Monday, August 31, 2015

September Scripture Writing Plan

Happy September!  
Below is the September Scripture Writing Plan! 

You can print your own copy HERE.

Sending your Child to College is like Sending your Heart Away

Sending your child away to college is hard y'all. 
It's like sending your heart away and it's hard not to worry
that you won't be there when they need you. 

So last year when my sweet girl left for college, 
I bought a bunch of cards, wrote in them, labeled them 
(For when you are sad, For when you are sick, 
For when you need a reminder you are loved, etc)
 and put them in a box tied with a bow. 
(Hobby Lobby has a great selection of cards 
that are perfect for this and don't cost a ton!)

My mama did this for me when I went away to Baylor too
and I remembered how much I loved them. 
Because as much as I loved college, 
there were times when I so missed my mama
and those cards were a sweet reminder of her. 

 I placed the box in Madison's drawers to find later. 
I wasn't sure if she read them but when we were 
unpacking her things in her new apartment last weekend, 
I saw the box. 

When she saw me holding the almost empty box- she asked. 
"You are going to write me some more cards, right?" 
So of course I did. 
And as I wrote in them today I thought of how much my mama 
would have loved me carrying on this tradition. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Randomness on a Wednesday Morning

How cute are these? 
This set of four glasses can be used to encourage conversation
 at the table with your family!
So stinkin' cute! 
You can purchase them HERE.  

Do you or someone you know struggle with not using their phone while driving? 
Then this free app is for you! 
Drive BeeHive allows you to pair with another user as either their Sponsor or Driver. The Sponsor enters a reward and a total # of miles needed for the Driver to reach that reward. 
Before Driving the driver opens Drive BeeHive and goes on their way. A lock screen will appear on the phone and will count the driver's "Safe Miles". So long as the phone isn't used behind the wheel the driver will earn those miles for that trip - Use the phone and your miles are reset back to zero! Once the Driver reaches their goal, their sponsor will be notified to release their reward.

Learn more about the app HERE
and download it HERE

Begins Sept. 8- October 6th 

You can purchase the book HERE
and sign up for the study HERE

Here's a description of the book: 
Ever just wish the world would stop for a day so you could catch up?
No matter how hard women work or how much they accomplish in a day, there's lingering anxiety and guilt over what they didn't do. But do we really have more to do than the women who came before us? Maybe not.
In Taming the To-Do ListGlynnis Whitwer exposes a seismic shift in society: from one in which most of us were proactive to one in which we carry the burden of having to respond-- to every email, text, tweet, and message we receive. This creates a cycle where everyone else sets the priorities for our days rather than us directing our own lives. The result? We procrastinate, putting off the important stuff for later while we tend to the "urgent" stuff right now.
It's time to take back your schedule!
Taming the To-Do List addresses this significant change in how we manage our time and the issue of procrastination from a woman's point of view. It addresses the common household tasks many women put off, like doing housework and scheduling doctor's appointments, and moves on to the larger, more life-impacting delays of dreams and goals. Combining practical, easy-to-apply advice with solid research and biblical truth, this book is a compassionate yet challenging message of hope for those struggling to choose their best work over busy work.
I just signed up because boy do I need this!  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Scripture Writing Plan

Happy August! 
Below is the August Scripture Writing Plan! 

You can print your own copy HERE.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Randomness

How is it already the end of July? 
Holy guacamole! 
I always have these grand intentions of blogging more in the summer- and yet that never seems to happen. I work for a school district but I'm a year round employee so summer is the busiest time of year for me because I'm working on tons of projects including a big event on August 18th!
I think just about every day...I need to blog that and yet clearly have failed to do so.  

So here are a few of my favorite things this summer: 

Anything by Jennie Allen:
Doing a summer bible study with some sweet friends and it is FABULOUS! 
We are doing Anything by Jennie Allen. It is stepping ALL over my toes but I love it!  
The videos are FREE and online and I truly recommend it! 

I'm loving the group of ladies and we are even doing a craft/art activity after each Bible study session and it's been so fun! It reminds me of what I bet it used to be like when ladies had quilting bees! It's been such a fun time of conversation and fellowship! 

Takeya Pitcher & their AWESOME tea:
My sweet friend Sherri told me about this great tea pitcher so I ordered
 one and I SO love it because you make, serve, and store it all in the same place!
The pitcher has an air tight lid and is tall and skinny so 
it fits in the door of the fridge or can be laid down on a shelf!
Here's how it works: 
1. POUR: For best results, choose your favorite pre-measured Iced Tea packet and pour into the tea infuser. 2. BREW: Pour hot water into the pitcher, filling halfway. Twist tea infuser into the lid then lower infuser into the pitcher. This will make a concentrated brew. 3. FLASH CHILL:Remove tea infuser and detach from lid. Fill pitcher to the top with ice, seal the lid then shake for 30 seconds. Tea will be diluted to the perfect strength.

My good friends know I LOVE LOVE LOVE my laminator and use it ALL the stinkin' time! 
The one I have is one sale today for 59% off! It is AWESOME!
Normally $80, it's on sale for only $33!

Doing a fundraiser for my precious friend J battling cancer for the third time 
by selling this super cute Be the Light shirt! 
It comes in both v-neck and crew neck and in 5 different colors!
If you are interested in helping support this sweet mama of two, click the link HERE

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Scripture Writing Plan

Wow! It's July? 
The summer is FLYING by 
and I can't believe we are already in July! 

Below is the July Scripture Writing Plan! 
You can print your own copy HERE.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Blame Game

I love Brene Brown! 
Her Ted Talks, her books, her wisdom. 

I came across this short video of hers on Blame 
and loved it so much that I had to share it. 

Are you a blamer? 
Hi my name is Shannon and I am a blamer. 

Here's another I also love, Empathy. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Be our Guest

My super fabulous BFF is here for a visit- Woo HOO!
As I got ready for her and her sweet girls to arrive 
I decided to make and frame a little wi-fi network sign that included our password.  

I made it an editable PDF that's a 4 x 6 if you'd like to make one for your home!

You can download a copy HERE

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Scripture Writing Plan

Happy June! 
It's sweet summer time- time to slow down. 
A perfect time to start a scripture writing plan!

Below is the plan for June!

You can print your own copy HERE.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Teacher Dreams of Summer

Monday, May 18, 2015

Choose your Pants

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Scripture Writing Plan

How can it possibly be MAY already? 

Below is the May Scripture Writing Plan! 

I love writing the verses each day and it is so awesome how
the verses of the day are EXACTLY what I need to read. 
Even if I am a day off {which I almost always am} they seem to be spot on. 
God is so great to provide exactly what we need, 
exactly when we need it!

You can print your own copy HERE.