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Police Appreciation Bags + Free Printable

In light of the recent events in this country, I know many people are looking for ways to show appreciation to our police officers, constables, and sheriffs.  With some inspiration from another blog post, a friend and I teamed up to make goody bags for our local officers. We chose items with patrolling officers in mind, since they are in … Continue reading Police Appreciation Bags + Free Printable

The Bible from Cover to Cover – Part 2

Last week, I wrote about how I struggled for years to carve a quiet time for devotional / Bible reading and prayer.  I think I've finally figured out a formula that works for me, and I've been going strong with daily quiet time for two months now.  Last week's post went over how to choose … Continue reading The Bible from Cover to Cover – Part 2

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The Bible from Cover to Cover – Part 1

During an Advent study a few months ago, I was so convicted.  I've been using the busy-ness of my days, my small children, and my interrupted nights as excuses to not carve out a daily quiet time.  Over the past few years, I'd make attempts to have a quiet time during the kids' nap time, … Continue reading The Bible from Cover to Cover – Part 1

Practical Marriage Tips

I've been married for 6 years and counting, and I feel like even when we've been married for 66 years, there will still be many things we could do better to strengthen our marriage.  Marriage is such a journey, and I just try to soak up (and implement!) the wisdom of those who have been on … Continue reading Practical Marriage Tips

A Healthier Coffee Creamer

My name is Meredith, and I'm addicted to coffee creamer.  There.  I said it. I LOVE those sweet & creamy Coffeemate and International Delight creamers, and I was buying them 32 ounces at a time.  When pumpkin spice creamer went on clearance after Christmas a couple of years ago, this was an actual photo of … Continue reading A Healthier Coffee Creamer

Less is More…Again!

Last month, I de-cluttered the built-in shelves in my living room.  I love the more simple look and am so happy I put in the effort!  Read more about it here. This month, I tackled the built-in shelves in our upstairs game room.  I think built-ins can be a blessing and a curse.  The cabinets … Continue reading Less is More…Again!

Love and Logic Cheat Sheet

My husband and I just finished a six-week "Parenting with Love and Logic" course.  I really loved the content and want to use it consistently in our home. For those of you who haven't taken the course or read the book, it empowers parents to set limits for their children without having to yell, lecture, or threaten. … Continue reading Love and Logic Cheat Sheet

DIY Large Bulletin Board

A couple of years ago, I created a large bulletin board to hang in the hallway off my kitchen.  It replaced a small bulletin board that just wasn't cutting it.  I LOVE this board because of the quantity of children's artwork it can display along with birthday invitations, thank you notes, etc.  It was pretty easy … Continue reading DIY Large Bulletin Board

Fun Valentine Cards without Candy

I remember loving Valentine's Day as a child.  It's funny how a small thing like Valentine's Day cards can be so exciting to kids.  I still remember the year in elementary school when I was sick and missed school on Valentine's Day.  That was torture when I was 8 years old! For my children's Valentine's Day cards … Continue reading Fun Valentine Cards without Candy

Children’s Artwork

Every parent loves the drawings, paintings, and crafts that their child makes, but it can quickly become overwhelming.  Between preschool and other activities, I probably accumulate 5-10 pieces of art per child per week.  That adds up quickly after a few months, not to mention years!  If you're feeling overwhelmed like me, here are some ideas for … Continue reading Children’s Artwork

Less is More

I was recently inspired after seeing a friend's beautifully - and simply - arranged living room built-ins to take a hard look at my own built-ins.  I haven't rearranged them too much since moving into our house five years ago.  Maybe that should have been a sign in and of itself that they needed a refresh! … Continue reading Less is More