holidays

On the move this Christmas? How to make a home for the holidays…

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“We’re almost home!” my daughter texted me, letting me know she was on her way back from her friend’s house. We were visiting California for Thanksgiving and my husband Mike had just gone to pick her up. When I saw her text, I smiled. Because we weren’t actually home; we were staying in a hotel. […] Read more…

When women are brave…

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We sat there, laughing and nodding as we shared our stories and experiences around the long table. The warmth of the restaurant and evening lights matched the glow of the conversation taking place. We started out with generalities and small talk, but quickly, our voices turned to the significant and meaningful. Before dinner was even […] Read more…

Thanksgiving recipes, decorations, tips, and good reads…

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“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner Have a beautiful Thanksgiving, everyone!     Enjoy these good reads and tips while you are at it! Make a Skillet Apple Crisp (by Melissa Vanni) A Thanksgiving Tree Free […] Read more…

Memorial Day – Pausing and Appreciating

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, They showed this powerful video (below) at our church this weekend and it truly made me pause and appreciate all those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, and for the freedom of our kids and generations to come. It is powerful video and worth watching; take a minute to check it out… I FOUGHT FOR […] Read more…

Two favorite Easter traditions

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! My kids are home from school for spring break and it’s been really nice spending so much time with them. (We’ve gone ice skating, we saw the The Lorax–really cute movie—and we’ve done a bunch of other fun things together; it’s been a nice break from […] Read more…