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  • 40 Free Things to Do with Mom Friends
    **Snag this List of 40 Things to Do with Mom Friends below**  Have you ever put off getting together with friends because “I need to save money” or “I’m on a budget?” Yeh…me too. Which is really a bummer, because how much time have we wasted and how many blessed […More...]
  • DIY Essential Oil Shelf for Under $10!!!
    Are you like me and have essential oil bottles and diffusers in almost every room of the house? Need more essential oil storage for a small space? Check out the easy-peasy DIY essential oil shelf my husband and I made recently for under $10! I found I had a cluster of essential oil bottles always […More...]
  • Family Fun Night! How to Connect as a Family
    One thing that I’ve learned from parenting books and classes (and experience) over the 14 years of being a parent, is you can’t expect your child to want to connect with you, spend time with you, or obey you if you don’t pursue a relationship with them first. If you desire to have […More...]
  • Amazing Gluten-Free, Dairy Free Drop Biscuits!
      I’m not a professional recipe blogger, so forgive the lack of “jump to recipe” button! But when you make something that turns out so good, you just have to share it….You Have to Share It! I made some gluten-free, dairy-free biscuits a few weeks ago when I had a taste […More...]
  • 20 of the Best Self-Quarantine Date Night Ideas
    “Self-Quarantine” and “social-distancing”—new phrases we’ll never forget.  With everything going on these past few weeks and everything still to come, I have noticed people, including myself, that just need some normalcy.  Yes, we may be self-quarantining, and […More...]
  • Personalizing Education, a Reason to Homeschool
      I recently attended the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s annual conference. I was trying to remember how many years we’ve been now and I would have to check my old planners to be sure…but I believe it’s around 7 or 8! Plus other homeschool conferences around the state.   Some years I think about […More...]
  • Take the High Road
      Take the High Road Sometimes we pride ourselves on taking the high road. We teach our kids to be the better person. But if we don’t do that willingly and joyfully, if we aren’t serving genuinely from our hearts, it shows and the fruit is lacking.   The other day I was at an […More...]
  • Book Review – The 12 Week Year
    I just finished up a book and I had to share about it here.  It may not be the kind of book you’d expect to see reviewed here, but I think it’s worth sharing here.  The methods in this book can be applied to any area of your life, including relationships! If you’re wanting to […More...]
  • Christmas is Over, But the Spirit of Giving doesn’t Have to Be
    Christmas time is when everyone thinks about giving gifts to others. Then we laugh and joke and marketers have termed the week after Christmas as the time to return what you didn’t want and buy what you really wanted. But giving doesn’t have to be just gifts and it doesn’t have to […More...]
  • Fashion Friday- Thanksgiving Outift Inspiration
      Today I wanted to share cute, affordable outfit inspiration for that casual, yet put-together look you’re going for this Thanksgiving! Getting together with family and friends should be an enjoyable time. But I realize for many, it can also be stressful and nerve-wrecking.  Fear of […More...]
  • I broke my Kids’ Hearts this Halloween and it was the Best Thing I Could’ve Done
      Halloween is right around the corner, and my children each had a specific costume they wanted to wear to Trunk or Treat.  All together they were going to cost around $100 on Amazon. As a homeschool family, on one main income, things are tight sometimes. And I just couldn’t allow them […More...]
  • 5 Ways to Connect When You Don’t Feel Good
      With the huge number of people suffering from chronic illness these days, I’m sure you know someone who has a chronic illness or you do yourself.  I am one of them.  I’m thankful that my illness is not severe, but more frustrating and annoying, but yet it has left me homebound […More...]
  • Why I’m Ordering these Essential Oils
    Two years ago, I started participating in the Essential Rewards program through Young Living Essential Oils.  I started using essential oils and I’ve been a wholesale member since 2014, but just didn’t think we could afford to order something every month. However, as I began to use more […More...]
  • Book Review – Secrets of the Secret Place
      Mama, read this book review if you are looking for a devotional book for your quiet time! Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, and let me tell you about this book I recently finished.  My good friend over at Renaissance Mama introduced me to this gem this past year.  I’m so glad she […More...]
  • Get Essential Oil Information & Recipes
    Every now and then I share Essential Oil tips, hacks, DIYs, and recipes over on my Instagram page EssentialOilDailyTips. I’ll be sharing some of that here, too.  Be sure to subscribe below if you’d like these gems in your inbox! If you ever feel like the information is no longer […More...]
  • Fashion Friday! Styles for Stay at Home Moms
    How about a little fashion inspiration for gals like me (I’ve been a stay at home mom for almost 12 years now and can get a little lazy when it comes to what I wear). But if you’re like me, I want to feel pretty, but not break the bank. I want to look fashionable, without breaking our […More...]
  • Make Back to School Memorable
      As this new school year is starting up, sports, homework, projects, and then the holidays will all be here too. Things get busy during the school year, but we can still make our time with our children meaningful with just a few simple habits. Continue reading to find out how to make (and […More...]
  • 5 Ways to Ensure you Have a Happy 4th of July and Make America Great Again!
    This slogan, “Make America Great Again” was etched into our minds this last presidential election and I believe there’s a large number of Americans who truly do long for America to be great again.  America was built on hope and hope still runs strong in our veins. So what can we […More...]
  • My Favorite Meal to Share
        When you have people over, the temptation (at least for me) is to make some grand meal “you’ve been wanting to try.” STOP right there. I’ve been there too and it never works out like you think it will.  Pinterest fail anyone?  Find a handful of recipes that are […More...]
  • Nobody wants to be THAT guy…
    “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said.” When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him […More...]

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