Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Summer!

Hello Dolly! It’s the first day of summer! Can you believe it? Doesn’t it seem that it was just New Years the other day? 

With summer comes a lot of rain and a lot of heat. I’m so thankful for air conditioning. And ice cream 🍦 

Everything is green and beautiful. And the bugs are in full supply. But each season is so wonderful. And each has its special joys. I hope you have a wonderful summer! And that it doesn’t fly by to fast. 

Amy Jo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bee Kind

Happy Thursday! It’s another great day in Florida. And I’m counting my blessings. I found the adorable Bee Kind dish towel at Hobby Lobby in the beginning of Spring.

And these adorable shakers for super cheap.... $4.00 to be exact. I fell in love with there cuteness. 

This year more than ever I have tried to focus on being kind and happy. I feel like we should try our best to do this. God calls us to it. Not in a ridiculous superficial sense, but in a genuine way. I have found the more that I count my blessings the easier this is. I know that every day can not be perfect and that we are human with various feelings. Sometimes you can’t help but feel down. But God tells us to count it all joy. James 1:2. 

Do you find it easy to be joyful? Or is it a struggle? Share your thoughts on this with me! Try to keep on the sunny side. 

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. 
The Wizard of Oz
Amy Jo

Gee Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away

Why do we let time slip by when it’s so very precious?  I’m often reminded of this truth as I meander through this life. Every time a loved one slips into eternity it’s as if the clocks ticking gets a little louder and time seems more precious .....and yet so does death. 

Soon we all slip into the sweet bye and bye.... and we meet on that beautiful shore. I lost my favorite Uncle recently and I have pondered a few of these things. I am so grateful that he was a Christian and I have absolutely no doubt where he is. But life is a little more lonely without him here. Each person adds an element to your life. Each time a loved one leaves, a bit of sparkle leaves with them. And with each farewell, death seems a little less scary. I’m not trying to be morbid. These are thoughts that were on my heart today. 

So onto brighter topics.... This is the mini makeover that my daughter and I did on our living room. It has already changed since this picture was taken. We decided to buy new furniture. But I wanted to show this to you first. 

Feminine details.... and I think it looks beautiful but... this slipcover was a nightmare. Always slipping and sliding every which way. So it was just time for new furniture. 

Since my last post Winter  became Spring and now we are into full blown Summer heat. We have had a lot of rain!

This was my driveway after 25 straight days of rain. It’s finally drying out. I’m so thankful for that. Although we have had a huge amount of humidity. 

Mornings are my absolute favorite time of day. The possibilities are endlessly ahead of me and I feel so invigorated. This was a particularly pretty morning. 

And another that was so pretty.... before the heat set in and everything seemed to wilt and all you want to do is hide in the air conditioning. 

What is your favorite time of day? Leave me a comment! I would love to hear from you! Happy June my friends!💕

Amy Jo