November 19, 2014

(Non Toy) Gifts That Make an Impact for Years to Come

Nov18
Create your own photo booth

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No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (aka If you’re in a HUGE pinch dessert)

Nov16
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies - if you think you can eat just one, you'd be wrong

Over 20 years ago, I received my handy dandy Recipes for Youth Group Survival cookbook. Yes, as a junior and senior high youth director, my high school kids wanted to make sure I knew some of their favorite Desserts for Teens and […]

Dear Mom of Teens: Let’s Band Together

Nov11
Raising Teenagers

Dear Mom of Teens: I am so glad you’re here.  I invite you to scoot up close and take a deep breath. We are in this together. You know that right? You know that there are millions of moms around […]

Cream Cheese Banana Bread Mini Loaves with Maple Glaze

Nov10
Delicious Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Maple Glaze. A favorite!

These are it! We love any kind of banana bread variations in this home. Healthy Banana Oatmeal muffins with natural sweeteners (one of the most popular recipes on my blog), Traditional Banana Bread, Easy Banana Bar recipe with Cream Cheese […]

Gratitude Leaves: Thanksgiving Tradition (Free Printable)

Nov6
thanksful tree

The Leaves of Thanks – There are some traditions that are timeless, and the Leaves of Gratitude is one of these kinds of traditions. We can never show enough gratitude toward each other, and the purpose of this simple tradition is to add to the splendor of the Thanksgiving meal.

Why I’m Okay With Shopping on Thanksgiving

Nov5
Should we Shop on Thanksgiving

It started slowly a month or so again;  a facebook share that once again touted the evils of shopping on Thanksgiving. My heart squeezed a bit because I knew I was guilty and wondered how I was falling prey to […]

Super Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Nov3
This Delicious Pumpkin Roll treat just screams comfort food at its finest.

For years, our family has devoured the delicious and easy Pumpkin Bar recipe passed down from my mother-in-law. I know most people only bring out their pumpkin recipes during the fall, but honestly, these are some of my favorites and […]

Starbucks BOGO Free Holiday Drinks (Nov. 12 – 16th)

Nov3
starbucks deal

It’s finally here again!!! Starbucks BOGO FREE WEEK!! Every year, I update this Starbucks post with the new dates because it’s one of my favorite indulgent treats of the year and I look forward to this week. What a treat […]

Whatever Happened to “Carefrontation?” (Sunday Moment)

Nov1
Understanding the biblical art of confrontation

Ironically enough, I woke that morning with a spring in my step. The exhaustion of mothering our three stair-step babies had settled in, but amidst the chaotic, oatmeal in my hair and juice spilled on my pants, kind of day, […]

Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes (Free Printable)

Oct30
What a great printable! Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes

Who would think that focusing just 15 minutes a day to declutter new areas of the home would be so challenging? Well, slowly but surely, I am making my way through these daunting and neglected areas and it’s so worth […]