Understanding GMO’s and What They Mean To Us

Written by Kari @ Live on Purpose, Contributing Writer Wouldn't it be wonderful if eating healthy didn't have to be so complicated? I love talking to my grandmother, who is 83, and just listening to how different things were so many years ago. Do you know there was a day and time when people just ate. Yep - it was that simple. They grew gardens, they raised cattle, pigs, goats and sheep. They knew how to prolong their winter supply and utilize everything they had so it didn't go to waste. Many … [Read more...]

Christmas Letter {2014 Year in Review Printable}

What family traditions do you carry on each year? Is it picking out an ornament for each child? Going to a live nativity? Making holiday goodies?  We like to do all of those I just mentioned, but one of my favorite traditions is writing up a Christmas letter each year. It's a keepsake I love taking out when the holiday season approaches, adding to, and reading through all the past letters each and every year.  The past 2 years I have used printables from a lovely blog called … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel Water Filter Giveaway {$300 Value}

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...]

10 Gifts for my Husband

Our church is going though a marriage series titled, I Still Do" which couldn't be more fitting since we celebrated 10 years of marriage a couple weeks ago and remembered the vows we exchanged. Something I'm continuing to learn is that marriage isn't about making us happy but making us holy. Well, we definitely have had some unholy arguments as well as treasured, happy moments AND I'm so glad that God had a plan when he crossed our paths because HE knew that us together would point us to HIM … [Read more...]

Encouragement for Women {+ a Sweet Summer Giveaway}

Pssst: Enter to win an Ice Cream Maker bundle (Worth $120+) below!! Community: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. As women, and as Christians, we are called to be in constant community with one another. We are to be in fellowship with other women, always growing, always learning, always serving. As homemaker’s and Christian women, we should be striving to exemplify the Titus 2 model: ”Older women likewise are to be … [Read more...]

Coming Soon…12 Days of Christmas Reviews & Giveaways 2013

Guess what?? It's almost that time of year again for the annual 12 Days of Christmas!  No, I don't mean that we're going to be singing the song, but the 12 days of getting to learn about awesome businesses & products and getting a chance to WIN them. Woot!  This year I have some wonderful businesses participating with products including jewelry, hand made clothing, essential oils and soaps, personalized gifts, natural non-toxic products, fertility aids, and fun videos we all know & … [Read more...]

We’re Postponing Labor Day Celebrations Until Early Next Year

Happy Labor Day to you! I hope you're having a wonderful day, hopefully not working and just enjoying some much needed family time. We'll be doing similar but we're going to be "postponing our celebrations until early next year." You may be wondering what in the world is she talking about?? Doesn't she know Labor Day is just once a year?? While those thoughts are true, we'll be celebrating a special kind of "labor day" sometime around March 2nd because then we'll be meeting a new addition … [Read more...]

Welcome to the NEW Day2day joys!

Do things look different around here? As you can see (if you came to the site) it's redesigned! Over the years I've been making some changes along the way, like when I had my first redesign but this is the biggest yet. Although there is a new design and a few things have changed, this is a little place in the blog-o-sphere that still remains the same. A place where mothers and women can connect, can talk about their experiences, their hurts, their joys, and still focus on faith, family and … [Read more...]

Trust Your Intuition Official Launch Release

I've been keeping something from you... I am ecstatic to officially announce that I am a contributor in a newly published book: Trust Your Intuition 25 “Natural Medicine Confessions” from Influential Women Who Use Healing Remedies For Their Families!  It will be released July 17, 2013. There are 24 other women besides me, who have also contributed, and we each share a story of why we chose to use natural alternatives for a health issue or challenge in our homes. In this book, there are … [Read more...]

Exciting Announcement {Day2dayjoys.com Relaunch & Giveaway}

I'm beyond excited to show off to y'all a little of the new design here at day2dayjoys.com (that will be happening soon!) . It's been long time coming but nevertheless, it's in the works and I couldn't be more happy! Although I'm "relaunching" this blog with a new design and a few things will change, this is a little place in the blog-o-sphere that still remains the same. A place where mothers and women can connect, can talk about their experiences, their hurts, their joys, and still focus on … [Read more...]