25 Days of Elf on the Shelf~Meet “Willie”

Here in the last few years “Elf on the Shelf ” has put a little new magic in Christmas. When I was little, there was no popular storybook, but there was my little elf “Willie.” Why I named him “Willie” I have no idea. So my little elf has been putting magic in my Christmas for 44 years total, and now he’s putting a little extra magic in Christmas for my kids…at least my youngest. The magic of the birth of Jesus is {Read More}

Facebook Friday~ “Friends” {Free Timeline Cover}

Awhile back I was linking with Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama for Five-Minute Fridays and one Friday her word to write on was “friends.” Click HERE to read my post, but I thought it would be fun to make a timeline cover about friends. Enjoy! To make this photo your facebook timeline photo: 1. Click on the photo and a menu will come up where you choose “save image as.” (Use a two-finger click on the photo on a mac {Read More}

Happy Summer from the Vaughans :)

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A Million Ways

My life has been so busy these last few weeks I’ve had a hard time just posting twice a week, and on Fridays it’s just a five minute post! But I can’t let mother’s day go by without a quick post for my mom. Among many other things, she’s one of my biggest fans!  I could not have made it thus far in life without her. Besides the fact that she did bring me into this world, and probably wanted {Read More}

God-Sized Dreams: Taking a little time out to play…and live a little-girl sized dream

I’m linking up with Holly Gerth at God-Sized Dreams, and when I saw today’s subject (taking a little time out to play) I knew I had to tell you about my trip! In the midst of a writer’s conference, a speaker’s conference, and a blogger’s conference I’m attending this year (yes, all three in one year…I think I’ve lost it), I’m headed to Europe for the first time in my life. My very first time out of the country. One of {Read More}

Spring Break Highlights in Pictures~Pensacola, Fl

The Honesty of a Child…{My Marlee-girl}

  When Marlee was in kindergarten at Mauldin First Baptist, her teacher had to test each of the children at the end of the year on their alphabet. Mrs. Alli called out the letters in no particular order for Marlee to name each letter…   When Alli and I had a conference at the end of school, she informed me that Marlee had received 100% on her alphabet, but she’d had to alter the rules for one particular letter. When {Read More}

How to make a Valentine Tree

In all honesty, I have very little artistic talent, but I can be fairly creative. The problem is, creativity takes time, which is always in short supply. But with a little motivation from a friend and a really cool tree I’ve always wanted to make something with, I decided to make a Valentine’s tree this year. My curly-branched tree is called a “Curly Ligustrom” for any of you green-thumbs out there. In the summer, the leaves disguise the branches and {Read More}

A Free Valentine Screensaver

In all of my Google searches involved in the WordPress learning process, I stumbled upon a fun little site called Tagxedo. For anyone who loves words, you will LOVE Tagxedo. You can completely customize your words, image, colors, etc. and create all kinds of fun stuff! Just for fun, I created a screensaver for Valentine’s day for you to upload  by clicking here: FREE VALENTINE SCREENSAVER  Enjoy! I’ve never been great at tutorials, but if y’all are interested, just leave {Read More}

Washington D.C.~In Honor of Our Veterans

I’m sleepy. It’s a little after 8:00 a.m. and I’m sitting at church before the early service while Trevor is in band practice. If you know me, you know I’d rather be home in my bed planning to come to the 11:0o service. I’m trying to get used to my new WordPress blog. I could post so quickly on blogger, but this is taking a bit longer to learn, and life is super busy right now. My brain is tired! {Read More}

A Little Beachy Goodness

Our marriage verse.  Our life verse.  Has it always been easy?  No.  Have we served none the less?  Yes.  When I ponder our lives and see where we are now,  the choice was always clear.  We will serve the Lord.  And he has rewarded us abundantly.  Enjoy a little beachy goodness from our vacation 😉 The fancy… and the fun… Hope you enjoyed the… From my heart, Celeste

Make-a-Change Monday~A Time for Bubbles

Well, if you read my post on Saturday, you know I stayed off the computer for the weekend so not too much thought went into the {make-a-change} for today.  I will share with you what I did instead of writing a post for today, which might just be a {make-a-change} we all need to make sometimes 😉   Who say’s you can’t put bubbles in a Jacuzzi?!?  Hope you had a wonderful mother’s day!  From my heart,  Celeste

Make-a-Change Monday~Surprise!

My oldest daughter, Miranda, turned 18 on Saturday. We asked her repeatedly what she’d like for her birthday, and the only answer we ever got was “love.” First, she loves being loved, and second, she couldn’t think of anything she really wants. If you know Miranda, you know she is loved. She demands love and attention, but more than she demands it, she deserves it.  Miranda had her birthday all planned out in her mind, and of course the day {Read More}

Tips to a Happier You in 2012~Time to Dance

   I will admit that this Southern Baptist girl hasn’t done much dancing in her time. It’s not that I don’t like dancing; I’ve just never had many opportunities to dance. There was my senior prom, for which my date (now my hubby) and I learned to shag, but beyond that we have never spent too much time in ballrooms. With the era of X-Box and PlayStation, you no longer need a fancy dress and a ballroom to dance. You {Read More}