Friday, May 15, 2015

Siesta Scripture #10



Verse #10 - Luke 1:45 NIV

"Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!"

I love this Identity Declaration from Beth Moore.  Perfect reminder for this month's scripture.




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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lately............

Life lately has been a whirlwind, to say the least.  Since mid-April, I have been going non-stop, and things are not going to slow down any time soon.   I thought I would hop on here and share some of the fun things I've been up to, starting with two music festivals (back to back weekends), a quick trip to the beach, a little softball action, and lots of fun in between.

This is not an exciting picture, but this is one of the stages at Merle Fest. 
Unfortunately, it rained the entire time I was there, so even though the music was great, the weather was cold and rainy. 

 The following weekend we headed to Houston Fest in Galax, VA. 
What a difference a week makes.  Sunny Skies, and lots of great music. 

One of my favorites from VTC - STEVE!!

 The Church Sisters singing their song from the OJ Album. 

 Marty Stuart!! Black-Eyed Susie

The OJ Band!!  So excited for this project to FINALLY come out this week!!

My amazing boss who always keeps me laughing!! 

And, while we were at Houston Fest, she talked the fireman in letting her go up in the Bucket on the Firetruck.  LOL!!!  Luv it!! 

After Houston Fest, I headed to the beach for a couple of days for a little R&R!!
There were very few people there, and the weather was perfection!!
 My hubby and I - Love this Man So Very Much!!
 Jamie and Matt - Best Friends!! 


This view, NEVER gets old! 

 I made it back to town in time for the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association's Pinnacle Awards. 
And, BCM swept the awards by winning in all the categories, including Best of Show! This was a HUGE Kudos to our Marketing Team!

 So proud to be a part of this amazing team!!! 

All of the Award Pinnacle Winners!!

 On Friday, we got to hang out with Corbin and celebrate the opening of the New Welcome Center in Kingsport. 

 Really honored to get to work out our new TN Tourism Commissioner. 

 And, finally, got to spend a little time at the ball park watching my hubby play a little softball. 
This is his first season, and I am so very proud of him!!

Hope you enjoyed this recap!!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Siesta Scripture #9


I cannot believe we are already on verse #9.  We are almost half way there.


This month's scripture comes from Psalm. 

"Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me."
Psalm 103:1-2 (NLT)

 
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's Worship

Its been a little while since I've posted some of my favorite new worship songs. If you are looking for some new tunes for your quiet time, I would recommend checking some of these awesome songs out:




What new worship songs are you listening to these days?  
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Friday, April 24, 2015

100 Ways to be Elegant - Post #3 (21-30)

 
I am back for the third installment of easy ways to add class back into our lives.  Here are 10 more ideas to help add a little elegance and etiquette to each day.  

 21. Practice quality over quantity
In everything, don't settle.  Take time and always select quality over quantity.   It will last longer and be more reliable in the long run. 


22.Remember that it’s more important to be kind than it is to be right
You will never regret being kind to someone.  Always choose kindness, and when you are angry or frustrated, keep your mouth shut. 

23.  Sip your drink
This is one I am working on.  I often want to inhale my drink in two seconds, and get a quick refill.  As a lady, we should sip our drinks and be a little less rushed to drink them.  



24. Chew each bite 20 times
Speaking of food, its also important to chew your food at least 20 times per bite.  This will help make you feel fuller faster and longer. 

25. Learn how to wear a scarf
Scarves are truly elegant and make any women seem more put together and lady-like.  Here are a few ways to wear scarves in the summer. 

 26.Don’t curse
Its so easy to let profanity slip off our tongues, yet its not something that is attractive at all.  

 27.  Serve coffee or tea after meals
When hosting a party, or having dinner with friends, its so important to have coffee or tea after the meal.  It makes conversation go longer and is a great way to wrap up the event. 

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 28.Keep your home clean and uncluttered
This should go without saying.  If we begin running out of storage space, its time that we binge all of the clutter from our home.   

29. Have one subdued solid color scheme throughout your home, use accessories to add color
Speaking of home, one of the best advices I've been given lately is to use decor to add pops of colors and keep the rooms a solid neutral color throughout the home.  

 30. Have fresh flowers in your home
Finally, if possible, keep fresh flowers on your decks and front porch, as well as, in your home too.  


Hope you enjoyed these 10 ways to add a little elegance to your life.  

Happy Friday!



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chi Town.............

Last week, I hit the road for a week long trip to Lexington, Cincinnati, and Chicago.  The week was filled with meetings with national and regional publications, and ended with an incredible showcase of music from the Birthplace of Country Music (ie...Bristol).

Check out some fun pics from the week:

 Awesome meetings with Marci and Meagan.  We loved our team, and named ourselves "Side Car." Inside joke!!  LOL! 

 Fun night listening to some great music. 





 Our Bristol Team!!

 Orthophonic Joy Showcase!!


 
We had an incredible week, and even though the 13 hour drive home was brutal it was well worth it!!! 


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lets Get Healthly - Breakfast



Okay, its time.  Its time to get serious about my diet and eating habits.  Living at the Davis B & B is awesome, but all this home cooked food is killing the little bit of diet I had in me.  LOL!  So to get back in the right direction, I am going to focus on one meal at a time and slowly get my habits into shape.  

This week, lets focus on Breakfast.  Here are some healthy choices:

 Starbucks - Reduced-fat turkey bacon and reduced-fat white cheddar cheese on an organic wheat English muffin.  Add a Skinny Carmel Latte and I have a 400 calorie breakfast!
 Breakfast Mix with Cereal and Dried Fruit 
Calories: 250 - 300

 English Muffin, Banana, and Blueberries
Calories: 200-250

 Breakfast Sandwich and an Orange
Calories: 350
 Yogurt Parfait from McDonalds - These are the best!!
Calories: 200
 Cheerios and Fruit 
Calories: 350

Bagel, cream cheese, and a tomato 
Calories: 450

What about you - what are your breakfast go to meals to stay healthy???


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