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o tannenbaum

It’s been three years since we’ve had our own tree. (You can read some of our story here, here, here, here and here) Because we have not been in our own home, most of our belongings were in storage and we did not have our Christmas decorations with us.  That’s a long time when you’re a kid.… Continue reading o tannenbaum

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tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

My cl boy begs for skinless, boneless chicken.  He is the most meticulous meat eater on the planet.  Not a speck of fat, a flake of char or minutest of skin will pass his inspection–or his lips for that matter.  In fact, it’s not just meat, but anything really.  His toast must be browned just… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

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christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

There are a couple of kids at our church that I babysit quite regularly and I thought it would be nice to make them something special for Christmas. The little girl is four and loves Frozen and princesses and all things girly. When I saw the mermaid tail blankets, I thought it was a perfect idea for… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

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sounds of christmas

I’m sure for most of us, we have a few favourite Christmas songs, even if some of us get a little grinchy about having to listen to them for too many weeks.  It’s hard to deny that most of the Christmas music out there just plain makes us feel good and all Christmas-y-like. When my cl… Continue reading sounds of christmas

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me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

We started a ladies’ Bible study group this fall.  Can I say how beneficial it has been to me and how grateful I am for it?  Here I thought that I was going where He lead, just helping to meet a need, instead the Lord has blessed me immeasurably…isn’t that just like Him? I prayed for direction… Continue reading me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

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gallery wall fail

So…I am finally getting around to hanging some pictures in our home. Because it’s a rental that’s been freshly painted, I decided to be thoughtful and try out 3M Command hooks to leave as few nail holes as possible. The pictures I was hanging are actually very light frames from the dollar store. The hangers… Continue reading gallery wall fail

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the big but

But,  people. Not butt. Don’t you be thinking junk in the trunk. *insert finger wag* Seriously, though… I am so guilty of limiting God.  Underestimating His love, His care, His promises. I know He can…but…will He…? :: I know He promises that he will provide for my needs…but… Sometimes I get caught up in the here… Continue reading the big but