October 23, 2016

Decorating with Recipes: Neat Framed Recipe Ideas


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I Want That To Describe Me


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 […]

Creative Party Ideas to Keep Things Cool


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 […]

Join Us for the Ultimate Girls Getaway: Becoming Creative, Purposeful, Frugal


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 […]

10 Minute Dinners: Marinade & Grilling Tips


With summer time in NC, we are in full grilling mode, as I am sure many of you are as well. Grilling is such an amazing way to enjoy the beautiful weather, create those summer memories through infusing our yard […]

Praying Through the News Headlines


I wrote this post over at (in)courage before the most devastating week we’ve had in Orlando, yet what I share rings even more true now. With the online parental shaming I see in regards to both the gorilla and alligator tragedies, along […]

Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas (and my stories)


My heart warmed when I snapped this picture. Dressed up and all ready for their special daddy daughter date night, our girls spent time with a devoted father. A daddy whose desire  to cherish his princess daughters, and model just […]

Strawberry Margarita Pie


It’s that time of year when I get a hankering for anything strawberry, and I count the weeks till we can go pick them ourselves. I just love a good Strawberry Pie, especially one mixed with fresh strawberries and whipped […]

40+ Unique Uses for Vinegar


As I was trying to tally all the uses of vinegar, I told our eldest I’m finishing with well over 40. Immediately, he replied, “I had no idea there were that many uses for it.” Neither did I. Neither did […]

My Mom’s Crazy Money Lesson (& how it still impacts me decades later)


Seventh grade cheerleading. The moment had finally come. I made the squad. Yes, thee cheerleading squad and it was time to buy the uniform. The school provided the skirt, but we had to purchase the sweater. Now during this certain […]