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September 21, 2017

A LITTLE FALL GIFT IDEA

One of my favorite things about fall is getting back to bible study at church.  We have just started Beth Moore's Entrusted study and I can already tell it's going to be a good one...convicting in all the right ways.


I wanted to give the ladies at my table a little something to encourage them to hunker down with the Lord daily and I came up with this cute Dollar Tree gift box.  It was so easy to put together and I can already think of one hundred (okay, maybe not one hundred) ways I could change it up for gifts for other occasions as well.


We take the summer off from officially meeting together at our church and by the time September rolls around I am hungry to get back into the Word through a formal study and I miss my sweet ladies so much I could nearly talk their ears off when we finally sit down together.  Do you have a group you meet with like that?  I am fortunate to have a couple of them and I don't know what I'd do without them.


In a totally non related issue, I found this adorable mug at Walmart in their dish section and couldn't resist it.  I really need to stop buying fall related stuff...tell me I'm preaching to the choir here...but it's all so dang cute this year.


I hope you are all enjoying the dip in temps or the extra long summer, whichever you have been blessed with and can't wait to come back and share a tour of my home all decked out for fall.

xo, Patty

If you're interested in putting together a gift like this, I have a complete tutorial up on my YouTube channel if you'd like to take a look.  I'd love to have you click the red subscribe button and join me over there.  I have a lot of fun things planned as we get into the upcoming holiday season and a couple of my favorite things giveaways just for subscribers in the works.


September 15, 2017

THE FLAVORS OF FALL

It's finally beginning to feel a little bit like fall and I've started to put out a few things to celebrate the change of seasons.  I saw so many things I loved at Hobby Lobby, Target and the Dollar Tree that I had a hard time waiting for the weather to cool down before decorating for Autumn.


I bought a bag of pumpkin flavored coffee at Cost Plus World Market and lit my pumpkin spice

September 6, 2017

A BIT OF FALL IN THE AIR

Am I the only wishing fall weather would make an appearance or are there some of you feeling the cool crisp air outside and sad to see summer end?


I have been sneaking the fall decor ever so discretely in around the house hoping no one walking in

August 23, 2017

LEARNING TO LOVE TO CLEAN - nesting

I know what you're thinking, love to clean?  Maybe I should re-title that to - Learning to appreciate the feeling that having a clean and organized home provides and how that lets me do the fun stuff like bake and decorate and take off on a fun shopping day with friends and even leisurely enjoy tea and a magazine without guilt.  But that's a little long for title, don't you think?

organization, cleaning

I hear from women all the time that they don't like cleaning and they don't want to squander what

August 21, 2017

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE - STEPPING OUT IN FAITH

Reclaiming, striving, working, living, learning, loving, becoming...these are the words that resonate through my head in the middle of the night as I pray and wonder what my message is.  What call to action do I feel led to proclaim?

You see, it is my belief that we all have a purpose.  We all have a message to share.  We are all here as ambassadors of God.  But knowing that in my head and walking it out in my heart are two totally different things.


Given the state of our world I believe the call we have as women to love, nurture, teach and lead by

August 17, 2017

HOW TO ESTABLISH A CLEANING ROUTINE - nesting

I know every spring everyone talks about the urge to clean and purge but I think I'm so busy in the garden that the thought of giving up that precious outdoor time to come inside and get organized just passes right by me.


For me that feeling hits somewhere around August when the back to school supplies hit the stores and

August 14, 2017

NOURISHING FRIENDSHIPS - FINDING YOU TRIBE

Hello Monday!  It was a busy weekend around here.  I had both grand boys on Saturday and at three and nine they sure do give me a run for my money.  I adore having them around, the constant buzz and easy laughter, but when bedtime rolls around I'm not sure just who's going to crawl in first, me or them.


I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel on Saturday chatting about sustaining friendships with