Wake Up Wednesday: 4.4

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a good Easter with their family and friends. I also hope you enjoyed some amazing weather.

I have been spending as much time as I can outside, and I can only hope the sun is here to stay for a while.

Let’s pick up this afternoon, and get on with it!

Song of the Week:

Stay With Me

-Josh Gracin

This song is one of my favorites. I listened to it the other day, and it brought a lot of memories and emotion.

Bible Verse of the Week:

I love this bible verse, but we need to remember that we need to meet Him in the middle. But, I love the rain, and I will welcome Him always.

What hobbies would you like to try?:

I have always had a desire to learn how to weld. I think you could build, form, and or put together some really neat things. You could use this skill artistically or for business purposes.

There are so many hobbies I’d like to try, but welding would be towards the top of my list.

Quote of the Week:

10 things I am grateful for right now: (not in any particular order)

  1. My husband
  2. My daughter
  3. My family
  4. My friends
  5. My small town living
  6. Sleep
  7. Memories
  8. Farmers
  9. Reading
  10. My home

Book of the Week:

The Beantown Girls

-Jane Healey

This is our April book for our book club. When we read the blurb on the back, I wasn’t excited in the slightest. I wasn’t looking for a history lesson, but when I opened it up, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is fictional but I do believe there are parts that are based on true stories. Some of the events, I don’t think one could make up.

That’s all I have for you this week! Enjoy the spring weather, and enjoy your weekend.


Wake Up Wednesday: 4.2

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the nicer weather. I cannot wait to spend more and more time outside. How did everyone’s brackets do for March Madness? I actually had Virginia winning one of them so at least I didn’t get last; and I beat my husband so that was a win in my mind. It’s also Masters week for all of you golf lovers. My golfer this weekend is Justin Rose, so that’s who I routing for.

We are supposed to have some weather this week. So if it snows, it will be the 2nd snow on a robin’s back. You know how the saying goes – so I guess 1 more snow then.

Let’s get down to it!

Song of the Week:

The Worst Kind

Tim Hicks (feat. Lindsay Ell)

I have never heard of this guy, but I liked this song. Take a listen.

What makes you feel inadequate?:

Nothing makes me feel more inadequate than not know what I am talking about. Education and tapping resources has been my way around this world. I will recite information until it is engraved in my brain. I like to know what I am talking about and sound smart. Doesn’t everyone?

Bible Verse of the Week:

I think we all react to the potential situations and outcomes before we really see everything unfold. I have started to challenge myself in reacting at the right time.

What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?:

I don’t usually sing in the shower, but when I do, it’s usually “Unfaithful” by Rihanna. This just so happens this is my jam in my car. I have a few of jam songs, but this one is pretty popular on my list.

The funny thing is, I don’t really like Rihanna at all.

Quote of the Week:

I fully believe anyone can pick up a bible, flip to any page, and find the message God intended for them at that time. There is always something relatable. Sometimes I pray to God for him to show me what I need. I, then, flip to a page, and every single time, I have found my message – my need.

What is your greatest source of motivation?:

Honestly, I love watching other’s before and after pictures come up on my media. I always think, “yeah that could be me some day”. I also think the scale is a pretty good motivator, but I often avoid it.

When I was a member at a gym down in Ames, I was the healthiest and in the best shape of my life. I got down to my sophomore weight in high school. The thing is, I had to limit myself when it came to my weigh-in’s because I became obsessed with the numbers. They had a scale that would spit out a piece of paper with a lot of different numbers on it. I taped them in my journal and highlighted them with new goals for the week.

And now I don’t have that kind of gym anywhere near me, and I don’t have much motivation. I’m hoping when I can be outside more, that will help me out.

That’s what I have for you all today! Enjoy your weathery Wednesday. Did you see what I did there? hah

Have a great weekend.


Wine Wednesday: 4.1

Good evening! It is April everyone; it’s also my birthday month. A lot of you know that I enjoy celebrating my birthday, not because I am getting older, but because I have been blessed with another year of life.

These warmer temps are brightening my mood and I cannot wait to spend more and more time outside.

I hope no one got fooled to bad yesterday. I didn’t have any good ideas this year.

Anyway, let’s wind this day down. Grab your wine, beer, milk, pop, juice, or water of choice.

Song of the Week:


-Maren Morris

This is such a great song, and I think a lot of could use this reminder now and then. Whether it be in your personal life, with God, you significant other – everything can relate. It’s all about the foundation!

Where is your favorite place to get coffee or tea?:

Caribou Coffee. I always get a dark chocolate turtle latte. It honestly tastes like they stuck a whole chocolate bar in there and let it melt. It is super rich and full of caffeine. They are definitely a treat; I don’t get them very often, which is probably beneficial for my bank account.

Bible Verse of the Week:

Where is your favorite place to meditate?:

In my bed, at night, with my eyes closed – preferably while I sleep. I do not meditate, but I have heard it is a great practice. I don’t really like yoga for a workout because I don’t feel I get enough of a workout in. With that in mind, I can only think I’d feel very similar with meditating.

Quote of the Week:

What do you do when you get nervous?:

I am and always have been an extremely anxious person. When I get nervous or anxious, I bite my nails or the skin about my nails. It its extreme, but I have made myself bleed a few times.

It is a habit I’d like to kick, but I can’t seem to walk away from this.

That is all I got for you today. I hope everyone had a great weekend and week. Bring on another week.