Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Currently ~ April 2021

I'm joining Anne today for this month's Currently link up. 


arranging// I have found the best flower wholesaler in our area and I think it's a secret hidden gem. Although their selection is sometimes limited, I've been very pleased with the purchases I've made so far this spring. Having said that, I've been doing some floral arrangements throughout our home as well as making small arrangements for friends and my desk at the office. One of my favorite arrangements is this one beside my bed. Years ago, my best friend gave me this unique vase and it's my favorite. These carnations are nearly four weeks old and STILL look beautiful and it brings a smile to my face everyday. 

craving// March has been the month for PIE and yummy salads. What a combination, right? I picked up a delicious strawberry pie on PI Day (March 14th!). On weekends we like to entertain or grill and eat outside by our pool and I have been trying all the Pinterest salads! So far, we have enjoyed them all, except for the Green Jacket Salad.  Wayne and Alise didn't like the dressing that went with that one. This one is still at the top of our favorite list and I even made it again on Easter when I cooked for us and my mom and dad. 


discussing// I'm trying to determine if my prayers need to be more specific or if God just has a really crazy sense of humor. Our family is praying earnestly for direction and guidance in regards to a situation that we're facing. And Wayne and I both feel that we have discussed the topic to death. So much so that we've both said we're sick of talking about it, yet we KEEP talking about it! Not in the sense that we don't know what to do, just the everyday turn of events. We trust that God's will is always perfect, even when we don't understand. 


enjoying// We visited the ranch in Texas mid-March. Such a fun and relaxing weekend for our family and plus one. Lots of fishing, ATV riding, reading, food, and March Madness. The weather was a little cool, but perfect! Wayne is actually taking his college group over there this weekend for a small retreat. 

preparing// We visited the vineyards this past weekend and I had a fun time preparing our picnic basket. The friends that went with us - who had actually never been before and so they didn't quite know what to expect - were amazed at all the food I brought (which really, wasn't very much!). Let's just say that even my charcuterie board made an appearance! Anyhoo, it was a fun night being outside with friends and listening to the band.  And the food was good, too! 
Laura
Laura

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!

13 comments:

  1. The carnations are so pretty and flower arranging can be relaxing and rewarding! Have a good day!

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  2. I hear you about the prayer requests; sometimes it takes so long for God's plan to reveal itself and I am so impatient.
    That Get Your Pie Pants Ready sign cracks me up - I love it!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. I have a feeling your picnic basket is the best in all the land! wish I could’ve helped you pack it! And been at the Vineyard! Looks so fun! All the love to you my precious friend!

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  4. Praying you get answers for whatever is going on, Laura!

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  5. We had pie on Pi Day too! LOL. That photo of your ranch is gorgeous!

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  6. I say YES to both - pray more specific & I TRULY Believe God has a sense of humor. & sometimes, I dont get his humor at all :) LOL
    mmmm... pie.... salads... summer fruits & veggies...mmmm

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  7. Get your pie pants on....that is cute!! I have not had a good pie in months (um, since Thanksgiving!). Seems like a good time for more pie:)

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  8. Oh, I love that vase! I should look into flower wholesalers in our area and see if regular people can shop at them. I just buy my flowers at the grocery store.

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  9. What beautiful flowers! We always celebrated Pi day with pie and pizza pie. Strawberry pie sounds delicious.

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  10. It is so hard when prayers seem to have no response or direction. Hang in there, sister. God is always right on time. I love that you have a ranch in my Texas. :)

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  11. Ooh, I'd love to have access to a flower wholesaler - a great hobby with the bonus of making your house so lovely! And you're making me wish that strawberry season would hurry up and arrive here so I could make a pie... it'll be a while in Michigan. Thanks for linking up :)

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  12. I am hoping to do a picnic lunch someday soon!!

    Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  13. I have struggled with religion and my faith for years now but I still pray, even though they're very conversational and very often include me saying, "Whyyyyyyy is this happpppening? I don't get it!!! You do, but c'mon! Whyyyy?"

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