Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Dare You

I'm reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan {SO SO SO good!} and came across this short video of him talking about Proverbs 30: 7-9 which says:

Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Such a great prayer.......but how challenging is that?
To pray only for "my daily bread"?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Thanksgiving Wish for you............

May your day be full of

sweet family and friends
your favorite foods
yummy desserts
lots of laughter
sweet memories of those not with you today
a little bit of football
a good nap
someone to wash the dishes for you
a happy heart
full of gratitude to the one who is the giver of all blessings!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I saw this quote on Pinterest {Pinterest = CRACK} 
a few weeks ago and I've been thinking of it every since. 

It's so true, isn't it? 
We all have people in our lives that we are at times tempted to give up on. 

It may be that student that you have worked with over and over and 
over and over again that you think will never "get it"!

It may be a family member, it may be a friend, it may in fact be YOU!

But....miracles DO happen every day! 
So here's a reminder that we should NEVER give up!!!

Never Give Up on Anyone

Friday, November 18, 2011


I don't know about you but it's been a loooooong week
and I am pooped. 

I needed a little encouragement today so I made this little reminder about gratitude. 
It's one of my favorite quotes of all time!
Happy weekend y'all! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Diet Cupcakes?

Diet Cupcakes?
Doesn't that seem like two words that contradict each other? 

Over the past few weeks I've seen lots of pins about cupcakes using a diet soda and a cake mix so tonight Madison and I decided to try it!

I used a Funfetti cake mix and 1 1/2 cups of Diet 7UP- 
mixed together in the mixer. 

Baked at 350 for 18-20 minutes and  
we had 12 super yummy, super moist cupcakes! 

I seriously don't know if anyone would notice 
the lack of eggs and oil! 
So so so so so good and super easy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Today I am thankful for.................

Many of my friends are listing something they are thankful for each day in November on Facebook and I just love reading what they write. 

I started thinking that it would be neat to make a printable that could be placed in a frame to write on again and again during the month of November.  

Wouldn't this be fun to put on the dinner table
or in your classroom? 
It would also be a great, inexpensive gift to 
give to a friend or family member! 
{Dollar Store frame + dry erase marker}

Friday, November 4, 2011


My sweet friend Dory is once again going to Guatemala on a mission trip this January.  
Although I can't go with her {which makes me so sad}, 
I'm helping her out by selling t-shirts that we designed. 

The t-shirts come in both black v-neck and black crew neck. 
The writing will be white except for the word LOVED, which will be in aqua. 
Wouldn't these make a fabulous Christmas gift? 

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, just print out the order form below and mail it to me by November 26th.  If you don't live nearby, just email me at and I'll let you know about shipping costs! 
2011 Shirt Flyer- Shannon