5.28.2015

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Last week, I celebrated my 34th bday.  Per usual, Graham and the girls made it special...






5.20.2015

CC End of the Year Celebration

A few weeks ago, we wrapped up our Classical Conversation's year with a big American-themed celebration...
 Our CC years are divided into three cycles and this year we focused on American history.


fine art on display



I loved looking at the older kids' (junior high and high schoolers) work.  This map was drawn completely by memory.  That's impressive!




Each class shared a section of memory work.  My class shared math.  Check out the video:
Apprentice EOY Celebration from Leslie Hale on Vimeo.

5.14.2015

Five on Friday

Hey everybody!!!!  Jumping right in...

[ONE]
Graham's garden is doing great.  It's rained all month *for real*, but his plants are holding up.


kale!!!!


[TWO]
Mother's Day...

 my momma and me

Well...we tried!

My Mother's Day gift:  New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp

[THREE]
I got a new planner!!!  Check out Plum Paper planners--inexpensive and personalized for the win!



[FOUR]
Have y'all seen this site?


Graham sure is robbing the cradle!  JK!  I certainly don't look 22 and Graham looks good for 36...or 38!  **I'll be 34 on Monday.  That's not mid-30's is it?

[FIVE]
Did y'all see my post about teaming up with Rodan + Fields?  Check it out HERE.  

My readers know that I'm a SAHM, director of Classical Conversations F/E (Tyler), and taking pics on the side. Y'all are probably like, WHAT?! Don't tell me you teamed up with Rodan + Fields, too! How are you going to add another thing? Here's the deal: it's not a lot of work and I get great skin care products and some compensation, too! I say, "Why not!!?" I am so thankful that the Lord has given me an opportunity to stay in the home, build relationships with people through discipleship and community, disciple my kiddos at home, and He's given me some extra time (not much, but some) to financially contribute in a few ways.  



I'm excited to join the Rodan + Fields team as a consultant--never thought direct sales would be in my wheelhouse, but the business plan is low-key and no-fuss (the way I like it). The products are phenomenal and that's the reason why people are excited about them--myself included! 

I'll end with this...
take me home, country road

It's rained and rained the whole month of May!  Everything is so green, but we haven't spent much time outdoors.  Hoping to get outside this weekend!  Have a great one!


5.13.2015

Rodan + Fields is for me?!


My readers know that I'm a SAHM, director of Classical Conversations F/E (Tyler), and taking pics on the side. Y'all are probably like, WHAT?! Don't tell me you teamed up with Rodan + Fields, too! How are you going to add another thing? Here's the deal: it's not a lot of work and I get great skin care products and some compensation, too! I say, "Why not!!?" I am so thankful that the Lord has given me an opportunity to stay in the home, build relationships with people through discipleship and community, disciple my kiddos at home, and He's given me some extra time (not much, but some) to financially contribute in a few ways.  

I'm excited to join the Rodan + Fields team as a consultant--never thought direct sales would be in my wheelhouse, but the business plan is low-key and no-fuss (the way I like it). The products are phenomenal and that's the reason why people are excited about them--myself included! 

What in the world is Rodan+Fields, you ask?

The Products


Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields created Proactiv Solutions, the acne regimen you've probably seen advertised. Remember Proactiv? I used it as a teen. They've now created a prescription based skin care line with four Regimens: REDEFINE, REVERSE, SOOTHE, and UNBLEMISH. Since R + F are dermatologists, they know exactly what it takes to "fix" skin and they're doing it. 

I'm embarrassed to say that in my adult years, I haven't taken care of my skin. For years, I've used LEVER 2000 on my face. I know, I know. That's bad! My bad choice in skincare is starting to catch up with me--dry skin, break-outs, and scars. I now use the UNBLEMISH and REVERSE regimens. I've only been using R+F for a very short time and I'm loving how my skin is responding to the change...in a good way! I can't imagine what it will look like in 6 months! If you are interested in learning more about these great products you can visit my site HERE. If you have any questions please email me or leave a comment.  

Hold up! Before you order, I would love to share with you about the perks of becoming a preferred customer. If you are interested in purchasing, leave a comment and I will tell you how to receive free shipping and a 10% discount! And....I almost forgot one of the best parts: R+F has a 60 day empty bottle guarantee. If you don't like the product you can send your empty bottles back and get a FULL refund. Fat chance that you won't love the product, but it's nice to have this option. I think that says a lot for the company. They're confident that you'll love the results!

The Business


R+F is a "no-fuss" business. In other words, there aren't parties to host, no exchanging money, no product delivery on your part. The business is simply done online. For a minimal amount of time a week, you can grow your business. Seriously, like I said earlier, I am not a salesperson and direct sales is the last thing I thought I'd do. I just wanted some good skincare products and the business side made sense for me to try, too. There are so many resources provided to help grow the business. I am looking for team members to join me on this journey! You might simply be looking to make a little extra to save for a vacation or may want to replace your current income--both goals are achievable! The growth is really up to you and how much you want to put into it! If you think this is something you may be interested in (even if only a little bit) please shoot me an email. I would love to talk with you about this great business opportunity!

5.07.2015

Joy's Birthday Party


I've said it before, but we just can't afford to "party it up" for every single birthday.  Since having children, we've had a little system of "party ever other year" going.  Even on the "party" year, I don't alway throw a big shebang, but we do invite a few guests and celebrate a little more than the "off" years.  

I...ahem...I mean,  Joy had a big ole party last year for her first birthday.  Click HERE to check it out.

This year we did things low key with just our family of five!  


We have a little tradition of going out to breakfast on birthdays.  It's fun for the whole fam!



After breakfast, we came home and Joy opened all of the gifts that family shipped to her. 


It doesn't matter how "low-key" our parties are, I love setting a pretty table and making birthdays special for my girls.  Typically, I buy some cheap cookie cake or cupcakes, but this year I did things even cheaper.  I made the cake.  Don't everyone jump for joy at once!  But really, this was a big thing for me because I'm not one for baking.  I was proud of the end result.

Like every little girl, Joy loves ELSA.  So I did my best to make a "Frozen" cake...

And when I say, "I made the cake",  I mean,  I followed the directions on the box.

Blue Velvet vanilla cake with purple buttercream icing! WOW!  That's a crazy cake.  It actually tasted great!

This little shin-dig cost me less than $10.  She'll never know that I didn't spend a fortune!





The birthday girl showing off her new Frozen clothes (from Gran) and her new Frozen flip flops (from Mamaw).  
She pitched a good walleyed fit when I took off her "pitty" clothes.
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