Monday, October 10, 2016

Thoughts from the Weekend + A Linkup

Happy Monday! I struggled for a long time with what I wanted to write about for today’s post, so I ended up deciding on talking about two different things that have been on my mind the last couple of days. First of all, I am sure many of you have heard about Hurricane Matthew and its effects here on the coast of Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. While I don’t live on the coast, my area was still affected to some degree by the storm. We dealt with rain, strong winds, and power outages here in the Midlands, and just seeing the hurricane’s effects here kept those closer to the storm on my mind all weekend. Although my area of the state was extremely blessed by being saved from the worst part of the storm, many areas near me were not so fortunate, so they are constantly in my prayers.

I don’t know nearly as much as I should about the widespread damage all over the state, but I know that we are dealing with downed trees and power lines, possible flooding of rivers and lakes and the like, closed roads, and damaged houses, and all other things that you deal with when you are faced with a hurricane. But I know that we are so blessed, not only in my city but all over, because it could have been so much worse than it was (remember Hugo?). So, I am keeping everyone in my prayers, but I am also thanking the Lord that He saved us from even more destruction.
Now for the other thing that has been on my mind. For the last few days I have been toying with the idea of adding fashion to my list of things I talk about on this blog. I love wearing cute outfits, although I’m not exactly the best at coming up with them, and I’ve been thinking it would be fun to share them with all of my readers. I don’t really know anything about fashion blogging, however, so it would be a learning process for me. I haven’t actually made a decision yet; I might just try it out and see where it goes from there, but I would really love y’alls opinion! What do you think? Should I add fashion to my list of things to blog about?

And now on to the linkup!


First, I’m featuring JoDitt from JoDitt Designs and her post with a sneek peek of her all new coloring book!

Second I’m featuring Alyssa from Life From My Laptop and her post about how to keep your sanity when you're a homeschool mom.


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-This linkup has no theme so we encourage you to link any of your recent posts. Also note that we have the right to delete your link if it isn't appropriate. However, we are super excited to read about your passions and are so glad that you've decided to join us!

To see where I’m linking up, check out my Where I Party page.


  1. First, I too am glad the hurricane is over. I hope and pray that those damaged can find the help they need and that others will help out too. I am an American living over in Spain now but if I was close by, I'd see what sorts of volunteering I could do.

    And two, if you want to blog about fashion, you should! My favorite thing about fashion blogs are that they are what you make them. There are no wrong answers in personal style. So if you want to, you absolutely should! I love outfit shoots ... I put something fun together and pick a nice place in my city.


    1. I agree; it is so important that everyone who can gets out and volunteers! Thanks, I'm really thinking I might add fashion to my list of things to blog about! I think it might could be really fun; and thanks for the vote of confidence!

  2. Although I'm nowhere near the storms here in the midwest, I can't stop thinking about all the people whose lives have been turned upside down and have lost so much. I'm so glad that you're safe where you are.
    I'd love to see your style posts too! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm glad I'm safe as well, but my heart really goes out to my friends and neighbors who are not! Aw, thanks! I'm seriously thinking about posting them, and I'm getting kind of excited!

  3. Coloring books! <3
    Such a cute blog header, by the way ;)

    You can visit my blog at...Mic's Room (

    1. I love coloring books too! Thanks, my sister designs blogs and she actually made it from a free graphic!

  4. I am glad you guys are safe and am thankful your power came back on sooner than others (from reading your sister's blog). Thanks for sharing your thoughts today though. I like the idea of seeing some outfits on here, I bet they would be very cute too as I love reading and seeing what Sarah wears. Thanks for sharing and hosting.
    Rachel xo

    1. Thank you; I'm glad we are as well! I'm glad you like my idea, I'm thinking it could be a pretty fun adventure! Thank you so much for linking up!