Top 10 Ways to Live a Balanced Life

Top 10 Ways to Live a Balanced Life

In this crazy busy world that never seems to slow down much, I think we could all use a little more balance in our lives. A way to slow down and savor the precious moments that are gone in the blink of an eye. For awhile now I’ve been working on living more intentionally and adding more balance to our lives. It’s been great – less stress, less guilt, and more joy and memories. In case you’re looking for more {Read More}

10+ Encouraging Gift Ideas

10+ Encouraging Gift Ideas

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Is there someone on your Christmas list that could use some daily encouragement in 2015? I think just about everyone fits into that category in one way or another. Here are my favorite ideas to brighten your loved ones’ 2015: A “Your Story Matters” pendant necklace An encouraging mug can be a great way to brighten someone’s day every morning with their coffee “Stronger than you Know” Pen {Read More}

A New Christmas Tradition the Kids will Love

A New Christmas Tradition the Kids will LOVE

Growing up, my mom started a Christmas tradition that my brother and I loved. Every year we looked forward to this advent tradition and I hope to pass it on to any future children of my own. Our tradition was to be given a Christmas book to read every day in December leading up to Christmas. Books were re-used every year, but we usually forgot about most of them and were surprised when we opened them. We frequented library sales {Read More}

The Guide to On-Time Christmas Preparation

The Guide to On Time Christmas Preparation

{This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.} Christmastime always seems to sneak up out of nowhere. One minute you’re picking out a pumpkin and the next it’s suddenly crunch time to figure out what you’re getting your loved ones for gifts. It’s a good thing they put up Christmas decorations up in stores so early as a reminder, otherwise I’d be running even more behind! If you’re like me and need a plan put together {Read More}

So-Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup

so easy slow cooker potato soup

Recently I shared a recipe for a slow cooker loaded potato soup that I love. But then I was introduced to another recipe that is so easy and so delicious I just had to share this one with you too! This soup is creamy, cheesy, and perfect for a chilly day. Ingredients: 1 30 oz. bag frozen hash browns 1 32 oz. box of chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup (10 oz) 1 pkg. cream cheese 3 oz. {Read More}

How to Create a Successful Daily Plan

How to Create a Successful Daily Plan

Whether you put it together the night before or first thing in the morning, a daily plan is a must-have in my book. It hardly ever goes exactly as planned, and that’s ok. But having the plan in place gives direction for my day and keeps me better focused on what needs done.   Here are some questions to start: What are your priorities? Where do they fit into your routine? What action steps to do you need to take? {Read More}

4 Awesome DIY Spa Ideas

4 Awesome DIY Spa Ideas

We could all use a little pampering now and then. It’s even easier to fit some spa time in at comfort of our own homes. Here are some simple DIY spa recipes to help you relax and recharge! DIY Orange Sugar Scrub with Printable Labels from Adventures in Coupons Bath Bombs from One Good Thing by Jillee DIY Edible Mud Mask from Essentially Eclectic Vanilla Lip Balm from Little House Living What’s your favorite way to get a little pampering?  ~ This post {Read More}

12 Verses for When You Feel Stressed

12 Verses for When You Feel Stressed

I think we have all felt stressed, worried, and anxious at one point or another. Too much of these emotions can take a burden on your health and relationships. When I start to feel this way, I try to turn to God’s Word for encouragement. Here are some of my favorite verses to remember when I’m feeling stressed out: 1 Peter 5:7 ~ “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” John 14:27 ~ “Peace I leave {Read More}