Soul-Care Sunday Free Download

Today, I have something special for you! 1 Thessalonsians 5:23 says, "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." Humans are made of three parts: Spirit, Soul, and Body. These are three... Continue Reading →

4 things that are saving my life right now

It's a difficult season for me right now, maybe for you too. Too much to write in a post; plus do you really want to read about my problems when you have your own to worry about? The answer is a resounding NO! When it feels like everything is going wrong, it's easy to focus on... Continue Reading →

#SmallSeeds of Creativity

So, it's been awhile since I have posted some Small Seeds. Although, sharing links to bloggers changing the world right where they are is important; I thought I would switch it up a little this month and share Small Seeds of Creativity, a.k.a. seriously creative bloggers. The girls and I are always looking for fun,... Continue Reading →

Want to Live Happier? Practice Gratitude

  Dinners al-fresco on the back patio. Long walks after dinner. Flipping burgers on the grill in the pouring rain. Acupuncture treatment by a friend. My little sister’s encouraging words. Woohoo’s from Parker at gymnastics. Great books that make you think. These are just a few of the things on my 1000 Gifts list. Typically... Continue Reading →

You Know You’re Addicted to Starbucks When…

You know you're addicted to Starbucks® when you write a poem about their caffeinated drinks! *This poem was written by my 12-year-old daughter, who is in love with Starbucks®. She wants her first job to be as a Barista. Maybe she'll get me a discount? Starbucks... The flavor is the sweet smell of a red... Continue Reading →

50 Creative Date Night Ideas for Your Marriage

I remember when my husband and I first started dating. We were so infatuated with one another. We wanted to fulfill each other’s needs. We listened to one another. We spent a lot of time together connecting. But after 18 years of marriage, kids, careers, and basically, life, it has gotten harder to find time... Continue Reading →

3 Women Inspiring Change Everyday | January

I read a lot of blogs. And when I say, "a lot", I mean I currently have somewhere close to 100 blogs bookmarked on my iPad. I may have an addiction. I don't read these 100 blogs everyday. Geez, I wouldn't get anything done! These blogs fall under the category of Faith, Quilt Love, Craft... Continue Reading →

Awesome Gift Giving Guide That Does Good

'Tis the season to give...right? So, what do you get friends and family who have everything? Or, say, "I don't need anything." Which is true. Most of us don't need a thing. Not so true for others around the world. The dilemma of the season: Give something special to our loved ones, because we love... Continue Reading →

Peel hard-boiled eggs easy-peasy

Okay, okay...that sounded a little hokey, but check this out... I am thinking ahead to Easter and making deviled eggs. We eat organic, cage-free eggs (cause they taste the best), but once boiled they can be hard to peel. Well, I came across this genius tip for brain-damage-free peeling...seriously, it will change your life! I... Continue Reading →

It’s called Plum Crazy Purple

Here it is...the 1972 Dodge Charger back from restoration! Warning to all the car purest: it was not restored to original factory specs. This is our little "fun" car. ****BEFORE**** Glenn bought his '72 Charger in the fall of 2006 from a dealer on Ebay. The dealer was located in South Carolina, so we had... Continue Reading →

Give Thanks Project

Every year we create a project to "give thanks" in November. Not that we aren't thankful all year long. But, November is a good time to reflect and be mindful of what we have before the "I wants" of the holiday season begin. Using small gifts bags, decorate with stickers, bling and ribbon. ("Be Thankful"... Continue Reading →

Sunsets and frozen yogurt.

So, I haven't used my camera in a while. Just not in the mood I guess. On Thursday it was usually warm here in Denver. 70 degrees warm. I took my camera and the girls to the park just before sunset. Gorgeous! I slept for 12 hours this weekend. Don't judge. Obviously I needed the... Continue Reading →

Dog collar with bling

I got this super cute dog collar in the mail from my step-mom today. She hand sews these glass beads onto the collars. This is the perfect amount of bling for our poodle, Rocco. He looks so fierce, don't you think. Thanks Kathleen!

Look What I Made…

Way back last winter, Glenn brought home 4 solid wood doors that a client was throwing out. For free. The thought was that we could replace our ugly hollow wood doors with beautiful solid wood doors. It was a nice thought...not one of the doors would work! {sigh.} After these doors sat outside over the... Continue Reading →

one thousand gifts

Surf around the blog world and it won't take you long to see that just about everyone is writing about the book "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I really want to read this book but, I have 2 books on my nightstand that I am still trying to get through (it's been a challenge).... Continue Reading →

forget resolutions…instead focus on ONE LITTLE WORD

I am not a fan of New Year's resolutions. All too often we make a resolution of kicking our caffeine habit...losing weight...eating less junk food...or whatever. We do alright at first. Maybe even last a few months but by March we fall back into our old habits again. I like the idea instead of picking... Continue Reading →

live joyfully.

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:14-16 Thoughts on living joyfully: Honor your... Continue Reading →

my holiday wish list

Below is a shameless wish list in hopes of winning a gift card from GameStop. Oh, could I use this! Everyone on my gift list this year wants something game related. Want to get in on the action? Got to TodaysMama and enter to win. My Holiday Wish List Meme TodaysMama and GameStop are giving... Continue Reading →

thanksgiving arts/craft idea to show your blessings

While Alex was home sick with the flu I put together this coloring sheet for the girls. I found clip art of a fat turkey online, then in Photoshop I added the "stuffed with blessings" text. Everyone (including hubby) wrote all their blessings inside the turkey..stuffing it. (get it.) We then hung them on our... Continue Reading →

live like we’re dying (lyrics)

I am loving this song right now: Live Like We're Dying sang by Kris Allen  Sometimes we fall down, can't get back up We're hiding behind skin that's too tough How come we don't say I love you enough Till it's to late, it's not too late Our hearts are hungry for a food that... Continue Reading →

kids feeding kids

"We don't have anything to eat!", say my two kids... Even though the cupboards have food in them, they insist there isn't anything to eat. We may not have any {insert favorite junk food here}, but there is plenty of food to eat in the house. My children are very lucky to have never had... Continue Reading →

4 things that make me happy today

#1: A new baby in the family! Welcome Hailey, who shares Parker's birthday and is her cousin. Lots of black hair like my 'lil bro. Beautiful. #2: 3 words: John-Michael Liles (and the Colorado Avalanche). Technically, that is 7 words. I have had serious hockey withdrawals all summer. I know Liles spent most of last... Continue Reading →

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