Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Happy Wednesday, friends!  I'm back today with another edition of What's Up Wednesday with Shay and SheafferIt's been a long, very hot, busy August so let's get to it!

Monday, August 26, 2019


Hello Monday!  I know a lot of you hate Mondays and I totally get that but I need this Monday!  I'm feeling completely overwhelmed with so much stuff right now.  This week, baseball starts for real. We have three games this week plus at least one night of practice so let the late nights and Chick-fil-A dinners commence!  ;)


Friday, August 23, 2019


Happy Friday, girls!  How was everyone's week?  It's still looking like this down here in Texas.

I barely go outside these days unless the sun has set.  It's too hot to even swim.  I'm over it and ready for some cooler temperatures even if that's just the upper 80s! (Or even low 90s.  Beggars can't be choosers and all that.)  Craig even had a friend pass out with a full-on heatstroke after a golf game the other day.  Scary.  I don't know why they think it's fun playing golf in this mess.

Anyway, today I'm back with some Friday Favorites!  Some of these you may have already seen on my Instagram but in case you missed it, I had to show you again.  Like...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A DAY IN THE LIFE | 8.15.19

Hey there, friends!  I've got my very first Day in the Life post today!  I've been blogging for over 2.5 years now and I have yet to do a Day in the Life.  Why?  Because my regular daily life is super dull and it would be the worst post ever.  Trust me.  You'd be so bored.

However, I really did want to do one so I decided to choose a day that we had a little more going on.  What better than the first day of school?!


My alarm went off at 6:30 which, to a lot of you, I know is really late.  But to me, who didn't set an alarm all summer by the way, it's SUPER early.  I've mentioned before that I'm a night owl, not an early bird, so my brain doesn't even really turn on all the way until around 9am.  I've always been like that but I make up for it by being super productive late at night.  Thank goodness.


Friday, August 16, 2019


Happy Friday, friends!  

The boys went back to school yesterday and it was glorious!  😎😂 After I came home from the annual Back-to-School breakfast with the girls, I was able to work in peace and quiet for what felt like the first time all summer and I got so much done.  I forgot how easy it is to focus when there is no screaming, no fighting, no wrestling, no shrieking, no asking for x,y,z and no messes...just me and my audiobook turned up to a normal volume because I had no fears of little ears hearing bad words or inappropriate scenes.  😉

The Funny Business of Back to School! ((LOL--sad but TRUE! I am in NO way afraid to admit it!;)))

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


 We are days away from the end of summer, you guys!  Maybe not summer exactly but the summer break.  Right now in Mckinney, TX, it is like walking on the sun every time you step out of the door. We are at the peak of our summer season with this dang heat. You know that feeling you get when you open the oven door and the heat rushes out so hot and fast that it curls your lashes?  Yeah, that's how it's been lately.  August in Texas is no fun.

Since it's the end of our break, I thought I'd share some of the fun stuff from lately that just haven't made it to the blog.  I'm literally just scrolling through my phone pics to see what I can find!

Last night, things got REAL for this kid!  We went to Meet the Teacher night at his middle and I still have a hard time wrapping my head around that.  Matthew is my firstborn.  My sweet, kind, responsible, cautious, rule-following young man.  And I"m just praying he leaves middle school the same way!  I pray every day that he surrounds himself with the right friends.  That is my #1 prayer.  Friends who will hold each other accountable, who won't pressure each other to make bad decisions and who will think it's awesome to continue being awesome!


Friday, August 9, 2019


Hey girl hey!  It's our final Friday before school starts up again (#teambacktoschool over here) and I've got a fun little list of Favorites for you today!


Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Hey book lovers! I'm back today with a 2-for-1 book review because I completely let June get away from me!  So I just decided to combine June and July and get back on track starting now.

If you don't care a darn bit about books, no hard feelings.  ;)  I'll see you next week.  But if you do love a good book or audiobook, then you've come to the right place!

Since I am combining two months worth of reading, I'm just going to review the books that I think you DEFINITELY need to add to your list.  I'll go ahead and link them all though if you want more info.  But the ones I'm reviewing are my favorites.