Give Thanks

It’s easy to be thankful when everything is going right; When everyone is doing well and everyone is happy. The last few weeks, God has been showing me that I need to be thankful even when life isn’t going how I want it to. To be thankful, when we’re sick, stressed and overwhelmed with to …

Not Your Average Meal Prepper

Meal prepping has begun! Who loves meal prepping?! Not going to lie... I really don't like it LOL I mean, it's awesome after all is said and done. But in the moment, I'm kind of annoyed by it... am I the only one? *I hope I'm not* 😝 While chopping up these delicious veggies, I …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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This morning as I was reading a devotional, I came across this quote I hadn’t heard before. Maybe you have, but it was the first time I’d read it and it really stuck with me.

“Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” -Bil Keane

I’ve been feeling convicted this week, as a mother. My responses to the girls, have been short. I’ve been quick to get angry and quick to speak.

My frustration has been evident. Because I am frustrated, the girls become frustrated. They act out even more and begin to see how far they can go until I really “lose it.” I yell, they scream out back. They don’t seem to listen, but the funny thing is, I never listened to them when they weren’t misbehaving.

I only gave them my full attention when they were…

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This morning as I was reading a devotional, I came across this quote I hadn't heard before. Maybe you have, but it was the first time I'd read it and it really stuck with me. "Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." -Bil …

Maternity Session

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For Mother's Day, my sweet and awesome husband surprised me with a Maternity photo session. I'm so glad he did, because I probably wouldn't have scheduled a session myself and would have probably dragged us all somewhere with a tripod and self-timer haha! They came out lovely and glad we got to capture these beautiful …

Worship Like Jesus

I started reading this book, Adamant by Lisa Bevere and let me tell you, if you haven't already read it... go get it now. It is so so good! Today, I want to share with you a part that has stuck out to me. "We were created in the image of God, and God is spirit. …

God First

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We live in a social media driven world. It’s so easy to get distracted by Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, the News app etc. We fall victim to their rabbit holes and before we know it, we’ve been scrolling through our phones for an hour!

I’m talking to myself here too. This verse says, “Seek FIRST…” not second, not when you have time, not when it’s convenient for you, but FIRST.

Lately, I find myself first thing, as soon as I open my eyes, reaching for my phone and opening Instagram or whatever app to see what I missed while I was asleep.

It became second nature, an addiction of sorts.

Man oh man did conviction hit me like a ton of bricks! I felt God asking me where He stood in line in my life. Talk about a wake up call!

The funny thing about it all, is that most of…

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Homemade Pizza

One of my resolutions for this year, was to cook more at home and to involve the girls in making dinner... ideally, more homemade, from scratch type foods. Well, if you follow along with me, you know that I'm pregnant and the first few months of this pregnancy were very difficult! My morning  all day …

Disney World Planning

PART 1 Hello all you Disney lovers! 😁 This post is all about, you guessed it... Disney World! The first time I ever went to Disney world, was for my 15th birthday. My parents gave me a choice of either having a quinceanera or going on a trip somewhere... well I chose an experience! I've …

Chicago

I cannot believe it's already been almost TWO weeks since we took our trip to Chicago. Time seriously needs to slow down a bit, because that means my girls are growing fast too! Sam and I went on our baby moon to the wonderful Windy City. The first time I went to Chicago, I was just …