can we please help others dream?

birthing a dream can make one stand over a cake at midnight putting forkful after forkful into one’s mouth

yes this girl did..I want to share some behind the scenes snippets of real life weekend living all while my dream is being lived out in my messy life..{insert a big smile here}  oh I LOVE my life..gotta laugh

I am a real mom and girl..just like you.  I have to budget to buy things.  We live paycheck to paycheck.  I can’t just go whip Grace’s room out from top to bottom and do a post.  It is baby steppin friends.  That is how I must roll:)

C.S. Lewis

I value so many bloggers for different reasons.  Some can remodel and have those means to take the big vacations and so on but if we are truly honest we love vicariously living through those blog personas yes?  I know I do:)  There is so much negetivity and by nature we like to escape into blogland.

I am aiming for balance.  In all areas of my life.  On my blog I share my real life.  Some would never.  I guess my heart is to reach those that are farther down the path than me and those that aren’t.  Connect and encourage each other.  To be “safely” real.  Forming a circle of unique hearts that can war for each other.   To let them know they are not alone and anything is possible.  God is still working and that through me sharing my story it will help someone else.  I must confess though..your stories help ME!!


this momma’s heart breathed a sigh of relief when I heard him home at 11:15!  it was Dakota’s junior prom..Elise’s senior.  Nikki and I took them down by our work and did a mini photo shoot before we dropped them off to meet their friends.  It was a beautiful evening and they looked like they could have walked the red carpet.

they call this one ~ SWAG ~

I call this one ~ PURE SILLINESS ~

Elise has started Betta mania at our house.  Meet Carlton.. Dakota’s fish.  His child if you will.    His name is of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  He is very fond of his fish and we spent some time yesterday just watching him swim.

Do you have fish?

Little miss Grace wanted one so bubba took her to Petco and she bought one with her own money.  Which is saying a alot because she doesn’t let go of it easily.  She fought with herself because my little sister is taking her with them on their family vacation to California on May 4 so she has been saving.

I gotta tell ya girls.   Now I WANT one!  Did you know you can buy full moon Betta’s online that are amazing?  The most beautiful shades of aqua….yellow…pinks

Here is a sneak peek of Grace’s room.  I will do a full post later on it this week….it is turning out so good.

Oh..before I forget..are you on Instagram?  I am.  I will share my link as soon as I figure out how to…:)  just in case ya want to follow me and me you:)  Find me will ya?

Here is the first of several of our ~Lyric Line~ signs that will be available at our May sale and in the shop.  This one is going in Grace’s room above her bed.  Word are so powerful.  I love love words like these hanging in my house.  I can’t wait to share the rest of them with you.  It makes me cry..the words.

My house is a messy conundrum of signs, paint, dirty clothes and dishes…papers everywhere!  Bills..a barn door leaning against my living room wall that is still yet to be hung..and I have 10 places to be today and SO much to finish for the May sale but you know what?

That is life isn’t it?  Not perfect.  Not always pretty but we are alive and thankful for all the good things we have.  I could list so many.   So while my dream unique to me is emerging… real messy life still happens.

What about you girls?  In the middle of your dream what is going on in your real messy life?

P.S.  In case you haven’t please go visit my friend Linsey..she wrote it 5 times better than I could and it is SO right where my heart is in this chasing of dreams.

Happy Monday .. keep chasing ~ there is a unique dream meant just for YOU!

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Eileen - Beautiful! Love the bubble gum shot!

sheri - This post is awesome and what a great looking couple. Love how the bedroom is turning out. Great job! xoxoxo

Sarita - Good blog! I too love words -could be why my house is full of books! Isn't it so fun to be silly when ll dressed up pretty! This morning while watching ny 3yr old grandson dig in the it my heart soared band overflowed with contentment. Hearing the birds sing, watching clouds float by,watching Caleb dig,and even seeing my dog Sophie (who kept me up all night) just made me so glad I was here. I am blessed.

Can't wait to see more of graces room.

Take care

becky - girlie so proud of you. your shop is great. where you are all fired up and working hard i feel a slowing and possibly a stopping. have to be open to new seasons. my word for the year was rest. i feel it. i need it. it scares me, but He's in control not me right. LOVE every inch of that sweet room.

Glenda Childers - Red carpet, indeed. Simply stunning. (and fun)

marlece - Wow, I just heard an amazing message on 'dreams' a few of them as a matter of fact. And, as I see you doing and as you are a testiment to this, the key is DO it and persue the one who gave you the dream even more. Way to go, love the pictures too. You keep dreamin' girl, keep goin'!

Suzanne - Love this: "It is baby steppin friends."

That is why I so enjoy

following along with you on your

journey, my friend. Because to me,

that is real. Not instant gratification.

Lives, like homes, evolve over time

and to me, those are the ones that

I like the BEST!!

Glad Grace is better and your Dakota

is so cute with his date. My girl has

not been asked to Junior prom, which

is sad for her, but she is thinking that

she will throw a party for the other girls

in the same boat!

Happy Monday, sweet friend.

xx Suzanne

Robyn Q - Killer dress! I'm impressed that Dakota was a good sport to let mama take pictures! Love that!

Messy life happenin' here but dreams are bursting forth.

Instagram – sounds fun but I never get around to it! LOL

LLH Designs - You're so sweet. Glad my words about chasing your dream spoke to you. I always ask God to let my words be just what He wants to say to at least one person. LOVE the bubblegum shot!



mandy - oh my goodness! Grace's room is sooooo cute!

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