Encouragement · Financial Advice · In Life · Motivation · Organizing

The 7-Day No _________ Challenge

I have a problem…I love TV. I love crime shows…you name the crime show, I probably have watched it or watch it regularly. I used to watch just about all of them on CBS but decided I had to cut back. Even after cutting back, I still had Netflix shows I watched & my regular… Continue reading The 7-Day No _________ Challenge

On the Bookshelf · The Encouragement Corner

A Growing List of My All-Time Favorite Books

I love books. I love to read even though I don’t get to do it as often as I would like. Over the years, I have read some books that I believe go down in history as my all-time favorite books. They’re all entertaining, but the pattern I see, for most of my favorites, at… Continue reading A Growing List of My All-Time Favorite Books

Encouragement · Gratitude · In Life · In the Bible · Religion · Thoughtful Thursday

Don’t Be So Busy You Miss the Jewels of Life

  Sometimes I feel like my life is insane & crazy busy. I work a full time job, help my husband with his business, run my own small business, write a blog, take care of our home, & all sorts of other little things. It’s really easy in all of that to start to live… Continue reading Don’t Be So Busy You Miss the Jewels of Life

Encouragement · Gratitude · In Life · In the Bible · Religion

Life is Beautiful, & Yet…

​“For we know that the whole creation groans & labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” – Romans 8:22 & 23 Yesterday, as I drove to… Continue reading Life is Beautiful, & Yet…

In the Kitchen · Recipes

Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Chowder

As much as some of us are absolutely done with Winter and are longing for Spring…we still have a ways to go. With that being said, make the best of the cold weather with this delicious, thick, satisfying chowder. Just imagine yourself curled up on the couch with a steaming mug of hot chocolate &… Continue reading Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Chowder

Encouragement · Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In the Bible

What God Gave Me for My 27th Birthday…

I don’t know about ya’ll, but this past week has felt super hectic. Between being snowed inside by one of our lovely NC “snow”/*butreallyonlyice* storms for 3 days, enjoying my birthday, then heading back to work, I feel like I’ve just been goinggoingoingoingoing….hence, my delayed post today. Even still, this week was a week of… Continue reading What God Gave Me for My 27th Birthday…