Mary’s Moxee Giveaway!!



I am so excited to be featuring Mary’s Moxee! Mary’s Moxee is an absolutely fabulous store for all your crochet hat wants and needs!! Mary offers the most adorable crochet hats for your little one as well as a great selection of adult hats. She is not limited to only hats! She created the cutest fingerless gloves, boot socks, and has been know to make a teapot cozy or two! Her creativity is limitless! Mary’s has beautiful unparalleled workmanship! Mary’s Hats have been featured by a number of Photographers including myself and the lovely Anita from Rustic Star Photography! {You can see here}

She made me the CUTEST EVER hats for my twinnies!


An adorable Monster hat and a GIANT flower hat – I absolutely adore these colors!!

Mary is a owl hat expert! I have had the privilege of seeing a lot of her work and honestly there is nothing I don’t love! Below is one of my all time FAVORITE color combos!

About Mary – “I love to create. I have been crocheting for about 4 years. I was doing it for family and friends as gifts and everyone kept telling me to open an Etsy shop. So here I am.
I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful children, my life is busy. I have met so many wonderful people who have given me amazing ideas for my shop. I love to do custom orders, doing something different everyday is a dream come true for someone like me.

Mary’s Moxee:


Enter to win a beautiful Owl hat in you choice of size and colors from Mary’s Moxee!!!

To all my photog friends: these are adorable in photos!!!

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14 Days of Quiet Time


smallquietAt the beginning of my challenge I had every intention of posting every single day and sharing all the great stuff I had heard from the Lord. However, that was not the plan. Since I started my challenge I have spent nearly every morning with the Lord, listening for his words, and asking for his guidance. I have found much needed comfort in many scriptures and songs over the last few weeks. So, why haven’t I posted daily? Because somewhere around day 3 ish I realized that I NEEDED to step away from the computer, the iPad, the iPhones, and spend some good old fashion mommy play time with my kids! This was sparred by a number of things…a spouse saying goodbye to the one they’ve loved forever, a mother saying goodbye to her child, and children saying goodbye to there beloved mother, a fiancee’ finding out that the one they love it terminal. Life is truly too short! No more sitting with them while they played, but playing dolls, DS, Nintendo, Pirates, ect with them! The mood in our home changed over night! {Not that there was anything bad before…just different!} My children are the most important part of my life and I want to spend every moment I have enjoying them! So this will be short…I just printed some awesome Lalaloopsy coloring pages and my littles just came running in with light sabers!!! And a little girl awaiting “hot pink” nails!


14 Days of Quiet Time: Day 8 {& days 5, 6, & 7}



I know I have been MIA. These past few days have been very emotionally taxing.

For months we have been praying for my dear friend Diane’s 30 year old niece who has been suffering from horrible brain cancer. She under went many surgeries recently. After every surgery she would improve then suddenly go down hill fast. This most recent downhill slide the doctors informed Stacey and her husband that there was nothing else they could do. After MUCH prayer Stacey decided to go home and spend her final days in her home with her 5 children, husband and family. When they gave her a maximum of two weeks my heart broke…it truly shattered within me. I have two 30 year old nieces who I love with every single fiber of my being, I knew how much beloved Diane was hurting, I’m a mother, so I knew what was going through Stacey’s and her mother’s minds and hearts. I’m a child who loves my mommy so much, so I could understand what was going through her children’s minds…I was broken hearted.

A few days ago Stacey started slipping away from her untreatable brain cancer. Her husband was keeping everybody informed with CaringBridge. I would DREAD every single time my phone would buzz and say “Stacey’s CaringBridge Journal has been updated” my stomach would stink know that any day it would be updated letting everyone know that she had gone to be with the Lord. On friday she started sleeping more and more and then Saturday she woke once and was pain free…Everyone knew that the Lord would soon be welcoming her to eternity. Sunday afternoon she went home while she was sleeping. Her husband notified us all by saying ” she in now resting comfortably in the Lord’s arms, no more pain, no more suffering.” When I read those words it was EXTREMELY bittersweet, filled with total joy knowing that this girl who I have created a huge bond with even though I never got the chance to meet her in person was no longer in pain and agony from the horrible cancer living inside of her. At that every same moment my heart was filled with agony for her husband and 5 children {ages 9-2} and her family being without her. During this time I have been saying over and  over…


Today my heart go out to my sweet Diane and Stacey’s entire family, husband and little ones. Rest in Peace Stacey, until we meet. ❤


14 Days of Quiet Time: Day 4


fourMusic has always been a big part of my life…I love making and listening to music. I know that when I am totally a completely stressed I can put on some good music and calm my stress.

So today I wanted to share with you a number of my favorites right now! Honestly I listen to these and others a bunch of times every single day!

On my playlist:

I could listen to this song over and over…and I do!!!

Shine, bright
Let Your glory fill this land
Lift high, the King of Kings and great I am
Jesus, You are the way

Na na na na na na, Jesus Na na na na na na, you are the way, Na na na na na na, Jesus, Na na na na na na

If you are not familiar with these artists you CANNOT go wrong with any of there music or albums!


14 Days of Quiet Time: Day 3


threeToday I wanted to share one of my favorite websites


This website is full of…well…AWESOMENESS!!!

I have been listening to this song over and over! The words are very comforting as I wait for the news that a friend as lost her battle with a very aggressive cancer. When I got the news that she there was nothing else that could be done and that she would not make it I was completely heart broken and didnt know how to deal with it,  then as I asked the Lord for comfort this song came on.

“And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore”

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name


14 Days of Quiet Time: Day 2


twoWell today didn’t go as planned! At 3:00 a.m my he twin woke up and was scared of something and came and got in our bed {This NEVER happens…seriously its been about 4 months} realizing that he is not in bed anymore my she twin comes rushing in and climbs in between mommy and daddy. It took me nearly 2 hours to fall back asleep…not all because of the bed guests but because my throat was killing me! I fear I may have strep again!

I didn’t even get out of bed until 8:30…

This morning was not nearly what I had planned…but it wasn’t bad either!

I LOVED this from my reading this morning…

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

I have been loving this song lately and I just had to share! I love the lyrics!!!

“My God’s not dead 
He’s surely alive 
He’s living on the inside 
Roaring like a lion
My God’s not dead 
He’s surely alive 
He’s living on the inside 
Roaring like a lion
He’s roaring He’s roaring He’s roaring like a lion 

Let hope arise 
And make the darkness hide 
My faith is dead I need a resurrection somehow
Now.. Now I’m lost in your freedom 
Now.. And this world I’ll overcome”

I also wanted to share with you my favorite app! 

{these are my personal screen shots}

You Version Bible App


Every morning when I open it there is a verse of the day…which I love!



I have it set with a larger print that way if I am not wearing my glasses I can still read it!


I HIGHLY recommend this app!!


14 Days of Quiet Time: Day 1



Went AWESOME! I got up about 6:15 and was able to do my bible reading, Devo & prayer, listen to AWESOME worship music, AND spend about an hour with my hubby {he works from home 100% and he has an in-home office} all before the kiddos got up! On friday my wonderful mother came and babysat the kids so that we could go out for dinner. While we were out we decided to go into Lifeway, I really wanted to find a new devotional and I did! I was so please to find this… 978-1-4143-3639-8   I was exactly perfect and what I was looking for! You see, friday morning I received some bad and painful news from not one but two different friends. I was battling some SERIOUS emotions all friday. By the evening I was feeling pretty drained. I did have a great time with my husband! It was wonderful and defiantly what we needed! As soon as we got home we got the kiddos in their beds and my mom headed to her job {she works friday nights as a caregiver…so it works perfect for us!} We our house was finally calm I grabbed my new devo and opened to that day, this was the heading on Friday’s page…

“Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return;

    renew our days as of old” 

Lamentations 5:21

I cannot even begin to tell you the sense of piece I had!


  This was the very first verse I read today…

“Therefore do not be like them.

For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”

Matthew 6:8

Here are a few Artists and Bands I listened to this morning! Seriously you CANNOT go wrong with Tenth Avenue North or Jeremy Camp!!! image-4 1 2 3_edited-1 So here I am..lunch time Day 1, can I tell I started my day with the Lord? YES YES YES!!! I can tell a HUGE difference in my attitude and motivation! It also helped in making our school day a breeze!!! How was your morning? nme