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Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review
Book Reviews, Faith & Encouragement

Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review

When you hear the name Tim Tebow do you think of a two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and first round NFL draft pick? Or do you think of a hard working man who is living his life daily for the Lord with a charismatic and outspoken faith?

Tim Tebow. Some know him as a Florida Gator Heisman Trophy Winner and 2-time National Champion. Others recognize the name thanks to the 2011 “#tebowing” craze, where one takes a knee in a praying position and posts it online.  Still others recognize him as an outspoken Christian with questionable athletic abilities, and more recently some recognize him as an aspiring baseball professional.  Personally, I’ve always seen Tebow as an athlete who likes competing, but loves the Lord. Given his athletic talents, he has been given an incredible platform in the public eye and uses it to glorify God with every step and through every season of his life.

Shaken by Tim Tebow | Book Review



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Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot
Family, Fashion, LIFESTYLE

Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot

Motherhood isn’t easy! …So why go it alone?

Arizona Mommy Blogger Photo Shoot

Finding mom friends that are in the same stage of life (i.e.. running around after littles), is the best way to get through this crazy season of life. Having mama friends that you can talk to about all of your real life day-to-day moments is not only important, but it is vital to your mama sanity! For that reason I am so thankful to have met some amazing local AZ mama bloggers to do life with. Continue Reading

Two much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday Payton!
CELEBRATE, Family, Holidays, LIFESTYLE

TWO Much Fun – Happy Birthday Payton

When I look back on these last two years with Payton, the one word that comes to mind is… FUN!  Two years ago today my quirky, smiley, and independent baby girl joined our family, and made me a mom for the second time, and Praise God, life has never been the same!

Two much fun! Happy 2nd Birthday Payton!

I didn’t know what to expect when I found out we were having our second daughter. I naively thought that she would be just like her older sister. Boy was I wrong, Payton Reese is quite literally the complete opposite of her Big Sis!  God has quite a sense of humor and I’m sure He has loved watching me grow and nurture my sweet little mini-me. And mini-me she is!… Payton reminds me so much of me as a child, and sometimes that can be scary, but it has given us an extra special bond from day one!

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In Due Time Devotional - Book Review
Book Reviews, Faith & Encouragement

In Due Time Devotional | Book Review

We are all waiting on something! 

Have you ever had a time in your life where you needed to trust in God and His timing, but it just seemed too hard?  Have you ever tried to make something work on your timing, not His, and it just didn’t work?  Have you ever been so defeated that you were ready to give up?  I have!  When you are going through trials and struggles it can be hard to remember to put your trust in God, but that is all we can do.  Trust in Him and His timing, His will and His way.

In Due Time Devotional - Book Review

My strong, encouraging and beautiful friend has been so vulnerable and has opened up her heart in the most honest and inspiring devotional.  In Due Time is a 60-day devotional where Caroline Harries shares her own story, her losses and longings as well as shares the truth from God’s word to declare that God is good in the midst of waiting.  No matter what you are going through, this devotional shows you that daily steadfast time in the Word will give you hope and encouragement in these times of troubles.

I love how each daily devotional seemed to find me right where I was, and was the perfect inspiration I needed each day.  God truly meets us in our waiting!

In Due Time Devotional - Book Review



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In Due Time Devotional - Book Review

If you know someone in your life that is going through a time of waiting, this is the perfect gift to bless them with.  BONUS – it comes in cute packaging!

Want to learn more about Caroline’s story visit her WEBSITE & follow her daily journey on INSTAGRAM!

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I love what Caroline wrote in my book, “Jenna, Remain steadfast! God is in the waiting!”  Thank you Caroline for writing this devotional and for opening up and touching so many with your story.

Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

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#JustSTART | STARTplanner
Family, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

#JustSTART | STARTplanner

It is always smart to plan ahead and with this STARTplanner I am about to start 2017 off right. 

I am so grateful for my 2016, it was filled with many wonderful blessings. 💜 I love that every December I get to spend quiet time looking back at my year in review and begin goal setting for the new year ahead. I am so excited for the special things coming in 2017 and I can’t wait to fill up this beautiful STARTplanner, it is going to be the perfect way to stay organized in the busy season ahead.

#JustSTART | STARTplanner

If you are a planner-lover like me, or just enjoy staying organized… This is the planner you need in your life!  Goals are rarely achieved without proper planning, organizing and preparing yourself for success. Continue Reading

Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight
Faith & Encouragement, Fashion, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

Do Good & Be Kind | Small Shop Spotlight : Good In Store

Do Good & Be Kind | Good In Store - Small Shop Spotlight

Every once in a while a small shop shines brighter than the rest, not only for their great items, but also for what they stand for.  Our world can always use an extra dose of kindness and good, and for that reason, I am a huge fan of this do-good shop, Good In Store.  Good In Store is owned by MJ Kocovski, a graphic designer, social media specialist, former teacher, wife and mom of 3 and an overall passionate person. Continue Reading

Baby Registry - The Baby Cubby
Family, LIFESTYLE, Mommy Break Features

Baby REGISTRY Must Haves | Featuring The Baby Cubby

As a mom of two little ones, I have been around the block when it comes to baby gear! I remember being pregnant for the first time trying to figure out which baby items I actually needed and which ones were not essential.  Baby stores these days are flooded with options on everything from pacifiers and bottles to car seats and strollers.  Often times, too many options leave new moms-to-be paralyzed wondering what to purchase and what to pass on.  Looking back, it would have been nice had I been given a “must have purchase guide” for new moms-to-be.  Instead I was on my own and registered for random items and hoped that they would be helpful with our new baby!  In hindsight, I made good decisions on many items, but failed miserably on others.  Time to help out any mom-to-be’s that are in this situation… Here is the official “Baby Registry Must Have Purchase Guide” for Momma’s to be… share this up, let’s help those in need! Continue Reading

Book Review - Hope Unfolding
Faith & Encouragement, LIFESTYLE

Hope Unfolding | Book Review

Do you ever want to escape reality and get lost in a good book? A book that makes you smile, makes you laugh, makes you cry and in the end makes you want to be a better version of you? Or a book that reminds you that you are special, you are doing great things and that you are making a difference? If you answered YES to all of these questions, I have the perfect book for you!

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My Kids Are Weird Sometimes... & I'm Finally OK With It.
LIFESTYLE

My Kids Are Weird Sometimes… & I’m Finally OK With It.

Do your kids have any odd, weird, unusual, peculiar behaviors or characteristics that make you scratch your head in frustration at times? Maybe it’s just my kids, but maybe not.  My girls definitely have a few strange quirks that make them… them.  I used to look at some of these little things that they do as weird or even bad, and I often wondered what I needed to do differently to break that particular behavior or habit.   But… over the years and now having a second child, I accept these quirks, recognizing that they’re likely to be here for a short time only and will be a distant memory sometime too soon!  As moms we have so much on our shoulders, ALL THE TIME, so I’ll share some of the weirdness that are my kids, and encourage you to worry less about yours, and to embrace their quirks as well! Let’s face it, life is too short to not love ALL of your kids’ personalities, even the strange stuff.  This youngster stage is short so let’s keep having fun with them, and stop worrying and overanalyzing their every move!


Here are a few of my kids silly quirks…

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Devil's Bridge Hike
Family, LIFESTYLE, Travel

Go Take A Hike | Devil’s Bridge – Sedona, Arizona

If you haven’t visited Sedona, Arizona … YOU MUST!  As a Phoenician (aka – born and raised Phoenix, Arizona), I love exploring my fabulous state.  Hands down,  Sedona is one of my favorite cities… by a long shot!  As a little girl, we vacationed in Sedona every summer to beat the Phoenix heat, so I have countless memories and happy moments forever engrained in my mind.  Sedona was also the city in which my husband proposed to me, along the majestic Oak Creek to be exact.  And now it is one of our favorite places to take our girls for a weekend getaway.  Sedona is only about a 2 hour drive from our city life in Phoenix, so it makes for the perfect getaway location.  The weather, the stunning beauty (famous for the red rocks) and the “small town” feel are just too fabulous not to visit.

On our last holiday weekend adventure, my husband and I decided it was time to take our 4 year old and 1 year old daughters on their first hike in the red rocks.  We loaded up the girls in our fabulous backpack carriers, and off we went!

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