Wednesday, August 18, 2021

3 food things ☕️🍦🥬

I love this picture!!! HAHA!!! It’s my life in a nutshell ….the sugar fast book plus ice cream 🙂 

First the ice cream. I have to stay away from caffeine because it makes my heart race. Chocolate seems to be ok (!) thank goodness. But a lot of coffee makes me weird and keeps me up at night (yes this is a middle aged woman’s blog…so don’t complain) …anyway, I wanted to get coffee ice cream for Wes’ birthday, and decided to make my own (I just remembered where I got the idea! Shutterbean shared a recipe for coffee Oreo ice cream

My version of decaf coffee ice cream is just store bought cookie dough ice cream with decaf instant coffee granules stirred in! I started with just about 2 tablespoons, then added a tiny bit more. It was DELICIOUS! 

The book, 40 day Sugar Fast by Wendy Speake looks helpful and inspiring. I can’t wait to start! I’m scared to even try to explain it, because it sounds cheesy and overdone (don’t eat sugar, focus on the Lord) but from what I’ve read so far, I love the focus on scripture and reminders of how much we rely on not only sugar and desserts, but plenty of other crutches in our lives, where we should be wholly relying on God. 

My last food related thing is not the toast in the photo, but the chai tea latte in the mug! Who drinks chai tea? My mom in law told me about it and I’ve gotten attached to it. She makes it with Bengal Spice tea bags…listen to this description of the tea: 

The latte is made using the tea bags (2) , the Tazo concentrate (decaf 😉 ), oat milk, a little sugar, and sea salt. 

It makes me think of fall! Who is drinking hot tea (Mom, I know you are!!)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Trying to blog more regularly

Hi friends! Just a reminder I’m over at

Monday, December 18, 2017

New Blog

Hi and Merry Christmas! I’ve started a new blog that I’ll be able to update easily from my phone :) here’s the address:

I hope to see you there!

Friday, January 27, 2017

the wise man...

The church nursery is getting close to being done still needs a rainbow (everything is better with a rainbow 🌈😊) 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Our New Church Building



 We've had a fun time (my little helper and I) painting the new church nursery! We LOVE our new building!!! Not done yet....we have a few walls left. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

the pink tree

I was scrolling through my pictures trying to narrow down what to blog about from December ...and had to smile everytime I saw my pink here she is in all her rosy glory ....






Wednesday, November 16, 2016

leaf art

You know that project you do with wax paper and leaves? Well I changed it up a little by using clear contact paper and adding some lace and a paper doily. Pretty cute and easy :) 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beautiful November

Skye and I had a gorgeous walk today....absolutely perfect weather and color! 

Getting ready for art class! It's all about the humble turkey :) 

Basketball season! I'm so proud of my boy!! (Number 22) he's on the varsity team this year even though he's still at a junior varsity level - he's sitting on the bench but learning a lot. 

Wil just had his first orchestra concert -love that  guy and his cello :) 

Love this guy too :) 

Can't forget this cute face! 

Then there's my mini-me :) 

Cozy kitchen 




Monday, November 7, 2016

embroidery + inspiration

Just when it starts to get cold outside I like to start stitching :) this was fun - the little ones are great because you feel so accomplished when you finish it fast ! 

I think I've found my inspiration for 2017!! MATTHEW 5, 6, & 7 for 2017!!! I LOVE all three chapters and feel like they encompass the whole of a Christian life. Will have to think of a way to showcase these chapters --write on chalkboard wall ?? Maybe a passage at a time - we could divide the chapters up amongst the 12 months. 2017 is going to be wonderful. I can feel it...


Friday, November 4, 2016

overdue for an update !!

It's been forever since I've given a proper update!! I'm going to try and do this really fast because (unfortunately) I have no patience for blogging any more :( BUT! I know that I'll really be happy in the future if we have a record of what's going on. Oh boy, here goes....

In January we enrolled Wes in a Christian school close to our was a hard decision at first because we've loved homeschooling, but he just was at an age (or stage) where he needed more than I could give him. We have loved our decision and we love the school!! The teachers and administration love the kids and it's been a great place for him. Wil is going to go as well as soon as he gets into high school next year (9th grade). 

It's been a good transition for us and now I see how nice it is for them to be there for high school. It's also nice that we will ease ourselves slowly out of homeschooling and not all at once !! 

So we are going in several different directions all at once - Wes' school, Wil and Skye homeschool, then other stuff that goes along with it. 

So thankful for God's constant leadership in our lives and showing us which way to go!! HE is so kind!! 

The pictures up there: we switched the boys room with the school room!! So our school room is smaller and downstairs - the boys are upstairs with the weight set and foosball table (it makes more sense that way) 

We are so enjoying running races with the boys!! A color run this summer, and a race in Greenville this past week. Dave ran a half marathon and the boys and I, 5k. 

Oh dear, this doesn't do several months of our lives justice ...there was camping and concerts and who knows what else !! Maybe this will convince me to blog short and regular :) 


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dave + Sara [17 years!!]

Happy 17 years to us!! So thankful for our marriage :) God is sooo kind to us and has blessed our union. We are more in love and closer to Jesus today. Here's to 50 more :) 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Art Day!

Chalkboard Labels

Little canisters, jars, and containers, how I love you :) Chalkboard labels make you even cuter! 
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