DIY ‘Thanks for the DOGGONE Good Time’ Hostess Gift for Dogs

Thanks for the Doggone Good Time DIY Hostess Gift for dogs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias If you’ve ever had a puppy, you know what a handful traveling with one can be! I always worry when we visit friends and family with our puppy in tow. She’s a wonderful, sweet dog- but she is a puppy! Which occasionally means that she destroys something or makes a mess. Puppyhood also means that Amity is going to give any {Read More}

4 Quick & Easy, Dairy-free Breakfast Ideas for Busy Moms

Newborn Jonathan

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkDairyFree #CollectiveBias When my youngest son was born, I had no idea what was coming. After 5 pretty content and easy newborns, I was unprepared for how hard it would be when he cried unconsolably for long periods of time. I felt like I was drowning in his cries, especially when I also worried I was failing the rest of my family.  Finally figuring out that he {Read More}

Raise Your Voice with a Barbie Rock N Royals Movie Popcorn Party

Barbie Rock N Royals

This post is sponsored by Mattel. All opinions are my own. Are you ready to “Raise Your Voice” with Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals Movie Popcorn Party?My girls could not wait to pre-screen this all new musical! We’ve had a very busy few weeks, so the girls and I planned a Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals Popcorn Party, looking forward to vegging out with Barbie and some yummy snacks! Let me tell you, we were not disappointed! This all new musical stars Barbie as Princess Courtney, {Read More}

Great Reads {August}

My favorite good reads of August- books and blog posts

Will it really be September tomorrow? I’m not ready to give up summer, but I am looking forward to cozying up on the porch swing with a good read, my quilt and hot coffee. Speaking of good reads, I’m sharing my favorite reads of August- both books and blog posts. Books The Nightingale– I stayed up way too late several nights because I could not put this one down. It’s the story of World War II through the eyes of two {Read More}

2 Mommas, 9 Kids and 4 days of adventure


You know I’m a fan of adventure with my crew. Well, my sis is also a fan of adventure. So, recently when her husband had to go out-of-town for several days my sister called and asked us to visit and explore their new town. 2 Mommas, 9 Kids and 4 days of fun! Y’all adventure with children means that you take a risk. Sometimes the day is wonderful and amazing. other days there are mishaps and stressful situations. Often the {Read More}

You Hem Me In {Bible Journaling Devotional}

Bible Journaling Devotional You Hem Me In

Often as I walk through different seasons of life, God puts a specific verse in my way. Everywhere I turn I bump into it. My Bible opens to it, I hear it on the radio, eventually I hear it in a whisper all through the day. I’m hard-headed like that; it takes a lot of repetition to really grab my attention! The passage I keep coming back to right now? Psalms 139:1-24 Take a minute and read it… Then let me {Read More}

#ShareABear – Making the World a Softer Place, One Bear at a Time


Did you have to sleep with a certain special teddy bear as a child? Mine was a soft baby doll, aptly named ‘Soft Baby’ that had to be in my bed every night. I loved that baby until her face literally fell off, yet even into my preteen years, I needed her nearby to fall asleep. I didn’t care that her face was safety-pinned on, or that her butt had a row of teeth marks from my teething stage. I {Read More}

Bible Curriculum for Preschool and Early Elementary Girls

Brave Women of the Bible

Traditionally, I read various favorite Bible story picture books to my children for their preschool and early elementary Bible homeschool curriculum. While I love the books we always read, my preschool and 1st grade daughters have heard them each several times by this point- since they usually sit in on Bible time as I read. Thanks to Family Christian, Emily and Peyton have brand new books for their Bible curriculum this year. I am so excited I can barely wait {Read More}

My Tween and Preteen Girls are Just a Call Away

Just a call away

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #JustACallAway #CollectiveBias My family gave up our home phone in favor of (adult) cell phones many years ago. But, now that I have tween and preteen girls I suddenly find my phone in use by them more than me! Not to mention how they put it down in random places so I have to search for it, plus how they often drain my {Read More}

Lifeguard {Wordless Wednesday}