Another blessed Sunday.

This morning I woke up to the sweet sound of my children’s laughter. I especially love mornings like this. It sets the mood for the day. I arise out of bed and peek on my children, they are playing together. My nine year old daughter has invited her four year old brother and his super hero buddies to a party at the Barbie dream house. When they notice that I am watching, they both burst into deep laughter. This was the start to a beautiful day!  I am so blessed!  I may be a single mother, and times may be tough but the Lord shines his love and his light in my life.  My children are a reminder to me that I am loved but the great I AM.

A new day, new breath, new adventures to explore.

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Dress: White Plum Boutique

Tights: Cents of Style

Boots Groopdealz

Jacket: La Redoute

Hat: made by my momma

Cold In Florida

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Freezing weather has plagued Florida this January. Just a couple weeks ago we survived temperatures as low as the teens. It is important when preparing for severe cold weather to follow these steps:

1) Bring pets in doors
2) Cover plants
3) Pool owners should keep filter running
4) Dress in layers and bundle up

My favorite things to do when it is very very cold in Florida:

1) enjoy hot cocoa with whipped cream and chocolate chips
2) cuddle in bed with the kiddos watching movies
3) HIBERNATE like a bear
4) dress adorably cute in my winter gear

You may ask what does a Floridian wear in the cold? Flip flops with socks??? Nah this Southern gal has more style then that!

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Sweater: White Plum Boutique

Leggings: White Plum Boutique

Boots: Groopdealz

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Sweatshirt: Zulily

Leggings: Contagious Boutique

Boots: Groopdealz

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Boots: Groopdealz

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Boot socks: Peek A Boo Chic

Boots: Fancy Frills

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Hats: Made with Love by Grandma

Christmas Fashion

What did the Cute Country Chick wear this Christmas?  I have actually received a number of emails asking me what I wore this holiday season.  It is no secret, I am a big fan of White Plum Boutique.  I get so many compliments when ever I wear anything from WPB.  I like the sophisticated, country girl look that WPB offers.  Everything fits great and that means a lot because I am extra petite!

December 24th

Christmas Eve Church Service

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Dress: White Plum Boutique

Shoes: Payless

 

December 25th

Christmas Day Celebrating Jesus’ Birthday with Family

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Sweater: White Plum Boutique

Leggings: White Plum Boutique

Boots:  GroopDealz

Merry Christmas!

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I <3 White Plum!

It is no secret that White Plum Boutique is one of my favorite lil shops.  This week I wore a few pieces from WP’s collection.  Compliments to my sweet nine year old daughter for being my photographer.  Oh and thank you to Zoe for posing with me.  We were so blessed to share our weekend with Zoe and her dog sister Prissy.  We have been pet sitting the girls for years now.  They are sweet lil guests and as you can see Zoe is not afraid of the big bad kitty lol.

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Tops:  White Plum Boutique

Jeans: Delia’s

A pumpkin craft tutorial

One of my favorite fall crafts that my daughter has ever made has gotta be this pumpkin from a brown lunch sack (bag.)

What you need:

Orange WASHABLE tempera paints

Brown lunch sack

Green pipe cleaners

Have your child paint the brown paper bag, let it dry.  Open the bag and puff it and shape it.  Twist the top and hold with the pipe cleaner.  Viola!  You have a pumpkin!

My daughter made her pumpkin when she was in VPK (5 years ago) and it is one of my favorite Halloween decorations that we put out every year.

My Fashionable Friday at the office, wearing floral leggings and the beautiful Anthro inspired Amelie blouse.  I absolutely love the lace back on this blouse!  The fishtail hem is great for flattering for the derrière, and looks great with jeans, leggings, or a skirt.

Leggings: White Plum Boutique

Blouse:  White Plum Boutique

Shoes: Candie’s from Kohl’s

Bracelets: Fancy Frills

Long Distance Dating

 Long distance relationships are very hard.  They take a lot of commitment in order to work.  If one person puts forth all the effort and the other gives the least amount of their time  chances are the relationship will not survive.  On the flip side there are many things that you can do and tools that you can utilize that will bring you closer together and the miles between won’t seem so far.  About 10 months ago the love of my life moved about 4 hours away.  You wouldn’t think that 4 hours would cause so much damage to one’s relationship, but in fact it did.  I was removed from his every day life and routines and I went thru a series of emotions.  It was very difficult to deal with.  After my spintail of emotions, I started to think there has to be a way that we can work thru this and that our love will overcome this small obstacle, we had to grow closer and in the end we would end up together again and live happily ever after.

Here are some things that have helped us stay connected and I hope they help you too.

1) pinterest…yes pinterest!  If you follow me on pinterest you will find many of the things I would make and mail out to show him I was thinking of him and missed him.  I sent a card or letter every day.  Many of the cards I sent are pinned on my pinterest page and are free to print.

2) The dating diva’s have an awesome website that I borrowed many ideas from.  The share many ideas for date nights that can be planned even with all the miles in between the two of you.  My favorite are the movie date night’s.  Make a package for your lover with a movie, snacks, and even a small game wrapped around the theme of the movie.  Make sure to buy two of everything so that you can enjoy all the same things at the same time.  Set a time special for the two of you and watch the movie with phone in hand or VCHAT.

3) Vchat or Facetime.  With all the technology today, it is so easy to make special hunny time every day and talk about your day.  Facetime helps you to stay connected face to face.

4) Couple.  Couple is an app for Android and iPhone.  It is a private app that pairs you with your partner.  You may exchange messages, pictures, and video on your personal and private wall.  There is also an option that allows you to draw together.  I absolutely love this app and when my love moves back I think we will still use it.

If you have any ideas on how to stay connected please comment below.  Make a lil effort and your love will burn just as bright as when your love was here with you.

Today I wore my new Annie Basic Tee with Lace from White Plum Boutique.  The material is very light and is perfect during this transition from Summer into Autumn.


top:  White Plum Boutique 

jean: Delias

bracelet:  Apple of My Eye Jewelry