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  • Hi Friends!

    Thank you for stopping by my little home on the internet. My name is Marlece. I am a Jesus lovin' country girl. A wife. A momma of 4 boys. A cook. A hairstylist. And well... I wear many other hats depending on the time of day.

    You can read a bit more about me and my family on my "About Me" page.

    While you're here, I hope you find something that inspires you to whip up a yummy recipe, try a new hairstyle, call up your sisters, or just hug your kids. I hope you will reach out and say "hello" too. I would love to connect with you on Facebook or Twitter.

  • At My Table

    This is where my heart my table feeding people. Not only does cooking bring out the artsy in me again for I love to try new things, it also gives me pleasure to have many at my table. The Lord blessed me with a table that has been passed down from many generations and I know that many have sat at it before my time to fellowship together. I want to continue that heritage in my home. The Lord gave me the gifting of hospitality and I have a huge desire to please Him in this area. So enjoy a recipe or two when you go to "At my table"

  • In My Chair

    My salon is a place that I can create. I love to see transformation and usually not just in a look, but the way someone might feel. It is a place where I get the privilege of having one on one with someone. I consider it my ministry. I always feel an incredible sense of blessing when someone chooses to sit in my chair and share a little of themselves while I get to use my artistic ability. I like to share some of my work and time spent when you go to "In my chair" at Tame Your Mane Hair Salon.

SNOW we LOVE snow!!!!!!!!!

I will take snow over rain ANY day! A few pictures of my favorite creatures in the snow.

Good evening kiddoes!


Good Morning Kiddoes!

Mom, I’m not too sure about this…….

How I love this face.

Here is another one………

Goofie boy!

So much going on in our little lives and so much going on in this world. This really is a season that I feel like bursting with joy over how I feel about these kids, feeding and caring for these horses, chickens, or my tri-podded pup, people that God has assigned us to take care of for a time, . And then, also in the bigger things of this world it all seems so doom and despair but really the Lord has marched right back in and placed his hand upon this land. Can I tell you, as much as I keep it to myself I am so grateful to our God who was. and is. and will always be in charge and when we PRAY together He moves. It’s really a beautiful thing. The super bowl yesterday was a blast, watching it with all my boys and then some, so much fun! When I get down or overwhelmed I remember these things……….and then……….remember again………


wrestling season is full and fun!

Wrestling, wrestling, wrestling……..this is what we do! 

Jordan, on top putting some hurt on this boy. Jordan is headed to leagues, as in the finals next week. He’s worked so hard this season.


I love this picture, see his dad there keeping a close eye on what he is up to.


Many wins………

And some loses. ( I do not like this picture, no I do NOT!)

Then, there are the friendships, a little pep talk before Kyler heads out to the mat.

This is his work partner, they keep each other on the top, always pushing to get better.

Then, there is the coaching, thank you Coach Ronquillo.

Oh my……this was CRAZINESS! You got this Jor!

Corvan, he is wrestling USA this season. He has stepped up his game, it has been tough, however, I know that it is just preparing him for his high school years that are coming. Ugh, did I just say ‘high school’?

I hate the mouth guard thing, how do they breath with that thing? I can’t imagine running with anything in my mouth, how do they do it? So glad when braces are DONE!

Another great year, not finished yet but so far so much fun.

Grateful for these times of sitting in the stands, driving hours to practices and tournaments, making friends, being a friend, sitting again at practices, and then there is the cheering and enjoying. So happy to be apart.


A year to ‘renew’ in a new year

Oh this picture just seemed so fitting, to just plunge right in the unknown of 2017, even if it is uncomfortable, as you pop up and feel the JOY of just taking that step and just going for it!

Every year I pray about a ‘word’ that is impressed upon me to be aware of, to think and ponder about, to feel direction that the Lord may be going with me in the year. Isn’t it refreshing knowing that 2017 is a beginning of sorts and we can either keep on keeping on or have an attitude of, “this is a NEW year take out the old and bring in the new” kind of feeling.

So, I’ve been really looking at the verse in the bible 

Isaiah 40:27-31

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

This is out of the message however the word renew in the NIV (but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength) is what gets me most. It’s really about the RE in front of the word. It makes it an action word. I could go on but look at this…..

rebuild, refine, regain, rejoice, release, remind, reply, request, revive, rewind, reclaim, reestablish, restore, remodel, remember, I could just go on and on……I find myself putting RE in front of everything. 

I am thinking it is time I go back and maybe re________ some subjects in my world. 

RENEW, RENEW, RENEW! I just read the sweetest thing this morning that just made me smile to my Jesus, in Psalms it says, ‘He renews your youth- You’re always young in His presence.’ I can take some of that! It sure makes me want to spend more time with Him in the word and prayer, this morning when I set my bible down I walked away feeling a little younger, a bit giggly.

I may just keep writing about this subject of REnew!

Happy New Year!

January 9, 2017 - 10:59 pm

Tina Williams - Re-reading this! Love the truth and inspiration it brings. So much hope.

Christmas 2016

I have been absent not just on here but kind of absent minded everywhere. Going with the flow, not in a bad way, maybe trying to be in the moment a bit and not worrying about the ‘capture the moment’ thing. Although, now I am kicking myself for not recording some beautiful moments here a the house with my bible study girls and my Mommy and Me girls that I treasure and love so much. Also some other stuff as well. I told myself I better get back on it!

Boys are getting the tree cut down so we can start our season making this momma happy by getting the tree up. I LOVE the tree, I always get up way early when it’s still very dark and everyone is still snoozing so I can sit by the tree lit up tree before the day begins.

People, he is still my baby, I just don’t want it to go away. He loves Christmas, he loves it all. 

There are a few things here that speak LIFE. One, a miracle God is in the process of making, two, inspiration to always going strong no matter what your age, and three, a girl who I love that is missing her man who is deployed right now. Makes us grateful to Chad for such a sacrifice.

Singing birthday song to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Ryker, he blew out the candle a few times!

Christmas morning breakfast.

Christmas at Bona’s house.

Good smile right here honey.

That’s a wrap!

Merry Christmas all, praying 2017 is full of hope and expectation for what our Savior will do as we look to Him and make Him the center of all things.

December 26, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Brandee Shafer - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Friend. Let’s have a phone chat early in 2017! Love you!

December 27, 2016 - 9:43 am

JJ - Love love love this. Miss you too much!!

to sit, remember, and give thanks!

I have been rushing, rushing, rushing, it’s just what this time of the year brings a lot of going from one thing to another. The kids are in sports every night along with the weekends, it’s the holidays, my salon is full, my kitchen is in full function, I mean it is EVERYTHING I love so much. I do love this time of the year.

I don’t think I sit and reflect enough and enjoy even just the past along with the today. As I was in the middle of cooking pies and cleaning up the kitchen I have had sitting here in my kitchen Jordan’s essay that I received a week ago after his conference and have yet to read it. So, before putting the essay away I took a minute, turned off the tunes, sat and read his essay. It brought so much joy and laughter to me I can’t stop laughing even as I picked up the vacuum next.

I am so grateful for this child, I wish he wasn’t at school right now I would attack him with huge kisses and loves.

The essay:

Jordan Lasher 10 years old

I’ll always remember the day I got my worse injury in my life. It was three years ago at my house where we park our cars. I felt as normal as can be except I was bored out of my mind.

I was walking around alone because my brother was not home. I decided to go on the pogo stick. The pogo stick was silver and black with a green spring. The rubber on the bottom was gone, the bottom was metal.

In addition, I jumped on the pogo stick once, twice and the third time I jumped the metal slid across the concrete. I fell and wacked my head! I cried loudly as I ran to our porch I yelled to my mom, “I HIT MY HEAD REALLY HARD!”

“What?” She shouted to reply.

“I WACKED MY HEAD,” I yelled again.

“I’ll be right in,”she echoed back as she finished feeding the horses.

When she came in she asked “Now what’s wrong?” I told her the story. She stated, “you probably have a concussion.” She held me until I fell asleep, I seemed to sleep fine that night. I woke up in the morning, my head was killing me, I then instantly ran to the bathroom and dropped all that was in my belly into the toilet. My mom rushed me to the car. She told me, “I will pull over whenever you feel bad.”

I went all the way to Dr. Blackner’s without throwing up. My doctor said I would have to get an MRI and that he couldn’t help me. We drove to get the MRI, when we got there it was a really big building with a lot of windows. When we go into our room a doctor there said to lay down on a plastic bed thing, so I did. It brought me into a tube, I sat there with all this noise around me including my mom telling me I was ok and it would be just a little longer. I laid there for a whole half hour and I only moved my thumb twice! My mom and the doctor watched a computer to see what happened to me.

I did it, I had two concussions, a skull fracture from the top of my head to the bottom of my skull, and bleeding in my brain. I had to skip sports, running and sometimes even walking for a whole year.

In the end I learned a valuable lesson, to wear a helmet. There would be nothing to remember if I didn’t get hurt, I hope the two concussions  don’t effect me later in my life. It’s probably the most injury I’ll ever have.

Jordan Lasher


THIS right here is what makes me thankful, for just the littlest of things. SO many thing right here in this essay, make me smile and give thanks with a grateful heart.


January 9, 2017 - 11:03 pm

Tina Williams - His momma was RIGHT there and he told the whole world about her! I love him. I hope he got an A+.