Inspired Creations

Inspired Creations

September is the perfect time to re-evaluate goals, tighten schedules, reassess chore charts and start new routines.  I love implementing fun, new activities with my kids.  I recently stumbled upon this wonderful blog and discovered some great ideas that the kids are absolutely loving!  Below are two simple yet powerful projects we started this month.  Thanks to Amanda for the…

eatraweatwell

Eat Raw, Eat Well

I love food! I love learning where it comes from, playing with different ways to prepare it and discovering new recipes.  I also enjoy finding new cookbooks for my collection.  I am excited to share a few of my faves with you.  Today I am featuring Douglas McNish‘s book, Eat Raw, Eat Well. I met…

Perfectly Loved

Perfectly Loved

Both my greatest and weakest attributes are wrapped into one.  Being the first-born daughter of a perfectionist, I have a root within that strives for perfection.  Unfortunately, time doesn’t always allow for perfectionism and it can be tiresome always having an inner battle to win.  I am reminded that I am perfectly loved; therefore, I don’t…

8 Steps to Happiness

8 Steps to Happiness

Have you ever taken a moment to analyze your thoughts? How about your words?  Have you ever said something and then paused when you realized how it affected you? Life is shaped by our thoughts! While listening to the radio one day, they reported a study about how our happiness is calculated. Scientists say 10% of happiness is…

Why I Quit My Job

Why I Quit my job

I recently returned to work after my third maternity leave.  Despite the fact I’m in my busiest season of life, my return was the best yet.  Perhaps it was because I am used to it, or maybe because my new boss was so welcoming, or the fact I was only working twice a week and without the…

Life with Four

Life with four

Personally I think once you’ve reached having three children, the rest are icing!  Having three is already extremely busy, so what’s another?  Life with four is incredibly challenging but the reward is well worth the effort!  I recently read a post that stated, “You want to know what it’s like having five kids? Imagine you’re drowning. And someone hands…

What if...

What if…

I am beyond grateful that I was planted in a church where I learned not to let my children’s schedule dictate my schedule.  For example, to me this meant not rushing home for nap time, not scheduling all meetings around my kids and learning to live life together and not one that revolves around them (more about…

guilt-free treats

Guilt-free treats

Ever wish you could indulge in that cupcake you’re craving without all the added calories?  Or how about devouring a warm, oven-fresh brownie and not feel bloated afterwards? Perhaps you’re craving a cookie with your evening tea but you don’t want to sabotage today’s amazing workout? Nothing beats guilt-free treats, right?  If you answered yes to…

Rapunzel Tangled Party

Rapunzel Tangled Party

My oldest daughter just celebrated her fifth birthday.  She was especially excited as this was her first birthday party with her friends!  As per her request, we had a Rapunzel Tangled Party! Thanks to Pinterest, we had a lot of fun planning A’s Rapunzel Tangled Party.  The weather was awesome and A and her guests enjoyed an outdoor party!…

breakthrough

Breakthrough

Once a month our church has an evening of prayer.  I always love attending these nights.  Not only do we experience his love as His presence fills the room; but it also creates an atmosphere of unity among our members, builds faith and strengthens our church family.  Breakthrough prayer is a powerful evening! “For where two…