Restoring the Lost Petal

Why I Want My Son to Tattle

The world tattling hasn’t been in my vocabulary since elementary school. As in, when I was in elementary school. I never gave tattling a thought until a few weekends ago. Wyatt and some friends were told not to do something and one of the children violated the order. Wyatt came to me and said, “Mommy, […]

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The Power of Praying With Your Spouse, Plus Printable Prayer Cards

Prayer is pivotal for your marriage. Each spouse should spend time praying for their mate, praying for their family and speaking protection over the institution of their marriage (and the marriages of their friends and family). Great! I got that! I pray often for that kinda stuff! Don’t close this post just yet…. How often […]

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*7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

I was given a copy of 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage for this post. All opinions are my own. This is one of the hardest posts I have ever written and yet, I know I must. Funny thing is, it’s a book review, of which I do many, yet I’ve struggled with the words […]

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Homemade Healthy Marshmallows

Years ago I made homemade marshmallow cut outs for Easter treats. I was intrigued with the idea that I could actually produce something that resembled marshmallows at home. I made that batch of homemade marshmallows with white sugar and food coloring. Not the healthiest option but still, I had made marshmallows! Now, as we enter another […]

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Building An Awesome Campfire with Recipe & Printable

Building a good fire for cooking is essential when you’re camping, especially if you’re not using a grill or camper kitchen.  Follow these simple instructions to build a prefect cooking campfire. Fill a bucket or gallon jug with water to keep close by. Use a pre-established fire ring our build a U-shaped area with medium […]

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*Pursuing Passion Series: God’s Opinion About Sex

Welcome to the second installment of the Pursuing Passion Series, a journey through the Passion Pursuit Bible Study. Last time we talked about the power we have as wives and the awesome example we have in scripture. Today we’re looking at God’s opinion on sex. Opinions are like underwear. Everyone has some, some are odd, some […]

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*Creamy Chocolate Chia Pudding Without A $400 Blender

I first heard of chia pudding about from a blogger I followed a foodie blogger who had wonderful expensive, high power blender. Sure, I want one. It just is not in the budget nor could I justify adding it as a needed item right now. So how do you make creamy chocolate chia pudding without a high […]

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Dear Graduate, Let The Journey Begin (And A Giveaway)

I received a copy of Let The Journey Begin from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. Graduation from high school or university is both scary and exciting. Some of you are looking ahead to the bright future with certainty, passion and exuberance. Others are terrified at what lies ahead. The routine […]

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Cupcakes & Cannons: Remembering The Civil War & The US Christian Commission

I was provided compensation by Family Christian for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. It’s almost here, the unofficial start to summer and vacations – Memorial Day! The first long weekend of the summer season starts soon but why? Why do we celebrate memorial day?  Until I was about 30 I didn’t […]

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Pursuing Passion Series: Ladies, You Have Power!

Welcome to the first in our series Pursuing Passion. This is our journey through the Passion Pursuit Bible Study. Thank you for joining us. We’re getting ready to talk about power. That is, the power you have as a wife, are you ready? I want to thank Family Christian for providing the DVD of the […]

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