Proverbs 31 Lady: The Real Ideal? Part One

Proverbs 31 Lady: The Real Ideal? part one

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We ladies can so easily fall into the comparison trap. Church-going ladies often find they are comparing themselves with the well-known Proverbs 31 Woman. To many of us, she seems like an impossible measuring stick that does nothing but discourage us. She’s the “perfect” wife, mama, Believer, [...]

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Back Into the Swing of Things

Life has been so crazy with all our adventures, lately. Just a year ago we moved into our cute little 1940′s farmhouse fixer-upper and we’ve been working on it ever since. We’ve made friends with some wonderful people in the area and we’re working on growing those relationships. We’ve also been gardening and I’ve learned a lot about how different it is going to be to garden here in the hills.

With our first year here under our belts, we’re making some fun plans for our second year. I’ll be cleaning and repairing the chicken coop so we can have our own laying hens. The previous owners took the nesting boxes with them, so I’ll be building some and I plan to take lots of pictures for those of you who might want to have a tutorial. We’ll also be building a chicken tractor for meat birds, though I haven’t [...]

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Renovation Adventures: Master Bathroom Demo

A year ago, we bought our adorable little 1940′s farmhouse. We love it and we love the area. We love that it’s a fixer-upper. We did quite a bit of work on it before moving in, which you can see here, here and here.

What we weren’t loving was the funky smell coming from the master bathroom. It got so bad that we had to do some exploratory demo to try to find the source of the smell and the ominous dripping we could hear behind the laundry room wall downstairs when we flushed the upstairs toilet.

Here’s the catch. We don’t have the money right now to buy all the things we need to renovate our master bathroom. We can only demo and try to fix whatever the problem is and then put the bathroom back together into our dream bathroom as we can afford it. My friends, we [...]

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When You’re Overwhelmed

We all have those days when we just can’t seem to handle everything. Our to-do lists are 17 miles long, our dirty laundry is taking over the laundry room, the dirty dishes are taking over the kitchen and the kiddos are reacting to the chaos by trying to top it with their own versions of insanity. We can’t get it all done. We can’t “handle it” like we think we should be able to. We’re overwhelmed.

I’ve been there. Often, I *am* there!! People tend to think that those in any kind of spotlight (bloggers, writers, leaders) have somehow found the magic answer and everything in their lives runs smoothly. They haven’t. It doesn’t. We all have our own version of chaos between the (sometimes brief) periods of calm. This season of my life is a bit crazy and that’s okay! Other seasons have been calm, quiet and organized [...]

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Doctors “Know Best”… Or Do They?

(Note: This is the first of quite a few posts that I’ve been wanting to write for awhile. These topics are controversial, which is why I’ve hesitated to share what I’m learning. I don’t like arguing and debating, so this is really just me sharing my heart with you. These are things I wish I had known years ago and I hope they will bless, encourage and challenge many of you!)

“Follow the doctor’s orders.”

“Just do what the doc says and you’ll be fine.”

“Doctors know what they’re doing so we’ll just have to trust them.”

You’ve heard these things before, right? We’re taught that doctors are in a league of their own. They are practically worshiped in our culture and questioning the knowledge or wisdom of somebody in the medical community is looked upon as blasphemy. Even most Christians act like the word of a doctor [...]

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Money-Saving Monday: April 7th, 2014

My two favorite places to buy organic food online have some good deals happening! As always, don’t forget to find good local deals using the internet, too. Some chain stores have special deals that you can only get if you log in to an online account. Before our local grocery shopping I try to always remember to sign in at and add all my personalized deals and special discounts so that they are on my shopping card. I saved about $70 in two shopping trips by doing that and then building my shopping list around those great deals on organic and all natural foods!

Tropical Traditions

Our very favorite organic, fair-trade coffee is 20% off now through the 13th! They also have buy-one-get-one-free on their 32 ounce jars of organic coconut oil.


There are a lot of good deals going [...]

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Money-Saving Monday: March 24th, 2014

Are rising food prices taking too big a chunk out of your budget? Yeah, I’m right there with you! That’s why I’m compiling the best online deals I can find for healthy foods online and I’m sharing them with you every Monday. Today the only really great ones I found were all at one place. Happy shopping!

Tropical Traditions

Two gallons of organic virgin coconut oil is on sale for $99!!! If I wasn’t already stocked up, I’d be ordering. The regular price is $220, so that’s a huge savings. Plus…

FREE SHIPPING!! Just use coupon code 24314 for free ground shipping.

They also have 50% off of their organic raw Canadian honey, which makes 17.6 ounces just $10.49.



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Money-Saving Monday: March 17th, 2014

Money-Saving Monday

I spent all last week catching up from having had the flu, so this post is late getting out. There are a ton of really great deals out there, though, so I didn’t want to skip it. Happy shopping!


Bob’s Red Mill is 20% off, plus there are fantastic coupon codes:

for $5 off $55+ use coupon code SAVE5 for $15 off $100+ use coupon code SAVE15 for $20 off $150+ use coupon code SAVE20

PLUS, if it’s your first order and you use my affiliate link, you’ll get $10 off your order and I get a $10 store credit for telling you about Vitacost.


Tropical Traditions

Two gallons of organic virgin coconut oil is on sale for $99!!! If I wasn’t already stocked up, I’d be ordering. The regular price is $220, so that’s a huge savings.

Another of our favorite [...]

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