July Favorites

Thanks to Hot Spot I am on the internet and typing this as we are driving down the road. I’m still amazed by this.

We left on Friday and stopped in Omaha, NE for a day and shopped at our favorite places then on to Colorado to visit my family. My Dad is fighting congestive heart failure so it was really nice to spend time with him. Tried to spoil him a bit…bought him some yummy food and goodies (he has a huge sweet tooth), some clothes and a new recliner. Got to see my Mom and brothers. It was a nice stop and I’m glad we did it.

We spent the night last night somewhere in the middle of Kansas. We are now on our way to the Biltmore Mansion in Ashville, North Carolina. This is something that we have wanted to do for years.

Also…today is Mr. D’s birthday!!! He is 51 and we will have to find some chocolate cake and ice cream somewhere for sure.

Here are my July favorites. Enjoy and I hope you are having the best summer yet! What have you been up to?


This is definitely my favorite not just for July, but for always. I had to sneak this one in here since today is his birthday. Looking like a hot 51 year old to me!

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Pantry Renovation


You are probably looking at this picture and thinking…huhhhhh?! First off I gotta tell you I am not a professional photographer so these are not the best. Do you know how hard it is to take pictures in a closet? Geez. The coloring is so hard. *smacking my head* Anyhow, hope you will stick with me because I am so proud of my husband and our new pantry is fabulousssss! It is seriously my favorite room in the house. I just keep standing in it.

The picture above is after we gutted the room out. It was full of white wire racks that the builder had installed. This room is about 5′ by 7′ and you can imagine how much I had stuffed in there. It went down to this…

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I’m 50 Giveway!

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I am excited to have my first giveaway! I recently turned 50 so this is my own Blog Birthday Party.

I have two prizes…the first being a $50 Target gift card. The second the book “Devotions for a Healthier You” by Katie Farrell.

These are two of my favorite things right now. Target, well, you know! Ha. And this book by The Dashing Dish because I am enjoying following her recipes and this devotion book is just the right amount of devotion for the day without going on and on. You know what I mean?


It’s pretty easy to enter. The giveaway is below. Ohhhh! Share with your friends, too!

The winner will be announced on Monday August 1st. Contest runs from July 28th at 11:59 p.m through July 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Good luck and have an awesome day!

There are 2 giveaways so make sure after you complete one you hit the arrow (under the header) to go to the second one.

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June Favorites

My June favorites were really easy this month since June is my birthday month. I got so many awesome gifts. I feel truly blessed.

I have to admit turning 50 was a bit tough on me. My physical body doesn’t feel any different, but I think that I am more critical of myself. I think my skin looks dry, I need a new hair style, I need to lose 20 pounds…do my hands looks dry?! I mean all this couldn’t have happened overnight!

I talk myself down of the ledge and tell myself I’m awesome. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and my assurances come from the Lord and my family. No more comparing myself to others and magazine covers.

After all I’m old enough to be over all that, right?!!


My daughter and son-in-law added two more bracelets to my collection. H.M. Willow  I wear one or a combination almost everyday of the week. She routinely puts some on sale and that’s when I swoop in.

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