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 […]

Relax and Refill

Relax and Refill

We are of no use to anyone if we don’t take time to relax and refill. Being a giving, loving mother, wife, daughter, … is impossible without giving to and loving ourselves. I know as a Christian we are taught to put others first. I understand. However, if I don’t take time out to recharge, […]

Being A Mom Is Tough

Being A Mom Is Tough!

Being a mom is the most stressful, incredible, emptying, and rewarding job in the world. The paradox of motherhood keeps me in a state of madness on most days. I made huge mistakes when my daughter was young and I was still trapped in addiction. After so many years of sobriety and being a mom, this […]

On Writing: A Blog Hop

On Writing: A Blog Hop

Over the past year, I have been so blessed to meet some wonderful people in the blogging world. I never imagined when I started what a loving community awaited me.  My sweet friend, Mary, came into my life through Proverbs 31 online Bible studies. She recently invited me to join in a Blog Hop where we answer […]