Happy 4th of July


Now, I know not everyone is American but Happy 4th of July to my American visitors.  No matter how you celebrate today remember why we celebrate.  It is the day the Declaration of Independence was signed declaring us an independent nation.  And while, our nation may not always agree on everything or get along, we are still One Nation Under God.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!  Have fun with your family and friends.  We will be celebrating out and about with some fireworks and lots of good food!



4th of July Printable [Land of the Free]

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4th of July is right around the corner and it is important to remember that the 4th of July isn’t just a day of work for us.  Of course that is great and the fireworks are beautiful and we get to eat good food.  But, it is the day we celebrate our founding father’s declaring our independence as our own country, the United States of America.  In addition to that we have to remember that we are the Land of the Free because we have so many Brave people that live here as well.  I made some free printables for you to share.  Just click on the thumbnail and it will bring you to the PDF version of the Printable.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the day after tomorrow, you may have gotten busy, forgotten, or just could not think of anything to do or give.  Well, it isn’t too late!

Handprint Towel

Handprint Towel from Poofy Cheeks.  I remember doing one of these when I was little with a poem.  What a simple and cute craft for mother’s and grandmother’s!  Anything with handprints on it is a great gift idea!

Mani/Pedi in a jar from Freebie Finding Mom.  What a cute, simple and inexpensive idea!  I would probably do this if I hadn’t already mailed my mom’s present!

Handmade Recipe Tea Towel from Sometime’s Homemade.  This would also be a great idea for a grandmother!

How about a pampering kit and include these DIY Bath Salts from Shaken Together Life?  Pretty sure I would make these for myself :)

And we haven’t seen etched glass in a while but it is still there and some really cute things could be done for mother’s day with it.  How about a vase?  Or a glass?  Here is a great tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.

If you don’t want to do any of the above wonderful ideas then these simple ideas always are a good go to….

Last Minute Mother's Day Ideas


Happy Valentine’s Day


I pray that you and your  loved ones have an absolutely wonderful day.  In Matthew 22:37-40 we are told to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”   Love is about loving all people and that is what is hardest for us to do. None of us are perfect, we stumble and we fall but let us remember to love one another just as our Father loves us. It is the reason we are able to love others. If we can put love first, especially when it is hardest I bet we will see a change in all of us.

Romans 5:8 – “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”