One hymn that speaks to my soul is “All Creatures of our God and King.” I love the flowing movement of the music, the simple majesty of the words, and most of all, I love the Alleluia refrain. If you don’t know this beautiful tune, listen here. In honor of this tune and the Easter holiday, […]
When my husband and I were discussing babies and our future family, we predicted lots of little boys running around the house. Out of the 20-something grandchildren on his side of the family, there were only four girls, so we figured our odds of a daughter were low. Johnny was actually a bit nervous to […]
The 100th Day of School!!!! We made it this far, and we’re so much closer to summertime! Our Simon has been counting the days this week until the 100th day of kindergarten, and I was excited to help him make his very first 100th Day of School t-shirt. I remember gluing pennies onto a shirt […]
Pinterest and Front Door Decor. Just like chocolate and marshmallow. Or cheese and crackers. They just go together! Every house has a front door, but not every house has a door that is decorate-able. Our front door has a metal screen door, so hanging things on the outside is hard. For years I’ve hung wreaths […]
I love dressing up for Halloween! Isn’t it fun to wear something totally random for a day? During high school and graduate school I even got to wear a Halloween costume at my waitress jobs. I loved it. Dressing up can be fun for adults too! From dating through marriage, we have worn a […]
I’m in the mood for a weekend project! Settling into a routine with our newborn has freed up some spare time, and I’m not completely exhausted every afternoon since the baby has a (slightly) better sleep schedule at nighttime. So, I’m ready to put all my nursing session Pinterest finds to good use! Outside our […]
This year, our kids are old enough to understand the story of Easter, Jesus Christ, and Resurrection. I’m excited to use some of the family friendly Easter tips found here too. I really wanted to incorporate the religious message of Easter into our decorations this year, so along with our bunnies, Easter eggs, and flowers, […]
My sweet husband game me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas. I loved it!!! Up until this week, I had only cut vinyl with the cutting machine, but after seeing some Easter mantel inspiration, I wanted to cut some paper letters and palm leaves. My first attempt at cutting palm leaves was ridiculous. Everything stuck […]
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – have you decided on a gift for your sweetheart yet? The men in your life deserve some Valentine’s excitement too, so I’m glad that Dollar Shave Club reached out to me about creating a gift guide. Sometimes I need the extra motivation to find that perfect gift […]
“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .” and accidentally left there. I thought we loaded everything into the car when we left on our Christmas road trip to Kansas. I packed all the essentials – socks, underwear, pajamas, warm clothes, gloves, and hats. However, we left some important things […]
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