• Overcome Unlikeliness and Live Your Purpose

    I shared this message at the women’s retreat I spoke at as well as another group of women this past week.  I hope it encourages you too as you live your life simply on purpose 🙂   Unlikely.  That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about our adoption.  We were done having kids.  There have been other… [Continue Reading]

    Overcome Unlikeliness and Live Your Purpose
  • Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

    It’s fall Y’all (how many times can I get away with saying that living in Iowa?) and you know what that means, it’s crockpots and soups season.  Today, I am sharing one of our family’s favorite soups, a simple slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe.  It’s so easy, like dump and forget it easy!  It takes about 5 minutes to… [Continue Reading]

    Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • A Shared Girl Bedroom Makeover

    When we decided to adopt (read more here) we knew our girls would need to share a bedroom. I enlisted the help of local furniture company, Suite Dreams.  We had purchased our nursery furniture and Solon’s bunk beds from them in the past and loved our experience!  Lisa and Simi, the Suite Dreams designers helped us to maximize form and… [Continue Reading]

    A Shared Girl Bedroom Makeover
  • 10 Easy Dinner Recipes

    Dinnertime at our house is preceded by the busy after-school rush which means I need easy dinner recipes that the family will love or more realistically some will love and everyone will eat ;)!    There are a few tried and true recipes that I make on repeat at our house because they always get a good reception.  I thought… [Continue Reading]

    10 Easy Dinner Recipes
  • Create Simple Holiday Photo Cards Now

    **This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, all opinions are my own. Ready or not, Christmas is coming!  If your mind is already aching, you aren’t alone.   However, now is the perfect time to get started on one particular task – holiday photo cards.  Not only is the weather is perfect for capturing a cozy outdoor photo but you can… [Continue Reading]

    Create Simple Holiday Photo Cards Now

Overcome Unlikeliness and Live Your Purpose

I shared this message at the women’s retreat I spoke at as well as another group of women this past week.  I hope it encourages you too as you live your life simply on purpose 🙂   Unlikely.  That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about our adoption.  We were done having kids.  There have been other…

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Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

It’s fall Y’all (how many times can I get away with saying that living in Iowa?) and you know what that means, it’s crockpots and soups season.  Today, I am sharing one of our family’s favorite soups, a simple slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe.  It’s so easy, like dump and forget it easy!  It takes about 5 minutes to…

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A Shared Girl Bedroom Makeover

When we decided to adopt (read more here) we knew our girls would need to share a bedroom. I enlisted the help of local furniture company, Suite Dreams.  We had purchased our nursery furniture and Solon’s bunk beds from them in the past and loved our experience!  Lisa and Simi, the Suite Dreams designers helped us to maximize form and…

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10 Easy Dinner Recipes

Dinnertime at our house is preceded by the busy after-school rush which means I need easy dinner recipes that the family will love or more realistically some will love and everyone will eat ;)!    There are a few tried and true recipes that I make on repeat at our house because they always get a good reception.  I thought…

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Create Simple Holiday Photo Cards Now

**This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, all opinions are my own. Ready or not, Christmas is coming!  If your mind is already aching, you aren’t alone.   However, now is the perfect time to get started on one particular task – holiday photo cards.  Not only is the weather is perfect for capturing a cozy outdoor photo but you can…

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How Do I Make A Mom Friend?

I had prayed for a mom friend.  I’ll never forget the day I laid eyes on her.  She had a navy striped shirt on, dark wash jeans and Sperry shoes.  She had me at the navy stripe, obviously.  We were sitting by the train table watching our kids play at the library.  Since we were the only two there and the…

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A Simple and Fun Rainbow Birthday Party

Vera was hard-pressed to narrow down her birthday party theme.  She, unlike her brother, thinks about it all year long.  We had lots of contenders including unicorns, Shopkins, gymnastics and American Girl dolls.  However, Vera loves art.  She spends most of her free time creating art so we finally landed on a simple and fun rainbow art party!  I thought…

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September Favorite 10

As I ease back into life after preparing for a women’s retreat, I thought I would share with you a couple of things that I am loving lately since it’s been a hot second since I have shared Friday Favorites and I love a good recommendation myself! Next weekend Scott, Solon and I will head to Pittsburgh for a Steelers…

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Life Lately Volume 8

It’s been a hot second since I updated you all on what we have been up to lately.  Somehow, it’s the end of September and my last life lately post was in August.  We are now in full on fall mode around here and the weather matches which makes me do the happy dance, put on all the layers and…

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Tips to Create A Schedule Based on Your Priorities

“Life is chaotic.  I can’t do it all. How do I make time for the things that matter most?”  Life is too short not to do what matters most with those that matter most so today I am sharing tips to help you create a  schedule based on your priorities! We always used to go to Bishop’s Buffet with my Grandpa…

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