The How-To Weekly ~ April 12th Edition

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Hello Gorgeous friend.

Cozy on up to get refreshed because I’ve got all my favs from this week here,  just for you.  

  • Fun & helpful How-tos to knock your socks off
  • Inspiring stories
  • A dose of optimism
  • A scoop of motivation
  • And a side of Guru life

For this How-to Weekly Edition Shindig, cue the confetti, honey.  God’s Spring confetti, that is.



Yay, a great tutorial about how to correctly shape your eyebrows.  I learned this 25 years ago in beauty school and to me, it still applies today.  Good stuff!


I hope your recent Resurrection Day was a wonderful day of worship of the one and only God Almighty.  We followed the same traditions we do every year:  Easter baskets, Worship at Church, Easter Egg dying & hiding, and photo ops {my personal fave}.  It was a great day but we were missing our oldest son, Captain & E {his new fiance}.

Purchasing gifts for my three was a little different this year.  {Yes, I still get baskets for my older kids and hubby—It’s just something I enjoy doing!}  Captain would not be home for Easter so I’d need to ship him one, Princess has been having food allergy issues so I’d have to be creative, and Superman requested that I not get him one at all since he didn’t want junk food.  I think all turned out happy.

Oh yeah, and SuperPup got Smarties for her Easter Goodies.


In other exciting news, we’ve planted our first real garden.  

Ekkk.   We have no idea what we are doing but you gotta start somewhere, right?  

Our kind neighbor came over and tilled the small area and then Superman and Princess planted strawberries, onions, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and bell peppers.  

We sure hope something turns out!


Yesterday we traveled to visit some friends who all happened to move to the same area in the same time frame and leave a big ol’ whole in our hearts.  


Seriously we are happy for them but miss them tremendously.  We told one couple that we were coming and surprised the newlywed couple.  We all worshiped together at First Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia and then spent some time together in the afternoon.  Love them to pieces.

all of us

I’ve been thinking about how Luke 15:20 says that while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

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