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Fall Tree Craft for Preschoolers

Fall Tree Craft for Preschoolers

Happy Fall y’all! We have recently made a very informal start to preschool in our home since our oldest turned 4 in September. But even if you’re not homeschooling, this fall tree craft is great for anyone between the ages of 2 and 6! These fall trees are low-cost, super simple, fun, and help develop your child’s fine motor skills. STEP 1 Start your fall tree craft by tracing your child’s hand on a sheet of brown construction paper. This…

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Easy 5-Step Peanut Butter Bird Feeder for Kids

Easy 5-Step Peanut Butter Bird Feeder for Kids

Because I’m a stay-at-home mom with an energetic three-year-old, I’m always trying to find ways to entertain, distract, and occupy my child. When the cool weather hit in November, I found myself reminiscing on creative activities I enjoyed as a child. That’s when I remembered the peanut butter bird feeder. Not only am I a big fan of creating, but I’m a big fan of animals, so is my three-year-old. If you’ve never created a peanut butter bird feeder, it’s…

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Colombia Interviews

Colombia Interviews

As many of you know, Evan returned home from his mission trip in Colombia, South America earlier this month. He shared his experience in our last blog post, “Back From Colombia.” But we had the great idea to share the experiences of his other team members in a short video. Check it out!

Am I Worthy of Love?

Am I Worthy of Love?

In just a few days, my husband and I will celebrate our 5-year anniversary. Now, we may sound like “babies” to some of you, but in a world with a steadily increasing divorce rate, I consider every single year a celebration. So, today I’d like to share my side of “our love story.” Damaged Goods When Evan and I met in college, we had both just experienced break-ups which were frustrating and heart-breaking. This is probably why our relationship stayed…

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Preparing for Colombia

Preparing for Colombia

Evan is preparing to depart for Colombia, South America in just a few days! We want to thank you for your financial contributions and your prayers. We really appreciate it! You can help us by praying for the following: – Travel safety – Health for the team – God’s grace

5-Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole

5-Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole

Do you have those meals, those go-to meals, that are regularly served in your home? I think we all do. For different reasons I would imagine. One meal that is served at least once a month in our home is Tuna Noodle Casserole. When I said that you just had one of two reactions. One, “Yum! My mom made that all the time when I was a kid!” Or two, in the tactful words of my uncle, “EW. That’s what’s…

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Our Monthly Date Night

Our Monthly Date Night

Anyone make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Evan and I made just one New Year’s resolution. We resolved to commit to a monthly date night. Why? Because our marriage is on the brink of destruction and we’re contemplating divorce? No. Because we have tons of money to spend and loads of free time on our hands? No. Because we want an intentional, life-giving marriage that lasts a lifetime? YES! Allow me to define what “date night” means for us,…

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Why I Quit My Job to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Why I Quit My Job to Become a Stay-at-Home Mom

Before I share my experience, allow me to clarify something very important. This is a story, not an opinion piece. I would never try to convince anyone that they need my experience. Every person’s walk in this life is different. I could never say to another woman that she needs to quit her job to become a stay-at-home mom. Who am I? My husband and I can only try to make the best decisions for ourselves and for our family,…

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Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We only promote products we use and love. Clicking these links may create monetary compensation for us. Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day and I cannot go without it. There are so many sweet and savory combinations. You can make your morning simple and sugary or you can make it protein packed. I prefer a nice balance of both. Most people can agree that grain-based foods tend to dominate the average breakfast…

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Spring Into New Beginnings

Spring Into New Beginnings

Okay people, here’s the obligatory blog introduction. Because let’s be honest, some of you who know us are wondering, Why? First, I’ll start by saying Evan and I are teammates. We often remind each other, especially in rough seasons, “I’m on your team.” We like to do things together and we’re in agreement on most topics. Some couples need “time apart.” We feel like we don’t get enough time together! And that’s saying something considering Evan is an introvert who…

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