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Welcome my name is Sherri. I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I am a mother to my tween son Amari and my preschool daughter Sanai. By God's grace I have found true joy in serving my family in our home. Even amongst all the everyday craziness I know this where God has called me to be. I learn something new everyday. I also recently became a part time bible teacher at my daughter's preschool. So I have the best of both worlds.

Friday, February 28, 2014

What Wives Wear:Radiant Orchid

Welcome back to this weeks edition of
What Wives Wear.

My goal for this series is to feature a variety of looks that give 
wives options to experiment with their own style. 
I'm always inspired by others and their styles, 
and I hope you are too. 

The fun part is taking a little bit of what you see and 

incorporating it into your own style.  
That's how you can truly make it your own.

This week I am not only excited but honored to feature 
Melissa who blogs at FaithFamilyFashion
As soon as I saw her blog I knew I wanted her
to be a part of What Wives Wear.

I love all that she represents.
She is a woman of faith, a wife, and a personal style blogger.
Her blog features a variety of looks that can work
for all busy wives & moms.

One thing that impressed me is that
Melissa is a beautiful, confident, and curvy wife.
Her style is inspiring to women of all shapes and sizes.

When Melissa and I connected she told me
I can pick any look I wanted from her blog.
I soon found out this was harder than I thought
because I loved all her looks.

I decided to pick this outfit because I just love the color purple.
Who knew that this was the color of 2014.
According to Melissa this color
"radiant orchid"
was the most popular on the 2014 fashion runways.

Here is how Melissa took this trending color and made it her own.

Dress (Target) Blazer (Thrifted) Bag (Gifted) 
Frames (Hubby's) Heels (Gojane.com) 

Melissa made this simple & easy look stylish by adding 
a blazer in a darker shade, and some accessories.

Melissa also dressed up this look by wearing strappy heels. 
If wearing heels are not your thing, you can 
easily wear wedges or sandals.
Remember take the look you see 
and make it your own.
Make it work for your lifestyle. 

Be Blessed!

Check back next week for another great look.

For any wives who would like to be featured on
What Wives Wear
Please contact me at 
for more details.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Click Chicks Challenge:Handwriting

Lately I have tried to do my research on photography. 
As a blogger having quality photos is important. 
I'm slowly learning and trying 
to implement the tips I learn.

The fun part is my hubby always had an 
interest in photography, 
he even took a class once in NYC.
So now it's a hobby 
that we can do together.

That is why I love being a part of the 

Hosted by Mrs.Tee@MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.com,
Krystal@krystalskitsch.com, and
It gives me a chance to slowly improve 
on my photography skills, as well as 
sharpen my eye for a good shot.
Plus the weekly prompts make it so easy & fun.

This weeks prompt is 
That was pretty easy for me.
I only had to look as far as my fridge 
for the inspiration shot.
My three year old daughter is in preschool 
and for the last couple weeks 
what have they been practicing?

Now there is a little story behind this photo. 
Originally when my daughter brought it home 
I was impressed, but...

I wasn't exactly sure if she had written this on her own, 
or with the help of one of her teachers. 
So I asked her and she said, "myself."
To be honest I had a hard time believing her since, 
I've never seen her do this before and then, 
there was that smiley face that looked 
a little too perfect.

So being the crazy mama that I am
I just had to know so,
I asked the teacher the next day.

The teacher explained first they write 
the children's names with a blue marker. 
Then on their own the children will trace 
over it with the pink marker.
The teacher then gives them a smiley face 
for their good work. 

After all of that I made sure to humbly 
praise my daughter for her good work. Lol!

I hope you liked my photo. I'm looking forward to next week.

Be Blessed!

Monday, February 24, 2014

All Because Two People Fell In Love

This is our last week of the 
Celebrate Love Series
Although I'm sad to see it come to an end, 
I am so thankful for all the ladies 
who were a part of it. 
They each shared such unique and inspiring 
stories of their love. 

Today I am honored to introduce 
Tiffany aka Mrs. Tee 
as the blogging world knows her 

Tiffany and I recently met through our blogs and 
she has quickly become a trusted supporter and friend. 
She definitely has a gift of sharing love to others and today 
she is sharing her personal love story.


In love there are many levels of commitment and determination to make it despite whatever odds may come against you. So why is it that when someone says they are in love they describe it as falling as if they are not willing participants? I have learned that at times because of past scars, wounds and experiences being found by love is not always voluntary...at least not at first. 

When I met my Husband I was at a place in my life where I felt that love was simply not something meant to be for me. I assumed that I wasn't ready and this was the reason why I had not 'found' (even though now I know that it wasn't for me to find but instead to be found...Proverbs 18:22) what I considered to be my true love. It is funny to say that my Husband had reached the same point in his life. We both had been through different levels of hurt and disappointment and were simply spent by the trying of it all. 

Yet this is still where God brought us together. He allowed us to meet when we were both at our emotional 'wits end'. We began as friends and slowly our feelings, commitment and devotion to each other developed in more than the love you share with a friend. Our love was developing into an unconditional, emotional, physical and spiritual love. The kind where the desire of your heart is to simply aid in achieving the desires of the others. We began to realize that despite our better efforts to avoid it we had in fact 'fallen' in love.


 Now don't get me wrong. Our love didn't happen by accident. We made a very clear decision to choose each other especially since we both had children and did not want to put them through any undo stress. Still I say we 'fell' in love because our love developed almost in spite of ourselves. No matter how much we tried to deny our feelings for fear of being hurt or opening old scars we still kept coming back to the truth that our love was there. That we needed to be 2 parts of a whole. 

It took prayer, time and a willingness to release past hurts but we soon realized that it was because of our individual pasts that we were able to support each other's coming future both as distinct individuals, as a couple and family. 

When I look back over the past 10+ years of our relationship and marriage I look back with gratefulness and recognition that without God's intervention and healing neither one of us would have submitted to the 'fall'. 

So despite some of the stereotypical thoughts towards 'falling' in love I am so glad that I was blessed to fall into the arms of a man I count as my biggest support, protector and provider. A man who without his love I don't believe I would have become the woman I am today. He is truly my mate and promised covering and I hope to believe that I am the same to him. This isn't to say our life together is perfection for it is life after all. Still with our love and God as the foundation it is the together of it that truly matters.

By Tiffany(Mrs.Tee)

Tiffany a/k/a MrsTee is the owner/writer for MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.com where she shares her experiences as a Woman of Faith, Wife, Momma to her Team (4 beautiful kiddies and 2 handsome stepsons) and Friend.  She believes that Love, Life and Laughter are a part of every life in some way.  She enjoys sharing the stories of her Journey including her Love of God, the Life she is blessed to have with her Hubby and Kiddies as well as the Laughter she enjoys along the way.  MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter is a place where Love, Life and Laughter collide to make a collage of unexpected happiness and you are invited to follow along and share in the fun.

Friday, February 21, 2014

What Wives Wear: Casual Color

If you're anything like me
you are constantly trying to 
achieve a look that is both comfortable and stylish. 
I need that perfect outfit 
that can work with my busy lifestyle.

This week on 
What Wives Wear
I am showing you an everyday casual look.

This is an outfit that I decided to wear to 
my weekly ladies bible study. 

The look consist of jeans and a sweater so it was 
definitely quick and easy to pull together. 

I love color so whenever I'm able to brighten up my outfit 
with some color I am all for it.

With this outfit I also worked with different patterns. 
I went with a multi-color plaid striped scarf on top
and cobalt blue snake-skin printed jeans on the bottom.

Now I know you're thinking this sound crazy together 
but it all can work. How you ask? 
The jeans have a subtle print that from a far 
comes across as a solid cobalt blue.
The blue of the jeans matches with the 
blue stripes in the plaid striped scarf.

To dress the outfit up a little I threw in the accessories 
like the scarf and some dangling aztec print earrings.

All of these accessories as well as the jeans 
were finds from the thrift store.
Don't be afraid to pick up some unique pieces at the thrift store. 
You may just find something that works perfectly 
with an outfit you already have at home.
Plus you just can't beat those prices.
It's for sure my favorite place to shop.

Old Navy golden yellow knit sweater
Thrifted Lucky Brand cobalt blue snake-skin printed jeans
Target camel suede wedge booties 

Thrifted multi-color plaid scarf
Thrifted dangling aztec print earrings
Wedding ring

Check back next Friday for another look.

For any wives who would like to be featured on
What Wives Wear
Please contact me at 
for more details.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Motherhood:How It Changed Me

Today is week three of the Celebrate Love Series 
and I wanted to do something a little different. 

I wanted to share a little bit of my personal story. 
The love of becoming a mother I will forever celebrate.

I had the honor of guest posting at Pending Perfection
In this post I share how becoming a mother changed my life. 


In my family order I am the youngest of three.  I have an older sister who is thirteen years older than me, and my brother is eleven years older.  They both are married with kids, so I have a total of six nieces and nephews that I love to death.
Before I had children of my own I always remember thinking “I don’t want any children.  I have enough nieces and nephews that I can play with, and the best part is I can send them back home when I’m done.”
You can imagine the surprise when fast forward a few years and at twenty two and unmarried I was announcing “I’m having a baby!”

 To read more of my story please visit  

If you have not had a chance to keep up with the series 
please read week one "Giving It All Up To Get It All" here
and week two "Being Raised And Loved By A Step-parent:
My Reflection As An Adult here

Friday, February 14, 2014

What Wives Wear:Valentine's Edition

I wanted to start something new on my blog because 
the fashionista inside me was dying to be revealed. 

Not that I am an expert when it comes to style and fashion but 
I have always had an eye for the latest trends and 
I love putting together outfits.

Now that I am a wife and a mother my style has definitely 
changed but I still like to remain stylish. 

It's important to find that balance of fashion-forward 
but age-appropriate clothing.

That's where What Wives Wear is born.
I want a place for wive and moms to express 
their own personal style.

That includes dressy formal wear to casual weekend wear, 
because that is what us wives represent.

I will be posting weekly photos of my favorite outfit of the week. 
Now Ladies don't leave me alone I want you 
to also send me your photos as well to godlifehappywife@gmail.com 
(please put What Wives Wear in the subject)

Share your personal style while inspiring others.
Please use #WhatWivesWear on Twitter and Instagram.

What Wives Wear:Valentines Edition
Old Navy red cardigan
I Love My Hubby t-shirt(I bought from a store in the mall)
H&M black leggings with pleather front panels
Mandees black motorcycle boots

Black & Grey tie-dyed scarf(a gift from hubby bought in NYC)
Medium silver hoop earrings
Wedding ring

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Click Chicks Photo Challenge:Love

Welcome to Click Chicks photography challenge 
that focuses on the pictures that bloggers take. 

It is hosted by Krystal's Kitsch 
co-hosted by TheLovelyPhotog.

You can tag #ClickChicks on Twitter or Instagram

Since this is a photography challenge and 
this weeks topic is Love 
I thought this photo would be perfect.  

Last Wednesday I was at Walmart shopping for 
simple Valentine's Day gifts for my family.

As I was browsing through the aisles full of 
Valentine's Day candy, bears, and cards 
I stumbled upon these signs, and I thought 
they were adorable.

So I got my inner photographer on and set up 
an impromptu photo session right there 
in the middle of the aisle.

No I didn't even care that people were walking by 
and could see me. I got some good shots. 

So without further ado...


What you ladies think? Am I a photography pro?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 Ways To Uplift Your Husband

February is the month of love and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner we begin to think of ways to show our love to our husbands. 

We can easily give him a gift that expresses our love.  We can find just the right gift that we know would be perfect.  We can even picture the look on his face when he opens that perfect gift, and we become filled with excitement.  

Exchanging gifts with our husbands and exchanging tokens of our affection are fine, but they are just one small way that we can show our love.  This is just a part of how we can bring love and joy to the man we love.  

I have learned in my four years of marriage that my actions towards my husband were very important.  I have the ability to change the whole situation just based on how I speak and act, or maybe I should say react, towards my husband. 

Once I learned this lesson, I also began to realize that by my actions and words I had the ability to either discourage and bring down my husband or encourage and uplift him.  The choice was mine.  

So without a doubt I chose to uplift him.  As his wife I know that God has put a calling on  my life to be his partner and always encourage and uplift him. Think about it. Husbands have a lot of pressures and responsibilities on their shoulders and home should be the one place they know they can get the encouragement that they need.  Plus if we don’t do it who else will?

Now trust me this is not always an easy thing to do, especially when life get’s the best of me, but all it takes is a conscious effort on my part. 

I know the results are definitely worth it, and my husband is more than worth it. 

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12

5 Ways To Uplift Your Husband

1. Make him a priority-After God we are called to put him first. That even means before the children, which as mothers sometimes we forget to do. 

2. Laugh at his jokes-This is a way to show him that he is important. It reminds him that he has a great sense of humor, and that you love it. 

3. Compliment him-On any and everything. The more you do this the better. Even if it is on the simplest or smallest thing. Ex: " You know I was thinking about it, and I really like how you always take the garbage out before it gets too full. That is really helpful."(of course only say this if he is actually doing it, otherwise it could come across as being sarcastic.) 
We have to remember to compliment and praise our husbands for doing the everyday little things as well, it can often be taken for granted. 

4. Flirt-Didn't we do this when we first met? So why not do it now? Let's remind our husbands why they fell in love in the first place. Don't let the everyday business get in the way. Even if this is not an area you are strong in there are millions of ways you can show your hubby some affection that would be comfortable to you. Sometimes you just need to get creative and think outside the box for the ideas, and if worst comes to worst you can always just Google it.

5. Respect him-This is SO important to husbands. They want to feel that you have their backs. This is also a way they feel they can trust you. Your husband wants to know when he makes a decision you will support it, and you won't go and bad mouth him to your girlfriends. We can show our husbands respect in all that we do and say, and this is the main way he will feel your love.

These are just a few of many ways you can uplift your husband. I'm sure you could add more to the list. 

What are some ways you uplift your husband?

Be Blessed!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Being Raised and Loved by a Step-parent: My reflection as an adult

Welcome! Today is week 2 of the guest bloggers 

Celebrate Love Series.

Today I am honored to introduce you to 


Jackie blogs at Best Life At Home.

Read her encouraging story of love.

My parents got divorced when I was very young. I still remember the day my mom packed up all our belongings into a moving truck. She buckled my three siblings and me into our seats, and we headed up the road to a town three hours north. I remember thinking the whole family was moving, not realizing that my dad wasn’t coming with us.

I was in kindergarten, just five years old, and oblivious to the ramifications of divorce for most families. I had no idea how terrifying this decision was for my mom, especially since our family was large by today’s standards. There were four of us kids, each two years apart (which meant my younger brother was 3 and my baby sister was 1).

Since this blog post is about love, I wanted to bring special attention to the man who married my mom and raised us as his own: my step-dad, Gene. His love for my mother must’ve been over the moon, considering we were a package deal: her + all four of us kids, ages 8 and under!

The first years weren’t easy. Looking back, I can’t believe my mom and step-dad were so understanding and patient with us as we fought to accept Gene into the family (or not accept him, as it often was early on). Gene is an educated and loving man, though, and he believed in boundaries for kids in a way that I didn’t understand at the time. Now that my husband, Mitch, and I are raising three kids of our own, I admire them so much more for sticking to their guns and being firm when we tried to push in every direction.

Being a child of divorced parents is hard, confusing, and leaves a gaping hole in your heart. Step-parents don’t have an easy path to navigate as they try to love and fill the holes, while respecting ex-spouses and children’s feelings. My dad moved seven hours away, a distance that seemed to grow further and further every year, as we saw less and less of him. He also re-married and started a new family.

My step-dad, Gene, raised us as his own. He was there for us to teach us things like hunting and fishing (yes, I grew up in small-town Minnesota, where girls do these things!), and he sat through hundreds of hours of basketball and volleyball games. He handed out $20 bills when we desperately needed money to go out to movies or dinner with our friends, and he was even there when we were teenagers and the cops brought us home (just once or twice!).

When God brings two people together in a second- or third-marriage and there are kids involved, you know He has a big plan to overcome the obstacles. My parents’ marriage has been tested so many times by the actions of their kids, but somehow they have remained strong and bonded through an amazing love and remarkable ability to forgive.

I’m forever blessed to have had a loving father in my life. One who cared enough about me to put up with my early days of wanting him to go away so I could have my “real dad” back, my adolescent troubles and craziness, and my ever present need for parents to love me.

Gene now has 10 grandchildren, and another on the way (my sister is expecting), and has been the most loving and caring “Grandpa Geno” any child could ever as for.

If you’re reading this and have a step-parent, or are re-married and are raising someone else’s children (or they are helping to raise yours), I pray that you understand the importance that a step-parent’s devoted love and attention can have on a child. And I’d like to say thank you, Gene, for always loving us and being there all these years.

By Jackie Johnson

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Celebrate Love Giveaway

  Okay Ladies I am going to try this again

Second time is a charm!

Today I am announcing the...

You all have been so good to me and such a blessing to this blog that I would 
love to give back. 

Just my little way to say thank you!  

What better time then for Valentine's Day. This FREE giveaway 
is my gift to one special winner. 

I just love this beautiful 24 inch purple iridescent shell necklace, and I 
just know you will too. 

This necklace is just the piece that can add a little extra 
pop of color to your outfit. 

It's unique enough to catch the eye of others. 

This giveaway will run from February 9th-February 14th

Important Rules:

This giveaway is offered for US citizens only

Void where prohibited

The giveaway winner will be chosen and notified on February 14th. They will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. 

Please enter below

Friday, February 7, 2014

Blogging On The Side Interview

A few weeks ago the blog called Blogging On The Side made a request for bloggers who wanted to be interviewed.I jumped at the opportunity because I am a regular follower of this blog.  Plus I am a newbie in the blogging world so I knew it was a great way for others to get to know me a little better.

Hello my name is Sherri Singley. First and foremost I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I also love being a stay-at-home mom to my eleven year old son Amari and my three year old daughter Sanai. My blog is God Life Happy Wife. I blog about marriage,God, faith, parenting, homemaking, and whatever else I feel like sharing.  My favorite topics to write about usually focus on either a lesson that God had to teach me, or an exciting day out of my life...

To read more of this interview please head over to 

Blogger Interview-Sherri

Thanks for reading my story. Make sure you share some love with the ladies from Blogging On The Side, and tell them that I sent you.

Be Blessed!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Giving It All Up To Get It All

Welcome! Today is the first day of the "Celebrate Love
guest bloggers series. 

Today I would like to introduce you to our first blogger 


You can visit her at her blogs

Read her love story below.

Seven months ago, I did something crazy. I gave up my high-paying job, my house and the community I’d lived in for 12 years to move into a 300-square-foot RV with my husband, two dogs and a cat. Permanently.

Mike has been traveling nearly every week for his business as a technical trainer since we began dating.  Before the motorhome, he was gone during the week, back on the weekends, while I worked at my day job, took care of the household, and did freelance writing and taught painting classes on the side.  The lifestyle got old, so we decided to buy an RV and travel as a family to Mike’s gigs.

It sounds romantic: two lovebirds and their fur babies traveling the country, working side-by-side during the day and walking hand-in-hand at night. Despite that rosy image, it wasn’t easy for me to make the leap. Part of me felt like I was giving it all up. Giving up everything I’d worked for, my friends, my beloved community. 

Would it be worth it? Would Mike and I survive being together all the time when we’d hardly spent more than a week together for our entire relationship? And doing it all in a hallway on wheels??

It’s totally been worth it! We’ve had amazing adventures: visiting far-flung family and friends, seeing the gorgeous landscapes of this beautiful nation, waking up and falling asleep next to each other seven days a week. If that wasn’t enough, my freelance business as the Coffice Girl has been growing steadily since we hit the road.

The constant togetherness isn’t always stress-free, but we’ve found ways to ensure that we stay strong as a couple.

We don’t just love each other; we like each other and respect each other’s gifts and talents. That’s critical for success in any marriage but particularly one in such close quarters.

We talk a lot. We listen even more. Listening to each other and acknowledging what’s been said are essential for soothing hurt feelings, overcoming miscommunication, and arriving at a consensus.

We celebrate the journey, even the hard parts. When it’s five degrees out and the water pump breaks, we deal with it together – and then we thank each other. We try never to take the other person’s efforts for granted.

We may not live in a hallway on wheels forever, but making this change for my man and his career, however long it lasts, has given me more than I ever dreamed.

By Elisabeth Daniels(Coffice Girl)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mommy Monday Blog Hop: I'm a CoHost!

    Today is the day I have waited for. 
I am honored to announce I am co-hosting the 

Mommy Monday Blog Hop! 
(Insert applause)

I'm so excited for the opportunity to connect with 
these wonderful ladies/bloggers of "The Crew." 
I encourage you all to please take some time to visit their 
pages and say hello. 
You won't be sorry. Don't forget to tell them that Sherri sent you. 
All their links are below. 

Now don't be shy grab your favorite post and hop in!
The link-up is below.

Please be sure to check out all the guidelines and 
don't forget to spread the word. 
"The more the merrier!"

See you at the hop.

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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!
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By Generation iKid
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Why your Child should Major in Engineering and pursue a STEM field by LadyBlogger.net

Why your Child should Major in Engineering 
and pursue a STEM field by LadyBlogger.net 

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please grab a button and display it proudly!  

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