adoption · Enjoying The Journey · Holidays

Christmas Recap 2022

Christmas 2022 was our first as a family of five! God answered our prayer with YES and enabled our kiddos to move into our home a few days before Christmas. Unfortunately I can't share photos of our children, but I'll do my best to give you a peek into the weekend. 3 new Christmas mugs… Continue reading Christmas Recap 2022

Faith · Holidays

How To Have A Peaceful Christmas

Christmas can be a wonderful time – and it can also be a miserable time. No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it’s a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren’t able to be with you for Christmas. It’s impossible… Continue reading How To Have A Peaceful Christmas

Holidays · Organization

Make Gift Wrapping Easy With This Simple Solution!

If you dread the annual chore of wrapping Christmas presents, you're not alone. It seems the vast majority of us loathe this task. However, I'm not one of those people (I love wrapping gifts!), and I am here to help you make it a little easier this year! My best tip for Christmas gift wrapping… Continue reading Make Gift Wrapping Easy With This Simple Solution!

Holidays · Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

Thanksgiving is such a delicious holiday, isn't it? Things are (excitedly) up in the air with all of our holiday plans this year, due to our adoption that is in process. At the time I'm writing this post, we plan to spend the day with extended family. Here's what I'm planning to bring: Crock Pot… Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu and Turkey for a Small Crowd {2022}

Faith · Holidays

Love: The Most Important Holiday Ingredient

I have good news! You don’t have to be the grandmother who has the biggest house. You don’t have to be the Mom who orders coordinating Pottery Barn PJ’s for her kids. You don’t have to be the daughter who buys the most expensive gifts for her parents. You don’t have to be the mother in… Continue reading Love: The Most Important Holiday Ingredient

Holidays

Intentional and Inspirational: Christmas Gift Guide 2022

It's time to shop for Christmas gifts! Here are my top five gift ideas for 2022. These are things that I have enjoyed in the last year and that will be a blessing to the people who receive them. The Bible Recap: A One-Year Guide to Reading and Understanding the Entire Bible ($20-$30) Hopefully you… Continue reading Intentional and Inspirational: Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Holidays · Organization · Time Management

How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

It's officially Thanksgiving season! With just three weeks until Thanksgiving, it's time to get serious about planning and preparation. Today I'm sharing with you six things I do this month to make my Thanksgiving day as stress-free as possible. 1 - Confirm The Guest List I reach out to all my guests to confirm their… Continue reading How To Host A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Meal {Part Two: November}

Holidays · hospitality

How To Be A Polite Guest

Did you know there are only 55 days left until Christmas? That's only seven weekends! Not only that....there are 24 days left until Thanksgiving, which is basically the official beginning of the "Holiday Season." With the beginning of the holiday season comes church parties, work parties, family get-togethers, and more. I'm excited about that! We… Continue reading How To Be A Polite Guest