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Happy Thanksgiving friends. I'm in the mountains for our annual extended family visit and I have this post auto set to send you. I hope you're enjoying some apple pie and the...

A Few Favorite Steals for the Season

If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm passionate about encouraging meaningful connection, purposeful experiences and an understanding that it's the "little...

(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake has been a favorite for years and it's still going strong even though I first shared this back in 2013. It's great to be able to make this ahead...

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A Few Favorite Steals for the Season

If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm passionate about encouraging meaningful connection, purposeful experiences and an understanding that it's the "little things that are the big things." With that being said, I also understand it's that time of...

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(Overnight) Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake has been a favorite for years and it's still going strong even though I first shared this back in 2013. It's great to be able to make this ahead of time and have something piping hot out of the oven in the morning. Plus, I'm chuckling...

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Raise a Hallelujah

I’ve been pounding on my piano keys a lot lately. Yes, pounding them hard, wrestling with sadness and questions and frustration. Creating beautiful music isn’t my goal. His glory is the goal and praising Him in the middle of pain is my desire. I’m compelled to turn my...

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Should Summer Be Uncomfortable?

Summer is in full swing, and I'm stuck finding the balance of being a fun, spontaneous, and carefree mom and struggling with the daily challenge to purposefully engage our children's hearts and minds amidst their expectation of total relaxation and lots of screen...

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Join Me at Becoming 2019: Create, Inspire, Connect

Come join us July 26 - 28 for Becoming 2019. We have saved you this seat!!  I can't believe I am announcing that registration for our eighth (or is it ninth) annual Becoming Conference is open. I am over the top thrilled to invite you to join us!! Whether you come...

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As a mom of five blessings and full time family manager, Jen has learned to balance and embrace both the beauty and bedlam of every day life. Her practical, yet tangible, lifestyle ideas encourages others to open their eyes to a “living on less” mentality with hundreds of ideas on living a full life on less money.

She lives it, and invites you along for the journey.

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