How Pinterest Ruined My Life

That’s it. I’m breaking up with Pinterest. In the beginning, it was all new and exciting and filled with hopeful promises of high class 3-course meals using just 4 easy ingredients and tutorials on how to transform my trailer into a mobile mansion with a countryside cottage feel and educational tips that guaranteed my children to be Beethoven-playing prodigies before …

What Your Friend With Infertility Really Needs From You

I take far too much for granted. As I sit sunken down in the sweet spot of my couch with legs tucked in and blanket snugly wrapped around me while typing these words, I realize how spoiled I actually am. I have a home with running water, electricity, and a refrigerator filled with food. I have clothes, shoes, and every …

8 Practical Ways to Save When You Shop

I love a good deal. In fact, I don’t usually purchase anything unless it’s on sale or at a rock-bottom price. Since my husband and I don’t make a ton of money, I have learned through the years how to stretch a penny, and I get asked all the time, how I do it. So, I’ve decided to share a …

When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask

In a country where “love and tolerance” is the sounding mantra of the time, why do I feel so unloved and so untolerated? As a conservative Christian, I find myself fearful of speaking my beliefs… fearful that I will be lumped into categories with racists, homophobes, or anti-feminists—all of which I am NOT. The insults flying over social media depict …

A Concern About Christians Post-Election

My heart is heavy today but not for the same reasons others may be hurting. I can barely stand to look at social media because so much of what I see is division and hate even among “Christians.” I see friends assuming the worst about other friends because of the way they voted and hiding behind their devices as they …

6 Yummy Holiday Cookie Recipes

I know what you’re thinking…. “recipes? Isn’t this the same girl who wrote about how much she hated to be in the kitchen in her post ‘Why Mealtime Alone With Kids Is the Worst‘?” Don’t worry…it’s me. I haven’t lost my mind. I still hate cooking. But that’s why I get excited when I find quick and easy ways to …

The 3 “P’s” To the Ultimate Vacation

We’ve all been there. That point you reach when you not only want a vacation but you so desperately need one. I was there just recently. You know that tired feeling you get that basically consumes you? And I don’t mean just physically. I’m talking about being mentally, spiritually, and emotionally tired. This was me. Even the thought of forcing …

DIY Bookcases For Dummies and the Greatest Hack Ever

I am not usually a crafty sort of girl mainly because I’m an impatient person who hates trying to somehow magically make more time appear in order to complete said crafty projects. If I had the resources to do so, I’d probably just buy everything fully made and be done with it. But, alas, sometimes there will be something I …