The Moment I Realized I Truly Have a Warped Opinion of Beauty, Body Image, and the Word Fat

October 28, 2014

Welcome! So glad you’re here. I’d love to have you join the community on my Facebook page and Instagram. Join in on the convo here by leaving a comment! Thanks for visiting! Pretend I served you chocolate or chai latte. Or both. May we grow in grace and truth together for all areas of our […]

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Moving to the Next Stage in Our Adoption! {Prayer & 220 Sponsored Puzzle Pieces Needed}

October 23, 2014

I am sooo stinkin’ excited to announce that we are finally being moved to the home study phase with our adoption agency!  On November 7th, we have our orientation meeting for this big part of the journey.  There are a ton of items on a list for this and a bazillion pieces of paper. Physicals. […]

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11 Ways We Can Respond When Rejected By Mommy Circles or Friendships in General

October 22, 2014

Rejection is a part of life.  It’s a hard truth, but we can’t deny it.  It comes in many forms: being passed over for a job, not making the team,  and not being welcomed into a circle of friends.  I sure wish I could say that this last kind of rejection was for junior high […]

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Mary Kay Specials to Benefit our Adoption: Beautify & Bless!

October 20, 2014

My amazing friend, Angela, is hosting an open ended adoption fundraiser for us!  I am so blown away by her generosity and support! Can you believe it: 30% of every order goes to our fund.  Unreal. And you can get direct shipping with any order of $25 or more.  AND if you spend $40, you […]

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My Non Dry Erase Board for Homeschool Use

October 16, 2014

{giveaway for a copy of Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotionals and two t-shirts still open!} Whiteboards really come in handy when homeschooling as well as for family notes and communication, but I just don’t like how they look.  I rarely have white on my walls on in the decor, so it clashes to me.  I […]

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Jesus Daily Devotional {review & giveaway!}

October 14, 2014

Social media has changed the way we interact and even the way we express our faith.  Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions makes the most of this truth.  I have read this new devotional book and was suprised by liking it.  And I have a copy and t-shirt to give away! Dr. Aaron Tabor started the […]

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Last Day to Buy Our Autism & Adoption Shirt!

October 10, 2014

As part of our adoption fundraising we are also raising autism awareness.  With 1 in 68 (or 1 in 50, depending on the source), most people will now be affected by autism in some way. It’s our heart that people LOVE those with autism just as they love those without. Since Paul runs a camp […]

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I’ve Joined the Disciplers Team: Kids and Littles Bible Studies Writer! {free studies for families!}

October 6, 2014

Have you considered a family Bible study?  Would you like everyone to study the same verses each day, but have questions geared towards their level?  Would you like them to be free? Enter…. Discipler Bible Studies!  I shared about Disciplers awhile back because I was so happy to find solid, family friendly, free studies on […]

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How to Make Vacations Educational

October 2, 2014

Vacations can be fantastic times of memory making and… learning!  And it can be fun.  No, seriously. I am featured on Rainbow Resource’s site Our Homeschool Forum with a post sharing ways to do just that, so go check it out! Making Vacations Educational! Since we are actually on our annual beach vacation right now, you […]

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Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift by Dr. Dobson {book review & giveaway}

September 30, 2014

{our Autism & Adoption Shirt is available for 10 more day!  share and shop!} Our lives are fleeting.  Sometimes we think that they aren’t, but God tells us that are lives here on Earth are like mist.  James 4:14 “ What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then […]

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