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Books in Sink

When we bought our first home four years ago, I couldn’t wait to start tackling some home DIY projects. I have absolutely loved learning how to turn my house into a home. Of course, with three kids age five and under, I don’t always have a ton of time on my hands! If you’re anything […]

When you feel like a failure

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Sometimes, I feel like a failure. Maybe I’m the only one, but I doubt it. So often, I look around my life at all the things that are left undone – the dishes in the sink, the laundry piled in the corner, that little squish around the middle of my waistline. That’s when I hear […]

Why I’m not making New Year’s Resolutions

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Whoa. How is it already 2015? The last year seems to have flown right by for my family. It was certainly a busy one. My husband graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling, our third son was born, and my oldest started elementary school. Yet here we sit, at the beginning of another new year. […]

The true gift of Christmas

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My dad posted this on his Facebook page this morning and I thought it was a great reminder during this Christmas season! It helps me remember the true gift of Christmas:  Three days to Christmas! Yesterday I made a suggestion to our congregation for the week ahead that I hope you will also consider. First, […]

How to quickly (and easily) etch glass

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This post contains affiliate links to help you find the products I mention in the post.  I’ve never claimed to be a particularly crafty person. Don’t get me wrong. I love to create things, but they don’t always turn out well (ahem . . . the newborn hat I tried to knit ended up being […]

Overcoming an Over-stuff-ed Christmas

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 I don’t know what it is about these last few weeks, but it seems like everywhere I turn, I’m surrounded by “stuff.” The boys room is overflowing with toys, costumes, and clothes strewn all over the floor. My bedroom features piles and piles of plain ole stuff: papers that need to be discarded, summer clothes […]

Luke 2:14

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This is one of my favorite verses from the Christmas story! I hope you are getting excited for Christmas this year! I know we are at my house.  ******************************* Want to join the conversation? Come hang out with me on Facebook or Twitter. Don’t want to miss a post? Sign up for posts to be […]

Why I’m glad Jesus isn’t like Santa Claus

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Have I mentioned how much I love Christmas? Love. It. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds of the holiday season. The other day, the boys and I were listening to some Christmas tunes online and I heard the classic song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and it got me thinking – I’m […]

Want to learn how to save at the grocery store?

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This post contains affiliate links As a single-income family, we’ve had to learn how to stretch a dollar. I know a lot of a families struggle and want to learn how to get the most bang for their buck! Crystal Paine from the popular blog “Money Saving Mom” is hosting a class on how to […]

Breakfast with the Fisherman

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The fisherman walked along the shore of the sea. Bits of rocks and sand slipped beneath the straps of his sandals, but he was too lost in his thoughts to notice. A few others walked along slowly behind him, the sound of their footsteps broke the silence that laid heavy between them. “I’m going fishing.” […]