Well, I must confess, I came to Nebraska for Christmas with a hidden agenda: to see how I respond to cold weather again. My husband retires from the Navy in a few years and we are talking more seriously about where we want to settle down for our "forever home." We both LOVE the idea of… Continue reading From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather
As I sit down to write today, I must admit, I'm a bit frazzled. We are preparing for a flight back to the mainland and it's left me quite moody (just ask the kids!) It's not that I'm worried about the traveling itself. I'm not even worried about traveling alone with the kids. I'm far… Continue reading OCD…An Idol?
Wellness Wednesday Do you use essential oils? I'll tell you what! My Little Ladybug was complaining about ear pain today and I didn't have anything to help her. I felt awful. Apparently, the other day when we grabbed replacement children's medicines, I grabbed 2 "cold and coughs" instead of a pain reliever. I decided it… Continue reading Magic Oils: My 1st Experience with Essential Oils
Tasty Tuesday Okay. So, this is less of a recipe but a food experiment I tried and I'm excited how well it worked out. So, I wanted to share it with you! My best friend PCS's (military move) last week and she was gracious enough to give me her pantry items since the movers wouldn't… Continue reading How to Cook Hamburger Helper in the Instant Pot
Make it Monday Recently, I wrote about taming it down this year with the Christmas expectations. You can read about it here if you missed it: I Found My Holiday Spirit…and You Can Too! I also shared how we do Kindness Elves rather than the Elf on the Shelf. Our elves bring us fun ideas to… Continue reading DIY Magical Elf Snow
Family Friday One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at Christmas lights. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by them! I remember my dad grabbing the ladder and crawling on the roof to put up lights and how proud it made… Continue reading Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity
Wellness Wednesday Being wonderstruck.... Wonderstruck can be defined as experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder. This past Sunday, my pastor John Burgess gave a great sermon about being wonderstruck. It's left me thinking all week about things in life that no-longer leave me feeling "wonderstruck." The things I once found jaw-dropping and yet… Continue reading Finding That Wonderstruck Feeling Through Serving Others
Tasty Tuesday Almond Milk Hot Cocoa If you are like my family, we have been enjoying hot cocoa almost every night since the calendar changed to December! Some nights we do instant hot cocoa. But, on special nights, we make Almond Milk Hot Cocoa! *Makes 4 servings* Ingredients: 4 cups of almond milk 4 tbs… Continue reading Almond Milk Hot Cocoa
Spend more time PLAYING and less time FIGHTING WITH THE CLOTHES!
The memories are made in those moments when we slow down to just enjoy the moment. When we are too busy trying to perfect things, we lose sight of what it's all about.