• Be A Homemaker, Even As A Guest

    T’is the season for homemaking. T’is the season for either having guests over or being a guest in someone else’s home. If you’ve been around here at all you might have noticed that homemaking is a thing. I’ve written a guide for Hopeful Homemaking along with posts about Homemaking and How the Gospel Changes Homemaking.

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  • Advent Christmas Book Countdown

    For some, the paper chain countdown is a great idea. Potentially a traditional advent calendar or some unique idea that works perfectly for your family.  For us, the book loving family, we’re going with a book countdown again. It’s worked wonderfully the last 2 years so we’re already excited about it this year. AFFILIATE LINKS USED. FIND

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  • Halloween 2018

    Halloween. A touchy topic in 2018. Not everyone wants to celebrate or participate. It’s easy to lock the doors and turn off the lights. It’s also easy to run with the spooky and scary stuff too. For us, we fall somewhere in the middle. But not close to the spooky stuff. Mostly because I’d like

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  • Patriotic Backyard Picnic

    Sometimes you just need to be a little extra. This weekend we had a little fun and decided to sweat for an outdoor picnic. We decided against sitting in the grass and instead sat on the patio with the fans. It was simple and easy and the kids had a blast.  The tablecloth, the plastic plates

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  • Father’s Day Gift Guide

    How is it already June? And now that it’s June that means it’s almost Father’s Day! For me that also means J’s birthday and our anniversary so I’m trying to get all the ideas for gifts. Fortunately for me, my husband is probably the easiest human on earth to buy gifts for. Maybe you’re not

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