.. but I didn’t. I gave him grace, instead.

I’ve always stressed to my girls how important it is to pay attention on the road, whether we’re walking or riding. They’re basically pros at it now so whenever we see a car coming they get off the street and into the closest yard without me having to tell them. Sunday was no different, they … Continue reading .. but I didn’t. I gave him grace, instead.

A love note.

A girl and her daddy... her Prince Charming, her first love, her whole heart. 💗 Seems about right... My sweet girls are ob-sessed with their daddy, and for good reason because he's awe-some, but that sometimes leaves me feeling overlooked & unloved, which is reallllllly hard. They are my whole world, I do everything for … Continue reading A love note.

A penny.

Pennies from Heaven. A phrase Urban Dictionary defines as, "When you've lost a loved one & find a penny, it's a sign from them that they love you & that everything's okay with them." And if you've never read the poem, "Pennies from Heaven" by C. Mashburn, google it! I've been a runner for a … Continue reading A penny.

A plan.

2016 didn't quite go as I had planned. I planned to work a lot more after the girls were born (HA!). I planned to keep the house clean, the laundry washed, and supper cooked.  I planned for my mom to be here to meet her new granddaughters  on their birthday. I planned for her to … Continue reading A plan.

A day.

August 28th, 2015. A day I'll never, ever forget... Have you ever felt completely torn between two emotions- pulled in two different directions until you thought you'd literally snap in half? That's exactly what happened for me on August 28th, and I remember every single little detail of it. It had been a long 8 … Continue reading A day.

A picture.

"A picture is worth a thousand words." We've all heard it, we've all said it, and we've all thought about the exact words a certain picture might say if it could speak. But 1,000 words doesn't even scratch the surface, really...  This is my sweet Daddy, my beautiful Momma, and a teeny tiny me in … Continue reading A picture.

A book.

Have you ever completed something that you never thought you would? My high school graduation day went something like that for me.. I mean, I never though the day would come.. it was just long day, after long day, after another long day. But I look back now and I realize that time was whizzing … Continue reading A book.

A year.

2015. Wow, what a year! It was fun, terrifying, beautiful, ugly, sad, happy, and any other amazing description and it's opposite, all tied into 365 days. In short, I made close to 200 quilts, a handful of Christmas stockings,  a DIY t-shirt quilt book, and with my hubbys help- two beautiful identical twin girls that we'll be … Continue reading A year.

A story.

Our GoFundMe Campaign Story from 12/11/13: Hey y’all, we’re the Martins! I’m Lauryn and he’s Cory… thanks so much for checking out our little page here, we hope you’ll read our story, maybe share it, maybe even donate, but we would really love it if you would keep us in your prayers through our continued … Continue reading A story.

A review.

The Bible says in Colossians 3:23, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man. That was my answer yesterday. I've been making quilts since 2010, y'all, and I'm SO incredibly grateful for that! I love my job, the people I work with, the precious baby … Continue reading A review.