Monday, August 22, 2016

Under the Sea Themed VBS Ideas

I am the Vacation Bible School Director at my church and have been for several years now.  I enjoy looking at all the different themes and coming up with our own variation, since my church does not usually purchase the standard curriculum.  This year our theme was Finding Jesus Under the Sea and I am happy to share some of our ideas to inspire your next birthday party or VBS.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Illustrated Faith is at Family Christian + A Giveaway!

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Do you like to Bible Journal like I do?  If so, you have to check out the new line of Illustrated Faith journaling Bible accessories at Family Christian  perfect for journaling in your bible. Family Christian is my go-to store when I need a Bible, christian book or music, or unique gift. They have over 250 retail stores across the country, so you should be able to find one near you.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Haven 2016 - My First Blogger Conference

I am officially a Haven Maven!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of the things I was up to in Atlanta.  So what is Haven, you may ask?  It is a DIY and Design conference for bloggers where you can network, meet with brands, and choose from a plethora (yes, that's a word!) of blogger education sessions.  I probably will not be able to adequately put in to words the amazing time I had, but here goes...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our Basement Renovation - More Walls and a Door

In my last update, we finished the second part of the plumbing and ran some of the electrical.  Since then, we have mainly been working on getting the rest of the walls framed out (boring stuff...I know!) At the time of the last post, we had only built the walls that were necessary for the plumbing, so we still had 1 wall in the bathroom, along with framing the two doors in the bathroom; the doorway wall in the laundry; and the closet in the hallway.  We also installed the main door to the bathroom; be sure to read on for my #1 tip on installing a pre-hung door!

Monday, August 8, 2016

One Pot Pasta Dish Featuring RAGU Homestyle Sauce

In honor of back to school, I have partnered with RAGU Homestyle to share a one pot pasta dish that will save on time and clean up, while allowing you to spend more time with your family!  Pasta is one of my weekly go-to dishes because it is easy to prepare and you can customize the flavors.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Deck Tour

Since we spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer, I post lots of pictures of my deck.  Today I am going to show you the entire space and how I decorate it for Summer.  I love bright colors and have chosen a yellow, red, and blue color scheme for my decor.

Monday, August 1, 2016

What I am Wearing - Beach Style

My family took our annual beach vacation a couple of weeks ago to Myrtle Beach, SC.  I enjoy getting away and recharging, especially at the beach!  I also get to wear several of my summer outfits that I do not get to wear on a daily basis at work.  Here is what I wore, the few times I changed out of my bikinis!

Monday, July 25, 2016

DIY Lemonade Bar

We hosted a cookout for a few friends the weekend of July 4th and I wanted to showcase my new beverage cart.  I decided to have a lemonade bar with fresh fruit as one of the drink options.

Monday, July 18, 2016

What I am Reading - The Christ-Centered Home

Lately I have been trying to read more faith based books, because I find it helps me to focus on the good in my life rather than the negative.  The Christ-Centered Home by Emily Belle Freeman shares 12 practical lessons (one for each month) to help keep Jesus in your home.  At the end of each chapter there is a discussion question for reflection and a snack recipe that the entire family can enjoy.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Bible Journaling with Washi Tape

I have been Bible Journaling for several months and have even hosted a workshop with my friend Melanie, but I am still getting comfortable with "coloring" in my Bible.  I belong to a Facebook group, Faith in HeART, where we share our artful worship and the question arose about how to use washi tape in your Bible journaling.  I am going to share some ways that I use it and how I have seen others use it.

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