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 @ BYBMG, Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

What I Love Most About Small Town Living



I’ve lived in the hills of Eastern, Ky my whole life. Yes, I actually do live back in a hollow located in Inez, Ky. A lot of people look down on small town living, but not me. I love where I live! It’s a quaint little town with only 2 stop lights and the nearest Walmart is 30 minutes away. There isn’t a whole lot to do in our tiny town. However, we have a few amazing restaurants, a community center with a movie theater, a small lake, a few parks, some breathtaking views especially when you’re hiking, a top notch library, an airport and several small businesses. In Inez, you will also find churches on almost every corner.  Where we live is mostly one or two lane roads. Everyone waves when they pass you on the road. It's a friendly little town, and almost everyone knows each other. But none of this is What I love Most About Small Town Living.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Blessed 4th of July Outfit


When I think of the 4th of July, I realize how Blessed we are. We are blessed to live in a free nation where we can freely serve our Lord and Savior. We are blessed to be able to come and go as we please.  We have freedom because of our brave soldiers. We have independence and we simply are a blessed nation.

Toy Rescue Ice Block Activity


This Kentucky heat has been no joke this week. It has been so humid and absolutely miserable. We have been swimming, playing with water guns, and finding other ways to beat the heat. We decided to try a different way to keep cool, and Raylan approved. We tried a Toy Rescue Ice Block Activity.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Why I Sent My Son To Preschool (Even When People Told Me Not To)



Our Son Raylan just finished his first year of a Headstart preschool program. He will be going to Kindergarten when school starts back in the Fall. I had always known beforehand that I wanted to enroll him in an early childhood education program, but a lot of people felt differently about my decision.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

4 Ways To Use Technology To Benefit Your Christian Faith

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As Christians, many of us are more than a little averse to technology. We fear the effect it can have on us in relation to our faith, and we can warn others, including our children and those we fellowship with on the dangers technology can pose.

For example, we might be mindful of the way social media can eat into our prayer times. And we might show concern when our children spend more time playing video games than reading the Bible. And while these are valid concerns - we do need to spend more time in prayer than reading through our Facebook posts, and our children do need to read the Bible a little more - we should also consider the benefits of technology to our faith.

Consider the following examples.

Tickle Your Tastebuds With Dishes From Around The World

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Food is something that we can all share a passion for. Most of you reading this will have a deep love for food, and that love is spread amongst the majority of the population. It's rare to find someone who isn't actually obsessed with food, and the older we get, the more it grows. Because the older we get, the more likely we are to experiment with foods. Suddenly our minds are not only focused on the fast foods that we could get our hands on, we're focused on the culinary wonders from around the world that we can try. But if you haven't really experimented yet, maybe because you haven't travelled much to experience the fine foods out there, or perhaps you just think they're too advanced to cook, we're going to try to change that for you. Thus articles main aim is going to be to show you how you can easily cook some of the most amazing culinary dishes from around the world, and open your taste buds up to those flavours the dishes bring. So keep on reading, and see if you'd like to try any of these!



Memorable Summer Bucket List for Kids


The official start of Summer will soon be here. However, we have already been celebrating Summer since School let out. Every year I like to make an updated Bucket List of fun and Memorable things to do during the Summer with my son.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

How Do You Send Someone A Personal Message?

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Dig into your pocket and no doubt you will find a smartphone. It can send SMS text, emails, social media posts and messages and none of them seem quite that personal. But does personal messaging really matter in the old fashioned way? Why would anyone go through the trouble of making a personal message from scratch using their own hands and ingenuity? Well even in this day and age there are situations and times when you should be sending something heartfelt and meaningful to someone you really care about. Pixels on a screen don’t cut the mustard when it comes to making a long lasting impression on someone when you have sent them an important message about a subject that really strikes to the core. So how do you go about it?

Campfire Nachos


It's grill season and our grilling has been going full force for a while now. I love grilled food, I really do! I also love switching things up for dinner when it comes to grilling out. There really isn't much that you can't make on the grill. My family has found a new dinner favorite. These Campfire Nachos are absolutely delicious, and I think you will love them as much as we do.

Most Fashionable Celebrities And Celebrity Kids

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Celebrities are always the first to get their hands on the latest designer clothing. They are then pictured in all of their gorgeous outfits in order to make up the main pages of the fashion magazines. Thus, there is no doubt that they have a lot of influence on the clothes we all wear today and the trends that we like. Nevertheless, there are some celebrities who have a greater impact on women’s fashion trends than others, and these celebrities are as follows…


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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Pink Boho Dress for Summer


Summer Break is officially here, and we are making the most of it. Raylan and I already have our Bucket Lists made and we are ready to enjoy the summer. In fact, we have already started crossing some things off of our lists. With lots of fun things planned, I have to be stylish while beating the heat. So, this is exactly why I'm loving this Pink Boho Dress for Summer. 

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza


There is nothing that I love better than grilled food during the warmer months. You will typically find me behind the grill almost everyday. It gets too hot to use the oven, so I fire up the grill to keep my house cool inside. I love the traditional grilled foods such as steaks, burgers and hot dogs. However, eating the same foods can get old fast. So, I like to switch things up and be creative with my recipes. One of our very favorites is this delicious Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Budgeting for Newlyweds



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Getting married is an exciting time, but it does come with a big share of responsibility. The wedding alone can take months or years to plan, and then you and your spouse are just getting started!


One of the biggest challenges every newlywed couple needs to tackle is the topic of how to combine finances and budget together. While talking about money can be a sensitive subject, it’s also a huge factor in the success of your marriage.

Faith Based Monthly Tee


I love a good tee to wear, especially during the warmer months. My favorite tees to wear are faith based tees. I love being able to spread the good news about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through fashion. It's a great way to make a statement and spread the gospel because everyone sees what you wear. So when I saw this month's advertisement for a Faith Monthly Tee, I was hooked and knew I had to subscribe.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

14 Sick Day Essentials for Kids


 Kids are so adorable and loving, but they are little creatures full of germs. They are always packing and spreading germs. Despite  our best efforts to keep them healthy, they still get sick. It's a natural part of life for them to get sick every once in a while.  It's best to stay prepared with sick day essentials because you never know when sickness will occur.  The last thing you want to do  is have to get your sick kid out and go to the store for the essentials they need to feel better. So, here are some essentials you should always have on hand, just in case they get sick all of a sudden.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Family Moments in A Distracted Age




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If you are lucky enough to have a family of your own, you know of all the good things that come with it.
Having a family for some is to feel secure with the people around you, who you can count on, with who you can share your problems, who are there to spend their time with you and know you well enough to pick you up when you are down.

22 Things Food Allergy Moms Wish You Knew



My son was diagnosed with severe life threatening food allergies when he was only 15 months old. He is peanut, tree nut and shellfish allergic. He is now 5 years old, so we have been dealing with his food allergies for a few years now. I live with the knowledge and fear everyday of what people deem as an ordinary food could be life threatening for my son. People do not take food allergies nearly as seriously as they should. Here are 22 Things Food Allergy Moms Wish You Knew.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

5 Mother’s Day Gifts For $25 and Under




Mother's Day is fastly approaching, are you ready? It's a holiday that should most definitely be celebrated. There is nothing in this world like your mom! A mother deserves a private island, but no one can afford that. Nowadays people have to budget when purchasing gifts, but there are gifts and ways to celebrate your mom on her special day without breaking the bank. Here are 5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas for $25 and Under that any mom is sure to love.

3 Inspiring Scriptures To Help Parents Keep The Faith (And Their Sanity)


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Parenthood is the most wonderful journey of our lives. It forges us into the best possible versions of ourselves in the pursuit of raising our children to be the best that they can be. It gives us an opportunity to relive the best moments of our childhood as we create a parenting style that’s almost a “greatest hits” of what our parents did for us. Christmases and birthdays become more magical than they’ve been since we were kids and every single day there seems to be a little extra wonder in the world when you look at your child’s smile.
But let’s be honest… It has its challenges, too.

45 Adorable Mother's Day Coupons


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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to make our moms feel special, but sometimes it can be a bit stressful to select the perfect gift (especially if you don’t have the time to go looking!).

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

How We Save Money On Groceries


One of the most stressful things for people to do seems to be grocery shopping. I used to despise being the one to have to go grocery shop, but now that I am saving money, I don't mind it so much.  It actually took me a while to get to where I wanted to be with our grocery budget. Thanks to some amazing tips from Whitney from Come Home for Comfort, I have been able to come up with a system that works best for our family of 3.  Be sure to check out all of Whitney's great tips. She has helped me so tremendously! Here is How We Save Money On Groceries. I hope these tips help you!

17 Ways to Boost Your Mood



We all have bad days here and there, but sometimes it seems like we have a lot of bad days. There are times when I seem to constantly be in a bad mood for no particular reason at all. I have always dealt with Anxiety Issues but sometimes it really gets the best of me and leads to panic attacks. This is when I know I really have to work on myself and find ways to calm myself and boost my mood. Self- Care and Mental Health is very very important and should not be taken lightly.  Here are some tried and true ways that have always seemed to help me. I hope they help you too!

Take Your Family On The Best Road Trip Ever

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When you have a family, some of the most wonderful times will be had away from home when you are enjoying your time together. However, this can often be expensive, but that is where the idea of a road trip comes in! In this article, we are going to be looking at how you can plan one of the best road trips ever that will be full of memories as well as fun! Keep reading if you are interested in hearing some of our ideas.

H54F: Easter Recap


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

H54F: Kindergarten Registration & School Fun

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

7 Scriptures to Remember during Easter

Every year when Easter is near, I get very emotional.  The Easter story recounts the death and resurrection of Jesus so that we could have forgiveness of our sins and spend eternity in heaven. The Easter Story also presents the end of his life, the painful details of his suffering on the cross, and the resurrection on that third and glorious day. Easter isn't a story about a bunny rabbit that brings a basket full of goodies, It's a story of true love with the gift of Salvation that Jesus brings. So as Easter approaches, prepare your heart with these 7 Scriptures. They show what the true love of God is all about.

Another Way to Wear Dresses for Spring




This year I'm loving Floral Dresses for Spring.  I think they help welcome the Spring season so well. However, the weather has not been as warm as I would like to be able to wear dresses. So today I'm sharing with you Another Way to Wear Dresses for Spring.

Do You Have A Pet Plan In Your Household?

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As a parent, you’ve probably read countless books explaining the various stages of children’s development. You know approximately what to expect at the different steps of your child’s growth process. You’re ready for what there is to come, whether you’re saving for college or helping them to make their first friend at school. Broadly speaking, this is your child’s plan, aka a combination of budgeting strategy, educational tips, and behavioral know-how which plays a significant role in your parenting responsibilities.
But, when you adopt a pet, more often than not, you can forget to consider the full extent of your duties toward your furry friend. Ultimately, a pet just like a child relies on you for emotional and intellectual growth, entertainment, love, overall well-being.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.

Who Can Support Your Family?




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Raising a family isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it! All parents go through tough times, some of which can be very stressful and overwhelming. Thankfully, though, you can remember that you aren’t in this on your own. There are plenty of people out there who you will be able to turn to for help and advice at the times when you need them the most.

5 Free Things To Do While Visiting The Smoky Mountains


Recently my family and I spent a relaxing weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains. It is my favorite place to visit, and I actually prefer it over the beach. There is just something about the Smoky Mountains that is so peaceful, and the beauty is like none other. There is so much to see and do, but things can get expensive quick. If you are on a budget or just trying to save money, here are 5 Free Things To Do While Visiting The Smoky Mountains.

Leopard Print and Rainbow Stripes


It’s been said that animal print and stripes don’t go together, but I’m here to disagree. I think they go great together and make a bold fashion statement. I’m loving this Leopard Print and Rainbow Stripes tee. Mixing the two together is the perfect way to transition into Spring attire now that warmer days are on the horizon.

The Everlasting Magic Of Historical Family Homes

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Think about your ideal home. If you are torn between a modern contemporary home with technology and advanced materials and a historical home of earthy charm with wood and stone, you’re not the only one. It's been a longstanding difficult choice to make for many people because both styles have a lot to offer. But the traditional historical home has for a long time, been the set standard. It's little wonder because these homes have literally stood the test of time for all kinds of families. Homes that are hundreds of years old, don’t seem out of place. In fact they seem to age like wine, becoming more and more grand as the years go by. Something about timeless style attracts us all, especially when you are thinking of changing homes for your family. Whether you’re already sold, teetering on the brink or just browsing, here are a few strong reasons why historical homes are so loved.

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, Whitney @ Polka Dotty Place  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.