Friday Favorites: 10.21.22

Hello Friday!  What a glorious week we’ve had that included rain, cold front, beautiful blue skies, Astros and more! All are favorites for me!  First up: Looking back to last Friday and the Big Boo Podcast Live in Brenham with a sweet friend. It was a fun and quick 24 hour road trip with lots…

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Travel Reel: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

We recently took a trip to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Did you know this is the 2nd largest canyon in the US? Only the Grand Canyon is bigger!  We made a weekend out of it with a few fun activities.  Here’s the travel highlight reel: Saturday – flight out to Amarillo, maybe…

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Home for the Holidays: Halloween 2022

This year I decided I wanted to add some Halloween specific decorations to the fall/pumpkins I’ve had traditionally.  While I’m not a fan of skeletons, or skulls, or witches, I do love jack-o-lanterns and friendly ghosts, which are harder than you think to find!  After looking around in stores and online, I found Target’s Hyde…

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Noise

(Originally written for Women’s Newsletter at our church) This summer I was on an evening walk in my neighborhood with my dog, Auggie. As I often do on a walk, this was a walk to process and think/pray through some things. We were on a back street and I heard a lawnmower, a familiar sound in…

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What I’m Wearing: “Pre-Fall”

“Pre-fall” seems to be a fashion industry term, however if you’re in Texas, or the south, it might really feel like “second summer”!  After a few days recently of lower temps, and most notably – lower humidity, the heat returned with a vengeance, but the promise of lower temps and humidity looms just a few…

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The only thing that stays the same…

…is things change!  If you’ve been here a while, you might remember this graphic when I left the classroom into public education administration, where I’ve been the last 7+ years.  I’ve always believed the road to be winding, never intended to be straight, and to lead where God calls in every season.  This has led…

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2021: Discipline

Like many of you, I have a word of the year, however I never share my word until the end of the year.   2021: Discipline. A word I wasn’t too thrilled with at the beginning of the year.  One I didn’t know how it would impact my year, but here’s a few reflections on this…

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Home for the Holidays: Fall 2021

Welcome back to our Home for the Holidays: Fall 2021 edition.  You can catch last year’s Fall tour here, and you might notice a few updates in the backgrounds of this tour since we finished our kitchen, dining room and living room remodels and updates.  Starting with the 2021 fall tiered tray  And, the kitchen…

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House Projects: Kitchen Remodel

A casual conversation at a Super Bowl Party about building a new wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling pantry became a full fledged 6 month kitchen remodel!  We started with replacing our tank water heater to a tankless water heater and ended up with a new pantry, laundry cabinets and kitchen including new appliances!  Here’s a recap of the…

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#45

Thank you!  For every word of birthday celebration sent to me.  Each word reminded me of how my life connects to yours because of family, framily, years of friendship and seasons of life. For each of those connections I am so grateful, they have all been a piece of the fabric making up these 45…

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