Blinn College Graduation 2018 | Randall

Blinn College Graduation 2018 | Randall

If you don’t already know him through my other social media posts, meet Randall.  Randall is my son-in-law.  He takes great care of my Boo and my wee ones.  They are my world so I guess you could say that this man holds my heart in his hands.

We were all blessed when he came into our lives.  Not only does he love and nurture them daily but he works hard supporting them, is a Youth Leader at church and somewhere in between all of that he managed to complete his first step on the higher education ladder by completing his Associates Degree from Blinn this month.

Congratulations Randall!  We are so proud of you!!  Now on to A&M.  Can’t wait to have another Aggie in the family!

 

 

 

Spread Sparkles & Love

Spread Sparkles & Love

“She who leaves a trail of glitter is not forgotten.”



We’ve all been blessed by amazing, beautiful women who have left some sparkle in our lives and on our hearts.  Stop & send a little note or text to an amazing woman who has blessed your life! 

National Peanut Butter Day!

National Peanut Butter Day!

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!  

Yummy! Creamy or chunky, peanut butter has been an fav American staple for generations.

Fun fact:  A peanut is a bean…not a nut!

Did you know that peanut butter didn’t become a thing until the 20th century? Originally peanut butter was considered animal feed.  How crazy is that?  In time inventions that made planting, cultivating and harvesting the peanut made it easier to view the peanut as a food item.  Peanut butter is a great source of vitamin E, B6, niacin, calcium, potassium and iron.  It’s packed with protein and healthy monounsaturated fat.  I’m not a huge peanut butter fan like my oldest daughter who used to sit down with a jar and a big spoon and just go to town.  I do love some good old fashioned peanut butter cookies though!  Yummy!  Here’s a great recipe for you:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
extra sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix in sugars, salt, and baking powder. Gradually mix in the flour. Beat in the eggs. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls, and then roll in the sugar. Using a fork to flatten the cookie and make a criss-cross pattern. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven & let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before storing.

Do you have a favorite Peanut Butter recipe?

 

Well hello 2017!

Well hello 2017!

Our family is beginning 2017 anxiously waiting the arrival of our newest member. Precious little Phoebe is scheduled to make her big debut on 2/13. Just in time for some Valentine love.

My youngest will Graduate from Texas A&M in May & our adventures will continue with a trip to Spain, France& back to Italy in June then Bahamas in July.

In 2017 my goals are to live authentically and with intention. To smile more, love harder, give back as much as possible, truly cherish my family & friends, to take time to enjoy the little moments in between and live each day with a joyful, grateful heart.

What are your 3 words & goals for 2017? My hopes/goals for 2017 in 3 words are…authentic, focused, joyous

Throwback Thursday | Christmas Edition

Throwback Thursday | Christmas Edition

Welcome to Christmas 1994 and one of my all time favorite holiday throwbacks.  I just love this picture of my girls!  I know – they look super excited right?  They were probably fussing with each other, wanting to stop taking pictures (antique 35mm style) or they were embarrassed by those dresses.  *giggle*

I saw that fabric at the store and just fell in love with it so I made them Christmas dresses complete with matching scruncii’s.  Bwahaaahaaa!   That’s just how I Mom y’all.  If you can’t buy it – make it right?

Isn’t the reason God gives you little girls so you can dress them up in cute outfits with matching bows and ruffle socks?  My poor oldest child is probably scarred for life because she didn’t wear anything but pink until she was a year old.  Literally!  On her first birthday I put her in her first blue dress.  All of her bottles matched her outfits, all of her socks matched her outfits and she had a matching bow of course!  Three strands of hair and I kept having to put them back in but by golly….she had them. You know how the first child is…..pristine and sparkly and I never even let her get slobber on her face.  Then the second one arrives and you decide eating a little dirt won’t kill them.  Neither will wearing blue.

When I was a little girl my Mom kept my hair short in a pixie cut and dressed me in turtle neck shirts and plaid pants.  Am I dating myself here?  Anyway, I wanted to be a beauty queen or a famous actress or something and people would bump into me and say, “excuse me son”.  I was devastated.  I would go in my room and cry and cry.  I vowed that if God ever gave me a little girl you would know that she was a girl if she was covered in mud.  I also vowed when I was old enough to grow my hair it would never again be short.

So….bows, ruffles, frilly clothes, dance costumes – you name it they were in it and the more sparkle the better!   These two were always looking completely adorable.  I used to get comments on it and I would prance around proud as a peacock.  They would probably tell you they are scarred and hate bows.  Funny how that happens eh?  I just love this pic (attitudes and all) and the memories or making those dresses and of my precious little dolls.  What are some of your favorite Christmas memories?

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