My Self Care Routine


Life of Leigh

This post contains affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. In my recent quest to no longer be “that friend” (Read about how I came to that realization here) I have implemented a self-care routine.  Here is my typical Sunday: 1.  Turn On The Crockpot This may seem weird to have […]

November 13, 2018

A THANK YOU LETTER TO NAPTIME


Life of a Mom, Life of Leigh

Games have been played, cartoons have been watched and lunch has been eaten.  Then, you show up.  I look forward to your arrival every Saturday and Sunday.  You are the most welcomed weekend guest.  Your arrival brings about a peace that passes all understanding.  Quiet fills the air.  When you’re around I’m able to be […]

September 23, 2018

FATHERS I LOVE – MY HUSBAND


Life of Leigh

I have said this numerous times.  When I found out I was pregnant I was SCARED!  After I had my son the comfort of the hospital was nice.  I could push a button and a very nice lady would come to the room, get my bundle of joy and let me sleep.  When he was […]

June 17, 2018

FATHERS I LOVE – MY DADDY


Life of Leigh

The relationship between a father and a daughter is special.  I don’t think there is another word that more perfectly describes my relationship with my daddy. My dad is a real-life hero.  He retired from the army and served in the Saudi Arabia war.  His mission to protect our country meant he was not able […]

June 16, 2018

FATHERS I LOVE – MY GRANDFATHERS


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Grandaddy Artis “Sug” Appling Sr. It was the day before my birthday.  I was 7 months pregnant in upstate New York.  Just me, my husband and our two year old.  Hundreds of miles away from our Floridian family.  Before I could get out of bed for work my father calls. My grandfather had passed away. […]

June 16, 2018

FATHERS I LOVE – MY UNCLE


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How would you feel if every time you entered a room you were announced?  Like there is a major concert and you are the headliner.  That is the way I feel every time I enter a room where my uncle is already there.  I enter the room and hear: “ALANDA LEIGH!” In my very first […]

June 15, 2018

Easiest Pinterest DIY…EVER


Life of Leigh

I often scroll through Pinterest admiring all of the innovative and beautiful DIY projects.  My home should be magazine ready!  That’s assuming I have the same skill level as them.  Let’s be honest, I don’t.  But a girl can dream.  So, when I found this DIY I was ecstatic!  It looked too good to be […]

June 10, 2018

Mothers I Love – My Mama


Life of a Mom, Life of Leigh

Writing this series has been amazing!  It felt good to memorialize the memorable moments I’ve shared with all the mothers in my life.  It came easy because I was truly writing from the heart.  Now that it’s time to do the same for the most important woman in my life, I’m stuck.  I don’t know […]

May 12, 2018