3in30 Challenge

In order to meet my 2012 goals, (read here for those!), I’ve decided to join Megan and Ashley over at 3 in 30 Challenge! Simple concept, really and I love simple! You pick 3 things to accomplish in 30 days. Just three. See. Simple. Then they’ve invited others to blog about their success and progress!


My picks to WORK on are:

 Blog/write more frequently

Organize our home so that everything has a place

Work on loving Christs way, starting at home with my family


I can’t wait to share how I’ve been doing, so check back! 🙂



In His Hand,






I wasn’t going to…but here it is – 2012 Goals!

I wasn’t going to join the Goal club, but I in the end, couldn’t resist writing out a few of my 2012 goals.

In no particular order:

1. Blog/write more frequently

2. Be more active and become fit

3. Organize our home so that everything has a place

4. Make, follow and stick to a budget

5. Work on loving Christs way, starting at home with my family

6. Study my Bible daily

7. Make a dent in our debt

8. Making my Scentsy business pay for itself and then some

9. Keep up on Jeremiah’s scrapbook

10. Make great memories!

Some of those are frivolous, some are not. Every list should have some fun, frivolous type ‘To Dos’ on it!!!

What is on your list?!

In His Hands,


PS. I thought of a few more!

Take more photographs

Take my camera with me everywhere

Make something from my pinterest weekly!

Things I’ve learned from 2011

The things I’ve learned from 2011, could also be said to have been learned from 2010. So here goes:

God is in control

I can handle a lot more than I thought…only because God is my strength

Family and true friends are priceless

Be thankful, even in grief

Sometimes, when confronted with a mirror, I’m surprised at what/who I’ve become

Having faith is an action, not a lofty thought

Life is way too short to hold grudges

Life is also too short to not forgive our ‘enemies’

All our best plans, pale in comparison to Gods perfect ones

Learning to let go takes more faith than holding on

What are somethings you’ve learned in 2011?! I’d love to know.

In His Hands,


Sticks And Stones…

You remember that childhood rhyme, don’t you?

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

How innocent we were to believe it. Or did we? Maybe it was the desire to have words not affect us in negative ways, that lead to the rhyme being popular. But as most children and adults know, words DO hurt us. They have the power to break a persons spirit and build someone up.

I don’t know about you, but it seems like everyone nowadays, has a voice and uses it in more wide reaching ways. Texting, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Vlogging…and on the list goes.  But in all those voices and sounds coming in, we’ve lost the ability to be silent, to listen, to not be distracted.  I know I have. I have found myself longing for silence. No pings and alerts from my phone. No sounds from the multiply screens in the house. Nothing. It is beginning to seem as an assault on my senses for sounds to be coming at me in various ways and forms.

Now, please…don’t get me wrong. I listen to music, watch movies, play videos on you tube. But less and less do I desire the back ground noise.

What words do you allow into your home? Into your life? What words and sounds do you entertain in your heart? One day, I want it said of me, that I was a kind mother and wife, listened with her whole being, and gave wise advice.


Linky Wednesday

I surf the internet, a lot.

And I read up on a variety of subjects, everything from politics, to natural birth, from royal watching to you tube videos. What can I say, I’m a curious person! 😉

So, here’s what I’ve been looking at lately!


Kesi’Art – a French website for scrapping!

Birth/Baby related:

Project: Baby Labor Book – I love this idea, and am beginning to create my own!

Get Posh To Push: the basics of breastfeeding – a great post on a different way to look at BFing.

Cord Blood: Why Delayed Cord Clamping Can Benefit Your Baby – that’s pretty explanatory!


Classic Flourless Chocolate Cake – OMgosh I need to make this!

Personal stuff:

Body Wax – Making your own body wax! This I have to try!

News Story’s:

Medal of Honor Winner – This is a great story, as all the MOH winners are, of honor, duty, survival and love of those you serve with.

Netflix Prices Being Raised – I can’t say that this doesn’t surprise me. Especially as more and more people have to cut back, but want to enjoy a cheap form of entertainment. Even with the raise in cost, Netflix is still cheaper than many cable services out there.

Some interesting things out in the world, these days.

Lots of things happening. What’s happening in your area of the world?

Big, small, doesn’t matter! I’d love to know. 🙂

Also, any other links along these lines that you think I should check out,

give them a shout out! Thank you!

Surfin Along,