Coming Soon….12 Days of Christmas 2014

12 Days of Christmas 2014

Guess what?? It's almost that time of year again for the annual 12 Days of Christmas!  My 2 school-aged kids are loving the song 12 Days of Christmas, in fact they are going to be singing it at a nursing home next week.   Well, I hope your gearing up for all the Christmas music and I can't wait for you to learn about some awesome businesses & products and getting a chance to WIN them. Woot!  This year I have some wonderful businesses participating with products … [Read more...]

Thankful {A Printable for Giving Thanks}

What are you THANKFUL for

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?  This has been the fastest year yet! By now, we all have already been thinking and planning our thanksgiving day, we're getting excited (well, at least I am)about the parade, we've talked about pilgrims and Indians, the guys are getting ready for the football games, soon to gather together with friends and family and to give thanks!   And we ALL have so much to be thankful for! For me, beyond all … [Read more...]

A Plan for a Less Stress Holiday Season

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, Contributing Writer In parenting three small children, keeping my home, and attempting the occasional personal pursuit, I often find myself vacillating between loving my life and being overcome by the blessing of it all, and loving my life but just being plain overcome. The days are full and busy and beautiful and FULL. And these are just the normal days. One such normal day recently went like this: I set my alarm the night before. Actually, I set … [Read more...]

Being Thankful in Hard Times

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  Written by Christy @ Fresh Fix Momma, Contributing Writer Hello November! It’s a beautiful time of year! A time of wonderful holidays, great food, family, friends and a time to reflect on everything that has happened over the past year. This time of year can bring so much joy to people but it can also bring up a lot of stress on people. Money issues, loss of family member or friends, maybe a hard time at work; there can be a lot that stresses people out and can be very … [Read more...]

Blessing Others Through The Fruit Of The Spirit

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Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source November and December begin the busy holiday season!  (Already??)  A time meant for reflection and remembrance, which can easily turn into a time of rush and regret.  The reason for the season, the One who came to seek and save the lost...   The goal of the Christian life is to become like this Savior, but this is the very time of year that our character can be most challenged.  How can we use this time to … [Read more...]

Creating Traditions… and the BEST Sunday Sauce Ever.

Delicious Sauce for your family get togethers!

  Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer When my husband and I got married as many families do, we had to decide where and how we would spend all the BIG holidays.  As our families live 1-3 hours from where we do - we divided up Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving so we wouldn't ever have to 'fight' about where to spend a holiday and instead focus on being thankful for who we are with and celebrating the holiday.   Despite our best intentions after this … [Read more...]

The Birth Story of London Everleigh {Part Two}

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I know, I know, I am very "fashionably late" with the 2nd part of London's birth story. But better late then never right?? London is only 8 months as of today :) If you haven't read part 1 yet, click on over to read the first part.  Now back to the birth story:  A little bit before my "Yes come!" text to my midwife that I told you about in part one of this story was when I realized this baby IS coming today, I could not wait to meet him or her. We never found out the gender … [Read more...]

Moms, make time for yourself

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Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, *NEW* Contributing Writer Okay, fess up..how many moms out there lost themselves after they had kids? It’s a common thing that happens to many of us (especially stay at home mommies.) We are tried & exhausted from taking care of the house, work and the kids..we certainly don’t have time to do anything for ourselves! I know..I get it, we’ve all had our “I just want to stay in my yoga pants and not shower” days. but it’s time to stand up and … [Read more...]

Felt Fall Banner

Child-Made Fall Banner #DIY @MakinMemories #Fall

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, *NEW* Contributing Writer Every year we decorate the mantle for Fall. And every year the routine is basically the same. Pull off current decor. Pull out boxed Fall decor. Turn on Christmas music (I know, I know. But this year I have a good reason). Try to find an arrangement of things we already have on hand or have acquired cheaply that suits our simple, clean style. Send pictures to my best friend for a second opinion. Because she is a … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel Water Filter Giveaway {$300 Value}

Berkey Water Filter

My guess is that you are blessed with access to clean running water. We don't really worry about getting parasites or other waterborne diseases when we turn on our tap. But while we are blessed with clean water coming through indoor plumbing, are you aware of some of the environmental contaminants that are frequently found in that water? Traces of heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, pesticide residues, and volatile organic compounds can be found in our drinking water! This is why … [Read more...]