December 4, 2016

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

Jun30

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 […]

10 Minute Dinners: Marinade & Grilling Tips

Jun28

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

Jun19

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)

Jun16

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

May28

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

May24

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)

May12

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 […]

I’m Choosing to Make This a Great Day (free printable)

May10

Every day when we wake up, we have a choice and sometimes I forget that very simple, yet vitally important truth. We begin the day with new opportunities, new interactions, and new decisions. Many things in our day to day life […]

Easy Citrus Herb Chicken (Low Carb C.O.S.T Cooking)

Apr26

I’ve been making this recipe for quite  a few years ago, but remember what I put when I first tried it. “There are times when I bite into a new recipe and I just exclaim, “Wow.” Rarely do I hear […]

8 Fancy Pound Cake Fix ups (Great Last Minute, No Bake Desserts)

Apr15

Everyone needs a few quick and easy dessert ideas which they can whip up in minutes. Preferably, not just any ‘ole quick recipe, but one that mimics having spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Guess what? This […]