• 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Meal Planning

    When I tell people I meal plan for our family, they always want to know how I do it.  I shared how I meal plan in this post, read here.  Then, after I explain how I do it they have lots of questions.  So, I thought I would answer a few of the most frequently asked questions I get pertaining… [Continue Reading]

    10 Frequently Asked Questions about Meal Planning
  • Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More

    Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas!  Today, I wanted to share a fun tradition we love, advent calendars.  Every year my mom gets each of my kids an advent calendar based on their interests.  Luckily, retailers have caught on to advent calendars and there are more options than ever.  Now’s the time to pick some up and they have… [Continue Reading]

    Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More
  • 7 Steps to Create A Simple Weekly Meal Plan

    If creating a meal plan for your family makes you want to pull your hair out, you are not alone.  Meal planning can be such a chore but can make your life so much more simple if you take a few minutes and do it. There are also a lot of misconceptions about meal planning.  Like, since I meal plan… [Continue Reading]

    7 Steps to Create A Simple Weekly Meal Plan
  • Simple Purposeful Living Products

    Shop Here They are here.  They are here.  They are here.  The first Simple Purposeful Living products.  Say what? If you didn’t see that coming, either did I? How Did We Get Here? After chatting with so many of you, two main points kept surfacing.  Meal planning and spending purposeful time with God.   I have struggled with both myself… [Continue Reading]

    Simple Purposeful Living Products
  • Life Lately Volume 9

    Happy Halloween!  Today is the last day of October.  There are just two months left in 2018!  I can’t believe it.  Time is flying, I won’t lie I hope that means we are that much closer to bringing our little boy home.  Thanks for the continued prayers. October was a really FULL month.  We traveled a lot, we saw a lot… [Continue Reading]

    Life Lately Volume 9

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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Fresh Fall Front Porch Decor

Now that it’s fall I wanted to add some fun fall front porch decor to greet our visitors.  I spend a lot of time nurturing my ferns all summer long.  When fall hits, I am not ready to say good-bye so I decided to forego replacing my ferns for mums which saved some money and allowed me to enjoy my…

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Vera Ann is 7

Today, is Vera’s 7th Birthday!  It seems like yesterday she was born!  Now she is growing up and is a beautiful young lady.  She is full of life and is our social butterfly.  She meets a friend everywhere she goes and she is always smiling and creating!  She is a ray of sunshine.  She is certainly sweet and spicy spice…

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10 Fall Must-Haves

It’s fall Y’all and for some reason that makes me break-out a southern accent although I have never really lived in the south.  As an adult, fall has quickly become one of my favorite seasons of the year.  I love them all but there is something so charming, quaint and I’ll say it, COZY, about fall.  Today, I am sharing…

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