Pregnancy Journal Update: 6 Weeks

Pregnancy Journal Update: 6 Weeks

Date: 4/5/16 *1st trimester* 6 weeks Weight: I DON’T EVEN CARE lbs. It is incredible that just two weeks ago baby was the size of a poppy seed but this week has grown to the size of a blueberry. God is truly incredible… and I am feeling especially connected to the concept of God making beautiful things out of the dust! In the past few weeks, the baby has gone from a miniscule ball of cells to an adorable little tadpole with functioning body systems {including a heartbeat}. Isn’t that incredible?! In my…Read more …
Our Journey Decluttering with Konmari: Books

Our Journey Decluttering with Konmari: Books

This post may contain affiliate links.  Learn more here. A few months ago I wrote about how we were going to declutter our home and lives before moving.  From October 19 to about February 13, I didn’t declutter or simplify much {by not much – I mean I did the bathroom the first day and then didn’t do anything else for about 4 months}.  So, it’s going well obviously.  I joined a few decluttering/Konmari groups on facebook for accountability and research.  I suppose we could categorize the first four months of this process…Read more …
Tips for Planning a Frugal Wedding

Tips for Planning a Frugal Wedding

Last July, Hubby and I got married.  Our wedding was fantastic and romantic... and cheap!  I've been talking to a few ladies who are planning their weddings lately.  I thought this would be a great time to share some of the ways we managed such a shoestring budget frugal wedding {and, of course, take a little walk down memory lane}! My tips for planning a frugal wedding: 1. Be prepared to think outside the box! Get creative with your ideas.  You’ll save lots of money by NOT buying things labeled “wedding”.  This includes everything…Read more …
Expectations vs Reality

Expectations vs Reality

Hubby and I got married just over a year ago.  Our honeymoon wasn’t a walk on the beach, literally or figuratively.  We got married, then spent our honeymoon attending the wedding of some of Hubby’s good friends in another state.  The only way to financially afford a honeymoon and a cross-country wedding trip in the same year was to make the two trips one – so we did.  We flew out two weeks after our wedding, spent a few days visiting Hubby’s old stompin’ ground {where he went to college}, road tripped for…Read more …
Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of Life’s Pain

Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of Life’s Pain

I know they say not to cry over spilled milk, but what about crying over scraped cabinets?  I haven't shared anything faith-based with you guys lately, but God smacked me in the face with a lesson this weekend and I have really felt it on my heart to share!  Have you ever struggled with finding God's peace? I have been refinishing the kitchen cabinets for our new house.  This process has not been a quick one - I started with hours upon hours upon hours of research {ahem, thank you Pinterest}.  I cleaned…Read more …
I Can’t Wait for Patience!

I Can’t Wait for Patience!

Last night as we were vegging at home, Munchkin asked if he could have ice cream {I may have bribed him into helped him realize he should be eating all his dinner with a conditional offer of dessert}.  Ten seconds after he finished eating dinner, he wanted to cash in on the dessert offer.  I told him he could have ice cream, but he had to wait a few minutes.  As he was watching the book-turned-movie he had picked at the movie store, I was cleaning up from dinner and trying to accomplish a few…Read more …