When Sickness Steals Our Faith

When Sickness Steals Our Faith: holding on to God in our toughest hours...

There have been so many times in my life that I doubted God. Most of these moments were directly tied to the difficult health circumstances of myself or someone I loved. That time I spent in the hospital in my early 20’s having my gall bladder removed. It was destroyed by months of binging on […]

Turning to Food: January Update

Turning to Food: January Update... Follow my food addiction recovery journey! This month's focus: Weight Watchers.

I decided against a December update last month. The Christmas season never seems to be a good time for trying to eat healthier for me. The fact that Thanksgiving precedes it certainly doesn’t help. In all honesty, I had nothing exciting to report. Thankfully, this month is different. I’m back to work on my 3-step […]

DIY IKEA Hack Mudroom Lockers

DIY IKEA Hack Mudroom Lockers!

I was so tired of seeing my kitchen table covered in coats, backpacks, purses… I’m thrilled with my new mudroom which now holds our belongings perfectly. My husband did a fantastic job on this project. I’m going to explain it in as much detail as I can. If you have any questions for him, please […]

Tapping Your Way to Stress-Free Living

Tapping Your Way to Stress-Free Living

Two years ago, I sat in a therapist’s office desperate for help with my massive anxiety issue. We worked together on choosing some of the most pressing matters to deal with first. One overwhelming issue in my life was my son’s recent diagnosis of epilepsy and my concern about the medication being prescribed for it. […]

Why I’m Quitting Resolutions

Why I'm quitting resolutions and you should too

Here we sit again in a brand new year contemplating what we might accomplish over the next 365 days. As I look back on my list of resolutions from last year, I feel defeated. I set goals in 4 important areas: spiritual growth, family, health, and writing. Even though I promised myself I would accept […]

A Hedgehog For Christmas

A Hedgehog For Christmas

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! The past month was filled with a lot of family, an overhaul of my house, and unfortunately a few illnesses. Due to these mostly wonderful circumstances, I stepped away from the blog for the past month. I’m so excited to be back today to introduce you to […]

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks and a Link-up Party

It’s the time of year we always sing praises of all we are thankful for— family, friends, homes… After making my gratitude list, I realized there is the greatest praise of all I regretfully left off: the blood shed by Jesus. As we enter this holiday season of Thanksgiving, quickly followed by our celebration of […]

Watching Our Kids Leave The Nest

Watching Our Kids Leave The Nest

A letter for my beautiful, inspiring daughter as she embarks on her new life and home next week… (The picture above is her leaving our house on the first days of kindergarten and her senior year of high school.) My sweet angel, You saved my life when you entered the world almost 21 years ago. I […]

Turning to Food: November Update

Turning to Food: November Update on my road to food addiction recovery

I’m not sure why both of my incredibly successful food addiction programs, the 21-Day Belly Fix and 31 Days to Recovery, happened to end around Halloween 2 years in a row. I have decided it’s God’s way of telling me sugar cannot be stored in my house for more than 24 hours. Each year I […]

Hutch Transformation

Trash to Treasure: Antique Hutch Transformation

I went to an antique show a few weeks ago in search of a hutch to put on a buffet my grandmother left me. I found this incredibly old and dirty wooden piece with a ton of potential: I’m not really sure what it used to be, but I loved the cubby holes. It had […]