How To Crush Cravings This Winter-Part 3

We are in the final week of winter, and even though temperatures are on the rise and we have moved our clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, that doesn’t mean that the battle to fight winter cravings are over just yet. Well, they aren’t for me anyway. 😉 Here are three things I’m doing to […]

How Do You Save MONEY on Groceries?

We live in one of the most expensive areas of the country for buying groceries, and this is one way that I save a significant amount of $$ buying healthy, fresh foods for our family. Today I shared a special sale!   Zaycon’s deal is: SAVE10 good for $10 OFF thru 12/13/15 Referral Link: […]


Work to rest. It sounds counter-intuitive, but I’m trying it out. Particularly during this busy holiday season, I find myself rushed and abandoning the good and productive habits that I work hard to establish. “My tomorrow will be much less hectic than today because I prepared.” -Anne Marie Miller, Surviving Christmas I tried this out […]

Our Little Girl’s Arrival-Finale

*fair warning (again)-I share a few birth details in here that you may not want to read-this is a birth story after all.* 😉 Roughly 5:30 pm? We weren’t halfway to Sarah’s house (she only lived a ten min drive away) when I felt a “POP”. There truly is no better way to describe it, […]

Booklook Review: Smart Money Smart Kids

Ever since Mason and I were blessed to receive copies of Total Money Makeover, I began following Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze on social media, surrounding myself with as many positive influences as I could when it comes to financial decision making and pursuing debt-freedom. It was a no-brainer to snag this book for review […]

In Honor of Mother’s Day…Babies Don’t Keep

As moms, we often become caught up with the overwhelming menial tasks of mothering. Could it be that when the stacks of dirty dishes, mounds of laundry, and corners full of dust scream at us the loudest, our children need us most? Perhaps, when we see urgent work that we think must be taken care of today, the […]

Booklook Review: The Nesting Place

My husband just posted this status earlier in the week: “People in love with perfection seldom experience satisfaction.” As a recovering perfectionist, I could identify with his statement, but also found its timing perfect considering I just finished reading The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith aka, The Nester. Recently […]

When I Became A Mom

MOPs has become a significant portion  of my life in the last 6 months. Aside from investing in my family, church, and whatever work comes my way, MOPs is high priority (and attending meetings, planning, and carrying out tasks takes up a good chunk of time). I was blessed with an opportunity to share a devotion with […]