So we finally get to take the new camper out and since Pastor Mark was preaching down in Tuscaloosa, AL this weekend, we decided to pull the camper to Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker, AL. Mark grew up going to this park as a kid. This trip was very nostalgic for him, expect this […]


I wanted to journal on the back of this page (view more of this page above here) but was afraid of how it would turn out since I planned to use watercolors and that would cause the pens on the this to bleed through to my new page. But I went for it anyways and […]

Journaling Bible | He Will Command His Angels |

Hubby took me out for my birthday and we happened to stop by TJ Maxx and look around… here is what I found! I found these two kits, yes kits, these are actually workbooks and they came with markers and a “carrying case” of sorts, but they are FULL of great ideas to use in […]

Oily St. Patricks |

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not sure what you are doing tonight but I’m sharing my oily love in an introduction to Young Living Essential Oils class! and I’m so excited. I’ve been wearing greenย today in hope that I don’t get pinched, but if I do, I have an oil for that! *wink *wink […]

Camper Love Runs Deep |

Camping… nothing new to the Sanford family! Our family has enjoyed camping from the start of its existence. One of Mark and I’sย first dates was camping… in December in Northport, Alabama… we thought it was fun. We were silly and in love. You’ll do anything when you’re in love. Like tent camp when its near […]


It’s so cold here in North Alabama, like crazy cold for here, it feels like 10 degrees. I’m dreaming of warmer weather and some of this awesome pico salsa that my husband makes. Pico De Gallo made by my hubby, is one of the best things ever! ย We call it Pico or Pico Salsa and […]


Here is the story on “Oily Mommie”. A few months into my new oily experience I decided that I wanted to blog about my oily love. I started out sharing here at apileofashes but a couple months in I got the grand idea to start a separate blog just for my oily posts, seeing how […]

Journaling Bible | Grass Withers

I got some watercolors this Tuesday and couldn’t wait to use them! We had some important things going on this week in the life of our church and our district, so I wasn’t able to use my watercolors as soon as I would have liked to. So this past Saturday night when i finally had […]


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