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Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Favorites- Happy Fall!

Happy Friday!
and to make your Friday even better-
It's the first day of FALL!


Who else is excited for pumpkin flavored everything, sweaters,
cooler weather, longer evenings and the holidays?
ME!!!

We've had a wonderful week and hope that you have also.
Here are a few highlights from this week.


We spent a huge part of our weekend painting our front door RED!
Well, actually the hubby painted it!
I did pick out the first color which did not turn out so hot
so I went and picked out a different red and as you can
see it turned out much better!


I love red doors!
So tickled with how it turned out!
I also love my PUMPKIN-
One of my dear friends did this for me.
She is so talented.
Be sure to check out her Facebook Page HERE.


Madison and I had a conversation about piercings not realizing she
took it as an OKAY to go get her 2nd holes.
She sent me this snap and it took me a few minutes to realize
what she had done!
Oh well, there are definitely worse things she could do!


How amazing is it to know that God wanted YOU
in this big & mighty world to live for His purpose!
If you missed my blog post from Wednesday- Be sure 


I've been working on a few necklaces and bracelets for fall!


Love this necklace!
Be sure to check out new 


This girl and I had some errands to run with Grandma 
the other night so we stopped per her request
at Panera to eat.
She got a yummy bread bowl with broccoli cheddar soup.
I got the Autumn Squash soup.
Both were delicious!


Before heading home we grabbed some
Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
The HOT sign was on...we couldn't resist!


Today is picture day for this 5th grader!
She picked out her dress and I have to say- I Love It!
Perfect for Fall school pictures!

As always I'm linking up today with 


I hope you have a blessed weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

April 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How Amazing!

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life we can get so 
caught up with work, kids, sickness, bills and the list goes
on and on. 
What we forget so many times is that we were created
for a wonderful purpose.


How amazing is it that the same God that created the heavens
and the earth, the moon, sun and stars and the beautiful
mountains and oceans thought this world needs a
 "YOU."
It is by no mistake that YOU are here!
I don't know about you, but this makes me excited to know
how much I am loved by my heavenly father.
Each day is a new opportunity to make the most 
of your life or your situation to bring glory to HIM.
His mercies are new every morning.
If you mess up today...He still loves you and needs you here for 
HIS PURPOSE!
What is HIS PURPOSE for your life?
That my friend is for you to pray and seek what He has in store for you!
Don't sit and wait for it to fall into your lap.
Proverbs 3:5-6,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not
on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, because
anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him
Hebrews 11:6

Be encourage today by the simple fact that God saw it fit
that YOU should be born and live righteously for Him.
Don't waste another day questioning--- instead
trust and believe on 
HIS PROMISES!!!

Have a blessed Wednesday!

XOXO,
April

Friday, September 15, 2017

FRIDAY FAVORITES

YAY! YAY!
for
FRIDAY!!
I'm linking up with Andrea, Narci and Erika for my
Friday Favorites.

On Saturday we ventured to the
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park.
It's not far from our house so we went
hiking with some friends and enjoyed a picnic!
 My sweet friend Kendi and I trying to keep up with our girls.

 Yep...they're Tree Huggers!!!

 So much fun exploring and not to mention the weather was beautiful!

We had the best time!
Can't wait to do it again.

 My crew running late for church as always!

 As a dance teacher I get to love on some adorable ballerinas.
This little one here was not too excited about dance class until it
was time to leave...then she just didn't want to leave!
How sweet!

I had to run some errands on Tuesday and stopped to do 
some shoe shopping.
Yep...these came home with me!
CLICK HERE for shoes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a blessed weekend!

XOXO,

APRIL

Friday, September 8, 2017

FRIDAY FAVORITES

I'm linking up today with ERIKA, NARCI and ANDREA for 
my Friday Favorites!

It's been a great week here in Bucklesberry!
I mean who doesn't love a 4 day week--I could do this every week!

 Last Saturday we ventured to the American Girl Doll store in Raleigh.
Bailey loves her dolls and all the little accessories that can purchased
for them.  

 We spent probably an hour in the store just browsing and 
Bailey playing with all of the little doll sets.
I loved dolls as a child so I can relate to her obsession.

 Cheesecake...why not?!
So many to choose from!
My favorite is the Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple- Delicious!!

 Sunday morning family selfie!
Love my crew!

 We spent our Labor Day by the pool with friends and 
then cooked up a Low Country Boil!
It was so good.

 The hubby and I had some quiet time on the swing
watching the sun set.

 Back to school on Tuesday.

 And on Tuesday was back to work for me.
Selfie celebrating 13 years!

 I have the cutest little kinder dance class ever!
They are just precious at this age.

 Bailey had dance classes yesterday.
She's growing up!

 Dance with friends makes it FUN!

After dance- BOJANGLES!

Praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

April

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Friends!
I'm linking up today with Andrea, Erika and Narci for
my Friday Favorites!
friday favorites
It's been a busy week trying to get back into the swing of things.

Last Friday, Bailey and I had a girls night out.
We enjoyed a quick dinner and a movie.
We saw the movie, Leap.
Such a great movie and of course I loved it since I'm a dance teacher.

 On Sunday, we celebrated our sweet friend's graduation ceremony 
at their church.  They have this really nice event for the girls that
are going to middle school once they've completed courses, 
attended Bible lessons and served in the community.
It was super sweet and so glad we were a part of it!

 I'm a huge Pioneer Woman fan and ever since
my sister-in-law recommended her book I can't put it down.
Ree is a really great writer and not just about cooking.
Click HERE for book.
We visited her restaurant, The Mercantile this summer and 
stayed in a cute B&B.  If you missed it you can read all 

 Game Night at the Parrish's!
Bailey picked UNO!

 I noticed Bailey's little chalkboard and requested a pic with it.
She pretends like she doesn't like school, but I think she really does-
this right here proves it!!!!

 After dinner one night Daddy suggested we go out for 
ice cream and were all like YES!!!

 All of our yummy flavors!

 Not sure what they're up to!

 Bailey's first eye exam.


 Daddy had an eye exam as well.

 After the eye appointments we had an early dinner.
This girl loves Mexican food!  She could live on it.

 This one too!

She requested a pic before school since she was so cute!

We are also praying hard for 
TEXAS!
I can't imagine what many are going through.
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Thank you for stopping by!
Have a blessed weekend.

XOXO,

APRIL

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You are worthy!

Like most days I fee unworthy of our Lord's love and favor, but
He continues to show me that through His grace and love 
I am worthy, loved and beautiful in his eyes.

I came across this the other day on social media and it just 
stuck with me.
How powerful it is to know this!
Some days you rock that "Christian status," while other days
 you boldly feel you could have done so much better.  
With that feeling of disappointment in yourself comes doubt that 
God is looking down ready to punish you.  That's just not true-
God loves you in the hot mess you are in and wants to 
see you through it.  You simply must trust and believe
you are worthy and include Him in your life by
reading your Bible, praying and spending quiet time listening
for His total guidance.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, 
as some understand slowness.
Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but
everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

I hope this encourages you today that whatever you are going
through or whatever you have done- 
God is there ready to fulfill His purpose in your life!

Have a blessed day!

XOXO,

April

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday!
We have successfully made it through the first 
week of school!  
I'm linking up today with Erika, Narci and Andrea 
to talk about my favorites from this week.

ONE
We've been trying to get back in our school groove this week.
As sad as I am to see summer go; I am ready for cooler weather, to be
back on a routine, the county fair, pumpkin everything and just spending
quality time with my family!

I shared some back to school pics earlier this week so if you missed
it be sure to check it out HERE.

TWO
How about that SOLAR ECLIPSE!
That was pretty amazing to witness and reminded me of 
how GOD has his hand upon everything.

THREE
I made some purchases a while back and this was one of them.
With Fall in the air I can hardly wait to snuggle up with by 
Main Image - Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan
I've purchased a couple of their cardigans over the years
and they never disappoint.
You can find it HERE.

FOUR
I'm in need of new pair of kicks and these keep calling my name.
Main Image - New Balance '420' Sneaker (Women)
It's been several years since I owned a pair of 
New Balances, but I remember them being great shoes.
I love this new millennial pink that is so popular right now.
Click HERE for shoes. 

FIVE
SALE ALERT!
I purchased these shoes back in the spring and they've been 
great to wear this summer and I'm sure I'll wear them in 
the fall with dresses and jeans also.
Main Image - Hinge 'Cora' Block Heel Sandal (Women)
Such a great price on these.  I have them in black, but 
they come in 2 other colors.
CLICK HERE for shoes.

SIX
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And if summer has to end then this is what I'm ready for!
Bring on PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

I hope you have a great weekend!
Make it count!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

April Parrish