Sunday Sheep Ponderings – October 25, 2015


Pondering on the little things today…

There are a handful of big days in our lives…our sweet sixteen, our wedding day, the birth of a child or grandchild. While those days are pretty amazing, it’s the little things that make me want to pinch myself and say “is this real?” Continue reading

Sunday Sheep Ponderings – October 18, 2015


We will miss you our Sweet Belle…

(Picture taken 13 years ago)

Pondering on mountaintops and valleys this morning, which seems appropriate while enjoying a weekend in the mountains with my special people. As a mom of 5 older children, who have their own busy lives, the moments set aside to just to “be” with each other are very rare. Last night was one of those beautiful and highly treasured moments. Continue reading

How to Make “White” Warm and Cozy

One comment I get all the time from people who come by the Shady Grove is “With white walls, white floors, white furniture, white cabinets, white ceilings… it still feels so warm and cozy!”

I’m not a professional decorator but I just know if something “feels” right…you know what I mean?  I love a clean and clutter free house but I want it to feel like a home.  I try to keep all the big ticket items in my home as neutral as possible because I tend to get tired of things quickly.  How can I change things up easily and on a budget?  I have found that fabric is the key!  I have tried to incorporate soft pillows, quilts and curtains in my decor to help add some softness and personality.

Let’s look at some of the areas of the Shady Grove where pillows have not only added some pops of color but some much needed softness.

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Sunday Sheep Pondering – October 11, 2015


There are many symptoms of an illness. The symptoms…not feeling accepted, not feeling loved, self loathing, depression, insecurity, addiction, arrogance, judgement….fear! These are simply symptoms and not the source of the illness.
I believe this illness began in the garden, long before you or I became flesh. We were created for face to face relationship with God, our creator. He fashioned us and formed us in HIS image…we are NOT a mess up, a mistake, something that needed a makeover…we are “VERY GOOD”!!! You see, a beautiful sunset, a perfect rose, a family of dolphins dancing through the sea…He called all of them GOOD. But as for YOU, as for ME, as for ALL humanity…He said that we are VERY GOOD!

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Everything Home Magazine Premiers November 1, 2015

Everything Home Magazine

I am so excited to be a part of a brand new emagazine and I want to tell you all about it!!!

Everything Home is a digital monthly home decor (& more) magazine written by your favorite bloggers & Instagram friends. First issue coming

November 1,2015!

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Before and After of the Shady Grove

I ran across some pictures of the Shady Grove as it looked when we first “knew” it was going to be our home.  It was a new construction but after the builder went into bankruptcy and the house sat in a state of disrepair for quite some time…it was a little rough around the edges.  No biggie….we chose to see the diamond in the rough!  Isn’t that what the Lord does with us? Continue reading