Please Take My 2015 Reader Survey

I want to write what YOU want to read!!

checking inI want to ensure my blog does the best possible job of answering your needs and interests. And that means I need to know more about you. To do that, I’ve created my 2015 Reader Survey.

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me create content even more interesting and relevant to you.

Your input is important to me. The survey is easy to fill out, and the results are completely anonymous. I can’t tell who said what. And you can finish in five minutes.  Plus, if you fill out the survey and leave your email address, you will be entered for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card courtesy of me!!

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Women’s Microfleece Nightshirt Giveaway (ends 12/18)

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Welcome to the Women’s Nightshirt Wardrobe Giveaway Event!
Get ready for the holidays with cozy PJs! Richard Leeds International makes some of the cutest PJs out there and these warm microfleece nightshirts are no exception. From cute prints to your favorite characters, you’ll find pajamas that are perfectly your style. Holly from Southern Mom Loves was sent three nightshirts from RLI to try out and you can read her full review here.
We have a HUGE giveaway for our readers! 32 winners will receive nightshirts from Richard Leeds International! (ARV $520!)
  • 1st Prize: 1 (One) winner will receive an entire nightshirt wardrobe! 7 nightshirts!
  • 2nd Prize: 2 (Two) winners will receive a 5 nightshirt wardrobe!
  • 3rd Prize: 3 (Three) winners will receive a 3 nightshirt wardrobe!
  • 4th Prize: 26 (Twenty Six) winners will receive a nightshirt!
The print nightshirts come in Leopard, Sheep, Owls, Love, Dots, Moons, Snowflake, and Scotties.
The licensed character nightshirts come in Batgirl, Classic Disney, Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Betty Boop, and Eeyore.


Find all of the styles above in the Sleepwear section at Walmart in-store or online at

32 total winners will be sent fun nightshirts in a randomly chosen design from the styles shown above, in their Women’s size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $520!)
Enter below, the odds are fantastic!
Giveaway begins on 11/27/15 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 12/18/15 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner’s List.
Disclaimer: The participating blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be notified by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.
Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.
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Unexpected Blessings

unexpected blessingsConsider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 7:28-30

My uncle owned a small plane when I was young.  I always wanted to go flying with him but somehow the timing never worked out.  Ever since then I have had a pipe dream (more of a fantasy, really) of flying somewhere on a private plane, with that special someone, just to “do dinner”.  Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Last Friday, my good friend Debbie texted me this:

unexpected blessingsWell, who could turn down an invitation like that?

Debbie’s husband Tim has his private pilot’s license.  Until recently, he was only checked out for two seater type planes.  But a few weeks ago, he finished his qualifications for four seaters.  So, he rented a plane for the night and guess what?  My dream came true!!   (the photo in the title is of Debbie and I in the backseat of the plane). We flew to Monterey, had dinner at El  Torito’s (don’t judge, it was what we could afford) and flew home.

On the way back to Napa, Tim got permission from air traffic control to give us a tour of San Francisco Bay.

Night flight over San Francisco

A photo posted by Teressa Pence Morris (@teressamorriswindow) on

Golden Gate Bridge A photo posted by Teressa Pence Morris (@teressamorriswindow) on

unexpected blessings

The dark spots are water.

This was seriously one of the absolute BEST experiences of my life!!

A few days later I reflected on this unexpected blessing.  And I got to thinking, if God gave me this incredible gift, which really is just a pick-me-up, not anything I actually NEED, then why don’t I trust Him to cover the basics in my life?

This pondering brought to mind the verses from Matthew quoted above.  If God can make the beautiful flowers and every other part of His creation, then why wouldn’t he take care of us?  I’m going to try to stop worrying so much about my day to day life and start trusting God to shoulder my burdens.  His shoulders are much broader and stronger than mine anyway. 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!!


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