A Few Things to Share

Hello and Happy Friday! Is anyone else confused on which day it is?! Having the Fourth of July on a Wednesday totally threw me off this week. It was so nice having a day off with Jimmy, though!

Guy holding cat and cat's paws on his lap

Did you do anything fun for the holiday? I went to a little barbecue at Jimmy’s work on the third, which was fun. I even brought Mavis along and she enjoyed meeting some of the people Jimmy works with. My dad went, too, since his office is about 15 minutes from Jimmy’s shop!

On the Fourth, we laid low and bought flooring for the nursery, Jimmy’s truck battery died while we were at Lowes (AAA to the rescue!), went to church, and watched fireworks in the evening. I also baked chocolate chunk cookies for our neighbor who has celiac disease.

Gluten free chocolate chunk cookies with Pillsbury gluten free flour

I was super nervous I was going to make her sick from cross contamination or some other hidden form of gluten. I had Jimmy checking whether or not chocolate chunks had gluten and was washing all of our pans and supplies obsessively, lol. I can’t imagine actually living with celiac disease. Thankfully, the cookies came out great and our neighbor reported back that she loved them 🙂

I bought the flour from Walmart, and wanted to share that our grocery pickup experience from there that I mentioned in my last post was awesome! I’d definitely recommend it. I just ordered our groceries online, chose a pickup time, went to Walmart at that time, checked in at an outdoor kiosk, and a nice worker loaded our truck with our groceries. So simple!

See the picture below? That’s my favorite spot in our neighborhood. I just love walking the dogs on that street because its so quiet and the trees are so big and beautiful. In the morning, the sun pokes through the trees and it’s the best.

Pathway through trees with sun shining behind them

I have some other random things to share! First of all, have you heard of Altar’d State? It’s a Christian-based clothing store. It kind of reminds me of Anthropoligie mixed with Francesca’s Closet.

My mom and I popped in there a few weekends ago while we were hanging out and there was a huge sale going on, so I picked up two things I’m loving.

This bracelet…

When you love what you have you have everything you need bracelet from Altar'd State

And this sign! One of my favorite scriptures.

Esther 4:14 sign with wood frame from Altar'd State

I think that’s all the randomness I have to share this morning. I have lots of pregnancy updates as well, but I’ll save that for another post.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



  1. I’m glad you like that bracelet!! I really do too! What street is that in your post? Looks familiar because I’m pretty sure I’ve driven or walked on every adorable street in your neighborhood!
    That’s an adorable pic of Jimmy & Malcolm!
    Love you,

  2. Aw that was SO sweet of you to make those gluten free cookies- and it’s so good to know those mixes exist! Also I love love LOVE altar’d state. We don’t have any here (that I’m aware of), but when I visit my sister’s school in Cincinnati I love stopping by there!

    1. Aww thanks! Definitely nerve-wracking because I thought I’d somehow accidentally contaminate them with gluten lol! Thankfully they were tasty and GF all around. Yay!

      Isn’t Alter’d State the best?! I’m so glad you can go when you visit your sis!!

  3. Having the 4th on a Wednesday really threw me too! And Christopher even worked part of that day. But we spent the afternoon and evening with our friends at the pool just like we do every Sunday for life group so I kept thinking that it was Sunday, haha!

    I can see why that’s your favorite neighborhood spot! So pretty. 🙂

    I haven’t heard of Altar’d State, but I LOVE that sign! It’s a favorite scripture of mine too. Really, that whole story is so powerful. ❤

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who was confused on what day of the week it was with the Fourth landing on a Wednesday! I kept thinking it was the weekend, too! Then, going to work the next day… it was like what?! Then the weekend was like a day or two later. Not complaining, though. It’s always nice to have a holiday, no matter what day of the week it is 😉

      I think you’d LOVE Altar’d State! I also love that you and I are such big fans of the story of Esther! ❤

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