CROCHET PATTERN: Wine Bottle Hat & Scarf Cozy

Merry Christmas! This wine bottle hat and scarf is no longer free, but you can grab it in my ETSY shop for just 1.49! Click here to go to Etsy for an instant download of the pattern. You can whip up this easy project in about 30-45 minutes using whichever colors you like. If you want to stick with one color, just ignore where it tells you to switch. It's that simple! I designed this pattern with a small slit so the scarf will stay on. A lot of the patterns I've found don't have that and it's impossible to keep it from falling off. Make this real quick for co-workers, family, friends, or a hostess gift. Of course, this doesn't have to go on a wine bottle. Put it on bath products, sparkling cider, beer bottles or anything else that comes in a bottle!   Click below to download the PDF.       … [Read More...]

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Easy Christmas Treats You Can Make Today!

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“Cake-in-a-Cup” for Inexpensive Christmas Gifts

Many parents struggle with Christmas gifts for teachers, coaches, friends, etc. As a former teacher, I can tell you that you will never go wrong with … [Read More...]

7 Recipes to Help You Embrace the Fall Season

I love autumn. It's one of my favorite seasons, but it always sneaks up on me. One day, I'm enjoying the mountain sunshine and eating lunch outside on … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Maple Pie with Fresh Pumpkin

Every year, my husband starts to ask for this as soon as the pie pumpkins come to the produce stand, so I adapted their recipe to include fresh … [Read More...]

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Keep Christ in Christmas: Don’t Protest, Do Make a Statement

I have been hearing the last few years about the “War on Christmas,” retailers replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays,” atheists insisting to have signs placed beside public Christian holiday displays, the banning of traditional Christmas Carols in schools, etc. I don’t usually even read email chain forwards, but I received one today that I […]

Devotion: How is Carving a Pumpkin Like Being a Christian?

I used to be completely against acknowledging anything about Halloween. When I learned the true origins based in Paganism, I was convinced that by joining in any of the traditions, I would be condoning paganism, and opening myself to demonic activity. (I do feel that, at this time in my life, I gave way too […]

Overweight? Pastor Perry Noble Can Tell You’re a Sinner

Dear Perry Noble, You think you’re being “progressive” and “tolerant,” but you’re really just being ignorant and judgmental. Noble’s most recent blog post sought to clarify a statement he had made in a previous post. I think he made things worse. The world would change in an unbelievable way if the church would attack the […]

What’s The First Step Toward Foster Care Adoption?

A  few years ago, our family had the opportunity to take in a young boy who had suffered abuse and neglect. He stayed with us for about five months. Since it was a crisis situation, there was no question but that we would open our home. My husband and I have always tried to respond […]

Shaming Women in the Name of Modesty

My heart is very heavy tonight, and has been for some time, when I ponder how women are often seen in evangelical Christianity today. Not just by men, but by other women as well. And I wonder what Jesus would say if he walked into one of our churches on a Sunday morning, or a […]

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A Halloween Party to Scream For

Having a daughter who was born in October is fun. We’ve done a variety of activities for her birthday party, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple-themed parties and more.  This year my youngest, Little Pea,  wanted a Halloween themed birthday party. I’ve always steered her away from that because we try not to embrace […]

Cheap and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Do you need cheap and easy holiday decorating ideas? These projects will take you 15 minutes or less and look great! This post contains affiliate links so you can just order the stuff today on Amazon! I love decorating with grapevine wreaths that can be hung on the wall or door, or used in various […]

Maleficent: Should Kids Watch The Movie?

When the making of the movie Maleficent was first announced, I expected the usual mildly entertaining, slightly darker, live-action retelling of a classic fairy tale, ala Mirror Mirror,  101 Dalmatians, Hook,  Enchanted, or Snow White and the Huntsman. My husband and I watched in the theater on opening night, and what we saw was so much […]

Kids’ Craft: Turn a Toilet Paper Roll into a Pumpkin

This is a really easy, quick pumpkin craft that even the youngest kids can make! With simple craft supplies and about 10 minutes, you can do this! This family fun project idea is great for Toddlers, kids in Preschool, or Elementary!  You can make this to celebrate Halloween, Fall Holidays, Birthday Parties, School Crafts and […]

The Words that Describe Her Dreams

My middle child, now eleven years old, has always daydreamed. Looking in the rearview mirror in the car, I’d see her staring out the window. Her eyes would be fixed, but engaged and filled with emotion. She literally didn’t have the words. She would schedule times in the day for dreaming and I could tell […]