Sunday Scripture: A-Z Prayers for the School Year

The kids are back in need some prayers for the school year! #printables #SundayScripture #faith #backtoschool

I have three kids in school this year.  My seven-year old, starting 2nd grade, is pumped for the school year and feeling very confident.  My four-will-be-five-a-week-after-school-starts kindergartener is a bit nervous about starting "big school." … [Continue reading...]

Upcycled Sock Donuts

Upcycled Sock Donuts using Puffy Paint, Felt and Socks

When my best friend Betsy came to visit for a week with her three little girls....we realized that our last names meshed together sounded like the word "raccoon."  So, being the cheesy, crafty mamas that we are...we decided to call our little yearly … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Teachers

Sunday Scripture: Teachers #backtoschool #SundayScripture #teachers #prayer

It's hard to believe we are already at the last week of summer.  All of my teacher friends head back to work tomorrow, setting up their classrooms and attending trainings to prepare for the school year.  As a former teacher, I remember the mixed … [Continue reading...]

Weekend Wedding in Atlanta

A wedding in Atlanta brings out the sillies in us!

Last month, we went to one of Dave's cousins' wedding in Atlanta.  We had a blast....and took ALOT of pictures.  I've been editing every night trying to get this post out to you!  Dave comes from a HUGE family, most of whom live in the Atlanta area. … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Mountains

Sunday Scripture: Hills {Psalm 121}

This is normally the time of summer that we pack up the van and literally head for the hills.  I'm not sure what it is about the mountains that is so calming to me.  I'm overcome by a sense of humbleness, as I sit on the porch with my coffee... … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Friends

Sunday Scripture: Friendship

I have been overwhelmed lately. With heavy emotions and sadness over all the tragedy happening all over the world, but especially so close to home.  With worry about the future of the leadership of our country.  With busyness in our everyday summer … [Continue reading...]

How to Drive this Mama Crazy

10 Ways to Make Mama Crazy #quirky #OCD #anxiety #humor #parenting

Having three kids, a husband, a dog and a house has changed me.  For the better, I'd like to believe.  I mean, compared to when I was a single 20-something living alone, I cook more, am more responsible, and way more frugal.  However, I feel like my … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Love Matters

Sunday Scripture: Love Matters

I have no words to express my emotions about the tragic events over the past couple of weeks.  My heart is broken for all the lives lost, for the families, and for us as a country.  We are all God's children, and all a broken people.And with all of … [Continue reading...]

How to Turn a Necktie into a Bowtie Tutorial

How to turn a necktie into a bow tie...a step by step tutorial with detailed pictures. #bowtie #DIY #tutorial #bowtiepattern

Last weekend, we took off to Atlanta for the weekend to spend some time with Dave's family and watch one of his cousins get married.  We had a fantastic time watching all of the kiddos play together, and the wedding itself was magical {more on that … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Nicene Creed

Every Sunday, this blog focuses on a Bible Verse and how it relates to life that week. Fantastic, quick reads for a renewal of faith.

My Bible Study small group is taking a break from our traditional studies for the summer, and participating in one of the IF: Equip app daily devotionals.  I went to the IF:Local Conference a couple of years ago, and loved it so much that I … [Continue reading...]