3 Scriptures on Allowing God to Conquer Your Fears

Fear. Such a simple, yet powerful 4 letter word. As a little girl, I was riddled with fear. I remember I used to fret over many things: was my mom going to forget to pick me up from daycare, would we really run out of water because of the drought they were talking about on the news, might someone try to take me while we were at the store, would my parents get into a car accident on their way[Read more]

DIY entryway hook station

We have been doing some home improvement projects in our house over the past couple of months. Well, really this past year! Haha somehow it feels like our house is a never ending project, but that’s okay because that’s just how I like it. We really have been redoing the whole of the living room, so because of that our entryway area was in shambles. Previously, I had a large shelf with hooks in our entryway which I loved. But[Read more]

3 ways to cope with stress during seasons of change in your life

  With the weather changing (yes, it finally feels a little like fall in Texas) it has me reflecting on the changing seasons in our lives. We recently entered this new season of life now that we have 2 children. The transition hasn’t been easy, but it hasn’t been as hard as we expected either. And now that my dad’s surgery is over and done with, it also got me thinking of the new season that we are entering now[Read more]

DIY Halloween Teacher Appreciation Gift

Our oldest started a 2 day a week preschool program this fall, so as you can imagine we are experiencing a full round of firsts this year. It’s her first time being away from me during the day for more than a couple of hours in the care of someone other than family. Her first time eating lunch away from mama. The first time she tries to take a nap somewhere else other than home without mama there. And her[Read more]

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4 Tips For The Overwhelmed Mama

Have you ever had one of those days where you just think “Well,this day is completely done and it’s only 10am!”? I HAVE! A LOT! In fact, just last Friday I had one of those days. My husband came home and I told him “I completely failed at being a mom today.” He quietly laughed and said “I’m sure it wasn’t that bad!” But he was wrong, it was that bad. Well, at least it felt like it in the moment.[Read more]

5 Psalms That Teach You About God’s Greatness

So my post from a couple weeks ago on 3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God, did extremely well on my blog. I got great feedback from people. So I decided to do another post on other amazing scriptures you can find throughout the book of Psalms. Last week was a whirlwind of emotions. My dad went in for a procedure on his heart to see if he needed to have a stint put in. The doctor was sure that he[Read more]

Decorating With Antique and Vintage Pieces, Made Easy!

How can I put this plainly? I love antiques! I grew up with antiques in my home and my love for these items has definitely carried over into my own style as they have found their way into our home. I didn’t always know how to incorporate them into our home, it has been a learning process in which I definitely feel I’ve gotten better at over time. I grew up going to estate sales, garage sales, flea markets, trash[Read more]

3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God

  Trust. Why is it so hard for all of us? I’ll tell you why because we’ve all been hurt, we’ve all been let down. Trust is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. And trusting God is on a whole ‘nother level. It is something that I am continually studying out and reflecting on in my time with God. The number one place in my Bible that I turn to when it comes to trust is the[Read more]

What Loss Can Teach You About Life

In my first post, I shared our story of experiencing 2 miscarriages in the span of 6 months. This was the most difficult time in my life. And I often find that when I reflect on difficult times in my life, I can correlate them with periods of growth. So I wanted to do a post on the 3 most important things I learned through my grief. How to fight Boy did I have to learn how to fight during[Read more]

Confessions of A First Time Blogger

Hey there, I’m Amanda and this is my blog. Well, duh! To be honest, I really am not sure what I should be blogging about for my first time. I’ve been doing A LOT of research over the past few months on starting a blog; been getting a lot of advice from people who have been there before. But I have a confession, I still have absolutely NO idea what I am doing. Some places said not to write a[Read more]