Della Devoted!: April 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Spring in Kentucky












Spring has had a late start in Eastern Kentucky, but I feel like it is finally here. This makes my little heart oh so happy. I love all of the beautiful colors and especially the warm weather. The Sunshine and vibrant colors are good for the soul. My favorite things to do during Spring is enjoy coffee on my front porch in the mornings, go for long walks, drive around to see all of the beautiful scenery, and take my son Raylan to the Park. I also love to photograph all of the beautiful flowers, trees and birds that Springtime brings. These are just a few snapshots of what Spring looks like in Eastern Kentucky. I do apologize if the quality is a bit fuzzy on some, that is due to taking a quick photo with my phone.  At any rate, Spring is absolutely gorgeous in Kentucky! What does Spring look like where you are from?

I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog to bring you this Spring Edition.

Friday, April 20, 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) Last Friday was such a beautiful day, so we enjoyed a picnic and played at the beautiful Paintsville Lake State Park. It was much deserved for Raylan since he had his 4 year shots the day before.

2) Saturday, my little family attended opening day for the race season. Race Season has officially begun for the Preston Family. I can't wait to watch Justin race and cheer him on this year!

3) Tuesday, Raylan and all of his Story Time friends had a pinwheel ceremony at Story Time. They planted pinwheels on the lawn of the library for Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

4) This week was full of crazy weather and delicious homemade foods. On the cold days I made Veggie Soup and on the warm days I made Fruit Pizzas and Grilled hot dogs. Kentucky Weather is so confusing this Spring.

5) Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet? I have started on mine. I have a Spring Cleaning Checklist up on the blog. You can read it here. It will give you some motivation to start cleaning if you haven't already. 


This week's featured blogger is Sarah from Foxy's Domestic Side. Sarah is a lifestyle blogger. You can find Home Renovations, Organization, Fashion, Marriage, Recipes and so much more.  Sarah has a great blog. Please stop by and say hello to her!

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









Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring Pattern Mixing










Even though Spring has been here almost a month, it definitely hasn't felt like Spring. In fact, it feels more like Winter in Eastern Kentucky. However, I'm not letting this cold weather kill my vibe. It may be cold, but I can still dress in beautiful bright colors. I try to bring a little sunshine to such cold days with my outfits. I'm loving this yellow and white plaid cardigan mixed with this black and white striped tank. The colors and pattern mixing remind me of sunshine on dark and gloomy days, hence the "You are my Sunshine Song." I felt like jeans was the perfect contrast for this look to keep from having too much of the same colors, but I continued with yellow and black colors for the shoes and accessories.

Do you like to Pattern Mix for Spring? What outfits do you like to wear to make it feel more like Spring on Cold Days? I love bright colors! The brighter the better! 


Shop the look
Crown & Ivy Cardigan// Thrifted (Similar)
Merona Striped Tank// Target
Amethyst Jeans// Kohls (Similar)
Polka Dot Flats// Cato Fashions
Earrings// Plunder Design
Necklace// Poshmark
Bracelet// Gifted

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Cleaning Checklist



Even though it doesn't feel like Spring here in Kentucky, it's time to get myself motivated and begin my spring cleaning. One day it's warm and the next day it's cold. Today they are forecasting snow showers, but I know the cold can't last forever. With that being said,  I have put together a Spring Cleaning Checklist to start on so that I can get my cleaning done and out of the way. I want to be able to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and warm sunshine without having to worry about what needs to be done inside.  Cleaning can be so overwhelming, so I prefer checklists like this to help keep me on track. Hopefully this checklist will help motivate you too and give you a sense of where to begin on what to clean. Happy Spring Everyone!

Today I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog for the Spring Cleaning Edition. Don't forget to stop by and see what tips they have for you as well.

Friday, April 13, 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.

Hooray! I'm glad it's finally Friday! This has been such a busy week and a rough week which included an ear infection for me and Raylan had his 4 year old shots. I sure hope next week is better. Let's get to my favorites from this week...

1) Last weekend was cold and snowy, so my little family stayed home and ate some delicious homemade Veggie Soup. I love a good hot soup or chili on cold snow days. It's so comforting!

2) While being stuck inside all weekend from the snow and my ear infection, Justin and I started watching Riverdale on Netflix. It's so hard to find a new show that we actually like, but we like this one. Have you watched it? Do you have any Netflix recommendations?

3) My single Red Tulip is out in full bloom and beautiful birds have been to the bird feeder several times a day. It gives my heart hope that Spring is almost here for good. I'm so over this cold weather. They are forecasting snow again for Monday, but I know this cold weather can't last forever. 

4) Raylan had his 4 year old shots and did so well with them, so that called for a treat. I took him out on an ice cream date after the shots.  He was a happy camper then.

5) I'm in search for a new book to read. What is everyone reading lately?


This week's featured blogger is Kasey from Days of a Wife. Kasey is a Christian, wife, teacher and fashion enthusiast. She loves home decor, scrapbooking, cooking and disney. Kasey has a great blog. Please stop by and say hello to her.

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










Monday, April 9, 2018

Reintroduction: 2018 Version of Myself


I'm sure you all know that I am Della by now, hence the blog name Della Devoted. I've been blogging for nearly 4 years now. You may have read a little about me from the About Me Section of the blog or may know me in real life. However, I would like to reintroduce myself to my faithful and new readers. So if you will allow me, I will get right to it.


  • I am 30
  • I am a Christian and have been since I was 8 years old
  • I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Justin We have been together almost 14 years and married for almost 9 years
  • We have a 4 year old son named Raylan
  • We also have twin angel babies in heaven
  • I am stay at home mom
  • I am also a student with a major in Elementary Education 
  • I am a coffee addict 
  • I love having my coffee on my front porch during the morning, just having quiet time with God and enjoying the fresh air.
  • Making my bed in the mornings is the best way to start off a productive day.
  • I am also addicted to Pinterest
  • I am passionate about Photography
  • I am a Nature Lover and love photographing it
  • I am also a cake and cookie decorator
  • I love to read
  • I have an old soul
  • I prefer flea markets and thrift stores over malls anyday
  • Hobby Lobby, the Dollar Tree and Rural King are my favorite stores
  • I am currently loving all things Farmhouse style and would love to redecorate my home with the farmhouse look
  • I love date nights with the hubby, however I'm just as content with takeout and Netflix
  • My husband is a drag racer, so you will find my little family at the race track almost every weekend cheering him on
  • I love to Target Shoot with my husband.
  • I enjoy fishing
  • I love going to the lake and having Picnics. This is one of my favorite things to do with Raylan.
  • My favorite thing to do is go on long drives with my family with no particular destination in mind.
  • I love the Beach, but Gatlinburg, Tennessee is my favorite vacation spot.
  • I love all things Fashion and Beauty
  • I love comedies and Disney movies will always have my heart.
  • I have always wanted to own my own Bistro 
  • I am more passionate about getting healthier and helping my family get healthier than I've ever been.
  • Spending time with family and friends is my favorite.
Today I am linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog to bring you this reintroduction of myself.


A Photo of my little family on Easter 2018



Friday, April 6, 2018

High Five For Friday- Easter Recap


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) Saturday, our church had an Easter party for all of the kids. It consisted of Pizza, Easter Baskets for the kids, Inflatables and an Egg Hunt. It was so much fun! Raylan had a blast, especially on the inflatables. 

2) We colored Eggs at my dad's house and had a delicious Turkey Dinner on Saturday before the church Easter Party. 

3) Easter Sunday was so wonderful. We are so very blessed to have a savior who loved us enough to die on the cross and rise again so that we could have eternal life in a heavenly home. Sunday was extra special because Justin went to church with Raylan and I. Let's all pray that he continues to go with us. 

4) Sunday evening consisted of two egg hunts. One at my dad's house and one at Justin's parents house. It also consisted of yummy food too. The diet has definitely been blown this week lol.

5) I snagged me two pairs of cute Bermuda shorts  for Spring at Goodwill this week. I also thrifted me an adorable purse.  Who else loves thrift stores?


This week's featured blogger is Whitney from Polka-Dotty Place. Whitney is a Christian, Wife, Mom and Teacher. She shares recipes, DIY projects, toddler activities, parenting tips, decorating ideas, organizing ideas and so much more on her blog. You will love her blog! Please stop by and say hello to Whitney!


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





Monday, April 2, 2018

TBB Asks: Spring Edition

Happy April Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter yesterday! My little family had a great Easter. We are very blessed and so thankful for what Jesus did for us so that we could have eternal life.  Can you believe it's now April? I'm so ready to enjoy Spring, especially the warmer temperatures. Today I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog to bring you this month's edition of TBB Asks- All about Spring. Here are my favorites...


1) What 3 colors remind you most of Spring? Pink, Yellow and Green

2) What is the first thing that you add to your wardrobe in Spring? Pops of Bright Colors, especially Pink.

3) What is the first Wardrobe Item you ditch in Spring? Boots

4) Who mows the grass where you live? My husband and uncle

5) What is Spring like where you live? Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the tulips, tulip trees, pear trees, dogwoods and cherry blossoms!

6) What's your favorite thing about Spring? Beautiful flowers, birds chirping  and warmer weather. 

7) Are you a Spring Cleaner? Yes!

8) Are you a baseball fan? No

9) Tulips or Daffodils? Tulips!

10) Favorite Outdoor Spring Activity? Taking my son to the Park and Photographing Nature.

11) Flowers in the ground or in Pots? Both

12) Favorite Bird? Cardinal

13) Car Wash or Wash Vehicles at home? Wash Vehicles at home. It gets them much more clean and it saves money.

14) When do you pull out your sandals? My mom always made me wait until Easter to wear Sandals, so I have continued the tradition. I wore Sandals for the first time this year yesterday on Easter Sunday. 


I would love to hear your answers. Please join in on the fun! It's a great way to learn about each other. Have a blessed day!