Morning Friend!

I have my cup of coffee in hand.

I know it has been a while and we have a bit to catch up on!

 

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday December 30…New year’s Adam is today.

 

Outside is: BRRRRRR!!! If you are a Southern California girl like me, waking up to 35 degrees as you open the door for your husband to head off to work and your house is 59….this is cold!!!

 

I can smell:My coffee and the cinnamon smell of Thieves in my diffuser.

 

In the oven for dinner: We are having what I call Country Bake. I chop up veggies (in big bite size cuts) like potato, zucchini, onion, carrot, bell pepper and yellow squash. I put them in a large Pyrex and drizzle them with olive oil. Then crush some garlic cloves, usually 3 because I like garlic, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. Then I take my hands and just massage it all together. Cover the dish with foil and put it in the oven for an hour at 350. Your house smells delicious and dinner is too!! Best part about this recipe is that I can prep it early in the day and then cook it when I am ready. Kind of like a crock pot but it warms my house too!!

 

What I have been thinking about: Our world had this ridiculous fascination with youth. What happened to the beauty of growing older? My grandmother was beautiful. She had her hair done every week and did herself up for my grandfather every day. My great grandmother was beautiful. She was little and tough. She had lived through the depression and raised 5 children all by herself. My great aunt was beautiful. She was a single divorced mother before it was the norm. These women lived. They did not have facelifts and botox injections. They wore their wisdom. They were beautiful women with wrinkles and gray hair. When I think of a Titus woman, I never picture a woman of 20 or 30. I picture a woman of age. A woman who has lived and has insight into living a better life, either by learning from their mistakes or showing me how the right ones can be harder but the choice I need to make. God wants us to grow into Titus women, gray haired, wrinkled and wise.

 

The project I am working on: trying in the cold to restart some cuttings from a friend’s succulent plants. I would love to have more of them in my little yard…so far they are doing okay in the pots…but I do not have a green thumb. Let’s hope this is a project I will excel at.

 

Mood today: I am full of emotions. This past month has been a whirlwind of life changing moments. I have seen God perform a miracle. I have seen the enemy try and destroy it. I have seen a friend’s husband suddenly get his invitation to live with Jesus. I have seen this family take their sorrow to The Lord and praise Him for all the time they did have with this man and for not letting him die suffering. Through all their pain they praised The King continuously.  I have been blessed with a gift from a stranger that has touched my heart so deeply. I have no words for this gift. It was tremendous and I am unworthy. I was privileged to take gifts to a beautiful family who have a ministry for foster children. Little things that were needed to get a safe in between home for these little fosters babies were collected and I was so blessed to get to drop them off. Clothes, diapers, wipes, food, pacifiers, bottles, blankets and a whole tub of brand new shirts from TT& Twins were donated to make sure these little know how loved they are by people who do not even know them. So many more Spirit filled situations I have been blessed to see come to fruit. My cup is full. I am humbled by all the Lord has shown me and let me part of these last few weeks. It is more than I could ever have learned from books and more cherished a lesson than I can say.

 

What I am reading: God’s Pursuit of Man by A W Tozer.  It is awesome. It is asking if you are truly saved. Have you been conquered by God? Has the Holy Spirit filled you so completely that you are not yourself anymore? It is a small book but if you are reading to have it change you, it will take you a while to get all the way through it.  You can find it at my favorite book site Thriftbooks by clicking here.

 

School Stuff: Belle is memorizing her times tables right now. A friend showed us  some cute songs on YouTube that make it more fun.  Becca is way ahead in her algebra!! Michael…well he hates math but is persevering through. We are getting deep into our bible studies and focusing on reading and grammar. Nothing fun in Science or Languages right now…after the first I have a few fun ideas!!

 

Picture to share: My favorite mini in one of her TT&Twins vintage shirts!!phoneables 020

Just hanging out after MOPS with her momma looking cute!!

Love it!!

Have a blessed day my friends!!

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Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Going to make this a quick post today, got tons to get started on!! Whoo hoo!

 

Outside is: Just a little bit of light blue creeping up over the horizon with speckles of white fluffy clouds lingering in the sky.

 

I can smell:My diffuser is puffing out mists of Thieves essential oil, so I have a bit of a cinnamon scent here in my room.

 

In the oven for dinner: We are having tacos!! I love tacos!! I am using left over chicken and then I am making some fish tonight to have some delicious homemade tacos with pico de gallo,white beans for a side and as an appetizer guacamole and homemade chips!

 

What I have been thinking about: I just got my new MOPS table the other day. God is so amazing. We did a random draw to figure out which girls would go to which table. Our table is so perfect for each other!! Really, these girls are all grouped together by God. It is amazing to see how as they get to know each other a little bit, that you can see how they have been lined up to help each other already. I am just so blessed to be able to be there and witness the greatness of God  at work in these girls!! I pray that I will be the mentor that they need and the Lord will bless me with the wisdom that each of these precious young momma are looking for. May the Lord make me the Titus woman that I need to be this year.

 

The project I am working on: I am going to start making some baby items for a friend who is having her precious little girl next month! I have the fabric and the ideas, now I just have to get in there and sew them together!! Babies are such a blessing I am so excited!! Oh, I forgot, one of the girls from my old MOPS table is pregnant and I need to make her a gift too!!

 

Mood today: I am just craving Jesus today! As I am typing I have a sermon playing in the background.  I have heard it a few times now. Very insightful. I just love hearing about Jesus in praise or in the Word.

 

What I am reading: I have been re-reading my Healing Oils of The Bible because I am conducting a class on them next month and I want to have all the information fresh in my mind. It is really beautiful to read about annointings and the importance of the essential oils the Lord provided for us. I suppose that means I am reading for fun not just to gather back up information in my forgetful brain. Ha ha ha!!

 

School Stuff: One thing we have been studying is the indoctrination’s happening in the great land of the United States. Really getting into studying some of the new laws the state is trying to pass too. I am sorry, but really? I think having boys and girls use the same bathroom, changing rooms and showers is way to Sodom and Gomorrah for me! You can go to privacyforall.com to read more about this if you are interested. Ugh it makes me sick all these evil laws they are trying to sneak into our state by our governor with his own agenda.

We have done basic studies too, biology, algebra, literature, bible, etc… I think history and bible are my girls favorites this year :)

 

Picture to share: My new MOPS mug :)

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Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday August 26

 

Outside is: Cloudy, muggy and there is no air movement. Ugh. Nasty weather!

 

I can smell:My delicious coffee!! It wakes me up and puts me in a better mood!!

 

In the oven for dinner: I have chicken on the menu for dinner tonight, chicken and salad. I am not loving the idea of turning on the oven for the chicken later…maybe I will have to bbq it!!

 

What I have been thinking about: Repeal SB277. I think it is a stupid law that the even more stupid Jerry Brown passed ON HIS OWN. I think it is just another step in the direction of socialism that I also do not support. I am my child’s parent not the government. I am the one who buys them clothes, cooks them dinner, educates them, keeps them safe, teaches them to be good citizens, NOT THE GOVERNMENT. When was the last time they stopped by and asked what my son’s favorite color was or how could they help him achieve his life goals faster? They have no business telling me or any other good parent, how to parent or go to jail when I have done nothing wrong to begin with. This is just their way of making parents breeders and them taking our kids and turning them into unthinking zombies to do menial tasks without question. People who question are a threat. So since I question what is in these mandatory vaccinations I have become a threat. I oppose aborted fetal tissue and metals getting pumped into my children because the government gets kickbacks when my children get a vaccination. I oppose it because GROSS that is so WRONG!!!

What about this idea.

To all my friends who are tired of hearing me talk about vaccines.

If you all sign the referendum to preserve parental choice and put this issue up for a public vote, I’ll quit posting about this. 1. just wanting to delay vaccinations-will not have a choice and 2.THE MAIN REASON – health for my children to be decided by me the one who birthed them along with my trusted physician- not by the government and big pharma. I want a choice to say no to a mandatory flu shot a choice to say no the chickenpox vaccine. A choice to provide them with nutrition and supplements to heal them when they have a cold or the flu. It is a privilege to be a parent and the government is trying to take that away. My children are not a number to me like they are to the government. They are my life. I live and breathe them. I demand a right to parent them and not let the CA government begin to strip me of my parental rights.

Stepping down off soap box now.

 

The project I am working on: MOPS!! I have been to a meeting with the other Mentor Moms and we are ready to go!! I am already lifting up my new table leader, that she will be inspired by the Lord this year. May He fill her with great joy this coming year! May she be a comfort and a blessing to all the girls at our new table. God is so good. He will place just the right girls together for us and I pray that she (the new table leader)  will be filled with wisdom and grace as this new adventure awaits us. May her life be blessed as she starts this ministry season.

 

Mood today: I am feeling anxious for some reason. I do not know why. Maybe because MOPS is starting soon? Maybe because I know I am going to get backlash from the whole supporting the repeal SB277 thing? I think not. That I am passionate about.  Off to put some calming oils on!!

 

What I am reading: Secrets of Natural Healing With Food: Wellness and Body Chemistry by Nancy Appleton

 

School Stuff: Let’s see, this week we have been just trying to focus in the sweaty heat. We have to get up early and start because it is to hot by 11:30 to do more than read for pleasure, take a nap or both!! We have been having fun learning about Gideon. Random bursts of “The Sword, of The Lord and Gideon!!” can be heard throughout the day, followed by giggles. Also in biology we have been studying hydras and medusas. You guessed it. We also have random bursts of “Hail Hydra!” since we are Marvel fans.

 

Picture to share: Someone is looking really patriotic!!

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Sunglasses: Littlesunshineshades.com

Hair accessory: @glchicshop at etsy

Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday July 2

 

Outside is: Already muggy :( Weird weather…for here. It’s hot and stormy with lightning. We are used to hot and dry.

 

I can smell:My coffee. Would not be a spectacular morning without it!! I have the windows open and can smell the heat starting to surround the house…its gonna be a steamy one!

 

In the oven for dinner: It’s too hot for dinner. Maybe tuna and toast? With a green salad on the side? Sounds light and won’t make the house sweaty!

 

What I have been thinking about:  Ugh. I am not happy with the way the world has been spinning lately. Marriage, vaccines, obamacare (little o on purpose), children being abducted into sex slavery, flag controversy, gun control, police hatered, judges/governors feeling they are gods…CRAZY! Friday was the worst. I was sad, then mad, then okay, then hurt, then confused, then irritated, then okay again, then broken hearted, then flabbergasted, then disappointed, back to okay again, then the circle would repeat.  This is so biblical, what is going on. I just wish more people would open their eyes and see!! Jesus is coming and coming SOON!! Things are backwards. What is right is now considered wrong in the world and all things wrong are celebrated. I am disgusted at the way things are happening around me. Yes, this has all been around for longer than I have been alive. I realize that. I also study history by choice and see that all the changes that are going on have habitually happened at the decline of a nation.  Not just right now, but  for centuries past this has been true. I do not think that will change here. I think we are on a downward spiral that is getting faster and faster to a great implosion. Biblically predicted over 2000 years ago and right on target. My friends, get right with the Lord ASAP!!

 

 

The project I am working on: Getting my son ready for his MAA training in a few days. Do not be confused with MMA. He will be wrestling I am sure, but he is working for his Master At Arms.  I know he was excited because so many cadets wanted this training and he got it!!  He is bummed because his best buds did not, so they won’t be training together this summer. It is still going to be good for him though, make new friends and all. This being said, why is it a project for me? I have new patches to sew on his uniform before he goes out there, paperwork to find and take with us, pick up new clothing/shoes needed for camp, haircut for him before he leaves… I only have a few more days!!!

 

Mood today: I am contemplative.  The world I live in is not the world I am living for.  My heart is repeating this over and over. Jesus use me to serve You. I know You are coming soon!!

 

What I am reading: The Bible.

 

School Stuff: Kiddos, off for a few weeks!! One week just because, one week for VBS, two weeks for camp then back to the whole school she-bang!

 

Picture to share: Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken!!!

095My daughter bought me dinner so I would not have to cook!!

Love that girl!!

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Have a blessed day my friend!

 

 

Better Than A Brand Rep

Here is the picture I posted of Belle wearing her  Little Sunshine Shades.

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I am not the photographer that my daughter is but I thought it was cute :)

Then because we are the all American family, we bought the “Freedom” Shades she sells for Belle and her besties :)

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So cute aren’t they?

I  really love her children’s glasses and I had to post some more styling pictures of Belle in them. (I had my talented daughter take them)

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067 068The first picture she is wearing the Freedom shades. In the second picture she is wearing the Simona Shades.

We were so blessed to find out that Little Sunshine Shades then named their newest eyewear after Belle!!

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You can find them here for $7!!

They are called Belle!! What an honor!!

So you know that means we will be doing more photo ops soon…wearing Belle Shades!!

Thank you Little Sunshine Shades!!

PS the Jesus is my rock and that’s how I roll dress and the Jesus never fails shirt are from tt&twins. You can find them here.

Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday, May 13

 

Outside is: Beautiful. The sun is cracking over the horizon painting shades of soft tangerine into the cloud covered morning.

 

I can smell:My coffee and my diffuser filled with drops of lemongrass. The spring colored sky inspired me to have spring scents wafting through my home this morning.

 

In the oven for dinner: We are having enchiladas. It is such an easy go to meal for me. I am about to start a crazy busy day and I can make these bad boys with my eyes closed :)

 

What I have been thinking about:  I am getting a little sad that MOPS is over.  I did not realize how much I really have come to love the girls at my table. They each have their own reason for coming and their own areas of needed growth. I was so blessed to be their Seasoned Mom. I love how God showed me how important being a Titus woman is.  I know I was there to help these girls grow. I feel my heart grew so much just being with them all. I love that I was not limited to just the girls from my table too. Other tables had INSPIRATIONAL women that I have the blessed privilege to now call my friends. Fabulous, brave women gathered to fellowship in the name of The Lord. That is what we have done and will continue to do so fiercely!!

 

The project I am working on: My son’s USNCC Division needed someone to step up and help with paperwork…Can’t let myself get bored or have time to just veg on the couch right? I am starting with 10 cadets, keeping their paperwork and orders up to date. Its not that much of a mental task as much as busy work. :)

 

Mood today: I am ready to clean out un-needed stuff. I suppose that means I am in a declutter mood? Clear out my house and my mind of unnecessary things and peace will prevail :)

 

What I am reading: I have a little book that I am grabbing in small moments to read and it is called: Who Calls Me Beautiful? Finding Our True Image in the Mirror of God by Regina Franklin.  It is really good. I just finished the Beauty By The Book bible study with Rebecca and some friends. It is by Laurie Cole and you can find it at Priority Ministries. It just follows the same ideas, that God made you beautiful. After having a baby, women have body issues with the new shape of themselves. This is just an affirmation book that your body did something incredible, God created it to do something amazing and it did! We need to stop looking at the media version of touched up perfection and refer biblically to our body’s beauty.

 

School Stuff: I am getting excited for next year!! Rebecca is going a different route than her older brother and sister. She is still going to homeschool. She is just taking different classes and is really becoming her own person in the process. I love it!! Jr is still on the path of serving our country. So we are doing as much as we can on that front. Lots of history, language and physical service for him next year. Belle is keeping me looking for fun things to plan to do! This year I want to take her to see and do more. I know her heart is to serve, just like her big sister. I am going to find more ways we can do that together :) This is going to be an super interesting year!!

 

Picture to share: My new favorite vintage store had this lovely item for sale over the weekend. No we did not bring it home.019

Lions and tigers and bears!! OH MY!!

This girl keeps life fun!! Love her!!

 

Remember to take time to stop and enjoy your cup of coffee today!!

Have a blessed day my friend!!

We Went “Egging” …just before Resurrection day

I am that momma.

I am giving out the truth of what I taught my kiddos to do.

I have taught them that at Easter time, our family  goes out and eggs friends houses.

You read that right.

I am a firm believer in egging your friends houses,

especially those with little kiddos.

So while my friends were supposed to be out and about, we egged them.

We prepped the night before…

088cute right?

Ever so quietly, we hid eggs in their yards.

103 104 105 107We left a basket for them at their front door to start the hunt,

gave them a call to let them know “we thought we saw a bunny in their yard?”

Then let the joy begin!!

Here is what the paper says:

You’ve been egged!

We hid 12 eggs in your yard. Enjoy the hunt, but don’t be discouraged when you find the empty egg. Just remember that Christ died for us and that He lived again. Just like the Egg.

We started this tradition a few years back.

It keeps Christ in the fun and it is good to bless others with joy.

Feel free to copy us and “egg” your favorite families too!!

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