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Well…we’re back from our vacation. We had a great time, but it’s always good to be back home! Wanted to share some of my favorite pictures with everyone. Enjoy!


^We visited my cousin in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It was beautiful there. We enjoyed a few hours at the beach. The boys loved the water and finding hermit crabs in shells. Besides Mississippi having a ton of gnats, I loved it there.


^Bonus loved playing on the sandy beach.


^Couldn’t leave Mississippi without trying some crawfish! I was very put off by the look of these things, but once I got the courage to try them they were actually pretty tasty. Glad I took the plunge.

We spent a few nights in Mississippi and left for our next destination. It took us about 9 hours of driving to arrive in sunny Florida. The boys did so well in the car while traveling. I was so proud of them and Lucy (our dog) for being such great travelers. It always makes the trip more enjoyable!

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^Bonus taking pictures on his ‘phone’.                    ^Atticus enjoying some chips!


^Palm trees!! Clearwater Beach, Fl. It was beautiful here. My only complaint: there is so many people!!! This is different living then little Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We get busy in our tourist season, but nothing compared to the amount of people here. Finding parking was nuts. The white sand was so pretty and the weather was great…windy, but great.


^Look at these little stud muffins. 🙂


^Atticus and Mommy. I love the boys in their little sunglasses.


^Bonus and Daddy! I mean seriously…those glasses are so freaking cute!

We had a really great time. Visited with our friends that lived in Clearwater. The boys ran around with their kids. We drove over to Tampa one day. It was an amazing time. On our way home we went through Memphis…had to stop for some Memphis BBQ. Talk about delicious. Words cannot even describe how good it was! After a week on the road, we arrived in Eureka a little before midnight. We were all tired and glad to be home in our own bed. Lucy slept for about 2 days straight. I think she was happier than anyone to be home. She is so funny sometimes!


Hi all!  This has been the longest gap between posts so far. I apologize. My intentions are to write at least once a week, but that didn’t happen last week. I’m here now and I guess that’s what really matters!! 🙂 I’ve done a lot of crafting lately. I won’t bore you with picture overload, but I will share a few cards I recently made.

Here’s an Easter card I made for a few family members. They received it today and loved it. This is one of my favorites so far!


The bunny and grass are from the Silhouette Online Store. The bunny was one of the free images of the week. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

My next card is for my grandma’s 72nd birthday. The flower image is another free download of the week. It’s actually this weeks free image, so if you haven’t grabbed it yet you should! I did mine smaller and didn’t use all the petals, but I really liked how it turned out. She loves to garden and I know she is looking forward to planting her flowers this spring/summer. I hope she loves it!


I sprayed some glitter spray on top to give it a little sparkle. I like it, but wish I wouldn’t have sprayed so much! -A little goes a long way-  The grass is the same grass from the other card. I think I’ve used it in the last 3 projects I’ve done!

Easter is coming up! Guess who’s excited? ME!! Easter Sunday we are leaving bright and early and heading out on a family vacation! I am so ready to get some alone time with my sweet guys. We live in Northwest Arkansas. It’s beautiful here in the Ozark Mountains, but we wanna go to the beach!! We are heading to Florida! Sunday we leave and will drive about 10-11 hours to stay the night with my cousin in Mississippi. She has lived there for a while now and we haven’t made it down to see her yet. That’ll be a nice place to stop, let the kids play and get some good rest. Monday we will drive on towards Florida and stay until Friday. Did I mention we are taking the 2 kids AND Lucy our dog? This should make for an interesting and unforgettable drive!! I am so ready to hit the road and see all the sights. As for the next few days I will be doing laundry, cleaning house, and packing. No fun at all. 😉 I promise to post while we are gone. I want to share all the pictures and any fun stories that come along. Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a great Easter!!

P.S. Today is Marley’s 13th birthday. Well…the 28th, it’s officially Friday here since it’s past midnight. I can’t believe she’s a teenager!! Kids grow up so fast.

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I am so thankful I met her dad 11 years ago and had the opportunity to be this beautiful girls step-mom. She is the best big sister the boys could ask for and we can’t wait for her to come stay with us this summer. Love you Marley!!