Halloween Themed Snacks

Happy Halloween! In celebration of Halloween, I wanted to share with you a fun snack idea I made for my sons' football team last season. It isn't really a "recipe" per say. But, it's a fun food idea so I think it fits for today! I like to try to have a healthy treat to… Continue reading Halloween Themed Snacks


Instant Pot Apple Sauce (Using Essential Oils)

Instant Pot Apple Sauce (Using Essential Oils) If you know me, you know I LOVE my Instant Pot! I also LOVE essential oils. So, when I found this way to combine the two, I was in heaven! Using Essential Oils internally may be something new for you. But, let me tell you, once you get… Continue reading Instant Pot Apple Sauce (Using Essential Oils)

Faith · Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis

Living in Hawaii has been such a blessing! The constant sunny days, the beautiful beaches, the turquoise water, the smells of plumeria and coconuts filling the air...what could be better, right? It might sound like a dream-and some days, it really is. However, even paradise has its downsides. Volcanos erupting, a ballistic missile warning, hurricanes, tropical storms,… Continue reading Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis


How Great Thou Art

It doesn’t matter how many times I hear this song or even who sings it...for years, God has used this as the song to speak to my heart the most. It doesn't matter what mood I'm in-happy, angry, sad, depressed, excited... It has me sobbing every single time. It puts things into perspective for me.… Continue reading How Great Thou Art


Lemon Blueberry Summer Treat

Lemon Blueberry Summer Treat Ingredients: Lemon Yogurt Graham Crackers Blueberries Instructions: Spoon some lemon yogurt into the bottom of a glass or bowl (doesn't need to be fancy. But, it can be made to look fancy if you use some cute glasses). Crumble up some graham crackers and add a little on top of the… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Summer Treat

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The Ultimate Little Mermaid Birthday Party

We just returned from a trip to Disney World. While we were there, we met my---I mean my daughters---favorite Disney Princess-Ariel! She was INCREDIBLE! My Little Ladybug told Ariel that she had been at her birthday once when she turned 3. Ariel picked right up on that and told her how she "knew she looked… Continue reading The Ultimate Little Mermaid Birthday Party

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Where Would We Be Without Teachers?

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to repost this 🙂

Adventures of a Busy Mom

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to share a quick and easy teacher gift idea with you today!

My sister is a 1st grade teacher and because of this, I have a BIG RESPECT for all teachers! Too often, their hard work goes un-noticed!

I always enjoy coming up with a creative gift to thank my kids’ teachers. However, this Teacher Appreciation Week, time was an issue so I had to  settle for simple gift cards instead. I still wanted to make it special so I decided on making a fun gift card holder to go with the gift cards.

I found these adorable little buckets and shredded paper in the party section of the store. I love how the grocery bag looking filler paired with the bucket gave it a kind of “rustic” look.

I used a chalk board paint pen to write “Thanks” on the little…

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When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Today was one of those days that I knew going into it, was going to be a "make or break" kind of day!We had a lot riding on today: We were expecting to hear if my husband was chosento advance to Master Chief. We have been house hunting and put an offer in on a… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go Your Way