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A Spirit of Giving for Christmas

A Spirit of Giving for Christmas

This post was sponsored in part by Lakeshore Learning and CozyPhones who sent gifts for our local Giving Tree (donations go to children in the boys and girls club). A special thank you to the children in our homeschool book club for raising Walmart gift […]

Christmas 2017: Unique Gifts for Men

Christmas 2017: Unique Gifts for Men

Every year, I sit here and wonder…what should I get my husband for Christmas. Every year I either come up blank or get him something that he ultimately ends up not liking and returning. Not this year. This year, I let him pick (see number […]

Love Comes Pintsized

Love Comes Pintsized

Small Business Spotlight I love sharing and supporting small, local, and mom-run businesses. I love the idea of promoting shops that use that money to put food on their table not gas in their yaht. But, even at that level, not all shops are created […]

Christmas 2017: Gift Guide for Moms

Christmas 2017: Gift Guide for Moms

She works long hours without any overtime, magically makes clean laundry appear in drawers and sheets on the beds. She snuggles little bodies hot with fever, and cleans up countless messes without a second thought (okay, maybe a second thought when it involves the flu). […]

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s not a particularly big or long word but carries so much meaning. Gratitude is not just about saying thank you and appreciating things you receive or writing thank you notes. Yes, being grateful includes all these things and you cannot emanate gratitude without […]

Sugar, Sugar: Switch It Out

Sugar, Sugar: Switch It Out

 Forget the costumes, that’s what halloween is all about: sugar and more sugar. We’re not strict about sugar in our house. In fact, I have a whole stash of fruit snacks and lollipops. But, you know what I hate? A whole bag full of […]

Festive Fun at Cox Farm’s Fall Festival

Festive Fun at Cox Farm’s Fall Festival

***Skip to the bottom of this post for my quick tips to beat the crowds and get the most bang for your buck at Cox Farms!*** Walk through a mist of bubbles and enter the Fall wonderland that overtakes Cox Farms every year. Ride down […]

Best Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Virginia

Best Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Virginia

Fashion first. Top c/o Pink Blush. See below for more details. I’ve lived in Virginia all my life but I don’t think Fall became my favorite season until I moved out to the Shenandoah Valley. The colors, the crisp mountain air, the tastes (apples, and […]

I don’t know how you do it all?!

I don’t know how you do it all?!

I don’t. People say this to me all the time. And, the quick easy answer is I just don’t. I don’t do it all. I may run a blog, homeschool, and organize my home. But, I don’t do it all. Sometimes we do 4 lessons […]

Explore the Senses and Deepen Your Faith

Explore the Senses and Deepen Your Faith

Not to be repetitive I’m going to skip the part where I go on about how we never have time for date nights- well at least not romantic ones. I waxed on about that here so we can just skip it and get to the […]