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Showing posts from August, 2012

Mini Man is 3

Mini Man - this week you turned 3.  

The first thing you said on your birthday - other than "is it my birthday?" - was that your brother could open some of your presents. It was such a perfect example of you are, I don't know how - I can't take credit for it - but you have an innate drive to love others and be generous. Your father and I joke that you are more extroverted than the rest us combined; you are always smiling at and striking up conversations with strangers. You also love to share. Anytime I give you a treat you either ask for some for your siblings - and you actually give it to them - or you share yours. Your happily let Big Buddy take the bigger pieces. And when Little Lady can't find her shoes or blanket you are quick to offer yours. These characteristics of yours bring me so much joy. They also cause to me to pause; I so badly want to protect this sweetness in your heart.  I pray that God will give me wisdom to help you grow in and use these gifts…

Style Summary: Remixes

With all the traveling and other stuff going on last week we never found time for outfit pictures so I thought I'd share another set of remixes
This shirt is probably the only piece in my closet for which I've paid full price. I fell in love with the color and details so much that I just couldn't leave it behind. One of my favorite ways to wear it is with my high waisted flared jeans - ironically, I couldn't find any pictures of the two together. 

If I were a dress I would be this one. I always feel comfortable and just "me" when I'm wearing this piece.  

I bought these shorts spring 2011. I really wanted a pair of pattern shorts but wasn't quite sure how I would work them into my wardrobe. When I found these for super cheap at Forever 21, I was ecstatic. There were definitely worth every penny as they have proven to be quite versatile.

Want more? Check out these sites to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes.

Small Graces

A weekly reflection inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".

This past week has been a busy one. It started with me driving my sister, her friend, and the kiddos all the way back to Iowa, where we attended my niece's 1st birthday party and a family reunion. The morning we left I got a stomach bug and then spent that night awake with Big Buddy as he caught the same thing. I hate it when the kids are ill but it always amazes me how mommy mode just automatically kicks in - I'm normally not a kind person at 2 a.m. but the Lord seemed to give me an endless mount of patience and energy.  
Husbandie had an exam this week so he didn't join us for the trip and we stayed a few extra days (until Wednesday) so he could have some uninterrupted study time. It was such blessing to kick back and relax with my sisters for a couple days. 
Thursday night we were back home and the kiddos cashed in one of their summer reading prizes and enjoyed a evening of free car…

Paint Chip Word Families

We haven't been doing a ton of school work this summer but we have tried to fit in a little reading practice everyday. We are currently working our way through Bob Books and The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading - I  highly recommend both. I saw this idea for paint chip word families on Pinterest several months ago and knew it would be one we'd have to try. I changed it up a little bit so that the the strips pulled through the word family cards.  

My supplies: large white paint chips, various colors of paint chips, sharpie, scissors, and an x-acto knife
 Step 1: Because my colored paint chips were so wide I folded and cut them in half.

Step 2: In the center of the white paint-chip, use the x-acto knife to cut two openings, at the top and bottom of the white square, the width of the color strip. 

Step 3: Use the sharpie to write letters on paint chips (a list of word families can be found here
Step 4: Pull strip through word family card 

 Step 5: Have fun readi…

Style Summary

Want more? Check out these sites to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes.

Small Graces

A weekly reflection inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".
"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come... they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye... He is in the small graces.... small graces pointing me to the larger one... little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

This week my baby sister, Angel, and her friend Kim-mee came up for their annual summer shopping visit. It's an event I look forward to every year. They are only 5.5 hours aways but I don't get to see my family nearly as often as I'd like. This extended time with Angel is always a special treat; I'm hoping it's a tradition that last longs past the need for back to school jeans and homecoming dresses.