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Beth B.
Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Living Room Decor Ideas (For the Living Room I Don't Yet Have)

So, over the past couple months I've been looking to buy a house and since it's Thanksgiving break, I've finally had time to start seriously looking at home decor ideas for the living room that I don't yet have...
I'm thinking I want it to be girly / Southwestern / mountain lodge... ish.

I found some inspiration:





Black Friday Boots - CHECK!

I didn't go all out this year on Black Friday like I normally do, but I don't think there will ever be a time when I pass up the $19.99 deal that Belk has on their Rampage boots every year. Typically, I do lots of research before Black Friday, but this year I just didn't have time, so I didn't really know what I wanted - I was just going to go see what they had at the store when I got there. I kind of went with the intention of getting riding boots since the ones I got a few years ago are starting to wear out.
I got two pairs of riding boots for $19.99 each. Regular price is $89.99.
The first ones I love because of the light taupe color, the dark brown straps, and especially the shiny little accents on them. They are unique and reminded me of boots that Disney princes (yes PRINCES, not princesses, LOL) wear.


I had been thinking a lot lately about how I didn't have any black riding boots - I had never wanted any until lately. I saw these and felt like I'd thank m…

Pumpkins and Family and Friends (October Memories)

Annual cousins + Granny pumpkin painting party...

Me and Joellyn looking fly in fall 'fits...

Joellyn and I accidentally coordinating in school spirit jerseys from our alumni weekends this year *COINCIDENCES, RIGHT?!* .........

Chick-fil-A with my dear friend Flash on her birthday!

* Sweet memories *


Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

Written on Thursday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Day

As many of you know, I've been struggling with the spirit of ungratefulness. For the past couple months, as hard as I've tried, I haven't been able to overcome it and be thankful. My heart has been so hard. But for the past few days I have been feeling my heart softening again and it's so great. I'm starting to become thankful for the tiniest little things again - genuinely thankful. For the past month or so I've been forcing myself to thank God for things that I know I should be thankful for without forcing it.

This morning I looked out the window and saw the most beautiful Thanksgiving morning. The sky was a beautiful blue and had these cool looking clouds in it and the weather just looked perfect. I got my car and drove over to Granny's to help her get ready for Thanksgiving lunch and as I started driving in the beautiful morning my heart just started exploding with thankfulness that I was brought to …

Battling Ungratefulness

I'm really surprised at myself and my reactions to everyone's November "thankfulness" statuses on Facebook. I've been borderline scoffing at them, and it's the spirit of ungratefulness in me. Typically, that is NOT my demeanor, and typically I am all about looking for the positives and things to be thankful for, so I'm shocked at myself. Again, I believe it's a spiritual battle, and I believe the best way to fight it is to cling to the Lord and His promises and focus on being INTENTIONAL about being thankful. November is officially halfway over, so for the last half of the month, I'm going to post something each day, but for today, I will post 15 things to make up for the first 15 days of November.

I'm thankful for:

1. High Point.
This is probably the hardest one for me right now, because I'm antsy here. But God has me here right now for a reason. I've fought with a love/hate relationship with good ol HP for a long time now. High Point…

Ungrateful in the Season of Thankfulness

It's ironic how in the month of thankfulness I have been the most ungrateful. I know that this is an attack from the devil. He knows how much I grew last year in the most uncomfortable place and now I have landed ( God has blessed me with ) dream job number one and I'm too comfortable for my own good, I'm finding that it's so hard to be thankful and grateful. I keep finding different things to complain about and be upset about when I should just be overjoyed at what all God has blessed me with. I'm definitely fighting a spirit of ungratefulness right now and it's breaking my heart but hopefully it will break my heart to the point that I experience growth out of even this. 
Last Sunday I went to Green Street Baptist, the church I grew up in. The pastor that was leading the church when I was young was back for a special occasion (he is now Tim Tebow's pastor in Florida). Dr. Brunson's message was about thankfulness and how so many people are depressed and …