A Day In The Life Mini Album

Remember last month when I was going to share my Day In The Life Mini Album that I made?

You can see that post, here. 

Then my computer crashed and burned. And I never got my mini album uploaded here.

But now I am up and running with my computer issues resolved and today I wanted to share my album.


I ended you using (almost exclusively) Amy Tan papers. Some are old, others are from her new collection called Better Together. You can find her papers and embellishments here.  Can we just talk, for a second, about how all of her collections just flow so seamlessly? 

For each photo, I added a digital time stamp so I could keep my photos in order. Then I printed them, 2 photos on one 4x6 photo. This saved some photo paper. The photos have a larger white border, and I am not crazy about it but was too far into printing to start all over.

 It works + perfection isn't needed. 

I am really glad I documented my One Little Day. I will definitely do it again. While I am glad I got my mini album completed, I am not so sure I would choose to do a mini album again. Next time I will probably just add the photos into my Project Life Book. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my giveaway going on yesterday's post. Five people will each win a free pair of glasses from Firmoo

Have a great Thursday, friends. 

A Review + A Giveaway!

A few months ago, I knew I had to get my vision checked. I have worn glasses/contacts since I was in the first grade and when your vision is off, then you KNOW its time to get a checkup and a new pair of glasses.

Over Spring Break, I went and got my vision checked and yep! My prescription had changed since the last eye examine. While I was waiting for the Optometrist to see me, I took a long around there showroom at the glasses that they sell. 

My mouth dropped when I saw the prices of the glasses + lens. Over $300 for the frames? And then more for the lens? 

Um, no thank you.



I kindly got my prescription and decided I could have a way to have a great pair of glasses and not spend a ton on them either.

About this time I received an email from Firmoo, asking if I would like to try out their glasses. 

Yes, yes I would! 

Meet Firmoo.  Firmoo is the answer for vision + fashion the affordable way.

Basically, you look through their online catalog and find a pair of glasses (or even sunglasses!) that you love, enter your prescription and they send you the great (and affordable) glasses you picked. 



Here is a screenshot of the pair I picked. It came in several colors, and you can try them on just by uploading a current photo of yourself! 

Not sure if the pair you've picked out with fit your face? No worries! On each pair, Firmoo will give you the dimensions and you get a good feeling of how they will fit you on your face. For me, since I had an old pair, I was able to measure my old pair and see that my new pair would be quite comparable in size.

And the best part? They were only $29.00! And thats the frame and lenses, included! 

I have had the glasses for about a month now, and I have to tell you - I love them! 

I love them for many reasons, but mainly because I didn't break the bank for them. They are light weight and easy to wear. I've worn them to drive, to workout and even out to dinner and have had no issues with them at all! 

Would I use Firmoo again? Absolutely! In fact, I am eyeing a pair of sunglasses that I can  wear when we are at the lake. With their affordable pricing, I can pick up a few pairs and swap them out with whatever mood I am in! 

So, because I love Firmoo and want you to love Firmoo, I am giving away a pair of FREE GLASSES (you just pay shipping) to FIVE lucky winners! International friends are welcome to enter as well - just make sure you check that they ship to where you live, using this link.

Thats one pair of glasses (made to your prescription) for 5 people! All you will pay is shipping! 

To enter: leave me a comment on which pair of glasses from this page that you love! I would also love you to follow my blog, and me on YouTube! Thats it! 


You have until MAY 10th, 2016 at midnight (central time) to enter! I will be sharing my favorite Firmoo glasses with you on Friday, so check back and see which pairs are on my wishlist! 





**this is a sponsored post, but all opinions and reviews are mine. I would not recommend this company unless I truly thought they were worth recommending! 

Happy 15th Birthday!


Because I know my boys read my blog, I want to take a minuet to wish this sweet guy a Happy Birthday! Today John turns 15 - isn't that crazy?

John, you are the fireball I always knew you'd be. Your smile lights up the room and your witty jokes make everyone laugh. You are a lover - never rejecting a hug or squeeze. 

I love that you are predictable (hello! We had the exact same birthday dinner for two years in a row!) - you know what you like and what you don't. Your heart is as big as the sun. You can bond with a baby in 2 seconds flat, thats why we call you the 'baby whisper'. 

John, you are going to go places in life! I am so excited about your future. Wherever you go, whatever you do, always know I am here and in your corner. 

I love being your Momma. You have taught me so much about life and about myself. Thank you. 

We are so proud of the man you are becoming, Bubba. 

Happy Birthday, sweetheart! 

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my baby you will be! 


Weekend Photos




My flower beds are in full bloom! This past weekend we worked all day Saturday and Sunday making them pretty.

Spring is my favorite time of year! How about you? What's your favorite season?

Just Keep Swimming


Just keep swimming. The tide will change and things will get better.

Did you need to hear this? I did. Life is moving pretty quick these days, where one day quickly rolls into the next. 

Just keep going. Things will slow down. Get better. Improve. They will!


Have something on your heart that is weighing you down? Tell me in the comments or email me! Things are easier to carry when you share the weight.

I will go first!

I am worried about my sons foot. He broke it last week at school, and is wearing a boot. I know how hard he has worked to make Varsity X-Coutnry and I am scared he will not be able to catch up on his milage in running while he waits for his foot to heal. I know my son and he won't want to wear the boot like he is supposed to!

Also? My MacBook took a nosedive last week and is now in the repair shop. I so hope it can be repaired. The screen didn't break but the programs weren't loading correctly. Of course, it just went out of warranty so I get to pay for my accident instead of Apple. Isn't how it always happens?

So thats what I am worried about. Very minimal, but still its on my heart. I know others have much more worrisome things so these are very insignificant in the grand scheme of life.

How about you? Have anything you want to get off your chest? Leave me a note in the comments or shoot me an email! Life is better when you can share your worries!

The one I almost missed



Here's the story: Ben and his group of friends went to a local Italian restaurant for dinner before Prom. I knew they were going, and everything was great.

I had headed downtown to the Civic Center to see the kids walk into Prom and I wanted to catch the kids as they headed in, after dinner.

When I got downtown I was about 10 minuets early so I decided to drive around. Our downtown has tons of old buildings and I just love all the character.

At the stoplight I am behind another vehicle and I notice out my window that kids are climbing on one of the horse statues that are featured downtown. I take a double take, and I notice MY KID riding on the horse!

I whip my camera out (it was in the passenger seat) and snap this photo of the kids as I drive by. Yes, this was taken through my car window.

As I pass by, Ben's friend notices me and they look my direction.

I love this photo. This is just so typical of them. Doing their own thing, listening to their own summer.

I almost missed this shot. But thats to being a bit early and being held up by a stoplight, I got it.

And that makes me happy.



My oldest went to Prom this past weekend.

*Big deep breath*

I am just a wee bit proud of him. He has such a good heart and witty personality. He ended up going with a group of friends and had a blast. 

He surprised me by wanting me to take his photos in downtown Amarillo before he left. So we spent 2 hours together, snapping photos. He made my momma heart happy.

Stop by tomorrow to see the photo that I almost missed - its a keeper, for sure!