frugal wedding, ecofriendly wedding #frugalwedding #ecofriendlywedding

{This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure policy for full details} Once upon a time, a wedding was synonymous with expensive venues, caterers, decor, and entertainment. These days, a bit of creativity combined with frugal, eco-friendly wedding ideas offer as much elegance and fairytale flare as the splurge-level nuptials. It isn’t the dazzling display…

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Christmas ebook, holy and healthy

I want to learn more about the book Holy and Healthy Living exuberantly promotes the need to maintain physical wellness and to cultivate a robust spiritual life. This Christmas season, I created a gift guide that combines wholesome and holy: Holy and Healthy Living Christmas Inspiration Ebook. Two-Part Seasonal Gift Guide Part One Holy and…

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blogger recognition award

In his mellifluous voice, I can hear Winnie the Pooh gently suggest to his friend, “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”A.A. Milne’s words characterize why I started blogging.  It was time for me to move from my quiet…

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failure

  Writers often receive these dreaded things called a rejection slip for a book, a poem, or an article One of my favorite authors, Madeleine L’Engle laments that “Every rejection slip—and you could paper walls with my rejection slips—was like the rejection of me.”  I can relate.  Writers might spend hours weaving the perfect nouns…

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homeschooling

As one who enjoys a road trip, I appreciate when I am warned of potential hazards or pitfalls along the way.  I carry over that same appreciation when someone willingly offers a warning about something they’ve already experienced in life. A few years ago, I attended a writer’s conference for a much-needed injection of inspiration.…

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{This post contains affiliate links} When did you last see genuine gratitude in kids?  Was it Christmas or a birthday? For me, it was a few years ago beneath the scorching Caribbean sun when my family and I delivered gifts from an American church to a fledgling Haitian orphanage.  Our ramshackle Land Rover traveled off…

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equipping duaghters

  The blockbuster sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, which the marketing masterminds in the film industry release on pre-Valentines weekend, will once again deliver a colossal contradiction to our culture with such sublime subtlety that, if we are not vigilant, it will slither its way into our households, schools, churches, and places of employment, regardless of whether…

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