November Favorites

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  My last post was a little heavy- so to be a little more lighthearted, today I'm sharing with you my favorite beauty products for the month of November. This batch of products has something for everyone- and as always, they're sensitive skin friendly. Especially with the dryer weather we need to be babying our skin a little … [Read more...]

The Simplicity Manifesto

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I haven't stepped into my office to work all week. With all that is happening in our country, writing my thoughts seemed trivial. While I'm not going to talk about politics or the state of the world- I want to talk about something a little closer to home. Burn out. Our day to day lives are wearing us down. We're living life tethered. … [Read more...]

Made Well

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Do you want to me made well? Jesus asks an ailing man this exact question before enacting his healing upon him in the 5th chapter of John. Jenny Simmons, in her new book Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments, reminds us that it's not always the physical healing of being made well that Jesus is asking this man about, that … [Read more...]

Plant Makeup

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  If you're on the lookout for the most natural makeup you can find- look no further than Plant Makeup! Made with organic, local ingredients, small batch and eco-friendly, this is truly the most pure makeup you can find. I had the opportunity to try out a few of their products and they were beyond gentle on my super sensitive skin. They … [Read more...]

The 5 Kids You’ll Meet in Childcare

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If you ever volunteer to watch kids: Church Nursery, Mom's Group, what have you- you will meet these kids every.single.time. I have spent years and years working with small children, first babysitting as a teen to working with children as an adult, and I have consistently come face to face with these 5 offenders. 1.) The Cougher- As soon as … [Read more...]

Favorite Fiction 2016

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Today I want to share with you my favorite fiction books that I've read this year. Can you believe the year is almost over? To say it flew by is an understatement! I've compiled my 7 favorite stories- they didn't all come out this year, but I read them all over the past 10 months. I finished one of them only yesterday! And guess what? It was my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Brie Bites

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It's Fall- which means it's my goal to consume as much pumpkin goodness as I can before the Winter Holidays hit. I'm always on the lookout for tasty, easy treats I can throw together when we have guests over- and this one hit the jackpot! I've made the classic brie bites before with brie and apricot preserves on many an occasion- but replace the … [Read more...]

Everything is Possible

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I had the opportunity last month to read Jen Bricker's book, Everything is Possible, detailing her life's story and the struggles she has overcome. Jen is no ordinary lady- born without legs and abandoned at birth, she has lead an amazing life that sometimes seems surreal. Her beautiful outlook on everything that has happened to her and her … [Read more...]

A Less Toxic Manicure

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    I hardly ever get manicures anymore. Besides the expense, my uber sensitive skin can't handle the cocktail of chemicals hiding in the soaps, lotions, and polishes. By the time my nails are painted, my skin is red and irritated and my hands are peeling. My nails might look amazing, but in the end it's just not worth the pain (and … [Read more...]

Last a Little Longer

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I used to dread the afternoon naps when my son would only fall asleep in my arms. His weight slowly numbing my extremities. Unable to move, I was reserved to the couch for over an hour, every single day. I could see the dishes piled high over the edges of the sink. Smell the garbage that needed emptied. My eyes rolled into the back of my head as my … [Read more...]