Monthly Archives: April 2017

Friday Finds and Favorites #59 May Goals

Hello Friends!

We are finally back for another Friday Finds and Favorites! This week we are introducing a new co-host, Claudia Blanton, has joined our team and we are so thrilled to have her on board. We are still accepting one more blogger on our team. If you are interested, please contact one of the hosts. Thanks!

This week I’m sharing my progress with my March goals and sharing my goals for April.

1) Commit to working out at least 3-5 times a week.


I bought the new dawn pilates dvd that is specifically designed for people with pelvic pain and it was worth every penny. The dvd can be done in a variety of ways. You can choose from: warm up, perform entire workout, target only one section-arms, abs and back, and legs, perform full body integration, and perform rough day revitalizer. I’ve been doing the rough day revitalizer because my bladder has been angry lately and choosing an area of focus. Today, I’m focused on leg work.  I feel energized after each work out and I’ve noticed that my back pain has lessened. I’m so thankful for this dvd. It has given me my workout life back and stretching feels oh so good!

2) Get D signed up for Spring Soccer.


D is signed up for Spring Soccer and currently attending practices. He struggles to follow directions and continues to march to the beat of his own drummer. Gotta love my sour patch kid!. <3

D running in the opposite direction of ball.

3) Introduce Charis Blooms. 


My small business has made a few sales already and I’m really enjoying creating beautiful jewelry for beautiful people. If you are interested in learning more info on my current available pieces, check out my tab at the top of the page! Here are just a few:

Bloom Where You’re Planted Necklace available for $10 including the price of shipping!

This Curious Locket is available for $20 (includes shipping cost) and comes with 3 FREE diffuser pads.

This Slay leather bracelet can be yours for $20 (including shipping). You can add additional charms for .50 per charm.

1) Use some of the fun suggestions given to me by FB friends to brighten the rooms downstairs.

I asked via my personal page as well as the Bottom Line Mom Group. I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with the many ideas you all gave me. I’ll share before and after pics once I’m closer to being finished.

2) Finish sorting and organizing our new filing system.\

This is something I started working on at the beginning of this month and the only reason I’m not finished is because life is busy and John and I being at the same place at once is not easy these days!

3) Make more time for reading.

This one shouldn’t be difficult, but sometimes I make it hard. I let distractions like social media or vegging out to tv take precedence over reading. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I hope to do better this month.

Now it’s your turn! What is your favorite memory or find of the week?




<3 Anna

Tale as Old as Time

Hello Friends!

I think I’ve finally figured out a good balance here. I’m going to try to update twice a week. Time has flown by this year and it’s just too much for once a week posting. One event that we have added to our schedule is our weekly Life group meeting. We meet with friends from church and eat good food and have time together to discuss God’s word and life in general. It’s a great evening in the middle of our week and D loves playing with his life group friends. It has been such a blessing! We are really missing the group right now because we have been away for a few weeks now. We had our TN trip earlier this month and then D had fifth disease for about a week and this week looks iffy as well. Sometimes you just don’t know what life is going to throw at you. I’m thankful to our group for their prayers and that I know I can lean on God in these questioning times.

One sweet family from out group agreed to watch D for us so that we could have date night back in March. It was such a wonderful evening and much needed break!

We went to the Twisted Oak for dinner and it was so delicious! The sweet potato hushpuppies are the bombdotcom! I also ordered their chicken and waffles because I can’t (not) order chicken and waffles. It was a good decision. 😉

Just a selfie before the movie starts. 😉

After our tasty filling meal, we headed over to the theater to wait for our movie to begin. We had tickets to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I’m sure many of you have watched it by now, but do yourself a favor and see it if you haven’t! I can’t wait to watch it again. I’ll even argue that I loved it more than the original. It was that wonderful. I will say that no one can beat Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts though Emma Thompson did do a lovely job.

How often do you have a date night? What do you normally do?

<3 Anna