Smooshed together in the back of the Guatemalan jeep, our four teens peered out the window, eyeing the edge of the cliff. I watched as our thirteen-year-old daughter clutched her plastic bag, just in case her stomach caught up with the velocity of the sharp mountainous turns.
What a life-giving opportunity this was for our children to see and experience third-world poverty first-hand. While they’ve read about it and prayed for the missionaries who ran the orphanage, our teens now had crossed the cultural divide and were spending a week serving alongside the ministry.
Summer parties and potlucks are in full force, yet so are the temperatures, so why not get creative with how you keep the foods fresh and cool? At a recent graduation party, I had to snap a photo of the fun way she kept things cool by using an inflatable cooler.
Add a patriotic touch with a little spray paint and some cut out stars!!
Keeping things cool can be fun , festive and frugal.
My sister in law shared that she went to a large picnic where a kiddy pool was placed on a picnic table and then everyone was able to put their foods right on the ice when they arrived. I just love that idea. [Read More…]
One of my favorite weekends is right around the corner and it’s nearly impossible to believe that we are about to celebrate our 6th annual Becoming Conference and we’ve posted our 2016 agenda. Our speaker line up is fabulous.
This weekend is truly like no other. Our desire is that all women leave encouraged, inspired and refreshed to become more intentional in all aspect of life. It’s a one stop weekend for all things heart and home.
This year we are at a new location – Lake Junalaska Conference and retreat center and the setting is just breathtaking.
This is the photo I took with my cell phone directly from the building where our sessions will be taking place.
Take a sneak peek at the weekend, just to see for yourself.
With topics ranging from DIY, home decor, hand lettering, meal planning/freezer cooking, saving money, finances, natural living, organization, fashion, mothering and family, we touch on nearly everything.
Trust me on this! I guarantee, you will be so glad you carved out time for this ultimate girls’ getaway. Don’t let the word “conference” scare you away. It’s just plain fun!