This year – I’m all about keeping things simple. I’m writing this post almost a week past Thanksgiving and the thought of pulling out my tree totally stresses me out. I love all things Christmas – but I really want to find enjoyable, simple things that we can do as a family (i.e. don’t require more work… Read More A Simple Way To Celebrate The True Meaning Of Christmas *Giveaway*
I’ll never forget standing in my kitchen that day, the key player in this illustration of a gross lack of self control. One example of many, I listened as a stressful situation unfolded on the other end of my smart phone. Processing possible solutions and trying to diffuse the situation, I felt the intensity bubble… Read More Self Control: Saying no to the things that tempt us most.
I once wrote a blog that included the statement, “I feel things…” I went on to reflect on the fact that I’m intensely emotional…which I consider to be a GOOD thing…with some bad side effects. Do you ever feel out of control when you’re upset? Kids push you over the edge? Someone makes you so angry you… Read More Unglued
At the writing of this post, we’re T minus three days until the turkey hits the fan. (See what I did there?) Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years. I spoke with a friend on the phone this morning and our conversation pretty much summed up what the holidays do to us on the inside. We’re overwhelmed. We… Read More Finding Joy In The Busy Seasons
I like to share our meal plans on Mondays – but life has had some other plans 🙂 Here’s a little update on life with some food at the end! Because really, everything goes better with food. 🙂 PATIENT UPDATE For those of you who are wanting to know how our daughter is doing after… Read More An Update On Life, A New Project, & What’s on the Table
My Little Pony. If you know a little girl – you know they’re back! Last year, for my daughter’s sixth birthday, she insisted on a party themed around the iconic horses, and I happily obliged! Here’s what we did! [Simply Living Love uses affiliate links in blog posts. Read our full disclosure policy here.] GAME For… Read More My Little Pony Birthday Party
No one wants to talk about it, but many of us are so overwhelmed with the busyness of our schedules and the urgency of situations right on our doorsteps each day, we either forget to acknowledge the blessings in life, or it feels really hard to find something. Maybe your marriage is hard right… Read More When it’s hard to feel thankful.
I’ve heard it more times than I can count and it’s barely mid-November. Many of us are already dreading the holidays! I’m really excited about a challenge I created to help you (and me) keep our homes in order, not prefect, and our hearts at peace through the new year and beyond. I have created… Read More Stay Sane For The Holidays
I always love going to my kids’ holiday parties at school, but I totally stress about whatever part of the party I am assigned. You never know what’s going to work well or what you’ll have to change on the fly. I have used both of these games successfully! They’re simple, inexpensive and fun! GAME… Read More Christmas Party Games for Kids
Ahh! I’m taking advantage of the cooler fall weather with some comfort foods this week. I posted in this weeks menu that I was going to make beef stew. I’m actually not a huge fan of red meat, but I could eat beef stew all day…That sounds weird. Nonetheless, I was looking at… Read More The Best Beef Stew