Monday, January 8, 2018

Modest Monday


it's been a crazy Monday guys. yo.

I don't know about you but I like new them!

fresh pages...blank days...

new beginnings....but today just went a little crazy y'all.

It's Monday...I now like Mondays for the above mentioned reasons....fresh slate, clean start with no mistakes in it.....yet!

It was our first full official day back at school for all of that's six girls in six different grades or at least 5 grades but 2 in the same but different lessons 😫

so me being all fresh starts and new chances...I was like let's make a fresh jab at the piano lessons that get to be hit and miss from week to week and then add 2 violin lessons...dust off the theory books that got put aside 2 months ago when we wait..I wanted to do a Bible course and then let's add another devotion time for the girls...we need to attack voice practice and prepare weekly offertories and at least one special per Sunday....oh wait now, I'm trying to get my business up and running which requires a plan, action and live videos 😏and then let me not forget personal music development and add meal prep, laundry and the general dull roar with 6 girls.....yes...

so you see my Monday became...well Monday.

so here I am at 7 just trying to get the rattle out of my head by jotting down these few chaotics that made up my day and hopefully Tuesday will be knight in shining armour! πŸ˜‰

on to the modest part......

Sunday's black and red!

 love plaid and the fun floral back...@ Slaydon Rose

my typical everyday style...
well...there ya have it!

Modest and Monday.



Monday, January 1, 2018

and a Happy New Year!



I can't wait to see what you bring, the adventures you are hiding...the good with the not-so-good...the sweet, the fun, the hard, the sad......its the blend of both which makes up can't truly laugh until he has learned to cry.

so happy 2018...I welcome your blank fresh pages!

TJ took me to Savers for my birthday and I found this back dress reminded me of the beautiful coats that Princess Kate wears that always make me drool :)

This dress is gorgeous and so warm and's definitely going on repeat to get me through the winter 😍

It also comes in a couple other colours...I have it in a mustard brown colour with black stripes.

I think they are running a 40% off sale for the New Year!! 
Hey! happy New Year 2018 y'all!


Monday, December 18, 2017

Merry Christmas From Our House To Yours!

it's my most favourite time of the year despite the fact that it is cold  and I'm always chilly 😏

There is just something very very special about the month of December and Christmas that I just love...and I do prefer a white Christmas 😍 I love the lights, the decorations, and the music! It's just a magical time of year.

Most importantly we enjoy celebrating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ!

I wanted to share a family update in my Christmas cards this year but alas time flew by and here I am...sending out cards minus the family update but feeling accomplished with the Christmas pictures we managed to grab Saturday evening after our oldest pulled in from work with about 10 minutes before the sun went down....😬 the lighting was perfect except for 2 seconds when this shot happened.....obviously the sun wanted in on the pictures also 😏

anyway...back to the life update!

the first 6 months of this year were spent hither and yon finishing up my paperwork process and what a trail we went on! but it's all done and done thanks to many many precious friends, family and government officials! I am a permanent resident with a social security number and Indiana drivers license ( I also got a conceal carry permit and handgun! πŸ™Œ) welcome to the US of A....I seem to have more cards in my wallet that I can keep track of and my husband insists I need more...Nexus was next on his list of cards to acquire! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

My husband completed his first year as chaplain at Howe Military Academy in June (after which he drove to NS to be with me while we waited for my Visa). He taught 2 Bible classes every day, and held 3 services a week for the cadets as well as counselling and helping whenever and wherever else he was needed. We were thankful and blessed to be able to lead several cadets to the Lord last year.

His ordination services were held July 8-9th and we had such a special and memorable weekend! We enjoyed time with good friends from Alberta and family from Nova Scotia...thank you all for making this time so perfect!

One week later found us on the road again to Saskatchewan where we were privileged to sing for three different gospel meetings set up by Evangelist Jacob Giesbrecht....we had such a great time serving the Lord with these folks and meeting up with old friends and making new ones along the way!

We returned mid August and it was time for another year of school....books were sorted and organized, kiddos enrolled for another year and the classroom was setup once again! TJ, feeling a little more accustomed to the way of things, embarked on a new school year at Howe with new responsibilities and a promotion πŸ˜‰  He is now Deputy Commandant of the school and as such is referred to as Major Jones....he still continues with his duties as chaplain and also teaches Bible classes but is now involved in the day-to-day care and discipline of cadets. We are very thankful for Colonel Osenbaugh(and his family!!!!) and his vision for the school and certainly feel honoured to be working with him here.  TJ is also assistant pastor at our church here in Lagrange where we are honoured to work along side our beloved friends and mentors, Pastor and Mrs. Farnham.

In October we were invited to Florida to sing at  Winkler Road Baptist Church ....we loved this fast trip and the chance again to serve the Lord but most of all we enjoyed renewing a friendship with Pastor Strange, meeting new friends in the church family and getting to see Uncle Cal and Aunt Clara again! πŸ’“

Margie turned 18 this year and is completing her final year of school!! She is looking forward to the removal of her braces in a couple of months, has her full drivers permit and works part time at the Blue Gate Restaurant as a hostess. She is our lead soprano and we love her high high sweet voice!

Melanie turned 17 last month and is also completing her final year of school. She cannot wait to have her braces off in a couple of months, is working on her drivers permit and also enjoys working at the Blue Gate as the queen of the buffet 😏 she is our family pianist and she plays for church as well and we could not function without her!

Carole is in her 15th year and is not really enjoying grade 10 πŸ˜‰ she has had a very hard year with her asthma but right now it is under control and we are learning to trust the Lord πŸ™ she is looking forward to working and is fast becoming our family guitarist....she plays for us as well as plays for the kids in children's church. Her quick wit and comments keep us chuckling and indeed she has a gift for making people smile!

Kristen is 13 and moving right along in grade 8...she is taking her older sister Melanie's place as the school secretary for Mel is working most of the time now 😏 She loves to play the piano and dreams of the day when she can play for the family and for January she will be playing the second piano for Wednesday night services and she is excited about that. She continues to make messes all over the house with her creations and active imagination πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ She is growing up fast and is ready to also use her high soprano voice to move her oldest sister out! πŸ˜‡

Lauren turned 12 this year and is working her way through grade is not her favourite thing to do but curling up with a good book is! 😏 she is finally starting to grow πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ although I don't thing she'll ever be the largest of the family (so far Kristen appears to be outgrowing us all!!!) but she is just as sweet as she can be (although she has a feisty side so watch out!) 😏 she continues to learn piano, can't wait to get at the flute and likes to colour.

Then...Erica....Rikki as we like to call her.....turned 10 this fall and continues to keep us all hopping and bouncing as the case may be!πŸ˜‚ she tries her hardest to focus on school and is whizzing her way through grade 5.....loves loves animals...has a natural alto voice, likes to sing Daddy's parts and is never still for a moment, well maybe when she falls asleep! 😜

and phew...we made it..or you made it....if you're still here that is!

that's us in a nutshell...ministering in full time service here in Indiana!

Merry Christmas to you!!!!

TJ, Heidi, Margie, Melanie, Carole, Kristen, Lauren and Erica πŸ’•

and Charlie + Lexi!!!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Modest Monday!

yeah! there's snow on the ground!!!!

it's beginning to feel like Christmas around here!!

after Christmas...snow can go!!! :)

I've been working on some cozy winter tops that will keep me warm but look cute!

This top with bell sleeves and  gorgeous lace edge around the bottom was from Walmart...sometimes Walmart you surprise me! ;) I paired it with a  pinstripe pencil skirt and my wedge heeled ankle boots for church yesterday!

This tunic with plaid details is from 3Brunettes Boutique....very comfortable, super wintry (is that a word? oh well!) kinda has a Christmas vibe and I love love the plaid cuffs πŸ’žπŸ’ž

We got our first snow this past week here....I only love snow in December! 😏

quick with the pictures!!! its a bit chilly out here! 😍

there you have it! I blogged on a Monday with outfit pictures!!!
I feel accomplished despite the fact it is only Monday!

Remember both these shirts are A+ in my books!

See you soon!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trendy Tuesday! ;)

yupper...I'm a day late again!

but I'm hopping on today to share some of my most recent outfits happening at my house! if you are on my Facebook page then you will have already seen sorry! πŸ˜πŸ˜‡

This week is Thanksgiving....I am still totally Canadian here and I am not in Thanksgiving mode but Christmas instead...I mean come on people....Thanksgiving is in the end of November I am dancing around the house to Christmas music and the tree is up and I'm working on that shopping list!!!!πŸ˜†

We are celebrating Thanksgiving though...LOL and I'm doing a huge spread on Thursday and spending the day with dear friends eating, talking, laughing and probably playing too many games πŸ˜›

This was my cozy Sunday outfit....with fleeced lined tights!!πŸ’“ the dress was from

I'm loving this cozy top from The Klassygirl Boutique...perfect for cooler weather and so comfortable!

plus did I mention the elbow patches?!!!πŸ’•

my typical "mom" uniform....this top is super cute and comfortable though the neck is a little funny also came from and has brown elbow patches!πŸ’•

sooo.. what are your plans for Thanksgiving? and are you in Christmas mode? have you got all your shopping done?

See you soon!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shopping Guide!! here's the husband declares that I am too hard to shop for!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜²

colour me surprised!!! I mean really?!!!! I can think of a bajillion things just off the top of my head that I would loveπŸ™‹

how can that be so hard?!

but seriously this guy...he does not get hints...nahope! I have to take pictures of the exact thing in the exact colour in the exact row at the exact store in the exact town...ya get where I'm going?πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

I really think I'm quite easy! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

so I thought maybe y'all have the same trouble and what fun it would be to share some of the things that would catch my eye or some things that I already have (thanks TJ!!!πŸ’‹) that I absolutely love!

here we go!

I love my instant of my fav things to do is cook up a bunch of chicken and shred it so we have it on hand for sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, etc. for lunches....yup! πŸ’•

hmmmmm..I may have gotten lost when I saw this dress and then I was like, oh yeah writing a blog post!😏 I have been wanting the perfect grey dress for wintering around the house...this is it!! 

I didn't include a link because you can find these everywhere...we found some at Meijers last night 😏 heeled ankle boots? took me a while to see...but they can be cute especially with dresses!

been wanting these for my table!πŸ’“ I love everything and anything farmhouse style!!

yup...boring...but let me tell you when you don't have enough they are pretty important! πŸ˜‰

you can't go wrong with good music...whether it's piano books, new songs to sing, good listening's a big hit with me!

and where would I be without some of my favourite products!!πŸ’“ give the gift of lashes to yourself or your bestie this Christmas! great stocking stuffers! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

There you have the top of my head 8+ perfect gift ideas!!

You're welcome! πŸ˜‡


Monday, November 13, 2017

Modest Monday

Most days find me in a jean skirt and top...not much fashion inspiration going on right now! and not much documentation going on...I need something to catapult me out of this rut but it's a very busy life here right now and I just cannot seem to get back on track!

Sundays though...Sundays pull me through...I love dressing up!

I cannot say enough about these floral dresses....we absolutely love them! We also love the super deals that Neesees runs quite often..the 14.99$ deal! πŸ’“πŸ’“

I recently (well it was months ago now ;) got this one to transition into the winter season...I was on the fence about the grey but I really like it!

I've got some more fashion to share coming up so don't go away!


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