Slaying the Giant in My Life

2017 was my year of battle. And I faced more than one. In October, I shared a post with you about my unwanted journey for which I was now grateful. Yes, my bout with depression was indeed a journey. But I now realize it was more than that. I was on a journey through unfamiliar territory, facing a new BATTLE every few months. From discouragement to depression to anxiety to physical pain and finally to victory. Or so I thought, when I wrote about my {Read More}

An Unwanted Journey for Which I’m Now Grateful (Plus Where I’ve Been Lately!)

You may have noticed I’ve been “gone” for most of the year. I’ve been on a long journey. This is my story.   For my entire adult life, I’ve been a glass-half-full kind of gal. Being positive, optimistic and happy comes, quite honestly, naturally for me. And why wouldn’t it? I truly live a charmed life. (And I have a Facebook page that proves it, right? 😉)  Adoring, loving, handsome, fun husband and best friend. Two incredible, loving, 20-something sons who make me proud and {Read More}

30 Days of Marriage Prayers Challenge

30 Days of Marriage Prayers — Join the challenge and watch what happens! It’s so hard to believe that it’s been a year since the wedding of my youngest, Trevor, to his precious bride, Rachel. He knew almost from the moment he met her that she was the girl of his dreams, his soul mate for life. Goodness, look at his face when he caught his first glimpse of her walking down the aisle to him on his wedding day!My {Read More}

Valentines Day Inspiration & Sunday Features {63}

Welcome to Sunday Features and some Valentine’s Day Inspiration!   1 Valentine Breakfast Ideas from Crystal and Co. | 2 Free Printable Valentines from Simply Designing | 3 Valentines Day Decor from Clean and Scentsible | 4 Whiskey Champagne Cocktail by Anns Entitled Life | 5 15 Valentines Day Activities for Kids by Play Ideas | 6 How to Make Beautiful Succulent Wreaths by How to Make a Burlap Wreath For more inspiration, check out Sunday Features {62}. Thank you {Read More}

Sunday Features {44} – Inspire and Be Inspired!

Welcome to Sunday Features link party, friends. So glad you stopped by for a bit of fall (and other) inspiration!  We had so much fun looking at your creative ideas from last week’s party, Sunday Features 43!  Here are the most popular links from the week. This Fall Home Tour from Hawthorne and Main sparked some many creative ideas for me! Love the creativity in every room. And this Loaded Baked Potato Casserole from Grace and Good Eats looks SO delish!  Next up is this {Read More}

Be Your Own Best Coach

Why is it that sometimes we are our own worst enemy? Our self talk throughout the day can be so negative. Have you ever noticed that on those negative-self-talk days, it’s harder to reach your goals and celebrate your accomplishments? It doesn’t have to be that way. You can change those days… reverse them altogether! Let me explain. A few weeks ago, I began the free video series 30 Day Push by Chalene Johnson. It’s a program designed to help {Read More}