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elizabethesther  Author: "Girl at the End of the World" and "Spiritual Sobriety." Mother of 5. Passionate about books, sewing, watercolours, roses & rescue dogs.


Roses going off like whoa like YAY like EEK like OMGOMGOMG I can't calm down for even ONE MINUTE! πŸ’πŸ₯€πŸŒΉπŸŒΈ

My kids call this "Mom& #39;s Mini-Mart." πŸ˜‚ This, my friends, is my pride and joy: very own stockpile. Yep, I'm back to couponing! The key, I've discovered (thru trial and error) is SIMPLE organization. My last coupon organization system was way too bulky, complicated and time-consuming. Now, I've figured out a better, simpler system and by combining sales with coupons and store rewards points (oh, how I love @cvspharmacy extra bucks!!), I save literally hundreds of dollars every month. I love finding deals, printing coupons and then creating a shopping list! It's like putting together a big puzzle. Except you get free stuff AND you save money!! This weekend, I'm clearing out more shelf space. My goal is to give excess supplies to the teen pregnancy shelter nearby @marysshelter . I don't need baby wipes anymore, but I got such a great deal on them that I'm putting together a gift basket for the shelter. Couponing makes me happy!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸŒˆ

Graduation announcement picture!! Class of 2017, oh my word, the time has just slipped through my fingers like sand....being a Mama has always been and will always be the most wonderful, precious gift of my life. Congratulations, Jewel! πŸ’— And thank you, Solmar, for these incredible pictures. photo cred @wasabiannn

Cannot even believe that my firstborn will be graduating from Highschool in just a couple of months. We're in the middle of college acceptance letters and Big Decisions About Life right now. But she's handling it with her signature grace and joy. She was nominated "Most Outgoing" in her senior class (I have no idea where she got THAT from, wink-wink). It's been such a privilege and honor to give witness to Jewel's life. I pray, as she dances into her bright future, that she keeps that gorgeous smile on her face and continues to grow in wisdom, grace and joy. Photo cred @wasabiannn

I love painting my friends' homes! This cozy home belongs to my kind, gentle and wise friend @emilypfreeman . Emily's books have taught me how to slow down and NOTICE the beauty in ordinary days. Her book #simplytuesday transformed my view of "boring , stressful Tuesdays" and helped me look for the hidden beauty of that day. I'm so grateful for her friendship and it was an honor to paint this portrait of her home.

This makes me smile. I'm going to miss these days; the days when my twins play with their dolls for hours and then tell me: "We just wanted to surprise you" when I found all the dolls napping in my bed. 😊 πŸ’— I love these days.

I mean.....πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Bernie is a percher. He likes to sit at the top of the stairs where he can survey the land below. He enjoys being up high where he can get a good lay of the land. In this picture, I am lying on the couch and he is peering down at me from the back of the couch. He wants to make sure he doesn't miss any action or any potential opportunity for playtime. If he thinks I'm just relaxing he'll maybe allow himself a little doze, but any movement from me and he is up and ready to go! 😊

πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—Raindrops on roses πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Missing Napa....

What do you do after a soccer game? Use Mama's fabric scraps to create unique dresses for your dolls, of course. And then host a fashion show! Future fashion designers in the making! :) πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘—πŸ‘’πŸ‘ 


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