Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring inside

I love signs of spring outside and I also enjoy it inside . I have a few peices that I added that let me enjoy spring inside.





I love terrainums, my mom has them everywhere in her house. They give that fresh spring/summer feeling. 



I love throw pillows. Pillow covers are the best right? I can change them out with every season, however I am digging these pillows right now though , so they are here to stay.


This table is right by my front door. It is one of my favorite spots. 


These simple tulips make me smile. It's the first flower that blooms and so many colors. 

And just because... I finally decided on my collage wall. I am sure I will trade out a few things , but overall  like it!

Do you have spring in your house?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Maple syrup muffins






 These muffins are pretty tasty and easy.
I made these with my preschool kids and they were a hit. 
I thought I would share for you and the kids to make together and of course eat together.

                 Ingredients :
            2 cups flour
            2 tsp. baking powder 
            1/2 tsp.salt
             1 egg
             1/4 cup melted butter
             1/2 cup cup milk
             1/2 cup real maple syrup
  
  Prepare oven to 400 degrees
Sift together the flour,baking powder and salt.
Beat egg until light 
Add milk, and then mix in the flour mixture.
Add maple syrup and the melted butter

Pour into a well greased muffin tins until 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown.



Enjoy with a glass of milk!


Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter


The ground began to shake 
The stoned was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome 
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated 
Forever he is glorified 
Forever he is lifted high
Forever he is lifted high
Forever he is Risen
He is alone,he is alive

Easter is a time to celebrate the empty tomb and that he has risen. He promised he would rise and he did!
As I was reflecting  about today, it came to me that I need Easter everyday. God promised to resurrect and he did. He promises to always be with me, to take care of my needs, everyday!
We had a great Easter and heard a great sermon.

How was yours ?



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gods creations + faith

I had another post planned, but it was on my heart to write this. Nothing fancy, just something we did as a family.

This week my kids are on spring break and we were lucky enough to have Ryan home with us this week.
 We have been talking a lot to the kids  about Genesis and how God made everything and we would have not earth if it was not for creation day.
Today was a Genesis day. We went to a nature center that is close to our house. 
We walked up the trails, listening to the birds whistle, the leaves blow.
As I was watching the kids walk and look around, I was thinking on how dependent they are on us and how they trust us and learn from us, so I need to 
be more dependent on God, my faith
 I want to learn from my children , who are so dependent on us.   I want to be more like Jesus, I want I live through him, just as our kids live through us.

There was one moment where a cardnial was just sitting in the woods and we just stopped and embraced the moment . How cool is that to see a bird in the midst  of nature. 
A squirrel was eating a walnut and then took it back to his nest. Again, creation . How can we thank Jesus for what he created.




I love my 3 creations that  God gave me. I want to be the parent they depend on and I want to be the child of God who  depends on Jesus for everything.


I want to see Jesus like a child see's their Parents. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Am workout vs. pm workout


Working out is a big part of my day, however finding the right time of the day can be the tricky part.  I work out in the early morning and here are my reasons.

Why Do morning workouts work for me? 

1+  I get up every morning about 4:45 and get to it. Yes, it is really early and yes, it takes a bit for me to wake up, but it's the right time that works for my husband and I.
 I work fulltime from home and my day starts 7 and ends at 4. With 3 children involved in something at night, I have no time to even think about working out. 



2+ working out in the am gives me the energy to go full force during the day.

3+ I like burning calories in the morning. Sometimes I like to sneak a little treat , so knowing I burned calories makes it easier to enjoy the bite. 

4+ after a long day of work and kids getting  home from school and dinner and activities, I have no desire to get a workout in, so knowing it is already finished is relief.

5+ my workouts are also a time of devotion for me. I pray when I work out and just endure the peacefulness and blessings around me.  I have a couple devotion apps on my phone, so I read those while working out and reflect on them.

 This is what works best for me in the season of life I am in right now .  In the years to follow it may change.

I would love to hear if you have a workout routine. 


Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY Easter surprise straws







I have so many of these cute paper straws and I never know what do with them. 
I knew that  Pinterest would give me idea. It always does right? 

These are perfect for Easter baskets. 





All you need is paper straws, I got mine from the dollar section of target for $3 a tub. Sticky washy tape in bold designs or colors. I used tins, but any container would work. 


I just put nerds and small jelly beans in them and then wrapped the tape around top and bottom.




So easy and so cute! I cannot wait to give these to the kids next weekend in their basket. 
I would love to hear what ideas you have with straws

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shop dear Nicole giveaway

I love when I see something that is unique and customed made. I am all about supporting handmade shops.
Nicky jack is the proud owner of the shop 
@shopdearnicole. 
She makes customized leather cuffs.
I adore leather cuffs and a person with a nickle allergy ,I can wear them without any breakouts.




  Nicky is giving away 1 customed cuff. 
You will love it! 
You can enter below. Good luck!
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