Archives for December 2014

What We Do With Our Christmas Cards After Christmas

I hope you had a great Christmas! It has been a busy post-Christmas week here at our house. We've been doing some cleaning, purging, and rearranging around the house, made a visit to IKEA, several trips to the thrift store, and even did a few Craigslist deals. Our Christmas stuff is packed up and I am ready to ring in 2015, but first I thought I'd pass along this great idea that I got last year from my friend Jennifer, who is always an inspiration to me as a mother. If you are busy packing … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a blessed and beautiful Christmas!     … [Read more...]

I don’t want to forget…

These moments. They pass by so quickly. I want to pay attention to the details. So each night I try to be intentional about reflecting and writing in my Mom's One Line a Day Journal. Just a few sentences to help me remember... January 31, 2014 Kate has found her voice. Tonight she lay down on the couch on a pillow and “talked” to me forever. It was the sweetest thing. I imagine it was the first of many late night mother/daughter talks. March 9, 2014 Whenever … [Read more...]

DIY Co-Sleeper Review {One Year Later}

A little over a year ago, I blogged about the DIY Co-Sleeping Crib we made and it became pretty popular on Pinterest with over 152,000 pins to date. I had no idea that so many people would be inspired by our little IKEA hack, and since I blogged about the co-sleeping crib before Kate was born, I thought it would be helpful if I shared my review after using it for one year. The Quick Version I love it and I wouldn't change a thing! We are still happily using it and will continue to do so … [Read more...]

December Goals

Wow, November went by fast! It was such a busy month for us with Kate's birthday, my sister-in-law's wedding, the unexpected stomach bug, and Thanksgiving. I am glad that this week is a semi-normal week for us with a little bit of margin because next week is a doozy. In balancing homeschooling and ministry and family life and personal goals and creative projects, it helps me to keep a simple list of intentions and goals for the upcoming month so that I can prioritize, use my time wisely, and … [Read more...]