What I’m Lovin’ Wednesday


Today, I am lovin’ that my boys are going back to school. Smile

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It’s bittersweet, ya know.  We’ve had some good times together this summer, and looking at this picture makes me want to cry.  They are such good sports to put up with their mama!  I don’t know what I would do without these boys.  They make everything I do soooo much more fun and meaningful!  I get sentimental thinking about how much I’m gonna miss them, but excited about having some extra time to get things done around the house. I am blessed that my boys go to wonderful schools and have wonderful teachers.  They are very excited about going back to school and seeing all their friends.



I’m loving that fall is almost here.  It’s my favorite season.  I cannot wait for cooler temps, pumpkins, kettle corn, fall festivals, football, and more!

I made this crate last fall about Autumn Blessings.


Speaking of fall…I’m lovin’ my favorite candle in the world! It’s called Cinnamon Cider by Aromatique.

My sister and I have bought this same candle every year for at least 15 years.  Seriously.  It is the essence of “fall”.  And it has the strange power to make your house feel clean when it is lit!


I’m lovin’ this hand soap.

It Ms. Meyer’s liquid hand soap in Lavender.

It was a splurge for me at almost $4 a bottle, but I love how it smells and feels.  It’s my new favorite soap.




I’m lovin’ knowing that this sweet little girl is laying her sweet little head in her new bed each night.  I’ve been praying for her sweet family.

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I’m lovin’ this song.  Whenever it comes on KLOVE, I crank up the volume and sing at the top of my lungs.  So do the boys. Winking smile



And I am lovin’ this promise…



What are you lovin’ today?

Linking up to…


  1. I am Lovin’ my favorite candle in the scent of Hazelnut Cream Coffee, burning on my desk while I am blogging. I also have one burning in my kitchen by my sink. I am Lovin’ that we have been blessed with much needed rain and that we have more tolerable temperatures to come in the next day or so. It’s all Good!

    1. Oh, that sounds like a great smelling candle!
      And I am thankful for the rain too. I should have added that to my list!
      What a blessing!

  2. I broke out a new candle on Monday. It’s a bit early for a fall/wintry scent, but I just couldn’t resist. It’s called Christmas Cabin & is quite divine. I am loving that it’s almost time to decorate for fall. Blessings~

  3. I am lovin’ this blog and those sweet boys. I raised a sweet boy who is now grown,has his own familyand serves this great country in the US Air Force. They grow up so fast. :(
    I am an new follower. Have to try out that candle too. Take care.

    PS I notice our Moms were the same age. I lost mine in 1994. I look forward to the day when I see her again. blessings.

  4. We are lovin’ the new Toby Mac song – that one goes way up on the ride
    We are lovin’ Pumpkin Cream Muffins
    We are lovin’ the woodwick Vanilla Bean Carmel Biscotti candle!
    and you know I love you!!!

    Oh – and we are going to put those awesome beams in our family room this fall! Thanks so much for posting!

    1. I love Toby Mac’s new song too!
      Pumpkin Cream Muffins?!!! YUM!
      That candle sounds amazing!
      AND You know I love you too. :)

      Let me know if you use those beams.

  5. Beautiful verse…yes!

    I love Ms. Meyer’s soaps too!! My daughter got me four different scents this past Spring…and I love them…Drug Emporium here carries them…needless to say, I will make sure we are never without it now!

    I always cried when school started…I know…silly…but I loved it when the kids were home…they are now 38, 33, 29, 21. School starts here the 27th…my daughter officially started back today (she teaches here at LISD)…so I am back to babysitting the granddaughters while she is at school!

    I am lovin’ my laptop that my husband gave me for our 40th anniversary this past May! My very own computer! He truly surprised me! He is so wonderful!

    I am blessed.

    1. Laura,
      I will have to check out the other Ms. Meyers scents. This is my first one, and I am hooked!

      Congrats on your laptop! What a sweet hubby. :)

      You ARE blessed!


  6. I started buying “Cinnamon Cider ” in 1997…both candle & potpourri…harder to find in the mid-west. Been my fave ever since!! In the spring, I bring out “Sorbet”. Yummmm…

  7. that mrs meyers soap is great. i also really love the basil scent for my kitchen. they started selling it at the walmart close to my house. it is usually a little cheaper there too. i’m lovin’ the fact that i was able to fit in a workout after work today!!

  8. I am loving the sunshine and warmer weather, the webbing between my toes has disappeared for the season… I am still a weenie though, its almost too hot and I did not buy the box fans I say I am going to buy every year, and we don’t have A/C… For the 3 weeks in August it gets above 80…There are no fans to be found…not loving that… But so greatful the mall, grocery store, and Library has a/c…

    1. Wow! No AC?! We did without it for about 4 weeks this summer, and it was so difficult. Of course, our temps got up to 100 degrees here. Whew!
      Enjoy your nice weather. :)

  9. Wishing I lived back east or up north again. Here in Louisiana
    It’s still in the nineties. Even though it doesn’t feel like fall,
    I still plan to decorate for it in the next couple of weeks.
    I too rock out to that song as well. It has a special place in my
    heart. Our pastors son went home to be with the Lord in February.
    This song played on KLOVE in the days after his death. It reminded me
    To not hold on too much to things in this world because it’s notmy
    home. It also reminds me of their son who lived his life knowing
    this wasn’t his home ; living for the Lord.

    1. I am so sorry to hear about your pastor’s son. That makes my heart hurt. I can’t help but think of my sweet mom when I hear that song too. Mom is in her real home, and I cannot wait to join her there. I am so glad this world is not my forever home.

  10. I love Mrs. Meyer’s products! I’m in love with the Geranium scent. I found a great recipe online to make liquid handsoap (to refill bottles) and I made a gallon sented with the Geranium. E-mail me if you’d like the recipe (waters7989atyahoodotcom)! I made it in January and am just finishing it up. Have my co-worker hooked on it now! A whole lot cheaper than buying brandname refills.

  11. Traci, have loved “Cinnamon Cider” approx. the past five years! Love the fragrance and got the diffuser last season. I think I have declared it as my favorite over the years. Also love the song you mentioned, “Where I Belong”, in addition to so many! Love KLOVE too! I haven’t tried the hand soap yet, but have thought about it so many times. Am enjoying your house projects…I am sure it is a lot of work! Thanks for sharing and take care.

    1. Love hearing about another “cinnamon cider” lover! Maybe we should start a “Cinnamon Cider Club!” :)
      Have a blessed day!

  12. I’m loving this week and the time I get to spend with my boys before they go to school.
    We take our oldest to PSU for the start of his college career. So proud of him. He was awarded an NROTC scholarship and committed to giving four years of his life to the Marines once he graduates. Our youngest my sweet baby will be going to eighth grade.
    I’m loving the sound of their laughter as they spend every waking moment together.
    I’m loving my wonderful husband who works so hard so we have everything we need and then some.
    I’m loving the end of the season peaches from the local farmers market.
    I’m loving life.

    1. I pray you are having a wonderful week with you children. Soak ’em up! :)
      Congrats on your son’s scholarship! I know you must be so proud.

      Isn’t it great to have a house full of laughter?! It’s music to my ears too!

      God bless your sweet husband, and enjoy those delicious peaches!

      I love that you are loving life.


  13. I’m loving my lil’ ones too… our oldest will start Kindergarten in a couple weeks and this Mama is NOT ready ;( sniff, sniff! I love reading about your boys… they are soo sweet! I’m loving my Bath&Body Works Apple Crumble candle! What store sells that brand of candle that you love, Traci? I’m from Canada but we go across the line lots for shopping. :) Blessings and lots of love!

    1. Oh, Joy, I remember when my first went to Kindergarten. I was a mess! It’s always harder on us mamas.

      I get my candle at our Macy’s in the mall. That’s the only place I have found it, but I’m sure it’s sold other places.

      Blessings to you too! :)


  14. Love this post, Traci! Such happy things to dwell on! We’re back in school too, as of this week, and it’s kinda put me in a funk — I love having my teens home in the summer time. Miss them and leisurely mornings during the school year.
    xo Heidi

    1. Heidi,
      Sorry about your funk.
      I understand missing the leisure mornings. It’s been hard getting up so early the past two days.
      God bless you and your sweet family,

  15. I am loving that i get to have a get-a-way with my hubby tomorrow. So excited for that. I am loving that we got rain today. Much needed. Also brought in cooler temps. Loving that I am able to read and be a part of this blog. You are awesome. I cried every year my girls went to school. I always called my sister and we would cry together. They are all grown now. Lovin that too! lol Will check out the candle and the soap and also the song :) Nita

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