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Giving Thanks To God

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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Even Though It May Not Feel Like Christmas In Phoenix, Christmas Is Coming Up! Want To See Some Lovely Ways You Can Add The Desert Charm To Our Holiday Decorations? Below Is A Collection Of Decor I Found That Will Bring Out The Arizona Pride In Your Home! I Also Have Made Gift Lists For Everyone On Your Shopping List! I Have One For Him, Her And I Didn't Forget The Kids! You'll Find Everything HERE!

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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Wishing For More Made Me Realize I Had Been Cheating Myself Out Of Happiness And Contentment With The Now. It's Called The PRESENT For A Reason. Today Is A Gift. Read More Here About How I Try To Change The Way I Think To Find Contentment.

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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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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2017-oct-recap

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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A Modest Outfit For Fall. See The Look Here.

(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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People Keep Asking Me, "Why Don't You Celebrate Halloween?" More Than 179 Million Americans Celebrate Halloween And Spend About $9.1 Billion, With The Average Consumer Planning To Spend $86.13 On Decorations, Candy, Costumes And More. We Have Many Reasons We Don't Celebrate, Including Our Faith.

"AS A CHRISTIAN WHY DON'T YOU CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?" This is the question I've received from a few people. So I thought I would write a post in case others would like to know. My husband and I decided that our family including our children will not participate in Halloween. Before I get into it I would like to mention that I'm not using this post to try and persuade anyone. If anything I hope this post points you to Christ.…

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Ambrose's Monthly Baby Photos I love seeing age progression photos. Especially babies, because they change so much in the first year. I didn't do any monthly photos with my first baby. I probably took a photo every second to make up for it though. For my second boy, I did monthly baby photos next to a stuffed animal to show how he grew. You can see that post with the baby photos here. For my last baby boy, I decided…

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If you're a new mom you may have wondered how you'll breastfeed your baby in public.....Well you could wear a baggy T-shirt 3 sizes too big like my mom proudly did (every mom did in the 90's). OR you can buy some flattering and affordable specialty nursing tops. I've successfully breastfed 3 babies until a year old. Since I had my babies back to back I have three straight years of experience. From what I've learned I can tell you…

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I Wish I Knew These Tips Before I Got Married! Maintaining A Healthy Godly Relationship Is Already Hard! Add Kids Into The Mix And Without Guidance And Structure, Marriages Can Fall Apart. Katherinewandell.com

5 TIPS FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE AFTER HAVING KIDS We all know marriage takes work. When dating or courting our future spouse we work hard to win their heart and affection. We spent time finding ways to show our love so we could demonstrate how much that special someone means to us. This may have included writing letters, making time for them, buying special gifts and saying I love you. Marriage, just like dating or courting takes work. It doesn't…

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Your Something So Special About Getting To Know Your Kids. From The Moment You Lock Eyes With Them Again A Journey Of Getting To Know Them In Their Personality And Who They Are. Each Of My Boys Have Such Unique Personalities. Every Child Really Is A Gift Because You Don't Know Exactly What You're Getting. Everyday Is A New Adventure And Every Moment A Treasure. My Most Recent Favorite Moment Being This Morning......

An Every Day Moment Became An Extraordinary Memory There is something so special about getting to know your kids. From the moment you lock eyes with them, you begin a journey of getting to know them and their personality. You get to discover who they are and see glimpses of who they'll become. Each of my boys have such unique personalities. I've learned that every child really is a gift because you don't know exactly what you're getting. Just like…

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I know how hard it is to plan a date with your husband. So I created an Instagram giveaway and FREE printable to help you look forward to your next date night. 5 lucky ladies will win one item from the photo above to wear on their next date night. All you have to do to enter is: 1. Go to my account on Instagram @katherinewandell and follow me if you're not already. 2. Like the giveaway photo. 3. Share…

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Here Is A Free Printable With 25 Questions To Open Up The Conversation On Date Night With Your Spouse.

I know from personal experience it can be hard to open up the conversation and talk about our marriage. It seems easy but most of the time couples will fall into everyday conversation mode. It’s the way we talk to each other after a long day at work or when there’s nothing new to say. So we recount the day's activities and follow it up with an “I love you” hoping we’ve connected with our spouse on a deeper level.…

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As Mom's We Can Easily Forget To Pamper Ourselves And Take Time Out Just For Us. Well, I Had The Pleasure The Other Day To Get A Makeover By A Talented Phoenix Makeup Artist Named Nataliya Kovchan. She Is Amazing And Was Even Willing To Us A Coupon Code For $5 Off Any Of Her Services! She Does Event Make Up For Prom, Quincineras, Wedding And She Also Does Eyelash Extentions The Right Way. If You Are In Phoenix Check Her Out! Shes Off Bell Rd And Highway 51

Being a mother means we often forget to pamper ourselves and take time out just for us. I know I'm guilty of doing this. So you can imagine how excited I was to have the pleasure to get a makeover by a very talented Phoenix makeup artist named Nataliya Kovchan. She is located in north Phoenix and is amazing! She has such a fun bubbly personality. I had wayyy too much fun laughing with her, while trying to sit still…

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As A Mom I Like My Makeup Routine To Be Easy And I Have Found 5 Product That I Love Using. I Know You'll Love Them Too. They Help Me Get Ready In No Time At All! Come Check Out 5 Great Beauty Products To Make Life Easier.

( This post contains affiliate links. Which means I make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. The price of each item is the same for you whether you use the links or not. Using affiliate links helps me to maintain this website. You can read my full disclosure here ) 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS I'M LOVING RIGHT NOW: When it comes to makeup, I'm NOT a beauty professional that's for sure. I can barely pull off…

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