Fighting anxiety with thankfulness


I don’t really know how to describe the past 24 hours. It has been a whirlwind as the unexpected was dropped in our laps. We don’t go on extravagant vacations, but we do make the most of our trips that have been related to work travel, short weekend stays, and occasionally a trip in an RV. Joshua had a short…

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Finding rest in the crazy seasons of life


I now have a two year old and an almost two month old. You could say life is a little…. crazy.  OK, Its a lot crazy.  I saw a post on facebook the other day that said, “I don’t have ducks. Or a row. I have squirrels, and they’re at a rave.” That pretty much describes my household.  I am…

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Millionaire Pie


I have been on a bit of a blogging break. Yes, shocker, I know.  Hey, life happens and the first part of this pregnancy was a bit difficult.  Yup, if you didn’t know it I am having another baby girl!  We are so excited about this new addition to our family! I was convinced I was having a boy, but…

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Lularoe Leggings Review


The first time I saw LulaRoe leggings for sale I thought, there is no way I would spend $25 on a pair of leggings. They are just legging right?  Well, I got to thinking about how many different types of leggings/jeggings I currently have.  To name a few, I have a black pair of dressy pant/leggings, a white pair of…

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Buying our first rental


My husband suggested that we should purchase rental properties as our retirement plan.  I support this idea, but as with any type of planning, it takes a few personal sacrifices to make this happen, but we are doing our best to plan for the future.  It is hard to know exactly how to get started. There are so many points to…

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Pumpkin Roll


One of my favorite holiday dishes is my Mom’s pumpkin roll.  I look forward to always getting a slice at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t eat any other pumpkin dishes, but this one is amazing.  This year I will not be at her house for Thanksgiving, so she helped me make a pumpkin roll to take with us.  We made…

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Momma’s Elk Chili


I am so excited that the temperature has finally started dropping in Texas!  That means it is chili and Frito pie time! I think I could live off of Frito pie! And making chili is therapeutic for me. I have been making chili since college. I started out with a recipe called The Chili that Saved Christmas from Pigtails and…

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Paul’s writings to children and parents in Ephesians


My church recently went through the book of Ephesians. (You can listen to the teachings here).  I have been reading through the book again.  This morning I started Ephesians 6.  I meant to read the whole chapter, but stayed in the first 4 verses.  My toddler is 14 months old.  I drink up any biblical direction on parenting. Parenting can be…

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Be Thankful, Be Generous


It is the time of year where we are supposed to reflect about all that we are thankful for.  It is easy to think about what we don’t have.  My family has been asking for Christmas lists and we have been thinking about all that we want.  But we do this as the risk of missing what amazing blessings we have…

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Don’t Fail, Learn


I said when I started this blog that I would write about my successes and my failures. Well, here you go.  I feel like a bread making failure.  I currently have a loaf of bread hard as a rock stuck in my bread pan, and just had to throw out my sourdough starter that I have been babying for two…

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