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How To Make A Easy Gingerbread House With Kids

Gingerbread houses are adorable, sweet and make a fun edible Christmas decoration. However the house itself can be hard to make when you don't really know what proportions to make the wall pieces. I found a way to make a perfect gingerbread house every time. If you know me then you know I love going to Hobby Lobby for Christmas shopping. They have a great variety of things for every type of Christmas color combo you could think of. While…

$3 Laundry Room Scripture Sign

When we decided to make over our laundry room, I knew I wanted to add some kind of art or quote to decorate the space. Goodwill has 50% off the entire store every other Saturday, and I always find project items I know I can fix up or do something with. This double paned glass frame was one of those things I bought but didn't know at the time what it would be used for. To create the vinyl decal…

How To Install A Laundry Room Shelf

 As part of our laundry room makeover we really needed a second shelf installed in our laundry room. So measured how wide I wanted my wood, which was wall to wall. It fell just over 5 feet long and I wanted the ledge to come out 9 inches. I made it that wide so it would cover the washer and dryer a little so lint and other items....like socks would stop falling behind the machines. Above is a photo of…

Our Laundry Room Makeover

When we first moved in a year ago, our laundry room left much to be desired. It's not really a room, it's more of an entry from the garage to the house. There's hardly any space for anything besides the washer and dryer. Upon moving in I knew it was going to need a makeover. It was filthy when we moved in and I took advantage of cleaning the whole space while waiting for our new washer and dryer to…

Nutella, Peanut Butter And Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream is one of my guilty pleasures after my kids go to bed. I love everything about it, but the sugar content and the long list of ingredients in some of my favorite brands. So I tried to come up with a healthier alternative where I could still get my ice cream fix without the guilt. If your looking for a healthier alternative to ice cream, you need to try this recipe. This simple recipe, calls for frozen bananas,…

Chicken, Broccoli And Quinoa Casserole

Oh how I love casseroles! No seriously these dishes last my family for dinner and a few lunches after that. Don't you just love left overs? Even if my kids don't, I sure do! This chicken casserole dish I am going to share with you is not only delicious! But it is fairly easy to throw together and is a definite crowd pleaser. I call that a win-win. What I really love about this dish is how perfectly seasoned the…

Dollar Store Bins Into Stylish Laundry Storage

As a part of our laundry room makeover, we had to get organized! We really needed a place to store our cleaning cloths, detergent, potty training casualties and miscellaneous tools or junk that made their way into our laundry room. I am sure from looking at the photo above you agree with me. It's a little embarrassing to say our laundry room has looked this way since we moved in a year ago. We needed a way to organize all…

Chocolate Coconut Protein Cupcakes

These chocolate coconut protein cupcakes turned out super moist! One day I had no eggs or milk, but I did have a big bag of almost expired protein powder. I wanted to make some cupcakes and thought okay lets try and use what I have. First I preheated the oven to 375 and greased a 12 capacity cupcake tin. Next I creamed sugar and butter together and then added the coconut milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl I added…

How To Make The Ultimate Wood Pallet Sign (using A Silhouette Cameo Tree Stencil)

The ultimate pallet sign project....I FINALLY DID IT!!! Or I should say, my husband made me do it. He finally got fed up of me complaining about the huge, enormous, gigantic, BORING, blank wall behind our couch. It's 10 feet wide!!! I don’t blame him one bit. It’s been a year since we moved into our first home, and I have been mentioning different possibilities for the wall. But I never found the time to do it. This huge pallet…

One Simple Way To Brighten Up A Dark Kitchen

While visiting my husband's family in Wisconsin recently, his mother mentioned how she wanted to brighten up her kitchen. She had been wanting to paint her back splash, but had not found the time to do so. She is a super busy Mom, Grandma, Pastor's Wife, and works full time! My husband said her kitchen has looked like this (see photo above) since he can remember, and he's 26 years old! I could see why she wanted to brighten up…

A Scripture For Every Room

Let's talk about how we can saturate our homes with scripture. God's word states: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” –Psalms 119:11 Not only should we hide God’s word in our heart, but God also tells us in Deuteronomy 6:6-9 that we should teach the commandments and word of God to our children and that scripture should be written on the posts of our house: “And these words, which I command thee this…

I’m Saved . . . Now What? Next Steps For The New Christian

Are you a new Christian? Have you recently asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and become your personal savior? Do you know for sure that if you died today that heaven will be your home? If not I urge you to read this page here about how you can be absolutely positive that you’ll go to heaven when you die. If you are saved and you have asked for forgiveness of your sins and your wondering what to…

Monthly Baby Photos

Below is a slideshow showing the age progression of my son from 1 month old until 1 year (12 Months). Babies grow so fast and I thought it would be neat to see him grow through the months. What amazes me most is the newborn photo next to the one year photo. What a joy it is to watch them grow! To make these I just photographed him in the same chair with the same stuffed animal to show how…

3 Year Anniversary Reflection

My husband Josh and I recently celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary. We have been together for a total of 6 years. I was reflecting on the past and realized so much has happened in the six years since God brought this Loud and energetic optimist into my life. So I thought I would make a number list of the events that have led up to now. 1 First Date in Seattle that Changed Our Lives 1 Cold Camping Trip…

Surprise! Wanted And Too Soon … I’m Pregnant? (Part Three)

(This is Part Three to Surprise! Wanted and Too Soon. Here you can read Part One and Part Two.) After having our two sons Harland and Ephrome my husband and I decided we would try and wait before we had anymore children. Waiting for us meant we wouldn't try to get pregnant like we did with our second. My husband and I decided early on not to use birth control methods. Personally I felt like we would be playing the…

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