When Jessica from Wayfair contacted me to write a post for the #cofeemyway campaign, it thought of course yes because I love my coffee!! I love to drink coffee first thing in the morning!! I love just to have 5-10 minutes to myself and drink my warm flavored coffee.  There is just something so soothing and magical about a cup of warm coffee in the morning.

The way I make my coffee each morning  is the exact same :) I have Keurig because I am the only one that drinks it in my house.. I need a single cup!! I usually get my coffee from Costco because it is cheaper to buy bulk. I buy the morning/breakfast blend!! I then pour a Lot of French Vanilla Creamer in my coffee. I love the taste. That is my favorite creamer and sometimes I like to mix it up with Mocha, Cinnamon Bun and durning Christmas gingerbread!!! It gets me going.. Also a big thing for me is I have to have Coffee in cute coffee mugs (it makes everything better)

What's your morning coffee ritual like? I can't wait to hear how everyone gets their coffee ready


Paint Colors!!!!

Ok girls I need your help!!!!

Before we move in to the new house I want to paint and want some advice on some of these colors if anyone of you have used the color or tested it out. Also, if anyone has these colors in their house I would love to see pictures : )

Colors for Kitchen cabinet- Benjamin Moore- White Dove 

Walls for the Dinning Room- 
Sea Salt-(Sherwin Williams)

Woodlawn (BM)

Palladian (BM) 

I would also love suggestions on any other paint colors that are light blue :) for Master Bedroom 


The Weekend Rewind!!!

This weekend.....How did you go by so fast... I only have 4 more Mondays of Work then Summer Break... I am counting down AHHHH

Friday was a resting day for us.. We have all had this sinus infection and it has been no fun... The pollen has been so crazy that I just want to move until it is gone.....

Saturday- We took Lily Strawberry picking and she had so much fun. She did not really understand to pick the strawberries and put them in the basket, she just wanted to keep eating them lol. Then it down poured all day and we hung out at my MIL because we wanted the house to be clean incase people wanted to show it. We did have 1 person that wanted to come over and look at the house.. Mr. went over there and showed the house and within 30 minutes they wanted to make us an offer.  They made an offer it was not a strong offer :( so we kept countering back.. He asked us to send him a contract so we did not did not know if we would accept or not...

Sunday- The guy that we sent the contract over to called Mr. at 8:30 and wanted to come by and talk about the contract...Mr. and the man talked it through and..................WE SOLD OUR HOUSE....  I never did a house tour so before we start packing I will do a house tour... It is so bitter sweet. This is the house that the Mr. and myself built and started our lives in. We brought Lily home to this house and now we are moving on. It is so sad but will always be our first home..... Also, Lily wanted her toes painted so mommy was able to paint her toes :) :)
Thank you guys so much for praying for us through this.....
I love little toes they are soooo cute I just want to eat them up....


5 Must Haves for FRIDAY


Another week down.. I can't believe next Friday it is already MAY.. Where has time gone?? Today I am going to do my Must Haves for Friday.. With us packing up the house I had to really think of the things I need Every day and the things I could back up....

1. My Coffee Cups!! I am addicted to cute  coffee cups.. I love everything monogrammed so I went with my favorite Coffee Cup from Anthrpologie... I have the black and gold (which was a limited time thing) and I LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

2. Water Bottles. I have gotten on this fruit water kick. I have to add fresh fruit (lemon, limes, cucumber, berries to my water to help me drink more water) I will tell you it dose the trick. I have to fill it up every morning before I go to work and make sure I am filling it up throughout the day. Now that I am trying to work out more trying to get enough water is very important. Here are some of my fav.. water recipes. 

3. The best Eyeshadow ever... has been the Naked brand.. I started off with the very first one and it lasted me almost 2 years and then I just got a new one. I love it so much :) What is your favorite kind? 

4. My sewing and monogramming machine!!! 
MR. got me a new monogramming machine and I am addicted to it.. I feel like every night I am on it doing something. It is my therapy.. I love making things for Lilly and for other mommies :) 

5. Of course my hair straighter that I use for both my curling iron and hair straighter!!! 

What are you 5 MUST HAVES????? Can't wait to hear about them... Happy Friday 


Stressful week

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

These past 2 weeks have been a crazy ride. We are trying to sell our house yet we bought a new house!!!!! What a scary moment. We also have to keep our house very clean every time we have to show it. Sometimes people want to come at 7:30 to see the house (don't they know babies have to go to bed) so we end up having to drive around and put Lily Jane in her Pjs and try to get her to bed... I can't wait until it is over.. .

This was my Devotion today and spoke right to me.....
You see, during the weeks leading up to my "meltdown," I let my thoughts dwell on the possible negative outcome of several different circumstances and decisions, all at the same time. And without realizing it, I had spent as much time thinking and worrying about concerns, commitments, circumstances and deadlines as I did working on them.
It was not only how I spent my time, but how I spent my thoughts that left me depleted. It wasn’t until I brought it all to God, and wrote it all out, that I recognized what was happening.
Instead of escaping to the mountains where no one knows us or needs us, in today’s key verse from Matthew 11:28 above, Jesus invites us to come to Him so He can give us:
Rest for our weary hearts and minds.
"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’" (Psalm 91:1-2, NIV).
How many times do we think we can do it all then think about what if this dose not happen or we don't complete this we failed but we need to learn to give it all to the Lord and ask him to help us in do the things that need to be done and not let others tell us if we are worthy or if they value us... This has been a great message for me this week.. 

I just need to learn to let things go and not dwell and stress myself out. I should be grateful all the time for everything I DO HAVE!!!!!! 


Weekend + Lilly Craziness

This weekend was very different than any weekend we have had in the past. Friday Night we met my mom who lives 3.5 hours away to drop Lily Jane off with her or a few days.. We dropped her off so that we could start packing the house umm... Man it has been nice to get things done but man do I MISS her soo much. I am so grateful everyday that I am her mom. No matter the REAL struggles we deal with her on a daily basis I am so blessed to have her in my life. We will get her on Tuesday night!!!!

Friday after meeting my mom we did get home until very late...so we went straight to bed...

Saturday... We started to pack the house (in the mean time we still don't have our house sold fingers cross we did get an offer but countered...and we are asking the sellers of the NEW house to replace the roof because it is very old..) Than I went to a Bootcamp class with a friend and OH MAN I am out of shape... I am still sore but so glad I went... After that Mr. and myself went to get lunch and then I spent the rest of the afternoon catching up on all my monogram orders!!!!!! Saturday night we went out with some friends and then came home..so I can login to TARGET at 3:00 am to try and get LILY JANE all kinds of stuff. I really wanted to mommy and daughter matchy dress but that did not work out, we do have the same prints in different things. I did score quite a lot of stuff and I was very proud of my self I have never done that before ( my secret to getting everything was I finally got on my phone and it worked!!!!)
Here is all the goodies I got :) 


This is what I scored in the store :) 
Not sure if I am going to keep the gold lights or not.......

All these little kids are going to look so cute in their monogram stuff!!!

One of my best friends had their baby this weekend and I was so glad I was able to meet him. They did not know what they were having so it was surprise!!!

How was your weekend?? What Lilly stuff did you score ??? 


YAY for FRIDAY!!!!!

I know most of us the first thing on our minds about the weekend is the Launch of Lilly at Target this weekend. I wonder if Target's website can handle all the people that are going to be trying to buy online!!!!!
These are the items I got my eye on :) I love the long rompers but I am so short not sure how they will look on me.. :(

Mommies Picks 

Picks for Lily Jane 

What do you have your eye on???

2. Lily Jane is going to my Moms for the weekend!! I am going to miss her but I know she will have a blast and they will spoil her soo much. This will give me and the Mr. time to get things done to the house run all the many errands that need to be done and maybe even take a NAP...What is a NAP i have not heard that word in a LONG TIME......

3. Lily Jane had her ENT appt. thank you to everyone who sent prayers up from us. We will be getting tubes in 2 weeks!! I hope everything goes well for her and that she starts to feel better!!

4. The house we put an offer in we had home inspection and it needs roof :( We are trying to work out all things out. But one thing it has that I am so excited about is a mud room!!!! I have been wanting one of those for a long time :) I can't wait to get to all ready..


Liebster Award + New Blogs

I was so excited to get an e-mail from the sweet Mommy at Full Time Wife Life  nominating my little blog for an Liebster Award. I am so in shock that people still read my blog!! I love it..

What is your go-to bible verse, quote, or encouraging thought when "wife" or "mom" life gets the best of you?

What was the hardest hobby or habit to give up when you became a wife or mom?

            Monogramming!! I feel like I need to monogram Lily Jane's ( I love doing it) but it can be stressful at times. I have started to do more for other people and have started an ESTY store to sell some stuff.. 

     If you were given $1000 to spend at any one store, where would you go?

          If you asked me this last week I would say Target for clothes and such.. This week I would say Pottery Barn to buy stuff for our new house (hopefully we still get it) 

    If you could set your life story to a song, which song would you choose? 

                                          Life is a Dance you learn as you go :) 

Life's a dance you learn as you go
Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow
Don't worry about what you don't know
Life's a dance you learn as you go

The longer I live the more I believe
You do have to give if you want to receive
There's a time to listen, a time to talk
And you might have to crawl even after you walk

        Tell us about your favorite date ever.

          My favorite date ever was when me and the Mr. just jumped in the car and took off we stopped along the interstate if we wanted and figured out where we were going when we got there. We ended up in a small little town an hour away had lunch went shopping and got to enjoy each other and do whatever we wanted!!!!!

      What do you wish you could do, but just can't quite accomplish?

         Right now in my job I want to move up to become an Assistant Principal but in my district there are so many people that want it so I need to learn to be content in where I am right now and where GOD has placed me because there is a good reason for it 

    What is your favorite season, and why?

         My favorite season is the Fall :) I love it when the leaves turn color and it is a little cool but not to cold. I also, love that it is FOOTBALL season and we get to hang out with our friends a lot and open all the windows.. 

   When is your favorite time to read blogs?

         Late at night once Lily Jane has gone to bed it helps me unwind from the craziness of the day and it is a few minutes of me time!! 

   Share a photo of your favorite household decorative, or just plain useful, item! 
She is the best item we have at our house!! She never stops, is always laughing, brings so much joy than we could have ever imagine and will be with us forever!!!! Better than any decorative piece we own.. 

I nominated these lovely ladies 

Your Questions:
1. For 2015, what is your biggest goal?
2. Who is the one person that you wish you could meet?
3. What is your biggest fear?
4. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
5. Do you prefer sweet or salty snacks?
6. What has been the most rewarding moment in blogging?
7. Would you prefer to swim in the pool or the ocean?
8. What is the one item that you can't live without?
9. What would your perfect day look like? 
10. Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

I can't wait to learn a little bit more about each of you and discover a few new blogs too!