Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What I Wore

Hello, lovelies! How are you today? I am taking a quick break from trying to get my homeschool act together to post a few favourite fashion finds from around the web this week. I hope you enjoy them!

Check out this Gorgeous Rosette Necklace from! Only for a limited time.

And there are so many cute pieces on right now for fall. These will only last for a short time, so check them out today!

Happy shopping!

Blessings and love. xo

Linking up: The Pleated Poppy

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan {18 August}

Hello and happy Monday! How is your week starting out? Has school begun in your neck of the woods? I believe schools started here today, but we still have a couple of weeks before we have our first day. I am not ready, but I am working on things almost every day to get prepared. It will be so strange to only have four students instead of five this year. (I realise that I haven't posted about Emma's grad, but I plan to do so soon.)

Here is my tentative plan for this week's meals:

Monday - Taco Salad

Tuesday - Crock Pot BBQ Beef, potato casserole, salad

Wednesday - Leftover BBQ Beef on leftover baked potatoes (from last Sunday's meal)

Thursday - Bruschetta (Our neighbours shared some beautiful tomatoes from their garden, which will be perfect on bruschetta!)

Friday - Something on the grill

Saturday - Rustic Lasagna, sautéed spinach, veggie tray

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Enjoy your week!

Blessings and love. xo

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday and Good Tips Tuesday 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wherever the River Runs {Review and Giveaway}

I had been hoping for a good book to read this summer, and thanks to the folks at FlyBy Promotions, I was able to read and review Kelly Minter's new book, Wherever the River Runs

About the book:

In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a journey down a river teeming with piranhas and caimans, as well as machete-wielding mothers, heroic jungle pastors, faith-filled children, and miracles too seldom experienced in our part of the world. Kelly's honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.

On this beautiful adventure through the jungles of Brazil and the tangles of the soul, Kelly rediscovers Jesus among a forgotten people living well beyond the corners of her previously defined faith--a people who draw her back to their country, their pain, and their hope in Him, again and again.

My thoughts:

As I have mentioned in past book reviews, I absolutely love reading people's stories, especially those that include God's power and miracles. I think we can all learn from each other and be drawn to Jesus and His Kingdom in new or fresh ways by hearing and reading what others have experienced, how He's worked in their lives and the impact those experiences have had on that person, as well as the ripple-effects. This story is just that. 

If you're not familiar with Kelly, she is a Christian singer-songwriter and Bible author-teacher. She has authored quite a few books, but until this opportunity, I had only come across her name, and had not yet read any of her work. Through her record label and a man named John Paculabo, Kelly was introduced to a ministry to the Amazon and its people. And that ministry became near and dear to her as she took many trips down the Amazon River and its tributaries. Kelly not only met beautiful people who had a great impact on her life, she was also able to transfer some of the things she learned in Brazil back to her life in Nashville and new ministry the Father had for her there, as well.

I enjoyed Kelly's style of writing, as well as learning about a new place and people and her life-transforming experiences with them. I recommend Wherever the River Runs! Go here to purchase it now: 

As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. 
John 9:4

You can connect with Kelly at

And now for the giveaway details!


Leave a comment telling me if you've ever read any of Kelly's books and if so, which one/s and please leave your email address so that I have a way of contacting you if you are the winnerGiveaway is open to anyone in the US or CAN, 18 years or older. Giveaway ends August 28, 2014 at 11:59pm ET. Winner chosen by

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Blessings and love. xo

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What I Wore

Hello! How is your week going? This summer has been, surprisingly, quite mild, and while I'm not one to rush the seasons in any way, I have pulled out my long leggings this week and have recently added this new Dolman top, which looks more fall-ish, to my wardrobe. Right now, I'm sitting by an open window and there is a cool breeze blowing through, which makes it hard to believe it's still August!

I've finally remembered to take a few photos of myself this week, so here are my two outfits . . .

Dolman top - Belk
Leggings - old
Flats - Payless
Earrings - TJ Maxx
"Refuse to Sink" Antiqued Anchor Bracelet - GroopDealz

This one I posted on IG, after actually ironing this skirt that had been sitting on my shelf for almost a year. Ha! Ironing is not my forte.

Top - Belk
Skirt - Hand-me down (Old Navy)
Espadrilles - Old Navy
Necklace/earrings - Target

Blessings and love. xo

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan {11 August}

Hello! Happy new week! We have been under the radar a bit this past week due to enjoying our time with two lovely friends who were staying with us. I can't believe the week has already gone by and here we are to Monday again. I have so much to do before school starts. Have your kids already started back to school?

Here is my plan for meals for this week:

Monday - fast food (had a crazy schedule this afternoon and just didn't feel like pulling out the pots and pans!)

Tuesday - Crock Pot Tortellini with sausage and spinach, garlic bread

Wednesday - Taco Salad

Thursday - Artichoke Dip and crackers, fruit platter

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Burgers on the grill, Caprese salad (in case you've never made one before, head over HERE to see how it's done!)

Sunday - Snack-y supper

Blessings and love! xo

Linking up: Menu Plan Monday