August 21, 2014

Please remind me…


It’s just been one of those weeks. Please remind me… that the days are long, but the years are short. Please remind me… that when I am old and gray, I will miss not having a moment to go to […]

"Planning" my own surprise party…


Here at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, I was going to let this March 3rd sneak by like any other day with non the wiser, but…I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to thank you all for sharing a special […]

A Sunday Moment – to believe the truth


Each morning that greets me is full of hope. Not because I am successful at what I am doing, Or because the people near me appreciate me, Or because circumstances are easy, But because God is, and He is my […]

The Love Languages – is their love tank full?


I love to post Frugal Friday tips, and have so many options for this week. I found great deals on meat and chicken – fully cooked Garlic Herb whole fryer chickens marked down to $1.99 from $6.99. I bought four […]

Asking your prayers for the processing…


My emotions are turning so rapidly right now that I don’t have time to truly process effectively what my daughters and I experienced this afternoon.But I’m going to process as I quickly type this out, so bear with me.I ask […]

More Valentine’s Day traditions…


As you know, we love to weave traditions into our family tapestry. They’re frugal, intentional, and bring joy for years to come. Here are some of our favorites for Valentine’s Day. Hearts of Loving Kindness – The Treasure Hunt of […]

Valentine’s Day ideas

Love notes box

In our home, giving the Love Notes box means intentionality. It symbolizes not only sharing a bit from our heart, but also trying to think outside “the box.” Simple… meaningful…and a lifetime of shared memories from a treasured tradition. So […]

Blissdom update


I am beginning a regular Frugal Fashionista post about dressing in designer outfits for under $15. I began receiving many requests for tips on shopping the 2nd hand stores without looking like you did. For those of you that just […]

A Sunday Moment


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (I reveled in this stolen moment. I […]

I think I can, I think I can…..


I have minutes to get ready for Blissdom – literally. I was up til 2:00am making those cookies…and then got to the end of that fabulous recipe, and realized I hadn’t added the brown sugar.I went back and added it, […]

A Sunday Moment


Thank you, Lord, for this precious hand. So tiny, so innocent… A hand that now rocks her dolly, but may someday embrace her new born babe. A hand that I now hold, but someday will be holding mine. Lord, please […]

A Sunday Moment


The heavens declare the glories of God, the sky proclaims the works of His hands.Ps. 19:1 (When my hubby captured this shot from our front yard, I was so amazed by His majesty and miracle of creation.)

Raising an Intentional Family


Part of my role in being an intentional family is sharing my passion with others. Sometimes that line is blurred when I sit back and think, “with a week like I have had, how in the world can I share […]

Calgon take me away!


I have always wondered about the moms who have time to take a luxurious Calgon bath.I want it, I crave it,but truly, it doesn’t need to be Calgon….a huge vat of this chocolate would be just fine.I don’t care about […]

A Sunday Moment


When a family begins home schooling, the state requires you to register a “name” for your school.Twelve years ago, we chose “Crown of Life Academy” based on our family’s life verse and the circumstances that were so prevalent at the […]