June 27, 2016

Easter, The Bunny, and My Thoughts: Should We Mix the Two?

Mar26

Welcome! Come join us as we find beauty amidst the bedlam of everyday life. Inspiration and encouragement for meal time, finances, home life, DIY and more. If you’re new, you may like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via email […]

(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Mar25

“Wait, I need to snap a quick picture before you polish this off.” My guests swirled around the kitchen. I had a delicious buffet of treats and breakfast casseroles that I had made, but not one picture to show for […]

One Quick Money Win Today!

Mar22

Our credit card statement came this week and I saw money flushed down the invisible money toilet. Even though I often share credit card’s potential for danger, the fact that 69% of all bankruptcies filed state credit card debt as the #1 […]

I’ve Never Been Told That Before

Mar10

Clutching the crisp, white note, I held my 20 year old breath as I reread the words scribbled on the stationary by the Director of Admissions at my university. “Jennifer, Thank you for your servant leadership this year on our […]

The Importance of Fighting For Those Moments

Mar1

I’m coming back from my longest blogging break ever. I never intended to stop posting, but if felt so good. Taking a step back gave me time to think, refresh and refocus (although I’m still in process on that ;)). I’ve […]

One Little Perspective Change Altered How I Mother

Feb17

With a song in her heart, my mom’s sweet little voice sang out.  Relishing in the joy that music brings to the soul of a young child, her heart filled and was satisfied. Then the words came. Words that changed […]

Flying to Freedom: Climbing out of Debt

Feb10

Over 70% of Americans are financially stressed. How is that for a welcoming and “I’m so glad you’re here” statement to this most encouraging post? Yes, three out of four of us reading this article have stress which impacts our life […]

Easy No Bake Strawberry Dessert

Feb4

Layered desserts are some of my favorite to make. The blend of varying flavors and textures all in one yummy bite just make them something extra special, plus, they’re so easy to make, especially when they’re no bake. In my humble […]

Creative, Fun, Family Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Jan31

This is my updated list of our favorite Family Tradition Ideas for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to check back here for more inspiration and ideas for all your holidays and celebrations. Often, the fondest childhood memories stem from family traditions […]

The #1 Tip for Winning at Lunch Time

Jan29

With everyone needing healthy lunch idea inspiration this time of year, I’m glad to partner with Hillshire Farm® on this post with great ideas for winning at meal time I’ll never forget the crazy statement by my mom’s acquaintance when she found out […]