Packing List for Family Travel FREEBIE!

Going on a vacation is a wonderful experience! So many memories to be made, magic to be captured, but packing... that can be stressful! #Amiright?? I have made it a little easier for you... a packing list for mamas in general. And a packing list for (older) kids if you're the kind of mama who likes them to help out. Below you will find out where to download these packing lists! But first, I wanted to tell you a bit about my new adventure! "Don't just fly, Soar!"Dumbo … [Read more...]

Year of Dates || 12 Months of Pre-planned dates with your Husband

I've been seeing the infamous 'Year of Dates' idea floating around social media and pinterest for years now but anytime I thought "I should do that" it was right before a holiday or anniversary with not enough time to actually get it done, so I moved on and decided not to do it. Last year was a really hard year for us, I lost a baby. And a lot of things went on the backburner, including date nights. So towards the Fall, I thought, I NEED to do that 'Year of Dates' idea! Marriage IS important! … [Read more...]

Year in Review Letter {Christmas Letter}

When it comes to Christmas traditions, one of my favorites is the annual Christmas letter. I know some people dread these, but I LOVE them!   I've done several different things, including a Madlib, top 10 things of the year, and more but my favorites these past few years are "Year in Review" letters.  Here are a couple from the past years: I keep our letters in a special Christmas book my mom got us before we had children. I love looking back each year and reading the … [Read more...]

Trusting God, Checking the Mail and reminders of God’s goodness

 No one ever plans to get pregnant and then have a miscarriage. No one ever plans to try and have a baby only to walk a path of infertility or secondary infertility. And even if it was an unplanned pregnancy, (most people... I don’t want to say all because I know there are people who choose to end life, maybe because the feel it’s the only option) but for the God loving women they don’t plan to lose a baby. We were happy and content with our family size... then found out about an … [Read more...]

Homeschool Tips || 10 Tips for Using Sonlight Curriculum

Today I'm sharing with you my 10 tips for using sonlight curriculum???  We are thankful to Sonlight for graciously giving us one all-subject package and I've been sharing our journey throughout the 2017-2018 school year as a Sonlight Ambassador! 💛🔆💛 Here are my 10 tips: *be sure to watch the video where I'll go into detail about each one! Ask for help! Make it Exciting! Plan it Out Don't over think it Keep a Routine  Don't have to sit still Skip it! … [Read more...]

A Few of my Favorite Things {April}

Hello everyone! I have missed you over here on the blog. You may or may not know but I had a misacarriage at the beginning of the year. I have actually had a very hard time healing emotionally as we thought we were done having kids. Then surprise pregnant, fell in love, then had a missed miscarriage (when your body doesn't realize your baby has died.) And I am still working my way through the healing process. (I shared my story here).  Going through all of that, things weren't … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar String Art + Felt Flowers (5 varieties) Tutorial

Are you a crafty gal? I love crafts but I don't make time for them.  Sometimes when I want to do something I combine it with a Moms Night Out! So that's what I did a couple months ago.  I scoured pinterest for a fun activity, took a vote of several options and the string art/felt flower craft one won!! Much to my surprise it was actually a lot easier that I thought.  This would be a perfect Mother's Day gift!!  I shared exactly how I went about making this over on … [Read more...]

Draw my Life || The Story God is Writing in ME

Sharing your story sometimes can be hard, sometimes it can be difficult but did you know it can be healing? Most of us will go through some pretty tough times at some point in our lives. Before I shared my story, I didn’t realize the power and healing it would have. Your story, my story is a gift from God to draw others to Jesus. God is writing a GREAT masterpiece.. He is writing the stories of our lives! And we are all currently walking through different chapters and different … [Read more...]

I am having a miscarriage.

I had a miscarriage. Or maybe I should say, I am having a miscarriage. Something I definitely thought I'd never say again.  We thought we were done having kids. I was content. He was content. Our little family with 4 beautiful children. Going through ups and downs as parents, failures, successes to thinking we’ve got it a little figured out to downright low again. And then do it all over again. But we were content. Then one day, I felt off and my period was late, and I knew. … [Read more...]

All Things Pumpkin Ideas

Long time, no see blog friends! Today I am sharing some oldie but goodie pumpkin ideas so I thought I'd have them available for you here and they are also available over on Youtube!  There is just something about this time of year that brings out that southern greeting. It’s Fall Y’all and that means pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! Pumpkin Pie Spice to get the recipe click here!  *the 2 ideas below originally posted 5 years ago in this post* Pumpkin Pie Smoothie This recipe is … [Read more...]