Sadness.

On Friday. October 3, my sister, Stephanie, lost her husband, John, from a massive heart attack. He was 42 years old and showed no signs of heart problems prior to that day.

His son Gavin, 11, and step-son Steven, 18, will now step up to take John’s place and weather the storms of this overwhelmingly sad time together.

The days after John’s passing, Stephanie’s house was flooded with friends and family providing them food, comfort and support. From mowing the grass, to painting the shutters, everyone chipped in to help where possible.

No, money cannot bring him back, nor buy happiness, but death does bring a financial burden that can be helped. We cannot take away the sadness, we cannot take away the pain, but we can help in other ways.

Please consider giving in memory of John Рfor Gavin, for Stephanie and for the future they now face without their father and husband. And please pray for comfort and strength during this time.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

A Million Ways to Wear Your Plaid Blanket Scarf

Well, maybe not a million, but a lot. I missed the bandwagon on the Zara plaid scarf last year, but I scooped one up pretty quick a couple of weeks ago here. If it would just get cold enough to bring it out, I’d be much happier. It’s not supposed to be 80 something degrees in October.

For inspiration, I’ve pinned a bunch of great outfits using the plaid scarf – click below to check them out on Pinterest!

 

Plaid Scarf Ideas

Mamacraft: BOO Halloween Door Decor

It’s a thing right?Mamacraft While He Minecrafts He plays Minecraft while I do some crafty stuff. I decided I wanted to make my own version of the BOO door hanger decor I’ve seen on Pinterest. Some purple, sparkly paper, ribbon, pre-painted cuties from Michaels and lots of hot glue, and this is what I got! Today – the remaining Halloween decor is going up around the house! Can’t wait! Hanging Halloween Boo Door Decor

Halloween is Coming

Halloween

 

Am I right yall?

First Day of School – 4th Grade

The obligatory first day of school pic. Not a lot has changed in terms of interests and likes since 3rd grade. But he sure is taller and gave me a bit more sass about having to take this pic. Oh well, we’ll see how much longer I can make this tradition last.

 

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First Day of Forth Grade

First Day of Third Grade

First Day of Third Grade

First Day of First Grade

First Day of First Grade