November 27, 2015

Could’ve, Should’ve, Would’ve


I turned the corner of the dairy aisle and there he stood. With his work shirt un-tucked, skewed ponytail strung down his back and shoulders slouched over the milk cases, his body language screamed, “Don’t mess with me.” Everything in […]

It’s in the Day by Day


As the calendar page flipped, I’ve spent my time trying to organize my thoughts, re-arrange my schedule, and simplify my time. My moments haven’t been filled with many immediate high impact choices, yet rather letting days drift to a subtle […]

Random Thoughts & Inspiration from My Week


Have you noticed that I’m trying to get back to the Beauty and Bedlam of old? I’m adding in just a little of this and a little of that here and there. It’s the oddest thing ever because I’ve been […]

A Peek into My Week of Beauty and Bedlam


Sweet friends – Can I call you that? Friends? Anyone who has taken the time to faithfully hang around my corner of the blogosphere for awhile, comment here, on FB or even connect in some small ways through sharing both […]

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 […]

8 Father Son Activities (that get guys out of the house)


Howdy! Katie from the storycatching shop, with you again today. I can already see my son mimicking what he sees his daddy do. Those two are going to become peas in a pod. And I’ll be honest: with Christmas around the […]

Countdown to Christmas – Gingerbread Man Chain tradition


Gingerbread Man Chain – This is a wonderful way to organize your holiday To-Do list so you can actually enjoy the festivities. Make a paper chain with 24 gingerbread men, and write the numbers 1 through 24 on the front of each one. Make a list of all the things you need to do during the month of December and write one on the back of each gingerbread man

(Non Toy) Gifts That Make an Impact for Years to Come


As the holidays arrive, stoves simmer, and families reunite, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year resonates in our hearts. We want our family to know they are loved beyond measure, yet everything around us during this season equates with […]

Dear Mom of Teens: it’s time we start talking about this


Dear Mom of Teens: I am so glad you’re here.  I invite you to scoot up close and take a deep breath. We are in this together. You know that right? You know that there are millions of moms around […]

Gratitude Leaves: Thanksgiving Tradition (Free Printable)


The Leaves of Thanks – There are some traditions that are timeless, and the Leaves of Gratitude is one of these kinds of traditions. We can never show enough gratitude toward each other, and the purpose of this simple tradition is to add to the splendor of the Thanksgiving meal.

If I’m Okay With Shopping on Thanksgiving…


It started slowly a month or so again;  a facebook share that once again touted the evils of shopping on Thanksgiving. My heart squeezed a bit because I knew I’ve been guilty and wondered how I was falling prey to […]

Whatever Happened to “Carefrontation?”


Ironically enough, I woke that morning with a spring in my step. The exhaustion of mothering our three stair-step babies had settled in, but amidst the chaotic, oatmeal in my hair and juice spilled on my pants, kind of day, […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Objects


Howdy, howdy! My name is Katie Clemons; I’m the storycatcher and journal crafter behind the much beloved-writing prompt journals at I’m going to be joining you and Jen here twice a month to talk about intentional living and crafting […]

Old Salem Visit: Day of Colonial Cooking


Over the last six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of diving into the delicious history of Colonial America, alongside  American Heritage Chocolate. Since I’m studying American History with our girls this year, it was such a wonderful opportunity to allow […]

Exhausted? Me too! (Encouragement & Printable)


Dear sweet friends: I have a reminder for you today. If today is one of those days when you can barely keep your head above water with the daily tasks and “to dos” looming long and large, take a deep […]

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