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Thursday Tidbits

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If you like onion rings, try this twist using bell peppers

31 things children should do more often …

When you’re too young / not tall enough to sneak into a movie …

We just returned from a quick getaway to Louisville, Kentucky to visit family and take Kamden to the National Farm Machinery Show. Of course they both loved seeing all the tractors and farm equipment. Now, we’re already planning our next family adventure and this solidifies the need to invest in experiences rather than material stuff …

We’re a little over a week into Lent but this is a wonderful devotional to prepare yourself for Easter …

I’m making this mac-n-cheese for a group lunch tomorrow …

The family that prays together, stays together. Kamden and I have a nightly bedtime ritual […]

By | February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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This penny date is genius …

What the Church can learn from the Olympics

An important message for parents

Humbling truth that bigger isn’t always better

Stories like this are so fascinating to me …

My pursuit to clear the clutter continues …

The perfect piece for our family of three …

If you’re looking for a soft, luxurious, non-skid bathmat, this is it …

By | February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Being a fan of the underdog, I was excited for the #PhiladelphiaEagles to win #SuperBowlLII. But I was even more impressed with Gisele Bundchen’s (Tom Brady’s wife) lesson to their children about sportsmanship and losing gracefully …

The beauty of Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day …

Do you dry brush? Tell me more …

Funeral Food is definitely a thing in the South and we take our comfort food very seriously …

How to stop spending unnecessary money

Five things to teach your children about protecting themselves from sexual abuse …

Valentine’s Day is next week … here are 23 easy crafts that require no special skill, 25 passionate texts to send your Sweetie, and everybody needs an easy chocolate mousse recipe to devour on Cupid’s Day.

By | February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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One of the most interesting articles about debt, the U.S. economy, and a probable catastrophe affecting millions of people and trillions of dollars I’ve ever read that has led Husband and I to seriously consider our future and how/where we investment …

For anyone who’s ever felt underestimated or overlooked, remember Esther

Let’s be honest, this year’s Super Bowl is all about the commercials and food. Check out these recipes for the InstaPot and who could say no to creamy mac-n-cheese with a crunchy, buttery topping?!

40 things followers of Jesus do …

I’ve always wanted to compete on Wheel of Fortune but this reminds me that big winnings are expensive …

One of Kamden’s favorite childhood books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so watching this brought nature’s transformative process to life for […]

By | February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | January 2018

 

Hello, January … one month down, eleven more to go.

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Read the Bible in a year (again … with my favorite plan) Facilitating the Bible study for moms has helped me stay in The Word nearly every day, and most days I read more than what’s required because once I start it’s difficult to stop. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Old Testament, which I’m pretty fond of simply because of the stories, people, and events leading to Jesus himself. 
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By | January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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It’s not secret I love homemade pimento cheese but these dance moves make it taste even better …

If you and your significant other are looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day

Kamden watched his first movie on his 4th birthday and really enjoyed it. Here’s a list of the best kids’ movies coming out in 2018

I may have found my son’s ultimate dream job … I’m kidding, but not really …

WARNING: you’re going to need tissues for this

One of my favorite signs from Smallwoods is on clearance …

The strongest predictor of how long you’ll live (and it’s not what you think) …

One of my former students is selling t-shirts in order to raise money for her mission trip to Thailand. I’m slightly jealous (okay, […]

By | January 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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When I see men who step up for young boys in a positive way, it pulls this mother’s heart strings something fierce …

I can’t wait to try this roasted chicken recipe in the InstaPot

As a Sagittarius, this was spot on …

Need a laugh? Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep portraying each other is hilarious …

8 things to know about the Fort Worth Stock Show

If you have experience with Dollar Shave Club, good or bad, I’d like to hear from you. I’m interested but skeptical. Are the products as good as they say they are? Do you really save money? I can read reviews but I want REAL and HONEST feedback from people I know! Please and thank you. 🙂

It’s freezing outside, but this liquid-nitrogen ice cream is coming to […]

By | January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Wisdom of Soloman and Courage of Esther

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In the beginning of Becoming MomStrong, author Heidi St. John writes, “Mothers today need the wisdom of Solomon and the courage of Esther.” If you’re unfamiliar with The Bible, this statement won’t make sense. And I’ll be the first to affirm your fears if you don’t know who people are in Scripture – there are so many names it’s impossible to remember them all. Let’s explore these two faith giants in the Old Testament together!

SOLOMON — introduced in 1 Kings

Solomon’s father was David (you’ve probably heard of him but if not, he was the shepherd boy who killed Goliath with a sling and stone; a man after God’s own heart; and eventually became King of Israel). Solomon received great fatherly advice from King David in 1 Kings 2:1-4. Solomon also had an encounter with God […]

By | January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Ideas for a cleaner, calmer, happier home …

My daily source of news and tidbits delivered to my inbox …

If you resolved to read more books in 2018, this and this offer great suggestions …

Sad but true that my skin-picking tendencies confirm my perfectionist personality …

Black Friday and Christmas sales might be over, but you should purchase these 11 things in January …

Speaking of January, some folks already have hilarious #ResolutionFails to share …

An incredible 1-day retreat for working professionals looking to connect their faith and work …

By | January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

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I’m leaning towards making GRATITUDE my #wordoftheyear to be more intentional about acknowledging the people and blessings I have in my life. I was gifted a gratitude jar (similar) and intend to use these heart-shape cards to record things, people, and events I’m grateful for throughout 2018.

To give Kamden the opportunity to practice an attitude of gratitude, we will add this book to his library.

Because I crave Chick-Fil-A on Sunday too…

The weather outside is frightful but I’m already thinking of fun days spent at the zoo and splash pad wearing this tunic

If you’ve ever wondered who cleans up all the confetti in Times Square on New Years Eve…

One of my goals for 2018 is to read this Bible using my favorite reading plan

An excellent way to feed a crowd a variety of yummy […]

By | January 4th, 2018|1 Comment