October 13, 2015

30 Day Shred – Day 2 (Check in)


(Jen wondering if this is really worth feeling this horrible) Day Two of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I was actually looking forward to starting the work out. I was sore before it began, but my arms finally […]

30 Day Shred – Finished Day 1 (Chime in)


Day One of the 30 Day Shred is over, and I KNOW I can do this (repeat this five times fast). I just can’t tell you how much I dreaded this day, but I finally got it over. Not only […]

Join Me for a Sunday Moment – Music


Joining voices with others on Sunday morning is a privilege. It’s an opportunity to reflect, refresh and focus on the One who made the heavens. Join me as we sing about just that. 0905 – Worship from WAV Technologies on […]

The Real Beach House of (in)courage – Hilton Head


“Imagine you walk through the door, look around, take it all in, and feel the tensions of the day start to roll off your shoulders in little waves. You ask, “How did you find this place?” We look at each […]

Join me on the 30 Day Shred & Giveaway


Reading the comments on my last post, The Weight Loss Roller Coaster, excited me to no end (and made me a little nervous too). I am thrilled that many of you want to join me during these 30 Days of […]

The Weight Loss Roller Coaster


I’m tackling a subject matter over over the course of the next week that I have been avoiding for too long. A topic that steps on toes. A topic that pulls at the root of many womens’ emotions. A topic […]

Honor Grandparents this Sunday


Celebrating Grandparents – This Sunday, we celebrate an overlooked, but wonderful holiday –  National Grandparents Day. Celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, the holiday was created to remind grandchildren to tap into the wisdom and heritage their grandparents […]

Balancing the Laundry Load Experiment with Wisk


Welcome to the Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Laundry Lab. We had a blast becoming regular savvy scientists and doing our own laundry experiment with one of my biggest enemies…. I invite you into my home to see some of the […]

The Patience Box


Sunday Worship


0801 – Worship from WAV Technologies on Vimeo.

31 Days of Amazement


Fall is in the air (It went from 98 to 85 degrees and in NC that  just might mean I need a sweatshirt.) I LOVE this time of year. Decorating for fall, picking apples, simmering soups, and spending Friday nights […]

Last Minute Memorable Moments – “Just Because” Picnic


As summer is winding down, and fall scheduling is back in high gear, intentional family moments will have to be sought after and fought for during the next few months. A few weeks ago, I gave some suggestions for end […]

What Do You Do With All Your Fruit?


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well, maybe not. With our unseasonably high humidity and temps in the 90’s, the thought of needing a sweatshirt with a pair of shorts during some crisp autumn air days, nearly makes me […]

Balancing the Laundry Load + Printable Wisk Coupon


Addressing topics that bring beauty to our lives is such an encouragement to me, but the reality of our day to day life is that somehow we need to balance that beauty with all our bedlam moments. For me, laundry […]

Family Fun Tradition Ideas – End of Summer Ideas


Traditions are the building blocks that strengthen family ties. They are the glue that holds families together. Kids, as well as adults, love and cling to family traditions because they are predictable and stable in an unpredictable world. There is […]

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