Modest Monday: Changes & Grace

Hello everyone! I apologize for the inconsistent Modest Mondays.  Clay returned from his overseas assignment and life has been incredibly busy for us.  We are settling into post-deployment mode while also navigating life in a new town. We also settled into a new church, Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, TN.  This is the church I began attending while Clay was overseas.  We went through the membership class and joined a couple weeks ago.  We are now going through the STEPS class (Standing, Read more [...]

Soldier to Civilian (Part 1) – The Decision

Hello readers of Clay's Corner.  My wife (a.k.a. The Wiffffff, a.k.a. Laura, a.k.a. The Official Blogger of the Family) asked me to share my transition story.  I'm not a guy who shares his feelings.  I'm just not a touchy-feely type of dude who is open with his innermost fears and desires.  However, the wife asked me to share and here I am. When I was first approached to write this story, I thought to myself, "Too easy.  I can sum it up in three words....Transition Is Scary."  Of course, Read more [...]

When Calls the Heart Season 2 and a Giveaway!!!!

Close your eyes and pretend you're listing to the tick-tock sounds of an old clock.  Now pretend you're trying to have some quiet time or take a nap as the tick-tock sounds echo throughout the house.  Although the sounds can be soothing, they are also agonizing when you're waiting for something special.  Imagine your childhood on Christmas Eve as you're wrought with anticipation of Christmas morning, but all you hear are the loud tick-tocks.  That is the agonizing sound I'm referring to. Read more [...]

SnowFlake’s Prairieland Adventures

I recently attended the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  You can read more about that HERE.  While I was there sifting through all the wonderful and exciting vendor booths, I met Tim Ostermeyer.  Tim is an author and a photographer.  I actually passed by his booth twice, each time I was drawn in to the books he had on display.  I knew before I left that I had to speak with him. Tim has an entire collection of books for kids.  His Fun Adventure Wildlife Read more [...]

Grace of God: Review and Giveaway

Having lost his faith many years ago, Detective Broadly is called to investigate the disappearance of a church's collection plate.  When a church-goer admits to stealing the funds, the confession resurrects Broadly's views on God. Grace of God: A Story of Easter Traditions based on the Ten Commandments. The movie begins with $30,000 stolen from a church safe that was intended to fund an outreach athletic facility for the church.  The church administration know it is in inside job.  Who Read more [...]

Star Toaster: Orphs Of the Woodlands

I must say that I am blessed with kids who love to read.  When I learned that I would be reviewing Star Toaster: Orphs of the Woodlands , I just knew that it would be a hit!  My kids love reading and they love games.  Combine Orphs of the Woodlands together and you have a recipe for success! Do you have a child that doesn't necessarily enjoy reading during their spare time?  No problem!  I believe this program would be a HUGE hit for them, too.  It is an interactive program that allows Read more [...]

Memoria Press New American Cursive {TOS Review}

One of the questions that I get a lot from Homeschool parents is about handwriting and wondering what we use. Well, we have tried different ones over the years and recently I was asked to review Memoria Press New American Cursive Penmanship Program Workbook 1! I have to say that over the years we have tried various things for handwriting but had not yet tried anything from Memoria Press. Personally, I love Memoria Press. We are currently using a few of their other resources in our homeschool Read more [...]

Modest Monday: When Your Closet Euphoria Comes Crashing Down

This modest Monday post is a little different from the norm.  I have decided to talk about my closet. :) Here's a little background story.  When I was a young girl, I looked to my grandma, aunt and my cousin for fashion advice.  My grandma always looked nice when we went anywhere in her suits and she always had on lipstick.  She used to tell me that if nothing else, a woman needed to apply her lipstick before leaving the house. :) My Aunt also always looked really nice!  She always Read more [...]

Keep it Shut {Review}

I was asked by Family Christian Bookstores to review Keep it Shut by Karen Ehman.  I was somewhat hesitant at first because the title alone left me uncomfortable.  LOL!  Keep it shut?  Me?  Is this one of those belated April fools pranks?  Those who know me know I sometimes have a "foot in mouth" problem.  As much as I was sure I needed this book, I was concerned I would want to throw it across the room. :) So why all the fuss?  What is Keep it Shut about? Karen Ehman explores how Read more [...]

Patches for Laurelai {Light up Social media with Eye Patches}

Say Hello to our friends, the Coleman's.  Jeremy (Dad) is active duty Army currently serving overseas.  Shamberly (Mom), who also guest-posted for me HERE, is a Homeschooling Stay at Home Momma of their two beautiful children.  We met when we were stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington.  Our family and their family connected right away!  Some people come into our lives and quietly fade away, but the Coleman's have come into our lives and left their footprints on our hearts. :) Shamberly Read more [...]