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.

Monday, April 20, 2015

You are...

In case you need a reminder today......

You can print out a PDF or JPG copy HERE
Happy Monday friends!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hello Fresh ROCKS

A few weeks ago a sweet friend posted about something 
called Hello Fresh on FB.
I had never heard of it so I clicked on the link
 and it sounded GREAT so I ordered. 
We've been using it for several weeks now and we LOVE it so!

So what is Hello Fresh?
It's a meal subscription service that sends you fresh food each week along with great, simple, healthy recipes. Three meals for either two or four people per week.

How does it work? 
1. They create great, healthy recipes. You pick from the choices for the week.
2. They do the shopping for you.
3. They ship it to your door.
4. You make the meals using their easy to follow recipes.

So why do we love it?
It is so stinkin' easy. THEY DO THE SHOPPING FOR YOU. Seriously. Everything you need for each recipe is in the box and arrives at your door in a box full of ice packs.  The only thing I've ever had to use is olive oil. That's it.

I don't throw away lots of extra food. Often a recipe will call for a small amount of something but I have to buy a bunch and end up throwing the extra away and I hate that. Like if a recipe calls for two green onions I have to buy a whole bunch and end up throwing the extra away.  With Hello Fresh they send me exactly what I need with no extra. I love that!

The meals are healthy and YUMMY! I don't know about you but I get in such a rut sometimes- cooking the same old thing. Their recipes are awesome and we've loved absolutely everything we've made. And the portions are awesome- not skimpy.  My husband is a healthy eater and he has been completely satisfied with each meal.

They get us to try things we might not normally try. I am not a big fan of veggies at all but I've even tried some things I never would have and loved them. I've also tried some spices I never would have but since they were included, we did and loved them.

The recipes are easy to follow and take 30-40 minutes at the most.  They have step by step directions (with pictures) that tell you exactly what to do.  They are super time saving and dish saving!  One night I roasted some tomatoes on a pan in the oven and when they came out, the recipe said to put the fish on that same pan- so I only had to clean one pan! Less dishes always is better!

At first glance it may seem expensive but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it's really a good deal and is actually less than we wold spend if we ate out three times.

If you want to learn more check out the video below, check out the Hello Fresh website and if you are interested in trying it out you can use this coupon code: Y3GX9X for $40 off your first box! For two that means the first box is only $29!

Here are a few pics of the meals from our boxes:

{how cute is that tiny little bottle?}

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It is Well Boxes

It is Well Boxes {named after the beautiful song It is Well } 
is an idea that God put on my heart several months ago. 
And yet I ignored it. 
Okay maybe not ignored. 
I thought about it but did nothing with it. 
It seems like there are so many people battling serious illnesses 
and so many people who have suffered the loss of a loved one 
and my heart just breaks for them.
 I just kept thinking....what can we do to bring them a little hope and joy? 
I kept thinking...someday, when I have more time I'll come up with a plan. 
{Like that is ever going to happen?}
But God kept bringing the idea to mind and so recently, 
with the input of some of my sweet friends, the idea is becoming a reality! 

What is an It is Well box? 
Surprise gift boxes put together with lots of love and prayer and mailed anonymously to folks battling a serious illness or who have suffered the loss of an immediate family and need a reminder of God's love and comfort. They will be full of comforting items and point to the hope we have in Jesus. Think of it as a secret surprise from God to brighten the day of someone who needs it so! 

Many of the things in the boxes- printables, scripture cards, bookmarks- I will make or have friends create but a few will cost money. At this time we would like to purchase socks from the fabulous Notes to Self Socks company, mailing envelopes, 
and postage to mail the packages. 
{I contacted the Notes to Self Socks company and they are willing 
to give me 25% off if I place an order of 50 or more because they loved the idea! They ROCK!}

How can you help? 
1. PRAY: Please pray that God would direct us in every detail 
of these boxes including what should go in them and to whom we need to send the boxes. 

2. Financial Support: Would you consider helping us financially to 
bless some sweet, hurting people? Every donation, small or large, 
will help and will go directly towards the It is Well boxes- 
once the small Go Fund Me percentage is taken! 
 The more we get donated, the more we will be able to add to the boxes 
and the more boxes we will be able to send!
You can donate HERE

3. Physical Help: If you live in the BCS area and want to help 
by putting together the packages, comment below 
and I'll let you know when we gather to put them all together. 
We would love to have you help us!

4. Item Donation: If you have something you'd like to contribute to the It is Well boxes, please let me know! 

God is so good and faithful. 
I posted about this last night on Facebook 
and we are already almost halfway to our first goal!