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    Patriotic Drinks

    You guys, summer is flying by! I feel like I haven’t even gotten to enjoy the season yet – with all the rain we’ve been getting I am so ready for some warm summer days sitting by the pool (or my pond) drinking some nice ice cold summery beverages. Mine will be the boring non-alcoholic kind since I’m expecting (SURPRISE!!! I’m having a baby!) But you are probably going to want the stronger kind so for this weeks article, I have a few patriotic drinks…

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    DIY Planter Box

    This spring I was pretty ambitious with my flower purchases and I MAY have bought too many flowers. It didn’t seem like too many but they started to grow and I began to quickly run out of room in my flower boxes. As you know from previous, my hubby prefers if I don’t buy new things if can just make them myself. But I’ve been pretty lazy lately so I enlisted help from my sisters. Actually… I just made them do it (the joys of being the oldest sibling).…

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    Paper Clip Book Marks

    This past week I was working at my desk, paying bills and doing my bible study when I realized something ­ office products are incredibly boring. I use paper clips and sticky notes for marking everything but I really don’t enjoy looking at either of them. So I brainstormed and then searched the interwebs for some crafty ideas and oh boy do I have a mind blowingly simple project for you this week. It will make marking your bible or school books more colorful and sorting your bills more entertaining.…

  • Crafting,  Faith,  The Year of the Books

    Bible Journaling

    Way back in January, I told you one of my goals for this year was to read my bible more often – and I invited you to join me. I bought myself “The One Year Bible” and was super gung-ho for about a month. I am not even kidding you; my bookmark is still in January 28th. I really do love reading my bible, but I got stuck on all of the family tree chapters in Exodus. And I found myself mostly just skimming the…

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    Summer of the Millenium

    The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook and came across a wonderful little blog post about how to make this summer just like a 1970s summer for your kiddos. It was adorable and it got me thinking – I loved my summer back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. And with all the technological advances in the last 10 – 15 years, I bet kids nowadays have no idea what summer was like just a few years before reliable internet and cellphones.…