March 27, 2014

Sharing a Blessing: May Day Basket Tradition

Mar27
lace may day basket

I pulled in the drive way and eyed something on the steps. A bag. A large, heavy grocery bag. Curiosity peaked, I hauled it inside the house and peered inside. Goodies and groceries, soup cans and staples. I opened up […]

When Our Days are Seemingly Insignificant

Mar7
When we feel seemingly insignificant

I did it to myself, and I knew better. That last cup of late night coffee created my self induced insomnia and now I was dealing with its effects. Isn’t it something, the vast scope of topics our mind travels […]

7 Highly Effective Ways to Raise Lazy and Entitled Children

Mar6
Simple, but Highly Effective Ways to Raise Lazy and Entitled Chidlren

As I think back over our two decades of raising children (yes, we just hit that mile marker),  I’ve often shared here on the blog how the journey towards building character in our children is exhausting, difficult, requires consistency, but […]

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Feb28
Life with a Yellow Lab

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine. “I promise, Mom. Really, I PROOMMMMISE I will take care of her every day. I will walk her, feed her and take care of any […]

My Mommy Mess-Up Moment

Feb22
Mothering

It’s been one of those weeks. I’ve been overwhelmed, struggling with discouragement and down right exhausted in my mothering, so I revisted a post that I wrote earlier and claiming this truth. It’s been awhile since I’ve messed up as […]

Creative, Fun, Family Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Feb12
Vday

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 […]

Sometimes I Miss it…

Feb11
Spring Tulips

Sometimes I am in such a rush, that I miss out on those simple moments. The moments of beauty. The moments of silence. The moments of grace. My first Spring flowers just bloomed: two beautiful tulips. The problem? They were […]

Easy “Love Note” Muffins (Special “Any day” Tradition)

Feb4
Start a special tradition with these Love Muffins. Perfect for any occasion.

Often, in this world of Pinterest perfection, we forget that it’s truly the little things that create the biggest memories. For over five years, I’ve shared my desire to build up a legacy of simple memories and traditions that become […]

Sometimes, I’m an Island

Jan26

I wandered through my church lobby on a quest for another cup of morning coffee. It always helps when I have a mission, so I walk with purpose. It doesn’t allow me to feel so alone in the crowd. It’s […]

Try and Guess the Age of this Hamburger. It’s Crazy!

Jan20
Can You Guess the Age of this Burger. It's kind of scary

Recently, our extended family gathered at our home for a visit and my older nieces and nephews asked about  my “famous” burger. They wanted to see it and check out any changes that had happened in the last few years. […]

Dogs, New Floors and a Problem

Jan10
loving on the dogs

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food   . All opinions are 100% mine. There’s a world of wonder when it comes to our yellow labs. They can be just like a member of the family, our kids’ […]

Join Me: 17 Day Carb Detox Challenge

Jan6

In Mid December, I announced on my facebook page that I was going to do a Carb Detox, but that I wanted to fully enjoy my holiday festivities first. Many of you chimed in asking to join me and while […]

Wise in My Own Eyes

Jan4

With my cozy blanket pulled all around me, I snuggle down into my thrifted sofa and spend time soaking in my surroundings. Reminders of real-life living touch every corner of our home. Mismatched socks in a pile, leftover cold coffee […]

New Year’s Eve Traditions, Family Ideas for New Year’s Eve

Dec27
Fabulous Family Fun New Year's Eve Traditions

Are you trying to start some New Year’s Eve Traditions or think of some family ideas for New Year’s Eve to make it extra special? Here are ideas for fun of all ages. Decorate a New Year’s Tree Many of […]

Last Minute Christmas Food Ideas & Traditions (You don’t want to miss)

Dec23
candy-cane

Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake The clock ticks, and Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still some moments available to make this Christmas a bit more magical, without spending a penny. It only takes a few minutes […]