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How to make an easy square foot garden today! This post explains step by step what is needed and makes it simple enough for the average person to accomplish. Great tips!

How to Make an Easy Square Foot Garden

The neat thing about a raised bed garden is that you can make it as big or small as you want so that it can easily fit your lifestyle.  Keeping things in squares ensures that you are planting where you need to and keeps things organized.  Here’s how to make an easy square foot garden […]

15 Ways to go from Blog to Business today!

15 Ways to Go From Blog to Business Today!

One question I am often asked by other bloggers or even by friends is how did I take my hobby of a blog and turn it into a business that takes care of my family and has afforded us opportunities we could have only dreamed of.  The reality is that it was and is a […]

Friday Five

Friday Five: Plus a Paddington Blu-Ray GIVEAWAY!

Full Disclosure: Affiliate links were used and the movie was sent to us.  We spent our own money watching the movie in the theaters and all of these products mentioned were purchased by me and I really do love them as much as I say The Best Water Bottle on Earth! I know what you […]

The best free printable chore chart for kids from

The Best Free Printable Chore Chart for Kids

Finding the best free printable chore chart for kids was something I spent my spring break looking for.  In the end, I couldn’t find the exact template I was looking for, so I decided to create my own!  This chart includes daily chores as well as weekly chores broken down by the day of the […]

The Story of King Jesus

The Story of King Jesus: The Whole Gospel in One Story {Giveaway}

If you ask me what is the most important thing I want for my kids the answer is for them to know Jesus as their personal savior and to have a relationship with him all the days of their lives.  The Story of King Jesus by Ben Irwin is one of the most well written […]


Around These Parts: 2 Personalities Summed Up in 1 Photo #WWlinkup

I snapped this picture during lunch one afternoon.  I love how this so perfectly captures their two very different personalities.  Isn’t it amazing how different to boys from the same parents can be.  I love to hear their conversations and watch them learn.  It’s nice to see the bond they are forming and how they […]

DIY SImple Gold Sea Urchin Starburst

DIY Simple Gold Sea Urchin Starburst

There is one decor idea that I have been in love with lately.  It is the gold embellishments, especially the sea urchin or starburst decor.  So, I decided I would make my own DIY Simple Gold Sea Urchin Starbust!  Seriously, this is so easy and you likely have all of the items you need already on […]

Easy Italian Popcorn Recipe from

Easy Italian Popcorn Recipe for Spring Snacking #KRAFTRecipes

Popcorn is definitely a favorite around this house.  We have it every single Friday night for our family movie nights and I often find myself popping a bowl in order to curb cravings for things less healthy (brownies, cookies, sugar, sugar, sugar…).  Over the years I have tried different variations of popcorn seasoning.  I love […]

Friday Five

Friday Five: Beachy Waves, Perfect Spring Shade Lipstick, Natural Deodorant, Instagram, Into the Woods

It has been a LONG time since I’ve done Friday 5.  I feel like it’s time to bring it back!  This week was spring break and I’ve had more time with the family as well as more time to think about this blog and what you guys seem to like.  I know I received quite […]


Around These Parts: Hip Hop, Construction & a Parenting Hack

You guys!  I’m so sorry I’ve been so absent lately.  Life has been so busy and with spring break finally here I feel like I can take a few deep breaths, read a book and get a few things done.  DI (Destination Imagination) is something Graham loves to participate in every year.  Do you like […]

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