November 18, 2014

Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Hunt

Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

This week I am teaming up with some other AMAZING bloggers to share some great gift guides for everyone on your list this holiday season.  Please check out each post this week and enter a giveaway on every blog listed at the end of the post.  That's LOTS of chances to win amazing prizes!!

Okay now here's my amazing gift guide for the Outdoor Man in your life!

Gift Ideas for Men Who Love to Hunt


I come from a long line of Hunters, Fishermen, and guys who just LOVE the outdoors.  Seriously...they are ALL hunting right now as I write this!  Now while I didn't inherit the same love of hunting, I am constantly buying gifts for the guys in my life and never know what to get them.

I have asked my dad, brother, husband, and father-in-law their ultimate wish list and here are the results.  They picked a lot of the same items which tells me it's a great gift idea!  Hopefully this will help you make the outdoorsmen in your life happy when he opens his gifts!  These are all UNDER $100 and there is something for every level of hunter and outdoor man.

(This is not my "prettiest" post ever but I think the information is super good!)

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Okay I let the guys pick a few splurges in case you are wanting to spend a little more on your guy:


        

    


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Here are all of the other amazing bloggers gift guides!  Each blog has it's own giveaway going on and they are all SO good :)


I had to share some pictures of the guys in my life doing what they love most :)

This was Cole's first hunting trip with his daddy...and mommy too since he was a baby!

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My dad and brother after a hunting trip a few years ago.  Those two LOVE hunting and would go everyday if they could.

My brother being deep at the top of a mountain :)



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November 16, 2014

No Complain November Part 4

We are doing a "No Complain" November Challenge.

I hope you are enjoying this little series this month and trying to keep your complaining down and your gratitude up!

Okay the verse for this week is: 

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Meditate on this verse.  Share this verse card on social media so others can know about this challenge.  Write it on the tablet of your heart :)

My little thought for today is to evaluate your "problems."  My husband was just promoted and is now the newest police pilot in the state :)  I am so proud of him and we are so excited for this new chapter in our lives.  As soon as he was promoted, the "problems" with saying goodbye, moving, etc. started to creep in.  I complained about the list of things I need to do like change our address, call all of our utilities, and how I wasn't going to be able to set up my Christmas tree when I wanted to.

Then today in bible class, I looked at two young girls at my church, one who just lost her dad this week, and another who's mom was just placed in hospice.  I couldn't believe I was complaining when they were both in such grief.  One of my friends was smiling even though her life is really difficult right now.  Take some time to comfort those around you who have something they are dealing with and remember that someone might LOVE to have your problems instead of their own.

Please share your thoughts and experiences from the last few days and share this challenge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #nocomplainnovember so we can spread the joy :)

November 10, 2014

No Complaining November Part 3

We are doing a "No Complain" November Challenge.  Click here to start from the beginning!

I hope you are enjoying this little series this month and trying to keep your complaining down and your gratitude up!

Okay the verse for this week is: 

Philippians 2:14:  Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Philippians 2:14:  Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Meditate on this verse.  Think about it when you feel like you are about to become angry or annoyed.  Share this verse card on social media so others can know about this challenge.  Write it on the tablet of your heart :)

My little thought for today is to really think about what you complain about and if it's necessary.  If I have a headache, my husband ALWAYS knows about it.  Why do I feel the need to tell him every time?  Can he do anything about it?  Nope.  This month I have tried to keep the little complaints to a minimum because when you tell people these tiny complaints every single day, it starts to add up to one big negative conversation over time.

A social media side note:  If you have a headache or are tired, your 853 friends on Facebook really don't need to know about it either.  :)  So next time you have a tiny gripe or complaint, think it and keep it in.  Unless you think you need medical attention :)

Please share your thoughts and experiences from the last few days and share this challenge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #nocomplainnovember so we can spread the joy :)

November 5, 2014

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party
My sweet Aunt Martha just turned 60 and we celebrated with a simple but really pretty Shabby Chic Party.  I wanted to share all of the fun, inexpensive details that made this party so special.  It is perfect for any fall gathering and you could even steal some of these ideas for Thanksgiving!  

All of the flowers were from United Supermarket and they were sooo pretty!  We used my mother-in-law's mason jars for the centerpieces and she just tied on different ribbons, jute, and some burlap roses with a burlap runner.

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party
 My sister-in-law made these little utensil holders with a lunch bag and some ribbon!  Easy cheesy :)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party
This little frame greeted all of the guest at the door.  It says, If you would please be a dear, and sign your name, so Martha knows you were here!  She printed it on burlap paper and I'm pretty sure she made it on PicMonkey, my favorite editing site!  (I would suggest the Royale because it has SO many options)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

For the guest page, we bought a tiny piece of lace and taped it to an ivory piece of card stock for a cute sign-in sheet she can keep :)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

I did this same "60 Reasons" gift for my father-in-law's birthday a few years ago but we wanted to do it again for Martha.  I cut small pieces of scrapbook paper and everyone wrote reasons they love her and we put it in this mason jar for her to keep.  

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Martha wanted BBQ sandwiches on my Mom's Famous Tomato Rolls so that's what she got!  They were so yummy and these rolls are a staple at my family's Thanksgiving table for a reason :)


My sis-in-law made little mason jars full of ice cream for all of the guests and there were fun toppings to go with them.

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

I made this little banner with some lunch bags, black card stock that I cut out with my Cricut Expression 2, and some silk mums.  I took the mums apart and then layered them on top of each other with a button in the center.  I wrote "We Love Martha" with chalk and then I made a little tissue banner for underneath it.  It was really cute but super hard to get a good picture of :)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

I thought this was really funny and had to write it somewhere :)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Martha!  We love you :)

Shabby Chic 60th Birthday Party
I hope you can use some of these ideas for your fall gatherings or Thanksgiving!