Special Deal and Freebies for Homemakers +Link-up

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Dear Homemaker, Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage. I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of: a school, a playground, a refuge, […]

Just My Son and I

We made memories that day. Just my son and I.

It was a busy day. I didn’t have to go to work that day, but still got up at 6:30 to get started on my chores. The to-do list was a mile long. Food needed prepared so we could eat. Laundry needed washed so we wouldn’t need to wear dirty clothes. And the house needed cleaned because one can only take so much dirt, mud, dust and cat hair. So I worked. It was just my son and I in […]

How to Install a Shower Water Filter

How to install a shower water filter.

Disclaimer: I received the following product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion of it. One of the perks(?) of living in town is the city water. Many days it seemed like I was taking a shower in pool water. After replacing our nasty old tub with a new white tub, we discovered that our water was blue as well. OUR WATER WAS BLUE!!! Folks, that cannot be good. It was a (not-so)clear indication that our water was […]

To Grandma from Baby ~ Happy Mother’s Day

To Grandma from baby. DIY personalized handprint coasters to give grandma for mother's day. #BestMothersDayEver #ad

To Grandma from Baby has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BestMomsDayEver #CollectiveBias Ah… Mother’s day. A day to remember, honor, and celebrate the special moms in our lives. Every mom deserves being celebrated, be it your mom, grandma, aunt, or sister. Being a mom is tough and we want to celebrate ourselves and each other. Sometimes though, there are moms that we want to really celebrate. Maybe that mom has a […]

Living Proverbs #134

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Thank you for joining us for another linkup! I want to mention a pretty cool giveaway that’s going on right now. Reasons My Son is Disgusting shares a bit of fun insight into our lives and we are giving away a video monitor. Check it out and enter for sure! Features: From Growing in His Grace: How to Homeschool with Babies and Toddlers. Alright! I know that will be me in a few years and she shared some great tips. […]

Maple Glazed Salmon with Creamy Ginger Sauce

Maple Glazed Salmon with Ginger Cream Sauce

Sponsored posts are what keeps the lights on around here. I love finding creative ways to share and showcase my favorite brands. But for every brand that accepts my pitch, there are dozens that pass me by. Sometimes I get so excited about my ideas that I carry them out anyway, rejected pitch not-withstanding. My Maple Glazed Salmon with Creamy Ginger Sauce is one such example. The more I considered the recipe concept that was in my head, the more […]

Reasons My Son is Disgusting ~ Getting More Done + Giveaway!

Reasons my son is disgusting! Sweet, funny and messy little boys.

Reasons My Son is Disgusting, is sponsored by Levana “Do More, Knowing Your Child is Safe”. My sweet little boy, my angel, the one who makes my day and keeps me up all night. He’s so gross. So gross I tell you. Some days I pick him up and one look or one sniff, is enough to make a normal person to put him back down STAT. A few of the reasons my son is disgusting: He thinks the dog’s […]

Rise Above the Mess

Learn to rise above the mess, free in Christ.

(Written on Thursday) In considering the coming of Easter Sunday and how we celebrate Christ’s rising from the dead, another thought occurred to me. Because Jesus triumphed over death, we can rise above the mess that all to often is our life. Christ gained the ultimate victory in rising above death. In that great victory, we are given the freedom to rise above as well. Rise Above the Mess: Rise above our fears Rise above our pain Rise above our […]

Pallet Planter for Butterflies ~ Shop Monrovia

Easy to make pallet planter for butterflies.

  Something about spring makes me want to grow things. I don’t know if it’s the siren-smell of coming-to-life dirt, or what it is. But spring is the one time I like to dig my hands down into the earth and plant gardens and flower beds. It’s also when my creative juices like sap, flow fast and free. Bubbling up and out into amazing ideas. Like my pallet planter for butterflies. Because just having pretty flowers this year wasn’t good […]

Simplify Your Morning Routine + Coffee Creamer Recipe!

4 ways to simplify your morning routine. #McCafeMyWay #Ad

This post: Simplify Your Morning Routine has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias Do you feel like your mornings are a bit crazy? I used to really struggle with getting out the door in time, and a baby makes that even trickier. However, I’ve learned a few tricks that makes all the difference between a crazy stressful morning and a calm smooth morning. Today I’m sharing those tricks with you, and […]

Food for Thought ~ Reading List

Food for thought. The books I've been reading lately on faith, family and blogging :)

I’m a firm believer in the fact that what goes in, also comes out. I feel like what we read and watch affects our entire mindset and world-view. My mother worked hard to provide me with good wholesome books that were age appropriate for me. They went a long ways towards shaping me into the woman I now am.I As a young adult, I had far more freedom in choosing the books I read, and sad to say I didn’t […]

Removing Yeast from Cloth Diapers and my Disposable Choice

Removing yeast from cloth diapers is important if you are going to cure baby's yeast.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. All opinions are 100% mine. When baby has a diaper rash that lasts for days, or even weeks, it’s a sign that something not good is going on. Such was the case with Kolton. A little research revealed that he probably had yeast. The thing with yeast is if you cloth diaper, then not only does your baby have yeast, but your diapers do as well. Not only […]

Will I See You In Cinci? #SoFabUOTR #cbias

I’m designing my media kit and printing out business cards. Why? I’m headed to a blog conference! Will I see you in Cinci? Date: April 25 2015 Times: 8am – 7pm Where: Cincinnati! For: Bloggers who are (or want to be) influencers in their niche. Given By: Social Fabric National Sponsors: Johnny Rockets, Müller, Kraft and iBlog Why should I see you in Cinci? Learn from Speakers Joe Robb and Nate Engels: Joe Robb is a thoughtful communicator with a diverse background in marketing […]

Living Proverbs 31 #132

Hello all! Welcome back to our Monday linkup and I hope you all are looking forward to a new week. One thing that really helps my Monday blues (trust me, my cheerfulness here is often my way of picking me up by the seat of my pants and throwing myself at a new week!), is to set a list of realistic goals for the week. Like most of you I am sure, my to-do list never ends. But setting a […]

Comparing Christian Health Insurances

Comparing christian health insurances for the best plan. Are christian health sharing plans the missing piece to the affordable care act?

One of the downfalls of Jason’s new job is that they don’t directly provide us with health insurance. Instead they give us a stipend and we have to find our own insurance. After a bit of looking around and Comparing Christian Health Insurances we found one that fits us. Before I share what I discovered from comparing christian health insurances, I want to share what we had from his earlier company. Our old insurance was a high deductible plan paired […]

Stop Sneezing and Enjoy Spring!

Stop sneezing and enjoy spring with these tops for natural relief from hay fever and seasonal allergies.

Ever wished you could just stop sneezing and enjoy spring? I’ve suffered pretty severe seasonal allergies in the past and know that they are not fun at all! Today, Kate is here telling us a little more about some natural remedies for allergies. Particularly essential oils that work for allergies. Stop Sneezing and Enjoy Spring Spring is here!! And so are the allergies! Sniffling, sneezing, itchy watery eyes……all signs of spring and unfortunately for some of us, seasonal discomfort. For […]

My Prayers for My Son

My Prayers for my son. Growing up in this world is scary, I need God's help to raise him. Here are my prayers

I think every parent feels this way, the overwhelm of realizing that you are raising a child in a far different world than the one you grew up in. I find myself crying out to God daily, inundating him with my prayers for my son. I feel these prayers are important. That they keep me at the feet of God, that the tempter may know who protects my son, and that my son may know the source of mine (and […]

Creativity Can Be Exhausting and The Lesson I Learned

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“Creativity Can Be Exhausting” has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MullerMoment #CollectiveBias Have you ever had the perfect idea? I mean the type of idea that is going to knock the socks off of all who see it? I did. Let me tell you about it. This idea was so perfect that I nearly did a happy dance just thinking about it. It was going to look beautiful, I would take […]

Having Fun While Learning

Having fun while learning is important for young children, here are some great tips for improving fine motor skills for 4-6 year olds.

Disclaimer: Having Fun While Learning contains affiliate links that help support this site. The following book was given to me for free, however all thoughts are my own. Homeschool. The idea that one can learn outside of a formal school setting. It’s an idea I fully embrace and love. Learning is best accomplished when one is having fun. I know from personal experience that if I enjoy what I’m doing, I’m more likely to retain what I’ve learned. Kids are […]

Reducing Baby’s Carbon Footprint + Wipes Tutorial

5 simple ways of reducing baby's carbon footprint. #BringingInnovation #Ad

This post: “Reducing Baby’s Carbon Footprint” has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation #CollectiveBias Baby’s sweet little feet, sure leave a huge carbon footprint. Diapers, wipes, tissues, an insane amount of clothes that they grow out of within 3 months or less, and let’s not forget all those clothes are constantly needing washed. And when they get a little older, toys. Fun noisy toys that practically EAT batteries. As a christian […]