Della Devoted!: June 2018

Friday, June 29, 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.

* I'm so sorry I haven't t been posting as much lately. These have been some very trying and discouraging last few weeks. Please continue to pray for my family and I. 

1) I'm so very thankful that God spared my father-in-laws life. He was very very sick and still is but God has brought him through a lot. Please continue to pray for his healing and that he will receive God into his life. I know God has a great plan for him.

2) Raylan made the most of a few rainy days this week.  I just love this photo of him playing in the rain. It's so precious and he sure had fun.

3) I'm thankful for my wonderful family and friends who are always there for us and help me get through some of my darkest days. 

4) I'm thankful for long walks and some much needed me time.

5) I watched the  I Can Only Imagine movie on DVD and it was such a great movie. If you haven't watched it, I encourage you to do so. You will love it!


* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!

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


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monthly Favorites: June Edition



I seriously can't believe that June is almost to an end, can you? It seems like this month has flown by. It has also been a very stressful month for my family and I, especially this past week with my father-in-law being so sick. Please keep him in your prayers. He needs all of the prayers he can get. However, there is always something to be thankful for and a lot of things have made me smile this month. I'm starting a new Monthly Favorites Edition on the blog and I will be recapping some of my favorite memories and things from each month. Here are my favorites from June!
  • Swimming in our new pool with Raylan
  • Playdates -  Raylan and his friend Eliza watched the Lion King, Had a Pool Party & Went to the Lake Beach near us
  • Watching the "I Can Only Imagine" Movie on DVD
  • Trying this Orange Fluff Jello Salad
  • Trying this Orange Creamsicle Kool-aid Pie 
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Water balloon fights
  • Backyard Picnics with Raylan
  • Cookouts
  • Reading Meant to Be by Melody Grace
  • Long Walks
  • Nights by the firepit making S'mores
  • Watching the Sunset with my little family

I love hearing from my readers and would love to hear from you. What are your favorites from June?

Monday, June 25, 2018

10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids


Lately we have had rain and lots of it. It literally has rained every single day for the past week or so. With that much rain, children and moms tend to go a little stir crazy. When it's like this, moms have to get creative in order to keep everyone happy and sane. Here are 10 of my favorite tried and true boredom busters to keep Raylan busy and to keep the day from dragging on and on.
  • Hot Wheels Car Wash ( Fill up a bowl of Water- Put his hot wheels in the water, give him a wash rag and let him go to work)
  • Board Games/Puzzles 
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Reading Stations
  • Indoor Fort - (We love to pretend the fort is a witch's lair)
  • Popcorn and Movies
  • Dance Parties
  • Inside Games such as Doggy Doggy Where's Your Bone, Simon Says, Musical Chairs & Etc.
  • Bake Something together 
  • Science Projects - Pinterest has so many neat ideas for kids of all ages.

What are your favorite rainy day activities to do with your kids?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer Scavenger Hunt


Summer is here and that means it's time to enjoy it all that we can. I always try to think of all kinds of fun things for Raylan and I to do. It seems like I'm always planning something for us to do, but there are times that I run out of ideas. I want him to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, so a Scavenger Hunt is the perfect solution to bring his boredom to a halt. Scavenger Hunts are a great way for children and families to enjoy nature and bond together. They are also great for when you are on a budget. The ideas  of Scavenger Hunts are limitless, you just have to get creative. Here is my Summer Scavenger Hunt List that I've put together for Raylan. You can use mine or create your own, either way you and your family are sure to have a blast. Happy Hunting! Have Fun!

Friday, June 8, 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) This has been a beautiful week. The weather has cooperated and hasn't rained much, so Raylan and I have tried to enjoy it as much as we can. We have had backyard picnics, read outside, took long walks, played in the sand and have had so much fun together.

2) We finally got our swimming pool put together and filled up. We've been in it a time or two but the water is still pretty cold. This weekend it's supposed to get up in the 90's so the water should feel pretty good then. 

3) Raylan and his little friend got to go do crafts and watch the Lion King this week at our local community center and movie theater. The crafts were so much fun and the movie was free with a purchase at the concession stand. It was such a great event! Every Wednesday all throughout June they play free movies for kids. I can't wait to go back!

4) My aunt was in from Florida all last week and it was so good to get to spend some quality time with her. I hardly ever get to see her except for maybe once or twice a year. She definitely spoiled Raylan while she was in. We were sad to see her have to go back.

5) It's also been a great week for water balloon fights. Needless to say, I did not win those fights. Raylan and Justin had me soaked! I love spending time with my little family and having simple fun!



1) 7 Simple Water Activities for Kids by Erin from Simple Purposeful Living 

2) New York City Day 1 by Tanya from The Other Side of the Road

3) 4 Easy Ways to Style a Striped Dress by Savvy Southern Chic

* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!

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




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

45 Fun Things to do this Summer



I can't believe it's June already, can you? That means summer is right around the corner. Kids are on break and it's time for some fun in the sun. I love doing several things throughout the summer and making as many memories as I can with my little family. I have rounded up 45 Fun Things to do this Summer. Most of these activities are free or budget friendly which is always a great thing, so there really is no excuse not to have a great summer. Get started in on the fun now! Have a blessed, happy and safe Summer!

What are your plans for Summer?

Monday, June 4, 2018

TBB Asks - Summer Lovin Edition


Happy Monday Everyone! I can't believe it is already June, can you? I'm excited  for all things summer and all the fun things that come with it. Today I'm linking up with my friends from The Blended Blog and sharing with you some of my summertime favorites. I would love to hear what your favorites are too!

1) Walk or Bike Ride? I love walking, especially out in nature. It's just so calming. It's good for the body and mind.

2) Favorite Picnic Food? Grilled Hot Dogs with onions and peppers. I also love any kind of fruit!

3) Pool or Lake? I love seeing the lake, but I prefer to swim in the pool.

4) Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream? Vanilla

5) Ice Cream Cone or in a Dish? Ice Cream Cone

6) Flip Flops or Slides? Flip Flops

7) Jean Shorts or Jean Capris? Jean Capris

8) Favorite Summer Fruit? Watermelon

9) Corn on the Cob or Cut off the Cob? Cut off the Cob

10) Favorite summertime song? All Summer Long by Kid Rock

11) Favorite summertime activity? Swimming and sitting by the firepit at night

12) Favorite Berry? Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry or Blackberry? Blueberry

13)  Bikini's,  tankini's or one pieces? Tankini's or One Pieces

14) Dresses or Skirts? Dresses

15) One Word to describe Summer? Fun!


Have a blessed, safe and fun Summer! Be sure to make lots of memories!



Friday, June 1, 2018

High Five For Friday: Counting My Blessings





1) I have learned that there are some truly kind hearted people in this world. This week my family and I have been surprised by random acts of kindness from several people. These people have truly been blessings from God and it's proof that good people still exist. 

2) This kind of goes along with number one, but I'm still in awe of God's blessings. It's amazing how God blesses us  and provides for us at exactly the right time. His timing is perfect and far better than what we could have planned. 

3) I've finally started on a new book. I feel like I haven't read in forever. I definitely need to start reading more often like I used to and learn how to relax. I'm currently reading Meant to Be by Melody Grace and it's such a great book. I've also gotten to enjoy coffee and have a good bible study on the porch early of the mornings and that has been so peaceful. I love front porch sitting especially of the mornings.

4) My husband had his second surgery yesterday. He is home but he is in a lot of pain and is pretty sore. The doctor said the surgery went well considering all that he has been through. I'm thankful for God's protection during his surgery. These few weeks have been so rough, but God has brought us through it this far and I know he will continue to do so. God is so good  y'all! Like the image above says, we should count our blessings not our issues.

5) My neighbor is currently putting up  Raylan's swimming pool that my dad bought him. I'm so excited and cannot wait to get to relax in it. I know we will have a blast in it this summer.

Instead of continuing with a featured blogger each week, we have decided to switch things up a bit and pick out our 3 favorites posts that we have read from our bloggers each week. Mine are below.. Don't forget to check them out!


1) Best Affordable Shorts for Mom by Erin from Simple Purposeful Living.

2) 2018 Summer Capsule Wardrobe by Cute Capsule Life

3) Gingham Edition by Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine.


* Don't forget you can drop links for up to 3 of your posts each week and you can still drop your link for a Friday 5 post!

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