Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It’s Tuesday…Twirl and Take a Bow! 

By the beautiful Karin from Art is Beauty

Good Morning my BEAUTIES!!
Guess what time it is?

It’s time to Twirl and Take a Bow! ~
I am Karin from ART IS BEAUTY
and I am lucky enough to get to pick the features for this week’s party.
I think you will all agree that this week’s Features
are once again FABULOUS!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When to Plank and When Not to Plank

In January, my husband and I got this great idea to jump on the bandwagon and do the 30 day plank challenge. 

To be totally honest, I didn't even know what a plank was, so I Googled it and thought, “I can totally do that.”

Day one - plank for 20 seconds.

So I got down on the floor and up on my elbows and the balls of my feet. Then held the position.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow Tuesday

Welcome back for another great party! I bet that people are starting to head outside and start working on their gardens or front porches.  My brain is swirling with some new ideas. All I need is the time {don't we all}.  
Enjoy the party! Take it away, Leslie!

Friday, April 18, 2014

{Teachers Change Lives}

One of my very first students was a second grade girl named Sarah*.

She was shy. Painfully shy.

I could barely get her to say two words most days, let alone really tell if her reading was improving.

She did the work that I gave her, but oh how she struggled.

As a reading teacher I worked with her for 4 years in a row before she left to go to the middle school; however, I didn't feel I was making a difference in her life. 

And much to my despair, I would hear others say that she wasn't very smart, but not do much else in the way of going to college or having a career.

Never once did I give up on her.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lemonade Invitation and an Apology

The Front Porch Reveal

I'd like to apologize. 

You are all my friends and I have let you down. For this, I'm truly sorry.

How have I let you down, you might be asking?

Well, back in April my husband ripped the front steps off the house

I was shocked and thrilled and I got all of you excited about the possibilities too.

Then I teased you with snippets of our progress

I even gave you all our deadline for finishing our few Miner major adjustments…2 weeks.

Those 2 weeks came and went and now it's 4 months later, but still no porch pictures for you.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Inspiration and a Party
{Twirl and Take a Bow}

Here comes Peter Cottontail
hoppin down the bunny trail…

There were so many furniture makeovers and yummy recipes at last week's link up that I was torn between featuring them or Easter crafts.

I think that this week is all about the kids though, so Easter projects it is.

There are still a couple days to do some of these adorable crafts, especially if you are home with the kids for spring break. 

Hippity, hoppity
Easter’s on its way.

Enjoy the inspiration, friends!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Things to Do... 

Have you ever hiked up a mountain? 

I’ll admit, it isn't my favorite activity, but when I get to the summit there is a sense of accomplishment like no other.

At the end of this weekend I looked around my laundry room and I noticed something.

It was like the Mount Everest of dirty laundry in there.

We held a family bridal shower for my brother and his fiance, so there was little time to get down there. 

My mom and brother did fold some of our clothes though. I am so thankful for them.

Now I need to get back on more piles of laundry.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Have you met....The Twirl and Take a Bow Team?

Welcome back to our party! It is so great to see you again. Can I remind you of all the great bloggers that co-host this party every week? 

House on the Way

Déjà Vue Designs

All Things Heart and Home

Designed by BH

Art is Beauty 

A Few Miner Adjustments

Hard working ladies who love your ideas just as much as I do! 

Take it away Tammy!

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