Monday, February 22, 2016

Currently 2/22

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Week....Honestly, I've lived a pretty boring life all week.  Went to the zoo and just had normal daily life after that!  



Creating....A birthday cake.  I ended up creating my own design but it turned out cute.  More later on how to make your own airplane cake!



Packing...Heading to Leadership in Orlando this week.  Excited to have some 80 degree weather and hopefully some good old Vitamin D!




Little things...Today little things make my day, like a freshly made bed!



Verse for the week....



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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Word of the Year: Content Vol 7

Content

adjective  simple definition:  pleased and satisfied, not needing more

Today is spring pictures at school.  For years I have made a point to not pick out the clothes for the kids picture day.  Yet this morning I was really struggling with my oldest daughters clothing choice.  She has a whole wardrobe of really nice dresses that is usually her first choice in wearing.  This morning....nope she picks the oldest graphic tee shirt she owns, paired with a multi colored tiered skirt that didn't match.  I grumbled at her about not matching but didn't force her to change.  The boys put on their favorite shirts, one a bright orange sweatshirt.  Now, couple hours later I wish I hadn't said anything or grumbled at her.  She choose what she likes and felt good in, she was CONTENT with her choice!  Mom needs to learn from her example.







Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What I Wore 2/17

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I join a couple of blogs called The Pleated Poppy and Curly Crafty Mom.  I enjoy watching for what they wear each day  Since Novembers 'No Pants November' with Christina at Our Wood Home, I've pretty much continued to wear skirts/dresses most days. I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!


Bible Study
Sweater - Younkers // Skirt - Thred Up // Leggings - Walmart // Boots -? 


Church
Dress - Mod Cloth // Jacket - Thred Up // Leggings - Ross // Boots - Kohl's
My side kick is decked out in all thrifted or hand me downs!  


Teaching Class
Sweater - Thrifted // Denim shirt - Shop Ko // Skirt - Thrifted // Leggings - Ross // Boots - Kohl's


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pleated poppy

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Currently 2/16

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

 Well, due to the kids having off yesterday from school this is delayed.  We had a fairly boring week last week which was nice.  Then....

Fun day....Yesterday we packed it all in!  We went to the zoo, Pizza Hut, then home for a family movie night!!!!!!





 Quote for the week....


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Word of the Year: Content Vol 6

Content

adjective  simple definition:  pleased and satisfied, not needing more

The opposite of content is anxious, afraid or nervous especially about what may happen.  Sometimes stepping out in faith is really tough.  I need to write this verse on the mirrors above the sink.  I've been praying about a decision for awhile now and I think today I'm pretty sure that prayer has been answered.  Just calls for me to take a step of faith!!!!!!





Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What I Wore 2/10

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I join a couple of blogs called The Pleated Poppy and Curly Crafty Mom.  I enjoy watching for what they wear each day  Since Novembers 'No Pants November' with Christina at Our Wood Home, I've pretty much continued to wear skirts/dresses most days. I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!


 Mom's Group Bible Study
Thermal - Gap // Skirt - thrifted // Leggings - Younkers

90th Birthday Party/Super Bowl Party
Dress - Mod Cloth // Leggings - M. Rena

Church
Dress - Younkers // Jacket - Gap (thrifted) // Boots - Kohl's
Errands
Shirt - Target // Skirt - Thred Up // Jacket - Thrifted 

This week I continued with going through my closet, trying to pick my favorites.

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pleated poppy

Monday, February 8, 2016

Currently 2/8

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.




Enjoying...Muffins for Moms with all 4 kids.  This is my oldest last year to do 'Muffins for Moms', next year he will be in 6th grade!  Fun to b able to have the memory!



Loving...I love watching my dad with my kids.  Snuggles are the best!!!!



Playing...We got more snow!  Kids had early release from the storm and a delayed start, I think their favorite part was getting turning plowing snow with dad!!!!


Verse of the week....My devotions, I have been reading through Proverbs with the book 'The Best Yes' with a mom's group that get together once a week.  So much personal development happening.  Verse that stuck out the most to me!





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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Word of the Year: Content Vol 5

Content

adjective  simple definition:  pleased and satisfied, not needing more

This morning I'm facing major writers block!  Maybe cause I'm just content this morning to sit with my cup of coffee in a peaceful quiet house that is going to be this way a few more minutes.  Even with my messy desk all around me since I'm trying to reorganize...which led to almost throwing my phone away yesterday! A good friend called me on my cell phone completely out of the blue which saved my phone from going to the curb in the trash bag.  


I do need to finish organizing my desk area but today multiple loads of laundry is on the list.  We are so pleased to have so much laundry, it means 4 healthy, growing kids, being blessed with clothes from either hand me downs, garage sales, gifts, and/or purchased.  It also means we have running water, a washing machine with HOT water, a warm house, and SO many other wonderful blessings!!!!!!

Praying you have as much to be content about as I do!

-Rachel

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What I Wore 2/3

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I join a couple of blogs called The Pleated Poppy and Curly Crafty Mom.  I enjoy watching for what they wear each day  Since Novembers 'No Pants November' with Christina at Our Wood Home, I've pretty much continued to wear skirts/dresses most days. I quickly came to the realization this was going to be a LOT harder then I thought!


Friday Bible Study
Tee - Old Navy // Tank - Walmart // Cardigan - Express (thrifted) // 
Skirt - Walmart // Leggings - Target // Socks - Smart Wool


Church with my 'helper' before leaving
Tee - Express (thrifted) // Cardigan - thrifted // Skirt - thrifted // Shoes - Payless

Errands
Dress - Rue 21 // Leggings - Younkers // Corduroy Jacket - thrifted // Boots - DSW

Mom's Group Bible Study
Denim Jacket - Gap thrifted // Scarf - Target gift // 
Vest - ? // Skirt - Steals.com // Boots - Kohl's

It has been fun to pull to go through the closet and continue to find things I've found at thrift sales or garage sales over the years.  Using things I use to wear when I was working an office years ago.  I'm strongly considering doing a minimalist wardrobe in a couple months after I find myself wearing them most.  It would really clear up closet space!!!!!

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pleated poppy

Curly Crafty Mom

Monday, February 1, 2016

Currently 2/1

The last few months I have been doing a "Currently" post.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.  I'm linking up with Becky from Choose Happy.

Loving...We have been blessed with some BEAUTIFUL sunrises a few days.  I'm so glad to live somewhere I can enjoy them.



Enjoying...Our local library.  Last week we had some time before picking up the oldest from piano lessons.  So fun to see their imagination when they play together!!!!




Recharge....Saturday night I stayed home put little Miss to bed while Ezra went bowling with Dad and the young adults, and two stayed over night at Grandma's.  Sometimes as a mom we forget that we need time to recharge our batteries also!


Verse of the week....What I want to strive for this week!!!!



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