Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Roundup… Birthday Edition!


Week Recap

Hey y'all… first of all… it's my birthday.  How old am I?  As borrowed from a friend of mine, we will just say this year is "the end of twenty," so I better soak up this last year of twenty somethingness, right?

Beyond that… life is crazy right?  I feel like I inhale on Monday and don't exhale again until the weekend.  But this weekend happens to be especially busy so maybe I will exhale ned week.

AND… if you have been following along you know that one of our major goals for the year was to save cash for a car.  Well… this past week BOTH of our cars transmissions went out on the same day. Thankfully one is under warranty so theres that.  But we are officially a one car family until we save up!  Any one out there have advise for working as a one car family???

And of course my Instagram week… 

Our Georgia snow day…

Dreaming and planning a new week…

Loving siblings…

 Dreaming of Disney


On the Blog this Week

*Have you come to check out the link up I co-host?  Tuesday Talk???  It is a great group of bloggers :)

*Budgeting diaries continued with 5 Ways to Save  Money, a guest post by Jennifer from Chaos to Peace.  Definitely check it out!
What is your story? Or do you have some tips or pointers or anything you think would be encouraging to readers trying to be good stewards of what God has given them? Email me at and you can share a post! :)



On Other Blogs this Week

Ummmm… so for real, reading blogs is one of my favorites and this week there has been exactly ZERO time.  Please forgive me… it is my birthday :)



*I have wanted a sweater scarf forever… but can't quite justify it because I am embarrassed to admit how many scarves I already have.  But this video from Tiffany at Bright on a Budget has me wanting to get one, especially now that I know how to style it.

* Warm weather.  Seriously, I have been dreaming about the beach and sunny warm days.  I know I should not wish winter away, but I am really struggling with this… I am just not a cold weather person.


God is teaching me...

I have just started a study of Daniel with our small group and I am consistently amazed at what slowing down and really digging through scripture does!

This quote from the Wiersbe commentary, Be Resolute, pretty much sums up what God has been moving in my heart this week.

"How can God's people resist thee pressures that can "squeeze" them into conformity with the world? According to Romans 12:1-2, "conformers" are people whose lives are controlled by pressure from without, but "Transformers" are people whose lives are controlled by power from within." Daniel and his three friends were transformers: instead of being changed by the world they did the changing!  God used them to transform the minds of powerful rulers and bring great glory to His name in a pagan land."

How was your week?



  1. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you are spoiled by your beautiful little family :)

  3. I'm currently dreaming of the beach too! Happy birthday!

  4. Happy birthday! I am sorry to hear about the cars, that's not a fun way to start off the year! It's good one can be fixed under warranty though :)

    We are lucky that we have great public transport here so we don't need two cars but it would be frustrating not to have one when you need it so often!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. Happy Birthday, Stasia. I enjoyed visiting your blog today. Will keep visiting! Blessings.

  6. Happy Birthday, Stasia. I enjoyed visiting your blog today. Will keep visiting! Blessings.

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