A little about me... I am a married mother of 3 beautiful daughters and 1 handsome son. My husband Damon is my absolute best friend, and our love for the Lord is what keeps me going on a day to day basis. I pray that my little contribution to the world wide web will be something that could possibly inspire you to do something different, live your best life, and not just talk about it, but BE about it!
Today is a very special occasion. Me and this man celebrate 20 years if marriage!
We literally got married as babies, and learned how to be full on grown ups together. We’ve been through alot of all kinds of things together, and I full well know that that’s what God intended.
We share 4 children together, and he is a GREAT father! He does A LOT of talking to them. You know, “Life Lessons”? He’ll be rewarded every once in awhile with a, “Daddy, you were right.”, or an overheard conversation with one of them using a “daddyism” while talking to one of the others.
They each have a little bit of the both of us wrapped up in them. Sometimes, when we we’re all together, we sit around reminiscing on some of the crazy stuff that we’ve all done in the past, and they always tend to get a little EXTRA rowdy when it comes to talking about the old “Parentals”. It’s ok though. One day, they’ll be in our shoes. Oh, just to be a fly on the wall!
Love Letter to my Boo:
Damon, you are my best friend, my confidante, my “coach”, my counsel, and sometimes my, “Don’t you do/say that” Advisor. You love with your whole heart, would give the shirt off your back, are patient & kind, and thank God, you love me always. I wouldn’t trade the last 20+ years with you, and I look forward to a hundred more! Happy 20th Anniversary to one of my biggest blessings! I love you, Damon. #whentwoheartssing
Good Morning, World! I pray your day is off to a fantabulous start! I’m just dropping in today to share a little bit of what I’ve been up to, and some things I’m hoping to get into, so let’s begin.
These days have been filled with alot of cleaning, organizing, & purging. I’ve moved into a new office space within my house, so there has been some, shall I say, rearranging of alot of things. I’ve also taken to, “making old things new.” Let me explain….
Whilst I was purging my unwanted/unused things, I decided to put some of them on a few Marketplace sites. As I was doing this, I would see things that I felt would be nice additions to my office space, but weren’t really the right patterns or color schemes. I needed to make it all make sense, without cramming a bunch of stuff in my office, especially with it also tripling as my guest bedroom, and my crafting space.
I was already repurposing a few pieces that I already owned, but really wanted a more put together look, hence the journey…
I knew what I wanted, but just had to budget what I wanted to spend, then search out what I was looking for. Mama and I decided to take a little thrift store detour after I picked her up from the airport early one Saturday morning, and there, my first find was this chair.
So, you are either saying, “It’s gorgeous as is.”, or “Eeewwww! That pattern is hideous! Flowers? Really?” I was kind of perplexed. I liked the chair as is, but it has absolutely NO place in my house. I was after it for my office, and nothing in there is of a Flower Power persuasion, so I knew I had to fix that. I wasn’t in any rush, but I did immediately take to getting the chair cleaned up, since I had no idea of its origin. Afterwards, I scouted online for some fabric ideas, but I knew I’d end up having to go “in-store” for my final selection.
After about a week or so, I took some time to peruse one of my favorite stores. I know you already know….Hobby Lobby. I of course found what I was looking for, and had to guess at how much I may need. (Of course I didn’t measure anything. Smh)
TADAAAA! I got immediately to work with my scissors and my handy dandy staple gun. I pulled, and tacked, and creased, and cut, and felt pretty good about the results.
Now, I did say this was my first find, but not the first completed project. In between the find and the fabric selection, I bought this little treasure at an estate sale…
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this. Like I said earlier, I had repurposed some pieces from other areas of my house, and had a little book shelf and an odd little table where my coffee maker barely fit. I wanted this to replace both, and look more uniform with what was already in the room. Ready to see what I did with it???
I know what you are saying, “Kellie, we’ve already seen your posts online”, BUT, you didn’t know the stories behind them, so I thought I’d share. You’re welcome!😆 🤣
So, that has been a little of what I’ve been doing on my last couple of weekends, amongst a few other things that I’ll be sharing soon, so be sure to come back.
Here’s a sneak peak at an upcoming creation.
Praying you have a great week full of blessings, and remember, Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!
This past weekend, I was blessed to be able to spend time away with my husband and ALL of my children. It was great to be together, but there were also some difficult times. Just because we were on a “vacation” of sorts, doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly. Sibling spats still happen, a bit of fussing & bickering still go on, & unfortunately, parenting still has to be done. Now, I’m sure, you all know exactly what I mean, and I know some of you are nodding in agreement right now.
Social media has us believing that people are out there, living their best lives without a care in the world, and some maybe are, and that’s great, but let’s be real, Mamas…. it be hard out there sometimes.
I say all that to say, sometimes, we need a bit of guidance from The Good Book! The BIBLE! Remember that song you sang in VBS? ” B I B L E, Yes! That’s the book for me!” I remember myself so vividly, sitting in the front pew at Hood Street Church, getting ready to go upfront and sing with my class, “Father Abraham, had many sons, and many sons had Faaaather Abraham….” Oh, the good ole carefree days! 😆
Ok, so now I’m “squirrel’ing” (done got distracted by nostalgia)
I had been wanting and seeking a way of submerging myself in His word, and wanted to have some girlfriends of mine join me, so I started a virtual Bible study in order to do just that. A group of ladies that could help hold each other accountable for digging deeper in order to grow closer to Him. Give yourself the opportunity to have that quiet time in the word daily with everything already laid out for you. Do you want to join us? Do you need that PUSH, that JUMPSTART to get you going? I’d love to have you, and who knows, if you’re local, there may be opportunities to meet up in person from time to time. There’s always a reason to eat or have coffee, right?
If you are in fact interested, leave me a comment below, or reach out to me via Facebook or Instagram. Be Blessed, and remember what I always say, “Don’t just talk about it, Be about it!”
Good Morning! I pray you all have had a great weekend, and if you had President’s Day off, I hope you got some much needed rest in. I know I did!
Today’s post is super sweet, because I get to share my brand new baby nephew with you all. My sweet SIL sent me the newborn photo shoot photos……and BE STILL MY ❤️! To my little blog family, I introduce to you, Stanley “Lee” David!
Is he not the most precious little nugget? He is the first born of my “Baby” brother, who lives in NC. I can’t wait to get to hold and snuggle him. My mom was fortunate/able to get to go out and spend a couple of weeks when he was first born, (#grandmalife) but Auntie has, ya know, a pesky job and a whole bunch of folks in her house to see to, so I have to wait a little while. 😆
Ya’ll! Look at that caption! My SIL texted me, “He said he loves you already.” Awww! Auntie will see you soon, Sweetie Pie!
Its Friday, Yall! I don’t know about you, but this weekend is calling my name! After last week’s Winter Blast, and this entire week being beautiful, I am ready to do some outside hangin’!
This sign I saw online really tickled me! #typicaltexas
Am I right???
One of the things that’s got me excited about the weekend is the Superbowl & the Halftime show. I mean, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, MJB? I am a huge football fan, but an even bigger fan of nostalgia. I know they are about to “Bring It” on Sunday!
My Four-Legged Chirren Chronicles: So, as you can see, Nugget is not all to pleased with her brother invading her space. (That is her side of the Crib) I guess Boogie forgot to ask for permission to cuddle. All he knows is it was cold outside. #snugglewather
Not allowed in the kitchen, so the camp out spot is at the VERY edge. #always begging #pretendstobesenile
Sweet Little Buttercup. Have you ever been in the company of a guinea pig? I NEVER thought I would be, because 1. Eeewww, and 2. They are rat-like, but I must admit, Buttercup is pretty sweet. Kori takes great care of her, and they seem to have quite the little bond. When she talks to her, I swear she is talking back!
Well folks, that was a bit random, but it’s all I’ve got for this Friday. Until next time.
Today’s post is all about my girls, the Teacup Ladies! We are a women’s group that started out as a Women’s Ministry at church many years ago, and has blossomed into friendships that’ll last a lifetime! There are some that have a little deeper connection than others, and some are related to each other, but all in all, we ALL come together with a Sister’s in Christ bond like no other!
We try to get together every couple of months or so, and it’s typically whoever can join, because we have a full understanding that not everyone can make it to everything. With living all over the DFW Metroplex, we like to venture to different areas around town, and this time, we chose an overnight hotel stay in Grapevine, TX. We did a little shopping, a bit of eating, and a whole BUNCH of hangin’! Quality time…
As you can see, we had a ball together. We tried some new things, had a few thrift store adventures, (“SAAAANDYYYYYY”) and all around enjoyed each other’s company. Next up…..Murder Mystery Theater!
Good Monday Morning, Friends! It’s already about to be February! Can you believe it? 2022 is just trucking on along.
I’m back to share a little “Goings Ons” with you all. Nothing particularly exciting, but hey, this is my life. I ain’t mad at a low-key existence.
Last weekend, me and my girl Yo got together for a little brunch and thrifting. It’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to sync up our schedules to make What We Do work! Yolanda was actually the one that got me hooked on the “Cheap Treasure Hunt”, as I call it. You can find some great things in a thrift store. She looked up a new one for us to try, and they had what they called, The Boutique” section, LOL. This was their area that had new with tags items. We right away recognized them as JCP overstock. And yes, before you even ask, I scored me and my daughters a couple of A.N.A. sweaters at $3 each!
This past weekend, me and my “little” girls went out for breakfast and a little shopping. I snapped these pictures while they were talking over the menu…
The picture with the 2 of them tickles me. Drew is always giving Kori a side eye. Like she’s the big sister and knows more. She is a Hot Mess! (Kori is wearing one of the “Boutique” sweaters, btw. 😆)
Just one last piece of randomness…My sweet husband, who has never been a tea drinker, has started a little tradition of us all drinking a cup of hot tea in the evening after dinner. Who’d of thunk, that this big hunk of a man would take to drinking Vanilla Chai or Chamomile tea in the evenings with his family. He is a sucker for making new traditions, and that man loves us BIG! Thank God for him!
Thats all I’ve got for this version of Monday Musings, but will be back on Thursday with another installment of Be About It Thursdays! Until next time…
Today is Thursday, and we’re almost to the weekend, so I thought that for my Weekend Warriors, I would share an organizational project/idea with you all. This is something I plan to do every week, so be ready. You’ll have this evening and Friday to prep, then bust it out on Saturday or Sunday. Well, let’s say Saturday, because Sunday is FOOTBALL!!! Sound like a plan? Let’s go!
This was one of my simplest, yet most popular projects to date. I purchased some command hooks and bins from the Dollar Tree (Now Dollar Twenty-five Tree 😆) and started condensing and throwing out/giving away old or unused items. It took me less than 30 minutes and $10. That’s it. Sweet & Simple!
One of my absolute favorite things to have happen, is when I inspire a clean out. I had a client send me the above pictures documenting her pantry purge. From her emptying eveything out so she could start from scratch, to her actual shopping trip for supplies. She texted me with questions along the way, and was excited to report that she was able to clear out all expired nonsense, and condense some items that were taking up space. #Getitgirl
Do you have any areas you need to tackle, and just need a little guidance from an Organizing Professional like myself? Please feel free to reach out to me. We can chat for a few minutes, or you can book me for one hour increments. This is something that I am truly passionate about, and I would love to help you love your space again.
It has been an eventful few months, and I know I have been M.I.A., but I’m back to share, what I’m hoping to be, a weekly installment of “Monday Musings”.
A little bit of what we’re doing, things that have happened, and upcoming adventures we will take. So buckle in, because here we go…
Back in November, my Sister-in-Law and I embarked on a Hogwarts Adventure in Orlando, FL.
The world of Harry Potter is one that activates my nerdy side, and is always fun to delve into. So when Natasha told me about a group that she follows on IG that has a package you can purchase for after hours access, I said, “Let’s do it!”
Our hotel was great, and had everything we needed. They even provided busses for us to get to and from the park. That alone was great, because parking at the parks is usually $40+.
Our food and drink were unlimited, and ride lines were short. There was even one time when we were the only two people to ride one of the rides!
Our passes were for 2 nights, so we got to enjoy every bit of both sides of Universal Studios.
It was definitely a weekend to remember….especially for a Potter Fan!