Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Coconut Cake

I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop!  I'm sharing my very favorite Springtime recipe! It's my Aunt's Coconut Cake. Once you try it, it will be in your dreams!

recipe coconut cake

Aunt Gwyn's Perfect Coconut Cake

1 box of white cake mix with butter in the mix.-Make the cake as directed, except use the egg yokes (they are too good to waste). I baked in two 8" circular pans.

16 oz. of sour cream
1 large cool whip
2 bags of frozen coconut flakes
2 cups granulated sugar
1 package dry coconut to add to outside of cake.

Bake the cake and let it cool. Cut the layers in half. Mix sour cream, half container of thawed cool whip and sugar. Use 1/2 icing to layer in between the layers of cake. Add the unused cool whip to the mixture and cover the cake with this icing. Cover with coconut flakes if desired.

Let it sit for 2 days for best results.
(I have never in my life let a delicious cake sit in the fridge for two days... or even a day...)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Weekend Review + Weekly Planning

||Weekend Review||

We've had a fun weekend and I'm sad to see it come to an end! Friday, the kids went to school. I had errands to run before I left I ate my favorite m&ms!

After school on Friday, we went to the library to stock up on movies for the weekend and few new books for all of us!

Jonathan and Lucy had a date planned and Lucy was too excited to have alone Dad time. Henry and I snuggled, watched a movie, ate pizza and said potty words... He did most of the potty words...

 Part of Lucy's datenight was to go to Target to spend her Target Gift Card. She bought the game SpeakOut and we had too much fun playing.

  We had a full afternoon of soccer and volleyball games. Before Henry's soccer game I gave him a speech about how I didn't care if he was good at soccer I just wanted him to do his best and try. Sweet Henry likes to talk to his friends mostly... But he did try and run after the ball!

He's a character.

 Lucy's team played an awesome game. 

 Saturday night we got ready for my favorite event of the year, the Frisco Family Services Gala! Julie and I worked on securing donations for the silent auction and packaging the baskets for the event!  

My mama and sister.

 My sister and me.

 The Cobles.

The Cobles + My Dad.

 The Bullingtons - Aunt Emily.

I love my mama.

And I love my friends!
(FYI- we all rented our dresses from Rent the Runway, Click Here and you can get $30 off your first order!)

 I also rented my jewelry!

 This year we stayed for Dancing!

 This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and I was honored to be apart of it. I love what Frisco Family Services does for our community. If you are interested in 1. the organization 2. attending the next gala 3. donating to our silent auction contact me @ or visit the site!

I had a coupon from Rent the Runway to order one dress get two free. I got this dress with the coupon and wore it to church on Sunday.  My jacket is a Johnny Was that I got at the Caddo Valley Flea Market when I was in Arkadelphia. It's a favorite!

 Sunday we attended church for the first time in 3 four weeks.... It was good to be back, fill up my soul with Jesus, Chuck, and Friends. After church we had a little lunch date with Manna and G-daddy!

 And then my kids begged Manna to let then go home with her. They did and I took a 2 hour nap...

 While I slept, a friend dropped off dinner for us! So thoughtful and so sweet! We ate and snuggled and then it was time for bed.

||Weekly Plan||

||To Eat||

Left over pizza
Delivered meals- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday because of chemo week.

organic mac and cheese
fruit: apples and oranges

Snacks and sides
zone bars- 10 grams of protein!  (and it taste like a cookie) 

Cinnamon Toast

||To Do||

Put away 2 weeks worth of laundry... laundry is not my strongest skill...
Return some gala props
Soccer and volleyball practice
Soccer and volleyball games

||To Study||

Romans 13:1-14
Memory Verse- Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

||Prayer Request||

It's round #21 of chemo. My prayer for this week is for us to demonstrate Jesus during this hard week, my first response is usually to have a pity party and want to punch someone in the face.


Last week at our appointment our Doctor agreed that THIS ROUND OF CHEMO WILL BE OUR LAST! PRAISE THE LORD!

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can Fix It!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Favorites


Sometimes, I get so blown away by this little girl. She is wonderful and I'm glad I get to be her Momma.

These two are my favorite too!


Lucy has her Jackie Robinson presentation today. The kids could dress up if they wanted. Of course Lucy told me she needed a professional uniform and bat... I almost had a friend help me make one with her cricuit but then the teacher told us that some kids wear a hat and call themselves baseball players. We ditched the Pinterest ideas and went OLD SCHOOL and made our costume. We had more fun coloring and taping together!



Spring has Sprung! I worked in the yard yesterday pulling up dead plants from planters and cleaning up our back patio! I just need to pressure wash the patio and the cushions and plant the flower pots. I'll wait until mid April to plant. Whenever I plant early we always have 1 to 2 more freezes!


I've read 4 books this month. That's more books than I've read all of last year. I forgot how much I love getting lost in a good fiction book. I just started Tina Fey's Bossy Pants and it is hilarious. Someone loaned it to me 2 years ago and I'm just getting to it...


It's shorts season in Texas... meaning I'll be putting a coat of tan on my legs. I'm trying the Rodan and Fields Self Foam Tanner today, I'll let you know how it turns out. I've used the Coppertone and loved it because it goes on flawless and it's cheap.

That's all my Friday favorites! Thanks for stopping by Trust Without Borders.

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can Fix It.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Review

 This week... It's been rough. We went to the Dr. Jonathan had a great report. I had bible study which refreshed my soul. We've had soccer practice and I've been doing gala stuff....

Speaking of the Frisco Family Services ...

You can look up information here... Gala 2017- ONE directly supports the mission of Frisco Family Services, bettering the lives of our neighbors who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs to improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.  Be a part of a COMMUNITY that CARES, and CHANGE LIVES today.  

I'm always surprised to hear about hungry kids in Frisco because it's such a place of excess, I love supporting FFS and serving on the team to fight local hunger and supply the needs of the community.

Speaking of the gala.... 

Rent the Runway- My goal for this month was not to buy any clothes for anyone because we don't need anything... But we have a gala coming up this weekend. Instead of buying a cocktail dress I rented one... for $30 and I had a coupon code to rent one get 2 free. I was able to get all of my jewelry free and an extra dress! I have a coupon for you to get $30 off your first rental! There is also a rebate from ebates for rent the runway.

Speaking of ebates- I've already earned $30 from online purchases. Super easy to use! You can sign up here and receive $10!

Tonight there is a silent auction at Lucy's school. I was told to wear real clothes and my makeup and I probably would want to do my hair curly for it... I guess Lucy thought I would go in my pajamas...

That's it...

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix it. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A list of 5 things...

1. Jonathan had another great, stable scan yesterday! Praise the Lord. 

2. I took a 2 hour nap yesterday after Jonathan's appointment because 1. I am exhausted. 2. We have had a rough 2 weeks. 3. My mom had Henry. 

3. I got my hair cut on Monday by my favorite person! I like my stylist to really work for their money so I had her straighten my hair... Henry told me I looked terrible and he likes my crazy hair instead. 

 4. I've been using Rodan and Fields for a month and I can tell a big difference in my skin. I really feel comfortable going makeup free and it's because my skin looks even and healthy. My friend Julie can hook you up with the right skin care. Her site- email her-

 5. Speaking of skin care. I've heard people rave about this clairisonic Mia 1 and I saw a coupon to get it half off at (code- 50PERCENT). I'm going to add it to my skincare routine.

That's it.

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix it. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Review + Weekly Plan

||Weekend Review||

I started the weekend with a 9:30 call from the school nurse. I picked this kid up and we headed to the doctor and then to lunch. 

Thankfully nothing was wrong that couldn't be fixed. We spent that night at the volleyball game.

 We've had the coble kids this week while my sister is in Canada for my nephews 13th birthday trip.

 Saturday we had a busy day of games. Lucy had a volleyball game and soccer game and Henry also had a soccer game. We stopped by costco to grab snacks for Henry's team and had a quick, cheap lunch.

 Preston and G-daddy showed up to Henry's game and cheered him on.

 G-daddy is trying to brainwash Preston into being a Bama fan. It wouldn't be the worst thing...

We rushed to volleyball straight after Henry's game. The Grizzly Bears won their game!

 After volleyball we rushed to Lucy's soccer game.

Sunday G-daddy took the girls to the live simulcast of Madame Butterfly at the CowboyStar. They didn't get home until 10:45.

||Weekly Plan||

||To Eat||

Beef and Noodles
Taco Soup
Baked Ziti


-bean burritos
organic mac and cheese
fruit: apples and oranges

Snacks and sides
Orange slices
Veggies + ranch
Boiled eggs
Peanut butter apples
Cottage cheese with apples or bananas
zone bars- 10 grams of protein!  (and it taste like a cookie) 

Oatmeal + apples or bananas
Hardboiled eggs or Eggs in general
Cinnamon Toast

||To Do||

Hair Appointment
MRI downtown for Jonathan.
Finish Bible Study
Frisco Family Services Gala finishing touches
Attend Gala

||To Study||

Romans bible study

||Prayer Request||

Prayer- Jonathan has an MRI tomorrow. That we demonstrate Jesus through our words, behavior, and character. 

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix it.