Christmas Cards – Extinct until Now

Open Me Christmas Card Choices

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Open Me, but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #OpenMeHoliday   We are fragile and yet so very, very strong at the same time. I never realized that more than last year when my father-in-law was in [...]

A Printable Resource & Blogging Tips

Blogging Tips: 5 Things You Don't Want on your Blog

Blogging Tips I’ve given you 5 Tips for New Bloggers and went into each tip in detail.  I hope that helped encourage and inspire some of you in your blogging journey, especially all you new bloggers, but I’ve been thinking.  There are also 5 Things You Don’t Want on Your Blog. I’m over at Fancy [...]

3 Ways Your Life is Like a Toilet

Life is Like A Toilet: sometimes you just have to flush

  Life is like a toilet.  Sometimes you just have to flush. I had this great insight into life today while I was on my hand and knees scrubbing the throne.  It’s amazing the things you think about when your hands are busy completing mindless tasks.  Ok, sometimes it’s downright scary where your mind roams, [...]

Finding Inspiration – New Blogger Series

Everything Begins Somewhere - Lily Pads Photograph

Inspiration strikes at the most inconvenient times, and I rarely have paper or a pen nearby. If your brain is anything like mine, ideas enter and then run away as quickly as possible. So take advantage of them when they come and write them down. Writing idea down when I get them is one of [...]

Wild & Precious Life

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Source: via Tricia on Pinterest Originary art found here:×14 So tell me. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? The clock is ticking and the pages on the calendar are flipping.  What’s your dream – your goal for 2013? What is it you will do this [...]

Bright Colors & Scarves

closeup mustard sweater & scarf

It’s What I Wore Wednesday (aka stupid photo day), the day when hundreds of women around (dare I say the world?) the country gather to find and give fashion inspiration.  It’s not so much about making a fashionable outfit as it is making an “outfit”. Sometimes when women stay at home or work from home, [...]

I’m Flower Patch Farmgirl’s Guest

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Please don’t faint on me, but I am a guest over at Shannan’s place, Flower Patch Farmgirl. I’m writing something completely different, sharing a part of my story I don’t normally talk about on my blog. I have a hard time seeing the boundaries and knowing what is good to write and what is better [...]

Sister Sunday // Missindeedy


Kristin from over at Lily & Light is starting a pretty awesome project.  It’s called Sister Sunday. On Sister Sunday, you get to introduce a blogger to all your readers.  It’s a chance to show some bloggy love, an idea I adore. Here’s what she says about herself. I long to get it right, but [...]

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

If you are anything like me, holidays zip by without so much as a nod in my direction.  I mean, I am lucky to catch big days, like Christmas, Easter, and my kid’s birthdays. The little holidays get caught up in the mix of everyday.  They are here and gone before I can wrap my [...]

Pinterest Party #2December

So, today is December first, a tiny detail that somehow slipped my mind.  Wouldn’t be too bad if I wasn’t hosting a Pinterest Party on this blog, but I am.  I will continue hosting a Pinterest Party on the first of every month.  You may need to send me a monthly reminder, because I am [...]

Book Review – Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole


When I began reading Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole, I had no idea what this book was about, but it didn’t take long before I realized I knew the author. I didn’t “know” her in a personal way, but I recognized her voice, the way she writes.  I flipped to the back of [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 31 – Running The Race

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Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us; Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 26 – Truck Size Faith


Thank you for joining us on this journey to 31 Days of Living by Faith.  I hop it has blessed you in some small way.  If you’re new, you can begin reading 31 Days of faith here.  Each day is listed in the title, so scroll down until you reach Day 1. Today I welcome [...]