Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Freebie! Back to School

If you're like me it seems like every time you turn around there are notes that need to be sent in.
Especially for those little ones who may or may not be able to relay messages accurately. 
So I came up with these and just had to share! 
Feel free to print and use for your littles! 


Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Faves ~ Free Printable Kitchen Sign

Y'all know this girl loves sweet tea. 
Love it.
Drink it daily.
Drink large amounts with way too much sugar. 
I'm ok with that. 
So this weeks Friday Faves is in honor or my favorite beverage (besides coffee) 
Print, frame in your kitchen on your porch, wherever sweet tea is served. 
Who's with me? 
Anyone else in love with the official year round beverage of the south? 

Happy Weekend Friends ~ May you and yours enjoy life this weekend! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back to School ~ Free Printable!

Can you believe it is that time! 
For some of you it has already happened and for others it is just around the corner! 

Here's a cute little freebie for you mommas who love to capture the first day in pictures! 
Feel free to down load, print and enjoy! 

Best wishes for a safe, happy and productive 2013-2014 School Year! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

God is good all the time ~ Even when things don't quite turn out

source French Press Mornings.

You've heard it a million times, God is good.
But is God good when things don't quite turn out?
When the test results aren't what you hoped for? 
When the pregnancy test says "not pregnant" for what seems like the thousandth time.
When the man you love walks out the door not to return.
When the lights are out and there isn't a nickel to pay the bill....
Is God good then? 

Recently two very different situations have unfolded around me.
In one God answered the prayers of His children just as they so desired. 
We prayed a prayer of thanks and praise and wiped tears and smiled with our hearts.
We even uttered "God is good"... Because He is, and things turned out just right, in our eyes.

But then there is another situation where God didn't answer like we prayed. 
He didn't move in the way we sought and in the way on this side of heaven in our earthly perspective seemed so perfect and so right and just so darn logical. He didn't. He answered in a very different way. 
But you know what? 
God is still good. 
We are even still uttering, God is still good.
He still loves, He hasn't forsaken, and He is still bigger. 

As I grow and learn and seek Him one thing I am finding is that we don't see as He sees.
His perspective is so much grander, it is so much broader. 
Right now we rejoice in prayers answered and we say thanks for blessings and healing. 
But we also say thank you for prayers unanswered, even though it may be more difficult to utter those prayers, because we have this confidence that 
He promises us in Colossians 2:9
"God lives fully in Christ. And you are fully grown because you belong to Christ, 
who is over every power and authority"

So that situation that didn't turn out well, He is over that. He is over you and me too. 
He promises He won't ever leave or forsake us. 

In a strange way there is also a small bit of excitement, the silver lining, so to speak, 
around the disappointment and frustration... and that is, God is up to something. 
And when God is up to something we better be ready to be blessed, and blown away, and amazed.
He does big things when we allow Him the room to move in our lives. 

It's going to be interesting to see how this all unfolds. 
So yes, God is still good, even when things don't quite turn out. 
He is for us, He desires what is best for us, even when we may not fully understand.
He works all things together for our good and He promises to give us what we need. 

Clinging to those promises, in the good and in the bad, in the things we may not understand
~ God is good ~

How is He moving in your life right now? 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Anchor Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Meghan!
You are the winner from last weeks giveaway.
You know where to find me!
: ) 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pinot Picasso ~ Palmetto Area Paint Studio

Our girls bible study group was ready for a fun night out! 
So to Pinot Picasso we went! 

Carmen the owner, and our teacher for the night, was spectacular! 
Not only was she such a patient and fun teacher but she is such a gracious hostess!
The cost for the class, delicious snacks and fabulous glasses of wine was $35
you just can't beat that for a night out with the girls and something to bring home.

The painting of the night was "green fish blue fish"
Since we are all gulf coast girls this was the perfect selection for our group

The start 

The finished product

A few of the girls with our teacher, the wonderful Carmen!

Thank you Carmen for such a fun night out! 
We are really looking forward to your August class line up.
I know you will see many of our faces there. 
For more information just visit her site here
You will want to go I promise!