Sounds of Sunday

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The Texas Hill Country is my church this Sunday. Waking up, these are the sounds of grace. Mom, whipping up eggs in the kitchen. Expert, loving hands. Hands that look like mine but with more practice on them, making those familiar smells of eggs and bacon and beans come out of pans. Hands I hope [...]

Life’s a Beach Spring Break Crafts

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Going to the beach is a Spring Break tradition for a lot of families. My parents carted all 5 of us kids to the Texas coast every single year that I can remember. We camped on the beach, hunted for shells, went fishing, played in the sand – kid heaven. Now that I realize the [...]

The Finer Things In Life

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The Finer Things in Life…that is the name of the blog of a wonderful new virtual friend, Taslim Jaffer. Taslim has indeed helped me enjoy one of the finer things in life this evening – the gracious and totally unexpected recognition of a fellow blogger. The fact that she and I share a mega-sentimental love [...]

Cure for Insanity

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As Einstein put it, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I may not be Einstein, but I did know if I spent one more morning… …late to school looking for a lost shoe …digging out a coat from a heaping pile …searching for a homework bag from the [...]

Spring Break Bucket List

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Spring Break is next week. I have a 2, 4 and 6 year old to keep entertained for many, many hours while keeping myself sane and happy too. While margaritas and patience will help with the sanity and happiness part, a mom friend recently shared this little idea she found on Pinterest that is too [...]

In the beginning…

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I just joined a new Bible Study group. This is a first for me. I went to church for many years. Then I didn’t. Now I find myself somewhere in between. It’s safe to say though I’m almost 39 I am still a beginner in my spiritual learning. I’ve always held a deep faith and [...]

Just sayin’

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I love reading quotes. I love posting them on little post-it notes on my desk, tucking them in my journal for a time I’ll need them, waking up to a bit of inspiration. Sparked by a Facebook post by a friend, I realized, I didn’t have a quote I could call my own. That’s until [...]

Pantry Math

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Summer is fun and relaxed and awesome, but I still have at least 5 mouths to feed 3 times a day, depending on the day. My mom’s a teacher, and she always tells me to do what I can when I can, with what I have to make learning fun and easy. So, in a [...]

Design in Mind

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If you ask my husband, I forever have some home decorating or home improvement project going on. I think I got that fixer-upper gene from my dad. While pregnant with my daughter 3 years ago I challenged myself to renovate my mom’s 70′s style home – family room, kitchen, flooring, and accessories – on a [...]

Montessori Rocks!

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I am a Montessori mama. I was a Montessori kid myself. I love that the Montessori school my kids attend has some of the coolest teachers and kids and parents I’ve ever met. And, I love the spirit of community and creativity that happens when parents and teachers come together following their hearts and focused [...]