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Day 4: Quotes

Day 4: Quotes

Busy busy day...  but, I was determined not to miss a day...  not yet ; ) Today is some favorite quotes.  I have a bazillion on pinterest - but,  I decided to take pictures of the ones around my house.  Quotes serve as the swift kick that I sometimes need to make me present.  I try to surround myself with reminders.  

Here are some of them - it is an ever growing collection:

For me (and B):

For my family:

For John and B:

For Purpose:

To John - and my dream for B:

In B's Room - great reminders for him, and for me:

From Mom, at least 10 years ago.  Appropriately, the last line is 'call your mother', and it has so many simple rules to live by - I read it while I get ready somedays - it is a good reminder of how to live the day:

For everyone, from the country girl:



pockets full of pebbles

Pockets full of pebbles, Bear hugs and worn out knees.  Cookie crumbs & kisses, my Boy is made of these.

Found this sign today on Pintrest...  it is a new must!  How perfect for my little man.  

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of days...  He makes my heart melt.


I have a lot going on this weekend.  Two photo sessions - and I am super excited!!  Can't wait to finally get outside! Beautiful day + Beautiful People = Beautiful Pictures! Win, Win, Win!!

Also, I have more projects on my plate then I even know what to do with!  I am working on my time management skills...  trying to do multiple projects at one time.  It will look something like this:

  • paint dresser
  • paint doors
  • sand headboard
  • wax footboard
  • wax chair
  • recover seat for chair #1
  • recover chair #2
  • sand dresser
  • paint doors, again
  • attach seat to chair #1
  • wax dresser
  • wax headboard
  • sand doors
  • wax doors

... or something like that :)

Hopefully I have a lot to reveal on Monday! 

I hope you all enjoy this weekend! It should be beautiful! 




I heart quotes

I have always found that quotes and inspirational messages have a way of kicking me into a place I need to be, go, or get out of.  Do you know what I mean?  Some days it seems like the same old thing, same routine, the clock just ticks on.  But, these quotes / thoughts of the days / inspirational messages seem to find you when you need them most. 

Thanks to pinterest they find me every time I am pinning (which happens to be WAY TO OFTEN).  So, I thought I would share a few of my favorites – the ones that keep me thinking.  Thanks to them, those mundane days seem a little brighter.  I appreciate bigger.  Find humor in the challenges.  Show gratitude daily.  

always make new mistakes 

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us 

"Its impossible," said pride.  "Its risky," said experience.  "Its pointless," said reason.  "Give it a try," whispered heart. 

You don’t have to be rich to sparkle 

Your journey is unfolding exactly as it should be 

This is my Keg Stand t-shirt  - click the link to see the t-shirt, seriously... so funny!

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher

Keep the gleam in your eyes. Teach feelings. Be there.  Read books outloud with joy. REMEMBER how small they are … 

Teach him words for how he feels. Answer him when he asks “Why?”  Let him ruin his clothes. Be an example of a beautiful women with brains, determination, and integrity. Build him forts. Take him to new places. Kiss him.  BE HOME BASE. 

I carry your heart in mine 

When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is remember the teacher is always quiet during a test. 

A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream. ~ Henry Ford

Think Happy.  Be Happy. 

Laugh Louder.  (my new desk daily quote book).

I have gone on a little online yard sale shopping spree… I am looking forward to another furniture refinishing weekend.  This will be coupled with 2 mini senior portrait sessions and a family birthday party (happy birthday Mom, Dad, Layna, and Max!).  I have LOTS of items I want to paint.  I will have to see what I can get done.  Stay tuned on Monday for a few furniture face lifts and some new Senior Smiles.  I am blessed to be so busy!! 

Have a wonderful weekend!