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Love Language - blog link up
Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

Love Language : Outside The Frame

Today’s Outside The Frame : Blog Link-up topic is all about LOVE LANGUAGES and sharing about how I personally feel most loved.  This is a perfect February topic … the topic of Love!

Incase you are not familiar with the 5 love languages, they are:

Words of Affirmation – Acts of Service – Receiving Gifts – Quality Time – Physical Touch

I have read and studied the 5 love languages multiple times through pre-marital counseling, church and different small groups, but I always seem to come to the same conclusion: I struggle to classify myself into a single category.  In fact, I am a strong mixture of a few languages at all times, but my season of life often dictates which love language I ascribe to. Continue Reading

Joanna Gaines Inspired - fixer upper
Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

Joanna Gaines … Inspired – Fixer Upper

I am in love with the HGTV show Fixer Upper, and then I found out the hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, live their life rooted in their faith… so now I adore the show even more!  If you haven’t watched Fixer Upper, run to your DVR and tape it!  It is a show about a family living on a farm in Waco – Texas, who own a company that fixes up older homes with rustic farmhouse chic touches.  The show is rooted around the “fixer upper” they are working on, but it also displays their love for one another and their strong family values.  Seriously, they make me want to drop everything I am doing in Arizona, pack up my family and go live the Waco lifestyle. 🙂 Continue Reading

CELEBRATE, Faith & Encouragement, Holidays, LIFESTYLE

Today is Day 1 • Happy New Year- 2016

Today is Day 1 • January 2016 has arrived!!! I am so excited to see what this new year has in store. My goals for the year are to: continue making magical memories with my girls, spend more quality time with my amazing hubby and work on making me … a better me … spiritually, physically, mentally & emotionally!  What a blessing to wake up every morning with His mercy’s new. Continue Reading

Never Fails
Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

His Love Never Fails | Devotional

My walk with the Lord is the most important thing to me, so why does it always take the backseat when life gets busy? I find myself making excuses, instead of letting God direct my day. I have noticed that when I’m not in the word, I am not the best wife, mom, friend, sister or daughter that God has created me to be.  Knowing that about myself, I decided to make it a point to give God my quiet-time in the mornings, while the girls are sleeping. What I have noticed since doing so, is that life is so much better with God on the forefront of my mind.  I am more patient with my girls, more eager to serve others and I seem to be more productive with my time.  Through this journey I have found that the best way to dive into His word is with the assistance of a great devotional. Continue Reading

Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

Take Back Nap-Time!

I was recently encouraged to take time for… ME!  I know this might seem silly, but when you are a mom juggling all of life’s responsibilities, this is something that can easily slip through the cracks.  As moms, we care so much for our families that sometimes most times, SELF is the last thing we think about.  Yes, we did choose to be moms, and of course we love it, but it is important to remember that we can’t be great moms unless we take care of us too!

One way we can take care of us is to take back Nap-Time!

Nap-Time Continue Reading