November 24, 2014

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Feb28
Life with a Yellow Lab

“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 accidents. PLEEEEAAASE????” Many times over the years, I’ve heard this plea. It started with our […]

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 […]

The Tale of Three Cinnamon Rolls

Dec22

 I woke to the phone ringing. A recorded message announced the first school delay. Snow flakes graced not only the grass, but the roads as well. In North Carolina, that reality rocks everyone’s equilibrium, and as a Wisconsin transplant, I […]

What Do I Give a Family with Eleven Kids?

Dec13
Quirky Brand

In April, it will be seventeen years that we built our home, which also marks another year out on our Homestead. Those who know me understand that “Homestead” is simply a fancy term for the land my brothers and I, […]

Hallmark Card Rewards, Free Gifts & $500 Giveaway

Dec9
Hallmark Card's Rewards Program

Opening up the mail box and seeing a hand written envelope gets my heart beating just a bit faster. Honestly, a hand written note just speaks volumes of love to me. In this quick pace society, when we rarely slow […]