Tuesday, June 30

twenty questions: all about the blogger

Happy last day of June, Sweet Friends!

Can you believe July is already here? I'm struggling a little to grasp that concept. We've been in quarantine since March, and as of right now, it looks as though I'll continue working remotely through the month of July. Even though things are starting to open back up in Kentucky, our daycare is still only open to essential employees. Surprise, finance is not deemed essential, and honestly, I'm okay with that. I am also incredibly thankful to work for a company that is willing to accommodate its employees and their families during times like these.

I digress... moving on.

Now, let's get to know one another better. I realized it had been ages since I'd done an about me post, and since those kinds of posts are some of my favorite kinds to read, I decided to throw a little party. I hope you'll join us. Grab the image and add your link below. Not a blogger? Share your answers in the comments. The more the merrier!


Sunday, June 28

let’s have a party

It’s been ages since I’ve done an about me post; and since those kinds of posts are some of my favorite kinds to read, I decided to throw a party. 

I created this list of twenty questions to give you some insight into the author of this little space of mine, and I’d love it if you’d join me. Please share so others can join too. It’s tons more fun when there’s a party in getting to know one another just a little bit better. The more the merrier! 

Party starts Tuesday, June 30th. Grab the image and join in on the fun.


1 - Introvert or extrovert? 
2 - Favorite movie?
3 - Arrive early or late?
4 - Last book you read? 
5 - Favorite holiday?
6 - Pet peeve?
7 - Food you refuse to eat? 
8 - Favorite fast food chain? 
9 - How do you keep fit?
10 - Morning person or night owl?
11 - Favorite drink? 
12 - Irrational fear? 
13 - Go-to snack? 
14 - Strongest sense? 
15 - Fictional place you’d like to visit? 
16 - Kindle or actual book?
17 - Last movie you went to see? 
18 - Favorite season? 
19 - Beach or mountains? 
20 - Favorite cereal? 

Have a blessed Sunday! 

~Trista~

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Friday, June 26

friday favorites: name that kitten

Hello Sweet Friends!

I am so happy to see Friday arrive. I've neglected this little space of mine lately more than I'd like, but the height of budget season has been upon us and deadlines have run amok. I do see a light at the end of the tunnel though. And I have a growing list of things I want to share when time permits. Until then, let's keep it short and sweet with a few favorites from the week.

I packed up my Little Farmers this week and headed to my parent's for a coupe of days. Having my mother and niece around to help with the kids while I work was such a blessing. My Little Farmers thoroughly enjoyed the change in scenery, and honestly so did I. This was my view while working. Knowing my Dad had sat in this very location while working on his computer brought on all the feels.


Friday, June 19

friday favorites: call me productive

Happy Friday, Sweet Friends! 

I am so ready for the weekend. This week has been a little tough on the work front. I secretly love budget prep season, but it can totally drain you. So, this week’s favorites will be ultra short and sweet. 

I finished The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. It had a bit of a slow start, but once I climbed that hill, I couldn’t put it down. It takes place in South Eastern Kentucky and tells the story of an English woman who is swept off her feet by a Kentucky mine mogul’s son. She settles down in the States, and she and a handful of other women establish a library service on horseback. The story explores the culture, the obstacles, and victories these wonderful women experience. Five stars for sure. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Giver of Stars: A Novel

Friday, June 12

friday favorites: let it grow, let it grow, let it grow

Hello Sweet Friends!

Anyone else as excited to see Friday as I am? I know the past few weeks have been covered with God's grace and perfect timing, but they have also left me exhausted.

As most of you know, my father passed away a little over three weeks ago. Then last weekend, our family said goodbye to my Farmer's grandfather. In the midst of these trials and in an effort to keep myself distracted during my spare time, I've immersed myself into making the gardens perfect and purging toys and clothes. I think the constant motion has finally caught up with me, and I'm ready for a weekend to relax and decompress.

So, on deck for the weekend is The Giver of Stars, a couple of good runs, and a whole lot of porch sitting. But first, let's kick it off with a few favorites from the week.

It was hot and dry for several days in a row here in Kentucky. That's the perfect condition for working in the hay. Anyone else love the smell of fresh cut hay??


Tuesday, June 9

the trenches of motherhood


I have a confession. 

Sometimes I feel like I’m navigating the open waters without a compass or crawling inch by inch through the trenches. At times I feel lost, helpless, and defeated. I often ponder on where I’ve gone wrong, what I should have done differently, and whether any damage I’ve caused is irreparable. 

Then, with a simple observation of camaraderie between siblings, a brief display of affection, or an expression of compassion or servitude, the moment passes, and feelings of joy, pride, and thankfulness surge. I am reminded that even though I am not perfect, I am not a failure either. 

Friday, June 5

verses of encouragement

Lately, my prayer has been that God would draw me nigh unto Him, continue to increase my faith, and speak to me through His word.

He has been answering that prayer, and as this week leaves me with a heavy heart, I'd like to share with you the verses from the last few weeks that I've found particularly meaningful. I hope you'll find some encouragement in them just as I have.