Friday, February 28, 2014

Five Fun Facts on Friday

I've been very blessed to travel the world in my early 20's, pre-children. For today's Five Fun Facts I thought I'd share with you a piece of my little traveling history. I love to travel but now that I have three little ones it makes traveling a wee bit more complicated and expensive! Prior to being a stay-at-home mom I worked at a church so most of these trips were "open doors" to ministry, some were "pit stops" and some for pleasure. 

1. Thailand
Okay so it was only for a month but I lived there and it was the most incredible experience ever. I traveled to Khon Kean a city in Isan when I was 20 years old to help an organization called Mercy International. Mercy focuses on underprivileged children, especially those orphaned by AIDS and those suffering with HIV/AIDS. I love the people and their food (it's my favorite). Did lots of sight seeing while I was there but the floating market was probably one of the neatest places. That experience taught me so much, and the people of Thailand will always have a special place in my heart.
Floating Market

2. Paris, France
The city of love. I'm happy to check this one off of my bucket list and the best part was traveling with my husband. We are both history lovers so we were so happy that we got to visit the Louvre and of course the Eiffel Tower. We loved visiting little coffee shops, eating crepes, and walking the streets. All of this was before Facebook, blogging, and our love for photography so maybe one day we will get to experience a repeat to capture these moments again.

3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This trip was for ministry purposes back when I was on staff at a church. Of course the food was fun to try. There are a lot of Indian influences so I got to experience the taste of Indian food and fell in love. The people are beautiful. Malaysia is known as the "melting pot" the population includes the country's three major ethnic groups: the Malays, Chinese, and the Indians. I got to visit the Petronas Towers which is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

This trip was one of the most sobering. It's one thing to watch Schindler's List on your television screen and it's another walking down the path of what is now the Auschwitz-Birkenau  Memorial Museum. It is gut wrenching viewing thousands of shoes, eyeglasses, suitcases, pots and pans that were once in possession of a human being. It is one of those trips that give you world perspective. 

5. New York
I've only been once, but it was enough to spark my interest for what I hope becomes a few more visits. My husband and I along with some friends got lucky with a group package and stayed at the lovely Belvedere Hotel. Because Asian food is my favorite I totally enjoyed eating at a hole in the wall joint in China Town. We also ate in Little Italy, Gray's Papaya (thanks to the movie Fools Rush In), and all kinds of quaint little places. Shopped till we dropped and watched my first Broadway show, Aida

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stand with Me - Part 2

Buying Vivienne's Lemonade at Central Market
If you missed yesterday's post you can quickly catch up by reading it here. For those who are up to speed let's get rolling.

Vivienne Harr. 9 years old. Determined and diligent. Lemonade stand for 365 days. Her mission: Freedom for children in slavery around the world.

Today, I want to focus on her parents which leads me to Lesson #2 on what challenged me about this story.

Lesson #2 - Parents, we have the important job of advocating for our children.

Not only was I blown away by Vivienne's determination but I was completely mesmerized by her parents. They didn't crush Vivienne's spirit with the No's they helped her attain the possible.

Your child comes up to you with a heavy request _(fill in the blank)_.

What do you do? Do you....

A.) That's great sweetie and one day maybe you will.
Provide semi-hope.

B.) Impossible. Not going to happen.
Provide no hope.

C.) If this is something your passionate about let's see what we can do together.
Provide hope.

Parents obviously you need to exercise wisdom based on your child's request but all I'm suggesting is that we hear them out. We provide explanation, understanding, advise, etc.

When Vivienne first shared what was on her heart and how she wanted to contribute her parents surely had doubts but they allowed her to dream. It became a family discussion. They walked with her through the process. They gave her understanding, painted the picture, traveled with her, worked side by side with her. 

FYI...Vivienne has met her goal of $150,000. She isn't satisfied and she is not stopping!

I'm sure Vivienne's diligence has been an inspiration for her parents as well as the rest of the world. As parents we must stand in the gap for our children. You can read another great example of that in an older post here.

I'd also like to give a shout out to Stillmotion. This crew out of Portland, Oregon are the sweetest, hard working, and good hearted people. My husband at has religiously followed this crew and we are so grateful that they love to tell stories like this one.
Sophia (my daughter) in Austin,TX a week before the premier helping us promote the movie.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stand with Me - Part 1

Pictures tell stories. Some photographs capture enough for you to translate a moment and some leave it to you to make your own conclusions. But one thing is for sure, as one photographer put it, “photography transcends language.” This is what is so beautiful about the art of photography. Some photos make you smile, some captivate you, some deeply hurt, and some leave you wondering about the “real story.”

Vivienne Harr, at just nine years old, made headlines all over the world due to a series of photos she saw at a gallery by Lisa Kristine that captured her heart and led her into action. Vivienne's eyes were opened to child slavery that day. Her little heart broke as she came across photos of those children who weren’t running and playing outside like she was. Those children are in bondage.

My husband and I had the privilege to meet Vivienne and her family last week as we saw the documentary, “Stand with Me” a film by Stillmotion. The documentary is not yet out for the public view but you can catch a trailer of it here. To see if the premier is coming to a theater near you look here. Don't worry if it's not making its way near you because if you are interested in hosting a screening of this movie see what it takes by visiting here

I can go on and on about this little girl but what amazed me most is how she didn't let age, or circumstance, or the naysayers stand in the way of what became and has become her new passion, to see children free from slavery.

It started with a question. What can I do to help? Her goal: To free 500 children which translates to $150,000. In response to that Vivienne made a lemon aide stand and started selling lemonade. For 365 days she stayed the course and "worked" so that other children could be set free from the very thing she was doing, working.
Vivienne's lemonade sold at HEB's Central Market Stores

There is so much to this story and I'm not even doing it justice by covering all the details so I hope you take a stand in this very important cause and follow her story.

 I was so challenged on many levels, but over the course of today and tomorrow I'd like to share with you the two lessons I came away with. So stay tuned for Lesson #2 tomorrow.

Lesson #1 - Do what you can with what you have.

Is there something brewing deep within your spirit that keeps tugging at your heart? 

Don't stand back and watch others fulfill that "task." Do it. I realize stepping out in faith feels scary but don't lose focus on the mission. When things start to get a little rough or you hit up against a wall, keep your eyes focused on Jesus. Don't start looking at the troubles that surround you. Don't doubt him and his ability to carry you through because that will only cause you to sink. The one and only God who brought you out on the water is the one who can keep your from drowning. So keep walking in faith.

You don't feel qualified? You aren't ready? What do I have to offer? The excuses will keep you from seeing the mission fulfilled. Don't forget Vivienne was 9 at the time! Now I realize that a 9 year old isn't thinking about where is the money going to come from, the logistics, and the how's but I'm reminded of how God loves children. He loves children because of their faith. There's no mountain too big. There's no putting God in a box. Be creative. What we do makes a difference!

Think of the ministries, the causes, the organizations, the friendships, etc. that will be aborted because you didn't take a stand, you didn't rise to the occasion and you didn't answer the call.

You can follow Vivienne and her cause on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

You can also read up on some of the stories written about her here, here, and here

To contribute financially to this cause you can do so here
Me & Vivienne

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Life's Messes & Car Seats

One of my least favorite things to clean aside from my floors are my kids’ car seats. Because it’s my least favorite I don’t clean them as often as I should. The other annoying thing about all this is I have 3. Yes, 3 nasty car seats all filled with little surprises of Gold fish crackers, Cheerios, juice stains and who knows what else! Have I mentioned the smell?

I don’t typically “plan” out when I’m going to wash the car seats and clean out our mini van, it usually just happens due to some sort of natural child disaster. So here’s how my day to cleaning out the van and car seats came to be…

On our way home from the grocery store my four year old cries out, “I have to go potty! Right now!”

Me: Seriously? Can you hold it till we get home? (5 min. away)

Sophia: I just peed.

I took a deep breathe and tried not to freak out. It was noon which meant I still had to whip up lunch, unload the groceries, and get the washer going so the urine smell wouldn’t linger on the car seat.

Sophia’s car seat is in the very back of the van so to get to it I have take out Jack’s car seat which meant if I already had to take out two car seats might as well take out all three. Sigh. And if I’ve made it this far I might as well take all three of them apart to wash. In the midst of taking out the car seats I just about hurled seeing all kinds of crumbs, toys, coins, trash, and sticky stains all over the seats and floor.

Life is filled with all kinds of unexpected scenarios. One day your singing the praises and jamming out to your favorite tunes and then you get a flat tire in the middle of the highway. We have no control over “what” happens next in our lives but we do have control over how we react.

I’m not going to lie. I like order. I like schedules and plans and routine, which is exactly why the whole car seat scenario just about through my head into a tail spin. It could also be that it was lunch time and I hadn’t eaten so I was already a grump. Anyhow, I’m learning I’m not going to predict every situation but I am in control of how I react and respond to those situations. 

So to finish my story I decided the wisest thing would be to pick up fast food (yes I made Sophia sit in her pee). When we got home I fed the kids first and while they were eating I took apart Sophia’s car seat to be washed. I then unloaded the groceries and left the other two car seats and the mini van cleaning to be done tomorrow. It can wait till tomorrow...

Life can be messy. I know you know that. So in the midst of this messy life choose your battles wisely and don’t forget to breathe! 
I spared you the worst of it but here's one car seat.
The nasty stains

Monday, February 24, 2014

Unwrap the Bible Conference

I'm not sure how long it's been since I've had a girls getaway weekend but it has been a while. I recently met up with some friends of mine for Women of Faith's Unwrap the Bible in Houston and what a phenomenal time we had. I made new friends, caught up with some old ones, and most importantly came home inspired and refueled. 
I'm so grateful to my BFF, Vanessa Elmore and her mom, Deborah Gonzales (pictured above/bottom left). They graciously hosted me on this trip and joined me for all the fun!

Guest speakers for this event included: Beth Moore, Lisa Harper, Priscilla Shirer, Sheila Walsh, and Christine Caine. I fell in love with worship leader Kari Jobe as she ushered us into God's presence; she is one passionate individual!

Beth Moore kicked off the conference with a passage from Genesis 16:1-16, the story of Hagar. Here are some of my favorite quotes from that night:

- God is not afraid of your questions.
- "Where have you come from" intersects with "where are you going." (vs. 8)
- Going back to the same location doesn't mean going back to the same place.

Priscilla Shirer was my favorite. I've never read her books, done her studies, or heard her speak live but her words caught my attention. She spoke from the passages of John 20:30-31; John 2:1-11. The following quotes gave me some good food for thought:

- God doesn't call us to do the hard stuff he calls us to do the impossible stuff.
- Change your view of who your God is!
- Signs are designed to point you in the right direction.
- We have to believe that he will be for us what we cannot be for ourselves.
- It turns out that running out is your prefix to running into him.(John 2:1-11; water into wine)
- In our lives the primary way we are going to see Jesus is in our times when we need him.
- Instead of asking God to get you out of a scenario you should be waiting and asking him to meet you there.
- Don't try to make sense of what God is asking you to do, just do it!

Of course every good trip should end on a sweet note so we made a trip to Crave for some cupcakes and coffee.
For now I'm just sharing with you the highlights of my trip. Stay tuned in a near future post on how their words intersect with my life lessons.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Moms' Night Out Movie & Girl Time

This past week has been a whirlwind of the good, the chaos, and on the go! It was so busy last week I didn't even get a chance to blog about all my adventures so this week is all about catching up.

 I had the opportunity to meet up with my San Antonio Blogging Buddies for a movie screening of Moms' Night Out (#MNOmovie). I absolutely loved this movie and loved the girl time we had together. Lisa Douglas over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting was the master mind behind our little get together.

The movie is for any parent, but specifically any mom will absolutely nod her head in agreement with every aspect of this film. You will laugh and cry. The movie has a strong emphasis on faith and you will walk away with hope in your heart! I don't want to spoil the movie for you with too many details but I can guarantee you won't be disappointed! The movie opens in theaters Mother's Day weekend.

You can read about our girls night out and Lisa's take on the movie here.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Five Fun Facts on Friday

1. My family and I don't go out to eat with the little ones too often unless it is kid friendly. When we do it typically looks like the circus came into town. Entertaining them till the food arrived became quite the task. Usually an iPad does the trick but thanks to my sister-in-law this "old school" activity became a hit. Fun size Play-Doh! I bought a pack of 15 for $4.99 at Target. Just throw a few cans in your purse and you are good to go!

2. Lego movie
Yesterday my husband and I took the two older kids to watch the Lego Movie. I was actually quite impressed with the story line. It entertained my children but I'm sure they didn't catch a lot of the movie. I don't want to spoil the movie for those of you waiting to see it but all I will say is it was sweet, thought provoking, and heart felt. 

This time next week I will be on my way to Houston for Women of Faith's conference "Unwrap the Bible." I am so excited about this event! My friends and I got VIP tickets and I can't wait to blog about this experience!

4. Storytelling through Film
As some of you may know my husband's passion is telling stories through the art of film. He has taken courses through Stillmotion and on Tuesday both he and I get to be in Austin to watch a movie premier on the amazing story of a little girl who sells lemonade on the sidewalk to help free child slaves. I don't want to give away too much info because I'd like to blog about this, but if you are intrigued you can watch some of it here

Try this comfort food recipe and you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Love is a million things. Love is in the eye of the beholder. Love is delicate. It is soft. Love is beauty in the things around you. To me, love is when someone…

Listens intently
Offers grace
Values you 
Expects nothing in return

Love is also...

Patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things 
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do I like me enough to see it in others?

Do I like me enough to see it in others?

I know this can sound like a trick question but, in all seriousness do you like you???

This thought began to trouble me when I’d hear tidbits of my attitude in my four year old’s voice. Sigh. 

Here’s the deal…perfection will never be achieved in this world we live in but a challenge attempted (success or fail) well….it means you are trying. The point is I noticed what I heard in her voice. I noticed it was a piece of me and a side of me I didn’t like. I know I flopped as a parent so scratch that mistake and move forward. If this happens to you too apologize to your children if needed. Explain to them that mommy has had a long day and she shouldn’t have responded in “that way.”

I’m not going to harp on my mishaps and you shouldn’t either. As a parent whether you stay at home or not your days are long and tiring and you are bound to “slip up.” I think there’s grace for yelling at the top of your lungs, the snippy attitude that came in response from your child’s request, or the whininess in your voice. 

There’s enough negativity surrounding us and our children. The goal should be to make our homes the one place of refuge. A safe place. A place where our children’s spirits are lifted and not torn into a million pieces.

I started to think about what part of me did I see in my kids that could be labeled as strengths; characteristics I did like.

I see a lot of me in my daughter. She’s independent, strong, out going, she knows what she wants and she's determined. I also see some of me in my son. Jack is organized, he likes things in order and in its right place, he’s loving, and a nurturer. 

Make a list of your strengths and characteristics and see if those are instilled in your children. If they are, foster it and continue to shape it. 

We know all the ugly parts about ourselves so love yourself enough to work through it. Love your children enough to change because they could one day be your little imitators.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Fun Facts On Friday

*The following products are all my personal opinions. I was not asked or paid by these companies to endorse their products.*

If you are new to reading Five Fun Facts on Friday it is simply a list of "fun" facts I've compiled throughout my week. It ranges from food, products, and all kinds of randomness! Enjoy.

1. Wolfgang Puck Coffee
Thanks to my husband I now have my favorite coffee stocked up. I am a fan of HEB's Taste of San Antonio, but I LOVE Breakfast in Bed by Wolfgang Puck! The only place I've seen it  sold is at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Lisa Leake's blog 100daysofrealfood has supplied me with recipes for the last two weeks. I'm not too fond of baking partially because I'm not a huge sweets person but I needed an easy go-to breakfast meal so I found this recipe. Zucchini bread with yogurt and fruit; now that's my kind of breakfast! This one is a whole wheat version. I liked it, but it wasn't as sweet as what I'm accustomed to. I think next time I may add some raisins for some sweetness. Don't get me wrong it still tastes great so I recommend it. Double the recipe and freeze one so you'll have it ready for a rainy day!

3. My Favorite Apps Right now
I use my smart phone a lot and for a variety of reasons. It's completely amazing what you can accomplish now with just one gadget! Below are a few apps that I'm in love. Nothing new to you tech geeks!

- VSCOcam: I love editing photos and this one is usually my go to app. Here's an example of some before and after pictures. The app is also free! Follow me on Instagram and you'll see how I use VSCOcam for my photos.

- Rhonna Designs: On top of editing photos I love adding quotes and designs that uplift and inspire. It costs $1.99 and very much worth the price. Here are a few things I've done through this app. 

- Yoga Studio: For those who've been itching to try yoga but you can't afford the membership this app is a neat tool. It provides video of classes with music. You can do ready-made classes for all levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced, or you can even create your own class. If you know nothing about yoga that's ok. This app also provides a visual of poses. Another great thing about this is you don't have to be in front of the "pros" you're in the convenience of your home. This app costs $2.99.

Maybe I'm a little slow but I just "stumbled upon" this website (he he). This is like Pinterest for blog lovers! It's also a bit like Spotify. Based on certain subjects you like to read about StumbleUpon will show you a website and you can "like" or "dislike" it. Based on your "likes" it will start narrowing down what it thinks you'll enjoy. You'll also be able to "save" to lists and share on social networking sites. Pretty neat if you ask me!

5. Natural Way's Organic Sambucus for Kids: Elderberry
I wrote a post about herbal remedies for kids. If you missed it you can read it here. My little one, thankfully, is close to complete health! After that post a friend of mine told me she used this Elderberry syrup for her kids and her child responded well. I immediately went out and bought it at our health store and bam, wonders! (Note: I am not a physician; please consult your doctor before using.)

Happy Friday Friends!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Despite the Zombie Feeling...

This morning I woke up in a fuzz. Partly due to Chase who keeps waking up in the middle of the night and the excruciating pain my husband has been in since he had 6 teeth extracted on Tuesday. Yes, you heard right, 6 teeth! Anyway, that's another story for another time. Oh yes and how could I forget the hail that came down in such fury at 4:00 a.m. That woke me up too.

Although it's late afternoon and my body has now hit a wall because I did not get a chance to take a nap today and I'm officially out of my favorite coffee....I still have much to be thankful for.

I'm thankful that my kids got to experience "snow." So it isn't the real thing. It's more like snow pellets or dipping dots ice-cream but it was white stuff that decorated my grass with pure beauty. My daughter thought it was beautiful. She wanted to build a snow man and go ice skating. I had to explain to her that we didn't get "that kind of snow." My son ran around in circles with such excitement and popped as many snow pellets as he could in his mouth. It was gross but it was cute too. 

I'm thankful that after a quick excursion of our mini snow day Jack and I cuddled on the couch and he held my hand. It was precious. I didn't want the moment to end. I hope to continue to cultivate that kind of love in our home where there's always cuddles and they don't grow out of it.

I'm thankful that even though my husband is in tremendous pain he sets out for another photo shoot this afternoon to support our family. I'm even more thankful that I'm not ignored; that my loving duties don't go unnoticed. 

So despite the zombie feeling I have today and the lack of sleep I've had; I'm extremely grateful. What are you grateful for today?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

4 Things My Kids Taught Me About Parenting

Parenting is probably the hardest task God has ever placed upon me. One of the reasons why I feel this way is because parenting is 24/7, non-stop, and never ending. You rarely catch a break and even when there's the slight chance of a weekend getaway or a date night it comes and goes so quickly you feel like you barely had a moment to catch your breath. There are days I've left my home and wondered if I've brushed my teeth or put a bra on (excuse me for the honesty). Don't get me wrong I am blessed, truly. I have three beautiful kids that I wouldn't trade for anything (even though there are days I've thought about it). 

What gives me strength to carry on each day is that God is faithful to help in my times of distress and mommy breakdowns. His grace is sufficient. On the days where I feel like I've had parent fail after parent fail I have a loving husband who wraps his arms around me and supports me and God does the exact same. 

The love about 24/7 parenting is that without fail those little rascals are bound to teach you a lesson or two. Here are four lessons my kids have taught me about parenting and honestly, I'm still learning...

1. Patience
Of course! No need to expound on this one because every parent reading this can give a loud AMEN. 

2. Selflessness
Before marriage it was all about me. Then marriage came and I was then gifted with the care of my husband. I cooked, cleaned, and washed his clothes and all those wonderful tasks that came with marriage. Not too bad, I could handle this. My husband and I were married almost 8 years when we found out we were expecting our first child. It was as though the earth shook and it rocked our world. We always wanted children but time came and passed and nothing ever happened then one day we both thought we were going to faint (more my husband). No more midnight shows at the movie theater, no more trips on a whim, no more selfishness because we now had a beautiful little girl who needed us. Then one became two and two became three. I have now said goodbye to sleep, naps, heels on a every day basis, and my full-time job. I'm not complaining at all. In fact, my husband and I after our first decided we want to have two more and one right after another. We asked for this knowing it was going to be hard and difficult. Those little human beings taught me a great deal about how selfish I was and sometimes I still am.

3. Intentionality has value
Everyone has good intentions but not everyone puts those great intentions into action. I'm a goal orientated type of girl.  I'm constantly reading great articles and books and thinking about how I can implement this in our home. My husband and I have even had date nights where we've specifically sat and discussed what we'd like to do or be as a family. My kids have taught me that being intentional is important and even more importantly is following through.

4. Unconditional Love
I've always heard that God's love for me is unconditional. It is wholehearted, unreserved, unlimited and unquestioning; all synonyms of the word unconditional found in the dictionary. Now that I have children of my own I'm understanding that kind of love. No matter how badly my children may have hurt me or disappoint me (and if you haven't experienced it I'm sure you will) my love does not waver. My children have taught me true love. Thanks to God who sent his only Son (John 3:16) He's the perfect example of true love, selfless love. 

The lessons I've learned and learning from my children are endless. These four just happen to be knocking on my door on a daily basis. So in your journey of parenting know you aren't alone. If you are married lean upon each other for support. You can also find great support groups through your church or organizations like MOPS. Most importantly lean on God. He's the ultimate example of all these lessons plus more and He wants to walk with you through it all. 

*Photos taken by my hubby. For more visit*

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dazzling Up the Patio

Back in December my husband and I purchased some patio furniture from IKEA. It has taken me a while to perk up the patio with this winter weather, but a few days of sun finally gave me the motivation to get it done. A big thanks to my hubby who put all the chairs and table together; that is a job I did not want!. 

For some time I’ve been perusing Pinterest for inspiration. It almost felt like decorating an entire living room set. We purchased one table, 6 chairs, and one bench. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money so I tried using items we already had then I hit up my favorite thrift store, Thrift Town for a few pieces. 

You know that feeling when you wish you could start your decor all over but you can’t because you’ve had the "certain sofa" forever and your taste back then wasn’t as fun? Well that’s me. My taste has changed so much so this bit of decorating felt like a real treat to start fresh.

I wanted to add pops of color to the patio so I added a few throw pillows (yellow, green, blue, and hot pink) here and there which were all pillows I already had laying around my house. In the corner next to the bench on the tray table I added a few magazines in a basket that I found in my home and unused. The little yellow and red potted plants I picked up from HEB for $1.99 each (they are not all pictured but I bought 3 of them). The straw looking place mat was also purchased at the thrift store for $1.99. Wasn’t sure at the time what I’d do with it but I liked the idea of adding different textures to my pieces.

On the table I found this multi-colored fun looking runner from the thrift store for $1.99.

 The green place mats only came in a pack of 4 but I bought them anyway; they only cost me $2.99 (this by the way was my most expensive purchase!) The cloth napkins in green and yellow were a perfect match to my table. I bought the green napkins, a set of 6 for $.69 and two yellow ones for $.49.

The gold napkin rings aren’t really napkins rings. Honestly I could not figure out what they were. I did find them in the section with all the shower rings but I knew they’d get the job done. I bought a package of 12 for $.99.

 I bought the baby’s breath at HEB for $1.99 and the glass jar it sits in for $.99. The beautiful creme tray it all sits on was purchased a while back from IKEA. The blue bowl with lemons I had in my home along with the fruity Watermelon Lemonade candle. 

I couldn’t have been happier with my purchases! For under $20 I added some pops of color to my furniture. Can't wait for Spring to hurry up and come so we can add some more color with potted plants and flowers!

So what projects have you been up to lately? I'd love to see them!