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!!

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: Monday, April 6

 

Outside is: Beautiful. The sun is cracking over the horizon painting shades of soft tangerine through the quiet blue of the leaving night as the dark rain clouds start to roll in.

 

I can smell:My coffee. Today I added bit of cocoa to it to make a cheap mocha!! LOL!!

 

In the oven for dinner: We are having tortellini for dinner tonight. All that with a light salad, topped with hard boiled eggs, and some fruit. Yummy!!

 

What I have been thinking about:  I feel so blessed. I have a husband whom I love to the depths of my soul. I have children who amaze me with their thoughts and dreams, and then they go out there and accomplish them! I have a home, a full fridge, friends, ministry and so much more!! I am so thankful for it all. I am most thankful for my Savior. He has delivered me from darkness that surrounded me and held me captive in the waiting room for hell and blessed me in His goodness with all this and so much more! God is good all the time, and all the time, God is GOOD!!

 

The project I am working on: I am getting fabric together to start the girls making some baby quilts. Sewing Lessons for the girlies!! We are going to be working on them this summer again. I have been so blessed too!! I have a friend who has been giving me her left over fabrics! The fabric is absolutely perfect too!! They are all child oriented pink, blue and greens!! This year the quilts will be so much more friendly to my pocketbook!!

 

Mood today: I am pleasantly mellow at the moment. I am telling you Coffee, Young Living Essential Oils and a whole ton of Jesus make the world such a better place!!

 

What I am reading: Inner Transformations Using Essential Oils: Powerful Cleansing Protocols for Increase Energy and Better Health I am starting a cleanse with some of my girlies very soon. We are going to cheer each other on and see if we can get our bodies in the best health we can!! Spring is the time for new beginings!!

 

School Stuff: I am putting together some lessons about Israel right now. We are going to learn some of the geography of the area and types of people. I have a friend who just came back from there a month ago and has some amazing stories and pictures to share with us! We also just finished studying the Sader. I thought that was appropriate since we just had passover.

 

Picture to share: My baby girl’s new favorite shirt from #TT&Twins !!

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Love This Small Business!!

I am doing a shameless plug for my friend’s business/ministry :)

Her company is TT&TWINS.

They make Jesus shirts!!

Here is one that I have for Belle.

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Isn’t that so cute??

Love did make her!!

Here is another shot of her:

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I just so love these shirts!!

Okay so here is TT& Twins March Special.

Love it!!

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“HE. HAS. RISEN!!!!! 

AH! I am so very very excited to share our latest raglan and March’s Shirt of the Month. Just in time for Easter!! 

Spread the word!! Shout it from the mountain tops. Shout it from brightly colored raglan tee’s – 

HE. HAS. RISEN!!!!

Just as He said. 

 

 

Available Sunday, March 1st. “

Aren’t those the cutest shirts to end up in resurrection baskets?

You should be able to click anywhere on the print above and get to her shop, but if not here it is:

http://www.ttandtwins123.com/collections/all

This is a great Christian small business that I support.

It is run by a wonderful Christian wife/mother/friend who had an idea, trusted in the Lord, and has taken off on an amazing adventure!! I hope you love this company as much as I do!!

Have a blessed day my friends!!