Monday, October 20, 2014

I am not in control.

The following quote was shared in my bible study last week. (Children of the Day- Beth Moore)
It was one of those moments Jesus spoke right to me
with conviction, love and freedom.
I knew I needed to print & have it posted so I could be reminded every single day
and maybe this reminder can bring great freedom to you as well.

(feel free to email me if you would like me to send you this image & quote)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

So long, Summer

Looking back on our summer, the one thing I will treasure is watching these two
learn to play together.  Yes, there was yelling and pulling and tears.
But there was also lots of laughter and... "Here, fafa" - "Bubba" - "It's okay mommy, I got her"
Her little legs running so fast to the steps when she would hear Bubba wake up from his nap.
His little voice telling her a story or mimicking my directions to him back to her. 
Or trying to tempt her with one toy so he could steal the one in her hand ;)
He loves to help and she loves to do it on her own.
Sweet summer- you taught us all so much.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A few days in Chicago with Family!


Last week, my mom, sister and I packed up the car & the kiddos and drove to Chicago!  We had been planning a visit to see my aunt (mom's sister) and my three cousins for awhile and it finally worked for all of us to go together! We missed seeing my uncle but had a special time with them seeing their home, church, parks & a pumpkin patch!  They are always such an encouragement to me and a joy to be around.  Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shop the Manor

 Everyday Pitter Patter is super excited to partner with Shop the Manor
 A few of our favorite gold scarves are now being featured on this beautiful online shop!
Below are a few of the MANY pieces that I love on Shop the Manor
and I'm dying to order some Sweet Shoppe Gold Marshmallows- WOW- 
but I'm afraid I'll eat way too many!  Order some for me ;)

Also, follow along at Shop the Manor blog and check out their new One Room Challenge Posts!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorites

Camp Moxie

Softest Tee Ever!  Love my new shirt from Camp Moxie!
There are tons of adorable options in her shop- you have to check it out. 
And I love how she paired her daughter's shirt with our Leopard headwrap {here}

Here is a little excerpt from their site:

MOXIE : force of character, determination, or nerve.
Camp moxie is not just a brand it's a lifestyle. We are founded on the idea that your clothes should not only make you look good, they should make you feel good too. You can have moxie any time, any where. When you got moxie, you need the clothes to match.

Sloan & Co. 

"Pretty little things for you and your littles."
I wish I could catch Vera on video when she puts her adorable bracelets on.  She squeals with delight and then does the cutest fast wave showing off her bracelet!  Sloan & Co. has so many options for their bracelets- Halloween, Mommy & Me, Custom color styles... And how sweet would a BFF set be for your daughter and her friend's birthday!!

Want to share your favorites?
Comment below or email me...
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Get to know more Families on the Adoption Journey

The Maurer Family {}
The Hudson Family {}
The Davis Family {}
The Renner Family {}
The Frazier Family {}

Since I can't feature every family for the monthly give scarf, each month I want to share with you some links so you can get to know some more families on their adoption journey.  Maybe you want to connect with them, read their stories, or give directly to these families.  Click on the links by their names above to read more.  

Feel free to email me if you are interested in sharing your story and being featured on the blog.  I'm hoping to make this social world a little more personal by connecting you with others going through similar challenges as you and give you the opportunity to support them through encouragement or donations.  

UPDATE: the geometric print sold out within 24 hrs of this post!  

I will have the October Give Scarf restocked on Oct. 13th- so check back then!

And did you know that we have already sold out of the first {October Give Scarf Style} (Large B&W Polka Dot) and only have 1 left of the next! (Mini B&W Polka Dot) 
Once that one sells- we will switch to the geometric one shown above :)  Never imagined we would be sharing so many scarves with you.  Your generosity has blown me away and I know the Blandford family is extremely thankful.  Let's keep this going!!  

If you missed their story, you can read it {here}.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Favorites- Etsy

The first shop I want to share is called...

Modernly Mae

I'm loving these simple felted garlands.  I think they would be a fun way to add color throughout different seasons, create a unique display for a party or add texture to a wall collage!  Which one is your favorite?  I'm all about the fall colors right now...

Happy Homestead Botanicals

I'm not quite sure how I stumbled upon Mandi's Shop last year, but I ended up ordering some of her Fancy Face Oil to use as my facial cleanser... yes that's right, oils as my cleanser.  I was a little skeptical at first because I tend to have oily/combination skin.  I'm sure she can explain it a lot better- but from what I understand if you replenish your skin with good oils, it's better than stripping your skin with drying cleanser to try & remove oil... which leads to your skin over-producing the oil you were trying to dry out!

I use it to remove my makeup and to cleanse my skin in the evening.  It is so refreshing & lasts a LONG time!  Although I miss a good lather from my old cleansers, I love the fancy face oil!  I look forward to trying more of Mandi's products & I love that she creates products for women fighting breast cancer.

Want to share your favorites?
Comment below or email me...
Enjoy your weekend!