Friday, August 1, 2014

Five For Friday and Freebies!


This was the week I was DREADING ALL SUMMER!!  It was the week the last two of  my step-children had to go back home to California. (Our teenage girls went back a week earlier to do some things with their friends.) We had the most wonderful summer with the four of them!! I miss them so much!! The house is soooo quiet. Too, quiet! (Which gives me WAY too much time to start worrying about school starting!)
This was before we started the five hour drive to Las Vegas to take the boys to their Mom.

This is after!!

I was able to host my very first BACK to SCHOOL giveaway this week!! I haven't done a giveaway with other people in many MANY moons and I was a bit nervous hosting one! There are a bunch of really amazing prizes thanks to all the wonderful people who donated! 

The giveaway is a little LONELY! (We've only had 50 people join in!!) I was so hoping for a little more! But hey, the odds of winning are pretty good! 

If you haven't had a chance to enter, I'd LOVE you to check it out here.  
The winner will be announced Monday morning! 

We took a creative break last week and took the boys to a local pottery place to paint pottery. We spent over TWO HOURS there just relaxing and painting! {Which is a total MIRACLE if you knew how active they are!!! Even my husband sat still that long!!} 

Final Products!!!

Last week I told you about my smaller planner by Plum Paper Designs on Etsy that I just LOVE!!  I am thinking of using it either for my guided reading groups or as my personal planner. I did love my Erin Condren planner last year and actually ordered one again for this year, and IT FINALLY CAME!!! I LOVE this new cover design!

This week, I was in such a funk!! I spent a lot of my down time reading inspirational quotes, talks, and reading my scriptures just to try to help pull myself up. I began this week putting together a bunch of the quotes I came by, so I could frame some of them and put them up in my bedroom. By the time I was done, I had two packets made!! I want to share them here with you! They are all FREE!! I hope some of these quotes help you in your time of need. You can find them Here:

Here's one of my favorites!

Happy weekend!! And remember,
There is Only Love! 


  1. Your blog is so adorable and so cute! I love the religious quotes. I just might have to check that out! I'm doing an in-service at a Christian school and it might be fun to have some printed to give the ladies.

    1. Oh good!!! I was hoping that someone could use them! Xo Hugs!


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