Introducing Kalee, Roxie & Sophie- the story of how we ended up with two Morkie puppies and a mini pot belly pig! We love our mini suburban farm!
I realize not all my readers are bloggers or have creative business’ on the side, but I know you all have busy lives and feel exhausted more than you feel revived. So, just scribble out that blogger portion in the title and add your name. I feel like this post applies to all of us and after experiencing these tips first hand, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you! Grab that latte and let’s get down to the juicy details. These secrets aren’t popular in our busy world! ...continue reading "6 Refresh Secrets for the Busy Blogger"
We are gettin' all up in my Christmas trip business today because I love walking around taking pictures like I know what I am doing (I don't).
After a cozy Christmas Eve with our Georgia family we set out for Virginia on Christmas day. And if anyone was wondering, there is ZERO traffic on Christmas day. #winning
Bear with me on the amount of landscape photos-I couldn't get enough! We joke with my in-laws about their 'estate' because this place has a killer view, thus nicknamed the Virginia Retreat by yours truly.
Prepare yourself ladies. Photos of the cutest niece in the world could cause your desire for babes to increase by like 354616569.
I did warn you.
Maybe just one more <3
Birthday festivities and surprise things happened for the sweetest, most thoughtful almost 21 year old sister-in-law.
Healthy life pretty much went out the window at Virginia Retreat, its a rule we followed religiously.
The official uniform for Virginia Retreat...we made an exception for the little cutie pie. She basically can have anything she wants. End of story. (heart eyes)
Ahh! Just can't get over these views! I am holding back, I promise.
We are getting back into a routine around here, so back to a more food-focused normal posting next week. You know, if I can actually get some food in our refrigerator and an idea of what to do with it. All the chocolate is clouding my healthy food blogger vision.
As of late it seems that every time someone asks me how things are going my answer is always "busy" followed by a smile and some phrase about how 'things will slow down soon, though.'
But will they?
I think I keep telling myself that, but questioning in my heart if it will ever happen.
I love my life. I really do and most of my "busy" is all wonderful things that bring joy to us and those around us. We love time with friends and family, I love this lovely little spot where I connect with you all, my job is a blessing and a definite 'must' in the busy status. Our church is always an encouragement and non-negotiable in life as well as different opportunities we have to help others. And of course the daily obligations of life and keeping a home aren't something we can toss aside.
So if all of these things are good, how can I feel drained?
This brings me to a bible passage I continue to refer to during times I am overwhelmed and it brings me comfort: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
If you aren't familiar with it, the passage speaks of there being a time for everything in life and one of my favorites is nestled in verse 4, " a time to laugh."
This weekend I decided some things would be put on the back burner. All the laundry wouldn't get done and a couple dishes just may have to be left in the sink. And, boy, was it just what I needed!
My 'superman' of a dad turned 59 this weekend and we celebrated with laughter, memories and one heck of a party thrown by my cutie of a sister! I will let the pictures speak for themselves and hope all of you will remember to not get caught up in our busy lives! Yes, sometimes we must put our noses to the grind and keep on' keepin' on. But protect those few and precious times that nourish the soul and give you memories for a lifetime.
Give yourself "a time to laugh," my friends, because it is going to give you more energy than anything that you could mark of your list of things to do.
Oh, and hang with your Dad...I highly recommend them 🙂