8 months in 60 seconds

I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:1,2 It has been awhile since I’ve logged in.  So long in fact that I cannot remember my logins to change the Christmas stuff in your newsletter if you’re opening this in your e-mail.  But, if you are here, I {Read More}

Our Baby Genevieve Story

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Genevieve Alice arrived August 22, 2013 just after noon.  If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have seen a feed full of pictures.  Our family has been having fun welcoming her home.  I have been dealing with some health issues and it has made it difficult to care for my family.  If you are interested in the “not-too-much-information-birth-story” read on toward the bottom (for those of you that asked). (Genevieve, this is for you to read {Read More}

Anxious About Being Anxious

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One month and baby girl will be here (maybe less after all of the cramps I’m having).  I’m a bit nervous even though this will be my 3rd delivery and the other 2 were safe and healthy.  Do you want to hear something funny?  I‘m anxious about being anxious.  The hormones and post-partum depression denied and gone unchecked that led me to so much anxiety is staring me in the face. Questions of what-ifs swirl in my head. & then {Read More}

The Blessings Jar (& a Giveaway!)

The Blessings Jar

This summer has been full of family times at the beach, grandparents, pool and backyard.  Amidst the chaos, late bedtimes and little ones waking up with the sun we have had a house full of potty talk and whining. “It’s NOT fair!” Oh yes, the phrases of summer that accompany the smell of freshly cut grass.  Sayings that my 2 year old and 4 year old have grumbled before lunchtime or just before dinner. “No, that’s mine!” “Nu-Uh, NO, I {Read More}

Sometimes We Just Need to Begin Again

The first step is always the hardest. My draft box for writing is filling up as I fear hitting “publish”. As many of you know I stopped writing here when I went back to work and started taking classes. After a few months off I found it difficult to write again. Fear took over and I just pushed it aside, filling my time with more crafts and netflix. Ugh! I don’t feel like this is where I am supposed to {Read More}

Mid-Century Cinderella Gracing our Walls

Vintage Cinderella Pictures

This summer has been tiring and wonderful so far.  Tiring because I’m over 3o weeks along with baby girl and I’m trying to keep up with my two little munchkins at home.  Wonderful because life has slowed a bit and I’ve found time to rest amongst the chaos.  I will share a bit more later this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to let you in on a little project… I found these animal pictures in frames for probably {Read More}

My Hometown

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I’m part of a community of women of Influence and today we’re sharing where we are from. I am from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.  It is a beautiful place to grow up and raise a family.  I am often spoiled by the summers, but it’s never too crowded as no one wants to handle the long winters. If you ever came to visit, I’d take you to the famous Bernie O’s Pizza for the twist. Walk the Grand {Read More}

Things I’ve Learned or have been Reminded of in the Past 3 Months… (& winner announced).

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God is patient. God has a plan, I have no idea what it is, and it drives me nuts and gives me peace at the same time. When I don’t write here for awhile, I miss all of you and the community you bring to my life. I love to write and I miss it. I enjoy central air in Michigan. I used to giggle at it since we only have 3 months of summer, but I “get it” now. {Read More}

Pink Sparkles, a Book and Jesus?

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Yep, I’m serious. I’m coming back from my writing break with a cute book to share with you that has sparkles and Jesus. Tommy Nelson has published another cute book….   It’s geared for girls ages 2 – 5 years old. I think it’s a great book to buy for them when they are on the younger side with the short, simple phrases. My daughter loves to open the mail, and honestly, so do I when I see it’s another {Read More}

A Few More Weeks…

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A few more weeks and life will be a little more normal around here.  I do have a lovely friend working on a marriage series this year and I signed up to be a part of it. I woke up this morning praying over it and my writing with it.  I will be sharing it a little later than planned so I’m sure to get the newest information for all of you.  You’ll see when I share it.  In the {Read More}