2019 - Della Devoted

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand 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.

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand 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.

Classic Vanilla Fudge






































I've been in the Christmas Baking Spirit for about two weeks now. I've been pulling out all of my recipes, doing trial batches and trying to decide what I want to make for Christmas Gifts. I always make my friends cookies and candy for gifts, so this year I'm adding this Classic Vanilla Fudge to my list of things to make. It's a favorite of mine that I think everyone is sure to love.

High Five For Friday





Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand 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.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season Tee




I can’t believe Christmas Eve is two weeks from today. The Christmas Season is in full force and it’s going faster than the speed of light. We get so busy and caught up in buying gifts that we forget the real reason for the Christmas Season. We forget that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 

High Five For Friday




Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand 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.

How to Style Non-Christmas Colors for Christmas Photos


When planning for this year’s Christmas Photos, I knew I wanted to do something non-traditional. I wanted to do something different instead of your basic red and green Christmas colors. Every year for Christmas, my family has always done our Christmas photos in red and green. I wanted this year to be the exception. It was time to change things up. 

25 Things To Do This Christmas


Hey Y'all! I can't believe it is already December, can you? I'm so excited because that means Christmas is near. It really is the most wonderful time of year. I truly love Christmas and get so excited to start checking off my list of things to do. I want to see and do everything  and enjoy the Christmas Season as much as I can. I love celebrating the birth of Christ, seeing the beautiful lights, the happiness that it brings to my child, watching Christmas movies, eating the delicious foods and everything else that Christmas has to offer. I just love it all! So to help you out, here are 25 Things To Do This Christmas Season. Be sure to get out there, take in all the moments of Christmas and make the most of it. Enjoy it!

Belly-Warming Holiday Foods To Put On The Menu

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When the holidays arrive, there are many things to look forward to. The company of your loved ones, the cosiness of your home and those long winter nights, and the glistening Christmas trees and fairy lights that create a warm glow wherever you go. In short, there are many reasons why we all wait for the season with bated breath, wondering when we can put our cosy clothes on and begin buying thoughtful gifts for our family and friends.

However, one of the best things about the holidays is the food, and there’s nothing quite like chowing down on some of the tastiest belly-warming dishes as the winter rolls around. Whether you’re a cookery lover who prefers to create their own delicious recipes, or you’re a Walmart aficionado who would rather stock up in the grocery store, there are plenty of holiday foods that you just need to get your hands on.

We’ve noted down some of the best Thanksgiving and Christmas foods here, for those who have a real taste for the season…

Becoming The Perfect Host This Holiday Season






















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The holidays are here! The excitement at this time of year is infectious, and it’s the ideal opportunity to spend time celebrating with your friends and family. The holidays are a time to get together, and it’s wonderful to be able to open your home to guests and truly feel warmth in your home.

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMGand 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.

12 Ways to Prepare for Christmas Before Thanksgiving



It seems like when Thanksgiving and Christmas time is near, it is such a stressful time when it should be the most enjoyable time. I love both holidays but I absolutely love Christmas. It really is the most wonderful time of year. I love celebrating the birth of Christ, but I feel like I really don't get to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas like I should. We are always in the hustle and bustle of things trying to get everything cooked, decorated perfectly and finding the perfect gift. Now that I have my son and he is at the age to really enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas, I want the holidays to be slower paced. I want to teach him to give thanks and teach him about the birth of Christ. I want to just bask in the wonderfulness of it all.  Here is what you can do now so that you can have a more relaxing Thanksgiving and Christmas.

High Five For Friday




Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ 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.

Simply Earth Box Review


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Have you heard of the Simply Earth Subscription Box? It's not your typical monthly subscription box, and for that I am thankful. I absolutely love this box and it has been the best subscription box that I have found!

Falling for Leopard and Teal

Y’all already know my love for Fall, but one of my favorite things about Fall is the beautiful Fall Fashion. I love the cute stylish outfits that you can put together and the layers that you can wear. My favorite color combination for Fall this year is Leopard and Teal. 

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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.

Hearty Potato Soup


There is nothing better than a hot steamy bowl of potato soup when you’re sick. It’s the perfect comfort food. It’s also perfect for those cold  fall days like we are currently having. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of when my mom would make my brother and I Hearty Potato Soup. It's a recipe that I hold very near and dear to my heart. However, it's one that I would love to share with you because I know you will love it as much as we do.

2 Exciting Eggplant Recipes To Try This Week



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Eggplant, or Aubergine depending which side of the pond you reside on is a vegetable that is often overlooked. This purple veggie is often seen as slimy and soft, and many of us avoid cooking it because it can be a bland addition to the table. However, the only reason why you might find this vegetable boring is if you don’t cook it right, and it can actually be a wonderful addition to a myriad of nutritious and delicious dishes.

High Five For Friday : Halloween Edition



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt + Free Printable Copy


Halloween is almost here and we are so excited! I love all of the fun and excitement of helping Raylan get dressed up for his big fun night. Of course, I usually dress up right along with him too. Truth be told, we have been celebrating Fall and Halloween since Labor day. I love doing fun crafts and activities with Raylan leading up to the big day of any Holiday, so Halloween is no different. I have put together a fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt for us and for all families to enjoy.

High Five For Friday


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Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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.

Nut Free Safe Candy List






































It's almost Halloween and that means it's time to start planning out what you're going to give out to Trick or Treaters. Most of you have probably already bought your Halloween Candy, and some of you are probably last minute shoppers. When planning for Trick or Treat, please keep in mind that there are several children who have serious life-threatening food allergies. My son is severely allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts. Halloween can be so scary for Food Allergy Kids and their families, so please be considerate of them. Set aside a few safe snacks for those children who have food allergies, so that they can enjoy Halloween while being safe too. I can't speak for the other food allergies, but I can for Nut Allergies because that's what we struggle with. This is a list of Nut Free Safe Candy that I feel is safe for my son and other nut allergy kids.

Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew


I don’t know about you, but there is something about this time of year that make you crave a good hearty meal. I always want stews, soups and chili’s during Fall. There is nothing better than coming home from work to a good hearty Slow Cooker  meal to warm up with when it’s cool outside. One of my favorite meals is this Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew. 

Are You Ready For A Kids' Halloween Party?




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With only a handful of days before Halloween, it’s fair to say that parents need to finally get ready for a child-friendly Halloween party. The typical Halloween party tends to be focused around going out and adult themes. As a parent, you need to be creative to create a Halloween-themed party for your kids and their friends. 
Why does it make sense to plan a house party? Depending on the weather, you may not be willing to spend a lot of time outside with the kids. Of course, everybody wants a treat or trick moment, but when it’s cold and raining outside, you need to make sure that kids can have fun safely indoors too. Additionally, the party is the perfect excuse for simple games and togetherness in the safety of your home. But how do you throw a last-minute Halloween party that keeps kids excited and entertained? Here are a few tips: 

High Five For Friday


Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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

Pumpkin & Plaid: A Casual Fall Outfit



It has finally felt like Fall these last few days in Kentucky. With Fall like weather, I have officially broken out my fall attire. My first Fall outfit that I have worn this year is this Pumpkin and Plaid Casual Look.

High Five For Friday



Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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

Heritage Harvest Tour


At the end of September, my family and I went on the Heritage Harvest Tour. If you know me at all, then you know that this tour was definitely my kind of thing. I love Fall and all things Fall related. I also love history, so I was a Happy Camper.

Tips To Make Baking Fun But Mess Free























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Baking can be fun but throw in a child or two in the mix, and you have every parent’s worst nightmare. However, it’s important to get your children cooking in the kitchen as it’s a basic life skill that will come in handy for them as they grow up. Here are some tips to make baking fun but mess-free.

Halloween Mystery Play



Raylan and I absolutely love the holidays. No joke at all, we seriously go all out for Halloween and Christmas. We over decorate and do lots of fun crafts and activities leading up to the big day. I try to make the holidays for him as fun and memorable as I can because he’s only little once. While at the Dollar Tree the other day, I had a light bulb moment. Let’s do a Halloween Mystery Play! So here is what we did. 

High Five For Friday




Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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.

2019 Fall Home Tour


Happy 1st Day of October, Y'all! It's time for all Fall lovers like myself to rejoice. October is my favorite month and my favorite color. I get so giddy when I see the leaves changing to their beautiful vibrant colors and then falling from their trees. I look forward to the cool, crisp autumn days and the amazing aromas of Pumpkin, and Apple everywhere. I also look forward to all the fun and spooky things that Fall and October have to offer.  Yes, I really do love Fall that much! So, it's no surprise that I decorate a lot for my favorite season. With that being said, I'm giving you a Fall Home Tour. I hope you enjoy.

Burgundy and Leopard Print for Fall





Fall has officially been here for a week. I'm trying to dress the part, but this hot Kentucky weather isn't allowing me to enjoy my favorite season much. So for now, I'm sticking with t-shirts, thin pants and slip on shoes. This Burgundy and Leopard print outfit is comfy and cool enough to allow me to enjoy Fall without melting too much.

High Five For Friday




Welcome to the weekly High Five For Friday link-up hosted by Tif @ Bright On A Budget, Becky @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort 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.


The 3 Essential Bags

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9 out of 10 women have a bag obsession. This stat is wholly made up, but chances are you read this and nodded along. That’s how confident one can be to say that bags are always high on a woman’s wish list. Bags for any occasion, of different sizes and materials, it’s all part of every woman’s fashion arsenal. As the fashion industry is still refusing to grant pockets, bags are the only way for us to carry stuff around. So, in a way it’s not so much by choice that we love our bags, it’s more out of necessity. Here’s a list of bags that are essentials.

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