Every Monday, I publish whatever is on my mind -consider it a smorgasbord of thoughts and randomness- as a way to clear my head and prepare for the next week ahead. By doing so, I hope to calm the chaos and organize the scattered. Cheers to 2015 and blessings to you!

monday musings

I know it’s Tuesday and I was supposed to share my Monday Musings yesterday but life happens and so do tummy troubles, allergy attacks, and busy schedules.

First things first … please, please, PLEASE go and check out Sweet Jesus Ministries. It’s an online ministry directed towards women and Yours Truly is a contributing writer. I’m really excited about this new adventure with Jan and Cristi (the other girls behind SJM) and I think YOU will be blessed too. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, find us on Pinterest, and subscribe to our blog so you will receive an email every time a new post is published.

The baby shower last Saturday was wonderful, plus I got to surprise a friend (Becka at Kiki La’Rue ) afterwards. I’m never – EVER – in the Keller/Southlake area but since I was that day, I had to visit Becka’s clothing warehouse in hopes she’d be there and she was. For the record: all of my friends are short and petite.


Husband and I (mostly Husband though) have been perusing Craigslist for quite some time now for new(er) vehicles. We were once a three-vehicles-two-drivers household but now that Husband has posted his truck to sell, we are in the better-get-serious-about-car-buying business. In fact, reality sunk in last night when a guy came to look at his truck. He didn’t buy it but it forced Husband and I to give more serious consideration to other vehicles we’ve been looking at. The struggle is real since we’re both cheapskates!

Speaking of Craigslist, this is reason #457163 I loathe car buying. On which planet is this Tahoe considered excellent condition? If a vehicle isn’t overpriced or its title is salvaged, it’s burnt to a crisp and described as excellent. Lord, have mercy.


Thank God for Husband for taking all parenting duties Sunday and Monday – I won’t go into details but let’s just say I wasn’t feeling well. Glad that’s over and I feel like a woman/wife/mother again!

For the first time ever, I’m working with a graphics designer to create a real, legitimate logo for my photography. In my mind, that’s equivalent to wearing big girl panties. But now the hard part is deciding what I want said logo/signature to look like. Any ideas?

Are boat neck tops flattering on plus size women? If so, I like this top. If not, forget I said anything.

New parents looking for advice on getting their baby to sleep, read this. CONSISTENCY is key! (You will thank me later.)

Ten reasons Kentucky Women kick ass … you should follow The Bourbon Soaked Mom, she’s my new virtual best friend, soul sister, and Kentucky kindred spirit.

A helpful guide to pray for your children.

I’m making these zucchini and carrot bites this week!

Dear Husband and Kamden, all I want for Mother’s Day this year is a card. Same as last year, except a new handprint inside would be nice. That’s all. Love you both to the moon and back!