21 Days of True Healing

21 Days of True Healing and a Giveaway!

As promised in my last monthly health update, today I’m sharing an incredible new program and offering it for free to one of you lucky friends. This program has been truly life changing for me and that is not a phrase I use often. Please note: I’m not a medical professional. This is my personal […]

Turning to Food: October Update

Turning to Food: October Update

Do you use food as an escape? I have done this for far too long and am working hard on finding us all a way out. One month ago, I pledged to take 3 steps to help stop this detrimental habit of Turning to Food: Forgiveness and Acceptance Choose real, God-given foods, not man-made, highly […]

Catfishing My Facebook Friends

Catfishing My Facebook Friends

I’ve been committing an internet crime for a while now. Have you heard of the movie and follow up TV show, Catfish? It’s about people who use someone else’s pictures in their online accounts and make their internet friends believe that’s who they really are. I’m a catfish — in an accidental, unconventional way. For […]

DIY House Art in PicMonkey

DIY House Art in Picmonkey

One of my first DIY posts almost a year ago was an Artsy House created in Photoshop Elements. It’s time to create a new one to match the colors in my redecorated living room. I decided to make this one on the website PicMonkey.com for those of you who do not have Photoshop. Everything in this tutorial […]

Turning to Food: An Addict’s Journey

Turning to Food: An Addict's Journey

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I wrapped up my 31-day series on food addiction. I must admit the time since I dropped that incredibly helpful food plan has been one excruciatingly long relapse. Food is my friend. Except when it’s not… I use it for things it was never intended for. […]

DIY Chalkboard Art

DIY Chalkboard Art

I recently redecorated my living room. A friend of mine made some fabulous drapes for me out of a fabric I fell in love with, and I planned the whole room around it’s pattern and colors. Pictures coming soon! One of the projects for my new room was decorating the mantel. I transformed an old, […]

Letting Our Kids Fly… Literally

Letting Our Kids Fly... Literally: My daughter's skydiving adventure

One of my biggest fears is my daughter’s fearlessness. She has a love of adrenaline surges. While I’ve known this for years, her announcement of a desire to skydive both shocked and deeply dismayed me. This trait did not come from me. I fear everything. This need for new adventures she inherited from her father. […]

The Best Yes: Making Choices

The Best Yes: Making Choices

This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE. Making choices is an area I struggle with greatly. I either over-analyze the decision to death, altogether paralyzing myself or say […]

When Depression Kills

When Depression Kills

One week ago today, I spent another day in bed capsized by the recurring depression I’ve shared so often here. However, this particular day will forever stand out to me. Around 6pm, my daughter came in to tell me Robin Williams, one of our all time favorite performers, was dead.  I immediately googled the details […]

Nesting With The Nester

Nesting With the Nester

I’m in a season of nesting right now. I haven’t posted in over 2 weeks and greatly enjoyed some much needed time taking care of my family and home. I’m so happy to be back today sharing a couple of recent celebrations and an awesome book I just read. My beautiful daughter just graduated from Cosmetology […]