The Sweetest Expression of Love Apr17

The Sweetest Express...

DJ and I took our kids down to California for vacation last week. We had been saving for a trip to Disneyland and it had been almost six months since we had spent time with my dad. I’m always so impressed with how my kids interact with their Grandpa John. They only see twice a year, so they...

Hendrix in the House Apr04

Hendrix in the House

From the time I was a little girl up until I moved out of the house, my home was always one with an open door. My parents were always hosting and leading a life group, parties, get-togethers and meetings in our home. We had a swimming pool, pool table and big TV not because my parents liked...

Smile More! Apr02

Smile More!

As a kid, one of my favorite things about my dad was his ability to talk to anyone. A new face at church, or a new family in the neighborhood, the checker at the grocery store or the person next to him at the driving range – my dad could strike up a conversation with whomever, whenever. I...

Make Tonight Pretzel Night Mar21

Make Tonight Pretzel...

The other night we decided to make homemade pretzels together as a family. It was our first time making them at home instead of getting one from Auntie Anne’s and it was so much fun – I think you should try it too. I found this recipe online:...

Capture The Moments Mar20

Capture The Moments

In the middle of this crazy, loud, high stress, chaotic, social media driven, fast paced world – I’m so thankful for the small, quiet moments that may not mean much to anyone else but me. Like when my kids hand feed the ducks that live at the pond across the street from us – it...

A Desire to Create Mar19

A Desire to Create

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had this desire to create. I remember spending hours sitting at my mom’s old sewing machine making scrunchies for my friends. Fabrics covered in an array of florescent colors or Tweety Bird were all the rage back then. Later it turned into pens with...

Yesterday Mar13

Yesterday

I should have written on here yesterday; something real good about parenting or some sort of leadership tidbit. It’s been a week since I’ve posted anything and because there’s probably a rule in some bloggers handbook somewhere about not going too long between posts – I knew I was...

Because Of Love Mar05

Because Of Love

I think we can sometimes forget just how simple it is to show love to someone else. At least I know I forget. A kind word, a card, a small gift – all can truly brighten someone’s day. Today I’m reminded by two sweet little girls how an act of kindness – of love can...

How I Save Money At Target Feb28

How I Save Money At ...

I get asked occasionally about the couponing I do, how I keep it all organized and why I prefer to buy most of my items from Target. You should know right off the bat, I’m not an extreme couponer – I just don’t have time for that. I do however like to save my family money. My first...

A Selfless Experiment Feb26

A Selfless Experimen...

If I had a dollar for every time my kids have asked me to buy them something while we were at the store, I’m certain I’d be able to go on a nice vacation with my husband – or at least it feels like it’s been that many times. I get fed up with it sometimes; wondering if my kids are...