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11 Unique Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make

11 Unique Father's Day Gifts You Can Make

If you are looking for something different to give the dad in your life, here areĀ 11 Unique Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make. In many cases, the kids can help make these gifts too! Father’s Day is quickly approaching and soon, mothers and kids alike will be searching for a great gift for Dad. My dad always favored the gifts we made him. Years later, we found various cards and drawings my siblings and I had given him safely tucked […]

Edible Paint for Toddlers | Good Messes Gone Bad


  Last week I decided to try out for the “Mom of the Year” slash “Best Nanny EVER” awards. I was going to let the babies (11mo & 22mo) finger paint! There was a slight glitch in the program when I recalled how babies put everything in their mouths. “Most Health Conscious” seemed like a good award as well, so I decided to qualify for that one by making edible paint for toddlers. I spent well over an hour making […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Best snack cookies ever! Peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies.

Are you looking for a cookie that is just as much an energy boosting snack, as a treat? If so, these peanut butter oatmeal raisin cookies will be perfect! Recently I had a craving for oatmeal raisin cookies, but felt like I should be making more of a protein snack than just a sweet cookie. I looked online for a recipe first. While the cookies were delish, they were far too sweet. Back to the drawing board. It took a […]

Join Our Bible Study Group in June! +Link-up


This is your formal invitation to Join Our Bible Study Group in June! A 4 week study on who the Proverbs 31 woman was and how to find those virtues in your own life. Last year a lovely group of bloggers and I published a book titled “Set Apart” and we have created a private Facebook group for all who would like to go through the study with us. Bible Study Details: Starts June 1st Private Facebook Group Several of […]

5 Must Have Items for a Memorial Day Picnic

5 Must Have Items for a Memorial Day Picnic.

Whether it’s a private party, family group, or community gathering, picnics are the perfect way to welcome summer. Here are 5 Must Have Items for a Memorial Day Picnic. When Jason and I were dating, picnic made up many of our dates, and they were our favorite ones as well. We invested in a few things like a picnic basket, blankets and containers and chose picnics instead of more expensive dates. Now as a family, we still enjoy them. With […]

Big Fat Hairy Audacious Dreams

It seams impossible until it is done.

Big fat hairy audacious dreams are the only ones worth having. These are the dreams that look impossible and probably are impossible. But they are your dreams and you are going to do everything you can to achieve them, even though the world is shaking their heads. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” ~ Walt Disney The above quote was my inspiration. Fun to do the impossible. What in my life did I want to do even though […]

Memories of a Job Done Well

Preserving memories of a job done well. Why is this important?

Disclaimer: This post – Memories of a Job Done Well is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #MobileMemories #CollectiveBias Ā    In age of technology, what do you do after completing a particularly hard or challenging task? Around here, we take a photo. Why? I’ve pondered this in the past few weeks and I’ve come up with a couple different reasons. Memories of a Job Done Well #1. A job done well […]

Living Proverbs 31 #138

Living Proverbs 31

Hello, end of weekend! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s day! šŸ˜€ Just two quick features for you today, and they are both great reads. If you don’t have time now, bookmark for later. Or share this post on fb so other bloggers can link-up and you will be able to find this post again. From Kaylene Yoder. Her post on Things She Wants Her Daughter before Marriage to know is excellent. I don’t have any daughters (yet), but […]

Creative Air Plant Decorations for Gifts

Creative air plant decorations to diy for gifts

There were a lot of confused people last week when I posted a photo of my to-do list on Instagram and one task simply said: “air plants”. People were wondering if “air plants” meant placing house plants outside. It made me chuckle. While I’m sure one could “air” their house plants, I was referring to my need to make my Creative Air Plant Decorations for Gifts. Air plants are in the Genus Tillandsia and there are over 500 species of […]

An Empty House | What We Leave Behind

Beautiful old home in the Ohio Valley

Last Sunday we went though an empty house. Built in the 1800’s, this home was clearly a beauty back in its day. The story goes that the family sent their 15 year old son on horse back from PA to OH with instructions to find land that could be farmed and a good water source. He came back saying he found farmland with good water and a place to make bricks. So the entire family packed up and moved to […]

Someone On My Side | Powerful!

I have always had someone on my side and you do too!

In light of the tragedy in Baltimore, a few photos began circulating the internet. While the news is showing us the horrible, scary side of these riots, a few people were posting photos that shared hope. One photo in particular, stood out. In fact, it stood out so much that it went viral within just a few hours. It was so perfect, this beautiful, positive photo that shone brighter than all the negative news of that day. I shared it […]

Grandma’s Flower Garden | DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Mommy's flower garden. A hand and footprint craft for mother's day.

With Mother’s day just around the corner, and I mean JUST around the corner! It is high time I put together a Mother’s day gift for my mom. Most years I default to chocolate (can’t go wrong there!), but since this year my mom is a grandma, I wanted to do something special. Kolton and I created a cute “Grandma’s Flower Garden” to give my mom. I figured the kids I nanny would also like to make this for their […]

Essential Oils Need Smart Partners

Esential Oils need smart partners. Never discount proper health and nutrition even with eo's. Remember, eo's do not cure disease, they only promote good health.

Essential oils are a very important part of my daily wellness, but they do not work alone. Essential oils need smart partners to best help us and today I’ve asked Kate from Kate’s Body-Work and Fitness to share a little more on this subject. Disclaimer: The following statements have not been reviewed or approved by the FDA. Your health is your responsibility and A Proverbs 31 Wife is not responsible for any actions taken. Essential Oils Need Smart Partners: Believe […]

Living Proverbs 31 #136


Welcome back to a new week and a new linkup!!! Since I’m writing this on Friday, I cannot say exactly how the weekend went, but I will say how it’s planned. At least part of it that is. šŸ˜‰ Saturday I am attending my first blog conference, and I’m really excited! One thing I look forward to learning, is how to better gauge what you (my dear readers) are looking for. Comments help a lot, but I understand those who […]

Proper Use and Care of Ceramic Knives ~ Dalstrong Review

Proper Use and Care of Ceramic Knives ~ he Dalstrong Infinity Blade ceramic knife review.

Disclaimer: this post – Proper Use and Care of Ceramic Knives is sponsored by Dalstrong and I was sent the product in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts are mine alone. If you spend any amount of time in your kitchen, it is likely you will agree with me when I say a good knife makes everything just a little bit easier. I’ve used steel knives my entire life, mostly cheep things that are always needing sharpened; […]

How We Bought a Home in Our 20’s

With 1% of the U.S. homeless each year, I am very thankful to have a home. 30 days day 26.

The average age of first time home-buyers according to most realtor sites, is early 30’s. But we bought a home in our 20’s early 20’s to be precise. Jason was 23, I was 22. Are you wondering how we bought a home in our 20’s or are you really wondering how old we were when we got married?!? šŸ˜› We were babies when we got married, babies I tell you. I had just turned 21 and Jason was 22. However, […]

Hidden Dangers of Being a Woman

Learn the hidden dangers of being a woman and learn what to do to protect yourself.

Disclaimer: Hidden Dangers of Being a Woman is sponsored by Sckooncup and contains referral links. I’m not a part of the feminism act where women are out on the streets demanding their rights, nor do I scold men for being chivalrous. All the same, I recognize that women, even here in the states often draw the short end of the stick. I don’t need to get into all the stuff women need to deal with, mostly because you -the person […]

Special Deal and Freebies for Homemakers +Link-up


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 […]