Modest Monday: Modesty and My Trip To Korea :) PART 1

If you guys remember, back in June my handsome Soldier hubby left on a jet plane to Korea for a year.  This "vacation" is compliments of the US Army.  Now, I could have went with him and this is something we considered.  However, it would have added another year to his assignment in Korea.  Also, he had started talking about retiring and we wanted to make sure we were debt free as much as possible.  We wanted to afford ourselves the opportunity to build or buy a house in a place we could Read more [...]

Free To Be Me {Review & Giveaway}

Who am I? How do I figure out what to do with my life? Does anybody really care about me? Why can't I be as pretty as her? Stasi Eldredge understands the doubts, struggles and fears you are facing. She has been there! Now Stasi invites you to walk with her as she helps you understand the lies this world tries to sell you, and believe that God sees you as beautiful and worthy—right now. With honesty and grace, Stasi will help you see the hand of God in your story and trust Him with your every Read more [...]

What Makes a Church-Ministering to Military Families

We have lived in many cities throughout the U.S. We have lived in Ohio, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Washington and soon Tennessee, since 2005. My husband has lived in more states than these, including different countries since enlisting in the Army. The point to this is we have attended numerous churches across the country and internationally. Once we receive orders for hubby's new assignment, one of the first items on our list is researching the churches in the area. It is not easy being Read more [...]

The Wounded Warrior’s Wife

I have been a military wife for quite a while now.  Clay has served this country in CONUS (Continental United States), OCONUS (Outside the Continental United States), and has deployed several times on combat tours.  As a military wife I have tried to educate myself on the Army.  I took all of the AFTB (Army Family Team Building) courses offered, including becoming an AFTB Instructor.  I also became CARE (Casualty Assistance Relief Everywhere) team qualified.  I submerged myself in reading Read more [...]

Modest Monday: Holiday Outfit Ideas!!!

I'm one of those people who is usually somewhat prepared for the holidays. I even tend to have a plan A and plan B. One year plan A was to deep fry the turkey, which only takes 20 minutes or so. Hubby decided to dry the pan by putting it on the fire to evaporate the water from it... Next thing we knew it had a big hole in it! Yep, he burnt a hole in the pan and we were expecting company to show up in 30 minutes. Plan B was then enacted with stealth and precision (okay, I was frantic for a bit, I Read more [...]

Growing Up Social {Review & Giveaway}

When I was asked to review a copy of Growing Up Social, I just knew this was a book I wanted to add to my parenting resources. Raising children today is not the same as it was back when my parents were raising me.  We didn't have electronics to add as an additional education resource.  The electronics of my day consisted of a calculator, an Atari, Commodore 64, and a 500 pound computer that took floppy disks. I grew up running outside with no fear, running up and down the hills, playing Read more [...]

What’s in The Bible “Why Do We Call It Christmas” DVD

Christmas is my family's favorite holiday.  By October, we are ready to put up the tree, decorate, watch Christmas movies, begin Advent, watch my husband struggle with the lights and everything in between!  Even though we enjoy these things, for my family, Christmas is about our Lord and Savior.  We take this time to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.  You won't find decorations that say "Happy Holidays." My kids won't find presents wrapped under the tree with a tag that says "From Read more [...]

Big Block SingSong {Review & Giveaway}

Who doesn't love toe-tapping music?  Especially if it is for kids? I was asked to review Big Block SingSong as part of Kaboom's advance launch party.  I agreed although not sure what to expect. I've never taken the opportunity to watch these videos, but since Disney Junior put these out, I thought at least my youngest would especially enjoy them. Shortly after receiving the DVD, we had to take a 5 hour road trip to Tennessee. I grabbed the DVD to allow my 3 boys to watch and give me their Read more [...]

Saving Christmas {Review & Giveaway}

  On November 14, 2014 SAVING CHRISTMAS will come out in theaters for TWO weeks only!!! Do not expect an ensemble of star-studded top Hollywood actors in this movie.  Instead, Kirk Cameron (I’m assuming) close acquaintances, friends and family to dive deep into the heart of the matter – the commercialism of Christmas.  This movie assists Christians to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season. states, “Kirk's Read more [...]

Modest Monday: Making Vests For Boys

I know Laura's Modest Monday posts usually have a lovely picture of her in some cute outfit she has put together with 2nd hand & discount items. She does such a great job. With the holiday season descending upon us, I'd like to do something a bit different and concentrate on the boys of the family. I love to sew, but I readily admit to sewing a lot more for the girls than I do for the boys. It's hard to come up with cute patterns and ideas that inspire me. Hand-me-downs and 2nd Hand stores Read more [...]