Gluten Free Leprechaun Ice Cream Sandwiches

Needing a quick and easy, gluten free treat for St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further.

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Cinnamon Vanilla Valentine Pancakes

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Tuesday this year (and with an otherwise pretty full calendar this week), we didn’t plan anything big. But it’s sometimes the little things that make the best memories, right?

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10 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Feeling a bit low after the holidays is something very familiar in our household. It’s freezing cold outside, sickness is usually running rampant (in both our family and our friends’ families), and it sometimes feels like there’s nothing fun to do or look forward to.

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Happy 2017!

Another year, another new start.

Our family’s plans for the weekend involve a second Christmas celebration and church on Sunday with extended family,  lots of laughter and delicious food, and relaxing at home later with our furry friends.

I’m very much looking forward to the year ahead. Fresh starts always seem like a good idea. I can’t wait to see what it brings and what amazing things God will do.

Happy New Year!


Divergent Inspired New Years Resolution: FREE Printable

Having recently finished her book Four, Veronica Roth sent me straight back into the wonderful and extremely addictive Divergent fandom. I couldn’t be happier! 😀 If you’ve never read the series or seen the movies, or just aren’t interested, feel free to tune out now! I’m an obsessed a shameless fan and probably always will be.

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Merry Christmas!

Well, it is officially winter and Christmas is only four days away!!

Our holiday plans include lots of family, lots of great food and coffee, and lots of laughter and love.

I just wanted to wish anyone who stumbles across my blog a safe and Merry Christmas. May your holidays be blessed and bright.


Library Dramatic Play: A Wintry Invitation

So it’s 20 degrees with a windchill of who-knows-let’s-not-go-outside-to-find-out where we live! So with lots of indoor play ahead, I put together this little invitation to play for my library-loving daughter to enjoy.

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Ten Beautiful Holiday Libraries

Is there nothing more cozy and cheery than a warm, bright library at Christmastime?

The Biltmore House photo below inspired this entire post, which is purely eye-candy for book lovers at Christmastime!

If you’re snowed in, grab a warm cup of tea and take comfort in these cozy, Christmas-ready libraries.

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Chaos and Light

I admit, this holiday season has felt pretty chaotic, and it’s been difficult for me to find time to simply sit and dwell on God’s Word. Time seems to fly right out the door with this arctic tundra wind.

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Spiced Vanilla Latté Simmer Scent

Although baking is fairly high on my priority list during Christmastime, there are some days that we just can’t fit it in. Sadly, we don’t have a Starbucks nearby either, for an emergency coffee-scented atmosphere. Thankfully though, that doesn’t mean my house can’t smell like a coffee house or a freshly baked holiday dessert, though!

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