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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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This And That. But Mostly That.

This week there was Mardi Gras!

But mostly, there was Lysol.
And lots and lots of rest.

No flu, thankfully.
Just some sinusitis. 
I will be around to visit soon!

Peyton and Christopher say Thank You for the love!
Have a cozy weekend, my friends.


  1. Sorry to hear about the sinusitis. I dealt with that a couple of weeks ago for two weeks. Then comes the day when we feel good again and realize that have been given the freedom to do those things that need to be done with joy! xo

  2. Oooh I hope you get to feeling better soon. But I bet that Lysol smells good, I am going to get that kind!

  3. I hope you feel better soon! So glad it's not the flu and it looks like you've got the best snuggle partner!

  4. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. Sinusitis is NO fun! Hope it scurries along! Hugs and PRAYERS coming your way!

  6. So sorry you were sick. It stinks being sick. Hopefully you are on the mend this weekend!

  7. Hope you feel better soon, dear Lady! Happy it's not the flu!

  8. I'm sorry you've been under the weather. Feel better soon. Xx

  9. Rest up my friend and I hope you feel better soon. xx Susan

  10. The cake looks festive and delicious! Sinuses issues are terrible!! My family in Brazil don't anything for Carnaval there. My mom doesn't even want to see it on tv. I like to see all the colors but have never participated except when I was 4-5 years old on the children's carnaval at a club. Have a great weekend!

  11. Hi sweet friend! I sure hope you are on the mend... winter colds...yuck. Could you please drop by my blog...I just don't have many words right now, but am reaching out to those that I blogged with for so many years. Hugs

  12. Yum, that cake! But what a delightful mess. 🎉

  13. The Mardi Gras cake looks wonderful! My girls LOVE Mardi Gras and have even celebrated it in New Orleans. The Mardi Gras colors are pretty - what a festive table, Billie Jo. I hope you're feeling better. Your little doggy is so sweet.


  14. I was in bed sick last week as well. What a blessing it is when we have good health most of the time. Hugs to you. ~Juli

  15. Well, happy to hear it wasn't the flu-I'm still coughing 3 weeks later.
    The cake looks SWEET!
    So, did we start wedding planning yet?


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