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I am in the next akward Pixie grow out stage, so I figured it was time for an update!
Starting point, and where I am now.
I am riiiiight here in the pixie grow out graphic.... bahahahaha!!!! Sad but true. Totally having to do headbands to HIDE everything!
That is because I went from nice sharp clean lines, to totally shaggy, hide the ears hair. Not long enough to tuck behind ears yet, but too long to leave down.
First I was hiding it with this style headbands:
Now, I have to do this kind alot of the time. It hides more!
I also use clips on the sides when headbands don't match my outfit.....
Did you notice a color change????
Yup, I was bored of red stripes, so I picked BLUE. We are trying to go Blue Diamond this year with doTERRA, so it seemed fitting with my goal. It is NOT holding very good though. We had to bleach, then dye blue, or it didn't show. My red on top of the natural color lasted 6 months easily. The blue is washing out by the second month for sure, annoying! I think the bleached strands must let go of color faster.
I LOVE getting new Stitch Fixes to freshen up my wardrobe! And doTERRA Leadership retreat was just the time to get one coming my way.
Here is what they sent me.....
First up, the Brooklyn Dress......
Stitch Fix has the NICEST shoes! Soft, high quality leather and in this case, fabric. These are Nine West printed flats called "Speak up" they are nice and LOUD, which I LIKE!
Next up, BB Dakota Sacha Cold Shoulder Knit Jumpsuit. I adore one piece outfits! I just struggle to find ones that accommodate my short torso. This one in particular was ill fitting and too tight.
I put it on as a tank, and then realized its actually cold shoulder style but you can wear it either way!
I put it on as a tank, and then realized its actually cold shoulder style but you can wear it either way!
I really liked this Elissa Ruffle Detail Blouse. I feel like you could do it with slacks and heels or shorts and sandles and make it go either way. Its a nice blouse-y fabric.
Last but totally not least, my favorite and a for sure keeper: Derica Cold Shoulder Knit Top!
This is more of my normal style, and it's nice to be pushed outside my little cotton dress box once in a while. ;) Especially with us going to Leadership Retreat with other doTERRA leaders soon.
I got these at Old Navy the other day. Comfy AND cute, perfect for RV life and limited closet space. Because of this, I only kept the cold shoulder top. I am already looking forward to getting another Stitch fix again soon!
If you are ready to try your hand at a Stitch Fix and push yourself out of a Fashion RUT, give it a whirl.
Here is my referral link! :) Try it! It's so fun and easy to return, simply bag up what you don't want and put it out in your mailbox. They provide everything needed!
We are loving our time with Nana in Florida! It gives us even more of an excuse to see Uncle Chad and Auntie Lauren too, so we planned lots of shared dinners and fun nights....
We request a Nana Day, all day Sunday. We picked her up for church, then planned to have her for the day. We read in the sun, she napped (and snored haha!) and enjoyed a snack supper before we took her back home.
I don't actually have any photos of this, we were having too much fun I guess?! :)
I did have a little mishap Sunday morning.....
Note to self, if your contact container tips over during the night, it will NOT properly neutralize the benzoid peroxide solution.
FIRE. In my eye ballssssss...
Thank goodness for fun glasses to distract!
Avery wanted pretty curls for church, and we realized we left her corkscrew soft rollers in Kansas, so we improvised and went OLD SCHOOL.
Totally worked like a charm. She was SO excited to show Nana her curls Sunday morning!
We plan to leave town a few days to head SOUTH. It's time to face Papa's house without him there for the first time, and help Drea with any remaining Papa things.
I have butterflies, but I know another level of healing can be accomplished simply by facing that place that holds such sad memories of his final days....
Before we left, we went over to Chad and Lauren's for dinner to soak up some Nana time.
Dale made a DELICIOUS chicken & rice dish for us all, his families recipe from Costa Rica, with a special salsa that you sprinkle on.....
Avery made a no bake Eclair cake, served with Strawberries from the festival....
And just like that, it was time to head south for some sunshine.....
We met Auntie Lauren, the boys, and Nana at the Strawberry Festival Saturday morning! The day was PERFECT, not too cold and not too hot, although we still got sunburned!!!
There was a car show, music, booths and fresh strawberries, of course.
BMX Trick show:
Funnel cakes, lunch and then home....
The kids have been doing extra good at school lately, so daddy surprised them with their favorite local treat, Twisty Treat to be exact.
Destiny went to the car and ate her slushy while we all waited 25 more minutes for our cones. They must have had some techincal difficulties with the machines because we have NEVER waited that long!
Nana came to town for a visit! She flew in from Kansas to see her kids and all her grands here in sunny Florida. We always enjoy when she comes.....
We met her shuttle in a parking lot and took her to a nice family style dinner. She came bearing a comic paper wrapped gift for Tylan, a new Adventure in Odyssey disc, yay!!!
They promptly got to reading!
One of the reasons momma is here is because we all head to Leadership Training here in a bit, to learn more how to use our strengths, lead strong and have some fun with other oilers.
One night is the Into the Deep Blue Sea party, so I've been doing some online bargain shopping in the meantime!
I am sure I'll have loads of pics to share from there once we get back! :) I am so excited to go!
We live in horse country Florida, 2 hours from the nearest beach. We love the sunshine, yet not too hot weather. We love the tree covered roads and horses, southern mansions and the "farm" feel of the area.
One of the newest additions to our town, is a paved walking and bike trail that goes on for MILES.
One particularly nice and lazy afternoon, we decided to go walk it. (We can't figure out a way to get all 6 bikes in our family car, so thats another project for another day) Walking it is!!!!
We set off, and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
There was a cool old house, just off the main trail we went and check out..... SO COOL!
Can you find all 4 Fergusons? :)
Well, we are headed to the Strawberry Festival, so I will write more again soon. Hugs, T
WOW, hard to believe it's been 3 years already, and what an amazing ride it's been! 47 states and more adventures than I can recall later, we are still loving RV life.....
It wasn't easy to drive away, we knew it was a treasure, one we probably wouldn't find again.
We were scared, a bit nervous we had sold our beautiful place, but totally at peace because the Father moved in big big ways to make it happen.
Our path, for the moment, seemed clear. We were to go and travel!
So, we moved our family of 6 and 2 dogs, into our first cute little diesel bus thinking me might be on the road 6 months or so, before settling back in Kansas. 2 weeks in, we knew. THIS was the life for US! :)
Over the years, our family has learned to live simply, to crave experiences, not things. We have grown closer, our business has grown bigger, and our heart more full of gratitude each and every day that this, THIS amazing life, is the life the Lord mapped out for us, long long before we even DARED dream it up.
I am humbled. I am honored. I am grateful each and every day I wake up, that this is our journey, our destiny, our blessing from a Father who knows how to lavish on His children. Who blesses obedience time and time again....
Happy 3 Year RV-Versary, Ferguson Family!!!!! So blessed to be "doing life" with you in 400 sq ft of intentional living! <3
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Ty is the MASTER Lizard catcher around here. But this time, well this time takes the cake.....
Meet Boris the Broadhead Skink.
The kids created a nice habitat for him and fed him a huge cockroach. They hung out for a while and then decided ol Boris was probably ready to go home to his family, so we released him back into the wild.
A fun part of living in Florida for the winter, is that my brother and his wife are nearby, as well as my step momma. That means loads of family dinners, cousin play times and even date night OUT! Woot woot!
We love when Grammy drives up to stay at the farm apartment and work with Uncle Chad at the furniture store because it means we get to see her for dinner and church and have some fun.
We always like to go to brunch after church, have you ever heard of First Watch?
Man, they have unique foods. All fresh and local too. This is the Gruyere and Ham omelete, I split this and the lemon ricotta strawberry pancakes with Dale. Mm mm amazing!
That night, we headed out to a great sushi place with Chad and Lauren! It's so nice to have a built in babysitter.....thanks Destiny!
We have a lot of fun with these two!
Speaking of Lauren, she shared a great recipe with me I wanted to tell you about. Now, in true Tonya fashion, I changed it up a lot, but it was so so good.
I'll try to explain what I did:
I added more parmesan cheese, used the refrigerator noodles and the already made pesto, I like cold fresh better then canned. I added porta bella mushrooms sauteed in butter with the julianned zucchini and garlic before dumping it all into the pot and stirring it together with the fresh basil and tomato.
We served it with french bread, olive oil and dipping spices. YUM!
We had a good weekend of star gazing, moon watching, class teaching and preparing for my Momma to come from Kansas for a nice, long visit!
After living in such a colorful apartment for so long this winter, the black and gold RV looked positively DULL.
I begged Dale to let me add some color, and he said, ok ok, if you must.
I am a super duper bargain shopper and got most things for a little bit of nothing, even the quilt set, was like $30!
Check it out, it's happier already! :)
I found a SUPER cute vintage banner from the same gal that made the orange and blue one in the apartment....
Here store is on Etsy and it is called Greenbug Marketplace.
She always does a good job accommodating my colors....
Look what my team got me! LOVE it, there's no place like home. <3
Love my doTERRA Dorothy team!
I also painted the black pot and chicken in the kitchen to be HAPPIER....
Blue to match the garlands on the windows.
Isn't that OH Happy Day sign cute?! 40% off at Hobby Lobby!
The mustard and red paisley tray on the oven didn't match anymore, so I spray painted it blue like the chicken....I am SO bad at before and afters, just afters get photographed. It looked like a louder version of this plate.
Blue looked much better next to the Oh Happy Day......
I also got a few plants here and there to give a little life to the place.
I found a plain wood colored USA cut out, and decided to paint it the same blues as the rest of the colors.
It now hangs in the bathroom next to the Not All Who Wander Are Lost sign. This room is also what we call our War Room, I did a blog about it here: RV War Room.
The bedroom might be the biggest change, its WAY brighter with the lights bouncing off the bright comforter as opposed to the black and gold one......
Look how HAPPY it is!
Before and after.
It's not the kind of RV makeover with the pretty painted white cabinets and new floors and all that, we hope to sell this one and get another, so I wasn't looking to do anything permanent......but its FUN, right?!
What do you think?! HAPPY?
Sunshine and Skittles for SURE! :)
Have a blessed day!
We are finding happiness again, here on Papa's beloved "Florida farm". The kids adore being here, and I think the happy memories are taking over the sting of the loss of our precious Papa.
I love their joy and giggles. The stories around the fire again.
We have been eating our way around the favorite places! Mmm, MOJO's has the BEST black beans and rice!
One of our favorite things about living somewhere for longer than normal is that we can get a LIBRARY card! Eeek! There is NOTHING better than paper books, real ones you can hold in your hand.
We have been lounging around in chairs and hammocs after school and just enjoying! :)
Even MOMMA gets to read! Ahhh, guilty pleasure.
We chalk, we bake, we play after school each day and enjoy the sunshine.
We eat outside a LOT, we miss being able to all fit around the table, plus its SO pretty out!
Look how sweet and precious my family is.....
OH WOW. Nice kids.
How about this one?
Really Ty? ONE more chance guys.....
MUCH BETTER. :)
Mmm! I love having an oven to cook in, Drea lets me use the apartment kitchen. We always have to make Creamy Hamburger Casserole.
Do you remember that one from the blog? Click here.
Speaking of cooking, I have a NEW favorite recipe from Drea. You are going to want to make this!
I bought a 5 pound bag of Brussels sprouts from Sam's.
Cut ends off and wilted leaves and halve.
Drizzle with olive oil and generously salt and pepper.
Roast at 425* until fork tender.
Drizzle with balsamic reduction, add craisins and goat cheese. And walnuts if you'd like.
Serve hot. Mmm, I can eat bowls of this stuff for my WHOLE MEAL!
We took the kids skating on Saturday! As a child of the 80's I grew UP skating all over the tiny town I grew up in.
The kids are used to bladeing, but seemed to transition well to skates. It was a cute little rink and an easy way to pass a Saturday afternoon. They had a ball!