October 21, 2016

3 Ways to De-stress During the Holidays


As the holidays arrive, stoves simmer, and families reunite, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year resonates in our hearts.  Our desire is to welcome guests to our home with beautifully adorned decorations, deliciously homemade delights and ambiance that rivals […]

Kids Do Not Care


Our third story is 1,000 square feet of unfinished space, affectionately termed “The attic.” Once we finish it off, one half will house the boys bedroom, while the “teen hang out” will be on the other, and then it will […]

Decorating Your Home by Engaging the Senses


As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

Be Still (31 Days of More to Less)


A Sunday Moment In the harried moments of life, we often forget to take moments to just be still. Talking, texting, TV, technology…always rushing…always connecting…. We forget the power of those quiet moments of nothingness. Stillness is uncomfortable. Quiet is […]

I Can’t Do It All


Realizing that you can’t do it all frees one up to experience the moment. For two months, my plate of responsibilities has been overflowing, and as odd as it sounds, the upcoming holiday season will be a welcome reprise. I’m […]

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary – Open Your Cabinets (31 Days)


When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary […]

Laugh More! Laugh Loud! (31 Days to More with Less)


One thing I have learned in my old age, is that you have to be able to laugh at yourself. We all take ourselves way too seriously, and trust me, I can get awfully serious. In the midst of talking […]

Ten Things I Love About You (free printable)


The power of words is an unbelievable thing. They cultivate a range of emotions. Words can inspire, encourage, devastate, uplift, tear down and ultimately change the direction of a person’s day, week, and in some rare instances, their life. Be […]

No More “Another Days” (31 Days to More with Less)


Just days after I reorganized my school room, my glass book shelf broke.  (I know…glass shelves, heavy books…not practical.) I quickly started unloading the books onto the floor, surrounding chairs, and the dining/ school room table. Some how a day […]

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances


When I first announced that I was getting stainless steel appliances, I had a lot of people thrilled for me because they knew what a beautiful addition to my kitchen they would be, but warned me about the hassle that […]

Choosing to… (31 Days to More with Less)


1003 – Worship from WAV Technologies on Vimeo. It’s Sunday and on this day I choose to Worship. We all worship something. Some worship money, things, people, or even our own family. Different things get put on pedestals and we […]

A Sunday Siesta…Snoozing Makes You Smarter


Most of us learned years ago that our bodies need 7-8 hours of sleep a day, but did you know that six hours or less triples our chance of an accident? Hmmm….I had not heard that, but KNEW that I […]

If only I… (31 Days to More with Less)


My daughter’s voice echoed through our hall last week, “I can’t wait till I am a teenager.” A deeper voice, one in transition, retorted, “Well, I can’t wait till I am a parent because….” (in which followed a soliloquy of […]

31 Days to More with Less


Last month, I shared that October would include 31 Days of Amazement as I partner with seven of my best blogging friends to share our passions on different topics. I initially thought my 31 days would lean completely toward personal/family […]

Finding Fellowship in Unique Forms…(in)courage


This challenge to choose 30 Days of Healthy Living has been difficult, but I’m sharing over at (in)courage today the impact that these two short weeks have had on me by those of you who have banded together so uniquely. […]