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It’s okay to not cry.

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Life throws a lot of curve balls and often times we endure many hard things. I’ve heard the phrase it’s okay to cry. Let your feelings out. Being emotional is okay.   BUT what if you don’t cry when you’re going through hard things. That’s also OKAY.  God has been so faithful in my life. He has proven himself gracious and loving. Going through a miscarriage is by far one of the hardest things I have dealt with. During both…

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MY adoption story.

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I have been wanting to share my adoption story for quite some time now. I believe everyone has a story to tell and that circumstances can make or break someone. We all face trials. We all suffer pain. We all experience joy. We all get hurt. We all have a story to tell. Here is mine.   I was born September 28, 1984. I had a ton of dark hair.  Teri gave birth to me and then gave me to Jan…

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The BEST TOYS for Preschoolers!

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A huge thank you to Tender Leaf Toys for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you shop from my blog, I may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. I believe that all children should have an adequate amount of time to just PLAY throughout their day. The students at the school where I teach at get 45 minutes to play outside! Playing with others, toys, and your imagination is…

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It’s time to head back to school!

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I am so excited to head back to school tomorrow! This is my 7th year teaching and I absolutely love this calling!!!! I am extremely blessed to teach at such a fabulous school!     We partner with parents to train students by way of Scripture and the classical liberal arts! Our students are trained to be discerning, articulate followers of Jesus Christ; AND our students are trained to be leaders who are equipped to honor and defend truth, goodness and beauty.…

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Ainsley’s 3rd Birthday| A Fairy Garden Party!

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My little girl is three years old now! She is so sweet but can be so mischievous! She IS a red head! I had been planning this birthday party for maybe 4-5 months when I knew I wanted it to involve floral crown and bright colors! With those 2 things in mind I went to the next thing she loved. She loves fairies and Tinkerbell!   We ALWAYS would have bounce houses for parties we held at our house. I…

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What’s your WHY?!

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There is always that question of why you do something. Why do you work? Why do you go to church? Why do you stay up late? Why do you love Jesus? Why do you blog? Why do you love being a mother? There are a million WHYS. What is your answer to them all? See we all were put on this Earth for a purpose. We all have purpose. We all do what we love. Being a disciple, wife, mom,…

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Creating memories with Tiny Prints

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Thank you so much Tiny Prints for sponsoring this post. My opinions are 100% my own. Birthday parties can be so fun to plan or they can be stressful! One way to make the planning of your party run smoother is to first find a company that sells beautiful invitations like Tiny Prints ! I have worked with them on numerous occasions and every single time I have felt extremely satisfied with the quality and ease of purchasing my invitations! You literally have SO…

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Summer to Fall transition fashion

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This post contains affiliate links. If you shop from my blog, I may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. I am all about finding great deals and spending less while buying more ( if that’s makes sense)! I always head to the sale rack when I go shopping in a department store. I usually head to the kids section though before looking for myself. The deals on this outfit are amazing! I got this adorable head to toe outfit…

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Back to School with Burt’s Bees Baby!

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Thank you so much Burt’s Bees Baby for sponsoring this post and for these gorgeous items! It’s that time of the year! It’s time for my kids to head back to school! There are so many things on my to-do list to get done! School clothes shopping is probably my favorite! I am so excited to partner with Burt’s Bees Baby and share with you their brand new Kids Fall Collection! Organic kids clothing is super important to me. The quality and…

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Dear Teacher/Mother.

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Dear teacher, Your summer is officially over. You work tirelessly on perfecting your classroom. You laminate everything. You organize your bookshelves by color coordinating everything. You do a little back to school shopping and buy yourself some new clothes. You also purchase some school supplies for your classroom. You are almost ready for that first day of school!  You set your classroom up for Back to School night where you will greet your students with a big smile and store…

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