Using an App for Prayer Requests

PrayerMate App Prayer Request

Recently, I got my first smartphone, and I love it! (Yes, I know, I was way behind the times!) I also recently read this article by Tim Challies (take a minute to read it!) on the app PrayerMate. I loved the idea of keeping my prayer requests organized in an app, but I wasn't sure how it would work. Here's a brief video that explains the app: I've been using it for a few weeks now, and I want to say I highly recommend it! Here are my thoughts on the app: Pros 1) It's easy to use! It didn't take long to get my prayer requests set up, ... [ Read More ]

Non-Toy Gift Ideas

Non Toy Christmas Gift Ideas

I know I'm not a parent, but I've been around children a lot, and I know that some of them have SO many toys. When I give gifts to families with children, I like to think outside of the box and give something that isn't a toy. Kids will enjoy something different, and parents will appreciate having a less cluttered home. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Financial Savings Bonds - My grandma gave me one of these for a birthday when I was about 8, and I always thought it was really cool. 529 College Savings Plan - Great idea for a child or grandchild - open an account and make ... [ Read More ]

We’re Moving!

Yep, this is the current situation of my "living room."

Wow, it's been way too long since my last post! I've been busy substitute teaching lately, and getting ready to move. Yep . . . we're moving! We're only moving about 40 minutes away from where we currently live, but our new apartment will be almost 3 times bigger! My husband has been living in our current apartment for over two years, and I joined him when we got married last November. Living in a 400 square foot apartment has been an adventure, but it's honestly not been as bad as I'd expected. However, I'm super excited to move into a bigger place! We'll have TWO bedrooms, TWO ... [ Read More ]

Mexican Stuffed Peppers


This easy recipe is great because it makes a lot!  Usually I use half the filling and then freeze the rest for another quick meal in the future. In most stuffed pepper recipes you remove the core and seeds from the top and stuff them that way, but I have made it much easier by just chopping them in half.  A little tip for when you're at the store, buy peppers with four bumps/knobs on the bottom instead of three.  They are much more even and stable that way when stuffed.  If you are doing this for a dinner party and want appetizers instead, buy a bag of the mini sweet peppers, and stuff them ... [ Read More ]

To the Non-Dramatic Moms, Thank You

My cousin Julie and her four kids. An excellent example of a mom who makes mothering look easy!

I am not a mom yet, but I hope that I will be at some point, if the Lord allows. Many of my Facebook friends are having babies, and my news feed is full of adorable babies and baby-related content. I love seeing all the cute little babies! However, I've noticed many moms posting gloom and doom statuses about how hard motherhood really is. When they talk to me in person,  they always make sure to fill me in on how hard it will be once I decide to have a baby. "These years are SO TOUGH." "Up with the baby All. Night Long. #nevergetsleepanymore" "Labor was the worst and hardest ... [ Read More ]

Walmart’s Savings Catcher

savings catcher

A few months ago, I wrote about how I love Walmart price matching.  It's a great way to save money, and I frequently ad match items! However, I will admit I've often encountered frustration while ad matching, mainly because the cashiers are not aware of the policies, and have to call a manager over. It can often be time consuming, and I feel bad for holding up the line while the cashier tries to figure it out! If you've experienced similar frustrations and have given up on ad matching, I have some good news! Walmart just released the Savings Catcher that will do all the tedious work for ... [ Read More ]