Friday, August 29, 2014

FIVE on Friday

WELCOME!!!!  After a few months "off" from participating in FIVE on FRIDAY...I'm back!  A little late...but back!

Although it's still hot...summer is winding down. 

We are SO busy and I like it, but I also miss leisurely days.

Random:  I LOVE Whataburger's Spicy Ketchup.  If I "happen" to grab a few too many, they always come home with me.  Is that stealing?

Found dead in the kitchen...

Is that what I think it is? 

Sometimes I get random tweets from people who confuse me with Le$liE H. from LHministries (google him).

I mean...hysterical!!

I sure do "lower the boom" from time to time though!

The things people sell on the FB Shop till you Drop are always a bright spot in my day...

I took a screen-shot of this ad straight from my news feed.  He's for real.


Y'all come back WEDNESDAY for our no-fuss link-up party, What You Wish Wednesday!  You can link-up any recent post from your blog.  

Happy Friday, y'all!!!!

Exciting WYWW news!

Like I said on Wednesday, we are excited to welcome Amanda to the WYWW team of hostesses.  Amanda has an incredible blog that I'm certain you will love!!   Yesterday, Amanda wrote a great post introducing each of the hostesses to her blog buddies.  Check out her post HERE.

With adding Amanda to the team, I gave the WYWW buttons a tad facelift.  Same party, same time, same no-fuss requirements: link-up WHAT YOU WISH!  

Thank y'all for reading, linking up, and commenting.  I love blogging and the people I've met along the way!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

around the house

I haven't forgotten about my Imperfect Home Tour series.  With the start of school, I have had little time to take pics and get them posted to the blog.  Hopefully, I will get our room posted in the next few weeks.

And...because I sort of blog about a hodge-podge of things.  And...because I keep y'all posted (and keep records for myself) of changes made around the house, I'm sharing a few updates we've made in the last few weeks.

First, I purchased a new faucet for the girls' bathroom.  I can check that "to do" off of my list.  Thanks to my daddy for installing it for me!

Remember our little make-shift mudroom/space in the hall near the kitchen?  Here's a reminder...

My SIL just moved into a new home and it came fully furnished.  She was so kind to let me take a few things home with me.

I grabbed an awesome bench that needed a little bit of TLC...

I ripped off the old dingy fabric, gave it a coat of paint, sanded it, rubbed it down with some stain, recovered the cushion, and added a little burlap binding around the edge.  Tada!

Stay tuned!  I'll be back to my home tour soon! For now, you can click HERE to check out the entire tour.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday No. 15, Features, and Announcement

Welcome to What You Wish Wednesday No. 15.  I'm so glad to have you!  Last week's party was fantastic and I can't wait to share some of the greatness with you.  **Don't miss the announcement at the end of the post!!

On to the features...

Y'all check out the other hostesses' blogs (Nikki, Melissa, and Stasia) and check out their feature picks from last week's party

Features, be sure to grab a button for your blog!!! Thanks again for linking up to What You Wish Wednesday!


Big Announcement!!!  What You Wish Wednesday is growing and it's awesome!  We're excited to announce that Amanda from Cultivate Create will be joining our team of hostesses!   Amanda has an incredible blog--tutorials, home decor, DIYs, family fun, and more!  Check it out HERE.

Amanda will join us next week!!  If you have a moment, check out her wonderful blog!

Let's get this party started!  I’m thrilled you've stopped by and I hope you will share a recent post of your choosing with us.  While you’re here, take a few minutes to check out some of the shared links (below).  

WYWW Details:

  • Share a recent post from your blog. 
  • Include the WYWW button (code below) and/or a visible link-back to this post.  
  • Check out a few of the shared links.
  • By submitting a link, you are giving me authorization to feature your post.  If your post is featured, I will include a picture and a link to your site to share the love!
  • Follow along: 

WYWW Button:


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you live under a rock, you've seen all of the ALS ice bucket challenges.  My family has participated and we've enjoyed supporting this great cause. Here's the girls' challenge:
The girls' ALS ice bucket challenge from Leslie Hale on Vimeo.
Y'all don't forget to get your post ready to link-up tomorrow for What You Wish Wednesday!  I am sharing a couple of features and we have a big announcement about the link-up!  I hope to see y'all tomorrow!