Yesterday’s Shenanigans and The Power of Words

Friday Oats

Good afternoon everyone! How’s everyone’s Friday going? I am so happy it’s the weekend.  To celebrate, I made a mammoth sized bowl of oats with a lot of melty peanut butter. (Aside from football it is the best way to celebrate Friday’s).

Yesterday was another crazy day, but a lot of fun.

I woke up to the wonderful temperature of 40 #sarcasam, had my devotions and headed to the gym.


After the gym, I picked my sister up and we went to the chiropractor, who gave me a soft-tissue massage.  That was amazing.  My shins are feeling a lot better. Praise the Lord.

After getting my massage and haircut, Emily and I stopped for lunch at Panera.


Soup was totally necessary on a cold day. I got the classic salad with a cup of their chicken noodle soup and an apple. Satisfying and delicious.

While at Panera, I was adjusting my hair and a lady next to me said, “You don’t need to fix your hair dear. You are beautiful just the way you are.” It was so sweet of her to say, but what really struck me was the power of words. It meant a lot for someone, a stranger, to say that to me.  Imagine the impact we can have on one another if we used to our words to bless one another. Proverbs says, “To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!” Proverbs 15:23 (ESV  Remember that words can either bring life or create sorrow. It is amazing how a simple comment affect someone’s entire day.

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We took unnecessary pictures


After eating, we went off to babysit, headed home, cooked dinner and pies.  My friend and I whipped up two pies (from scratch) #ohyes for her boyfriend. We are both hoping they work their magic.  “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” (or so we’ve been told)…

apple pie

Head over to for the recipe! It smelled delicious..

Well, I am off to get ready to go to a football game. It’s sweater weather in the Valley folks and football is in the air. And life is good.