On Warm Memories & Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Growing up, on special days my mom would pull a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls from the fridge and bake them, filling the house with the scent of sweet cinnamon and dough. She made them on every first day of school, Easter and Christmas mornings. That smell instantly brings me back to those days, when the biggest fight my siblings and I would have was over who would get the roll from the middle of the pan =) I love the idea of my babies associating warm, cozy, comfort treats with special Continue Reading

On Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites: a Gooseberry Patch giveaway

We put up our tree this weekend. I know. I'm not sorry. I'm happy and so is my little boy =) We've decided to embrace the season a little early. We're traveling for Thanksgiving and then there isn't even a month until Christmas, so we're all in! Now, anyone have tips on how to get him to leave the ornaments alone? =) Just in time, there's a new cookbook on my shelf, and of course I want to share it with you! Full of warm, easy to toss together, comforting meals and sides, appetizers and Continue Reading

On Early Black Friday Markdowns from DaySpring!

Affiliate links used in this post. If you choose to shop through my links, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting my family and this site! Ooh, do I have a treat for you! Today, DaySpring is kicking off three weeks of stellar deals. I love being able to bring them to you, because being able to share Truth and light around our home has become something very important to our family, and DaySpring makes it simple. And affordable, with these deals. There are eight Continue Reading

Saturday Newsflash! vol. 1

*some affiliate links used I don't think I've ever done this before, sending out a little newsflash like this! But a few things came across my screen today that are only good through the weekend, and I wanted to get them in your hands before they expired! So here's a quick Saturday Newsflash! 1. To celebrate the last 40 days before Christmas, DaySpring is offering 40% off any single item on their entire site with code 40DAYS! This is a perfect time to nab a bigger ticket item that you've Continue Reading

On Practicing True Hospitality


A couple weeks ago at a conference, one of the keynote speakers was addressing true hospitality when she said something that literally took my breath away. "True hospitality," she said, "is when your guests leave your home feeling better about themselves, not feeling better about you." Those words left her mouth and punched me right in the stomach. So often - nearly every time I entertain - I am a hot mess before the guests arrive. I whirl around the house, scrubbing and cleaning and Continue Reading

On Monday Morning Updates + Weekend Photos

He finally said 'yes' when we offered a chance to feed baby Josie, and then we melted into puddles of parental love goo.

1. It snowed!! I can't wait until Sam comes home from school this afternoon - there *may* be a new Frozen snow shovel waiting for him when he gets home =) 2. Did I tell you about his 'school'? It is awesome. I found two local churches that offer a mom's morning out programs, so he goes to 'school' Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30-2pm. They use a Bible-based curriculum, he learns songs, plays with other kids, and has teachers that adore him. And it's crazy affordable. SUCH a blessing to this Continue Reading