Well That Was a Crazy Month!

Well That Was a Crazy Month!

I don’t even know where to start, the past month has been crazy with trips, time with both sides of our family, Little Dude moving back in with us again, and as of this morning Cameron headed out to Mexico to help install a water pump in a remote village. So, it’s just me and [...]

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Mixed Feelings on Mother's Day

Mixed Feelings on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day…I have to admit, as I sit here thinking about it, I have very mixed feelings. On the one hand: I think about our baby we miscarried 3 years ago this month. I think about how I thought we’d have more kids in our home by now. I think about this past year temporarily mothering [...]

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Top Ten Posts of 2013!!!

Top Ten Posts of 2013!!!

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers   Hobo Stew – Camping Meal   Small Space Living: Tour My Little Home – It’s been a year and a half since we lived there, but it continues to be one of my most popular posts.   Crock Pot Shepherds Pie No Sew T-shirt Redo Parmesian Salad Dressing Crock Pot Potato [...]

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Random Post!

Random Post!

Have you ever heard of the book The Way They Learn?* Well if you haven’t, it’s a super interesting read. I bring it up to say that when I took the quiz I was strongly random (as opposed to sequential), which I think is why I like doing unplanned random posts so much. Right now [...]

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The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

The Not-So-Glorious Side of Frugality

It’s funny how cool and hip being frugal is, if it means making a chic decoration out of trash, or buying mountains of groceries for just a few bucks. While these can be great ways to save, and I love when I have something cool like that to share, most of frugality isn’t really pin-worthy. [...]

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Random Pictures...

Random Pictures…

I was showing Little Dude pictures we’ve taken of him since he’s been with us that I’m going to use for his life book. A life book is a photo album or scrap-book that you put together for a foster child to take with them wherever they go. It gives them something to help them remember where they’ve been [...]

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Random Post!

Random Post!

I haven’t been able to blog as much lately, but now they we’re done with our classes for the summer, I hope to be able to get back to it more! Speaking of classes, here’s my latest ministry post: Our Semester in Pictures. Even though I haven’t been posting much about the May Clutter-Busting challenge, [...]

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ABCs of Spending Less Money

ABCs of Spending Less Money

In one of her gazette’s Amy Dacyczyn came up with a word related to frugality for every letter of the alphabet and I thought it’d be fun to do it myself (without cheating and looking at hers!) Appreciate what you already have. Budget – Keeping track of where your money goes is important! Cancel cable Dates [...]

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Stitches

Yesterday was an exciting day! I was doing something very un-exciting…washing dishes. I put my hand in a glass cup to wash the inside of it and before I knew what was happening the glass broke and cut my hand. Thankfully Cameron was just outside  and he came to my rescue. After cleaning it up [...]

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This and That...

This and That…

After all the Christmas parties I’m restocked on gift-bags, tissue paper and bows! This makes me happy as re-using wrapping materials allows me to hardly ever spend money on wrapping paper! I tried a new granola recipe and love it! In fact I have a batch in the oven right now! What I love about [...]

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