Category: Fall

  • With the cooler, cozier (is that even a word?) weather here it makes me want to grab a blanket, a hot cup of tea and curl up with a good book. I enjoy reading. I find it is a way to learn and increase my knowledge and understanding of things. Sometimes it’s an escape, other times its

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  • With the fall weather already happening it is perfect time to get out my fall decor and to start shopping for a few new pieces to add to my decor this year. Pumpkins, dark rich colours, neutral wood textures are sorta of what we think of when it comes to fall decorating.  Autumn is also a

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  • Wow what a weekend! I think I am finally catching my breath after a fun filled, busy weekend. As I type this post my thoughts about Blog Podium are still all over the place but I want to try and get some of them out in a sort of recap form. I went to Blog Podium not really knowing what to

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  • Even though we are still a few days away from fall officially it seems like fall might just be here. Literally overnight we went from warm temps that had us in shorts and tees to long pants and sweaters. I will admit I am a summer girl at heart but I gladly am welcoming the change in

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  • After a busy first week of September I am already exhausted and wondering how we are going to make it through the rest of the busy fall and don’t even want to think about how busy November and December are already looking. (although Christmas is my favourite time of year and November

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  • With fall in the air, (ok so its been blistering hot this week around here but fall IS coming) my mind has been on finding some new fall recipes to try.  I enjoy simple (remember I am not a great cook) recipes that require minimal work but deliver a mouthful of delicious tastes. Crockpot

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  • Well did you survive the first day of school? Any of you mamas sending your little one for the first time? How did you manage? It’s hard to believe we are into fall but I do love the change of seasons. One of the things I love about living where I do is we get to experience all 4

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  • Growing up as a white girl in an all white family I know what privilege is. I knew racism still existed but sadly I never allowed it to really impact me or become educated on it - I never chose to speak out on it even though I thought it was wrong. Than I adopted 3 sweet mixed babies and through my involvement with foster care I quickly realized I can’t sit silently I need to do more. Not only for my babies but for every single person of color. It breaks my heart, the fact that black people are treated much less thought of less than white. The labels and stereotypes I hear people talk about make me sick to my stomach. To think my babies birth parents could be any less valueable, important and deserve less love than someone with white skin - it just wrong! Yes the black deserve to be celebrated and honoured for their cultural differences and they are just as equally important, valuable, worthy of love as any white person! To all those of the black community I am sorry! I really have no other words than I’m sorry and I promise to do better and to raise my kids to know that no matter someone’s skin color we all deserve to be loved and shown kindness always! #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter
  • Life has felt heavy these past couple weeks - so much pain, brokenness, death, people hurting and for this emotional girl who feels all the things it’s been too much so I’ve been just leaning into Jesus and soaking up all the love and snuggles with my fam jam! I’m so thankful that Jesus feels all the feels right with us and that we have a hope that is far greater than the pain of this world! *don’t be jealous of my paw patrol ice pack that my daughter let me borrow*
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To ALL moms out there I pray that today you feel loved, valued and celebrated! Motherhood is the hardest yet greatest journey and I don’t take my little people for granted! To those of you who find today extremely difficult I see you, I feel you - I truly do and I pray an extra measure of grace and love be poured on you today! #happymothersday
  • As someone who suffers in pain daily thanks to an auto immune disease I am no stranger to pain- from physical pain to the emotional pain of infertility and failed adoption,  loss of loved ones and broken relationships pain has always been apart of my life and I’m sure it has been for you too. We live in a society that associates pain as a negative thing as something we should fear but I’ve been trying to shift my perspective lately and thinking about the fact that pain is a privilege. Pain can be used for good in our lives if we allow it to be. What happens when we view pain as a privilege? I believe if we allow ourselves to profit from the pain we will no longer suffer in waste but we will develop self growth and discover the purpose to our pain. #justmytwocents #thursdaythoughts
  • A lot of things have changed since last Easter but the reason we celebrate hasn’t!  I’m so thankful that Jesus turns #gravesintogardens #heisrisen
  • Gratitude is a powerful thing... I was thinking of those who lived through the holocaust today and I was instantly so thankful that we get to chose to stay home and be safe that we can still go in our car for drives for a change of scenery that even though we are living in quarantine away from people we are not in hiding we aren’t scared for our lives and we are healthy!! #covid19 #gratitudeattitude

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