Friday Favorites – 4.23.15

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I'm going to be sharing some favorite links on my blog on Friday's, and linking up with Christa at Brown Sugar Toast. #1. I found this amazing Organization Board on Pinterest. I have serious plans to make this sometime soon, with a few slight variations. Do any of you have a command center board like this? If so, I'd love to hear about it and/or see pictures. This is an awesome idea! #2. Is it realistic to limit screen time to 2 hours a day for kids? Jacob shared this article with me from one of his favorite blogs. We have recently been discussing how much screen time ... [ Read More ]

Priorities: Saying “No”


Earlier, I shared my list of priorities, and I talked about not being influenced by the fear of others. I also explained why I prefer staying at home at this phase of my life, and how my husband and I have made a deliberate choice not to allow ourselves to get too busy. However, here's the problem: whether you are a stay at home wife or a working woman, some people assume you have time to do more than is realistically possible. Yes, having some extra free time to do additional volunteer and ministry opportunities is a great blessing. Being involved in church ministry is great and ... [ Read More ]

Date Ideas With a Baby

Date Ideas With a Baby

When I found out I was expecting about a year and a half ago, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to meet our little baby and I really felt as prepared as I could be. The only thing I felt I wasn't quite ready for was the loss of easy dates with my husband. I was worried that having a baby would cut way back on our quality time together since I knew that we wouldn't be able to afford getting a babysitter often. Well, I have found that we can still have lots of fun dates with a baby in tow. Obviously, it will be a little tougher down the road with more kiddos, but with one baby it's been a ... [ Read More ]

Awesome Things My Parents Did

Awesome Things My Parents Did

I have pretty awesome parents, and I wanted to share some of the awesome things they did while I was growing up. Of course, most importantly, they taught me the Bible, and raised me to know and love Christ. However, this post is focusing on some of my parent's other random areas of awesomeness. (And by the way, the order of items in this post is not significant or planned in anyway.) My dad never (Ever!) gave even the slightest indication he wished he had a son. I feel so sad when I hear dad's talk about how they wish they had a son. Believe me dads, if you are saying this, your daughters ... [ Read More ]

We’re Expecting!

Easter Egg Announcement

Jacob and I are so excited to announce we're expecting! We are thrilled that God has blessed us with this precious little life. I'm currently 13.5 weeks along. We're both very thankful that I've had an easy pregnancy so far - a few symptoms here and there, but overall I've been feeling great! Jacob is excited about being a dad, and created his own little pregnancy announcement: God's been teaching me a lot the last few months about trusting Him and not worrying! I've come to realize that during pregnancy a bazillion things exist that you can worry about if you let ... [ Read More ]

A Clean House is NOT a Sign of a Wasted Life

A Clean House is Not a Sign of a Wasted Life

I've read many great articles on Tim Challies' blog. Recently, I've seen a lot of friends sharing an article that I don't totally see eye to eye with, entitled A Clean House and a Wasted Life. (I'd encourage you to take a minute to go read it now, so that the following blog post will make more sense to you). First off, I do love Challies' definition of productivity: I love productivity. At least, I love productivity when it is properly defined—as effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God. We definitely should ... [ Read More ]