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Why I Don’t Quit

Quitting is easy. Except when it comes to quitting sugar. Impossible I tell you. I’ve tried (sort of) with little success. I’m not sorry though especially since Maddie just made homemade Blueberry Pie Bars. Quitting is easy. I’ve quit plenty of times in my life. Recently, I told you Why I Quit {and why you…

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A Dog in the House

I love dogs. I’ve always had a dog. (Except when we lived in a tiny apartment in New Orleans. ) My dogs live outside where dogs are free to run and play and sleep and poop. Dogs are happy outside. I said I’d never have a dog in the house. Never. Never ever. Then this…

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When Pie Happens

Monday morning rolls around and so begins the self-torture.  I step on the scale to confirm what my jeans already know. Too much eating plus too little activity equals too tight jeans. I turn over the worn out leaf again and vow that carbs and sugar will never pass through my lips again. Then pie…

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For When God Redecorates The Heart

I really enjoy reading blogs dedicated to DIY home décor/design. I’ve learned so much and have been inspired to make my home a beautiful haven for my family. But I’m not a DIY home décor/design blogger. I’m a faith blogger. I feel certain you don’t come here to learn how to decorate. Which leads me…

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Marriage Monday – Introduction

Happily Ever After I hope you’ve enjoyed this Marriage Monday Introduction. My desire here is to share with you how the presence and power of God has changed my life and inspire you to walk with Him every day in every way. God has been at work in our marriage since we said “I do”…

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For When You Wake Up Crying

I wake up crying. Tears streaming, heart heavy. I lie there for a moment collecting my thoughts, happy that he is already up to make the coffee. I don’t want to have to explain or talk about it. Grief is like a weird friend. She shows up uninvited and usually at the most inconvenient times….

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Breakfast Recipe: Easy, Healthy, & Delicious

My love affair with comfort food started early. I grew up in a family where a home-cooked meal was the centerpiece of every “get together” and dessert might not solve your problem but it sure would make you feel better while you worked on it. These days I’m trying to feed my family a little…

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