Favorite Signs

Today I would like to share some of my new favorite signs.  Matt thinks I am crazy because it seems like every time we or I go out shopping I come home with a new sign.  I believe we have officially run out of space on our walls to hang anything else.  Here are a few of my favorites.

I got this sign for Christmas and love it.  Each arrow is also a different color.

If you have been around my page for any amount of time you know that Matt and I love softball.  We have both played from a young age and love the game. We took a trip to Columbus to visit the zoo and my cousin, between the two we stopped at Target and found this gem.  It is a picture in the background and the stitches and handles  have nails and yarn adding dimension to the picture too.

I have a lot of saying that I love to live by.  Be Brave is becoming one of those phrases that seem to stand out and I feel I continue to tell my girls. I want them to know that no matter what happens in this world they need to be brave.  They need to stand tall and not be afraid to try.

My parents also got me this sign for Christmas and I fell in love with it as soon as I opened it.  Our kids are only little for so long (my girls will be 8 in May and Trevor will be 1 in June).  I want to hold them tight and tuck them in for as long as they let me.

What are some of your favorites signs or sayings you have displayed in your home.

Mel

Favorite Quote

Day 2, Blog EveryDay in July – Your Favorite Quote

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” — Babe Ruth

I have talked about this quote before and I still love it.  I have been playing baseball since I can remember and this quote has always been one of my favorites.  I think I like it so much though because it doesn’t necessarily just pertain to baseball, it relates to life in so many ways.  There are some things I have always been afraid to do and recently I have started to think of why I am afraid to do those things.  There are always going to be things that come up or try to get in our way and I think the only thing we can do is push past them and do it anyway.  We can’t be afraid to try or we will pass up on a ton of opportunities that we are given.  We have to put ourselves out there and really go after what we want.

Mel

A moment ……

Today I was supposed to capture a moment of my day. Today was a rather boring day until the girl’s game so I thought I would capture the moment at the ball field,mainly because we are pretty much there 4 days a week.

photo

The girls had a rough day today.  They were complaining and crying the whole way to the park and then when we got there they seemed to be ok.  Then daddy left and it was a play in the dirt, kick the dirt, lick our hands kind of game.  Overall, they did good and I am so proud of how they are doing this year and for only being 3 they are kicking butt!

Mel

My favorite quote

Ok the prompt for day 4 is: What is your favorite quote and why.  This was a difficult one for me, not because I couldn’t think of one but because I could think of a ton.  There were so many too choose from but I wanted to find one that was meant for one specific thing but can apply to everyone’s lives.

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Now, I am going to go out on a limb and say that 95% of you think that quote came from A Cinderella Story!  Well you are right it did but it was originally stated by the legendary Babe Ruth.  This quote hits home for me in two ways.  The first being in baseball.  If you are someone who plays baseball or you know someone that plays, you know that it is not just a game of skill but mentality.  If you go up there thinking you are going to strike out every time, chances are you will.  So you have to put that fear aside and keep trying.

This also can apply to your everyday life.  If you always fear the worst is going to happen then you would never explore or try new things.  I am a person that has tried many things, eating different ways, I have tried probably every direct sales company out there, doing adventurous things.  If I was afraid I was never going to make money, my parachute wouldn’t open, a shark is going to get me, etc. then I would never have gotten many great opportunities that went along with my failures.  You can’t be afraid to fail, you have to put yourself out there and hope for the best.

Thank you Babe Ruth for giving us a great quote that we can not only relate to in baseball but can apply to our everyday lives.

Mel

What am I good at?

image

When I realized day 2 was about something you were good at, I had a hard time thinking of something.  I first asked Matt and of course I got the smart ass answers.  1. you ruin surprises, GUILTY.  Whenever it is close to a holiday or celebration I tend to say hey Matt lets go get this or do this and of course I get the response, way to ruin another surprise.  OOPS.  2. you hit your head on EVERYTHING!!  True again, I am not sure how I do it but I manage to hit my head on anything and everything.  I don’t do it on purpose and just tend to lean down and BAM head meet wall, car door, etc. I am also the queen of being scared.  Matt thinks it is funny to sneak up behind me and then smack a door or scream and everytime I jump.  I could see him coming or know he is coming around the corner and still scream or jump every time.  It has become a little game to him and I hate it!!!

Honestly, I couldn’t think of much except baseball so here goes. I  have played since I was 4 years old and still play till this day. I may be slightly obsessed with playing ;). It is still fun  to me and I wouldn’t change it for anything. There are four bases: first, second, third, and home. There are two teams usually of 9 or 10. Home team is in the field first and visitors hit first. Once you hit you head to first, then second, then third, then home. Once you get back home you score a run. Each game consists of 6, 7, or 9 innings. At the end of the amount of innings whoever has the most runs wins.

image

What are you good at?  Tell me in the comments!!

Melissa