Totally Random

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I decorated for St. Patty's Day 
just a little

 Made this cute little garland last year
took a string of clear lights
cut strips of assorted green fabric
tied to the entire string of lights
love how it lights up the dining room at night

 Found these fun little shamrock lights at Walgreens

Added a little green in the dining room

Started my 40 bags in 40 days again
I think I've already packed 20 bags
no kidding
going through the holiday decor
all holiday's
I can believe how much I have accumulated 
it's crazy

My goal for 2013 was to simplify
and I'm doing just that
my goal is to live clutter free
I think we are 80% there

Picked up this book last week at Barnes and Noble
Salt, Lemons, Vinegar and Baking Soda
in the bargain bin
These just happen to be my favorite cleaning supplies
This little book is amazing.

I'm getting ready for my Emmaus Retreat next weekend
I'm a helper this time
A "Martha"
And I.cannot.wait.
It was truly one of the most amazing weekends of my life
I cannot wait for a new group of ladies to experience it
and I cannot wait to wait on them hand and foot
they are truly going to love it

Sunshiney Saturday

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Saturday from Florida
70 degrees and beautiful
little jealous of the snow everyone up north is getting - but I won't complain!

Hope your weekend is great.

Well It's Wednesday

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Well, it's Wednesday
Here's my week so far

 Bella hiding between the pillows
Sav checking out the furniture at Costco
Steve doing the same :)
My sweet mom's birthday
Recipe I found for her celebration this coming weekend - Hot Chocolate Pound Cake - YUM
My sweet girl's last basketball game of the season
My yard is full of Azaleas
Breakfast today - egg white veggie bakes - love them.

What I wore Wednesday

How's your week?


The Season of Lent

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Season of Lent is Here

"Lent is a retreat that the Church gives us in order to re-focus on what should be first in our lives. The purpose of Jesus' life was to glorify the Father and save the world. ..Lent is not first a time of giving up but a time to re-choose to be the victim of Christ, the Lamb. It is a time to live the Beatitudes.”

I have a list of things in my head to give up
A list of things "to do"
A list of new habits to form

Last year I jumped on the bandwagon of 
"40 bags in 40 days"
And I loved it

I'm definitely doing it again

Going through the house, cars and garage,
room by room
car by car
and donating excess to the needy

I also saw on a blog and I can't even remember which one
fill a zip lock baggie full of trial size products
and give to the homeless on the streets
soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, etc.
I'm going to make lots of bags and distribute as I see people that need them

Blessing to all my blogger friends.


Happy Heart Month

Monday, February 4, 2013

Wow, 2013 is off and running
Where did January go?
Does it seem the older we get the quicker time passes?

February is a happy month
Valentine Day, Start of Lent and the Florida State Fair
(Cheesy but I still love the fair)

Still deciding what I'm giving up for Lent
AND what I'm going to work on

I think I will once again do the 40 bags in 40 days

What are you giving up?

 This is going to be my ONE Valentine craft this year

And I would really LOVE to make this

And this has nothing to do with my post I just thought it was so fitting :)



(all pics via pinterest)
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