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On a Recipe for Western Omelet Casserole

I'm a big fan of egg bakes. I've shared versions of egg bakes before (here and here) and I just can't quit them. And really, what's to quit? Eggs, cheese, meat... bring it on. Of course when I stumbled onto this recipe in the new Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Slow-Cooker...

On (in)courage’s 5th Birthday!

Five years ago, I sat in a dingy office staring at a computer screen. I was astonished to discover other women finding community in that box, and one of the sites I visited daily was (in)courage. Their writing was always a breath of fresh air and encouragement,...

On Five Minute Friday: tell

Linking up with Five Minute Friday at it’s new home in Kate Motaung‘s place. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking - then visit other ladies who have linked up. Hop over to Kate’s to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and...

on Five Minute Friday: fill

Linking up with Five Minute Friday at it's new home in Kate Motaung‘s place. Yay, Kate! =) The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to Kate's to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were...

on Writing From and For the Heart

As I enter my seventh year of blogging (seriously. I’m like a bloggy dinosaur), I realize that I’ve learned a lot about it. I’ve learned how to write for my audience. I’ve learned how to create a pinnable graphic. I’ve learned what [I think] makes a good blog post or...

On Five Minute Friday: belong

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s {but this week we're at my friend Crystal's place!}.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF,...

on Josie girl at two (and a half) months

This lovely girl of mine is just perfection. I can't get enough of her squishy cheeks and sweet personality! She is such a content, happy, sweet baby girl. Baby J is just a gem and I adore her. Clothing size: 3-month Length: 22.5" Weight: 13.5 lbs Head: 16" Sleeping:...

on Grilled Red Potatoes {a Gooseberry Patch recipe!}

I love my wife's friends in the computer. You bring her joy, encourage her, give her space to write with a real and sometimes raw freedom, and become her friends outside the computer too. She also gets opportunities to partner with awesome organizations and companies,...

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Meet Anna

I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (3), and Clara Grace (1). Join me at the picket fence and let's talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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