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Frigidaire “Do Over Moment” What’s Yours? #CleverDoOver #spon

Thanks to Frigidaire ™ for sponsoring my writing. Frigidaire ™ invites you to visit and submit a moment you’d like to do over. Whether it’s a bad first date or a vacation gone wrong, Frigidaire ™ will help cover the costs for one lucky visitor to win the ultimate do-over. And, for each do-over submitted, Frigidaire ™ will donate $1 to Save the Children.

How many times a day do you say a silent prayer for a do over moment?  With kids it’s pretty much a consistent hourly thing isn’t it?  And then there are the “but it looked so awesome on pinterest” do overs.  There are the serious only God knows about do overs, the embarrassing do overs “I swear that pole wasn’t there before”.

If there was anything I would really like a “do over moment” for, it would be my wedding.  David and I got married at a courthouse with the promise that we would have a “Big” wedding later.  Our wedding was great.  Our family and friends were there.  The judge was sweet and funny.  I wouldn’t change any of that, but….if I had the chance to do it over I would take everyone that was there, add my sister Kari who was in Arizona at the time and place it all in an actual church.  The wedding was great, the people were great, the vows, the kiss, my precious ring bearer was all great.  My dad even “walked” me into the judges office were the wedding took place.  But to scoop it all up and place it in a nice church with flowers, tulle and candles would have made it perfect!

See, the one thing that drives me bananas are the pictures.

From top left is my momma, my sister Nori, my Uncle Iqbal, My dad, Nicole, our friend Stephen, David’s older daughter Marlayna. Then of course is David, myself and next to me is our precious ring bearer, my beloved nephew Khaleeq.

See, not to bad but we’re in an office.  I’m so thankful the judge had nice wood paneled walls and not something in beige!!

Here we are in the lovely court house hallway under the ever so flattering fluorescent lighting.

From the left is David’s mom Alice (yep! Alice was named after her), my momma Barbie, David’s dad Eddie, my dad Jamil and us!

So yes, I would “do over” our wedding and maybe even hire a photographer.

Frigidaire has me thinking about “do over moments”.  One do over I really despise is the dreaded re-washing of dishes.  Frigidaire has gotten rid of the dreaded washing do over.  Here is what Frigidaire has to say:
The Frigidaire Gallery™Dishwasher gets dishes fully cleaned the first time, so there are no dish do-overs. Nearly half of adults admit to re-washing and/or re-drying dishes after the dishwasher cycle has been completed. To prevent dishwasher do-overs, Frigidaire® is stepping in with its new Gallery® Dishwasher featuring the OrbitCleanTM Wash Arm, ensuring dishes are cleaned right the first time.

So, if you had a “do over moment” what would yours be?

I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective.  All the opinions expressed here are my own.

Bright and Cheery Spring Mantel

I’ve noticed that my sense of style for my home revolves around Alice.  Last year I went with soft pretty pastels, as Alice was still in toddler mode. She had a sweet soft squeaky voice.  She wore lots of soft pastels.  This year the sweet squeaky voice is a little bit more grown up.  She likes to wear bright happy colors.  She’s rambunctious, full of life and always happy.  She is definitely a CHEERY kind of girl.  I noticed all this last night while I was taking pictures of the mantel and thinking of last years.
I used an old sheet that once belonged to my precious nephew Khaleeq.  Khaleeq is now a precious angel in Heaven above.  With this, my wreath now has a sweet sentimental value doesn’t it?  My hubby gave me the idea to add the pom pom flowers and ladybugs.  I especially love the ladybugs, they are Alice’s favorite.  Her nursery was all ladybugs and she was even a ladybug for her first Halloween.  The wreath was just too small to hang on the shutters by itself.  So, I made a pennant banner from the sheet.  I love the way they look together. 
I plan on writing up a tutorial on how to make this wreath later this weekend.  It’s so easy, y’all will LOVE it! 
I use more of Khaleeq’s sheet and wrapped these candles.  I left the burlap on a couple of the candles I had decorated for Valentine’s day and added matching green flowers. 
I added our Bless this Family piece my hubby bought next to the candles. 
For the other side, I added an antique glass bottle that was once my Grandma’s, a couple little glass jars filled with green glass beads and tied with burlap, an Easter cross I found at Walmart and my newly painted candle holder (sometimes cake stand) with a sweet bright red ceramic bird on top. 
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Here is my spring mantel all together!
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 What do y’all think??  I’m really happy with it!  Make sure you come back later this week to see how to make this cute wreath.

A Birthday Wish sent to Heaven

On this day in 1999 God blessed us with a precious Angel.  My sweet nephew, Khaleeq.  Khaleeq went to be with our Heavenly Father two years ago, just 7 days after he turned 10.  We miss him so very much.  Below are a few posts I wrote about him last year. 

Sending Birthday Wishes to Heaven
Birthday Cake for an Angel
Khaleeq’s Heavenly Birthday
Happy Birthday sweet Khaleeq! We miss you!!

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