Happy Thursday! I hope you are all doing well. I tried to do this post last night but our lovely internet service up here in the middle of nowhere kept going out. Argh! So, hopefully it will work this time!

I figured it was time to share another one of my favorite blogs, Pretties and Posies, with you all. This particular blog is one of my favorites for so many reasons. To begin with, Melanie's writing is beautiful. The posts are a mixture of sweet, funny, touching, and sometimes even heartbreaking, but they are always beautiful, even the ones that make you want to cry! Melanie takes the most breathtaking photographs and has a stunning home filled with her own artwork which is lovely as well. She also has two gorgeous little girls both of whom are adopted. This is something I have particularly enjoyed reading about because it is so close to my heart. Ever since I was an extremely little girl (maybe five or six?) and my mom read me a story about Amy Carmichael, I have always wanted to adopt. Jon and I actually started the process this spring, but due to a bunch of reasons have put it on hold for now. We have spent a lot of time praying about it, and although right now it doesn't seem to be the right time, it is absolutely something I cannot wait to do and I so enjoy reading other people's journeys! Anyway, here are some photos from Melanie's blog, including pictures of her home as well as family member's homes she has helped with. Also be sure to check out her two fabulous Etsy shops Lettered Threads (I love her hand-painted pillows!!!) and Melanie M Originals.

And here are her two darling daughters!
All of the beautiful photos in this post are by Melanie

Also, we drew another winner for our tutu giveaway: Jenn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! Check out Jenn's blog Forty Toes! Send us an e-mail, Jenn, to let us know whether you would like the Wisteria Tutu or the Lillabel Tutu! Congrats!!!!

And don't forget today is the last day to enter to win our Savannah Tank!!!!! (Scroll a few posts down or click here to enter).

Be sure to check back tomorrow when we will announce the winner!


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