ARIZONA BLOGGERS CHRISTMAS BASH – 2017 RECAP

There's nothing like going somewhere for the first time to give you anxiety. Especially when it is a room full of your colleagues, or in this case fellow bloggers. The Arizona bloggers Christmas bash was the first of many gatherings, I hope to attend. This beautiful event was organized by the lovely Cathy Mini of the blog "Our Mini Family". 25 of us ladies with blogs and followings big and small gathered together for a night of Christmas fun. We…

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DIY GEOMETRIC CROSS ACCENT WALL FOR TEEN YOUTH GROUP

Teens hold a special place in my heart. My husband is the youth pastor at our church and we love working with the youth there. We try to make our Sunday school room feel inviting and fun. When my husband became the youth pastor, the current teen room had a cool argyle pattern with brown and blue paint. I loved the way it looked, but because our room was on the smaller side, I felt if we brightened up the…

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT GOD’S MERCY

Words cannot express how thankful I am for God's Mercy. It truly endures forever. I thought it would be nice to make a list of Bible verses that mention it. Not all of them are below because there are 474 places in the King James Bible where it talks about His Mercy. If you haven't read my post about the Greatest Gift In The World Please Click Here. To start here is the whole chapter of Psalm 136. It is…

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UGLY, FUNNY AND TACKY CHRISTMAS APPAREL YOU DON’T NEED THIS SEASON

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, this website makes a small commission. You can read more about this here under my disclosure policy. UGLY, FUNNY AND TACKY CHRISTMAS APPAREL AND ITEMS YOU DON'T NEED Have you ever seen something so ugly it was cute? Again and again, I keep seeing funny sweaters and tacky Christmas apparel that is so ugly I kinda laugh. Then, I quietly wonder to myself what a…

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OUR TRIP TO EDWARDS APPLE ORCHARD IN ILLINOIS

Our family took an afternoon trip out to Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, IL during our trip to Wisconsin last month. We had such a fun time exploring the old farm. There is so much to do at this location. Look at how lovely the old barn is! We probably spent an hour looking through their mini market and HUGE store filled with gorgeous farmhouse decor all located inside the old barn. They also sell fresh pressed apple cider…

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THANKFULNESS

BIBLE VERSES RELATED TO THANKFULNESS Thanksgiving is coming up and I wanted to reflect on some scriptures about being thankful to God. I have a few other posts related to thankfulness and gratitude which you can see here. All of these are from the King James Bible (KJV) Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Psalms 30:12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to…

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BEST QUICK AND EASY CHICKEN POT PIE

CHICKEN POT PIE RECIPE: This recipe is so good! After looking everywhere for a quick and easy chicken pot pie, I decided to just make up my own. This has nine ingredients total and tastes amazing! Much healthier than the store-bought versions. You can omit the meat if you're a vegetarian or just looking to make a meatless dish. TO START YOU'LL NEED: 6 chicken thighs or 3 breasts 1/2 white onion 3 cloves garlic 3 carrots 4 celery sticks…

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ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR ARIZONA DWELLERS

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR ARIZONA DWELLERS! I love my home state. There is something so beautiful about the desert, with its cactus, vast landscape and warm sunsets. Even though it may not feel like Christmas in Phoenix, Christmas…

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THANKSGIVING DECOR INSPIRATION

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! Have you whipped out your Thanksgiving decor yet? While most people just want to get through Thanksgiving so they can start Christmas shopping, I actually try to enjoy the last day before the big rush. Some don't…

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BE THANKFUL AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS: My house has become a home. A place to rest and recharge. A place to live and create memories in. It isn't the cleanest place, but it is ours. Even though I love my home I often always find myself looking forward and wanting more. I dream of owning a small farm with goats and ducks and wildflowers. A space for my boys to roam outdoors and a guesthouse for visitors to stay…

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LOST DOG? 8 TIPS TO FIND YOUR DOG FAST

SO YOU CAME HOME...ONLY TO DISCOVER FIDO IS MISSING!  Who knows why they decide to venture past the gate or dash quickly out the door without turning back once. Either way, your dog has left home and whether intentional or not, you want to find him and bring him back safely. In this post, I will cover my personal story with trying to bring my dog home and the 5 things you can do to help bring him home faster!…

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WHY I CHOSE WHITE APPLIANCES

(There are affiliate links in this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the item is the same to you. You can find more information on my disclosure page.) STAINLESS STEEL VS. WHITE Stainless steel appliances have been the main player in kitchens for some time now. Needing a special cleaner and being nothing short of high maintenance stainless steel doesn't live up to its name. A…

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OCTOBER 2017 RECAP – WHERE DOE’S THE TIME GO?

So this is the first post in a new series I'm starting. I want to start a habit of writing a monthly recap. To sort of create a diary or record of what happened and how I'm making it in life. Hopefully, they'll be short and sweet. Probably filled with my random thoughts and rants. But I feel like writing really helps me get through what I'm going through. I've never been good at it, but it makes me feel…

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TWO TONED KITCHEN CABINET MAKEOVER

(There are affiliate links in this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the item is the same to you. You can find more information on my disclosure page.) After 30 years my mother in law needed a kitchen cabinet update. So we gave her two-toned cabinets in white and a soft grey. If you remember last year we gave her backsplash a major makeover! Okay, it…

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MODEST MAMA: A CASUAL FALL OUTFIT

(There are affiliate links in this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the item is the same to you. You can find more information on my disclosure page.) Fall is my favorite season! I love the smell in the air and the cooler days. Well here in Phoenix it's still about 85 degrees, but it's still cooler than summertime.  Even though it's not as cold like…

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