When I went to Dollar Tree and saw all of the amazing Valentine's Day inventory this year, I decided to create some fun and inexpensive gift bags for all my friends at MOPS. Here's how you can make the same DIY projects for all your friends this Valentine's Day!
Do you hate to clean? Are you a perfect picture of the term "organized chaos"? Do you thrive on making piles, shoving things into closets, and putting off deep cleaning till later? Here I'll show you a few helpful ways to trick yourself into loving to clean!
If you're looking for places to shop that are inexpensive but still carry good quality items, look no further than this hub! I'll share five cool places with you here!
Here is a rundown of my makeup routine (fast!) and the various products I use, plus why I like them. I don't have a super long time to spend on my makeup while raising three active boys!
Some people are more introverted than others, and outgoing people may have a hard time understanding all of the introvert's quirks. Here I'll outline five reasons why an introverted person may not feel like socializing.
We all go through times of discouragement, when we feel unworthy and think we are not good enough. Here is some encouragement, to know that you are special and loved just the way you are!
Motherhood is busy. You have dishes, laundry, and mopping to do, and bills to pay. Groceries to shop for. But in the midst of the chaos, don't forget to pour into your children's lives in these 5 ways
Sometimes relationships with certain people can't be avoided. So how do you deal with it when you have to interact with someone who annoys you and others? Here are some tips.
It's sad to see abandoned houses just sitting there, empty and dilapidated. I thought I would write a post about it to create a discussion.
Pregnancy is a beautiful, wonderful thing, but sometimes the comments from strangers, or even family and friends, can come across as negative and not beneficial. Here are a few things not to say to a pregnant woman!
Why is it that this generation seems so directionless when it comes to employment? Or is it just the friends in my circle? I don't have the answers, just want to have a discussion on why this is and what can be done about it!
Our family recently moved in with my grandfather, who has dementia. Here I will give some advice and encouragement for those dealing with family members with dementia.
Our family is moving from Southern California to Northern California. Here I will record my thoughts and feelings as we embark on this new journey
This Thanksgiving, I thought I'd reflect on a few ways we can get creative with our thankfulness. Feel free to chime in!
Analysis of the poem "Only a Dad" by a very talented and wonderful poet, Edgar Guest. I will also comment on what this poem means to me, personally.
A friend recently asked me what shoes look good with leggings. Although I'm not a LuLaRoe consultant, I decided to write a blog on the basics of wearing leggings. Hope you enjoy!
I grew up in the late 80's-90's. Perhaps that's why I miss so much about the 90's era. It was a more innocent time, with lots of wholesome TV shows and good music. Sometimes I wish we could go back!
I wrote this poem when I was 11 years old, after my grandma Nelda passed away from lung cancer. I hope you enjoy it and it blesses you!
My family survives on one income; my husband works, and I stay home with the kids. Sometimes I get tempted to shop, beyond our budget. Here are my triggers and what I choose instead of shopping.
Thinking of going to the state fair this summer, but wondering if it's worth it? There are some neat ways to give back to your community, while also saving some serious cash this summer!
I'm into natural stuff. Also drive-thru's. I'm a mom of two young boys, and I'm learning every day on this motherhood journey. If you're somewhat crunchy but a little half-baked, you'll understand!
Here are 11 items you should purchase at the 99 cent store from now on, to save your family money every month! Some of these may be obvious, but some may be lesser-known. Hope this list helps!
My husband, sons and I live over 400 miles away from my parents and brothers. Here I'll share a few tips I've learned over the years about how to cope with living far away from family.
I have started a few short stories, but I always get stuck partway through. Here, I will share a short story that I just started tonight about a young girl who finds herself in another realm.
I occasionally write movie reviews for a Christian website. Here I'll explain how you can do it, too, if it's something you're interested in.
Getting into a bad mood is sometimes easily done, especially if you are stressed financially, sleep-deprived, hungry at the moment, and so on. Here I'll explain some simple tips that usually help!
Here I will chronicle our family's journey to becoming debt-free and living within our means.
These five authors have written some great memoirs and devotionals which are sure to inspire you and encourage you to grow deeper in your walk with God as a Christian woman!
Looking for ideas for Mother's Day gifts this year? Tired of just giving her a hug and a card? Here are 30 creative DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that are sure to wow her!
Most people in the U.S. own a smartphone of some kind. Here I'll explain why a lot of us love our phones too much (hint: it has to do with a deeper longing for connectivity to others)
I'm a mom to two boys. I consider myself to be pretty new at this whole "mommying" thing. Here I'll share a few observations I've made about Mom Culture and the things no one ever warned us about!
Not sure what to do with your toddler on St. Patrick's Day? Are you looking for a craft to create with them for homeschooling, or just for fun? Here are a few neat St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids!
Here are a few ideas you can use to make your home office more feminine and fun!
Encouragement for mommies who want to be the best they can be for their children! You've got this, little Mama!
Here are a few ideas I've found for creating cute, thoughtful gifts for special occasions, on a budget! Hope you enjoy.
Valentines Day is a great opportunity to celebrate love and teach our children about God's love for them and others! Here are a few ideas for creating valentines with your toddler to bless others!
I've been seeing the phrase "You Are Enough" a lot lately as it pertains to motherhood. That's why I thought I'd write this little blog post addressing the essential element that phrase is missing
I love poetry. Here I will discuss when and how my love for poetry began, and why it has continued through my teen years and into my adult life. I will also discuss my favorite poets.
Here are a few fun activities to do with your toddler on a rainy day!
Co-sleeping is a practice that is engaged in worldwide, although it is less common in the U.S. Here I will document the pros and cons of this practice, based on my own experience with my 3-year-old.
Do you ever feel bummed out or just downright depressed when Christmas is over? I know I feel a little sad when all the festivities have passed. Ways to lift our moods once the holidays have passed.
I love the Christmas season! Here are just a few of the reasons (in no particular order) why it really is the most wonderful time of the year!
My thoughts on the evening of the death of a beloved pastor and friend.
When toddlers and elementary school children are picky about their meals, it can be very challenging. Here, I'll present some encouragement and tips for getting some nutrition into those picky eaters!
Although it's just as cheesy as its predecessor, many of us love the Netflix reboot "Fuller House", even if we're somewhat embarrassed to admit it. But, why? I'm offering a few theories here
Want to go on a date with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but you don't have much extra cash to spare? Here are 10 date ideas that won't cost you a dime!
When you've just given birth, your emotions are all out of whack. However, there are a few things that feel AMAZING when you're postpartum, so let's talk about them!
I just finished watching the Netflix original series, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life". Here is my take on both the positive and negative elements of the show, and what I think should happen next
I don't know about you, but it's very difficult at times for my family to live within our means and not charge purchases. I don't think I'm alone! Here are my thoughts on what we can do about it.
I've recently come to the realization that I don't need to buy any more books. I already have tons of books on my bookshelf that I've never even read! So in 2017, I resolve to read books I already own
It took a while, but I finally reached $50 profit while blogging for Hubpages, and I continue to earn. Here I'll explain how I did it, and how you can, too!
Looking to expand your little one's library? Here are 25 amazing kids books you're both sure to love! Perfect for ages 2 and up!
Kids are like little sponges. They soak up everything! Knowing this fact, here are a few things to get your kids interested in at a young age. What you teach them now will influence them forever!
In my single days, I had some interesting/crazy online dating experiences. I thought it would be entertaining to share some of them with you!
Here I will show you how to create a simple, fun and decorative wreath for your front door, with only a few inexpensive supplies from your local craft store!
After suffering 2 miscarriages in a row after the birth of my first child, here I document my journey to a rainbow baby. I hope my story offers some encouragement to others.
I love shopping, but as a busy mom who works part-time, I don't always have time to go to the mall. Sometimes online shopping is just easier (and more fun!) Here's 4 of my favorite shopping sites :)
I often think about this famous poem by Charles Hanson Towne and it's meaning in my own life. Just felt like sharing some of my thoughts on this poignant, yet sad piece of literary work.
I loved the 90's (and early 2000's). Some of the best "teen" movies came out in the 90's. But when you really look at it, they're almost the same movie... Just repackaged! Here's 10 of 'em.
Having a miscarriage is a devastating life experience. I know because after the birth of my son, I had 2 in a row. I hope my story can encourage someone out there to know you're not alone.
Your wife works hard and deserves to feel special and loved. Here are a few simple ways to knock her socks off on a regular basis!
Hubby feeling down? Does he work long hours? Does his hard work go unappreciated by his superiors? Is he stressed, and your marriage suffers? Here's 5 simple ways to make your him feel appreciated!
Although there's no sure-fire way to meet Mr. Right and get yourself hitched, here are some tips and pearls of wisdom from my own experiences
If money is tight in your household--like it is in just about everyone's--you may appreciate these 10 tips on how to save money every week!
Everyone needs a little humor to make you feel better while being sick. Here I'll share how we all feel before, during, and after being sick with a cold or flu
Here I will share with you five up-and-coming photography businesses in Orange County, and explain why you should definitely use one of them for your next photo session!
Based on my own life experience, I will outline 7 ways to help a friend through a miscarraige, including a few things you can say (and not say) during this difficult time.
It's those small annoyances that can often be some of the most difficult, leaving you feeling unappreciated or unloved. Here I will share some tips on loving your husband like Christ, regardless!
Speaking from experience, I know having a miscarriage is a devastating life event. Although one is never prepared for this tragedy, there are ways to heal and eventually move forward.
Being around someone who has frequent angry outbursts can be emotionally draining & very difficult to deal with. Here I will outline a few ways to cope when dealing with an angry person in your life.
Need an easy craft to create a Christmas ornament with your kids? Look no further! Here I'll show you how to make an ornament that's easy to "piece" together!
Tips on how to speed postpartum recovery, what to do and what not to do, as well as products that can be helpful after you've just had a baby
I know it's tough, and it really hurts. It won't happen overnight, but here are some steps to getting over a breakup and moving on with your life
Here I will explain why it is OK to have only a little faith, and how God can use your small morsel of faith to do great things in His Kingdom. It's OK if your faith is small - God can use you!
Tips on how to get a job, including how to format your resume, what to wear to your interview, how to conduct yourself during an interview, steps to take after the interview to increase your chances
When a close friend cuts you out of her life, it can be an extremely painful experience. I've gone through this heartache myself, and I will share what I've learned about coping, forgiving, and finally moving on with my life.
My story of my sweet pet cat, Lucky; how we got her, her favorite treats and cat-isms, and our favorite moments with her
I will teach you how to make a handmade postcard for St. Patrick's Day using free cut-outs from online, as well as glue, scrapbooking paper or cardstock, stickers, and anything else you want!
I'll explain what my childhood was like, back when I lived in the country next door to my grandma and grandpa. I will share my favorite memories with you
Here I will show you 10 types of artistic expression that inspire me, and why they are so dear to my heart!
How to dress, what stores to shop at, what accessories and clothes to buy, what music to listen to, and how to behave if you want to be a hipster
Having a daily quiet time is important, and it's not as hard as you think! Here are some steps and helpful tips on how to start your daily devotional time with God
Why is it important to create structure in a child's day, and how can you achieve it? I'll give you some tips right here! Here is an example of what a typical day might look like for a tot 3-5 yrs old
Things you will need: Craft glue Popsicle sticks A few simple pictures from magazines (i.e. animals, plants or simple objects that capture the child's attention) Imagination and creativitiy! Step 1: Choose a simple photo from a...
Things you will need: paint (or plain white walls, depending on what makes you feel more peaceful) artwork and/or photos to display scented candles or other "homey" feeling products bedding window treatments favorite chair or other...
How to create an ink-blot picture with toddlers, using washable finger paint.