To My Baby, Who Isn’t

To my darling Baby, who isn't, Today you needed me for the first time in a long time. Yes, I know. You're only two so you still need me for lots of things. Like food and diaper changes and snacks. But today you actually needed me. You have been stretching to grow up from the moment … Continue reading To My Baby, Who Isn’t

March’s Challenge – Sabbath Rest

I'm a doer, a lover of scratching things off my list, checking all the boxes, implementing and perfecting the schedule. I'm your girl if you need something done. Multi-tasking is my jam. I make plans to make plans. I schedule time to make schedules. Organization makes me happy. Rest? Who needs rest? I live under … Continue reading March’s Challenge – Sabbath Rest

A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

Today is February 28. Twenty-eight days ago we decided to embark on a challenge to live with less in order to remain true to our core values of faith, marriage, family, contentment and hospitality. We have managed to reduce or eliminate a lot of unnecessary stuff/clutter/noise from our lives, yet if anything, this past month … Continue reading A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

Phew. We made it. Today was my last grocery run for February. Five hundred dollars in a Hallmark card envelope to feed us for the past twenty-eight days.* A challenge, yes. Especially considering a month ago, our average grocery costs were hovering around $1000/month. This month, we halved it. And then some. In fact, at … Continue reading How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV

We have made it through the first week of Lent somewhat unscathed. (For those of you just dropping by, our family decided to give up watching TV for the Lenten season. Check out my post here!) After sharing our decision to give up TV for Lent, it seems most responses have fallen into either one … Continue reading An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV

Lent and Living with Less…TV

Lent. It begins tomorrow. The forty days before Easter where we set aside time to reflect on Jesus - His suffering and sacrifice, His life, death, burial and resurrection. It's a period of fasting and spiritual discipline, where we live without in observance of the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. In the … Continue reading Lent and Living with Less…TV

Disney and De-cluttering: How I Implemented a Capsule Wardrobe for my Kids

This week has been a big one in our house. So far, we have taken three van loads to our local thrift store full of stuff that we are no longer using. Most of that stuff was clothes. Can you believe it? And all I can think about are the other areas in our house … Continue reading Disney and De-cluttering: How I Implemented a Capsule Wardrobe for my Kids