Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Back Again!

And we are back!! We flew back from Minnesota last night after a much needed Thanksgiving break trip. We had so much fun enjoying our family and seeing good friends. We both agreed on the way home that it was a trip full of blessing and restoration. I couldn't have asked for any better!! Now it is back to real life and finals... ugh. But I will be finished with the semester a week from Thursday! So very exciting. Then after that it becomes everything Christmas! Cant complain :)

Also, I wanted to remind all of you of the Cyber Monday Sale that is going on RIGHT NOW at my Etsy Shop. Just use the coupon code CYMON15 at checkout. It ends tomorrow at midnight so hurry in before its too late! :)

I hope everyone had a great break! Blessing on your upcoming week :)

Breanna Mae

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving! It has been so amazing being home with family. It has been filled with lots of love, lots of food, and LOTS of shopping. I have to say that I have loved every minute of it :)

Who got some black Friday deals?? Well there is still a chance for you to get a FREE accessory from my Etsy Shop. Head on over to see Amanda and The Shepards Life is hosting a Black Friday Giveaway for Glory Accessories until Sunday. Head on over to enter for your chance to win! I personally love Cyber Monday the best because you get to stay home in your pjs to grab all those good deals. Come on by my shop for 15% off ALL day on Monday :)

Im going to get back to enjoying this great Holiday. Love you all!

Breanna Mae

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


So its 80 degrees out today. Is that weird? Very much so... Even though the hubby and I have been here for over a year now I still can quite get used to this weather. I see people all over campus wearing shorts and I think, "Why in the world are they wearing shorts?!" and then I have to remind myself, oh yeah, its because its stinking hot out!! I am not by any means complaining however! I don't mind trading my winter boots for sandals in November :)

Music Monday!! This was actually supposed to happen yesterday but I was having troubles with my blog and life is too crazy right now to spend time tinkering with it so I figured I would just wait it out. And yay its now working correctly again! This song is sung by Christ for the Nations. I love how it depicts The Lord's majesty and his awesomeness.

On another note, My Shop will be doing something special for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!! I will be making announcements on here and my facebook page if you want to check them out :)

If I dont see you again before Thursday.. Have an amazing Thanksgiving folks!!!

Breanna Mae

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Small Feat... Great Day

This was my feat of the day. Building a new train track with Jack and Sam. I am pretty sure they were satisfied with it because when it was all done Sam, in his sweet 3-year-old voice, said, "Miss Bre this is a good track." Ha. Oh kids, they always know just what to say ;)

 We helped out watching our friends' kids because they just had a new baby not two weeks ago. So we took on the entertaining duty for the day to help out tired parents :)

Maggie, their now second youngest (4 total), hasn't quite figured out how to "smile nice" yet lol. So more than likely when you pull out a camera in front of her this is what you get. I personally think its just the cutest thing ever..

This is Maggie with her new baby sister Emma.

This is Maggie trying to make her face smile nice.
Its the simple things folks. :)

Breanna Mae

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Getting Excited.

So I am really starting to get excited for Thanksgiving. The Hubs and I get to go home to Minnesota! YIPPEE!! I cant wait for some quality family and friends time. It is always such a nice refresher.

I am also excited for this lovely little recipe I found at one of my favorite websites Skinny Taste. It is a recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee, mmmmmmmm. Here is where to find it :)

It will be a new venture for me but my hubby is such a fan of sweet potatoes that they have actually started to grow on me therefore I love finding good recipes for them. And how can you look at that picture and not start drooling? Not that I am drooling... Anyways I just can't wait for all the yummy food that comes along with the great holiday of Thanksgiving. What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?

Breanna Mae

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ah, Pillows.

Finding decorative pillows for our bed is a bit of struggle. It is not because I am not frequently finding pillows  that I love, trust me I got that covered. And it is definitely not because I don't want them. It is because of exhibit A, my husband.

Exhibit A
 The Hubs is a firm believer in the fact that decorative pillows should comfortable. I often show him a pillow that I like and get responses like, "that stuff on the pillow would be itchy" (referring to the gorgeous design of course), or "what if rolled over onto that pillow? It would scratch me", or even "that would not be a good pillow to sleep on". I have tried many a times to convince him they are DECORATIVE pillows, not for other use, like laying or sleeping on. But when I tell him this, this is the usual conversation that goes down.

The Hubs: Then what is the point of having them if you can't use them?
Me: To make the bed look nice and pretty.
The Hubs: It looks nice without them. I don't see the point of pillows you can't sleep on.
Me: Well you don't want to use them anyways because then they get flat and dirty.
The Hubs: Well we can just throw them in the wash if they get dirty. (Meaning the ENTIRE pillow, not just the cover)
Me: Ugh..

So there ya have it. I haven't gotten it through to him on that level yet therefore I am only able to get pillows that have no embroidery or beading or anything of the sort. *SIGH*. At least it gives me guidelines right?! Anywho I often keep my eyes peeled for pillows that would work and when I saw a tutorial for Mr. and Mrs. pillows I knew I had found a gem. I even got positive remarks from The Hubs!!! I started the search for the materials I needed right away and it wasn't too long before these fellas came along.

Aren't they just lovely?! I used a warm tan linen with really subtle horizontal white strips. I needed some more pattern in the room so I knew this would do the trick. They are "comfortable" and they have a envelope enclosure backing so they are also washable, solving both of my problems requirements!! These pillows are miracle workers I tell you.

Have a great Wednesday :)
Breanna Mae

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday :)

Music Monday folks! Get excited :) This week its all about Rick Pino. I don't know a whole lot about him except for the fact that he is a SUPER annointed worship singer that lives on fire for our God Almighty. He has got it together people! Anyways to give you more of a jist of what he is all about, this is his "about" from his website.

"Rick Pino is the founder of Fire Rain Ministries, a “voice crying out” ministry who for the past 7 years has been calling people to lives of radical love, radical holiness, and radical devotion to Jesus. Rick also co-founded Fire on the Altar regional worship events, which are 50-hour gatherings of non-stop worship in the heart of the tabernacle of David. During these gatherings there is only one agenda: to bring the Lord an offering of unbroken love."

Cool huh? His song "Burn For You" that comes from the album The Narrow Road is the song I am featuring this week. Lately I have been really struggling with how to keep my relationship with My Savior on fire ALL the time, every day of the week, instead of just here and there whenever I feel like it or when I am encouraged to do so. I am just overwhelmed by the love his has showed and given us and want to figure out a way to return that to him and praise Him for all He is. This song brings that desire to the forefront of my song. I WANT TO BURN FOR YOU FATHER! 

I just love to soak up the meaning of these words and it is an encouragement to me to just keep following closely after him.

Have a great Monday friends!

Breanna Mae

Friday, November 4, 2011


Check out the giveaway at my newest blog friend's blog! Everything Girly & Beyond

No girl can have too much makeup!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)

Breanna Mae

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Its Fall!

Its finally cold here!! Sort of.. We are fluctuating between 30s all the way to 80s. WEIRD. But I will take it. :) When I lived in Minnesota, I used to hate when it would start getting cooler because it felt like it had just gotten warm!! But now that I live in a state that it is very warm for a very long time, I welcome this cooler weather with open arms. :)

Seeing all the fall decorations being displayed out there in the blog world made me realize that I have the perfect spot in my house for a wreath! This caused me to have my first ever venture onto Pinterest. I know I know I am way out of it, but at least I made it right!? Here are my fun finds.


What are you loving this fall?

Breanna Mae

Tuesday, November 1, 2011