Friday Favorites – Muffins, Kids, & Reading

  1. To Die for Blueberry Muffins For my first book club meeting this week, I decided to make some muffins. A few weeks ago, I tried some healthy muffins, that um . . . tasted way too healthy. So I just made some unhealthy ones this time. :) They were delicious! 2. Moist Chocolate Muffins Who doesn't like a chocolatey chocolate chip muffin? Mmmm. These were yummy! 3. When We Have Kids Ha! This was funny. :) 4. How to Read When You Don't Have Time This was a great post by Brown Sugar Toast on how to read more! I LOVE reading, but often it gets bumped down my priority ... [ Read More ]

Starting a Book Club

starting a book club

I'm planning to officially start a book club in January 2016. Here's some of my thoughts and plans behind it! :) Why Start a Book Club? 1. Meet new people (And get to know people I already know even better) If you've been following my blog, you know I've recently moved to a new area and have been looking for good ideas to find new friends. A book club is a great way to meet new friends, and get to know your existing friends even better. 2. I love to read Reading is awesome. But . . . sometimes it's hard to find time to do it! I thought having a book club would be a good motivator to ... [ Read More ]

Friday Favorites: Income, Catechisms, Cinnamon Rolls, & Command Centers

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I'm linking up today with Brown Sugar Toast and Revisionary Life. Be sure to check out their pages for more weekend links! 1. How We Live on One Income If you missed it earlier this week, I shared how we live on one income. Thanks to Money Saving Mom and Penny Pinchin' Mom sharing my article, it quickly became the #2 article of all time on my blog! I didn't intend this article to be controversial, but I got lots of negative feedback. People said I had a boring life. Or that I was out of touch with reality. Or that living on one income could never work with kids. Oh boy. ... [ Read More ]

How We Live on One Income

one income

I'm a stay at home wife (soon to be mom!), and I'm very thankful for that privilege. Many people comment about how they would love to stay home, but simply can't afford it. However, I feel that for the majority of women, staying at home is possible, but it does require some life style choices. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, so if you want to live on one income, you've got to make cuts somewhere else. Maybe that means selling your home and moving into a smaller one. Maybe that means cutting expenses in a lot of little areas. The exact places you choose to cut costs may be ... [ Read More ]

Avoid Gossip

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. We all struggle with our speech! And sadly, this can really impact our friendships. 1. Pray Pray for God to give you the ability to control your tongue! 2. Think before you speak! I've seen this image floating around Pinterest a lot lately: How true! What great questions to ask ourselves before we speak. 3. Keep Your Word It's so easy for a friend to ask you to keep something confidential, but then to turn around and tell ... [ Read More ]

Friendships with Younger People

I'm so thankful for the example of older, godly women in my life. Some of them aren't "old" people, necessarily - maybe just 10 years ahead of me or so. In high school, I had a single Sunday School teacher who really invested in all the girls. She had us over to our house, took us on day trips, and had a lot of fun with us! Even though she was my teacher, I also considered her a friend. We had fun together, but I especially appreciated her advice and perspective on things since she had a little more life experience. Since high school, I've been blessed to have several other similar ... [ Read More ]