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when life disappoints you and those you love

Has life disappointed you or those you love?

Contentment celebrates grace. The contented heart is satisfied with the Giver and is therefore freed from craving the next gift. Has life disappointed you or those you love? This statement made by Paul Tripp in New Morning Mercies just jumped out at me. It is my continued longing to be…

why safer personal care and beauty products matter to me

Why safer personal care and beauty products matter to me

Why do safer personal care and beauty products matter to me? The matter to me because once you know, you can’t go back. Once I knew that according to the Environmental Working Group the hair cream I was using on my son had chemicals in it that contribute to developmental…

Its harder to stay where you are

It is harder to remain as you are

Do you ever have this conversation with yourself…it is SO HARD to change. It is SO HARD to exercise. Or, it is SO HARD to eat healthy. Or, it is SO HARD to keep your home clean? Or, It is SO HARD to…insert your challenge? Well, I’m working to change…

DIY-Farmhouse-Pallet-Table

DIY Farmhouse Pallet Dining Table

We made a DIY Farmhouse Pallet Dining Table…well, actually, we made 4. Back in October, my husband was recovering from a massive heart attack (you can read more about our reflections here!) and was home from work for about 11 months. During that time we decided to use some of…

a-gift-for-mom

a gift for mom…planning ahead

A gift for mom…how is it that time passes so quickly and planning ahead flies right out the window. I am thankful to have been contacted by Uncommon Goods to review their Mother’s Day Collection. Mother’s Day is coming…May 14th to be exact! Uncommon Goods can certainly help us to…

365 days after the loss of a heart attack

our 365 day journey through recovery from a heart attack

“Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.” (Job 14:5) God has truly numbered our days and has us in the palm of His hand. 368 days ago, on February 19th, my husband, Robin experienced…

It's Not An Emergency

It’s Not an Emergency

But it’s an EMERGENCY!!! “Emergencies”, they are all around us. I am running late…I must get to…! We are all out of…! We need a date night…now! You need what for school tomorrow (at 9:00 pm!) The dog is out of food…again? Emergencies, right? Or are they? Our latest emergency…

why are you yelling at your daughter

Why are You Yelling at Your Daughter?

Ouch…that title stings. As I write this, I’m sitting in a pizza parlor, waiting for my husband to get out of a meeting.  I’m sitting next to a mom and her daughter. They are out for dinner with each other…beautiful thing, right? Well, it was until her daughter wouldn’t eat…

Bathroom sink from PlumbTile

A Dream Bathroom Facelift for Our Most Dated Bathroom

Have you ever had a room in your house that was so outdated almost come back again? That would be our children’s bathroom. It has pink tile, a pink sink, and a grey toilet…yes, really. I would like to turn this room into our dream bathroom! My daughter just read…

Top 5 Party Planning Tips

Top 5 Backyard BBQ and Party Planning Tips

It is SO hot outside! I don’t know about you all, but we try NOT to run our air conditioner very much, even in the intense heat…we shut our blinds and windows while it is still cool outside and try to create that cave-like atmosphere…keep in the cool morning air….

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