Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!! 

 I hope each and every one of you has a day full of thanksgiving surrounded by the ones you love.  Have a GREAT day!!  XOXO

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

 I'm joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday link-up!

What we're eating this week:

Wahoo for Thanksgiving week!!

Monday:  We had dinner out with Bowen's bestie and her family.
Tuesday: We visited Tab's family in East Texas for a little early Thanksgiving.
Wednesday:  I usually make a soup every year the night before Thanksgiving.  This year Shay's Chicken Tortilla Soup is what's being served.
Friday:  Is Bowen's birthday!  Our plan is to have a fun lunch out and then eat leftovers at home for dinner.

What I'm Reminiscing About:
Thanksgiving three years ago...our last holiday as a family of four because Bowen arrived four days later.

What I'm Loving:

I'm loving there is NO SCHOOL this week!!  We've stayed up WAY past our bedtime every day and have loved every minute of it.

What We've Been Up To:

A couple weekends ago, we decorated for Christmas!  Since then the bottom half of the tree's lights have stopped working...NNNNNOOOOO!!!  :)

What I'm Dreading:

Just yesterday we began work on this front fireplace.  The guys came to demo it...holy mess!  I can't wait to see how it turns out...we're going for a more Texas-y stone fireplace look.  But...I'm dreading all the mess until it's all complete.

What I'm Working On:

Apparently, we're in full renovation mode over here!!
What's been done this month:  *Wallpaper came down
*Walls got textured and painted
*I bought two chairs for the ends of the dining room table
*Powder Bathroom got wallpapered.
*Front fireplace is beginning demo.

This is what's still on my list to get those three rooms finished...
*Hang canvases in dining room
*Change light fixture and hardware in powder bath.
*Purchase furniture, rug, and a few more goodies for the front room.

Then the Slaughters will probably take a bit of a break.  So our pocketbook can rest.  :)

What I'm Excited About:

EEK!!!  I love all things twinkling and cozy so I'm pumped about getting to enjoy it all with my family.

What I'm watching/reading:

I'm currently reading Girl Meets Change (almost finished) and See Jane Run (just started).  And I'm watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Those girls can get me hooked so fast!

What I'm Listening To:

We're in full-on Christmas music mode at our house!!!

What I'm Wearing:

What I'm Doing This Weekend:

Our town has the cutest little Christmas celebration the weekend following Thanksgiving.  (But it might rain...waaahhh!)  We're excited about going again this year AND BOWEN TURNS THREE!!!  We have some fun things planned for his big day!

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:


*Christmas Parade
*Seeing our Missouri Family
*Fun with friends
*Driving around looking at Christmas lights
*All the warm drinks
*Christmas performances
*Holiday Dance Recitals

Give me ALL of it!!  :)

Happy Wednesday, Girls!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


I'm sure everyone this week is thinking about everything you're thankful for.  When you're asked this question...

*Sweet Blog Readers-or maybe this is just me?  :)

These kinds of things always come to mind, right?

I want us to think a little harder today and come up with a few little things we can be thankful for.  You know the things you'd write down if you journaled five things everyday you were thankful for? 

The Little Things I'm Thankful For...
*A new neighbor girl we met this weekend came over yesterday afternoon and played basketball outside with Ebby Lee and Nixon for almost two hours-THANKFUL!  I got work done while they had a blast!
*When I come home from a girl's night and Tab has all the kids bathed-THANKFUL!
*When Bowen says, "You" instead of "Your".  As in, "Can I have a drink of you tea?"  He has done this his entire three years of life and I'm-THANKFUL-it reminds me that even though he thinks he's as big as his siblings, he's not.  He's little.

I know you guys deal with some HARD things.  Today, I would love for you to share one little thing you're thankful for.  There might be some of you going through some tough times and reading something that reminds you of some little thing you can be thankful for too could really brighten your day.  Please comment and share with us all one little thing.  :)

A couple more things...
I forgot to choose a winner on Thursday for our boutique giveaway, so I just drew.  The winner is....


Clarissa, please e-mail me at and we'll get your goodies to you. I'm guest posting over at Colors of Life Blog.  You should go check it out.  I'm sharing one of my favorite things and WHY I love it.  :)

Have a GREAT day!