DIY Liquid Soap – Pinterest Inspired Project {P.I.P.}


Welcome to a new feature I like to call PIP {or Pinterest Inspired Project}.  We all love finding helpful hints, techniques, creative ideas on Pinterest, but sometimes don’t you wonder if they really work? I love it when someone shares their personal experience…which makes me a little braver about trying something new.  The picture below is linked to my inspiration.  I am interested in this not Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 21 :: Fun Just Gets Better


You’re never too old to have fun with your family…or to discover a new way of having fun together! Try googling family fun and see the images that come up.  For the most part you will see pictures of young families, with elementary-to-middle-school age children smiling, laughing, having fun together.  I think that’s a little sad. As children get holder I think the moments of hilarious frivolity Continue Reading

A Movie to Inspire Faith and Courage


"SOUL SURFER is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt, with Carrie Underwood Continue Reading

Last Night’s Light Show


Thunderstorms.  It’s Kansas.  We’ve got ‘em.  Yesterday was kind of a crazy day for early April.  I think the temps approached 90 (F), pollen counts were sky high, and the wind b-l-e-w!  Conditions were pretty good for firing up some thunderstorms.  We got about 10 drops of rain in our neighborhood, but we had the opportunity to later witness what got going to our east.   My Continue Reading

Now This is Crazy Beautiful!!

What?  You don’t agree? {sorry, small lo-res picture & I don’t remember where I got it} I have something called my “Personal Calling Statement”.  It’s seven years old now…but is still holding quite true for me {it came out of a church refocusing program}.  One of the things you do in the personal aspect of the program is to pray about, discover and define your core values Continue Reading