In True Fall Fashion..

Ok, technically it isn’t Fall yet, but everyone I speak to is just loving this cooler weather. Yes, everyone at the grocery store, even the cashiers. I also love not having the AC on – since currently it is 65 degrees in our house. This is the coolest it has been in here since Spring!

But in true fall fashion.. I’m cold and wrapped in a blanket.

And in true fall fashion.. I woke up this morning with a cold.

I’ve been relatively healthy all summer and have been attempting to boost my immune system so the thing that happened this morning wouldn’t happen this year. I guess old habits never die..

I attempted a home remedy and took a shot of organic apple cider vinegar this morning. My insides are still burning. I would definitely recommend doing that after a few glasses of water, maybe some food, and certainly not right after you brush your teeth. Blegh..

But in true fall fashion.. we enjoyed Thursday Night Football last night snuggled up on the couch. I know football means Fall to a lot of the people reading this blog, and be reassured that it is that way in our house too.


And in true fall fashion.. I am burning a CinnaVanilla candle as I write this. It makes my insides feel a little bit warmer and it makes our house smell so good.

So here we are at the first signs of Fall and we’re keeping stereotypes like it’s our job. I love that we get all four seasons in Kansas and that we get as excited for each one. I’m already looking forward to the first snow, but first the beautiful fall colors.

Happy Friday, friends. Enjoy this day!

Love, The Jaderstons


This is My Life {Lately}

I woke up this morning hoping to have a blog post knocked out by 10:00. I was planning on sharing a small project I finished last week for our bedroom. By 9:45 I hadn’t opened my computer and I was ok with it. I wanted to get all the dishes in the dishwasher so I could run it which led to me wanting to get the counters all cleaned off so I could admire my new white kitchen in a little less clutter. Then I got a text from a friend who needed my support and prayers – and then a phone call from my mom who also needed prayers for some situations happening in her life…

And as I sat here (finally) ready to write out my post on recovering an old piano bench, I just couldn’t.

I wanted to cry instead.

I got out my journal and started writing out my prayers. I write them because it helps me to stay focused and not let my mind wander. It was the next logical thing to do and I wish it was something I turned to more often. We live in such a broken world and sometimes I get so caught up in my little “perfect” life here in my little “perfect” house with my “perfect” husband who loves me and supports me that I forget about all the brokenness around me. Perfect is in quotes because LOL not perfect. Until this morning, I was quickly reminded that I don’t just live in this little world with just Mike and I where we get to have our happily ever after.

This is my life. I am a Christian. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I actively pursue a relationship with Him so that I may become sanctified. My marriage is based on the love that Jesus showed us by dying on the cross. It’s all consuming. I work as a nanny (glorified babysitter) and I hobby as a blogger. I am a housewife. I cook (rarely) and I clean (usually) and I fold laundry (sometimes) so when my husband comes home from work he comes into a “clean” home.   That’s my life. My biggest worry of the day is usually what should we eat for dinner or how will we afford that “big” project that I want to do in our house.

In all honesty, that life that I just described is pretty wonderful. I feel a bit like I’m living the dream and right here in this moment I can’t think of a single thing I would change. Ask me tomorrow and I might have 100 things…

But today, instead of focusing on the things I don’t want to change about my life, I am focusing and praying for my friends whose marriages might not make it to tomorrow and praying for a family friend who tried to take his own life last night. I am praying for healing and restoration in those families.

My projects can wait.

My goals can wait.

My little “perfect” life can wait.

I will do laundry and I will empty the dishwasher and I will probably try to get a small project done today, but God is teaching me that it’s not all about me. Today is not about me, but about serving Him.


Love, The Jaderstons


Growing out the Pixie {36 weeks}

Growing out the Pixie {36 weeks}

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It’s been two months since my last update (plus a few days since I posted a little bit after these pictures were taken) but yay for longer hair! I’m getting excited to actually go somewhere to get it trimmed. Don’t get me wrong, my husband cut my hair wonderfully while I had the pixie and while I was growing it out, but when it gets a little longer it will be tougher for him to cut. So I guess I will go to a salon!

What do you think? Should I keep it growing or cut it back to what it was at 28 weeks? I need your opinion – or I will probably just keep growing it out

My hair is getting harder to style now that it’s longer. I actually have to blow dry it and straighten it for fancier events. Before I could just let it air dry and it would look fine. My hair naturally curls out at the bottom (you can see it in the photos) so I feel like I’m always working on curling that part under.

I really love being able to pull back my hair for working out and sweating though. It makes life much easier and less yucky.

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Happy Thursday!

Love, The Jaderstons