It’s A Different Kind Of Christmas This Year

Christmas Music is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. As I travel around town dropping kids here and there and traveling from store to store on my errands, I have Spotify playing Christmas music by my favorite Contemporary Christian artists. I tend to have a very strong emotional reaction to music of … Continue reading It’s A Different Kind Of Christmas This Year

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Celebrating the Season of Advent

**This post contains affiliate links, which help us fund our site at no additional cost to you. The Christmas season is full of hustle and bustle. Everywhere you turn there are lights, decorations, Santa Clause, and Christmas elves.  It is easy to be caught up in the excitement and forget the true meaning for the … Continue reading Celebrating the Season of Advent

Passing on Family Traditions – My First Thanksgiving

Family traditions are the back bone of our holidays. As a child, I always knew what to expect from any given holiday. I knew where it was going to be held, what the menu would be, and who would be there. Life happens and there would be minor deviations here and there, maybe an addition … Continue reading Passing on Family Traditions – My First Thanksgiving

3 Venison Recipes to add to your Collection

Your husband, brother, sister, or cousin goes deer hunting and now your freezer is full of Venison meat. What do you do with it? I get this question a lot and would like to share three of my favorite venison recipes. All these recipes originated from The Complete Venison Cookbook by Harold W Webster Jr. … Continue reading 3 Venison Recipes to add to your Collection

Praying for Miracles and Saying Goodbye

Twelve hours can change everything. On November 12th, 2019, my mom passed away from complications caused by CLL(Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia). After 22 months with CLL, she had one bad day. One bad day, twelve hours in the hospital, and then she left to meet her heavenly Father and see the face of Jesus. Fourteen days … Continue reading Praying for Miracles and Saying Goodbye

My Mom – A Legacy of Unconditional Love

My mom taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. Her life was a constant reflection of faith, family, and love. Her legacy will forever fill the lives of everyone who knew her. In my own words, here is the summary of my mom's beautiful life. A smile that lit up any room. My Dad … Continue reading My Mom – A Legacy of Unconditional Love

I See Me: the Myth of the Mirror vs. Reality

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see the same thing when you look at a selfie? These questions posted by @SarahDanne on Twitter started a little experiment. Four strangers came together to compare the myth of the mirror versus the reality seen from outside observers. The "I See Me" … Continue reading I See Me: the Myth of the Mirror vs. Reality

Move over Pumpkin – It is time for Butternut Squash

Fall is full of magnificent flavors – pumpkin, apple, cranberry, and squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorite Fall flavors. Cooler Fall temperatures rev up my desire to serve soup on my table. Put the two together and Butternut Squash soup is what is left. My Butternut Squash soup is simple and goes from … Continue reading Move over Pumpkin – It is time for Butternut Squash

Creating Family Fun with October Fall Adventures

When the calendar flips to the month of October, I officially feel like Fall is upon us. I know technically Fall starts at the end of September, but it doesn’t feel real until we turn the page of the calendar and start plotting our Fall adventures. The weekends of October are quickly filled with Fall … Continue reading Creating Family Fun with October Fall Adventures

How to Get Out of a Rut and Get Your Groove Back

How many people find themselves in a rut from time to time? I define a rut as a period of time when you lose all routine. I need routines to keep me organized, productive, and feeling in control. When I have a good routine in place everything seems to fall into place and even the … Continue reading How to Get Out of a Rut and Get Your Groove Back