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Join Us: Deck the Halls Holiday Workshop at the Becoming Cottage

Bring your Merry and we'll make Memories as we turn our hearts towards home, decorate wreaths, create beautiful bows and leave inspired. Join us at the Becoming Cottage on...

SO EASY: Brownie Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is one of my favorite Go-To desserts especially during the summer. If you omit the brownie crust, it can be finished in ten minutes from start to...

I Have Apologies to Make: Infertility

I've laid awake at night scrolling through decades of apologies I’ve needed to make — instances when I didn’t know the unintended pain I’d inflicted or when I didn’t understand...

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I Have Apologies to Make: Infertility

I Have Apologies to Make: Infertility

I've laid awake at night scrolling through decades of apologies I’ve needed to make — instances when I didn’t know the unintended pain I’d inflicted or when I didn’t understand someone’s silent suffering. With age, maturity, and hard-fought life lessons, there comes a...

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A Few Favorite Steals for the Season

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

(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

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?

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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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.

Jen Schmidt

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