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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.

SURPRISE,Jordan is 11!

This boy of mine……how is it that the Lord sees fit to give the best gifts when you didn’t even ask for them? 

Jordan was my surprise baby, and I will never receive a better one than this one right here. 

Jordan, he has such strong insight beyond his years that SURPRISES me all of the time.

Jordan is my grateful kid, he very rarely asks for anything and it makes me want to give him everything.

His eleventh birthday was fun. We invited all his best buds to eat Jordan’s pick of the meal that included sloppy Joe’s with mac and cheese with pop. Yum-O (ew!) 

Then what do 11 year olds do for their birthday? We go to SKATELAND!!!!! Does that bring back ‘ole memories from the pass all of you who are (cough) skaters from your years pass? It was a scream, they were troopers, maybe a few bruised behinds but they got the hang of it being the athletes that they are and were racing around the track.

The pictures are blurry because I couldn’t stop laughing!!! A little shaky hand going on there.

Next morning a little biscuits and gravy.

Then…..his real birthday! All my boys and I sat down for all of Jor’s favorite things. Homemade meat balls, mashed potatoes and gravy, shrimp, asparagus, and pop. This was monumental we rarely get to sit down for a meal all together anymore. This made my heart happy.

And four layer tort…….with a ‘Happy birthday’ song to go with it.

How I love this boy, thank you Jesus for this SURPRISE!!!!!



March 1, 2017 - 7:33 pm

Janice C. Johnson - Happy birthday to your Jordan. Your family is so much fun!

April 8, 2017 - 5:51 pm

Cheryl barrett - Great memories

Senior 2017

We got together to get some pictures FINALLY! I think the only reason…..there was snow, incentive, whatever it took. We will take a few more this spring.



There you have it, I think I will go lock myself in my room now so no one knows that I am crying. I really have NOT dealt with this whole situation at all. I have played the denial card and have been happy to live in this spot. 



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.