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My Wish


I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window,
If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile
I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

Happy 18th Birthday little sister!

I can’t seem to hold back the tears today.

Tears because I  miss you tremendously and am heart-broken that I can not be with you today.

You know that I would be if I could, and you know that I love you with all my heart whether we are near or apart.

But most of all, tears because my baby sister is all grown up! And what a amazing woman you have become.

Beautiful. intelligent. Funny. Intuitive. Talented. Thoughtful.

I am so proud of you!

God has an amazing plan for your life, trust and believe in that always.

Remember that you can not always change your circumstances but you can change the way you perceive them and no one can ever take that away from you.

Live your life in love, compassion, humility, forgiveness, thankfulness, hope and most of all faith.

I wish you all things bright and beautiful today and forever

I’m here for you always.

Best Sisters forever, Baby!



Birthday Chic

My little sister’s birthday is coming up at the end of this week. The big 18! Officially an adult, where has the time gone?! I’ll spare you the mooshy sister love stuff for another post on her actual birthday. ;)In this post I thought I would share the birthday package that I put together for her which will be arriving tomorrow, I can’t wait for her to get it!

If you haven’t observed this about me by now 😉 I’m a bit of a perfectionist and like “themes” and always try, by the best of my ability, to carry them out to the very last detail. The theme I came up with for her birthday package last year was on the playful side, with a rainbow of polka dots. I would like to think of this year’s package as birthday chic! Modern,sophisticated and beautiful just like she is!

I came across this wrapping paper a few months ago and fell in love. I wish I would have bought few more rolls instead of just the one because I have since then thought of numerous other uses for it, like contact paper in my dresser drawers! It’s very reflective of the way I like to decorate our home. I love floral patterns and I am drawn to modern black furniture and wrought iron scroll designs with pops of color, just like how the purple ribbon pops with the paper. Purple after all is my sisters favorite color!

Now that I have went on about how much I love the paper the point is that I know she will as well. She always gives me creative control and appreciates my attention to detail which is one of the million reasons that I love her!

This is the second year that I have made her birthday cookies. I love to bake so I always include some sort of sweet treat for people on all holidays but “birthday cookies” are quickly becoming a tradition in my kitchen!

I wanted to incorporate the black and white of the wrapping paper into the cookies icing.

I like how they turned out looking and as always I used my tasty no fail sugar cookie recipe.

I bought a plain, chinese food carry out style box from Michaels and added a few purple touches to it then wrapped up the cookies and placed them inside.


I thoroughly enjoy putting things together like this for the important people in my life.

It’s my way of trying to make them feel special on their special day because they are so special to me.

I hope my little sister does indeed feel special when she opens her package, because I love her, miss her and couldn’t ask for a little sister any more deserving of all things special!


Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon~March 6th,2011

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing in my life at the end of every week♥


  This week I am especially thankful for:


~I had a very Happy Birthday this week.

My family made me feel very loved, thank you all!


~Lovey had a blast at his 2nd Birthday party!

Pictures soon to come. 🙂


~We had a good week in general celebrating life, we are so blessed!





Thank You Lord for Your many gracious blessings in my life. In Your name, amen.

Chocolate Whip Cream Cake

Yesterday was a family friend’s Birthday.

She is a colleague of Mister Mister’s mom and a very sweet person.

 I baked her a cake and Mister Mister, Lovey and I delivered it to their office for the Birthday girl. 🙂

I made a “perfectly chocolate” cake, that’s what the recipe is called. 😉

This was my first time making whip cream from scratch.

I was a bit nervous to make it because I do not have an electric mixer. It’s on the top of my wish list though, trust me!

So I whipped it up by hand, even Mister Mister lended a hand with the mixing because I thought my arm was going to fall off! 😉

 Some team work later it whipped up perfectly and I was very happy with how it turned out.

I don’t think I will be buying the can kind anymore, I had no idea how much better it is homemade! 

We hope you had a very Happy Birthday, V! xo


Happy Birthday, Mama


There is only one you, Mama.

No one else can fill your shoes.

Even though I am grown there are certain times that only you will do.

I’ve discovered over the years that no matter how independent I am I will never outgrow you.

I will always need you.

Always love you.

And always be grateful for you.



Happy Birthday Mama.

I love you and I miss you.

I wish I could give you a hug today and every day. 

Always know that there isn’t a day that I don’t send a million your way.