My Favorite Things

With the Christmas season approaching I thought I would share a few of my favorite things with you.  Maybe you can get a  gift idea for someone special in your family or maybe a special friend. Continue reading


A Little Faith Goes a Long Way


I don’t know about you but sometimes my faith is weak. It just is. I try to do things in my own strength. It’s a crazy, crazy way of doing things. I get all built up in my own super hero self and then fail miserably at handling what life tosses me.  Sometimes I have a great big ‘ol pity party and say “why me Lord” and God says right back “why not you?” And once again, He is right.  Why not me?  I’m learning some big lessons in faith. Lessons in a big faith.  A faith that sustains. A faith that makes you stop and smile and say “thank you Lord for your faithfulness, even when I couldn’t see it.” A faith that grows you. A faith that wells up inside you and makes you want to share it with others.  A faith that you can’t keep inside.  I heard in a message this weekend, that God is willing to help even when your faith is weak. He doesn’t run out. He doesn’t say, “Oh, please, she’s so weak. I have others whose faith is stronger, I’ll go help them.” His faithfulness is great! He is a great and loving God. Lamentations 3:23 says: “They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.”

We have to accept that we aren’t perfect, that we are a fallen people, living in a fallen world. Thankfully, He has provided a Savior for us. He has provided a help for me and  I’m seeing it. I’m experiencing His faithfulness like never before and I’m praising Him for it.  He is and will be faithful to the end.

Has God showed His faithfulness to you in times when you felt your faith was weak? I would love to hear how.

It’s just An Average Day on Everidge, Fifi





Guest Blogging, What?

My friend Deana at  The Frugal Homeschooling Mom asked me a couple of weeks ago to do a guest blog.  I’m so thankful for this opportunity.  Deana is a mother of three and has been homeschooling for seven years.She gives lots of money saving tips. She posts giveaways and most importantly she shares anything and everything related to homeschooling.  She is a gracious and wonderful lady and I feel honored that she invited in.  Please jump over to The Frugal Homeschooling Mom and read my post.  If you homeschool or just have school age children, I do hope that you will find encouragement in There are No Supermoms.

Take a moment to pray for our friends in France and know that you are loved.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, (that is you) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

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Family Time

On Saturday, our family on my mom’s side, got together for the first time in a very long time. A very, very long time. My first cousin’s daughter, Sheena, hosted us in her home.  There have been many changes since the last time we were together for something other than a funeral. My mom’s father  and brother (my pawpaw and uncle) have passed away. Some of the great-grandchildren have married and have children. Where once we all lived in one small area, we now are spread out in three different states and two countries.  Our family dynamic has changed but one thing remains, we still love each other and when we come together it’s just like we were never apart.  I think Mawmaw and Pawpaw would be pleased to see their family together, laughing and enjoying each other’s company. With today’s technology, there is no reason not to stay in touch with your family. Family is too important.

Thank you Mike and Sheena for hosting such a wonderful lunch for our family.

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(For those who couldn’t be there, we love you and missed you.)

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

A Little Switcheroo and Something Special

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I woke up on Tuesday morning at 4:40 and decided to switch the Living Room and Dining Room.  I know, crazy. I’ve done it before and then switched it back. This time it just makes more sense than it did before.  We will be doing some heavy duty entertaining for the holidays and the Living Room is quite a bit larger than the Dining Room. I have a dining table, that when all the leaves are in, stretches to seat 12. My parents gave us this table when they downsized several years ago.  When one leaf is in, it is stretching it to have dinner in our dining room. It is very tight. So…I took a few before and after pictures.  It’s amazing how just changing the furniture around can give a whole new, fresh look to your home.  (please keep in mind the before pictures were made at 4:40am. And yes, where I go, Lola goes. When I get up, she does too.) Thank you.

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Living Room Before

See the picture below. This was the Dining Room. See how tight the table was. If we turned it around the other way it would be half in the Dining Room and half in the Living Room.

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Dining Room Before

Another view below.

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So, now a look at the “Switcheroo.”

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And now for something special. We landed this great piece through a friend.  I had been looking for a catalog card file for about two years and this one basically found us.  I won’t be moving this bad boy by myself. It is very heavy.  It is a great storage piece.  It stores keys, tape, scissors, notepads, pens, pencils, etc.  I’ve never been so organized.   I do need more labels. I will admit that I have to open multiple drawers before I find what I need on occasion. Don’t you just love genuine vintage pieces?

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I’m looking forward to spreading that table out for Thanksgiving and Christmas and inviting our families in for the holidays.  This “Switcheroo” cost us nothing. That should make James very happy. No cost decorating.  I hope you like it.

Rainy Days and Mondays and a Little Recap


Today has been “one of those days.” I love days like today.  Days like today give me time to clean up. Haha! Clean up from the weekend.  We had a great time this weekend with our annual neighborhood hotdog “fest.”


We set up a tent in the front yard and give out free hotdogs, candy, tea, soft drinks, bottled water and hot coffee to all the trick or treaters, parents and passers by. Family and friends come and help us with serving. We have a fire pit, set up the tiki torches and chairs and tables and welcome our neighbors.

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It’s more than just serving a hotdog though. It’s serving a friendly smile and being a friendly neighbor.  It’s making a connection with the people who live down the street. It’s making sure that the kids who walk by our house every day know that we are nice people,and that we care.  It’s about introducing ourselves and letting people know that we are more than just the people who live at ###.  It’s letting our neighbors know that we are real and it’s also about getting to know them.

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It’s spending time with these precious little ones.


It’s sharing with our neighbors that Jesus loves them and we do too. It’s front yard ministry. It’s meeting people that live right here, on our street, in our neighborhood.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.