2014 Advent Activities

2014 Advent Activities

It's that time of year again! Advent and all the Advent activities are upon us - which is strange, because I feel like it was just Easter yesterday. You know you're starting to age when you start saying, "Man, where did the time go?" You never hear a teenager or a 20-something say that, do ya? Celebrating Advent together is something our family looks forward to every year. As Annie (5) gets older, it has become even more fun because she's able to participate a lot more - and Andy (2) will be ... Continue Reading...


100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 64-70)

100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 64-70)

Christmas is coming!!! This is the last week of November - so don't let it sneak up on you. Because guess what? Christmas is December 25th this year. Who knew?! Even though our family chooses not to break out the holiday decor and music before Thanksgiving, we are always shopping all year long to get our gift purchased early and at a good price. That leaves time for me to bake and craft with the kids during the holidays without losing my mind. Except I've already lost my mind, so I guess that ... Continue Reading...


Postpartum Freezer Meals List

Postpartum Freezer Meals List

My friend Erinn from Embracing Everything asked for a list of the freezer meals that I used after this pregnancy, so I thought it might be helpful to a few other people as well. Why kill two birds with one stone when there are eggs in your bush that you shouldn't count? I started too late preparing for Eli Benjamin. I felt like doo-doo for most of the pregnancy, so I blame it on that. In all honesty, you should start prepping freezer meals in the middle of your second trimester. Most meals ... Continue Reading...


100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 57-63)

100 Days of Christmas Gifts $25 or Less (Day 57-63)

The heat is on! The heat it onnnnnnn. I think that means it's getting closer to Christmas. At least I think it is,  because my neighbor totally has her Christmas tree up and everything. How is your shopping list going? All that remains for us is a little gift or two. I"m tickled that we finished our Christmas gifts so early this year. Now I will be able to relax and enjoy the holidays. :-) I hope these lists are helping you finish your list as well. Get on it! Days 1-42 Days ... Continue Reading...


Quiet Mornings Basket

Quiet Mornings Basket

My Annie has struggled with sleep since she left the womb 5 1/2 years ago. She didn't sleep through the night until she was almost 4 years old - and even now only sleeps all night 2-3 nights per week. So, for all you mamas out there with kids that sleep great, drop to your knees right now and thank the good Lord above for this blessing. ;-) I felt the Spirit right there. In the past month or so, she started getting up earlier - around 6am, no matter what time we put her to sleep at night. I ... Continue Reading...