the encouragement project- week 2

Happy Monday everyone! I’m excited about Week 2 of The Encouragement Project! What is this encouragement project, you ask? Fair question, with a very simple answer.   The last few weeks we have been exploring ways to encourage others. I am so excited to continue this series- I hope that you are able to find someone new […]

Keep the Home Fires Burning

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias In late December, Ben and I celebrated our 13th anniversary (I know, I’m too young to have been married 13 years 😉 ). My wonderful parents kept all 4 kids and we were able to get away for […]

The First Date, in which I could have scared him away!

Thirteen years ago today, I was nervously anticipating mine and Ben’s first date. Even though I was only 20, I was pretty certain this would be my “last first date” ever. Ben and I had become very good friends the previous eight months, and we were both pretty sure marriage would be in our future. […]

Making a House a Home: The Man of our House

On Saturday, I wrote about loving the people in your home more than the thought of a perfect house. Today I want to publicly give accolades to my dear husband. I know people don’t like this type of lovey-dovey post too often, but it’s his birthday and he’s awesome! He is truly a gift to […]

How to Be BFFs with Your Spouse

I’m taking a break today from my 31 days of Financial Savvy. {If you’d like to catch up, you can click here.} I have a confession. Even though I have an amazing relationship with my mom, sister, cousin, and my best gal friends, my hubby is my BFF. {I’m sure he loves that title, too!} […]

old {and young} wives tales: Master bedroom: Storage room or Retreat?

  Thank you everyone for your kind comments yesterday about my blogging “slow down” for this week. After one day, I am already feeling better. Instead of spending a big portion of the day on my laptop, I was outside, blowing bubbles, swinging my girls, and also got in a nap. {Oh yeah, and I […]