Guest Post @ Life as the Artist: One Thing Changed – That Changed Everything

The last few years have been increasingly difficult for my family. I kept hoping things would get better and easier in a few months. Unfortunately, things just kept on being difficult, getting harder and harder. Then one day, everything changed…

Philippians 4:6-7

My husband has been struggling with physical health problems for the last few years. He can explain it a whole lot better than I can, so bear with me. The main problem is that he … [ READ MORE ]

How to Pick a New Year’s Resolution & My Word for 2015 is #Peace

#peace

I have a really good feeling about 2015. I feel like it’s our year! By God’s grace, we will get out of this never-ending rut and begin doing God’s will for our lives! I know this sounds silly and lots of people say stuff like this every year, but I haven’t said or felt it before. I’m very excited for 2015!

Word of the Year

I have heard about people picking a word for their … [ READ MORE ]

A Fresh Start, an Open Heart, and Fasting

I just left our Monday night church meeting with excitement, hope, and intention. The women gather each Monday night in small groups to discuss the Sunday service and fellowship together. (The men do an actual Bible study.) I have been very down the last couple of months (thus, I haven’t had much inspiration for blogging). Depression and anxiety has been a real struggle of mine, lately. I was feeling discouraged and full of doubt. … [ READ MORE ]

My First VoxBox From Influenster!

I joined Influenster a while back in attempt to get more exposure for my blog. I heard about VoxBoxes, but I wasn’t sure how to get one or when I would be able to get one. Then two weeks ago, a #FrostyVoxBox arrived in the mail. I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t even know I was getting one. I opened it and found a bunch of complimentary products, samples, and coupons to try.

frosty voxbox

I was … [ READ MORE ]

Watergate Salad {Recipe}

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The last week and a half, my husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, and I got another year older! It’s been eventful here lately.

watergate salad

Jello salads are very popular for Thanksgiving and other feasts. I’m not a fan of jello salad though – I can’t stand the texture. For those of you like me, I have a great alternative for you. I call it Pistachio … [ READ MORE ]

Bean Burrito Casserole {Recipe}

bean burrito casserole

My family had the privilege of of trying out a new meal this week! I found this Burrito Pie recipe on Thriving Home and thought I would give it a try. I have made many recipes from this website and each one has been shockingly delicious! This is my go-to-site for new recipe ideas. I also love that there are a lot of freeze-ahead meals on the site too.

When I went shopping, I wasn’t … [ READ MORE ]

The Shocking Truth About GMO’s {Going Greener}

Truth about GMOs

I don’t watch a lot of tv… my kids make sure of that! But the other day I sat down to do laundry and was looking for a show on Netflix when I came across a documentary called GMO OMG that peeked my curiosity! It’s 90 minutes long, but thanks to being a mother of three boys, I took me about 4 hours to finish it. The joys of parenting! All kidding aside, this movie … [ READ MORE ]

Take a Break from Technology + $100 Sweepstakes

Is technology consuming your life and your family’s lives? Does your family always have something “turned on”? Parents on their phones and computers… Kids watching TV and playing on the iPad (tablet)… Do you have a time set up when your family shuts everything off and does something as a family? Read a book with your family… talk about what’s going on with everyone… go outside and play together… Most families are consumed by technology … [ READ MORE ]

Who Needs the Attitude Adjustment?

You know those days when all the kids are crazy, irritable, and grumpy. Those days where every time you turn around, someone is being super naughty or throwing a fit! And the more your kids act up, the more frustrated you get. This is a difficult cycle that can be pretty simple to fix.

attitude adjustment

I feel like I’m always telling my children to “change your attitude!” It took me a while to realize who’s attitude … [ READ MORE ]

How to Make Fights With Your Spouse Less Painful

Married people fight. It’s completely normal and it can actually be healthy for your relationship. Don’t you usually feel closer and more in love after a big fight? We do! Fights can be quick and painless, or lengthy and excruciating. Everyone has different personalities and fighting techniques. Nobody wants to fight (I don’t think), but it helps your relationship grow and your marriage thrive!

married

I’m the type of person who bottles feelings up inside a … [ READ MORE ]