good morning gorgeous.

I didn’t have any plans on writing today and it’s not even morning anymore, but I’m kinda feelin’ it today!

It’s been a while since a HUGE cup of coffee for me, so maybe that’s why my brain is swirling around with thoughts.

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This past week has been a challenging one.  Long and busy with some good and some bad.  I’ts safe to say that I’m glad today is Friday (isn’t everyone?)!

My first thought of the day is how grateful I am for true friendships.  It’s always nice to share and receive from those who you know truly care about you.  It takes a lot for me to share the deepest depths of my heart with people, so I don’t take it lightly.  I really thank God for all of my “girlfriends”.  I don’t have many but the ones I do bless my socks off!

Of course coffee has me thinking about a new project.  As if I don’t have enough going on already.  I’m a little less than a week away from my first 5k.  I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited.  I’m kind of a perfectionist so I set my bars pretty high.  I know I’ll be fine.  I’m not exactly where I want to be after 6 months of working out, but boy am I glad I’m not just starting.  The thought of that makes me cringe.  I have to remind myself of where I came from (couldn’t even WALK a mile).  After my race and 40th birthday, I plan to amp up my workout.  More 5k’s and some extra stuff too!  I’m pretty sure my kids are rubbing off on me.

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Speaking of the kids.  My boy has been gone this week for basketball.  He is having success and as we’ve been communicating (because we are tied at the hip), I’m getting the sense that he’s learning a great deal about himself.  I love it.  It’s so sweet to see him grow.  I’ll be glad when he returns home tomorrow night….only to leave again next week.  The kid is having a great summer!


My Breezy leaves tonight for Chicago*sigh*. I’m excited for her, but always miss her when she’s gone.  I’m finding that as my kids get older, we are becoming even closer.  You might think that would be the opposite, but I don’t think so.  They seem to both appreciate home more and the little things mom and dad do with them.  They just make my heart swell.

My thoughts are also on my baby Mochaccino (our dog).  He’s never been sick but seems to have something going on lately.  Gotta get the baby checked out soon.  I don’t like the feeling.  Don’t worry, he’ll be fine, he’s still leaping off of furniture and stealing undergarments and running from room to room in typical Mocha fashion.

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There’s so much more on my mind, but it was good to release a little bit this morning.  I feel so blessed.  I keep telling my boy to enjoy the journey and you know what, that’s for me too!

Have a great weekend!  I’ll post a project soon!


Luke 22:27

For who is greater, the one who is at the TABLE or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the TABLE? But I am among you as one who serves.

How ironic that I would read and get an understanding of this scripture the same day that I wanted to share my TABLE pics with you.  This verse could not have come to me at a better time {God works like that}.  A lot of times we feel that we should be served and receive instead of being the servant.  We may ask God, why is this happening to me?  When do I get what I’ve prayed for?  What about me Lord?  But this verse tells me that Jesus, who is asking his disciples the questions stated that he was there to serve.  If you read the entire chapter, you’ll understand that this was hours before his crucifixion.  Have you ever had such a problem and yet you think of serving, helping, or being there for someone else??  As a Christian, Jesus is our ultimate example.  If he can serve those at the TABLE hours before his death, then surely I can take my eyes off of myself and focus on being a servant (friend, helper, blesser etc.).

I totally see my TABLE in a whole new light.

So, it started like this.

I love vintage farmhouse.

I wanted a farmhouse table.

Hubby found me one.

Had fun adding the chairs.

PicMonkey Collage






I added this fabric skirt to the middle of each side to cover up the space where the table leafs are.  It was kinda bugging me and I thought it was a fun addition to my vintage shabby chic look.  I’m not sure how long they will last but we’ll see.


Special thanks to my models Breezy & Mochaccino.

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Happy Saturday!

comfort zone.

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Hope you had a fun holiday weekend.  We enjoyed our long weekend of no running around from here to there.  No commitments or having to grab chips to take to a BBQ.  Just a nice slow but fun weekend together with the family.  My two “kids” are growing up fast (22 &17) so any time […]

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Not so junior anymore…

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I cannot believe today is the LAST day of my son’s Junior year of High School.  Why did it come and go so fast?!  From my view point it was a learning and growing experience for both him and me.  There were some great unforgettable moments and there were some moments I’d like to forget, […]

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cake in heaven.

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Today my sister would be 46.  I’m not sure if you celebrate birthdays in heaven but I’m pretty sure she’s enjoying herself.  This is the first birthday since she passed away 5 months ago.  I’m not really sure how to feel just yet.  I was kind of dreading today because I didn’t want sadness to […]

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less time with God.


  I’ve posted this on facebook before because I thought it was just plain good, but this week I was reminded how TRUE it really is. You ever just had one of those weeks?  Yeah, me too.  Mine happened to be this week.  Everything was annoying, irritating, and unfair.  I was whiney, crabby, and even […]

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project pink.

Vintage Desk 2

So, sometimes I have a one track mind.  When I get something in my head that I want to do…well, you know. I love vintage.  Anything that has to do with it, I love it.  I’ve got some gems around my home that I’m sure my family just can’t seem to understand why.  Well here […]

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The A to Z of Me {K is for…}

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I’ve decided that every Monday {hopefully} I will do a letter about me.  Why? Well, why not   I know I haven’t been very consistent but if you try it, you’ll find it’s not easy to describe yourself. But I discovered a K word over the weekend that describes me pretty well. { K is for […]

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elevator emotions.


It’s been a while since my last post.  I’ve even had the thought of stopping my blog all together.  Sometimes with the busyness of life I forget how much writing heals my soul.  I’m grateful that my family knows as well, because they are good about giving me a sweet subtle reminder that they haven’t […]

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just in case…


Just in case…basketball doesn’t work out?? We’re certainly NOT counting on that being the case, but I’m sure NOT gonna deny this kid’s modeling potential. If you’ve read anything I’ve ever posted about my boy, you’ll know that this kid was born to wear a suit.  He’s always had a love for fashion and looking […]

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