15 Years of Marriage


15 years ago today, I was a princess bride. Tonight, I’m eating spaghetti and doing laundry. That, my friend, is marriage. I have to chuckle when I think of how different this date is across the years. But I think life is more beautiful now… In the past 15 years, my husband and I have walked […]

Protect Your Children Online This Summer!


Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes more access to electronics for most of our children. Just like we always remember to protect our children from the sun by applying sunscreen, we need to remember to protect their hearts from inappropriate material online! It is so easy to stumble upon inappropriate material […]

Super Easy Minecraft Birthday Cake Idea

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Today I thought I’d tell you a little about what’s been going on here since I’ve been offline. My oldest son just celebrated his 10th birthday and wanted a “Minecraft” theme birthday cake. Let me tell you, that was harder to find than I thought! First, just in case you don’t have a 10-year-old, “Minecraft” […]

It Feels So Good to Sit Down and Be Able to Type This Post to You… {on quitting, the internet, my blog make-under, and finally figuring out my blog purpose}


1997 “Well, what should we do now?” My then-boyfriend, now-husband, and I looked at one another after our movie was over. We had ridden to the movie theater with his roommate, who was watching The Titanic, and had at least another hour before his movie was over. It was the 90’s — before texting, of […]

Family Fun at the Chattanooga Zoo!


Over spring break, we had a wonderful trip to Chattanooga, and I wanted to share with you some of our favorite places to visit. Of course, being a Tennessee girl, I encourage you to visit my great state! There are so many cities to enjoy! Chattanooga was only a few hours away, so we hopped […]

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotions {Giveaway!}

God's Little Princess Bedtime Devotions

If you have a special princess in your life, you will definitely want to enter to win her a copy of the God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional by the talented Sheila Walsh! God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional has a great collection of bedtime themed and encouraging devotionals for girls ages 4 to 7. Now, I know that […]

Fun Son “Date” Ideas for a Coooold Day


Has everyone out there heard the words “Polar Vortex” enough to last you all winter? Maybe two? I don’t know about you, but when it is so cold that I need to wear long underwear to my OFFICE JOB, I make a conscious decision to leave our home as little as possible. Here is what […]

Post Holiday Wrap-Up (and a call to #embracelife)


  After two wonderful weeks home with my family, I am headed back to work tomorrow morning. My 5:30 am alarm clock will jolt me out of bed to a day of commuting to/from work, packing lunches, helping with homework, hopefully hitting my work deadlines, fixing dinner, washing dishes, cleaning the house, possibly blogging, and […]