November 28, 2015

Taking a Peek at My Most Inspired Room


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Unveiling the Masks


When you look in the mirror, do you don a mask of perfection and performance? Or maybe you hide behind a mask for fear of reaction? Lies whisper shame and accusation, “You’ll never measure up – if only they knew!”

And then we listen…we listen and embrace lies!

Do you need someone to tell you how special you are, to affirm the role you are doing in your family, marriage, workforce, or ministry?

Easy Oatmeal Bars – Gluten Free


I just love when friends come over, especially when they’re sweet friends coming all the way from Texas to NC in an RV. Wait, did I mention they aren’t just coming to NC in their RV, but they’re traveling up […]

5 Frugal Things I Did Today: Food, Make Up & Home Decor


Think back this week. Have your “Wants” driven your buying choices? One of the reasons I love living an “80% off Lifestyle” is that the day to day, intentional financial choices that we make, eventually leaves room in the budget to splurge on a “want” […]

Stop Waiting, Stop Wondering & Be All In


Circled around close, we clutched our coffee mugs. With the backdrop set for conversation between myself and these precious stay at home moms, the sound of toddlers alternated between giggling, screaming, and squealing. I listened. We were interrupted. I heard. We were […]

Frugal Fashion: Special Sale Today


If you’ve been around Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for any amount of time, you know that I love speaking truth into our children’s lives. Not just speaking truth, but hanging words of truth and encouragement around our home. When my […]

Chocolate Stuffed Cookies – SO EASY!


Don’t we all have a day now and then when all the kitchen fairies align on our side and a small little change in a recipe ends up being a new Rock Star moment? It’s rare, but it happens and […]

Kindness Changes Everything


Have you ever considered that there might be one thought or common idea, that you live by every moment of every day? Possibly even without recognizing it? That sounds like a mouthful to sit down and ponder, but I bet […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe without flour (Only 4 Ingredients)


With only four ingredients, you will wonder how you’ve gone any day without making these Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. So rich, so delicious! When your 12 year old daughter comes down the stairs and declares, “I’ve been going through my […]

Frugal Fashionista: Plaid & Flannel Inspiration You Won’t Believe


 Fall weather is in the air and this morning my son just announced, “Mom, you need to stock me up on some flannels.” Considering that he is our one son that cares about fashion, that sparked this post since I’ve […]

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