The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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How much to teach…

Maddie and I have both been looking forward to this school year, this year we are discovering and exploring United States History. We have been excited to learn about successes, failures, successful relationships and failed relationships. We are excited to learn how different parts of the United States became founded, …

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Beating the winter blahs at the kitchen table

Note: I found this old post hidden among some of my other writings and it never got published. I thought it was a great post to add since this has been one of the longest winters I can remember. Every mommy needs more tools in her tool belt. Cornstarch is …

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What I can do with Essential Oils

I am by nature a trusting person, for the most part I am not a naive person, however, I deeply desire to give others the benefit of the doubt. I realize this is not always wise and perhaps why God gave me Mark, because Mark is very much the opposite. …

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You cannot force a cocoon or a petal to open!

You cannot force a cocoon or a flower petal to open. You can force them, but both will be destroyed and the extent of their beauty will be destroyed. This is also true of children, you cannot force them to be ready for something. As much as we would like …

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Relationship, relationship, relationship…

Yesterday, after church, Maddie was asked what she learned in Sunday school. Without missing a beat she said; ” That Jesus died on the cross again”. She didn’t realize it, but she told me a lot in that small sentence. I am thankful the Holy Spirit allowed me to read …

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Parenting isn’t about going insane, it’s about getting creative!

The last couple of weeks I am positive my hair has gotten a tinge of gray and/or a bunch has fallen out. The twins will hit the 23 month mark in a week, but they are acting more and more like 2 year old everyday. They are both strong willed and …

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