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22 September 2015

Fall Date Ideas

Fall is my favorite season, so when Josh and I were discussing what to do this fall, I thought I would make a list of the fun fall date ideas that we're going to try and do.


Fall Date Ideas


You can also find a pdf version of this list to print out here




1.       Lay out under the stars
2.     Coloring books, legos, a blanket fort and lunchables
3.     Pumpkin Patch (photo shoot)
4.      Drive around with your favorite fall drink searching for the most beautiful fall trees.
5.     Rake up a leaf pile and jump in it
6.     Bake a pie together
7.      Go on a camping trip (recommended for married couples).
8.     Build a bonfire & roast s’mores. 
9.     Snuggle under a blanket & watch the Lord of the Rings series (a fall tradition in our family).
10.  Carve a pumpkin or two.
11.    Drive through a park & enjoy a picnic in your car on an extra cool fall day.
12.  Get breakfast and watch the sunrise over the golden fall leaves.
13.  Go on a hayride.
14.   Grab your cameras & go exploring for the perfect fall shot.
15.  Spend the day exploring a new town & enjoying all of their local fall fair.
16.  Go to a football game or football practice.
17.   Dress up in formal attire, attend a classical concert or opera, then stop at a local coffee shop & share a hot beverage & festive dessert.
18.  Watch the sun set over the fall trees, snuggled under a warm blanket, sharing your favorite fall drink.
19.  Go horseback riding through the falling leaves.
20.Take a mini fall road trip & don’t be afraid to put away the maps & get lost in the beauty of fall.

15 August 2015

Staycation 2015



So Josh and I had the wonderful opportunity to house sit for a little boy I nannied in the past! It was an awesome house and we had an incredible time. The time spent with Josh was great and honestly I wish I could have a job as house sitter!


Grilling out our first day

The "first" meal, hamburgers, brats and mac n cheese

My first bath bomb!
Fresh cut hydrangeas from the garden


The bath bomb

Dining with my soulmate

Movie Night! Hot Pursuit.

Gwennie cuddled up next to hubby

Brunch on a Sunday

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Eggs, bacon and cinnamon roll waffles

Ellie is passed out!

The most cuddly schnoodle

Sex bomb

Comforter bubble bar
Another brunch

Hubby is very excited about breakfast

The dogs want some bacon

Movie night part two

Homemade blueberry muffins

Homemade turkey manhattans


I love this man

The new tank for Lumos

Waking up to a love note, breakfast and everything ready is so amazing!

03 April 2015

Marriage Prayer Cards



Marriage Prayer Cards

Oh friends, how God stirs my heart and breathes new life, new thoughts and new love into it. How blessed I am that He makes this time for me!
He has been leading me ever so gently to really raise up Joshua in prayer, and to be a huge advocate for marriage. This of course inspired me to research the BEST wifely saints out there. And who did I stumble across but St. Monica! Now most of you will not realize why this is SOOOOO fitting, but this happens to be the name of the church that Joshua and I were raised in and married at! Oh Lord, I see what you did there! So I then set out to read more about her, even though having been raised in a church after her, I already knew a good deal. Most know that St. Monica prayed and prayed, and then she prayed some more, not just for the conversion of her son St. Augustine (again a personal moment for me) but also for her husband St. Patricus! She was certainly a woman of faith, a great example to all wives and mothers. If you want to read more here she is St. Monica. The beautiful thing about praying for a saint isn’t just that they offer intercessions on our behalf but that they have ready made prayers that you can just say over and over until they fall out like the Our Father!
As inspiring as she was, I wasn’t done just yet, I had more praying I needed to do, that when I stumbled across this gem. A truly perfect prayer for any wife! A Wife’s Prayer for Her Husband by the Unveiled Wife! How she took the words right out of my mouth, how much these words longed to leave my lips as a prayer to my Heavenly Father.
So knowing me and knowing how much I LOVE to make printables, I then set out to make pretty little prayer cards for these prayers.



You will need:
Computer and Printer
1 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Adobe Reader (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at get.adobe.com/reader)

Save them to your computer, then print out as 4x6 cards!
So there you go, I hope you enjoy these two little prayer cards!


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03 May 2013

Couponing with us Crazies

So Josh and I have been finding some VERY creative ways lately to have fun! We've gone for test drives of cars we like (we prepared ourselves for the sales pitch), go dream shopping at stores which yeah is a little like dang I wish we had money but it's also a lot of fun, but our favorite so far is couponing for FREE items!!

Couponing Adventures


12 March 2013

Forgiveness and Unconditional Love

There comes a point in every marriage where the bonds of your marriage are put to a test. Sometimes the issues can be minor but have built up over time, sometimes they're huge issues that happen over night, but whatever the reason it calls into questions your love and loyalty to the marriage itself. 

08 March 2013

Praying for my Husband

To pray for my husband. This is a really hard concept for me to try, but I also know how very necessary it is. I have a hard time praying at all lately and I need to work on. So I decided to reach down into my inner woman and use a nice little trick to force myself to pray throughout the day. 

The last few days I had been trying really hard to figure out a way to motivate myself to pray. Only to come to the conclusion that there are FEW things in this EARTHLY world that motivate me. So I decided that I would use the most powerful force I have and that's my love for my husband and my need to nurture. I sat down and made a list of all the reasons I need to pray for him, and how I will be nurturing him.

1. It's showing deep love and caring to stop and pray for him.
2. Instead of nagging about a lot of things, I can take it to prayer first so that it allows my heart to soften and so that it will take stress away from him.
3. My hope is that by praying for my husband and not just the many things that grieve me that I can take my sorrow (sometimes) and deep passion for my husband and turn it into deep prayer.
4. My second hope is that my prayers will be heard because I CANNOT nurture his spirit only God can do that and hear my prayers to nurture his soul.

So to stay focused, I pray throughout the day as thoughts come to my head. On the days Josh is off work, I pray that he can enjoy his day and de-stress before he has to go back to work. On his work days, I pray that he can be diligent at his job, not let the world bring him down and that he can remember how great his sacrifice is when he works! 

It's not an easy thing to do, but the benefit is that while I'm already praying for him, I tend to also remember the prayers I need to pray. So until I form good prayer habits, I'm going to use Earthly motivation to my advantage. I found this wonderful image on pinterest which led me to a very wonderfully cute blog!


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I know it seems silly but sometimes when your prayer life might not be where it needs to be, it helps to figure out what will help motivate you.

25 February 2013

Free Printables - NEEP


Click ( HERE ) for the printable!

You will need:
Computer and Printer
1 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Adobe Reader (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at get.adobe.com/reader)

Please friends let me know what you think about this, either by finding me on Instagram, by repinning this on pinterest or by leaving some love in the comments sections!! I put a lot of effort into these and just want to know you love them as much as I do :D 



Friends - If you are hosting a link party or blog hope, please head over to my Linked with Page and add yourself to your specific day. I might have already added you if I have already visited you and have your button :)

12 February 2013

Free Printables - Love Coupons

The ones I made for myself!

I frankly love the font choices here more!


Click ( HERE ) for the printable!

You will need:
Computer and Printer
1 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Adobe Reader (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at get.adobe.com/reader)



Friends - If you are hosting a link party or blog hope, please head over to my Linked with Page and add yourself to your specific day. I might have already added you if I have already visited you and have your button :)

14 January 2013

Free Printable - I Love You

Click ( HERE ) for the printable!
 Click ( HERE ) for the printable!
  Click ( HERE ) for the printable!
 Click ( HERE ) for the printable!


You will need:
Computer and Printer
1 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Adobe Reader (If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at get.adobe.com/reader)

Please friends let me know what you think about this, either by finding me on Instagram, by repinning this on pinterest or by leaving some love in the comments sections!! I put a lot of effort into these and just want to know you love them as much as I do :D


Friends - If you are hosting a link party or blog hope, please head over to my Linked with Page and add yourself to your specific day. I might have already added you if I have already visited you and have your button :)

27 December 2012

Christmas at the Cappels 2012

Christmas this year has been very unique. With Joshua and I both working Christmas day and most of the days leading up to it, it hasn't been a very "festive" time or a time that allowed for our Christmas traditions to flow from us. Though it's been a very wonderful holiday, with lots of joy, it just hasn't been anything like previous years. The thought of not seeing family on Christmas day still makes me sad, and Christmas is over! So Christmas this year has been spread out. 








The most exciting part of this Christmas season has been the new life that has joined us, not a baby, not yet, but the addition of our doggy Elli-Mae Cappel! We got her just one week before Christmas, and though she has given us a fair dose of responsibility she is a joy! She fits in wonderful with Joshua and I, enjoying her play time but truly enjoying sitting and just being. She brings life and movement to our apartment and has helped us meet our neighbors through her barking (oh I'll explain later, maybe)! Overall she really is a joy! 





Starting on Christmas Eve, my dad and step-mom came over and we enjoyed some delicious stuffed shells in lou of your traditional Christmas dinner. We enjoyed exchanging gifts and were very spoiled this year! While over, I shared #grumpycat with him, and we got caught up watching funny animal youtube videos! I have never seen my dad laugh so hard. It's a joy to see him enjoy himself!






Joshua and I have enjoyed all of our presents and lots of movies together. We have enjoyed a LOT of grocery shopping recently. Some due to poor planning on my part, and some due to the free deals we've been getting! 



We paid just TAX and everything in the picture & more!
I've been doing a lot of cooking recently, enjoying recipes like Momma's Cheese Muffins, Creamy Chicken Pot Pie, and LOTS of cookies!

A LOT of decorating for Christmas has gone on, and truly I'm so blessed to have a place to finally put up all my decorations!!








Tomorrow, the rest of the Cappel Clan will be joining us over Josh's birthday! I'm going to fix a taco bar for them on Saturday, and we're just going to enjoy their company!


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