Monday, October 20, 2014

Making Your Home Your Haven - Week 3

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

Yay, it's week 3, but also sad it's almost over, I hope she does a Christmas Challenge too!!
So week 3 is Family Fun Night...so fun we have been doing this off and on. But this week I am going to make a point to do it. We usually do Movie Night on Sundays, or walks, Mondays is a busy day for me so sometimes if I go groceries late we can't do much. Some Tuesdays nights I'm not home, so it's a hit and miss for this, like this Tuesday I won't be home, family will be. Wed nights we either stay home or go to Church, just depends. So looks like Thurs or Fri night would be good nights for this. Sat eve's we have soccer games and Sundays like I said we do something anyway. I'm going to have to be creative this week. Let's see what we come up with this week. Do you guys have any suggestions, or what do you do?

Here's this weeks challenge:
Keep your candle burning, the music playing and plan a Family Fun Night. Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn. Bust out some old fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones. Work on kindness and joy this week.
Her suggestions sound like so much fun!! Let me know what you are doing for family fun night.

Here is another suggestion for conversation starters for the dinner table. I might try these this week. I will let you know how that goes.

Conversation Starters for kids

So heres her **Chime In**
How is the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge going in your house?  For the most part going well, I remembered almost every day. The days I didn't is because we weren't going be home. And on Sat mornings I do but not on Sundays. 
Here's what it pretty much looked like all last week, this week the same. But you get the point. LOL 

Do you have your candle and music going? Every morning except for Sunday, I usually forget after we get home for church. 
What is your favorite thing to do for fun with your family? Favorite thing to do for fun with family is anything. Anytime I'm with them it's fun making memories. Walks, movie theatres, outings, etc. 
What is your favorite board game to play with your family? Favorite board game is "Sorry", it's easy and fun and my daughter always wins. I love her face when she wins.
Share a special memory with your family, from your childhood. I will share when my dad would take us out Christmas Tree shopping and one year he added fake snow to it. That was the best I still remember the day it was a crisp December Evening at it was close to Christmas. So it was a cold one, and I remember the bright light shining in the lot and there must have been a fire going outside because I remember the smell of smoke, not cigarettes but wood burning smoke. And I remember my Dad saying "And add the fake snow". I was the happiest little girl in town that night. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Worship Wednesday






Chris Tomlin & Passion Band - All My Fountains

Love this song, He is an amazing worshipper! Be blessed and enjoy!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Making Your Home Your Haven - week 2





It's week 2 ��!! Did you just love the first week? I did, it did made the house smell yummy, and felt warm and cozy, even though it was warm outside, lol. The girls loved it to coming downstairs in the morning to eat breakfast and read. I'm gonna be honest I didn't do it on the weekend, we had a busy week but it is lit this morning and got my music playing, worship music.


Here's the Challenge:

This week’s challenge:
Keep your candles burning, your prayers going and add soft music in your home.
Choose worship, classical, jazz or another form of peaceful music that the family enjoys. Focus on using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships.
Work on gentleness and self-control this week.

I use my iPad and we listen to Pandora, it's free and you can customize your playlists, from all kinds of Jonras, it's pretty awesome. Love the challenge, can't wait for the Oppt'y to put gentleness and self control into action. I struggle in this, let's keep it real, who doesn't struggle. We all have a flesh. But this week I'm gonna purpose in my heart when I can't do this to pray right away and call on the one who sustains and provides my every lacking need. Jesus!!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Worship Wednesday


I am gonna keep with the Fall/Harvest theme for Worship Wednesday this month.

This is an oldie but goodie. I abs love this song! MMMmmmm....just bask in His presense! Arms wide open


Joy Williams - Hungry {Falling On My Knees}
Fall on your knees before the Lord, give Him all your cares and worries, He wants them. He doesn't want you to worry or fret, He's got this! He is in control, just let it go!



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Monday, October 6, 2014

Making Your Home a Haven: Fall Challenge - Week 1

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

I am so excited {{{Squeal, squeal!!!}}} for this Fall Challenge. I always look forward to doing this challenge every year. As I stated in previous post. So today is the first week....yay! {{jumping up for JOY!!}}

Here is this weeks Challenge info, please also click here to check out more of WLW's info on this week. 

Week 1 – CHALLENGE:
Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time or whenever is convenient for you.  I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home.
Each time the glimmer of the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace and patience within your home.
You are an environment.
Let’s make our homes feel more like a warm hug than a cold shoulder for all those who find refuge under our roof this week!
So if you already have fall scented you don't need to buy a new. Also if your on a budget the Dollar Tree sells some for $1, they are cute and smell yummy. Another great store that sells amazing smelling candles is Bath and Body works. They are having some sales on their current Fall candles right now, and if you use your 20% you can get some on the cheap. 

She wanted us to chime in...here's some questions she asked. 
What type of environment are you? Here's a few examples she gave on her blog
 Have you ever considered that YOU are an environment?  What type of environment are you?
Are you the warm and hospitable type? I can be
Are you the cheery, sunshine type? Sometimes, not all the time. 
Are you calm and quiet? Most of the time
Harried and hurried? During parties with lots of people....working on this one. 
Irritable and angry? Sometimes, when I'm feeling rushed. 
Or perhaps tired and ticked-off? This past weekend I was due to lack of sleep, oh Lord forgive me. 
What type of environment are you? All of the above.
What gets in the way of your peace and patience in your home? Satan, my flesh, not relying or trusting in God first. 

Have you begun to light your candle?  What scent is your candle and does your family like the candle? I lit it this weekend, they love coming home to a nice smelling home. Today was cleaning day so I will be lighting one of our new ones. See pics below

Here’s a picture of what I’m using this week – I LOVE these scents from Bath and Body works, these I was not planning on buying but I took my daughter and her friends bday shopping. They wanted to go in and I just had to splurge with sales and coupons they came out pretty cheap. Yay!! 




Here is another candle, see pic below,  I will be using this week as well, I was blessed by a friend last week with this amazing scented candle.



So excited for this challenge! Thanks Courtney again, love you sis, you are such a blessing and Titus 2 Woman for all of us walking with the King!!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Faith.family.fall.fun

**Updated 10/03/14**

Hi friends!!
How are you? So you all know, if you've been subscribed to me for awhile, and if your new you'll soon find out, that I love this season. Fall. Harvest. Autumn. Thanksgiving. Christmas. It's a time where we gather together as family, we do anyway, but it seems during this time there are more opportunities and things to do. In the summer...it's hot where we live, and going to the pool everyday gets boring after awhile. I don't particularly like the summer, besides get togethers and BBQ's and spending time with the family, but that's it,

As I did last year I will be sharing weekly outings, ideas, vlogs, and different things for this season. So if you are not subscribed be sure to subscribe to make sure you don't miss a post or video, you can also subscribe to my youtube videos on right top sidebar.

Last weekend we went to our local orchards Pumpkin Patch, we went on opening day, bright and early, it's a tradition we do every year. It was so much fun, they had a good harvest this year.  And they have the best Apple Cider Doughnuts with Apple Butter Frosting yummy!! That day was a busy one, it was also my oldest, daughter, first soccer game of the season. And they won, woohoo!! That was an added blessing (I didn't take pics though ��)

I also added a Fall Home Decor Tour video {first time ever}. I decorated at the end of August, I just could not wait for Fall this year, Sept 22(?). Fall starts the last week of August for us.

Here's our pics/videos in review. Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Patch Trip 09/27/14

 Fall Home Decor Tour 2014



I served at, our girls private schools, Fall Carnival, along side a sweet sis, we had a blast putting it together! Here's some pics of that, it was such a blessing to be able to watch all the families and friends gather to take some silly, cute, interesting pics. I loved it, I was so blessed and had so much fun. I am so thankful for the school, at our church, that our girls attend. The teachers are AMAZING, the staff is AMAZING. We couldn' t have asked for anything more. 





I also did some running and walking last week! I love being out in the crisp mornings or evenings in the Fall.

We made for the first time, and added it to our tradition list for Fall, Candied Apple Slices. ok friends, these are by far, hands down the best thing ever. Let me know in the comments below if you want a tutorial. They are super easy, delicious and semi healthy. 


Another tradition we have is to grab a PSL {pumpkin spice latte} from Starbucks. I know they are bad for you, the air we breath is bad. But I have at least one of these a year, they are not my fav, but just the memories with my daughter sipping on one. That's what I love! Make sure to ask for extra caramel. I don't drink starbucks all the time maybe 1-4 times a month, if that. I make my own coffee, but every now and then it's a special treat. 


Here's a collage of the pumpkin patch...fun, fun, fun times. A friend came along who has never been and it was nice sharing in that memory. Love her!






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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge


Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background







Hi Friends!! I am so excited!! WLW {Women Living Well }, Courtney, is doing her annual Fall Challenge - Making Your Home Your Haven. I've joined almost every year and love it. I look forward to these challenges. If you would like to join us, just follow her blog, click here or on pic above and check back here too. I am going to be posting something's myself. I would love for you to join us.


Here is some info on it.

From WLW website..
So this challenge is all about living out the word of God within the four walls of our home.
I will be posting about these fall challenges on Mondays. ;)
Each week I will give you one practical tip and one spiritual tip that you can do to create a haven in your home.
Is your calendar full? Do you feel tense, rushed and even panicked at times? Do you feel like the rest of the family is feeling the same way?
I believe we can create a physical environment, as well as a spiritual environment, that can bring peace, harmony and a sense of calmness to our homes if we are willing to be intentional.
 This challenge will run through the month of October and please go to he website to watch Her video. 

Here's what the first week will look like.

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” ~ Proverbs 14:1
Here’s the topic schedule:
Week 1: October 6th -Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home.
I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time or whenever is convenient for you.. I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home. Each time the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace in your home.



Here's what I will be using this year, for this challenge. It came at a perfect time, a sweet friend came over a couple days ago and blessed me with this amazing smelling candle. Thanks Amiga!! ��




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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dollar Tree Haul 08/25/14

Dollar Tree Haul { Late in posting}.This was a hard one getting up, but I figured it out. Sometimes the editor won't take certain videos, weird. But never give up just keep on keepin on. Something will happen.




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Worship Wednesday


Jesus Culture and Kim Walker are killing

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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What is the Truth?


What is the truth?
Truth is not a feeling. Truth is not an idea. The truth is found in the Bible.Sincerity and good works do not bridge the gap of sin between God and man. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse a person (Heb. 9:22; John 14:6). Sincerity and good works are merely the reliance upon what is in the individual to merit favor with God. Sincerity is a form of pride when it is appealed to as a justification for being accepted by God: "But God, look at my heart. See how sincere I was? I deserve to be in heaven."No. If sincerity and good works were good enough to satisfy God, then He wouldn't have given us the Bible to correct our sincerely wrong ideas, and He wouldn't have sent His Son to do what our good works cannot.Truth is what God says is true.The truth is important not because it is simply true. It is important because truth is what defines who and what we believe in.Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Especially about Jesus.

What me and my Family Believe

What We Believe
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be inspirational! Therefore we give a great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be intelligent! Therefore, in our services, we emphasize Bible teaching so God may instruct us how He would be worshipped.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be fruitful! Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the greatest evidence that we are truly worshipping Him.

How To Know God

How to Know God

Realize that you are a sinner. No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.Repent of your sin.The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.Receive Jesus Christ into your life.Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in...” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven.

The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).

Praise the Lord, if you just asked Jesus in your heart I want you to know that the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing for you and so am I. Go to http://www.calvarychapel.com/?show=Churches and click on churches to find the closest church to you and go. Go and tell them that you've just accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart. They will be able to lead you to the next step.

God Bless you Brethren.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus!!! Amen!!!
Your sister in Christ Jesus!!!
Adrienne