September

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 9 – A Home Is Built in the Heart, Not Cement

What a week we’ve had, huh? We’ve talked about sounds, nature, memories and books and how each of those can be something we are grateful for. I am loving this challenge. Are you? I hope so. I’ve seen several peeps posting their days on Facebook (thanks for using and hash-tagging #30DayGratitudeChallenge and #Justbitsandpieces). I never…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 9 – A Home Is Built in the Heart, Not Cement

2016 · Life · Life Copes · September

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 8 – Here’s A Book You Can Read Over and Over and Never Grow Tired of It

As difficult as yesterday’s challenge was to pick one memory, today’s challenge is the exact opposite, easy peasy, lemon squeezy. There is one book I am probably more grateful for than any other. One book that never gets old. One I can read over and over and always find something new, always learn something new.…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 8 – Here’s A Book You Can Read Over and Over and Never Grow Tired of It

2016 · August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 7 –

WOW! This is a tough one today. There are so many memories I’m grateful for, I don’t even know how to begin to choose. I’ve rattled through so many as I’ve pondered today’s challenge. That in and of itself is something I’m grateful for. Today’s challenge prompt has sent me back to many places, events,…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 7 –

2016 · August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 6 – Nature, Naturally

What in Nature am I most grateful for? Every part of it! I love the colors. The textures. The shapes. The smells. The Vibrance. The Life. The Death. The Rebirth. I love it all! I thought I would share with you today some of the beauty of nature I’ve captured through the heart of a…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 6 – Nature, Naturally

August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 5 – Five Heart Warming Reasons Silence Really Is Golden

WOW! What a great first four days of the gratitude challenge! If you’ve been keeping up (or even if you haven’t) so far we’ve talked about Smells we are grateful for Technology we are grateful for Colors we are grateful for and Food we are grateful for I hope you’re finding this challenge is changing…… Continue reading 30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 5 – Five Heart Warming Reasons Silence Really Is Golden

2016 · August · Life

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 1 – Smell and How the Nose Knows

Our sense of smell is so much more than what we breathe in through our noses. Smell is associated with people, events, things, and moments we’ve experienced. What Smell are you grateful for today?

2016 · August · Life · Life Copes

A Gratitude Challenge: Seeing the Little Things in Life

Sometimes it’s difficult to notice the small things in our lives that are blessings we should be grateful for. The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge can help us focus on the every day blessings instead of waiting for the big ones to come along

2016 · July · Recipes · Summer of Fun

Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

Welcome back!! The boys have arrived for our second round of summer of fun and today we’re making ice cream. I remember making ice cream with my gramma or was it with mama, either way I remember. We used one of those old fashioned ice cream makers. The one that used rock salt and then you…… Continue reading Summer of Fun – I Scream, You Scream, We’re Making No Churn Ice Cream!

2016 · July · Life · Life Copes · Summer

Summer: Where Does the Time Go- Caught in a Financial UH-OH – 4 Great Ideas to Help

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out our finances. I don’t mind telling you, sometimes things get way left or way right and we end up facing some tight times. We’ve hit a couple of really bad bumps  monstrous mountains over the last six months and our…… Continue reading Summer: Where Does the Time Go- Caught in a Financial UH-OH – 4 Great Ideas to Help

2016 · June · Life · Life Copes

What Anger Does at Sundown

When you’re holding onto anger, stop and ask yourself what the deeper feeling may be that you’re unaware of. Anger is often a surface emotion for another feeling we don’t want to acknowledge. I found this gem of a post about anger and just had to share it with you.