My Favorites of the Year and See You in 2018!

Hi Friends, The end of the year is coming and I am going to be taking December off from blogging.  I am looking forward to more time focusing on Jesus, family and the opportunity for renewal and rest. I won’t be around the social media sites as much either, but I will pop in here and there. … [Read more...]

How to Make String Art for Home and Party Decor

(This post contains affiliate links.) I love the fun look of string art.  Whether you are adding it to a child's room or putting it above a tablescape for your next party, there is something creative and artistic about using string to create a design. For my adult coloring party, I wanted a fun … [Read more...]

How to Host a Fun & Easy Ladies’ Morning

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #DunkinatGiantEagle #CollectiveBias Have you been beyond busy the last couple of months?  With a new writing project, our big yard improvements and the usual busyness of family … [Read more...]

“Looking For Lovely” – Do You Need to Read This?

(This post contains affiliate links.) Last fall, my cousin called and shared with me about a book she read in an afternoon at the pool.  It was Looking For Lovely:  Collecting the Moments that Matter.  She absolutely loved it.  Well, any book that she loved would be enough to make my list and one … [Read more...]

How To Build An Awesome Baked Potato Bar

You all know it is hard for me to resist a do-it-yourself or build-you-own style food bar.  I love them!  I love how they appeal to a variety of tastes and can be customized to each person's own opinion of greatness.  Maybe it just comes from having (or being) a picky eater, but I love when you can … [Read more...]

Get Ready for a Fun Game Night at Home with Escape the Room

(This post contains affiliate links.) Have you heard about all the "Escape the Room" locations opening up around the country?  I have been aching to try one but we haven't made it yet.  So I was thrilled when my friend handed me this game and said we must play it! It is Escape the Room for home … [Read more...]

How to Make an Awesome Hot Wheels Parking Lot from a Tray

Do you have a Hot Wheel loving kid?  Here is an easy craft to make for your child or to give as a gift. Months ago, a friend gave me this unfinished tray that she didn't want.  (This tends to happen when you're crafty or throw a bunch of parties.  People want to get rid of the stuff they'll never … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Kids Memorize Large Portions of Scripture

Nearly five years ago a deal was struck.  My kids had been wanting pets but my husband, never having owned an indoor pet himself, was not eager to introduce hair, odor and more chaos to our home . . . especially when we were planning to build a new house.  Thinking he could postpone the inevitable, … [Read more...]

Fun Ideas for an Emoji Party

Are your kids into emojis and emoticons?  At the beginning of August, we celebrated my daughter's eighth birthday.  She is crazy about emojis and sends her daddy lots of text messages filled with hearts, funny faces and smiling piles of poo.  So it was not a surprise when she asked if she could have … [Read more...]