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31 Days Challenge: 31 Days to a Fruitful Marriage

Every year, The Nester has a 31 Day Challenge in October. You pick a topic that you will write about for 31 days, so it's called 31 Days to... You could do something about your home (31 Days to a More Organized House), or something about DIY (31 Days to More DIY Projects). I tried this one time before and ended up only doing about a week before I gave up. It was hard to write for 31 Days!! Well, this year I've challenged myself to doing it again, this time, I will actually finish. So, this year, my topic is:
I will be starting my topic tomorrow and will (attempt) to write for 31 days on this topic! I have added all of the days' topic on the right side of the blog and will link the days so you can get to them easily. I hope to see your here and that I have some things that are helpful for you!!

Some Changes...

We've been going through a bit of a transition at the Whitehead household the last month or so. I haven't really talked too much about it because I wasn't ready, to be honest. It's just a lot of change and I've been trying to figure it out in my head. As of three weeks ago last Friday, I am no longer a full time work out of home employee. I can't believe I just said that. It's been the plan for several months now for me to go into real estate and it was always assumed I'd be doing that part time, while keeping my full time job. Plans kind of changed when Jason got his promotion. He'd always has a job that allowed him a lot of flexibility. In sales, especially after you've been in a position for a while, it just sort of happens that way. He could take Avery to daycare and pick her up, he could take her to doctor's appointments, he could even do chores around the house in the afternoon, while I was at work. I had some flexibility in my hours,…

My Fall/Winter Holiday To Do List

I have told myself that since I have some time on my hands this year, I am going to do some things for the holidays that I don't always have time to do, or haven't felt I had time to do. I crossed my first thing off already - paint some pumpkins!! My landlords are the absolute nicest people to us. We will come home and find treats, and this week, we came home to four pumpkins on our porch. They are always so nice to think of us! I decided paint them and do a chevron and striped pattern. I want to do the other two maybe like this... (Source) or this. (Source) My next to-do for fall is to give the pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks a try, not because I like pumpkins or lattes all that much, but because I guess I am just a sheep. The next on my list is to try a new pumpkin patch with the kids this year. I love the one we've gone to but it is so far away. This place in Grapevine looks so cool and has a real corn maze!! This is also the year I am going to order some personalize…

Not Really Coherent Wordful Wednesday

These are some cuties, I have to say! Colbi wouldn't look at me, she was fascinated by my pant leg!! Today has been a good one so far. I was able to visit with my sister this morning, then go to Walmart during the week day, which is actually a pretty relaxing experience. I have some plans for projects that I am not ready to start right now but sometime in the near future, so I was picking out some fabric and paint. Then, I went down the toy aisle and mentally gathered some birthday and Christmas gift ideas for the kids. I was also able to go to the gardening section and look at some flowers. They didn't have much of a selection today, but that is also something I'd like to think about in the future. While I was there, I also saw that they are now making flavors of my very favorite creamer and I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and try my first one out!! (I got the cookie one, in case anyone is interested). In the past couple weeks, I've been not working and "r…

Stronger

This is our new Bible study at our church that we will be going through. So far, I have really enjoyed it. I love Bible studies of all kinds, but I especially love the kind that are very life-application themed. They are all life-application themed in some way, but some, like perhaps, particular studies over a certain book of the Bible, aren't as life-application themed as this one is. This one asked you to focus, a lot, on your own life and how you get strength from God. How DO you get strength from God? I was watching my newsfeed on Facebook the other day, as I've been really focused on this topic for the last couple of weeks. I wanted to see what people said about it. I saw a lot of these - (Ironically, a few of these versus come from Isiah...maybe a good book to read, huh?) I saw so many pretty pictures with verses from the Bible in them. A lot of them made me feel good. Verses like this are encouraging, aren't they? They remind us of God's promises. I wonder, …

No Cost DIY Piece of Art

It's always a little misleading to say "no cost" because at one time or another the materials cost you something, right? I bought two canvases several months ago at Hobby Lobby for $5. I used one for my living room and the other one has been blank for a while now. I redid Avery's room (I guess I need to show those pictures, huh?) and bought five cans of spray paint. I had four of them leftover and decided to do a little project. I spent about $4 on some puffy stick-on letters for another project and had lots of them leftover. So, I supposed if you want to really break down the cost, it really cost me more like $30. But, since I have used these materials for several other reasons, I had them laying around, so I spent no money just to make this piece of art for Avery's room. I used these puffy letters and the other canvas for something else and realized that these letters were so good for what I was about to do. I pulled all of the letters in the alphabet and st…

Nothing, Really.

I've been in kind of a writing rut these past few days. This last week has thrown me off my schedule - I had surgery and am still recovering. Today was probably the worst day, as far as soreness and pain go. I was surprised about that, considering my surgery was Tuesday. I am not one of those people that does recovering well. I usually push myself too hard too soon, when I should be just resting. I was worthless today but still didn't sleep as much as I should have. And here it is, 9:15, and I am writing on my blog. Oh well. I haven't been able to pick my daughter up since Monday night. She actually stayed with my family for a few nights and that was hard. I missed her a lot. Now that she's back, it's hard for her to understand that she can't climb on me, I can't pick her up, and she can't hug me super tight. But, I am getting a lot of cuddling from her, as much as she can. I love it. It's the best therapy in the world. Today, she came and stood in…