My Plans

September 12, 2013 In case you’re wondering, I won the Mother of the Year award, last night. Cray had a fever after spending two days with Kuy with the same fever, Kuy had just woken up from a five hour nap (yes, you read that right), and supper needed to be made. I won the award for my […]

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Words in the form of a Letter

September 9, 2013 I’ve struggled to find the words I needed for today. I went from maybe posting about a pillow I painted to a dresser I painted to a chalkboard I made (super easy, no work required projects) but I just wasn’t in the DIY “mood.” I longed for some profound words and found […]

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Bead Board Tutorial {Guest Post!}

September 5, 2013 Funny story…I pinned this adorable sign the other day and thought to myself, I need to make this for so and so….then, I was walking down the hall at school and one of my friends, also named Amber, said, “Hey! You pinned something I pinned….I made it!” What!?!? So cool! So, here […]


Tearing Down Walls and Kitchen Updates

September 2, 2013 This post should have had about twelve titles…Why We Chose Laminate Countertops, Destruction, We Never Thought We’d Have Laminate Countertops, Updates,…you get the picture. When we originally wanted the yellow house, I knew I wanted to gut the kitchen…well, because there wasn’t much of a kitchen anyway. One of the reasons I […]

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August 29, 2013 “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23 NIV Just because you haven’t seen something doesn’t mean it’s not there.- Epic I was […]


We Painted the Porch!

August 26, 2013 We painted the porch!!! This weekend we did some major updates to the outside of the house. I have been waiting years to do this! First, I painted the shutters black and we could have stopped there because it seriously made a humongous difference! Fortunately, we’d already bought the porch paint and […]

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Free Idea for Saturday!

August 24, 2013 Today, Shutterfly has a code PICKONE for a free magnet or return address labels (if you’re not a member, it’s free to join!). I need some new labels since we are about to move but I didn’t find anything that really spoke to me (I know, I know, they are just labels…however, I […]

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

August 15, 2013 Today I learned why I am at Belton Elementary in this moment. There are many reasons but one was confirmed today. Don’t get all excited…I can’t reveal that reason. I just know God gave me a peace. As anxious, overwhelmed and frustrated as I’ve become (sadly) in three days, my purpose was […]

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Let’s Go.

August 12, 2013 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 KJV Today is bittersweet. I’m excited for my new babies. But, I’m sad to leave my own […]


The Wonder of a Mud Puddle

August 8, 2013 To adults, it causes heartache, stress, anxiety… how can the earth hold anymore water? What does under my house look like? Moisture? Standing water? To children, a mud puddle is a pool. An opportunity to be carefree, dirty and fun loving. As adults, we caution those from stepping in the puddle for […]