Blue, Gold, Orange, Green

Those are my colors in a personality test that I have done a few times.  It always comes out the same, no matter what mood I am in – and hasn’t changed in 10 years (from the first time I did the test.)  I guess I better believe it.   Read More…

#258

Counting… something we learn in our early years and use for the rest of our lives.  I have been counting things I am thankful for – was inspired by a book I read a few years ago called One Thousand Gifts.  I highly recommend it!  So a few years ago, as part of my 40 Project (40 things I wanted to do in honour of my 40th birthday), I started my own gratitude list.   Read More…

The Best

My life is so full.  Full of the most amazing people, family, friends, experiences, work, play, food, animals, (okay, not car.  our car is not amazing, but that is the only exception) church, schools, etc, etc, etc.  I am truly blessed.  I see my blessings on a daily basis.  I am getting in the habit of honestly counting them. (More on that in my next blog.)  I am thrilled to get to report to you after a long hiatus from blogging some of the best blessings of the last 5 months. Read More…

Life is Not Fair

I have occasionally heard my children say those 3 little words, “It’s not fair.”  I tend to give them the same answer my mom gave me.  “No one ever promised you that life would be fair.”  Recently I have decided to add a little something to my answer.  Life isn’t fair.  But my kids fall FAR on the “fair” side of things.   Read More…

Gulp.

I just looked at the date of my last blog post.  It has been 5+ weeks!!!! Gulp.  Swallow.  Gulp.  Biggest apologies to my lovely family and friends who read my updates.  Lots of GREAT stuff has been happening (hence the lack of blog writing time) and lots of super stuff is about to happen!  Read on to see!! Read More…

To Fringe or Not to Fringe

I am a lover of all things “cheap.”  Okay, not cheap, as in dollar store cheap (or in South Africa they call it “Chinese store” cheap.)  But cheap, as in recycled, reused, and re-loved!  :-)  I am in the midst of planning for a women’s retreat for our church and I was in charge of coming up with a craft for us to do.  With my favourite resource, Pinterest, I was able to find a LOT of great “cheap” ideas, but settled on making scarves from old t-shirts.  These are a few of the ones I made while practicing…. Read More…

Hobo Holidays (or Vacation Vagabonds)

Everyone dreams of going on vacation!  Holidays are such a fun part of life!  And we have been blessed to have gone on some pretty spectacular family holidays.  But living in South Africa on a bit of a tight budget has helped us learn to be creative with our holiday-making!  Today, I thought I would take you with me on a little tour of the last few holidays we have been on.   Read More…

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