderful memories.

Friday, May 19, 2017

High Five For Friday- Graduation & Mother's Day Recap


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, May 15, 2017

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2017


Our  3 year old son Raylan was diagnosed with a severe life-threatening Peanut Allergy when he was only 15 months old. We are told to stay away from all nuts because of his severity and the risks of cross-contamination. Within the last year, we have learned that Raylan also has a fish allergy.  Food allergies are a very serious matter and more awareness needs to be spread. Most people do not take Food Allergies Seriously. This week is Food Allergy Awareness week so please help me spread awareness that could help save a life.

Friday, May 12, 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!


Friday, May 5, 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!

 Now let's recap this week's highlights: 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gifts for Men: Jord Wood Watches + Giveaway



*JORD sent me this watch in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*


Why are men so hard to shop for? Anytime I ask my husband for ideas of what to get him, he always says that he doesn't want or need anything. However, I can't let a birthday or a holiday pass by without getting him something to let him know that I care and I'm thinking of him.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How I Style It: Throwback Style


Welcome to the May 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 throwback styles.






Of all the How I Style It's that I have done, this has by far been my favorite. I love this throwback style idea. It seriously takes me back to some of my favorite times. I'm an 80's baby and the 90's gave me some wonderful memories. Not to mention, these were the best fashion trends weren't they? When planning for this style, I knew I would have no trouble finding something to wear. I searched my closet and found these parachute pants tucked away in the back. I also knew I needed everything bright, so this hot pink tee from Target was the perfect shirt to go with the parachute pants. I also had these hot pink hoop earrings and hot pink bracelets that would definitely help with my throwback style. Throw in bright rhinestone studded sandals, a bright blue purse, neon green sunglasses, and It looks like I've thrown myself way back to the best of the 80's and 90's. I would love it if these styles would come back to stay. What do you think? Did I style the 80's and 90's well? 

To achieve this look:
V Neck Tee: Target
Pants: Rue 21 (Similar)
Sandals: Rue 21 (Similar)
Wristlet: Thrifted
Earrings: ebay
Sunglasses: Walmart
Bangle: The Navy Knot

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

Bright on a Budget
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Della Devoted
What Nicole Wore




Friday, April 28, 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!

 Now let's recap this week's highlights: 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Toddler Scavenger Hunt for Spring



One of my favorite things to do is to be out in Nature. There is just something about it that is so relaxing. I'm very thankful that my 3 year old son also loves to be out in Nature as much as I do. Now that Spring is well under way, my Toddler and I can enjoy some nice Scavenger Hunts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Renovation on a Budget: Painting


We all love renovating our homes from time to time. I would love to renovate my whole home, however; money won't allow me to. When I do renovations to my home, they are budget friendly. My most recent update is Painting my kitchen.

Friday, April 21, 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!

 Now let's recap this week's highlights: 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 2017 Recap


Easter has already come and gone. Can you believe that? This year is seriously flying by way too fast. This was one of the best Easter's that I have ever had. It's so much fun when you have a child, especially a 3 year old. Let's recap my favorite Easter festivities...

Friday, April 14, 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!

 Now let's recap this week's highlights: 

Friday, April 7, 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 Tea, Becky @ BYBMG   and myself. We're glad you're here!

Yes, you heard that right. We have a new co-host joining our High Five For Friday team. Please join me in giving Becky from BYBMG a warm welcome. We are so happy to have Becky on board!



                                               Now let's recap this week's highlights:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How I Style It: Easter Pastels


Welcome to the April 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 our Easter Pastels

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

10 Ways to Relax When You're Stressed and Anxious



Stress  and Anxiety is such a bad thing that we all have at some point and time. It's not good for anyone physically  or mentally. It really does take a toll on your well being. Lately, I have had more than my fair share of stress. It has been more than overwhelming and was starting to make me ill, so I knew I needed to start finding ways to relax. Today I'm sharing with you my favorite tried and true ways to relax when I'm feeling stressed or anxious.

Friday, March 24, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This has been a much better week than the last few and I give God all of the praise and glory for that. God is so good!



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Everyday Struggles of a Food Allergy Mom


Being a Food Allergy Mom is not for the Faint of Heart. It is very very hard and at times downright discouraging. Most people tend to overlook food allergies and do not take them seriously. They have no clue what the child or the parents have to endure.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Fashionista Giveaway!

Today I am helping celebrate my wonderful best friend and blogging friend Tif from Bright on a Budget's 3rd Blog Anniversary. I can't believe that it has already been 3 years. Time flies when you're having fun! I draw great inspiration from Tif as a person and her blog. So to help celebrate her blog anniversary, I have teamed up with a few friends to offer you this fabulous giveaway of a Kate Spade ice cream clutch, a Purple Peridot Marble Rivulet necklace in pink, and a LipSense kit with winner's choice of gloss and color, along with an Oops Remover. 




Friday, March 17, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Rebekah from Rebekah and Co. Rebekah is a 30-something life and style blogger. She lives in Atlanta with her boyfriend and fur babies. Rebekah and her boyfriend David recently got engaged and are planning a wedding soon. I loved hearing all about their proposal and can't wait to see wedding pictures in the near future. Rebekah has a wonderful blog. Please stop by and say hi to her. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Makeup Must-Haves Spring 2017



Hooray! Spring is almost here! I'm so excited for warmer temperatures and brighter colors. With spring coming, it's time to change up my makeup routine. I like to change my makeup to match the seasons. I'm going with a brighter look this spring. Here are some Makeup Must-Haves that I am currently loving for Spring 2017.

Friday, March 10, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Rebekah from Rebekah and Co. Rebekah is a 30-something life and style blogger. She lives in Atlanta with her boyfriend and fur babies. Rebekah and her boyfriend David recently got engaged and are planning a wedding soon. I loved hearing all about their proposal and can't wait to see wedding pictures in the near future. Rebekah has a wonderful blog. Please stop by and say hi to her. 



Now let's recap this week's highlights:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Floral Wrap Top


Spring is almost here and it's time for all things floral. With that being said, i'm breaking out my floral apparel for Spring with this beautiful Floral Wrap Top.

Friday, March 3, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Christina from The Patricios. Christina is a wife and a mom of two. She loves holidays, Disneyland, cooking and fashion. Christina has a wonderful sense of style. I love this Mommy and Me Style: Denim Jackets  that she did with her daughter. It is so adorable. Christina has a wonderful blog. Please stop by and say hello to her!


Now let's recap this week's highlights:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How I Style It: Floral Patterns




Welcome to the March 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 our Floral Patterns

Friday, February 24, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Candice from She's Leaning In.  Candice is a Minnesota native. Californian by choice. Beauty enthusiast and designer at large. She has some great posts like this Just Arrived @ Sephora makeup finds. I've been looking for some new makeup, so her post gave me some great ideas. Please stop by and say hi to Candice.





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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Handy Manny Birthday Party



Over the weekend, we celebrated Raylan's 3rd Birthday. If you know Raylan at all, then you know his huge obsession for all things Handy Manny. It is his absolute favorite, so a Handy Manny Themed Birthday Party was a given for his birthday this year. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Raylan is 3



Today, I am officially the mom of a 3 year old. How is this even possible?  It seems like yesterday that after 22 hours of labor and a c-section, Justin and I finally got to meet our little prince.  I've blinked and somehow Raylan is 3 years old today. Where does the time go?

Friday, February 17, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Sarah from Loving Little Dixie. Sarah is a Christian, wife and a Stay at Home Mom of 3. Sarah and her husband renovate homes together and are currently in the process of renovating an old farmhouse. She has some wonderful posts like this inspirational post called Do you Still Love Your Husband? It's a great read! Please stop by and say hello to Sarah!



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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Minute Valentine's Day Inspiration



This post contains affiliate links.


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Are you in need of some last minute Valentine's Day inspiration? Write a love note! Writing about romance can be difficult. To help the words come more easily, I am sharing a link to this love quote interactive made by ProFlowers. They rounded up 59 of the beautiful lines about love from some of literature's darlings including Hemingway, Jane Austen and John Green. Let the experts help your express your feelings!

Friday, February 10, 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 Tea and myself. We're glad you're here!

This week's featured blogger is Tara from Michael and Tara. Tara is a wife, mom and photographer. She loves country music, chocolate and horses. Tara blogs a little about everything including motherhood, food, church and photography. I love this post of 2017 Mantras. Tara gives some great advice for the whole year in this particular post. She has a wonderful blog. Please stop by and say hello to Tara.



Now let's recap this week's highlights: