Holidays · Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Christmas Week Eats {12.20.21}

It's Christmas week! I'm so excited for all the fun things we have planned, including the delicious food we're going to eat! Because I'm working a couple days this week, I kept our regular meals really simple to give me time to prep ahead for the holiday meals. My family will be here on Tuesday… Continue reading Menu Monday + Christmas Week Eats {12.20.21}

Enjoying The Journey · Faith

{Big} Life Update: Our Adoption Journey

Yep, you read that correctly. After 11 years of marriage, Paul and I are in the process of being approved as adoptive parents! Adoption has always been on our hearts. I was deeply impacted by several precious foster children that I encountered while serving in various ministries in my early 20's. We went into our… Continue reading {Big} Life Update: Our Adoption Journey

Enjoying The Journey

Comfort Classics: White Christmas {Movie Review}

I've had so much fun sharing my favorite classic movies with you this year! These films are so precious and nostalgic to me, having grown up on them and having enjoyed them with the people I love most. Wrapping up the year with a review of White Christmas is perfect, both because it's December and… Continue reading Comfort Classics: White Christmas {Movie Review}

Decor · Holidays

Christmas Home Tour {2021}

Welcome to my Christmas home tour! We'll start outside and work our way into the house. This year's decor was definitely influenced by our favorite Christmas movie - White Christmas. See if you can spot all the references! Columbia Inn sign The front door is simple and something that will carry me through winter. Win!… Continue reading Christmas Home Tour {2021}

Friday Favorites · Holidays

Month in Review + Thanksgiving Recap {November 2021}

Thanksgiving 2021 was one of the best ever! My mom hosted the Ham Fam (my side of the family, the Cunninghams) and we packed so much good food and fun family time into those two days. Everything tasted as good as it looked! My mom presents everything so beautifully and we enjoyed the benefits of… Continue reading Month in Review + Thanksgiving Recap {November 2021}

Recipes · Time Management

Menu Monday + Inexpensive Meals {11.29.21}

This time of year I like to plan at least a couple meals into my menu that are super simple. This means they are inexpensive and they are easy. It helps my budget when I balance out the cost of holiday shopping and entertaining with meals like spaghetti and tacos. Simple meals can still be… Continue reading Menu Monday + Inexpensive Meals {11.29.21}

Enjoying The Journey

Comfort Classics: Miracle on 34th Street {1947 Movie Review}

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." Is there a more classic Christmas movie than Miracle on 34th Street? I make sure to watch this one during the week of Thanksgiving, and it is a treasured part of my holiday traditions. https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Street-Movie-Poster-24x36in/dp/B004E5MCIU/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=miracle+on+34th+street+poster&qid=1636997850&qsid=145-7397774-2439401&s=movies-tv&sr=1-6&sres=B003C7NQZY%2CB0049OP6P2%2CB07GWF2VGH%2CB004E5MCIU%2CB000JVZ730%2CB001JKH0VM%2CB08NTVYFQ6%2CB00KK6DLHI%2CB004UX6GSS%2CB08HV56CC3%2CB004UYKHK0%2CB00KK6OHJY%2CB0015T7W9C%2CB0049UOXZA%2CB07GGM11XZ%2CB09KVGVX5T&srpt=WALL_ART Rundown: Year: 1947Starring: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwen and… Continue reading Comfort Classics: Miracle on 34th Street {1947 Movie Review}

Frugal Living · Holidays

S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Here is a food gift idea that is perfect to give to anyone - a co-worker, neighbor, teacher, pet sitter or anyone else on your list. This is what I used for my basket: Everything you need for this basket can be purchased at Dollar Tree! I put it all in a festive tin with… Continue reading S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Enjoying The Journey

Weekend Recap: A Quiet Tennessee Retreat {11.2021}

Several months ago Paul suggested that we plan a fun weekend in November. After an unusually busy season, he knew we would both need it. My Dad has a connection that helped us find a super affordable, lovely condo in the sleepy town of Crossville, Tennessee. Crossville is kind of between Nashville and Knoxville -… Continue reading Weekend Recap: A Quiet Tennessee Retreat {11.2021}