April gifts and graces

Old English D ♥ loops ♥ tuxedo shirt, crisp and white ♥ home to settle in ♥ a wrinkled $20 ♥ joy dare ♥ two souls, one ♥ family ties ♥ rain puddles ♥ slip sliding tears ♥ hidden heart ♥ rock-a-bye-baby ♥ peepers … finally ♥ purple crocus April gifts and graces♥ bargain spring duds ♥ spring sun and moon ♥ Buddy’s smile ♥ blue sky ♥ How Dante Can Save Your Life ♥ I’m sorry ♥ memories ♥ black and white photos with curled edges ♥ Santa with a glitter hat ♥ vintage Christmas ♥ shelves, neat and tidy ♥ garage swept clean ♥ books to the ceiling ♥ books on the floor ♥ miraculous medal ♥ tender pinks ♥ my reflection ♥ fragile love ♥ Grammy’s baby quilt ♥ grass a growin’ ♥ return of the feathered friends ♥ daffodils ♥ carrot mango ginger juice ♥ paybacks ♥ clean and cozy, hearth and home

March gifts and graces

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Ann Voskamp A Holy Experience

green grass candle ♥ bulbs-a-poppin’ ♥ afghan, warm and cozy ♥ Mom’s pearl ♥ tinkling charms ♥ glammy makeup ♥ learning to forgive ♥ lakeshore stones and pebbles ♥ trust to bank on ♥ a broken heart ♥ baby love ♥ homemade milkshake ♥ crispy bacon ♥ time, carved out for me ♥ sun on the snow ♥ morning reading ♥ the courage to change ♥ perfectly pretty planner ♥ love song ♥ sunny breeze ♥ melting rivulets ♥ shrinking snow piles ♥ steaming coffee ♥ blessed, blessed cough drops ♥ prayer ♥ birdsong ♥ my heart, given away ♥ crisp, clean sheets ♥ shiny, pretty, sparkly ♥ stand up ♥ donuts!♥ fatoush ♥ my bagel buddy ♥ “I can’t wait to hear about it.” ♥ blog away ♥ oil pastel farm road ♥ bath bombs ♥ time is a wastin’ ♥ crown of thorns ♥ braided bun ♥ ring of fire ♥ rock-a-bye baby ♥ neither leave nor forsake ♥ only believe

February gifts and graces

the little Jeep that could ♥ red, red wine ♥ snowblowing ease ♥ a novel journal ♥ again and again ♥ doggie love ♥ butterfly meadow ♥ birdfeeder, all aflutter ♥ a tenting we will go ♥ nap, well-taken ♥ greasy pizza yumminess ♥ heart-broken crash ♥ Gorilla glue ♥ creamy avocado ♥ free night for homemaking ♥ stumbling over Shakespeare ♥ wind-up februarymonkey ♥ steadfast ♥ bread & wine ♥ welcome with smiles ♥ love lost ♥ sober truth ♥ losing pride ♥ finding strength ♥ making peace ♥ shade tree’s summer peace ♥ black shadow-cat ♥ there but for the grace of God ♥ Truth with a capital T ♥ ticket to laugh ♥ uncountable rocker hours ♥ a teacher’s heart ♥ marriage blessing ♥ a home for Buddy-bear ♥ snow day French toast ♥ fatoush with a love ♥ walkabout ♥ grays that I’ve earned ♥ bubbling mac ‘n cheese ♥ baby blanket, soft and silky ♥ a step forward ♥ melting heart ♥ I Love Lucy ♥ Fr. John ♥ rusty red tobacco tin ♥ pretty, pretty planner ♥ an awful August night ♥ eye crinkles

You can learn more about the Joy Dare on Ann Voskamp’s blog A Holy Experience (link).

January gifts and graces

morning sunrise over the back field ♥ last flicker of a Christmas candle ♥ blue sky, say no more ♥ a room heater, toasty warm ♥ my lunch bunch ♥ I didn’t give up last summer ♥ girly girl makeup ♥ insight and intuition ♥ Mom’s pearl anniversary ring ♥ engagement diamond, reset and gifted ♥ St. Francis ♥ a listening ear and an open heart ♥ home, tether to hope ♥ Our Mother of Perpetual Help ♥ great grandma’s wedding band ♥ Avis’s scrapbook ♥ an exam answer key ♥ the power of sober change ♥ joys shared over coffee ♥ nose-to-nose baby boo’s ♥ a dollar for a sweet melody ♥ unasked help for a newbie ♥ the power of sacrament ♥ sing along gospel songs ♥ here I am ♥ miracle baby ♥ a welcomed hug in a strange place ♥ baby eyelashes ♥ gray hairs ♥ the excitement of starting life together ♥ avobath bombs ♥ the way it used to be ♥ laugh lines ♥ grownup student’s life unfolding ♥ blue mood ♥ jeans that fit ♥ security ♥ vaulted arches and blue constellations ♥ coffee ♥ wine in my sippy cup ♥ homemade granola on yogurt ♥ candle, candle burning bright ♥ books and broads ♥