Travel Tip – Love Notes

Travel Tip – Love Notes

I’m in Denver for a training conference this week, and my sweet husband hid some notes for me in my suitcase! My mom always did that when I went to summer camp, and I ❤️ that Gene is continuing the tradition! Whenever your spouse travels, try tucking some notes for them into their suitcase before they leave!  It’ll be meaningful for BOTH of you! #lovenotes #ilovethismanofmine #tradition #travel #investinginourmarriage

Currently – January 2017

Currently – January 2017

Linking up with Anne at In Residence and Jessica from An Immeasurable Joy for this month’s Currently post!  I love these!  (My apologies for a lack of photos today!) I am currently… GATHERING: my thoughts and plans and getting them into my bullet journal.  December’s monster to-do lists got totally out of hand, and I ended up neglecting my poor bullet journal for a few weeks.  There were just SO many things to do I used my white board and…

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What I Read – December 2016

What I Read – December 2016

December is a perfect month for some fun, lighthearted reading, am I right?  Of course, right!  And what a bonus if the books are ALSO powerful, funny, well-written, and clean.  I recently discovered new-to-me author Chautona Havig, and I’m just loving her stuff. She summarizes her writing as “Christian fiction without apology or pretense — lived, not preached.”  That PERFECTLY describes her books!  Check out her bio and blog here. I’ve been binge reading her Christmas stories.  So far I’ve…

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Top Ten Posts of 2016 – My Favorites

Top Ten Posts of 2016 – My Favorites

Yesterday I shared the top ten most viewed posts on OutAndBack in 2016.  Today I took a few minutes to look back through all my posts and picked 10 personal favorites.  I’ve listed them in the order they were published.  ( The Letter R & the Elephant and Currently – December 2016 are favorites, but since they made yesterday’s list, I won’t include them here.)

Top Ten Posts for 2016 – Most Popular

Top Ten Posts for 2016 – Most Popular

What a fun year here at OutAndBack!  Thank you for stopping by, reading a while, and cheering me on!  Here are the ten most popular posts for 2016 (based on number of views). 1.  Electric Pressure Cooker – YES!  My initial foray into the world of electric pressure cookers.  I started with the Farberware model; here’s what I thought of it.  (Coming soon:  a post comparing this to the Instant Pot that I purchased later.)   2.  Michael Ann’s Kitchen …

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What I Read – November 2016

What I Read – November 2016

Yikes!  DECEMBER is almost over, so I’m quickly backtracking to talk about the books I read in NOVEMBER! My Southern Journey: True Southern Stories from the Heart of the South  by Rick Bragg. If you’re from the South, you’ll want to read this book!  If you’re NOT from the South, you’ll want to read this book!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

  “Do not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a great joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord.  This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in pieces of cloth and lying in a feeding box.”  Luke 2:10-12 New Century Version “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son….

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READ::WATCH::LISTEN::FOLLOW – December 2016

READ::WATCH::LISTEN::FOLLOW – December 2016

With all the visual and written media flying around these days, it can be hard to decide what to choose, what might be worth a little of our precious time.  Behold!  The Read::Watch::Listen::Follow link up!  My friend Sheila hosts this every month, and the linked posts are chock full of great recommendations.  Here are mine for this month. READ:  I’ve read some GREAT books over the last few weeks!  I plan to post my “Books Read in November” list tomorrow,…

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Cozy Fashion for the Holidays

Cozy Fashion for the Holidays

Y’all won’t be surprised if I tell you I bought another pair of LuLaRoe leggings.  Really though.  I own only a few pair, but I DO love them!  And when I saw these over at Brittney & Teresa’s LuLaRoe group, I just HAD to have them!  Here’s how I’m styling them. This is my favorite way to wear LuLaRoe leggings.  A little crazy can go a long way, so I like for just a bit of them to peek out…

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Currently – December 2016

Currently – December 2016

Hooray for a new Currently link up!  Here’s what I’m currently up to! Doing:  Visiting new friends in beautiful Thomasville, Georgia!  I met some ladies at the #READSavannah event back in September, and two of them live in Thomasville.  I had been here once before and discovered a delightful downtown area with loads of unique shops and some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.  (I’m looking at you, Jonah’s Fish and Grits!)  I’m here now to invest in these…

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