chateaualamode As cold as it has been around the country, it's been warm in Malibu where I spent yesterday getting acquainted with my new toy taking photos of my favorite place ;) Happy Wednesday IG friends 10h
  •   shancarbajal Love taking pictures of the beach!! 10h
  •   chateaualamode @shancarbajal We stayed until sunset! I was so happy 🌞 10h
  •   giosmama2626 I didn't realize you were that close to my neck of the woods. How neat is that?!?! Great shot of you, too. Surrounded by pure calm and bliss. Have so much fun. 9h
  •   khrundell Jealous! 9h
  •   toiledejoie Hey, we got sandwiches in Malibu and drove up to Zuma. Went right by you. Didn't want to pay $40 to park at Paradise Cove. 7h
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chateaualamode I love making a big family dinner on Sunday nights so last night I made fall off the bone oven baked BBQ chicken with oven baked garlic fries and a Caesar salad. I love Caesar salads but for whatever reason was always too intimidated to try my own dressing and croutons. So yesterday I went for it, gotta say the dressing wasn't anything to write home about but these croutons were AmaZing. They were so easy to make and tasted so good I ate them outside of the salad. They are a keeper ;) 2d

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chateaualamode My first born...just graduated from college and now getting ready to make a life of her own. I'm so proud of her my heart could burst. So cliche but it really does happen in the blink of an eye. #freepeoplevalencia 4d

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chateaualamode Social media has a way of making us feel like our lives somehow can't compare to all the perfect images we see. Please don't believe the lie that all around you is perfection. We live in a broken world. We are all broken. I'm no exception, I'm broken. My life gets messy, but in my brokenness I realize I need a savior. Jesus never wants to force himself on us. He waits patiently for us to find Him and when we do we will be wrapped up in his loving arms. If we never experience pain and hurt and brokenness we would never feel the need to find Jesus. // God's strength comes into it's own in my weakness. Once I heard that, I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size --abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. From 2 Corinthians 12:10 5d

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chateaualamode I made it...first beach trip in 2015. My toes in the sand and a beautiful sunset. My happy place. 6d

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chateaualamode Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise. -Andy Stanley. // Reminding the mommas out there to never underestimate our job. Me and my boy (young man) last summer on Laguna Beach. 1w

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chateaualamode Well hello gorgeous! You will be blessing my family tonight with homemade guacamole! God truly knew what He was doing when he created this fabulous food ;) 1w

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chateaualamode At the best Italian deli in Burbank called Monte Carlo where they have so many fun Italian goodies and sweet old Italian men that help you pick out he best olive oil. 1w

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chateaualamode You, oh God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.
From Psalm 86:15 // the words never quit make me smile. So glad God never quits on me. I know I would quit on me sometimes. I can be such a knucklehead, but he is patient and he is always there waiting for me. I run from him, but he never runs from me. I can always find him...he is just a prayer away.
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chateaualamode I have beach fever!!! This is from last year in Santa Barbara and I can not wait to get my toes back in the sand! 2w

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chateaualamode Dessert for tonight's Golden Globe Party,,,Neiman Marcus cookies. Also on the menu, cheeseburger sliders, Asian coleslaw and spicy chicken strips. I've turned my coffee table into the dining table complete with candles and I'm spending the rest of the evening on the couch critiquing fashions and enjoying the show. So in love with all things Hollywood ;) 2w
  •   toiledejoie So glad Eddie Redmayne won for his "Stephen Hocking". Done so well. 2w
  •   sherislowey Yummy 2w

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chateaualamode Cocktails at 7... 3w

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chateaualamode Taking my girlies to lunch at Nordy's and then a little shopping. #nordstrom 3w

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chateaualamode Thank you God that there are special people that take care of our fur babies. Our Lucy sprained her leg running upstairs while I was playing with her. #momfail 3w
  •   memawonthehill Oh no.... Prayers for your precious Lucy!! 3w
  •   shannenaustin Aww poor Lucy! Glad she looks happy! 3w
  •   jen1418 What a sweetie....praying for quick healing! Our dog was at the vet today, too with a possible bladder infection! Yes...grateful for vets! Much love @chateaualamode 3w
  •   inallthesethings Oh no! I hope your baby has a quick recovery. 3w
  •   shancarbajal poor pooch!! Hope she recovers quickly  3w
  •   jskiko She's beautiful!! She would enjoy running our land. @chateaualamode Glad she's in good hands! 3w
  •   chateaualamode @jskiko oh yes! She would love to run some land! Poor baby...we walk her and she gets a little jog now and then but open land would be such a treat for her! 3w
  •   reneearnott Awwww poor baby. I love my 4 legged baby too. 2w

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chateaualamode My most favorite devotional book of all is My Utmost for His Highest written by Oswald Chambers. If you need a good book, this is the one you should have.
Today I read these words and I was so blessed by them...
"Once the Bible was so many words to us but then suddenly, the words become spirit and life because Jesus re-speaks them to us when our circumstances make the words new.
That is the way God speaks to us; not by vision or dreams, but by words. When a man gets to God, it is by the most simple way -- words."
How much do I love that God makes communication with Him so simple. And how much truth is in that where I can read a verse in the Bible so many times but that one time I really needed to hear it in a way to touch my heart, it just jumps off the page at me like I've heard it for the first time. It's then that I know Jesus is speaking directly to me.
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  •   jen1418 Love the image and I needed a recommendation for a new devotional @chateaualamode 4w
  •   chateaualamode @jen1418 thanks...the image is from Pinterest and the devotional is my very favorite. It is a year long one and I just keep reusing it. Always seems to give me something new. Just a warning...sometimes I need to reread it to truly understand but always gets me thinking. Happy New Year xo 4w

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chateaualamode It's hard to get back in the groove. I've been lazy today and on Pinterest. This room is screaming my name...I'm inspired to simplify my home even more this year and seeing this reminds me that less is more in decor and that a couple of trips to the flea market is all I need to decorate beautifully 4w

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chateaualamode 30 seconds of a whole year...looking so forward to what 2015 brings! 4w

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chateaualamode How much do I love these words! Lead me where there are no borders...eek...scary. But learning to trust because when I do, great things happen. 1mon
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  •   thewhitechairboutique Trust is an interesting lesson. I will think that I have learned it and then I get to another place and discover that I get to learn it again but in a different way. :-) 4w
  •   chateaualamode @thewhitechairboutique I understand completely ;) I guess that's how we keep growing! 4w

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chateaualamode A little after Christmas shopping! 1mon

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chateaualamode My three loves ️It was a wonderful Christmas! 1mon
  •   alexpallos ️ awww. So precious. Love you all. Merry Christmas! 1mon

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