Saturday Brunch

We have slowed our Saturdays way down.  Usually there is something on the house fix-it list, but we primarily rest and play. It’s been a refreshing change.  Today first up was  smoothies for breakfast and a family movie while I made brunch.  The boys love snuggling on the couch with their Papa and I so […]

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You Are Free: Book Review

While I cannot say You Are Free by Rebekah Lyons is one of a kind I can say that it’s message is SO MUCH more than its 231 pages. I believe this book is part of a movement. The themes of freedom, rescue, calling, confession, rest, grief, weakness, celebration, bravery… they are common themes among […]

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Nothing to Prove

  This will really be a two-part post. The review of Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen and my own personal reflections and journey with this idea of having “nothing to prove.” The truth is I totally wanted to give this book a negative review. You might wonder why… I kind of even do too… […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day: Food

So as I shared yesterday St. Patrick’s Day is a super fun holiday for our family. I love finding all kinds of big and small ways to celebrate. This was the snack we put together for Cashel to share with his preschool friends yesterday. Easy to locate foods, I even found some on sale that […]

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Irish Soda Bread: A traditional recipe

Our family is Irish and the beautiful land and people of Ireland hold a very special place in our hearts. I mean all three of our boys were named for places in Ireland! We hope to someday take them to their namesake locations and travel the gorgeous countryside as a family. Cashel was named for […]

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Coconut (Cup)cakes

This is a recipe for Coconut Cake that I have watched my Mom make many times for special occasions all through my growing up years. I don’t actually like coconut flavored things so I’ve never really even eaten this cake.  That could be totally dangerous to admit, since I’m highlighting it on my blog. However, […]

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Baby Must Haves: Round Four

As I’m entering the second trimester of pregnancy, this is the time for me to get things done since I’m not sick or huge. I’ve started thinking about how I will prepare for baby number four.  We’ve moved the big boys back into one room, which hasn’t been the case for a couple of months, […]

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Happily Homemade: A Cookbook Review

Oh my this book!  Happily Homemade by Rachel Schultz has captivated me. I cannot believe how gorgeous the photography is, how practical the recipes are, and how easy this book is to use. I think I have a new favorite. While there are new (to me) ingredients or new ways to use them, like using […]

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