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Books I Love

Two books I’m loving on the calling of motherhood

Two books I’m loving on the calling of motherhood

I don’t quite remember the first time I felt self-conscious and embarrassed when I told someone I was a full-time housewife and mother, but I’ve had lots of experience with that feeling to date. Mostly feelings of inadequacy and second-guessing what I was doing with […]

Messy Beautiful Friendship Book Review

Messy Beautiful Friendship Book Review

I just finished reading Christine Hoover’s Messy Beautiful Friendship which comes out on April 18th, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely and wanted to share a few thoughts and quotes from it with you. First off, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book about cultivating women’s friendship. […]

Weekend Edition: Copycat Shepherd’s Pie, Natural Cures, and Favorite Things

Weekend Edition: Copycat Shepherd’s Pie, Natural Cures, and Favorite Things

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Some newsy stuff:: We’re in the middle of construction again and I’m super excited about this part of our renovation: my kitchen makeover. It feels surreal to be getting new kitchen cabinets and to be able […]

A Newsy, Political-free Post

A Newsy, Political-free Post

This is going to be newsy because I haven’t had much time to blog in a while. I’m staying off-line for the most part because of the drama/hate/turmoil of the election. It breaks my heart to see the lows of humanity and the fact that […]

A Few Thoughts On “Humble Roots”

A Few Thoughts On “Humble Roots”

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on Hannah Anderson’s new book, Humble Roots, available now via Amazon. Fine Print and Disclosure: I received this book free from Moody Publishers and I am part of the Humble Roots Launch Team. However, you know from […]

Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

This weekend I’m sharing a few links that I think you’ll enjoy, so grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy. I’ve been doing all the planning that comes with another school year: meal plans, curriculum choices, Bible study plan, etc, so it […]

Why the internet is wearing me down, and what I’m doing about it.

Why the internet is wearing me down, and what I’m doing about it.

I have to be honest. This year, I’ve grown tired of the online world. I’m increasingly aware of the “rudiments of the world” that seem to stick into my heart and mind by what I see on Facebook, the news, and other social media and […]

Giveaway & Review of “A Heart Set Free” & Tea!!

Giveaway & Review of “A Heart Set Free” & Tea!!

I have a really great giveaway for you girls and I’m really excited to offer one of you a free copy of A Heart Set Free by Christina Fox PLUS a 12 Single Serving Tea Sampler Gift Pack from Blooming with Joy Tea! Sweet!! Enter using […]

A New Book to Nourish Your Soul

A New Book to Nourish Your Soul

When we first started homeschooling, I had two book mentors that impacted me tremendously and Sally Clarkson was one of them. Sally’s volume, Educating the WholeHearted Child was recommended to me by a friend, and I quickly devoured it. It helped give me a big […]