“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” — C.S. Lewis Do […]


So it is finally spring and what does that mean? Spring cleaning! Yes, that time of year to freshen everything up after a long, long winter. My mom and I […]


I’ve been a DIY blogger for seven years and I always regret not taking more before photos. Will I ever learn? When you are in the midst of the before […]

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Proverbs 14:1 says, “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” I love that verse, but it is sure convicting at times! […]

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I moved to Kosovo when I was 23, then a province in the former Yugoslavia, and about two months later, I met my future husband‚ a bearded Oregonian who dreamed […]

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A Big Deal

Jan 27, 2014 by

2014 got off to a less than stellar start for our family. We got the flu. We had big plans for diving in head first to our New Year’s Resolutions […]

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As we are on the cusp of everyone rolling out their grand plans and words of the year (my favorite!) and goals and schemes of To Do and Not To […]

simple meaningful traditions for kids

As a mom of three (my youngest is 13), I think it is so important to have special little traditions with your family. But instead of starting a bunch of […]