The Heavens Declare… get Outside!

Dandy Blend via @Sprittibee

  It makes sense that God wants us to spend some time outside in nature. I mean, if the heavens are declaring something – we should be out there to listen. I have to be honest. I live in Texas, and while I love it here, I HATE the summer. I can’t stand it when […]

When Life Throws a Curve Ball Called Cancer

Hospital Stay

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. Apparently, being tired should have tipped me off, but I was just plodding along like any […]

Shawn and Brittany’s Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX

Shawn and Brittany Pecan Springs Ranch Austin Wedding by Sprittibee Photography

I love taking pictures of people in love. What’s not to love about it? Shawn and Brittany were a dream couple to photograph. I loved how Brittany knew exactly what she wanted and was very organized. She’s a teacher. Maybe that’s why we connected so well. When she contacted me, she knew she wanted bridal […]

Beatitudes for Parents

What a Friend we Have in Jesus

I get a lot of junk mail, email, and information pushed at me as a blogger and homeschool mom – and let’s face it – as a human being. This week, however, as I got ready to trash another newsletter I didn’t have time to read, a date caught my eye in small print. 1895. […]

How to Stay on the Homeschool Train (When you Feel Like Getting Off)

Should you get off the homeschool train?

A friend of mine came to me this week in private and told me she wanted to get off the homeschool train. She asked me if I had ever thought of quitting. I admitted to her that it was a constant battle with me, but I had felt that God was really calling me to […]

Back To School: Happy 2016-17

Sprittibee's Back to School Photo 2016-17

You might not want to look at this if you are no where near ready for 2016-17 and are taking your sweet time off this summer to soak up some sun and sanity. Me, on the other hand? Well, it’s 100 degrees in the shade in Texasville, so what else is a girl to do […]

Cowgirl Renovation Part 1: My New Rustic DIY Adventure

Cowgirl Renovation Part 1 by @sprittibee

Because of some repairs we needed to make to our house (a door that had a rotten frame, walls that needed paint, carpet that needed to be replaced), I decided to tackle a Pinterest-worthy dream I’ve been having of “remodeling” and re-purposing my living room and dining room spaces. Of course, I have “dreams” for […]