Life Summer

Summer Vacation Week 6

front porch

Normally after I have a terrible week, I fall into a week of analyzing all that I have and realizing that instead of worrying I should be intensely thankful . It’s a vicious cycle but I believe inventory needs to be taken often. I’m good for falling into the depths of despair for minimal, materialistic things while others are faring with much less. It’s a normal process of life and I’m sure many of you do it. In EVERYTHING there is something to be grateful for.

Much of this week was spent pointing out minute details telling the children why they should be thankful! I’m pretty sure they think I am crazy….I just might be but they’ll know after last week that lights, food, clothing etc. isn’t free and they are blessed.

We stayed close to home last week, trying to keep the tab as low as possible to make sure Disney World gets all the money so we played outside, did some reading, and crafts. Every time somebody complained about being bored I threatened Disney and they heard a mouthful about being thankful….by Tuesday they got it.

I have been eyeing pallet projects on Pinterest and found my way over to my neighborhood Habitat ReStore and purchased a few for $2 a piece. I think I need 2 more.


I’m shooting for this

pallet bench


July 4th we kicked it with the homies and family over food and fellowship.I had a great time, my Soror/Friend Antonette had me jumping double dutch. I kind of sort of still have it!

Saturday we did a little pre- back to school shopping. Ventured out to JCPenney’s, Ross, and Old Navy. It’s about that time and while I hadn’t anticipated doing shopping this early Winter shirts that were $35 marked down to $4.97 with an extra 25% off will have you stocking up!

So nothing to call home about this week. We’ll be heading to Orlando on Tuesday. Sure there will be a lot to share on next weeks recap.

How is your Summer going?


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    July 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hope you guys have a safe and fun trip to Orlando. We’ll be making that trip in November for me to attend the WOW Summit and to take the kids to Disney. Looking forward to your tips on Disney as I hear it can get overwhelming fast if you don’t plan.

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    July 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I’m all about reminding myself to be grateful even if the situation/person is being a pain in the…there’s a reason for everything. I’m excited for you guys, I guarantee everyone will love Disney. It’s the happiest place on Earth lol 🙂 We’re headed down to Sea World next month. When you said pallet project I was like huh? but that’s a really cute/resourceful idea!

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    July 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I’m so excited for your guys and Disney!!! I can’t wait to hear about your trip! We are headed to San Francisco in two weeks. I’m not even halfway ready…..

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    July 7, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Ok, now I’m inspired. I’ve been wanting to tackle a pallet project forever!

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    Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    July 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Summer is going pretty good over here. I was nervous. This being the first summer of me being at home was stressing me out. We are more than making it work and that makes me happy!

    I love the things I’m seeing people do with palettes. I want to jump on the band wagon but we don’t have enough outdoor space for one. more. thing.

    Where can one find winter shirts marked down that low?

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    July 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I of course am ready for summer to be over. My 4th was so low key & I took a mental health day off from work today so I can get myself together for the work week. I need a on the porch with my journal and a glass of wine day badly.

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