Avocado Egg Cups

Avocado Egg Cups I read a study recently that said a diet that includes healthy fats is more successful for women wanting to lose weight.  My friend Kelli made these at work a few weeks ago and I fell in love. So when I started planning my 21 day fix meal plan, I knew these…

Meal Planning Game Plan

Meal Planning Game Plan Two of my goals in the new year are to be more organized and to get better control of my finances. With those goals in mind, I decided I am going to start meal planning. When I was a kid, my mom meal planned a month at a time… so I…

#samanthasredmonkey

Yesterday, I sat in a room with hundreds of other people as we bid our final goodbye to Samantha Woodcock, a 12-year-old girl who was tragically taken in a car accident last week. Literally, hundreds of people gathered in a local church, Samantha’s home church, to mourn together and to celebrate her life. The room…

A Town in Pain

I have sat to write this post a hundred times over the last couple of days, and words have failed me. Still, words fail me to a degree. Our town has faced a hurt that is beyond human understanding. We are a town in pain. A young girl lost her life in a car accident;…

Homemade Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Soap I was desperate for an inexpensive dishwasher option that actually works. I have tried a few, with little success.  After playing with a few recipes and combining the best of each one, I finally found one that works! Try it out and let us know what you think.  Ingredients: 1 cup Borax…

My Hallmark Christmas Movie

Tonight my daughter’s choir had a chance to sing with the 399th Army Band. As I was sitting before the show, looking around at the festive decorations, I smiled.  Earlier in the day, I was waiting in line at Wal-Mart and stopped to look around and listen. They had Christmas music playing, decorations all over…

Book Review: In Stillness and Storm

Michele Phoenix leaves the reader absolutely broken in the most beautiful way in her book, Of Stillness and Storm. As I read through this book, I was moved in ways I haven’t recently been moved through literature. This is not your typical story of missionary work and exposes vulnerabilities in both characters and the reader….

Homemade Advent Calendar

Our sweet friend, Toni made an adorable homemade advent calendar for her kids to use to countdown to Christmas. Here’s what Toni had to say about it on her Facebook page: “🎄I’m like a kid at Christmas 😍 I can’t wait for the boys to get home and see the count down I made today!…

Thanksgiving Leftovers

A friend inspired us to write this post after asking her FB community what their favorite dishes were to make with leftovers from Thanksgiving food. So, we polled our FB family, scoured Pinterest, and reached into the recesses of our minds to come up with our top 10 list of Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas. THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS…

Moonlight

I love moonlight. Which is odd, because I nighttime makes me uncomfortable. I don’t like to go outside in the dark. In fact, the dark kind of scares me. I think it’s the unknown of the darkness.  But the moonlight… I love it. There is something magical about the moonlight. I remember in high school…

A Nation Divided

I swore I wouldn’t write another blog post about this election, but as I clicked the deactivate button on my Facebook account this morning, frustration overwhelmed me. On one side, we have people frustrated with the process. On the other side, we have people happy with the process. Both sides are divided strongly by emotions. Both…

#choosekindness

I got up 30 minutes early this morning, loaded my tired children into the car, and headed to the polling place to cast my vote. I stared at the ballot with wonder as I realized that, like it or not, we are once again making history in our country. 8 years ago we had the…