Happy Almost New Year

Today, we’re headed to see some good friends. I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and wonderful New Years Celebrations.

Give thanks with every breath

Hug those who mean something to you

Strive to make each day count in 2012

May God bless you and keep you in His hands.

In His Hands,



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!

10 Things About Me

1: I am opinionated

2: I am loyal to those I love

3: Being diplomatic doesn’t always happen

4: I’m always thankful for what I have

5: I’m addicted to coffee…and coffee creamer..and coffee…

6: I love winter and all it entails

7: I love to laugh

8: I choose to find the joy in life

9: My brain works in weird ways

10: I’m a frustrated perfectionist!

Tell me 10 things about you! This could be fun!

In His Hands,



I accept Gods plan, once again.

Once again, His plan is not my own, is far from what I envisioned and full of grace and mercy. Also, full of trials and moments of grief over lost desires.

But in those moments of trials, and changing plans…I see Him. I see His mercies on us to grant us more time to baking baby J. I see His loving kindness and care of us, to have a random stranger offer us tickets to a concert that my husband really wanted to go to. I see His grace in the eyes of the nurses who cared for me and J in the hospital.  I know His has prayer warriors out there, praying for us. I know He has a plan for J. Just as His plans for Mickey continue to be seen.

It’s amazing and slightly terrifying when you see the possible path He wants you to take. To see how your life and all your experiences can be used to help others. If you open yourself up and allow it, allow His calling to be obeyed.

He uses our testimony and our faith to help others. To give to others that hope that life doesn’t have to be so painful. It doesn’t have to be so hopeless.

Lord…I’m willing…make me able. Not my words but Yours and Yours alone, can heal and give hope and peace. Open my ears, my eyes and make my words speak Your truth and love.

In His Hands,


Linky Wednesday!


The Real Life Of A Red Head: Home-made laundry soap – This is so simple! I imagine you could add essential oils to it, or crushed lavender, etc for a slight smell. I can’t wait to make this up for myself!

Money Matters:

Christian Personal Finance – How to fight against your own worst enemy! You know we all have it, deal with it. What’s your plan? What’s your success?

Saving Without Couponing – It CAN be done people! If you’re like me, I can’t coupon to save my money. I’ve tried. But I forget them, or they expire, or it’s not food I normally eat. I’m trying to stay away from processed foods, and wouldn’t you know it? Most of the coupons out there are for processed foods! So happy to have found this site!


DeNami Products: Aren’t these flowers just beautiful?

Royal News Watch:

Pantyhose are BACK! – At least Catherine, the Duchess, is making them popular again.


NM town gets rocked by scandal – The Police Chief, Mayor, Village Trustee, and nine others are charged with conspiring to smuggle hundreds of guns to drug cartels over the border in March.

Baby Related:

Your Fluids Are Low? – Many women are induced for having their fluid levels low. Is that really true? Read on!



Hope you enjoyed the links this week! If you come across anything interesting, please share in the comments below! I’d love to see what you’ve been learning, enjoying, etc this week.