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Monday, April 21, 2014

Coming Soon...

Hello all!
It's been WAY too long since I posted on my blog. We've been experiencing many big changes around here and I simply haven't had the time to devote. 
However, that's all about to change. 
I'm working on a completely new setup for the blog and I think you will all LOVE it! 
Give me a little while to work out the kinks but as soon as possible...
GREATER PLAN will be new and improved!
Blessings & Love, 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Announcement!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm not a huge fan of this holiday. 
I feel like we should show love everyday of the year and society puts WAY too much pressure on each other to make today special. 
That being said, Thomas gave me a wonderful, homemade spa package with all kinds of bath items to spoil myself with a hot bath, as well as chocolates AND flowers. 
I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
For more reasons than just being spoiled by my hubby.
My hubby gave me the best present IN THE WORLD!!

... We are expecting!
Baby Myers is due in October and Thomas and I are out of our minds with excitement!
We've wanted to start our family for a long time now but I have PCOS so we were told that having a child would take medications and most likely fertility treatments. 
Blah. Blah. Blah. (You don't wanna hear about all that)
Anyway, a miracle happened and we're going to be parents!! 
Praise God!

I'll keep you posted on the baby's development. 
We get to hear the heartbeat on Tuesday so I'm sure I'll have a lot to talk about after that!

Blessings,
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
1 Samuel 1:27

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Desk Calendar...

 I love my new desk calendar!
Love. It. 
We purchased it at Target at the end of December and I've been adding dates of weddings, birthdays, and (blah) bills since.
You all know how much I love being organized and calendars/planners are my favorite way to keep track of assignments, obligations, and other events that make up life. Big desk calendars are just awesome. Plain and simple. 


I even decided to add Washi tape to the mix and am using it to mark extended events: vacations, papers due, roommates being out of town, etc.
Speaking of my desk and office stuff: Look who found a new hiding spot...
 I heard Abigail making noise but couldn't find her right away and when I did, I couldn't stop laughing.
She just makes herself comfortable where ever she sees fit. And we LOVE her for it... or in spite of it... either way, we love having Abigail in our family!
Isn't she cute? Come on... you can't tell me she's not adorable.
Anyway, have a wonderful day!
Blessings,



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Recommendation...

Hello lovelies!

I'm writing to you this evening from the local coffee shop, with my dear husband sitting across from me and I'm reminded how blessed I am. 
It's the little things really. Hot coffee on a cold day & love that I don't deserve.

Anyway, I just finished an absolutely amazing book the other day and I just have to share... 
you MUST read it!
Elizabeth Smart's My Story.
Elizabeth was just 14 when she was kidnapped in the middle of the night by a crazy man, claiming to be a Prophet. Elizabeth was tortured, raped, and held in captivity by the man and his wife for 9 months, living in poverty and always outside. Elizabeth talks about her time in captivity and the feelings and activities that she endured during those 9 months but the thing that affected me the most about her story is how she recovered and continued living her life after she was home safe. Elizabeth gives ALL the glory to God and says that gratitude is what has helped her the most. When she was in captivity, she would end many evenings thanking God for the little things that she experienced that day. For example, on Thanksgiving, she was given a free meal by an organization in California. She had not eaten much since being captured and she felt extremely blessed that she had a good, hot meal that day. 
Her story is inspiring and has helped change the way I look at my day to day life. When I get down about something going wrong, I remind myself of the little good things that I've been blessed with. For example, it's cold outside but we have a roof over our head and a working furnace. Money is tight again this month but we both have jobs to go to in order to make money. You get the idea. It's finding the little blessings in life and allowing them to overpower the bad.
Life is full of little blessings and Elizabeth Smart reminds her readers that things can always be worse. Elizabeth has never had formal therapy or been on medications. She gives God absolutely all the glory for her being able to be strong and now uses her story to help other children recovering after abductions. 
My Story is absolutely wonderful and a must read!

The biggest blessing in my life...
It's been less than 4 months since Thomas' nearly fatal accident and he is doing wonderfully!
We can't get over how blessed we are that he's doing as well as he is and every time I look at him, I'm reminded that God is good!

We went to Kansas City over the weekend to celebrate Claire's 12th Birthday!
I can't believe she's already 12 years old! 
She had an adorable daytime pj party and she celebrated with an outdoor pillow fight and pj contest with several of her girlfriends. 
She continues to take life's hiccups and turn them around. 
She can make me laugh like no one else and is absolutely wonderful in every way!
Happy Birthday, Claire! We love you so very much!!

Blessings & Love, 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

An Honor...

Happy Sunday, friends!
 
So, a little over a week ago, I noticed a spike in my blog views so I went over to my Dashboard to see what was going on and was blown away by what I discovered...
My scarf hanger was featured on Home Ideas' list of 16 Genius Ways to Organize Your Closet. 
What an Honor!
After I squealed and jumped up and down with excitement and freaked out everyone else in the house, I decided it was a sign. 

See, I had been considering packing away the blog.
I don't really feel like I'm making a difference as I post about crafts and food and the silly little-nothings of our lives.
But every time I feel that way, I get a really sweet email from a reader, or a friend texts me a picture of the Melted Crayon Art she made for her mom, after being inspired by my post, or I'm featured on another blog. 

So, maybe I am affecting people somehow. 
From the bottom of my heart, thanks for stopping by and please, let me know how I can be in prayer for you.

Blessings,
P.S.
I'm in full-on planning mode for my best friend's bridal shower. It is on February 8th, at my house, and is peacock themed. Stay tuned for pictures and DIY projects galore!! 
So. Much. Fun!