Saying Yes

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I sit here and I don't exactly know what I want to say. I know my heart is raw and tender, and I want to always remember this feeling. The moment I am empty of myself, I find the most beautiful. It is these moments where I find it easier to rely on God, stop trying to do it all on my own, and surrender that I don't have control. I think it would be safe to say these last five months with our sweet foster son, my heart has largely been in this sweet, yet difficult place. Yes, it is very hard to live day in and day out with such raw, heavy emotions, but it can be beautiful. Let me explain. When we said "yes" and brought a child in crisis into our home, we were bringing brokenness, hurt, pain, lies, bad habits, etc with him. It is a very trying experience to walk day in and day out … [Continue reading...]

Letting Others In

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One of my life issues is emotionally closing up when I’m going through something hard. It is easier for me to put up walls than be real. I don’t know if it is from a heart that wants to protect itself from being vulnerable or from fear of letting others see me hurt. Letting people […]

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DIY Tractor Garland

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Do you have a little boy that loves tractors? There is a sweet boy in my life who lights up for the big John Deere’s. When his mom decided to decorate his room, she playfully pitched several concepts to him. Superheros? No. Transformers? Nope. Sports? No way. It was tractors all the way. So, she […]

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Easy Patriotic Decor

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A must-do event during summers in Georgia is the Stone Mountain Laser Show. It’s quite the cultural event down south and I’ve been going to it since I was a child. Anyone that has been a part of the Laser Show tradition knows that the grand finale is a rousing rendition of Proud To Be […]

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Albion Fit

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Summer is in full swing and we are living at the neighborhood pool. How about you? Are you hitting the pool? Getting ready for the summer beach trip? Are you a mom with young kids? If you are anything like me this is always that time of year that I stress about finding a good […]

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DIY Fabric Flower Pot

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Do you know that moment when your porch turns into a kid jungle? There are kids climbing, doing chalk, looking for bugs and shoes strung all over. In these moments, you wonder if you should use another door to join them outside? This is often my front stoop. I love it. On any given moment […]

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Be Creative

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Creativity is a complex idea. I think most people think of creativity as literally pulling out craft supplies and creating something awesome. Creativity can look different, and that is something I have been learning. I like how Wikipedia defines the word CREATIVE: “a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created (such as an idea, […]

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You are Loved

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Friends, you are loved! In this great big world, the internet can bring us together and make it so small. I have met so many beautiful souls on the web that I am blessed to now call friends. I truly believe God brings people into our lives to encourage us and lift us up. One […]

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DIY Fabric Arrows

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Do you have a mission in life? Do you have a dream that inspires you or a passion that excites you? Do you have something you go to bed dreaming about and wake up ready to talk about? The answers to these questions can be your life’s arrow. The things you want your life to […]

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An Embroidery Journal #2

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Summer is here for us. I found myself last week with a huge sense of freedom when Caleb had his last day. As a homeschool mom, my life just got simpler. I am so excited about summer. It’s been a little while since my first embroidery journal entry. I’m going to try to keep it […]

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