My husband and close friends tell me that I have lots of words. Lots and lots of words. They’re right. But I’m at a bit of a loss for words in expressing gratitude for the prayers on behalf of my brother and sister-in-law and our family. We are at the beginning of quite a faith journey with his emergency surgery to remove 99% of a large brain tumor last week. The stats are not in his favor, and yet, today the neurosurgeons are reviewing again his test results. At this moment they see no cancer cells. As a family, we’ve walked similar journeys and are well aware that these daily updates can be quite up and down. We are rejoicing in this report and the answer to hundreds, even thousands, who are praying on his behalf. If you are interested in continued updates on Andy, you can follow my facebook page where I am posting them as they are received.
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Do y’all look forward to the cozy layering this time of year? The sweaters, scarves and boots? They really do come in handy when our bodies seem to add a few extra layers, aka the muffin top, with all the amazing holiday foods. From Halloween candy to the Thanksgiving feast and Christmas cookies, it’s a season full of rich food traditions. For those dealing with food allergies, it can be even tougher, because indulging here and there can bring way more complications than a few extra pounds. If you find yourself in this growing group, or hosting some who are, then you don’t want to miss this post. Because today I’m sharing some hope for the holiday menu when you have food allergies.
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Well, this is it! Today is the Mission Organization | The Closet Makeover Reveal and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. We kicked off this series three weeks ago with an intro to the 3 bloggers collaborating on this series – Tori at Mess to Blessed, Amanda at Life on the Bay Bush and myself. The first week we focused on purging our closets of all sorts of things – clothes that no longer fit, Santa beards, bouncy seats, Ellie Mae wigs … all sorts of things. Then last week we each shared a few of the DIYs and closet tips we planned to implement. And today, like hours ago, Tori and Amanda shared their closet makeovers while I finished up a few things. So here I am, late to the party, but still arriving with some pictures and highlights to share with you of my closet.
If you’re new to So Much Moore from Tori or Amanda’s blog, then welcome! I’m glad you stopped by and hope you find some inspiration for your own closet rescue … not that any of us needs such a thing, right?
It seems summer schedules are just packed full of adventure, aren’t they? Some days it becomes a bit much for a Mama to keep up with.
And suddenly it dawns on her that these adventurous schedules will bring more crissing and crossing than intersecting. Us Mamas simply must have the intersecting for things to be right deep down in our souls. It’s how we’re wired.
Even if the intersecting is only for a snippet of hours. It’s still quite necessary. So much so that we’re willing to travel for it. And we may even be able to convince others to tag along. Though I must say, it usually isn’t a hard sell.
That’s exactly what our next handful of hours will look like. An early morning drive through the mountains with the hubby and the sisters taking turns behind the wheel. With plenty of snacks and anticipation to make the time pass by right quickly, I’m sure.
All for a highly anticipated late afternoon and evening with our camp counselor boy. To see his face, meet his new friends, hug his neck and hear just a few of his stories. It’s sure to be a late night that won’t last nearly long enough, followed by an early morning hike up Rattlesnake Mountain and the promise of “the most spectacular sunrise you’ve ever seen, mom! Honest!”
And back into the car to head home again, with hearts full of moments to treasure until the end of this summer’s adventures. I’m sure there will be a few tales from the two who stayed behind and the ever faithful furball too.
So if you’re looking for me, I’ll be right here. At this intersection we’ve created. This place where we’ve pushed the pause button on the crissing and crossing for a matter of hours to soak up a bit of together.
And next summer? I’m sure it will bring more than it’s fair share of adventure too. They always do, don’t they?
What sort of adventures are you up to this weekend?
So this happy little countdown popped up in my text messages this morning…
I can pretty much count on an update every few days between now and then too. Let’s just say, anticipating is one of this girl’s spiritual gifts. And yes, I do realize that it really isn’t a spiritual gift, it’s just that she takes it as seriously as one.
With that little text and a follow-up phone call, it’s official … our oldest girl and her husband are moving home. Technically, it’s home to her and “new home” to him. We never could have imagined such a thing a few short years ago. But here we are!
I find myself doing some ADD waffling between blogging and home purging and pinning inspiring ideas for finishing the basement and “hey, I haven’t checked IG for awhile” and… You feel my pain, right? I just know you do!
Today is a good day to reign in all the random thoughts and settle on a priority list for the next 38 1/2 days. In the meantime, Here are a few of the inspiring things I’ve been pondering lately …
If you are not familiar with her blog, then you simply must check out all the awesome DIY projects she has done.
And we could use some of the money we save to buy some awesome rugs to cozy up the space. Let’s just go with that logic, m’kay?
As I’m perusing basement options, this handy little checklist from Jessica at Jersha & Dup shows up to help make the house purging a little more systematic. I’m using the KonMari method, modified to fit our needs and beliefs.
But, before the purging I probably need to do a little more pinterest research, right? Ah yes, some cool ideas for an open shelving kitchenette wall …
I’m almost always up for a chalkboard wall. The possibilities with them are so limitless and fun!
Aaaaaand then a new IG picture appears about the upcoming Haven Conference in Atlanta that I can hardly wait to attend.
If you’re interested in home blogging, then check out their blog and maybe I’ll see you there too!
In the meantime, I’ll be combing the internet for more inspiration, or blogging, or remodeling the basement, or just cleaning it out or ….